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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Everything Dies Alone

Thematically, this is one of my darkest paintings. In my opinion, it’s also one of my most beautiful and valuable. It takes a deep introspective look into death and isolation…with a little homage to Donnie Darko.

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Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“When Nobody Else Would Love Me (I Had To Learn To Love Myself)” sits on the easel. I often put it back on the easel because this concept is always a work it progress…learning to love myself. When it’s not on the easel, I hang it above my bed to serve as a reminder as I sleep beneath it. Some days I don’t like myself very much. Some days I really don’t like myself. Some days, I’d go so far as to say I even hate myself. I’m working on it though. What I have learned is that after spending far too many years seeking that love externally, I can only truly reach down and grasp that within myself. Until I find that self-love, everything external will be futile and fleeting. Self-love is hard, but who told you love would be easy…effortless? Nothing worthwhile is easy. Anything worthwhile is going to demand hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. Try to love yourself a little more each day and a little more on the days you don’t want to. Start with today.

Please check out my brand new weekly podcast, blog, and painting class schedule at CariniArts.com

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Braska and I are working on my brand new poetic “Puzzled Hearts” series that will very much read like painted journal entries and the first piece is in the works. Pre-order yours or reserve your commission today!

You can also check out my new regular podcast, blog, and painting class schedule at CariniArts.com + DM for private lessons, events, and inquiries.

Michael Carini | More Than Most

Michael Carini | More Than Most

Have you ever felt like you’re a little bit “extra” or maybe more than others? It could be anything, positive or negative. Maybe you’re more of a giver. Maybe you always work a little bit harder. Maybe you just always seem to have more thrown at you. Maybe you feel like you’re always more on the edge or stand out because you’re more noticeably different than those that surround you. I just want to tell you…It’s okay to be “More Than Most.”

Get your “More Than Most” canvas HERE

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

Thank you for your support!

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“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.

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

Check out this available original and canvas prints HERE

Thank you all for your support!

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

“Light Of The Shadow Caster” reflects upon the dichotomy and duality that existing within all of us. Where there is darkness, there is light. Where there is light, there is darkness. It’s just a matter of perspective and which you allow to dominate you and your life. Don’t like where you are? Change it. You cannot wait for someone to change your life for you because you may be waiting forever. Change your own life. Be your own light. When you learn to do it yourself, nobody can ever take it away from you and if you ever fall back into the darkness, you will know wholeheartedly that you can pull yourself out.

When is the best time to change your life? Yesterday. When is the next best time? Today. Yesterday’s tomorrow has already arrived so tomorrow is no longer a valid excuse.

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “Donate” + make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too. I also have my painting class schedule listed there and you can DM me for private events and lessons.

Thank you all for your support!

Check out this painting HERE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Want to take a step-by-step introductory level painting class with me? Go to CariniArts.com to check out my public schedule and DM for inquiries and private lessons/events.

Don’t forget to check out my art and new additions while you’re at it. Every bit of support feeds a starving artist. You make what I do possible and your referrals are my greatest resource.

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Adjusting to the new space and finding a way to make it work. When life puts obstacles in front of you, push through them. Working from the bottom up and can only rise from here. Use your struggle as a source of fuel and the pain has no power over you.

If you enjoy my work or my stories, please share them. Your referrals are the most powerful resource I have. Check out CariniArts.com and if you see something you like that’s out of reach, DM me and let’s find a solution for you. Interested in a #MostlyForHer post-it poem? Just go to my site, click “donate” to make a small contribution to feed a starving artist, and message me the piece you like. I’ll send you some extra goodies too.

Thank you all for your support!

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Michael Carini | LEARN MORE

Happy Caturday from Braska and the fun bunch!

We have a little work to do and need your help selling a bit of art so if you like my work, let’s find a solution for you. Free shipping and easy interest-free payment plans are available. You can also check out my new Painting & Vino class schedule at CariniArts.com and please feel free to DM me if you have any questions.