I can never be rid of this pain – it is part of me, my mind is incomplete, there is no rhyme, no logic, no excuse. It is all there, inside, where it is the strongest.

This is probably the most poignant piece I have ever created. It displays my inner most feelings, fears, hopes, and tragedies. THIS is the face I see when I look in the mirror. Grossly misshapen, warped, dark, seething, wounded, and vulnerable. I wish I was prouder of this – it IS one of the most intriguing photo manipulations I have ever done, but it just displays a deeper self loathing and a bitterness I cant quite describe.

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  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 3 years ago

    Wow. Wondering if your words are true or just drama to go with this incredible image. Either way, it works. Hoping it is made up, as it is so easy to feel your pain. Hugs, shar XOXOXOXXOXOXOXO

  • Thanks so much, Shar!! Unfortunately, I suffer from Chronic Depression and Social Anxiety – the words are real. I know they say we have to suffer for our art, but I take that literally. :)) I get help, every week from my therapist, so all is not lost. This photo demonstrates how I feel on the inside, most of the time, even though my face shows a smile. Thanks so much for your support!! xoxox

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahover 3 years ago

    Powerful work here, Scott!

  • Thanks a bunch, Ron!! I wish this was just a photo, but it is how I really feel on the inside sometimes. xx

    – Scott Mitchell

  • virginian
    virginianover 3 years ago

    Deep and powerful- sure hate you feel that way.

  • Thanks so much, Judy – so much crap has hit me all at the same time, sometimes its all I can do to just hold it together. I thank the heavens every day for my wonderful family and my incredible friends, and most of all, my little girl, Delain. Without all of whom I dont think I would be able to cope.

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Sheryl Gerhard
    Sheryl Gerhardover 3 years ago

    Very dramatic! Great work Scott. Know what you mean.

  • Thank you, my dear! xox
    We are all in this together, right? :))

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 3 years ago

    you are such a deep and moving soul dear scotty ♥ wish we lived closer, i’d hug you to death right now

  • and I would let you!!! Plus I got good news today – my car is fixable and I should have it back no later than Thursday!! YAY!!!!!!! xoxox

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Brenda Burnett
    Brenda Burnettover 3 years ago

    Scott, what a wonderful work of art. I sure hope the pain is not real. This is magnificent.

  • Thank you, dear Brenda. Somtimes, this is real. I suffer from depression, social anxiety, and panic attacks. I’m good now, but sometimes this is the face I see when I look in the mirror. A true “troubled” artist, I am. ;)xx

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Wendi Donaldson
    Wendi Donaldsonover 3 years ago

    So sorry you have to deal with this pain every day….. I’m really glad that you have such a wonderful gift that allows you to express yourself so powerfully. Brilliant work!

  • Thank you so much, Wendi! At least my problems help me create some really cool art. LOL

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Heather King
    Heather Kingover 3 years ago

    that is most excellent news my dear friend

  • I hope so!!! thanks darlin! xox

    – Scott Mitchell

  • Rewards4life
    Rewards4lifeover 3 years ago


  • Thank you so much!!!

    – Scott Mitchell

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybrideover 3 years ago
  • OH MY GOODNESS!!! I never ever thought that anyone (let alone a group moderator) would find this worthy of a feature. You have truly made my day. THANK YOU SO MUCH!!!!

    – Scott Mitchell

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