Linda Nelson Stocks is one of the world's most renowned and beloved folk art painters, famous for scenes of family and community life, bucolic traditions, and quaint villages. Her rich, beautiful illustrations grace the pages of Sleigh Bells Ring
, a wistful look at the magic of Christmas.
Christmas and winter scenes are the trademark of folk artist Linda Nelson Stocks. Her colorful paintings capture the nostalgic warmth and beauty of special holiday moments such as caroling in the village, celebrating with friends and family, playing in the snow, and riding in horse-drawn sleighs. Children fashion snowmen and dream of Santa Claus on Christmas Eve. Gorgeous, snow-covered villages come alive in richly detailed tableaus. These charming scenes are interwoven with classic and heartfelt holiday sayings to capture the true meaning of Christmas:
Christmas waves a magic wand over this world, and behold, everything is softer and more beautiful." --Norman Vincent Peale
The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree: the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other." --Burton Hills
Our hearts grow tender with childhood memories and love of kindred, and we are better throughout the year for having, in spirit, become a child again at Christmastime." --Laura Ingalls Wilder
This charming keepsake is sure to become a perennial favorite with art lovers and Christmas lovers alike.