artistcarina

Carina Francioso

STATE OF MIND
“If you think you are beaten, you are. 
If you think you dare not, you don’t. 
If you’d like to win but think you can’t. 
It’s almost a cinch that you won’t. 
If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost. 
For out in the world you’ll find 
Success begins with a fellow’s will —
it’s all in the state of mind.”
– Author unknown .
This is one of many quotes that my grandmother kept and shared with me. Before she passed away last July I had promised her that I would finish this masterpiece in time for my exhibit at @arcadiagallery , and I did!  The only thing worse than regretting something you did, is regretting something you didn't do - that takes a strong will because we’re all fighting our own internal fears. Keep working on your dreams my friends, it’s all here for you 🙌🏻. Love you mamma grams 💗✨😇. #depthisworthmoretomethangold #behumble

STATE OF MIND “If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t. If you’d like to win but think you can’t. It’s almost a cinch that you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’ve lost. For out in the world you’ll find Success begins with a fellow’s will — it’s all in the state of mind.” – Author unknown . This is one of many quotes that my grandmother kept and shared with me. Before she passed away last July I had promised her that I would finish this masterpiece in time for my exhibit at @arcadiagallery , and I did! The only thing worse than regretting something you did, is regretting something you didn't do - that takes a strong will because we’re all fighting our own internal fears. Keep working on your dreams my friends, it’s all here for you 🏻. Love you mamma grams 😇. #depthisworthmoretomethangold #behumble - 2 months ago

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“I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I am.” - Charles Cooley
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I first heard this quote from @jayshetty and it shifted the way I thought about myself and how I interacted with people. It comes back to self love and confidence. Others can have their opinions of you, but the opinion you have of yourself is the one that will break through glass ceilings, the one that will light up a room or a conversation, the one that will hopefully be remembered... Some people emanate warmth & authenticity and I truly feel that from Jay. Check out how he’s changing the world for the better 🙏🏻 >> @jayshetty

“I am not who you think I am; I am not who I think I am; I am who I think you think I am.” - Charles Cooley . I first heard this quote from @jayshetty and it shifted the way I thought about myself and how I interacted with people. It comes back to self love and confidence. Others can have their opinions of you, but the opinion you have of yourself is the one that will break through glass ceilings, the one that will light up a room or a conversation, the one that will hopefully be remembered... Some people emanate warmth & authenticity and I truly feel that from Jay. Check out how he’s changing the world for the better 🏻 >> @jayshetty - 2 months ago

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ARC ‘VISIONS’ 2019 @arcadiagallery . Feeling grateful for a successful opening and for everyone who attended, especially those who flew in and drove distances just to be there! My cup is overflowing 🌊🙏🏻🌊! @artrenewalcenter #arcadiacontemporary

ARC ‘VISIONS’ 2019 @arcadiagallery . Feeling grateful for a successful opening and for everyone who attended, especially those who flew in and drove distances just to be there! My cup is overflowing 🏻! @artrenewalcenter #arcadiacontemporary - 2 months ago

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🌊 Here is one year of my life!.. ‘Il soffio della vita’ (The Breath of Life) 
Oil on canvas, diptych 68”x102”
Inspired by Salento, Italia and by Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of Adam’
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Come see it tomorrow at @arcadiagallery !
If you had one year to create something what would it be? Remember, the pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret... 🙌🏻

Here is one year of my life!.. ‘Il soffio della vita’ (The Breath of Life) Oil on canvas, diptych 68”x102” Inspired by Salento, Italia and by Michelangelo’s ‘Creation of Adam’ . . Come see it tomorrow at @arcadiagallery ! If you had one year to create something what would it be? Remember, the pain of discipline is far less than the pain of regret... 🏻 - 2 months ago

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I’m very excited and truly honored to be exhibiting my work alongside some amazing contemporary artists at the one and only @arcadiagallery ! Thank you to both Arcadia & @artrenewalcenter for making this possible 🙏🏻. Here’s a detail from my most recent painting, ‘Il soffio della vita”. Four of my paintings will be on exhibit from Feb 16th - Mar 2nd. Hope to see some of you opening night! ☺️

I’m very excited and truly honored to be exhibiting my work alongside some amazing contemporary artists at the one and only @arcadiagallery ! Thank you to both Arcadia & @artrenewalcenter for making this possible 🏻. Here’s a detail from my most recent painting, ‘Il soffio della vita”. Four of my paintings will be on exhibit from Feb 16th - Mar 2nd. Hope to see some of you opening night! ️ - 2 months ago

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🎶 “Will you be there when the day is done, will you be there under the same... under the same sun?” - me singing along with @benhowardmusicofficial .
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Details ‘Under The Same Sun’ 50x45”.
Many of you have requested more of these detail shots, so here you go! Once the darker areas are dry, I go back in with the highlights and blend them into background. 
This painting’s title was inspired by this song (I must have listened to it a thousand times while working on it)! Ben is one of my favourite artists and the song made me contemplate the connection we have to each other: each day we witness the same sun rising and falling... ☀️🌊

“Will you be there when the day is done, will you be there under the same... under the same sun?” - me singing along with @benhowardmusicofficial . . Details ‘Under The Same Sun’ 50x45”. Many of you have requested more of these detail shots, so here you go! Once the darker areas are dry, I go back in with the highlights and blend them into background. This painting’s title was inspired by this song (I must have listened to it a thousand times while working on it)! Ben is one of my favourite artists and the song made me contemplate the connection we have to each other: each day we witness the same sun rising and falling... - 2 months ago

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In May of last year I picked up the spring issue of American Art Collector magazine. I remember sitting at Indigo and browsing through the pages of beautiful art from all over the globe and thinking how cool it would be to one day be featured amongst some of the best Contemporary Artists!... Less than a year later I am sitting here with the February issue in my hand and my work is featured in it! I don’t think I can even express in words my gratitude towards @americanartcollector and @bookofjoshua for being so kind to feature emerging artists like myself. 🙏🏻 I know for a fact that pouring all of your ♥️ into your work does pay off, and I‘ll be so grateful if I can inspire at least one person with this post, to follow their dreams. Please come see our exhibit at @arcadiagallery Feb 16- March 2. ✨✨✨✨

In May of last year I picked up the spring issue of American Art Collector magazine. I remember sitting at Indigo and browsing through the pages of beautiful art from all over the globe and thinking how cool it would be to one day be featured amongst some of the best Contemporary Artists!... Less than a year later I am sitting here with the February issue in my hand and my work is featured in it! I don’t think I can even express in words my gratitude towards @americanartcollector and @bookofjoshua for being so kind to feature emerging artists like myself. 🏻 I know for a fact that pouring all of your ️ into your work does pay off, and I‘ll be so grateful if I can inspire at least one person with this post, to follow their dreams. Please come see our exhibit at @arcadiagallery Feb 16- March 2. - 2 months ago

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🙏🏻 A BIG THANK YOU to @voyagechicago for interviewing me and featuring my work on their online media platform! 😁 Please visit the link in my bio if you’d like to read the interview and learn more about my journey as an artist.👩🏻‍🎨 #goodnewstues 
Above photo by @ibrentski .
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VoyageChicago ‘s mission: “Accordingly our mission is to build a platform that fosters collaboration and support for small businesses, independent artists and entrepreneurs, local institutions and those that make our cities interesting. We want to change the way people spend their money – rather than spending it with the big, cookie-cutter corporations we want them to spend their money with the independent, creative, local entrepreneurs, small businesses and artists.”

🏻 A BIG THANK YOU to @voyagechicago for interviewing me and featuring my work on their online media platform! Please visit the link in my bio if you’d like to read the interview and learn more about my journey as an artist.🏻‍ #goodnewstues Above photo by @ibrentski . . VoyageChicago ‘s mission: “Accordingly our mission is to build a platform that fosters collaboration and support for small businesses, independent artists and entrepreneurs, local institutions and those that make our cities interesting. We want to change the way people spend their money – rather than spending it with the big, cookie-cutter corporations we want them to spend their money with the independent, creative, local entrepreneurs, small businesses and artists.” - 3 months ago

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Taking a moment to look back on the last year, the last couple of months and to the final details put on this painting. It has been a long journey getting here but I could not be happier to set this painting free into the world, for it to reach whoever it is meant to, inspire whoever it is meant to 🌊🙌🏻. Stay tuned in to see the finished piece, or come see it in the real in California at @arcadiagallery Feb 16 - Mar 2. .
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I’d love to hear from you! Please comment below and share with me your most challenging project/work of art and what you learned from it! 😊 .
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 Ps: you can plainly see that @timferriss helped me stay inspired on the final stretch. 😂🙏🏻👌🏻

Taking a moment to look back on the last year, the last couple of months and to the final details put on this painting. It has been a long journey getting here but I could not be happier to set this painting free into the world, for it to reach whoever it is meant to, inspire whoever it is meant to 🏻. Stay tuned in to see the finished piece, or come see it in the real in California at @arcadiagallery Feb 16 - Mar 2. . . I’d love to hear from you! Please comment below and share with me your most challenging project/work of art and what you learned from it! . . Ps: you can plainly see that @timferriss helped me stay inspired on the final stretch. 🏻🏻 - 3 months ago

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“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche .
Last week I sent my paintings off to California for the “Visions” ARC Award exhibit happening at @arcadiagallery Feb16-March2. Swipe >> to see some footage of what goes in to building a crate this size. A big thank you to my artist friend @fotirenato who helped me build this massive box to house my work and keep it safe for its long ride to LA. Thank you to my family for their endless help and support, I really wouldn’t be here without them, and thank you to the people behind the scenes- the truck drivers, brokers, custom agents etc. 🙏🏻 #gratitude really is the best attitude! 😊

“The essence of all beautiful art, all great art, is gratitude.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche . Last week I sent my paintings off to California for the “Visions” ARC Award exhibit happening at @arcadiagallery Feb16-March2. Swipe >> to see some footage of what goes in to building a crate this size. A big thank you to my artist friend @fotirenato who helped me build this massive box to house my work and keep it safe for its long ride to LA. Thank you to my family for their endless help and support, I really wouldn’t be here without them, and thank you to the people behind the scenes- the truck drivers, brokers, custom agents etc. 🏻 #gratitude really is the best attitude! - 3 months ago

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“To really love a woman, to understand her you gotta know her deep inside. Hear every thought, see every dream and give her wings when she wants to fly.”
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Today I’m thankful for a new day and a new year that’s on its way. 2018 wasn’t an easy year but it was a necessary year that encompassed both tears and laughter, one that taught me many lessons, one that propelled my growth and gave me those wings to fly 🦇. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! May you always feel loved enough to live out your dreams and surpass them! 😁💫 Photography by a good hearted friend @williamriquelmephotography

“To really love a woman, to understand her you gotta know her deep inside. Hear every thought, see every dream and give her wings when she wants to fly.” - @bryanadams . . Today I’m thankful for a new day and a new year that’s on its way. 2018 wasn’t an easy year but it was a necessary year that encompassed both tears and laughter, one that taught me many lessons, one that propelled my growth and gave me those wings to fly 🦇. Wishing you all a very Happy New Year! May you always feel loved enough to live out your dreams and surpass them! Photography by a good hearted friend @williamriquelmephotography - 4 months ago

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“Be choosy, therefore, of what you set your heart upon. For if you want it strongly enough, you’ll get it.” - once quoted by Earl Nightingale .
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I can’t believe it has almost been a year since this photo was taken!  It’s crazy what can happen in a year and unfathomable how quickly something can arrive in your life after wanting it so bad. It started with a vision and a goal, some inspired action and patience... but most of all belief that it could come to pass. This painting has been by far my largest artistic challenge and I cannot wait to share the final piece with you all.  Four of my works will be on exhibit at @arcadiagallery beginning February 16th. I hope some of you can make it out! 🙏🏻 .
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Photo by: @ibrentski 😊

“Be choosy, therefore, of what you set your heart upon. For if you want it strongly enough, you’ll get it.” - once quoted by Earl Nightingale . . I can’t believe it has almost been a year since this photo was taken! It’s crazy what can happen in a year and unfathomable how quickly something can arrive in your life after wanting it so bad. It started with a vision and a goal, some inspired action and patience... but most of all belief that it could come to pass. This painting has been by far my largest artistic challenge and I cannot wait to share the final piece with you all. Four of my works will be on exhibit at @arcadiagallery beginning February 16th. I hope some of you can make it out! 🏻 . . Photo by: @ibrentski - 4 months ago

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This video features some of my Limited Edition Giclée canvas and paper prints. If you’re looking for that perfect art piece that brings a hint of vitamin sea to a room, then this is for you! 🌊☀️ A portion of proceeds goes towards @charitywater << check them out!  International Shipping Available. Sizes and prices upon request. 😊 .
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🎶: ‘A Night Of Remembrance’ by @theeuclideanstairway 🙏🏻

This video features some of my Limited Edition Giclée canvas and paper prints. If you’re looking for that perfect art piece that brings a hint of vitamin sea to a room, then this is for you! ️ A portion of proceeds goes towards @charitywater << check them out! International Shipping Available. Sizes and prices upon request. . . . : ‘A Night Of Remembrance’ by @theeuclideanstairway 🏻 - 5 months ago

