February 11, 2011

Hearts and Shadows, Peter Pan

Valentines and fairy tales, Who is the Most Romantic of them All?

   Wendy and Peter are my favorite fairy tale couple. What makes the Neverland pair so special?  flying children and lost boys?  Part of the intrigue for me was that shadow, not as exciting as flying but oh so much more mysterious. Does Peter's shadow only escape in our world or does it slip away from him in Neverland as well?

I couldn't understand why Wendy didn't want to stay in Neverland (of course I could never understand why the Princess would kiss the frog either..wouldn't you rather have a talking frog?) Now that I'm older I can see how Peter wanting her to be the lost boys mother, well isn't the most romantic thing.  But she gains her fame by telling stories, which is pretty fantastic.
But that "thimble" kiss, pixie dust flights over London  and perhaps even the letting each other go have won my heart!
(drawing 2011 Peter and Wendy)

Who is your Favorite Fairy Tale couple? Which prince would you choose to ride up on a white horse this Valentines day?


Anonymous said...

Lovely pencil work! delicate and dreamy. I've always been fond of the Peter Pan tale as well.

Meadow Muffin Gardens said...

Beauty and the Beast is a favorite. To strive to recognize what lies within.

Cat (darklingwoods) said...

Thank you Wee Spookeez!

Oh yes Meadow! Beauty and the Beast is a romance with a true heart!

Jeanne said...

Lovely! Wendy has such a sweet face!

I have to agree - Beauty and the Beast is my Fav as well.

mermaiden said...

oh, i do so love the Pan tale! I saw the Broadway rendition when i was a kid and then for my b-day last year my family took me to see it in SF in the 360 round theatre- Spectacular!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

What a beautiful illustration! Can I cheat and say that I love all fairy tales? It's so hard to pinpoint just one. Beauty and the Beast is a fave, as is Cinderella, too. The list goes on! Happy Valentine's Day! Theresa

Anonymous said...

oooh, that's a hard one. I love both Peter & Wendy and Beauty & the Beast.
I totally agree about the errant shadow and the thimble-kiss - they totally captivated me as a child and the magic lives on. Peter Pan and Wendy it is, I think.