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The artist journal and the messages from it were started around 2011 when I was on the precipice of homelessness. I didn't have the resources the paint, so painting the words in the journal satiated that desire just enough until I could get back on my feet again. I realized there are lots of other people struggling out there and perhaps they could use some hope and encouragement from someone that has been in their shoes. We all need a little boost sometimes and our vulnerabilities have the power to make us stronger both individually and collectively. These pieces are just a small sample from my hundreds of journal entries.
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What I love about Carini is that his work is always about remaining true to yourself, and who you are! I love this quote! It's the perfect reminder to always embrace the inner you and never hide shield or change for ANYONE. I also love that for a graphic tee, it is EXTREMELY comfortable to wear! You don't always find that with t-shirts like these. Carini makes sure that not only is he fostering a positive message of hope and self acceptance, but he makes sure to do it with quality products! I have basically begun cultivating a miniature museum of his t-shirts, leggings, and even his canvas reproductions that hang over my bed. Michael is truly an amazing soul, and supporting him when I can is something I will always do. I cannot wait to show off my new t-shirt! It's truly amazingly comfortable and for someone whose all about embracing the inner insanity that is myself? A message I will always strive to live by!
You're my absolute favorite!!!