“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”
~Neil Postman

Original image ia a vintage painting courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, public domain image, by Ernst Schmitz

Composed in Photoshop and Topaz FX labs, with layers, and effects, flood filter and textures applied.

Textures courtesy of Lenabem-Anna


boys, little boys, children, antiquities, vintage, scenic, manipulations, composites

“Sing like no one’s listening,
love like you’ve never been hurt,
dance like nobody’s watching,
and live like its heaven on earth.”
~Mark Twain

View Full Profile


  • Donna19
    Donna19about 2 years ago

    So true. Sweet image Pamela.

  • Thank you Donna!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

    Charming! Can you send this to my group “Hat Heads?”

  • Thanks, so sorry, I must have overlooked it…that menu is confusing!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Adorable and I love the quote.

  • Thanks much Bro!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandabout 2 years ago

    Awesome creation and quote!!!

  • Thank you JR!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • vette
    vetteabout 2 years ago

    Stunning image my friend, and the message is so true. What a beautiful cherub like face he has….not to mention those gorgeous eyes. Truly remarkable work. Susan

  • Thank you so much Susan!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • RobynLee
    RobynLeeabout 2 years ago

  • Thank you for this honor Robyn!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Noble Upchurch
    Noble Upchurchabout 2 years ago

    Your art is simply fascinating!!! Pure and elegant art!!!!

  • Why thank you so much, what a nice comment!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Albert
    Albertabout 2 years ago


  • Thank you very much Albert!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Evita
    Evitaabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful work Pamela !!! ☺♥

  • Thank you kindly!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Paul Todd
    Paul Toddabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful image and sentiment, Pamela!

  • Thank you very much!

    – Pamela Phelps

desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait