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The Making of ‘Patient. Proficient. Persistent-2’

0 - Published December 18, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

Last year we had a piece titled ‘Patient. Persistent. Proficient.’  It illustrated human hands stringing a head of a traditional wooden stick.  Stringing a stick is hard – very hard.  But what nobody knew was that the piece was part one, of a two part series.  Instead of the traditional graphite, pen & ink mediums used, I made […]

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FDNY ‘The Bravest’ portraits

0 - Published December 1, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

They’re called ‘The Bravest’.  And I’ve always admired them when seeing them wherever. I used to play their club lacrosse team in NYC and each time we knew our games would be very “chippy”, or at times ruthless.  So when I get a request from a former FDNY lacrosse player to execute a portrait of himself, […]

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The Making of Respect

0 - Published November 23, 2015 by in Art, Childhood, Development, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Old School

(Writer’s Note: One of my biggest pet-peeves are weak handshakes.  Actually, weak handshakes without direct eye contact.  They bother me, really.) In lacrosse the face-off is the first play of the game, and as of recent, has been the play that usually exposes which team is going to win.  But to me, prior to the […]

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Friday Food 4 Thought: NIKE–I DID IT!

0 - Published October 16, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Leadership, Networking, Old School, Risk, Tournaments

(Writer’s note: Let’s file this post under ‘PERSONAL’.  Did you know Thomas Edison was told by his teachers that he was too stupid to learn?  He invented almost 1,000 lightbulbs before he finally invented one that worked.   This post is not meant to be an attack.  It is meant to be a personal driver and confidence […]

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Looking Back: Our First Box Lacrosse Art

0 - Published September 15, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

As the WILC 2015 (World Indoor Lacrosse Championship) kick off this weekend, I was doing some searching the art archives.  I was reminded about the first time we did lacrosse art primarily for the indoor side, or “Box” as it is known.  The project was for the Calgary Roughnecks and their ‘Calgary Day’ event in […]

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The Perfect Picture

0 - Published September 3, 2015 by in Art, Development, Featured, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Tournaments

“The pictures are there.  You just have to take them.” – Robert Capa (Photojournalist) I always liked photography.  I was introduced to traditional photography (black & white) back in 5th grade as a hobby.  My sophomore year in art school, I had to take photography as a requirement.  I never learned the manual settings, rather just shot […]

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Growing The Game Beyond The Frame!

0 - Published May 5, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse

“Play is the highest form of research.” (Albert Einstein) The above quote by one of the smartest persons to have ever lived is one that I highly believe!  I tell people that some of my artistic ideas are spurred doing “non-artistic” activities and interests.  A few weekends ago, after a harsh Winter and a chilly […]

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Perfecting ‘The Perfect Progression’ Shirt

0 - Published April 1, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

“Without struggle, there is no progress.” (Frederick Douglass) It’s called ‘The Perfect Progression’.  The drawing took about 2.5 years to execute.  It was worth it because it was an idea in my mind for years and one I haven’t seen done before since I founded the business.  But before the official launch to the public […]

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The Making of the Shot Trainer by Crankshooter

0 - Published March 3, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Networking

“It is not only one person’s work, it’s really a partnership and collaboration during all these years.” – Christo (Artist) It’s funny how the most popular image in my portfolio, ‘Crank’ shares the same word in the company name that produced the product of the year for my business, as 2014 was coming to a close.  It’s […]

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The Making of “The Perfect Progression”

0 - Published January 15, 2015 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Hard Work, Inspiration, Lacrosse, Old School

I have a “rolodex” of ideas in my mind for upcoming projects.  I write some down on a list either physically in a random pile of papers, or digitally on my smartphone.  I don’t get to all of them because it’s not a perfect world.  But when I was sitting on a plane 4 years […]

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Lax Skin Art

0 - Published October 22, 2014 by in Art, Business, Development, Entrepreneurship, Featured, Inspiration, Lacrosse

When I was doodling lacrosse players during class back in high school, pen was my medium and notebook paper was the surface.  A few times, ink would smear from my drawing hand and transfer onto my pinky finger area.  A simple wash of soap and water would take care of that temporary problem.  Looking back, […]