Sunday, February 25, 2007

Piece #27

Then they asked him, "What must we do to do the works God requires?" Jesus answered, "The work of God is this: to believe in the one he has sent." So they asked him, "What miraculous sign then will you give that we may see it and believe you? What will you do? Our forefathers ate the manna in the desert; as it is written: 'He gave them bread from heaven to eat." Jesus said to them, "I tell you the truth, it is not Moses who has given you the bread from heaven, but it is my Father who gives you the true bread from heaven. For the bread of God is he who comes down from heaven and gives life to the world." "Sir," they said, "from now on give us this bread." Then Jesus declared, "I am the bread of life. He who comes to me will never go hungry, and he who believes in me will never be thirsty. But as I told you, you have seen me and still you do not believe. All that the Father gives me will come to me, and whoever comes to me I will never drive away. For I have come down from heaven not to do my will but to do the will of him who sent me. And this is the will of him who sent me, that I shall lose none of all that he has given me, but raise them up at the last day. For my Father's will is that everyone who looks to the Son and believes in him shall have eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day."

John 6:28-40

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Conversation with Phais part2

battle-Hey man, are you still pissed? cuz you and snail went over between the bread again. I don't care cuz I thought what I put up there was there was kinda weak and it gave me an oportunity to put something better up without asking for the guy for permission. Did I do something new to piss you off? cuz last time we spoke you said..."i have no problem with you anymore" let me know what's up I'm not mad or anything just confused a little. Peace bro.

Phais-thats the beaty of vandalism, is that i dont have to ask before i do anything, and thats my spot, and always will be, and guess what, im coming back for that spot soon, and next time im taking the whole wallps. if you want to do mural, atleast practice your STUFF, cause you really suck. just becuase you can buy montana doesnt make you good. i could pull a better mural than that garbage out of my BUTT. you make that city look like its run by toy garbage and you have no respect from anyone.i dont even do much graffiti anymore, im too busy running the art scene where i live, but i still like to make time to ruin your garbage murals. word on the street is that your older than me too, which is kind of funny, you being older, and much less talented than i am. next time im coming back with a few gallons of paint, gonna wreck your whole wall, id rather seen plain bricks than your attempt at a "production"keep your wlefare STUFF to your friends living rooms and other STUFF, or grow a pair and do a FLIPPING bomb you new jack scene jock, i know mtv told you that graffiti is cool, but just using spraypaint doesnt make you a write, and your STUFF sucks so go get a new hobby cause im sick of it BUTThole

Battle- Hey man, thanks for telling me what's up so I wasn't left guessing. I apprciate you being honest Phais. I'm 23 years old if you wanted to know. I herd you were a real artist man, going to collage for it and all. I kinda envy you John Doe, I failed grade 10 art. That is a prime spot and I can totally understand why you'd want it, alot of foot trafic and high visibility. Come back man, it gives me an excuse to go over it again. cuz if I want to paint it again I've gotta ask permission unless some vandal does it first. It'll also give me an excuse to use this HVLP paint sprayer I picked up today ($220 in a pawn shop in Ohio). You don't even know how much of a blessing you going over my stuff has been cuz everytime I paint that spot right by the street I get annother job offer (best publicity I've ever had). I don't wacth MTV or any TV really. I can't give it up I've got too much invested in it. And as for respect, it only matters if you get respect from people you respect. I don't care if people love or hate my work. I care what my God thinks, what I think of myself, what my fiance thinks of me, what my family thinks of me, and everybody else isn't that important to me or my self esteem. But anyways I know you're pissed at me and everything but I have no hard feelings against you. And if you ever wanna free meal hit me up, my treat.thanks

Phais- hahahahahaha hey churchie, read a FLIPing science textbook you FLIPing loser, i had no idea of how sad a piece of trash you were, but god c'mon, god, thats an all time low,and for respect, whoever gives you respect for your garbage is a douchbage try getting published by juxtapoz and then talk about respect, real artist out fake BUTT scene jock ps. graffiti artists are the lowest form of of life on this planet, ive delt with it my whole life, people calling us scum, but a fake wanna be graffiti artist, what the hell is that you need a new hobby, and leave our hard earned sene alone please pss. FLIP you, poser

p.s. fiance at 23, hah i look forawrd to watching you on divorce court loser

Battle- Good for you man, Juxtapoz! I couldn't find your article though. I checked for Phais and John. But not your last name cuz I couldn't spell it (I failed grade 12 english twice). You got me wrong though I didn't say I get respect. I said I didn't want respect. And I'm not gonna name drop about who gives me respect. Your right I'm lower than low. A chritian graffiti artist you scrape the bottom on guys like me. Graffiti is the black sheep of the art world and christians are their bastard children. Man, you gotta realize that if your opinion of yourself is wraped up in what other people think then you gotta work on your self esteem. I'm not saying this personally to you, I'm just saying it in general that, if you look for acceptace through magazine articles, price tags on your canvases, and what other people think of you, you will never be accepted for who you are just what you've changed yourself to be in order to please people. peace

Tuesday, February 13, 2007

Piece #26

Exodus 25: 1-22
The LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites to bring me an offering. You are to receive the offering for me from each man whose heart prompts him to give. These are the offerings you are to receive from them: gold, silver and bronze; blue, purple and scarlet yarn and fine linen; goat hair; ram skins dyed red and hides of sea cows; acacia wood; olive oil for the light; spices for the anointing oil and for the fragrant incense; and onyx stones and other gems to be mounted on the ephod and breastpiece. "Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them. Make this tabernacle and all its furnishings exactly like the pattern I will show you.

