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Saturday, March 26, 2011

A Place for Kids

Astoria, Oregon ~ March 23, 2011

Inside the Astoria Co-op food store there is a corner to welcome kids. I'm sure the playthings and mat attract some ages. I especially love looking at the painting, which I think is by local artist Sally Lackaff. If anyone knows for sure, please comment! Sally Lackaff and Roger McKay have worked together on detailed paintings and murals around town, so this could be a joint effort. I did not see a signature, but it could have been there somewhere.


The painting contains wonderful details such as this friendly-looking raccoon and the heron, which can be seen in the upper right of the photo. The ship is wonderfully reminiscent of the adventure novels I loved as a pre-teen, although the painting actually represents our local area, its wildlife and its history. 

This blog is sponsored by Tapir and Friends Animal Store.

10 comments:

Sailor said...

Beautiful!

Clytie said...

I was so caught up in the sailing ship and contemplative young child that I didn't even notice the raccoon and heron in the painting!!! I'm so glad you pointed them out.

As you say, it is a wonderful place for kids (and us big kids too)!

Woody said...

What a cool place and a beautiful painting.

EG Wow said...

A kids' corner created around an imaginative mural. I bet kids love playing there.

Nori said...

good pictures for kid's imagination!

Lee Spangler said...

great photos of the mural. Those artists have contributed so much all over town.

Pagan Sphinx said...

Nice spot with good art for kids. Our coop's kid space is either no longer there, or moved somewhere out of sight. Since I no longer have little ones, I hardly notice. One thing I do know is that there wasn't kid-friendly but nice art there.

Thanks for your visit.

Francisca said...

I like that this painting is for kids yet not "childish"...

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Wonderful idea for the kiddos and lovely paintings. A nice addition to Astoria!

art pound said...

It is indeed a Sally Lackaff, all by herself, piece. Thanks!

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