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Carl Jutz – Entenfamilie an der Wehr, 1878

Carl Jutz – Entenfamilie an der Wehr, 1878

Happy Father’s Day!

Happy Father’s Day!

Dance by Alphonse Mucha, 1898

Dance by Alphonse Mucha, 1898

Brightness of Day by Alphonse Mucha, 1899

Brightness of Day by Alphonse Mucha, 1899

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HAPPY FATHER’S DAY!

“A Father That Was The Son” reflects upon the dynamics of father and son relationships and their intricate complexities. Some of us have great relationships with our fathers while for others, it’s a bit more tumultuous. Regardless, there are always lessons for us to learn, good and bad, as the son grows to become a man and perhaps a father himself.

A father is often the sun for a son and I happened to lose mine early in life which left me in a place of darkness for many many years. There is a very big part of him still inside of me and for too long, I carried the weight of his shadow, most of those years not even aware I was doing so. The sun can cast a mighty shadow and I am still learning to step out of his. I’m not sure if I will ever become a father myself or what the universe has in store for me…but if I do, I would like to think that I would be a good one and a man that would make my father proud.

I was blessed to be adopted by a new father several years after losing my biological. I learned valuable lessons from them both that I will carry with me always. Fathers, teach your sons to be honorable men of character and integrity. I am thankful that mine did and although there may have been some very dark nights, this son still rises.

Thank You Dads-

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I wanted to share this with all of you, becaus…

I wanted to share this with all of you, because I’ve been doing a lot of research and studies with my own artwork.

A couple of weeks ago I mentioned I wanted to show (and create) more color blind friendly artworks. Especially since it’s such a common issue, something like 1 in 20 people have some variation of color blindness.  A point was made that really made a lot of sense -someone said I’ve lived with this my whole life so I can’t really tell the difference so keep posting what you post (or something to that effect)

But Art, to some extent is about making you feel something when you view it, and for me, color plays an important roll in that emotional response. With my research so far, some pieces get muddled and become confusing and harsh. So when you aren’t aware of this as an artist your complex color palettes can actually take away from the piece instead of creating the beautiful tension that you want. I want to make art that is an enjoyable experience for everyone.

All this to say I created some color swatches, uploaded some of my pieces on an inactive blog of mine and ran it through a colorblind generator. I wanted to share it with you, in hopes that it would be educational. If you looking for color palettes in your own artwork or designing websites these are some comparisons between true colors and filters that mimic color blindness. The first one is Protanopia (red/greed), the second is Tritanopia (blue/yellow), Deutanopia (red/green)

#MostlyForHer


#MostlyForHer

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Elizabeth Adela Forbes – On A Fine Day, 1903

Elizabeth Adela Forbes – On A Fine Day, 1903

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Braska and I finally finished setting up our new room and she loves it…and that makes me happy. A lot of uncomfortable but necessary life changes lately. I’m taking some big chances on myself because, upon reflection, my life just wasn’t what I wanted it to be and I was very unhappy. If you’re unhappy with your life, you may need to make some decisions that will make you temporarily uncomfortable as you reset and put yourself back on a track towards happiness. I no longer have the studio space I once did or the security of regular work, but I have opened myself up to the universe and new opportunities. I will make do with what I have for the time being and look forward to what is to come. Take chances. Invest in yourself. Make the jump.

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share. You make what I do possible and I need your support now more than ever. Please check out CariniArts.com and if there’s something you want, I will find a solution for you. I’ve got art (of course), hoodies, shirts, swimsuits, leggings, sports bras, jewelry, and more.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“I Gave You Every Piece Of Me But You Could Never Love A Puzzle (95,126,814,720 Pieces Of An Alchemist)” reflects upon battles with both self-love and the realization I often give the love I always wish I had. It’s often difficult for people to love a puzzle they can’t put together. The box can be intriguing, maybe they even open it, but so few are willing to take the time to see it through to the final piece. The number of puzzle pieces is also a direct reference to my mega creation Regenaissance. Perhaps the reason the puzzle is so difficult to complete is that so many pieces are missing because they were given away to people that mishandled them and never put them back in the box.

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share. You make what I do possible and I need your support now more than ever. Please check out CariniArts.com and if there’s something you want, I will find a solution for you. I’ve got art (of course), hoodies, shirts, swimsuits, leggings, sports bras, jewelry, and more. Check out this canvas HERE