Childlike Mirth- Art Print

$10 $7

Product Description:

“Could it be that G.K. Chesterton and a little girl share more in common than most?  What they lack in common physically, they more than make up for in childlike wonder.  The picture that I drew is based off a picture of Chesterton and a little girl's seemingly chance meeting in which they both appear mystified at each other (Chesterton being a 400 pound, 6'4″ giant, and the little girl being well… a cute little girl).  Perhaps we have something to learn from these two.  The grey represents society and its lack of wonder, and as you can tell the two pictured are very colorful, full of life, and some would say, more themselves. ”

-Austin Smith


Medium: Oil Pastel

Dimensions: 8'' x 10''



“Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged.  They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead.  For grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony.  But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony.  It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening, “Do it again” to the moon.  It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes every daisy separately, but has never tired of making them.  It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old, and our Father is younger than we.”

-G. K. Chesterton