Category: recovery

Michael Carini | #MostlyForHer 🌹

Make a small donation to feed a starving artist and get your favorite handwritten poem at CariniArts.com + check out my blog and podcast 😍

Michael Carini | #MostlyForHer 🌹

Make a small donation to feed a starving artist and get your favorite handwritten poem at CariniArts.com + check out my blog and podcast 😍

#MostlyForHer 🌹

Make a small donation to feed a starving artist and get your favorite handwritten poem at CariniArts.com + check out my blog and podcast 😍
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She sings to her shadows. She dances with her demons. She draws in the dreams of lost and forgotten loves. The company she keeps is the only company she has…and thus, so too, it has her.

An overcast life filled to the brim with rainy days, she will always be partial to standing in the rain because of the manner in which is masks her flood of tears.


Michael Carini | #MostlyForHer
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Make a small donation to feed a starving artist and get your favorite handwritten poem at CariniArts.com + check out my blog and podcast 😍

Here on World Mental Health Day I contemplate where I am today versus where I was a year ago. What a difference a year makes. A big part of my mental health journey out of darkness was leaving all of the things and people in my life that weren’t meant for me. I had to unload those unnecessary burdens to free myself before I could even think about how to move forward…and now…forward I move-

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Life may beat you, batter you, and break you…but if you’re still breathing, buckle down and battle back to the last breath.

Michael Carini | #MostlyForHer 🌹
Make a small donation to feed a starving artist and get your favorite handwritten poem + check out my blog and podcast at CariniArts.com 😍

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In honor of Mental Health Awareness Week, here is a detail of one of my favorite paintings…The Insatiable Monster Eating Away At Me From The Inside. This painting had vodka and xanax mixed with the paint. I love how this detail captured part of the painting in light…and part in shadow.

This painting takes a deep dark journey into personal demons and the things that eat away at the soul. Simultaneously, it reflects upon the simple and pure beauty of the battle back from those deep dark places. Sometimes is may even appear pretty on the outside while crumbling from within. We’ve all seen these places and some of us are still there. Keep fighting.

See the full painting and get prints at CariniArts.com