Happy hearts and happy faces, Happy play in grassy places -
That was how, in ancient ages,
Children grew to kings and sages.
~Robert Louis Stevenson
This beautiful illustration is by the wonderful Brian Wildsmith, one of my favorite children's book illustrators. I am completely taken with his use of color and composition and find his work full of joy and magic. I just purchased this book, A Child's Garden of Verses, and all the illustrations are by Wildsmith. I'll share some more when I get a chance.
I've created a group at Flickr for Thoughtful Friday posts. Basically you can post any picture that has a quote to go along with it. It will be so nice to see all the pictures and quotes in one location so please consider joining up and adding yours! Check it out and join here:
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