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“Hi, Coach!”

"Teaching is coaching, coaching is teaching." The grade school I wrote about in a past article describing my earliest days of honing my lacrosse skills, was the...

The Making of a Hockey Goalie

From time to time, I get a number of non-lacrosse, custom art requests and custom art projects. Such is the case for this one,...

Recharging the “Art Batteries” w/ Norman Rockwell

During the President's Day long weekend, I didn't spend it out on a lacrosse field, or as a "ski-weekend" as some do, here, in...

Pass It Forward & ReLAXin’

The Art of Lax™ is proud to work with another organization that's geared to give back to the sport of lacrosse by helping charities...

Being real with Alf

We in the lacrosse-world all know who Alf Jacques is, right? The first time I exhibited at LaxCon in 2009, I had my painting...

Talk Will Always Be Cheap

"Well done is better than well said." - Ben Franklin Recently, I was cleaning up my email inbox and found this from our friends at...

Friday Food 4 Thought: SKILL

It's been exactly 1 month and 1 day since the last blog post. A very busy time of the year took me away from...

Why ‘Everything Counts’

I took an image of a painting done back in late-2008, when The Art of Lax was about to be launched to the public at...

The Making of Hashtag Lacrosse

I'll be honest in this post. I find that one of the cheesiest lacrosse images, or designs, is that generic, or 'cookie-cutter' image of...

#FBF. Chris Eck-Former MLL All-Star

We missed out on #ThrowBackThursday (or #TBT), yesterday, so we're trying for a  #FlashbackFriday (or #FBF), today! Before our marketing partnership with Major League Lacrosse...

For Robby Schartner #TeamThree #RS3

Recently, I wanted to give myself a quick 30-minute drawing exercise, just to keep the drawing hand effective. With the recent loss in the...

The Cold Call

I wrote a recent article about the importance of asking. I still refer to that article and past experiences from building a business where taking...

The Making of Lax Head(s)

We'll make this article short and right to the point. In high school, I got busted really bad in History class for drawing lacrosse players...

Chop Your Own Wood

"Chop your own wood and it will warm you twice." - Henry Ford Last Sunday, my morning lacrosse session got cancelled, more like nobody showed...

Proud to be NYC

I found a pic on Instagram taken by current NY Lizards player, Rob Pannell, showing a nighttime lacrosse coaching session. See pic, below. Rob Pannell, the...

Friday Food 4 Thought: 4 Years Ago

Four years ago this week, this was sent to me in the mail from a friend after moving into a new place and just...

A Passion for Doodles

(Writer's Note: Let's file this article under the 'passion' category. It's not lacrosse-related at all, but it goes along the same way with the...

The Making of Raise Up.

Now that college football and the NFL have started, I look back at certain aspects in non-lacrosse sports that have gotten my attention for...

Breaking Rules For A Break

As summer starts to officially wind down and back to school, back to work mode(s) set in, I am constantly looking back at unique...

Friday Food 4 Thought: Just Ask

Asking a question is not a sign of weakness, rather intelligence. Asking for help is a sign of success. You'd be surprised how many people...