The LAA 2024 Fiesta Medal is here!

 In Fiesta, Lassos

The Lasso Alumni Association (LAA) 2024 Fiesta Medal is here.  This year’s medal features two ropes.  The medal was designed by Joe-Beth Kirkpatrick, LAA Board member.  Joe-Beth describes her thoughts on the medal below.

The Creative Process

Joe-Beth Kirkpatrick, LAA

“Friends and co-workers have heard me say (all too often):  “I have an idea…”

Our current-day Lassos are a talented and athletic bunch whose skills are not to be dismissed. Hold that thought.

I remember showing a photo print of female trick ropers to some of the Lassos a few years ago. One of those photos is of a woman twirling two regular ropes at once. Using my own “baby” rope and regular rope, I demonstrated my circa 1971 version of the trick. A couple of the girls were quite taken with the trick and proceeded to become proficient enough to show off at a couple of their performances. You know how that works – it only LOOKS difficult! I told you they are quite skilled.

I brought that first photo back to my drawing table and plotted out that idea for a version of a new medal. Next, our medal vendor’s artist took that set of sketches and did his magic. We then made a couple of minor art adjustments “et voila!” a fun decoration for anyone’s Fiesta sash!

Announcing the LAA 2024 Fiesta Medal “Swingin’ with Two Ropes” (it really does swing) for your delight.

Hint:  Get two – one for you and one to share!”

Do not hesitate; visit the LAA shop to purchase your medal now. 

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