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Do you know that the greatest battle ground is in your own head? The mind seeks for safety and a box it can call home📦. But the problem with a box is what you’re missing outside of it. 
When a person decides not to be defined by what they do or create, magic happens, doors open, your eyes brighten, your work becomes service and an extension of you . And I’m talking about the doors you once dreamt about as a child. I’m talking about the smile or laughter that lights up a room. I’m talking about the you who has nothing to prove. You see, the world only sees you, as you see yourself. 
People ask where my inspiration comes from. 
It comes from intentionally creating it. 
It comes from my perspective on life. 
It comes from living the way I want to. 
It comes from doing what I love. 
It comes from the people around me and deciding to feel every moment. 
Stop living in boxes and acting as though you have a million other lives to live, (only one☝🏻), this one . Start creating intentionally...
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Do you know that the greatest battle ground is in your own head? The mind seeks for safety and a box it can call home. But the problem with a box is what you’re missing outside of it. When a person decides not to be defined by what they do or create, magic happens, doors open, your eyes brighten, your work becomes service and an extension of you . And I’m talking about the doors you once dreamt about as a child. I’m talking about the smile or laughter that lights up a room. I’m talking about the you who has nothing to prove. You see, the world only sees you, as you see yourself. People ask where my inspiration comes from. It comes from intentionally creating it. It comes from my perspective on life. It comes from living the way I want to. It comes from doing what I love. It comes from the people around me and deciding to feel every moment. Stop living in boxes and acting as though you have a million other lives to live, (only one🏻), this one . Start creating intentionally... - 6 months ago

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“Non preoccuparti, ascoltami
Avrò problemi
Affronto infami ma
Niente mi spaventerà
Niente mi corromperà
Niente al mondo
Mi farà scordare che 
Posso vincere
E voglio farcela da me.”
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The moment you catch your father admiring all your hard work, and even though he may not say it always, you know how proud he is of you for following your dreams. This brought tears to my eyes and he really has no idea I snapped this photo until now @carver_33 . 💙
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Il momento in cui catturi tuo padre ammirando tutto il tuo duro lavoro, e anche se non te lo dice sempre, sai quanto è fiero di te per avere seguito i tuoi sogni...

. “Non preoccuparti, ascoltami Avrò problemi Affronto infami ma Niente mi spaventerà Niente mi corromperà Niente al mondo Mi farà scordare che Posso vincere E voglio farcela da me.” - @andreabocelliofficial . . The moment you catch your father admiring all your hard work, and even though he may not say it always, you know how proud he is of you for following your dreams. This brought tears to my eyes and he really has no idea I snapped this photo until now @carver_33 . . . Il momento in cui catturi tuo padre ammirando tutto il tuo duro lavoro, e anche se non te lo dice sempre, sai quanto è fiero di te per avere seguito i tuoi sogni... - 6 months ago

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“Where you invest your love you invest your life.” 🎶 - @mumfordandsons .
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#wip Come December, I will have spent one full year working on this painting. My whole life for one year has been devoted and invested here. My happiness and laughter, my tears and my losses, all the sacrifices I made... it’s all in this painting. I said no to many outings just so I could stay focussed on creating something that I believe and know will bring value and more beauty to the world. This painting brought me closer to myself and taught me the art of patience, the art of being my own best friend, the art of letting go and trusting. 
I’m telling you that you are stronger than you think you are. You are capable of more than you could imagine. You deserve to allocate your time to your highest values and become a better version of yourself. Not everyone will understand your decisions and that’s ok. What matters is that you are following the voice inside. Trust me... you will make waves 🌊😊🙌🏻.

. “Where you invest your love you invest your life.” - @mumfordandsons . . #wip Come December, I will have spent one full year working on this painting. My whole life for one year has been devoted and invested here. My happiness and laughter, my tears and my losses, all the sacrifices I made... it’s all in this painting. I said no to many outings just so I could stay focussed on creating something that I believe and know will bring value and more beauty to the world. This painting brought me closer to myself and taught me the art of patience, the art of being my own best friend, the art of letting go and trusting. I’m telling you that you are stronger than you think you are. You are capable of more than you could imagine. You deserve to allocate your time to your highest values and become a better version of yourself. Not everyone will understand your decisions and that’s ok. What matters is that you are following the voice inside. Trust me... you will make waves 🏻. - 7 months ago

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“We should not... ignore her life as we look at the work, because the life is in her work.”
- Elizabeth Cropper (written about Artemisia Gentileschi)
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There is power in these words. Your work in the world is a reflection of your life and how you live on the outside is how you feel on the inside. #clarityispower #livewithpassion

“We should not... ignore her life as we look at the work, because the life is in her work.” - Elizabeth Cropper (written about Artemisia Gentileschi) . . . There is power in these words. Your work in the world is a reflection of your life and how you live on the outside is how you feel on the inside. #clarityispower #livewithpassion - 8 months ago

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#throwbackthursday @maisonvalentino
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“Lean your sweet neck and mouth 
out of that dark nest where you hide,
I will pour effulgence into your mind.”
-Hafiz 🌅✨
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Effulgence means great brightness, radiance, shining forth. What is your interpretation of this quote?

#throwbackthursday @maisonvalentino . . “Lean your sweet neck and mouth out of that dark nest where you hide, I will pour effulgence into your mind.” -Hafiz . . Effulgence means great brightness, radiance, shining forth. What is your interpretation of this quote? - 9 months ago

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