This weekend, as well as finishing up the book ends for the teens, I created a castle for the kids' section of the library. I was asked to design something for the end of an unattractive shelving unit and immediately thought of creating a castle out of coroplast. Originally I was going to add storybook characters but in the end decided to create a bunch of windows that I could change out characters whenever we'd like. So, for now I made sure to add The Paper Bag Princess (a family favorite) along with popular characters like Curious George, Olivia, Peter Rabbit and The Cat in the Hat. And, of course, Anna and Elsa who are so similar to my own daughters. Hmmmm....I may have to add Olaf, too.
I though it might be fun to create different themes depending on the season and what's happening in the library. There is just something special about a castle...dreams and fairy tales and secrets...and fun. Any opportunity to add colour and whimsy makes me so very happy. As soon as I put it up I was surrounded by little people...I love seeing the little ones when they become so excited.
AIRdirondack Art Project