This is an interactive journal

It is designed for you to journal from Matt’s experience, also known as “Artist-Inspired” journaling.

How it Works:
1. Pause at moments when the story resonates with you.
2. Pull out a notebook and begin journaling. Free write distraction free for as long as you can. Pause and Play at your leisure.
3. Towards the end of the story, there is a journaling prompt for you to reflect and answer.
4. Go to the last 20 seconds of this video for the journaling prompt.

Behind Milano Art

“It started to build up, and it got to a very dark place….it got to a point where it boiled over, and I was on my bike ride, and I rode over to the bridge, and I got off my bike, and I looked down, and I was this close to jumping over the edge, and I got a phone call from a buddy of mine that just simply said, ‘Wassup man, you want to come hang out? I was just thinking about you.’ And that phone call, I tell him to this day, that phone call probably saved my life.” -Matt Milano

Matt Milano is a visual artist of Milano Art and Founder of Milano Art and Clothing, based in northern California. He does live paintings and teaches the craft of live painting in his spare time.


Are there moments when things started to “boil over” for you? Describe the experience. How were you able to move through it?

Credits: Interviewer & Editor: Mingjie Zhai; Camera: Sandy Leung; Music: “Better Days” by Ben Sound

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