"Have them make a chest of acacia wood—two and a half cubits long, a cubit and a half wide, and a cubit and a half high. Overlay it with pure gold, both inside and out, and make a gold molding around it. Cast four gold rings for it and fasten them to its four feet, with two rings on one side and two rings on the other. Then make poles of acacia wood and overlay them with gold. Insert the poles into the rings on the sides of the chest to carry it. The poles are to remain in the rings of this ark; they are not to be removed. Then put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you. "Make an atonement cover of pure gold—two and a half cubits long and a cubit and a half wide. And make two cherubim out of hammered gold at the ends of the cover. Make one cherub on one end and the second cherub on the other; make the cherubim of one piece with the cover, at the two ends. The cherubim are to have their wings spread upward, overshadowing the cover with them. The cherubim are to face each other, looking toward the cover.

Place the cover on top of the ark and put in the ark the Testimony, which I will give you. There, above the cover between the two cherubim that are over the ark of the Testimony, I will meet with you and give you all my commands for the Israelites.

Monday, February 12, 2007

Ohio Trip: Day 3

Dan 6:27 He rescues and he saves; he performs signs and wonders in the heavens and on the earth.He has rescued Daniel from the power of the lions."

I woke up in the morning and went over to Lionheart's Son in law's house. The day I was painting he came over and checked on the truck when it was 80% done and invited us over for breakfast in the morning. I really can't say enough about thier family's hospitality. They were very generous to me and impressed apon me how much of a blessing I was being to thier ministry. They prayed for me and told me that God was going to bless the works of my hands and was going to pay me what I deserved for donating my time and paint because an earthly monetary reward is not adequate. I left straight from breakfast and got on the road. I took a pit stop in Dayton filled up on gas, read part of a book in defence of catholic traditions, and checked out a couple of pawn shops. In one of the pawn shops was a HVLP paint sprayer (I've been looking into them for a while). It was $220, it's used for painting large surfaces really quickly. I crossed the border without any problems when less than an hour away from home I ran out of gas. I filled up the gas tank my mom gave me for christmas at a local farm and was on my way back home.

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Ohio Trip: Day 2

Genesis 50:20 You intended to harm me, but God intended it for good to accomplish what is now being done, the saving of many lives

It was paint day. I woke up in the morning and we went out to an construction equipment rental place. Lionheart had arranged a warehouse for me to paint in and was picking up a space heater so that it'd be warm in there. I went down there thinking I was going to painting a pickup truck man I was wrong. This truck was huge, I could have fit 5 pieces on it. I was really excited cuz he gave me free reign of the truck and just let me have at it. I could tell he was a little nervous though he tried not to show it. He was very conciderate the whole time I was painting asking if it was too cold like seven times, if I was hungry 4 times, if I was thirsty, if I wanted him to shake any cans for me etc. He was taking good care of me I felt like a million bucks. We took a break for lunch and I checked my email but I worked almost straight through 11 hours of painting to get this truck done in one day. The last few hours just dragged and the initial excitment I had going in was really starting to subside after standing that long. But Lionheart was just getting more and more pumped about the truck as it unfolded and was a great encouragement as I painted. My excitment is what got the truck started, his entusiasm was what got the truck finished.

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Ohio Trip: Day 1

I was checking the gospel graffiti forum and someone named Lionheart was on there who wanted his truck painted. So I volunteered to go down to Ohio and paint it for him for the cost of the gas because he said he was using the truck for outreach and ministry.

Last year my Mom gave me some jumper cables and a gas can for christmas. The morning I left for Ohio my battery was dead and my car door wouldn't close so I used my jumper cables got it boosted, and when I drove down the street I held the door shut with my arm and drove with the other. After 15-20 minutes my arm was sore. I thought "I can't do this for 6-8 hours to get to Ohio". Then I misplaced my keys. I said to God "if you don't want me to go to Ohio that's Okay. If you don't want me to do this let me loose my keys or show me for sure that this isn't supposed to happen. Two minutes later I found my keys and ten minutes later my car door shut, and I was off to Ohio. It was a kinda boring trip to Ohio but I arrived at Lionheart's house at 2am.

Friday, February 02, 2007

Sketches 22

"Family" a christmas card I recieved from Phayth

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