Like an arrow swiftly, the word races forth, it's waves once loose now tight fastly growing bright, let there be light. The darkness rent, shattered it quivers behind solids formed, a kingdom torn in ruins displayed. Let the contrast be defined, but the contest must be declined. The DNA of light, the code of life, spilled out on the world it created, only without blemish could it purge the plight, in victory it made all things right. - T
Pieces of gold from a persons soul, only a searching heart will know. Creatively whispering, longing to break free of its ancient chains, expression the key unlocking the pain. "Where are thou my deliverer, loose me of this dreary place, with eyes closed look upon my face. Belong you now as a son in this race, can you but help to carve with grace, like your Father did in the heavenly space." Creation is set free. - T
A warm and congratulatory thanks, for it was you, my friend, who made this amazing project a reality.
Click to download the full resolution wallpaper, make it your background, and enjoy the view.
I am so excited to announce that we passed the $1,000 mark in just a week! It's been an incredible blessing to see the project make this much progress!
Again, Thank you for being a part of this adventure with me! It wouldn't be possible with out you, it's encouraging to see so many supporting this exciting project of making a shirt worthy of the wearer's praise.
I can't believe the day has finally come! I have been dreaming about starting a t-shirt design brand for a long while now. Its time to launch this dream!
Please go check it out and share with your friends!
“The life of grace is not an effort on our part to achieve a goal we set ourselves. It is a continually renewed attempt simply to believe that someone else has done all the achieving that is needed and to live in relationship with that person, whether we achieve or not. If that doesn't seem like much to you, you're right: it isn't. And, as a matter of fact, the life of grace is even less than that. It's not even our life at all, but the life of that Someone Else rising like a tide in the ruins of our death.”
- Robert Farrar Capon
So now that my quote lettering designs have reached trilogy status, I wanted to release them as wallpapers, for the spiffiness of your iPhone screens.
“Peer into the 39 stripes” - Alex Anaya
Oh what a powerful thought, to peer into the 39 stripes of Jesus sacrifice.
Jesus prayed “Father I desire that they also, whom You have given me, may be with me where I am…” Just the passion behind that “Father I desire” the passion of the Son of God, the Christ. We are those whom He desires to be with. It was the joy set before Him, to endure the cross for us.
The story of the thief on the cross moves my heart so much.
The guilt lays heavy upon his head, remembering the life lived in darkness. Breathing in the last moments of his life on earth, hope catches his eye, the light of the world hanging at his side. He turns to see Jesus, who was not on the cross to die for His own sins, but rather the sins of the world, even the sins of a thief. Peering into the stripes of the spotless lamb slain, He cries out. As the justice he deserved crashes down upon him, mercy extends its bloody arm, and a love stronger than death answers back. Death races to collect on the debt he owed, arriving just a few moments late. With the promise of paradise, today becomes, not the end, but the beginning of his life.
That thief peered into the bloody stripes of Jesus like no other man in history.
When we peer into the stripes of Jesus, wondering what it was like, He says, with eyes full of love, you were worth it!
Another heart stirring quote from Alex Anaya.
Thus the LORD used to speak to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. When Moses turned again into the camp, his assistant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, would not depart from the tent. Exodus 33:11
It’s about His presence and His voice, it’s that abiding in a love relationship with the God that calls us His friend. Like Moses cried, I don’t want to leave this place unless Your presence goes with us. Or like Joshua who would not depart from the tent, not wishing to leave the Lords presence.
I want to be marked in such a way that the presence of The Lord becomes the single most important thing in my life. Also to seek after the voice of my beloved friend. I love the story of Mary so much. How nothing else was worthy of her time or her attention, but Jesus. Forsaking her own cares or even what others may think about her. She found the closest place she could be, at His feet, and just enjoyed His presence and His Voice.
Some hand lettering action for a friends Etsy shop Archaic Emporium.
I made it to the grid, go check out some of my iPhone snaps.
Just finished a movie poster for my friends first full length movie.
You must see your environment from a new perspective and imagine the possibility of movement through it.
Sometimes we get locked in on an earthly grid, not remembering that we are citizens of a higher kingdom. Sometimes we forget that with our God we can bend of bow of bronze, run through a troop and leap over walls. The truth is the we are not so limited as it once had appeared. We are not facing the dilemmas of the day, whether personal or national, as mere grasshoppers but as ‘more than conquerors’, sons and daughters, able ones prepared for such a time as this.
Be encouraged, the times are in His hand. He has Fathered us well and prepared us rightly.
- Alex Anaya
Please stare at photos if in need of inspirational stimulation.
Discontented observationalism is the designer’s modus operandi. Design is fundamentally about improvement. To be ever heedful takes a special mind. One that observes in great detail to the extent of scrutinizing the subject, sometimes to the grievance of those around. “That letter A is so poorly kerned it’s making my eyes water.” “Shut up, she’s four.” Observation is the pillar upon which our unhappiness perches. A deeper understanding …