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Baboo

CA$ 99.00 CAD

This black and white print is a part of the series, “Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds”. Baboo is a true story about “Ask and you shall receive”. I believe the saying comes from Matthew 7:7 “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.” It is based on a true story given below. It is a part of a series of 35 original prints, each individually printed by the artist. 50% from the proceeds is donated to support mental health related services provided by Atlantic Wellness Community Centre, a not for profit organization dedicated to serving children and youth from age 6-18.

MEDIUM
Lino cut on acid free Lenox paper
SIZE:
15
W
0.5
H
15.75
L
WEIGHT
0.2
oz
quantity
The Story Behind

This print is a part of the series, 'Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds'. Baboo is a true story about “Ask and you shall receive”.

One day I was knitting squares to make a blanket for a grandchild expected to arrive soon. I asked my six year old granddaughter, Shaela, to help me organize the squares before stitching them together.

As Shaela was trying out different arrangements based on colours or patterns, she innocently asked me if I had made her a blanket when she was born.

I said, “No.”

She said very sweetly, “I wish I had one!”

I asked her if she would like me to knit one for her now. Her face lit up as she nodded yes. I asked her which colours would she like?

So indeed, she promptly proceeded to draw a picture of the blanket with specific colors she wanted. And as you can imagine, she didn't know how to spell some colour names, such as, turquoise. Together we named all the colours of her choice.

Here comes the corker. She expressed her desire to have a dinosaur in the middle. I said, ''I don't know if I can knit a dinosaur in the middle of the blanket." In my mind I couldn't think of a way to do it.

Have you ever encouraged a small child by saying, ‘You can do it’ ?

Well, I certainly have, and didn't I hear the same thing said back to me!

Shaela looked at me with full confidence in my ability to do this little task and said, “You can do it!”

I couldn't disappoint her. I had to find a way to make that dinosaur in her blanket. Sure enough multiple attempts later, I did embroider a dinosaur on the corner of her blanket.

The blanket was knitted and given to her for her seventh birthday.

The moment she saw the dinosaur, she said, “Oh Baboo!” and from that day on Baboo keeps her warm and cozy. This is the blanket that she sleeps with every night. This is the blanket that goes on trips wherever Shaela goes!

50% from the sale of this print is donated to Atlantic Wellness Community Centre.

Product Detail

Baboo

CA$ 99.00 CAD

Title: Focus
Medium: Lino cut on Lenox acid free paper
Image size: 12"x12", Paper size: 15"X15.75", Framed: 20"X20"
Year: 2014
This black and white print is a part of the series, "Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds". Each piece is hand-printed by the artist. A portion of the money from the sale of this print is donated to mental health.

Knowing where one wants to go, setting the goal and focusing on it are important in order to succeed. If one can eliminate distractions and stay focused on a single goal, success is not hard to attain. Sometimes it takes a young six-year old to remind us of this. It is based on a true story.  

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