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The Making of Over the Top

0 - Published September 14, 2012 by in , , , , , ,

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.
Now available for purchase at The Art of Lax™.

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