What to you get when you intertwine vintage globes with illustrations from beloved children stories? Beautiful new worlds, both imagined and real, as inspired by Bay Area artist Wendy Gold.

The process starts with hunts through local thrift shops, flea markets and garage sales, where Gold digs deep to find well-loved globes with character in need of a new life. Next, she hand-cuts the themed artwork, then decoupages and finishes the spherical canvas.

With that amount of planning and detail, no two globes are exactly alike, which make each creation a treasure to own (or give).

With themes like “Where the Wild Things Are”, “Oh The Places You’ll Go” Butterflies, Superheroes and Monsters, these inspirations are an ideal fit for a lucky child’s nursery, bedroom or playroom. Your world awaits, little one!

Tip: Each globe takes six to eight weeks to create. Gold also accepts custom commissions.

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