Michael Carini | Behind The Paint

Sometimes I post images that show a painting at several phases and it will prompt someone to comment that they prefer the painting at an earlier stage than the stage of completion. What they may fail to realize is that my goal is not to paint a pretty picture. My goal is to tell a story. Not every story is clean and pretty. Some stories are muddy and stormy. Of course many would prefer a clean story…a pretty story that is simple and without chaos. Sometimes the stories life paints aren’t quite as we hope or plan though. They just are what they are. Whatever those stories are and whatever form they take, if those stories are honest, they are beautiful. These are my stories and I make no apologies.

just a notice to whoever is hacking into my accounts
im almost certain this person found out about my email thru tumblr bc i have posted my paypal info here, and soon after i noticed 300 gone from my bank, unauthorized access to my steam account and various others, one including a whopping attempt at stealing 800 from my savings… all accessed from indonesia (im from australia)
please, stop what you are doing. i’m struggling so much and 300 is a fuck tonne of money. I am 18 struggling artist with a low paying job and trying SO hard to get by supporting myself and my family. this is a plea. it is causing so much stress for myself..
so if you are reading this, please just think about who you are affecting. 

So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more damaging to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.

Jon Krakauer, Into the Wild

It’s the first sentence that gets me.