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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“Employee of the Month” diligently working to hold the title as she checks in new inventory. I have new Puzzled Hearts, Beautiful Catcidents, and Beautiful Accidents available. Braska and I are currently raising money to put on an amazing show at KAABOO Del Mar. Original, affordable, and recycled. Buy art and feed a starving artist!

DM me to get yours + you can also get your custom blankets (shown in background) at CariniArts.com 😁

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Commencing upon the precipice of homelessness, “The Boy In The Box” follows the rigid geometric structuring of the “The Up-Side Of Down” and represents the perpetual quest for personal freedom and breaking outside of the box. We all create our own boxes and some more than others.
“Flesh Of My Flesh (Deribon)” tells a story of creation and the interconnectedness of relationships. If you look closely, you may spot a large figure in the upper right corner and a much smaller figure in the bottom right. The smaller figure is in a state of genesis, feeding and growing from the nourishment and energy of the other.

This painting does have ties to a specific creation story, referencing Eve being created from the rib of Adam. Shortly after this painting was completed, someone vandalized it, puncturing and cutting through it right where Eve’s rib is. I had to patch Eve’s rib and carefully mend it, which I feel added to the symbolism and energy of the painting.

Please check out this painting as well as inspirational blog and podcast HERE

Congratulations to Braska for being named the …

Congratulations to Braska for being named the July “Employee of the Month” at Carini Arts. Today, September 20th, marks two years of work with the company. We thought it would be fun to use a photo from her first day as her employee photo. She says she came into the position with confidence and was never nervous. With her relentless passion and charm, Braska has quickly risen through the ranks to reach manager status. She is noted for her commitment to her position and boosting team morale. She has become a vital component of our team success and will no doubt help us to continue growing.

As winner of the first “Employee of the Month” award from Carini Arts, Braska will receive a piece of her favorite tissue paper as well some catnip, a treat, and will be allowed to take the day off for catnaps in the sun.

Fun fact about Braska: “My favorite toy is my little foamy rainbow ball that was already old and chewed up when I found it.”

Michael & Braska Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael & Braska Carini | LEARN MORE

Braska got tired watching me work-

Braska got tired watching me work-

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Braska and I need your help!

Next month we will be exhibiting at KAABOO Del Mar and we have some great ideas for an exhibit display, but we need to generate the resources to make it happen. We have an idea for a huge central heart photo op based on the concept of love and also want to bring some of our bigger and more valuable paintings, including “As The Caged Bird Sings” and the “10 Year Table Canvas” (for people to touch). Please help us bring this dream to fruition. 

If you’re looking for art for your home or office, we have a solution for you. I’m currently accepting commissions and am also offering specials on many of my older originals (ridiculous rates on select pieces). You can visit my online shop for affordable canvas prints, apparel, and decor. I can ship worldwide and offer payment plans. You can also take advantage of current specials on #MostlyForHer poems and original minis, which are very affordable and eco-friendly recycled art.

Looking for more? Check out CariniArts.com for my class schedule, blog, and rapidly growing podcast. This week we discuss social media and who you are vs. who you portray yourself to be. Please give it a listen and let me know what you want us to discuss on a future segment.

“As The Caged Bird Sings” is dedic…

“As The Caged Bird Sings” is dedicated to my best friend and muse, Deanne Hastings, who tragically went missing in 2015 and has yet to be found. It is suspected that she was murdered but there has been no closure to date. Deanne once asked me to do a huge painting with a giant pair of wings. This is my tribute to her. 

Deanne always called me her “Wings” and is the reason I have them tattooed on my back. I just wish I could have there for her this last time when she really needed me most. I could sense the call was going to come, but it never did, and part of me knew why. I’ve always felt that I failed her by not being there that last time, though I wanted to be and would have been. I think one of the reasons I work so hard is because of Deanne. I always tried so hard to impress her and make her proud. The last time I saw her, she told me she was. I will forever do whatever I can to keep her spirit alive through my creations. She is now my “Wings” and my angel. I love you Deanne.

Check out the original and canvas print options of this painting HERE

Visit CariniArts.com to learn more and for my class schedule, podcast, and blog. This week on my podcast we discuss social media and who you are vs. who you portray yourself to be.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Braska helps pack all the minis, poems, and gift packs. Get yours and feed a starving artist…Let’s be honest. It almost always goes to Braska. If she’s feeling generous, I get a small cut.

Get yours HERE

See more at CariniArts.com including my custom fleece blankets available for a limited time only. Pick any painting you want. I have sizes available for babies, kids, and adults.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

I love these new blankets! I’m currently testing them out for a limited time. I have baby, child, and adult sizes available and you get to pick the painting you want on yours! Check them out HERE

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Michael Carini | LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Michael Carini | LIMITED TIME ONLY!

Custom 50" x 70" blankets of your favorite Carini painting. Braska loves hers. DM me to get yours!

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