Horn Elementary was originally built in the late 60's, and the unique layout is reminiscent of a terminal with different wings, with the hexagon-shaped library being the hub. Lots of meetings occur in this space, naturally. As students go through the library in between their classes, there is always the hustle and bustle of being in transit.
With that in mind, we wanted to create a welcoming sense of space in the hub, with a playful, uplifting touch. Designed and painted lettering and illustrations, and added some floating cloud-shaped signage to spice it up a bit.
After doing a several of these, I think the best part is talking to the kids while I am working. I am constantly encouraged by these young minds, so curious and fascinated, they have the sparkles in their eyes. I was given advice from several and compliments by many. One little lady told me that she loves watching me paint because I am graceful. What!!? It melted my heart a couple of times.
I feel so honored to be able to touch these minds in some little way. The future is looking bright, I'd say.
Cheers to that!