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Flashback Friday & Friday Food 4 Thought: Being Serious

0 - Published September 19, 2014 by in Art, Business, Childhood, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Networking, Old School

“If you take it seriously, they will take you seriously.”  -Tom LaPadula  In grade school, I made sure requirements were met on time.  But that didn’t mean I enjoyed every subject I had.  I was a doodler in class.  Occasionally, or A LOT of times, I would discreetly draw in my notebooks when a class […]

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The Making of “Patient. Persistent. Proficient.”

0 - Published August 22, 2014 by in Art, Business, Development, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“If you can’t draw hands and feet at this stage, you’re basically F_cked!”   Those were exactly the first words from my professor who taught ‘New Directions in Illustration’ class the first day of the spring semester, of my junior year at The Pratt Institute in 1999.  I had my fair share of sport coaches who threw F-bombs […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Co-Founders

0 - Published August 8, 2014 by in Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking

My recent post on Wed. included this pic (above) of me playing in goal, along with the two other people who I co-founded the Brooklyn Men’s Lacrosse Club back in 2005.  Dan Mirsky (#7), Dan Sheff (#8) and myself, Vinnie Ricasio, (#1).  We started the team because NYC needed another post-collegiate lacrosse team and most of […]

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“Full-Tilt” before “Crank”

0 - Published August 7, 2014 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

Yesterday’s post made me think a lot on the classic, “Crank” piece, above.  It is the most identifiable piece in my business and portfolio, and one I don’t think I will ever top (at least for now).  But thinking back, there was actually a big seller before “Crank” and that piece is called “Full-Tilt”. This had […]

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“Crank” OWNER–Chris Feehely

0 - Published August 6, 2014 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking

(Writer’s note: 5 years ago this week “Crank” was created.  This article is about 2.5 years overdue – that’s right!  I’ve been meaning to do this for such a long time.  This article is for Chris’ mother who recently passed away.  As a business owner, you just want everything to go right, that’s why you […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: Obsession

0 - Published July 11, 2014 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

You see that “work in progress” or “studio pic” in the featured image, above (and below)?  Yeah, that’s me doing work while on a family vacation that had me “away the business” for almost 2-weeks.  While doing this, I constantly thought to myself that this is obsessive – work while on vacation.  But as a business owner, […]

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0 - Published January 10, 2014 by in Art, Business, Development, Inspiration, Lacrosse

Some call it a “reunion”.  Some think of it as the “un-official start” of lacrosse season.  Manifestly, it’s a Convention.  (Btw, yes, that image used, above, is something new coming soon!  One of the many exciting things for 2014)Unfortunately, The Art of Lax™ will NOT be attending the 2014 U.S. Lacrosse Convention. 2013 finished very strong with the new […]

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FATHEAD®. FOR REAL™.

0 - Published October 17, 2013 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Inspiration

            “If you’re going to be thinking anything, you might as well think BIG.” –Donald Trump During our second year in business, returning customers would inquire for posters, or life-sized images, of the sports art for their walls.  Some retailers and vendors made attempts, but we knew there were better, and […]