Positioned along the Siuslaw River is an old one-story building that once served as a school but now serves its community for various organizational uses. One use is a two room lending library of which one room is dedicated as a children's library.
Recently the children's library received quite a treat -- walls filled with smiling animals, all of original design, painted by a local artist named Marcy.
Above is a close-up of the first photo above. All these photos and more provide an animated gleeful feeling when you walk into the room -- even for adults like me.
These photos are sections that I took of the walls in the children's library. Notice how she paints some the dog's bodies around the corner of the room.
All four walls in the room have animal characters painted by Marcy. Here is one that has two sweet flying squirrels flying off the top of the room's door molding.
These bright and happy birds are painted in such a way that they look like they are perched on the molding which is located toward the top of the room. Notice how she achieved this look by painting their feet like they are perching on the molding.
This is a lively and oh so powerful painting of these bounding leopards. Of course with smiles.
"And look at me hanging upside down," this cockatoo would be saying if he could talk.
Dogs smiling at all the fun the surrounding animals are having.
Above shows how she ran together room corners of her paintings.
A huge smiling turtle with her children.
Fortunate are the children that have all this original art surrounding them in their library.