Robin Hood is coming to life at the Wayne County Public Library, at the coaxing of artist Miriah Quales.


Robin Hood is coming to life at the Wayne County Public Library, at the coaxing of artist Miriah Quales.
A Honesdale High School senior, Quales is volunteering her time to complete the Disney cartoon character, something she figures will take about 10 hours. Having free-handed the fox onto the wall, she’s now busy blending the colors.
Quales says she chose Robin Hood, figuring he would appeal to all and add excitement to the children’s library room, since there are so many imaginative stories kids can read there.
Children’s librarian Tracy Schwarz calls the painting “extra special” since it’s on eye level with the children who use the room. “As kids wander in, they say, ‘Oh Mom, come and see,’” Schwarz says. “She just looked at the book and it wasn’t long before it was up there on the wall.”
Honesdale High School Art teacher, Mrs. Patty Jung calls Miriah an “extraordinary talent.” “I see extreme sensitivity,” she says of the student she’s taught since the middle school. “You can tell when someone’s got it and she’s got it ...Her ability would rival that of many art teachers,” she said.   
Mom, Audrey Quales is proud of her daughter, saying, she has the same inventor-like qualities of her fifth cousin, inventor Thomas Edison, responsible for the phonograph and light bulb.     
Miriah plans to attend the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and pursue instruction in animation. Her dream job? Making video games.
Miriah is the daughter of Audrey and Jerry Quales of Prompton.
Mrs. Jung says art students at Honesdale High School will hold a free Fine Arts Display in May during the Spring Concert. She says seniors will have a walk through installation in the gym.