“Coming back and knowing that I would have Ben back for one more year. I’m going to take my chance and play with Ben…with me, it was staying home, staying loyal. We have a new OC, Ben’s coming back. My relationship with my wide receiver’s coach, Ike Hilliard, is amazing. So you can’t beat that!
“He called me multiple times. We exchanged texts. You know [he’d say] pretty much like, ‘Hey man, whatever you do, before you sign it, call me, let me know.’ And I always told him before I signed anywhere, do anything, I would call him and let him know. And multiple times I would call him and say, ‘Hey Ben, this is what I’m thinking, this is the best option for me’. And we talked about it – we weighed the pros & cons of both sides, and obviously being home with the Steelers is the best. It’s ideal for me. Having Ben back healthy, having me back healthy and just having the team that we have.”— JuJu on Ben, during his recent interview on Michael Irvin’s podcast.
“I did not begin wood burning until April, 2020 during the stay-at-home orders issued Nationwide. I had seen wood burning art of animals online and thought I would give it a try. I had been artistic growing up, but never did any art with wood. When I bought the first piece of wood and materials I never would’ve imagined it would become a business someday.
I began making ocean-themed pieces because I am an avid scuba diver and was finishing up a degree in marine biology. I wanted to challenge myself and try to do a portrait. My first sports piece was of one of Kobe Bryant’s iconic poses. Sports figures became popular among my following on social media and I began to make more and more for those that requested them. I was lucky enough to do some work for a few professional athletes that shared my art on their social media pages which helped me gain a larger following and led to more commissions.
I got to a point where I needed to make it into a business and officially formed Adam Mahr Art, LLC. As of now I am working on my art full time out of St. Petersburg, Florida.
I was born and raised in Pittsburgh, so anytime I get the chance to do a Pittsburgh themed piece I always get excited. I already knew Steelers fans were the best, but I get to see it firsthand every time I post a new Steelers piece. Everyone is so supportive and they love sharing it with fellow fans. There’s no need to pay for advertising when you have Steelers Nation!
One thing I really enjoy about custom work is that just about every piece I do is something different which keeps it exciting. I look forward to what the future holds and hope I can keep spreading a unique form of art to people.” — Adam.
We’re coloring eggs outside & getting ready for Easter. — Benjamin & Baylee.
Hey? What about me? — Bodie.
And now we’re heading to church! — Benjamin & Baylee.
Gosh, what a fun morning! One minute I’m getting ready for church, and the next my brother is yelling that the Easter Bunny came last night!! I was so excited I only got my Easter hat on before I ran downstairs, heehee. Woodstock is definitely my most favorite Easter gift! Daddy, hurry and take my picture – I have to finish gettin’ ready! — Baylee.
Hoping everyone had a Happy Easter & a Blessed day! – Ben, Ashley, Benjamin Jr. & Baylee.
Man, I hope this picture of me doesn’t end up on NFL Network some day when I’m playing professional football!!! — Benjamin, Jr.
“I’m in Japan serving as a civilian, and another director gave me a Big Ben jersey (been a fan since SB IX). My daughter was born in Tokyo (I serve at US Army Garrison Japan) and is seven months old. So my wife and I created her 7-month pic with Mr. Roethlisberger’s #7 to commemorate her 7-months of life!” — Scott E. Yeager, Director, Religious Education USAG Japan – Camp Zama.
Today at Bob Evans in Columbus Ohio my Ben met Mr. Tomlin! — Rebecca.