My newest piece this fall came from an outside source. There have been times when random people drop suggestions from the multiple social media platforms that The Art of Lax™ is on. Listen to them. Sometimes, I believe that your fans and/or customers have the bigger brain that you, the business owner.
I believe it was back in May when I asked my followers on Twitter for ideas in regards to a new piece. I was not in a loss for subject matter, rather wanted to “open it up”, sort-of-speak. Soon enough, a lot of great suggestions were “re-tweeted” or “RT’ed” that were complied into a list.
The one that I was fixated on was the tweet, “How about a jump-shot?”
The following are work in progress pics:
In terms of coming up with a name for the piece, I wanted to come up with a saying that described the action, rather than just the words “jump” and “shot”. Thus came “over the top”. No, not the arm-wrestling, 80’s flick with Sylvester Stallone, but the definition of one going “above-and-beyond”. And that is what I am reminded about when taking a shot, not in the game of lacrosse (’cause, I’m a goalie – I try to stop them), but taking a shot in the game of life.
I took the final shot with my iPhone using the popular app, Instagram. Follow me on Instagram (vinniericasio).
Here’s the final piece, below:
“Over the Top”
8.5×11.5 inches. Pen & ink on heavy drawing paper.
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