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 mental health. It is available either framed or unframed.
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”. My little six year old grand daughter, Shaela, innocently asked me if I had made her a blanket when she was born, when she saw me knitting a blanket for the new grand child to arrive. I said, “No.” She said very sweetly, “I wish I had one!”
I said if she really wanted one, I would knit one for her. So indeed, she promptly proceeded to draw a picture of the blanket with specific colors she wanted. Then she expressed her desire to have a dinosaur in the middle. Have you ever encouraged a small child by saying, ‘You can do it!’ Well, I certainly have and that is exactly what my little six-year-old grand daughter repeated to me when I expressed my inability to knit a dinosaur on her blanket. I said, “I don’t know if I can make a dinosaur in the middle.” She said, “You can do it!” and sure enough multiple attempts later I did embroider a dinosaur on the corner of her blanket.
Well, 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!
Medium: Lino cut on Lenox acid free paper
Image size: 12"x12", Paper size: 15"X15.75", Framed: 20"X20"
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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