Black and white print – a part of the series, “Lessons Learned from Six-year Olds”.
The inspiration for this print came from my grand dauther, Shaela. She wanted to skate and play hockey ever since she was 4 years old. She asked her mother if she had been registered for hockey. Well, she was too young, so my daughter hadn’t registered her. The following year Shaela declared, “Well Mom, I’m playing hockey whether you register me or not!”, and she has been playing hockey ever since! She is extremely focused on what she wants and gives it all she has. The title of the print came from the incident when Shaela was standing behind her one and half year old cousin who was trying to climb the stairs but couldn’t get her leg up the step. Shaela kept saying, “Focus, focus, focus” because she knew from her own personal experience that by focusing completely on the task at hand one can do it. Isn’t that an amazing message for all?