Tuesday, January 29, 2008


These kids responsible for all the design & math of the craft known as BAUHAUS!
My favorite Jan Tschichold isn't in the snap though, but yeah. HEROES OF MINE!


Found Wanting

GV started its WA tour 3 shows ago, and we've decided to debut some new material along the way, one song in particular keeps coming back to my mind thru the day, these are the words, they are for the ladies of Ohio from the retreat we did months ago. Right now its called 'Found Wanting'

lash, regret, retract the words
the toxic nature of this talk

healing fights with kind patience
and takes the knife right out the back

evidence of consequence
a great fear born of tragic sin

i'll leave the leaves and take your light
and clothe my nakedness


you take the blade
you stick it deep
you feel the sting
and watch the flow

your greatest fear
you won't bleed enough
to erase this haunting pain

Jesus took the nails
He took the cross
He took it on His back

you see His stripes
you can be healed
you can become innocent


Sunday, January 27, 2008



Friday, January 25, 2008

You Keep Me Shook

i stumble in this joy from the gittyness
i don't want to get up unless you rise with me
everything around me says that i remember you often

new melodies from new memories

i grow less scared to show you these new love songs
keep your hands on my face your voice in my ear
i am more myself with you
the more we are in each others company

so let me have more of you, all of you
i can't be scared, i'm captivated

Monday, January 21, 2008


Le CUSTOM 'DONE' 3inch button for moi frere Tric!

DONE:1 Inch From and Back

Peter gets asked 3 times of his love confession for the 3 times he rejected his professed love for Jesus on a beach, the same scene where Jesus first meets the ruffian. One day God will take the hand of His first creation in His image, lead Adam back to where he ate life daily, maybe God takes us all back to where we first encountered Him for a very special reason. Maybe in the middle of our walk with God, maybe at the very end, maybe very shortly after. At some point in our walk it seems theres a time to see the beginning again, to encounter the faith becoming sight, to understand the new birth anew. Maybe its after a season of drought, you've betrayed your convictions purposefully, you've grown tired of waiting, your patience is wasted, you feel unheard and cared for, everything seems chaos related and dominated. Maybe its in a time of fullness, great accomplishments made, break thru's realized, overcoming a habit or situation. Whatever time it is, HE chooses it, and it maybe more then once, however many times it takes for us to taste the wonder of His love that spurs us forward again, the love that stirs the monotony.

What i like about this all is that Jesus doesn't let one thing that could be a barrier slip by without confronting it, His love for us doesn't allow him to let some things slip by because they maybe small, the 1 inch step is the beginning to the progress of walking away from His side, the devil knows this and if something that can be slipped in that can be questioned or overlooked that isn't so sacred, that means we'll be ready to accept the next 1 inch that would come after that, so by many 1 inches accepted we are led purposefuly away from our first love.

Some may consider the first inches to be the externals like a bit of this or that won't hurt you in itself, diet, the substances in moderation, sabbath time spent on something else besides the love of Jesus, and then after those things become more acceptable its easier to look at the more sacred and consider them not as important or valuable to our walk till the 1 inch has taken us 180 degrees in the other direction from Jesus.

Jesus confronts every inch because He knows how far the inch can spread, so He asks peter of his devotion and love for each time peter denied his profession, and after each questioning he entrusts him with the same charge He first found him on the beach with....follow me...feed my sheep...WOW and again i say WOW. This robs the theory of 'once saved always saved' theory in bold daylight. This Jesus in His zealousness confronts sin because he has tasted the cost of sin and knows the permanence it can have in our distance from Him. This disciple who has seen every great miracle possible in 3 years slipped up at the end completely denying his love for Jesus and here Jesus days before He leaves this earth takes the time to confront this weakened vessel because he knows the cost it will have in peters walk if He doesn't.

You can mess up, it can be more costly then we realize, so EVERYTHING must be brought to His full light, sin is separation, thats what it comes down to, so for something insignificant to us in its weight in all actuality can be costly to our salvation. The devil doesn't have to wave crazy blatant sin in our face to get us off, we may have the strength to resist adultery or murdering someone, but we may find it easier to compromise the small, a lie maybe, not being satisfied with what we have and wanting someone else's lifestyle or possessions, having a sip of this, a puff of that. The 1 inch will always be more deadly friends, the slow progression of tolerance builds it harder in our minds that its acceptable, thats what all of the heavens and principalities are fighting for, our choice is the most sought after possession of all time and in all the universe. Jesus is the only one to have experienced the fullness of permanent separation from God in his 3 days in the grave. He only had the assurance of Gods love for him facing this. That is what we must rely on now, on our heavenly father, the testimony of Jesus, and this precious gift of the Holy Spirit. All three don't want us forever separated from their adoring love over us, so they point out the thorn in our side, the slip in our step, so that we can see the bad step ahead next time, we can see the thorns reaching for us and avoid them in the future.

I got the thorns still in friends, and i'm in the process of having them taken out, i'm excited to be able to see them ahead of time. I'm done with the inch, but it ain't done with me. Everdays start we must respond to Jesus' words 'i love you, follow me, feed my sheep' with 'i love you back, i will follow because i love you, your will is my joy because i love you' or those thorns will stop looking like a threat, and will become inviting. God showed us His love first friends, our natural response isn't pretty, but when we ask to see His confession daily, it will draw us in every so sweetly because nothing in this world will be sweeter to us than this love.

