SAM SPRATT’s 2014 PORTRAIT GIVEAWAY
In short: Reblogs and Likes of this picture are each entries to have me paint a personalized portrait of you.
In slightly less short: Longtime followers are no stranger to these contests but for those new to this or me, I’m an illustrator (my work: www.samspratt.com ) who has worked with National Geographic, Janelle Monáe, Childish Gambino, FX, Game Informer, Angry Birds, Wall Street Journal, among others – creating album and magazine covers, advertisements, and posters – but a big part of me being able to do all that has been you sharing my work over the last 3 years. As my small way of paying that forward, I’d like to paint for one of you as I would for my clients, but ya know … for free. Maybe you want that regal portrait of you in a velvet smoking jacket to hang over your mantel, maybe one of your loved one, favorite character, or perhaps you just want me to paint you however I see fit (warning: this will 100% involve dinosaurs) – if you can think it, I’ll probably paint it – and I’ll work with you to make it something special.
As usual I’ll also be sending signed prints and haikus about your eyebrows to extra winners. The contest will stay open for about a week then I’ll randomly draw winners. You can enter on facebook and twitter for extra entries but be cool and don’t spam your followers.
Tonight I got the answer.
this thing was going in my mind for days now, I wont mention what it is but I’ll just say that it is about my family. few days from now wednesday if I am right. someone broke into our house in mindoro, very drunk, and angry man came in and started to smash things in our house. I asked one of our employee what is the reason of our driver (the man who attacked) to do such things, “I don’t know. I wasn’t there” he replying to me. which is very reasonable because it happened late night. so I came to my father and asked what happened really happened. but he just ignored my question which is a clear sign that he didn’t want to talk about it.
Though from then I already know what is really happening.
This is what I found out. when a woman caught her boy cheating she will ask you if it’s true. right? because she wants assurance to what she saw, though she caught her boy red handed, she’ll still ask if what she knows is true because a part of her is hoping that it’s not. though she already know the answer she’ll ask. because she loves the boy and she don’t want to lose him. so a part of her was hoping that she’s wrong.
That’s what I was feeling, until tonight, I was hoping my speculations about the incident was wrong. because if I was right I might lose someone very important to my life. and I really don’t want that.
But the clock stopped ticking and my assumptions was right. and I wish I can resolve this. because right now life is giving me lemons. and I don’t have a fucking juicer.
People think being alone makes you lonely but being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.
In a matter of hours on Friday, Typhoon Haiyan completely devastated parts of the central Philippines. It was one of the strongest storms ever recorded. The death toll is estimated up to 10,000 with hundreds of thousands more displaced. The country has declared a “state of calamity.”
To everyone else, please help those desperate for clean water and food by donating to the UN World Food Programme:
- USA: Text
27722to donate $10
- UK: Text
70303to donate £3
- Canada: Text
45678to donate $5
- Donate online
We all make those foolish decisions in life, those choices that makes us say "what…. the fuck was I thinking?" then we regret it hoping that we’ll have the chance to change what have been said or done. but as we all know we live in a world where time only moves forward and time machines only exist on movies. and as much as we want it, the fact is we just can’t bend time. we’re no superhuman.
Some of us are good in making the right decision, they are just born to be good at life. lucky for them. and some of us are not. some of us are just born to say “fuck you life, you suck”. I’m one of those people, and may be you are too. I always choose the wrong path, I always make bad decisions which most of the time I don’t notice, I’m like "uhmm what the fuck did I just do?". I always make these decisions that seems right from the start but ending up wrong. fuck right?
But what I’ve learned is no matter how fuck up the situation is, you can always change it. not by going back but to just make another choice that is right. we call it second chance. you might say some of us didn’t have that privilege. you’re wrong, there is a second chance given to everyone and that is not given to you by just someone, it is given to you since you were born, Freewill. the capacity to mold what’s in our hand, to change our fate to make it better. sometimes we are just too afraid to do it because of fear. fear of failing or failing again, fear of making it worse so we made these decisions where we play it safe, even if our heart will be in pain, we play it safe. we endure pain even though we have the chance to change it because we’re afraid.
Years ago I made a decision, and I choose to be safe, it came from fear, and now I regret it. and how I wish I can go back time and change it. but I can’t. and now I’m suffering. I know there is a way out of this but maybe I’m not ready yet or maybe I’m on a process of healing.
We all made decisions in our life. and I’m encouraging you to make every choice worth it and right. take risks, don’t just play it safe. because I don’t want you be like me. living in pain. and everyday wishing that someone might invent a time machine