Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Never Land

I have always loved Peter Pan because I was lucky to have received a gift as a child a 1952 edition of the Golden Press Peter Pan book with wonderful illustrations by the Walt Disney Studio (adapted by John Hench and Al Dempster). The book is falling apart and I've searched in vain for another copy exactly like it - the newer editions are not the same!

Credits: Background is scanned from the book. Text is quoted from the book.
Map and compass from stock.xchng
Ribbon by Rhonna Farrer
Overlay by KPertiet

18 comments:

  1. I have to say that flight is my idea of the most perfect incredible journeym and your enchanting collage beautifully captures a mood of freedom and fantasy

    ReplyDelete
  2. Love the thought of flight on the journey! Nice work.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Delightful whimsy. It makes me think of the few "flying dreams" I've had. What a wondrous feeling! Thank you for sharing the story of your treasured book as well!

    ReplyDelete
  4. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  5. I checked Amazon, and they have some used editions of the Golden Book Peter Pan illustrated by Hench and Dempster. I hope this is what you're looking for!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Another incredible journey. Love your Peter Pan art!

    ReplyDelete
  7. This is very impressive.
    Stunning work!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've always wanted to have Tink sprinkle some enchanted dust on me . . . . Thank you for sharing your beloved book! Beautiful work! Hugs, Terri xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  9. Flying is the ultimate incredible journey don't you think ....... love your Peter Pan.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Brilliant peice, Diane, love the magical b/g you created!
    (hope this works, having problems leaving comments on your blog!)

    ReplyDelete
  11. This brought back happy memories for me. I had quite a collection of the older style Little Golden Books which were far superior, artwise, to those my children had. Your Peter Pan incredible journey is wonderful. Who hasn't had dreams of flying an incredible journey? Great work.

    ReplyDelete
  12. I love this magical piece and how you fit it in to the incredible journey theme! ~Lori

    ReplyDelete
  13. Cute and whimsical-hope you can get a copy on Amazon or Alibris

    ReplyDelete
  14. Oooo Ooooo My favorite! And how special to come from such a treasure!

    ReplyDelete