Category: mental health

Michael Carini | Deanne Hastings

Michael Carini | Deanne Hastings

Diving head first into some of my best paintings ever and the muse behind the pain+…Deanne Hastings. This is her story.

If you ever wanted to share one of my stories…this would be the one. Please check out the full blog post and please help bring closure to her story for her friends and family. This is the first time I have ever shared a lot of these stories and who Deanne was to me. The story is 10 years and the making and 4 years later than it should be. I’ve never had difficulty sharing my own stories, but I struggled tremendously to share hers for so many reasons…including having to accept that she’s gone.

Full story HERE

#DeanneHastings #MissingPerson

And sometimes you just need to feel like one p…

And sometimes you just need to feel like one person can see you when you can no longer see yourself.

Michael Carini | Mostly For Her 

Michael Carini | Mostly For Her 

If you like the words or the stories, please share. Want a #MostlyForHer poem? DM me or check out HERE

I have some really powerful stories to share on my blog and podcast this week. Please check out at CariniArts.com and share ✊

“Reign Upon Sunrise” Flashback

“Reign Upon Sunrise” Flashback

In August 2012, at the age of 28, I was reconnected with the biological family I never knew. At that time, I learned that my father, also named Michael, did not die in a car accident as I had always been told. Rather, I came to find out that he took his own life on my mother’s 21st Birthday, just shortly before I turned a year old. He did not leave a note. Almost 30 years later, in my most personal and emotional creation to date, I wrote that note for my father. Written through our collective heart, eyes, and hand, that piece of our soul is “Michael’s Note.”

“Michael’s Note” was followed by half a decade of critical introspection, reflection, and expression in the form of a visual history paradoxically representing a singular moment, time, and experience as well as momentum, time, and experience in their totality. Completed in the Spring at the age of 33 and given life in conjunction with the Summer Solstice, “Reign Upon Sonrise” is a five year meditative reflection of a simple complexity, or “simplexity.” A 49 canvas polyptych with a myriad of possibilities and experiences, this meditation is a personal and elemental narrative veiled under the umbrella of a fractalized spectrum of sub-narratives called “Reigndrops.” Peering into the human soul with no definitive beginning or end, may you enjoy your journey across the “Reignbough” and discover the enlightenment you seek in the “Reign Upon Sonrise.”

Dedicated to the father I never had the honor and privilege to know-

Full blog post HERE

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#suicideprevention #suicideawareness #survivorsofsuicide

The love she carries in her heart is as vast a…

The love she carries in her heart is as vast as her pain and as deep as her scars.

Michael Carini | MOSTLY FOR HER

Michael Carini | MOSTLY FOR HER

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Her life was an eternal prison, a life sentenc…

Her life was an eternal prison, a life sentence until the day she realized she was holding herself captive all along. That’s the day she realized her incarceration was all in her mind and she was capable of stepping through those bars at any moment. That’s the day she set herself free.

Michael Carini | Mostly For Her 

Michael Carini | Mostly For Her 

Want a #MostlyForHer poem? All poems also now available as a custom canvas upon request.

Check out my latest blog post on using your pain as a source of fuel for healing and growth +  on my podcast we discuss being liked vs. being someone worth liking. Please follow and share.

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Michael Carini | NEW BLOG STORY

Michael Carini | NEW BLOG STORY

Pain is unavoidable. At some point in this life, you are going to experience pain. Learn to use that pain as a source of fuel to grow and thrive. I get raw and real about this topic in my latest blog post. Please visit CariniArts.com and give it a read. You can also see more from my favorite creative collaborations (including this one) with Christa Maier including a full-length video covering multiple intense shoots.

And when her world burned, only her own tears …

And when her world burned, only her own tears could douse the flames.