I think this is why sin is so detestable to God, its separation, and He can't stand being apart from the ones He loves, THATS US FOLKS! we are the object of his undying love, He counts us worthy of His blood, His time, His all, how could an inch to this or that be worth giving to something else besides giving it to this love? I want the inches back to Jesus, walk with me friends, we are weak and can't really do it on our own, but He will walk with us!!!! Hallelujah! it's promised! His name means we can't be alone ->Emmanuel<-"God with Us" He knows the thorns, the broken steps, and if we walk with Jesus we don't have to have repeats again. I'm done with the destruction of repeats, be done with me.

Sunday, January 20, 2008


It's really ruff not sharing what i'm doing in the design world with many of you and my plans with Mdot, but heres a bit in my dwindling patience.

kirklinn scott thomas

who are you? i probably know you and just can't picture you, so help the brotha out! :D


play your hand to the scene
you know their ins and they know your outs
you have their words down, the short hand lingo
the inside jokes that where never your memories
desiring loyalty to give and receive accepting the branding
loosing your melody

the demands now want to be your blood
wants to be your calender
wants to ink you into a fat red X
your done your finished your owned

Friday, January 18, 2008


This snap taken by Benjamin Panigot. AHHHhh snap!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008


I was inspired by woodblock prints today and had a deadline to do.
This is what happened!

Thursday, January 10, 2008


Several posts ago i spoke of my time being consumed more and more by design, and much more is on the table now! I gots a business partner Mdot be his name and with NO THEFT we will be launching some yummy goodness soon! I love the anticipation and the discipline that is required from us to do this, i'll share more, keep your eyes peeled!

Monday, January 7, 2008

Snaps of the past gv tour

Trusting past the senses

i hate the currents leaving me split
i hate the today's getting me shook
worries are here and they are tomorrow
i need to hear your 'peace be still'
to remind me of why i follow

i think past the too much
defining details from the vague
creating stories out of circumstance
not giving room to the benefits of doubt

i plead deliverance
let my face be in your hands again

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Get loved on, then love!

I told my brother ben the other day 'the more i look at God the more i realize how much love really isn't man made' and he responds with 'yeah well the more i look at this world i realize how love really isn't man made' and i respond with 'touche' .

I'm learning more and more the selflessness of love, to value someone outside of what your desires are for them, to value them outside of the return, to value them with you not in the picture, that they have the handiwork of the Creator and thats the weight in gold, not the good works they do, how beautiful they are, what they have, how amazing they are to me, and then as well the opposite of all the good too but also the negative aspects of them that would depreciate their value, what wrongs they've done to me, how horribly they've handled situations, how they've copped out, how they've betrayed, what they don't have financially or materially,

God spoke it true 'i'm looking at the heart son, and the rest of my children look on the outside'

so i'm getting this vision correction in check. I'm not saying hey i'm looking at the heart that He is looking at, and since He worked it into being that that's the value, nah its not their heart, its that they've been graced by the hands of God that stamps it true and lovable. I'm never to put God value into someone else, there is a value that is strictly Gods. And that is that we are created in His image, so to say that 'i feel complete because of her, or because of these things, or because of my positions, or my wealths' is complete idolatry! why? because to put your value in whats broke makes you broke in the end, whats not perfect is gonna hurt you, gonna tear you gonna dissapoint you, and ultimately their hands did NOT create you with the capacity to love and to choose, our greatest love must be returned to the greatest love that formed us with every detail that we are. Thats the value i speak of, to assign my personal value in the hands of another broken person will just get me more broke, my complete satisfaction and value must be in recognizing that I am Gods and to live in all His beautiful purpose with my best stewardship.

Thats not to say that i don't feel great when i'm told that i'm cherished by the ones i love or by compliments of things i've done or who i am, these are all very significant and important to all of our growth, but as my mum says 'these are little hugs from God' meaning, this all comes back to God showing His value for us, letting the lines fall in the right places for us, working out all things for our very best, letting grace abound where sin wreaks havoc. To love someone is to love them as God does. So how do you learn then but by being in the presence of the Author of love constantly? 'pray without ceasing' commune with the one you love always, just like you would with the person/persons you adore so head over heels for.

Get loved on, then love friends!

Saturday, January 5, 2008

kicks be mine!

these be my new kicks! they arrive in the mail soon!
brit classic comfy and ben sherman!
9 dollars yo!
Bent on that trope!


Friday, January 4, 2008

Wednesday, January 2, 2008


I notice your approach and i
have no defenses.

I now can always see you coming.

You're no stranger and yet not a friend
as frequent time would have it be.

The way you take to me now has
two prints made, so stumble, fall, and break with no recovery.

There's one door and my friend lies in its space
and He cannot be overcome.

To you I have crumbled, but to just hear His voice
means you will have it worse then what you've done to me.

So stumble, fall, and break with no recovery

I'm done, i've been wanting to be done, living to be done.

You may be dark and without features, but you're not mine
to capture, to Him all darkness is light, the night as day
my mind as whole, the impossible possible, my heart as clay

So stumble, fall, and break with no recovery

I'm done.