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Sculptor, Painter, and Art-book Author
Sculptor, Painter, and Art-book Author

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More pages from my story journal. Come join me on Instagram for my story and illustration process.
https://www.instagram.com/alexmitchellartist
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9/25/18
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Go ahead LOVE YOU.
You don’t need to wait until you feel perfect to love yourself. With or without monsters, you are perfect already. And the love you have for yourself is the most important thing you will ever own. It will give you the quiet assurance that no matter what you’re feeling - no matter which of your monsters is currently popping up - you will always find your way back to your true self. And that’s the part of you deep down inside that smiles and knows everything is going to be alright.

©2013 Alex Mitchell
GO AHEAD, BE A MONSTER, BUT DON'T FORGET TO SMILE
A Bilingual Poem Picture Book
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9/21/18
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The more outrageously horrible I made my monsters, the more absurd they became. By the time I got to bringing them to life as puppets, they were hilarious. Over time I stopped seeing my monsters as hateful parts of myself, and instead learned to see them as my guides, showing up whenever an unresolved issue or an unmet personal need arises. They are passing emotions that teach me to live more deeply. They make me feel alive.
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9/12/18
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My Me-Monsters phase went from 2009 to 2013. To be frank, it all began because I was sick of being me. Searching for my true self underneath my egocentric persona, I began stripping away the outworn ideas of my identity. This left me with my ego dissected into different parts. And so I named these parts. They became the five primary monsters responsible for my anger, insecurities, and anxieties. I brought them to life in paintings and as sculptures and puppets. And a funny thing happened along the way, they went from being horrible parts of myself to being ridiculous, obnoxious, and funny-looking. As a matter of fact, the more outrageously horrible I made them, the more absurd they became.
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9/11/18
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This is as good as it’s gonna get.
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More pages from my story journal. Come join me on Instagram for my story and illustration process.
https://www.instagram.com/alexmitchellartist
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8/17/18
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I just added my 100th post to my SHINE blog. About a year ago I decided to create a place online where I could combine my writing with my art with my videos. I also wanted to include audio recordings of my poems.
Now that this 100th post snuck up on me, I realize that I need to get my butt in gear and record more poems. But I'm happy to say that there's one recording up that I really like and want to share with you. Here's the link so you can listen.

https://superplanetalex.tumblr.com/post/165795800321/alex-mitchell-artist-author

it never felt so good
to feel so small

to know
deep down inside
that you are part
of something huge
in motion
in order

because
when you get it
that glimmer of belonging
even if only for an instant
that’s when it hits you:

your whole life
has been leading up to this
and all that pushing and striving
had nothing to do
with getting here

you’ve been on your way here
in spite of yourself

and all that’s left for you to do
is throw up your arms
laugh out loud
and say THANK YOU
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in spite of
the hardships
the questions
the doubts

in spite of
everything you think you know
changing

to love being alive
to give yourself away

that is the fire of your soul
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8/3/18
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Aren't they cute inside their little snowdomes?!
My "Loving Life: Spillong Open" series is now complete. Hurray!

https://www.behance.net/gallery/66405143/Loving-Life-Spillimg-Open-Sculpture-Series-2018
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