Past is Past: Future is Now

CA$ 99.00 CAD

This print is inspired by two true incidents (described below) involving two six-year olds. "Past is past!" - these are the words of wisdom from the mouth of a six year old that we all need to remember. 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.

Linocut on acid free Lenox paper
The Story Behind

"The past is a place to learn from, not to live in/" - Anonymous

The inspiration for this print comes from two different six-year olds.

Oneday my six-year old granddaughter saw her parents arguing and  pointing fingers at each other. As adults we keep living in the past and tailor our behaviour based on past incidents.

She listened for a few minutes and then said calmly, "Don't live in the past!"

I was blown away by the wisdom of these words.

The other story is about a six-year old child of a friend. Children love to swing things without taking note of the objects pr people that may be in their trajectory.

As he was swinging his toy around, by mistake he hit his grandfather.

The grandfather explained to him calmly to be more careful before he starts swinging things around.

The next day the grandfather thought he should reinforce the teaching from the day before. As the child proceeded to pick up toys, The grandfather reminded him of the incident of the previous day.  

The child calmly said, "That was yesterday. Past is past!"

How true! Instead of living in the present moment, we spend much of our time living either in the memories of the past or living in the imagined future.

Hanging on to the past ruins our present relationships apart from constantly reminding us of the hurt we felt. It's best to let go and move on.

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

Product Detail

Past is Past: Future is Now

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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