Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Peter Pan & Capital Nook!
My new "set-up" for my Peter Pan stuff.
As you may have read in a previous post, I'd a major snafu when the shelf I'd designated to hold it all collapsed just as I finished. Needless to say I had to find another spot for it. Shortly after, my Labyrinth poster fell down. Hmmm, thought I. No other such mishaps occurred so I took it as a sign. I moved the Peter Pan pile to that spot. And you know what? I'm much happier with this configuration. It creates a little nook. I wouldn't have been able to achieve such an aesthetic if I'd put the posters up on a single wall. I like the whole effect.
And yes, I am aware that's Pips from Fern Gully and has nothing to do with Barrie's universe. Except, well, he is a fairy - a 'rare' male fairy to boot - and rather cool one if I remember correctly. Always liked him. That's him flying up there by the top two posters, too!
I had a scare-turned-miracle putting it up. The figure of Peter Pan (as seen in Fox's Peter Pan & the Pirates) lost his cape. It frustrated me, for I'd been so diligent during the whole move. I even made sure that I had it after the shelf crashed. So I hunted. Throughout crates of paper file folders, under the refrigerator - the whole bloomin' area. Finally I accepted the fact that I'd have to make one and hoped that any of the fabric scraps I had available would fit the bill. Then, when I went to get something else, there, conspicuously and tauntingly, in the middle of the space around where I'd been searching like a fiend... the cape. Well, thank goodness.
The three books to the left of mine are the, in my current opinion, three best sources for the published Barrie universe - the Dover Publications edition of Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens, the script/play and The Annotated Peter Pan (The Centennial Edition) - I like having them readily accessible.
If anyone has any questions about the stuff on display, I'll be happy to answer them.
In the meantime, keep that window open... ;)