Hi, everyone! I just wanted to share my new commercial for Door County Freelist. In case you missed that post, Door County Freelist is a website that I have designed. It’s a free online classifieds site for Door County. You can find it at https://doorcountyfreelist.com. Enjoy!
I just wanted to take a moment to share my latest painting. I actually finished this one last week, but I’ve been struggling harder the last few weeks, so I’ve been slower to post. This piece will not be listed for sale on Etsy. This one just didn’t turn out as well as I had hoped.
This is a mixed media piece on an 11×14 canvas panel. It was created primarily with acrylic paint, molding paste and string gel. This piece, similar to the one before it, symbolizes my struggle to keep the mess at bay by creating boundaries. I wanted to show how the mess bled through, and my attempt to sort through the tangled and stained mess.
I don’t like this piece very much. I think that I portrayed what I intended to, but I think I just don’t want to think that my past was that ugly. It wasn’t all bad, but when I think about the best times that I had when I was young, those were times that we were trying to make the best out of a bad situation.
Well, I better stop before I say things that I shouldn’t. I have started a new piece, which I hope will be finished sometime this week, though it might take longer. We got a membership at the YMCA and we all signed up for a class, which means we have something going on almost every night of the week now, but keeping busy helps.
Thanks for reading,
This is my latest piece. It is called “Boundaries.” It is a mixed media piece on an 8×10 canvas panel.
This piece symbolizes my struggle to create and maintain healthy boundaries in my life. From a distance, the lines look clean but if you look closer you can see how the lines are actually a huge mess. This is my most complex work to date. It will be listed for sale on Etsy for $65.00.
I would normally explain in detail how this painting was created, but this piece was more complicated. I will, however, tell you what products I used. This piece was created with liquid and medium bodied acrylics, crackle paint and glazes of acrylic matte medium tinted with liquid acrylics.
A lot of detail work went into this piece. Normally I will create a piece within three days. This one took me about a week from start to finish and is a more sentimental piece, which is why I have decided to charge a little more for this one.
I just ordered some more canvas panels in several different sizes. I’m excited to try some larger pieces! They should arrive in a few days.
I’m also continuing to work on Door County Freelist, which if you missed, is an online classifieds site for Door County. The site has been live for almost a month now. If you’re in the Door County area and need to buy sell or trade something, please check it out and post something! There are sections for community events, personals, jobs and apartments. There is also a local discussion forum and business directory (which I am adding to daily) It’s still rather naked, so please post or share.
That’s all for now. I hope you are enjoying my work. Thanks for reading!
Hi, everyone! Last week I went to the chiropractor for the first time. My wife had been trying to get me to go for months, saying that it would help with the tension in my neck and shoulders. I didn’t believe her. I always thought that it was a muscle thing and that a chiropractor would be no real help. I was wrong. The chiropractor explained how the spine, when it’s out of alignment, effects your nervous system, and how people with PTSD can benefit from chiropractic care. When the spine is out of alignment it constricts the parasympathetic nervous system, the part that slows down the heart rate and lets you relax.
I was very nervous about my first visit because my latest flashbacks make me more jumpy, especially when somebody is behind me, but she knew about my situation (because she’s my wife’s chiropractor too) and was very cautious and understanding. She had me put on a gown and she looked at my back and sent me for X-rays. I had a little breakdown after we left. I think it was because I felt vulnerable in the gown and with somebody completely new touching my back.
When we came back with the X-rays, she looked at them with us and showed me what was going on with my back, neck, and shoulders. She found that I had had whiplash at some point in my life. I’m not sure what it’s from. It could be from when I fell off a horse when I was 12, or from the trauma when I was younger. Either way, left untreated for so long, it has caused a lot of problems that need fixing.
She showed me how bad my back was. A healthy back moves when you bend and twist. Mine doesn’t. It’s stuck. After my first adjustment, I was amazed! My neck was moving so much more freely and a lot of the tension in my shoulders had gone away… for about a day, but that little break from it was awesome!
So, now I’m going to the chiropractor twice a week, and my therapist once a week. I hope that between them and my regular doctor, I’ll be able to start getting some real relief. I need it!
I guess that’s all for now. Thanks for reading,
Hi, Everyone! I know it’s been a few weeks. My anxiety has been crazy, so I’ve been throwing myself into projects to keep my mind occupied. I will be writing a few more post within the next day or two to tell you all about it.
I have one new painting to share, which will probably be my next post, but the biggest project over the last few weeks has been the development of a local online classifieds website for Door, County, WI. I decided to make this site, because when I first moved to this area, I had trouble finding job and apartment listings. There was barely anything in the local papers or online. Everywhere I have ever lived (and I have moved around a lot), I could find job and apartments listings online. If there was nothing on the job engines, there was always Craigslist.
But when it comes to Door County, Craigslist has dropped the ball. They have listings for the Green Bay area (an hour away), or Northern Wisconsin, which features ads mainly from Marinette and Menominee (1 1/2 hours away). So, I decided to do something about that.
Door County Freelist took me about two weeks build. It has all of the same features that Craigslist does, plus I added a local business directory. It’s completely free to list something. The site is now live and ready for listings. Unfortunately, it’s still naked, so if you live in or around Door County, please go to doorcountyfreelist.com and post something… anything! People aren’t going to post if they see that nobody else has posted, so I just need a few brave souls to get it started.
You can post just about anything on Door County Freelist. Sell your old junk! If you run a business or community group, you can list that. If you’re single and looking, there’s a personals section. If you have nothing to post, share the site with someone who does. I’d really love to see this website take off and start making a difference in the Door County community. So please post and share!
Hi, everybody! My new website is up and running! Please visit tcathermitchell.com! From there you can access this blog, which I will continue to update regularly. All of the same links and features are on my new site, it just looks prettier. I have an about me page, links to my online shops and video gallery as well as a contact page. I may add new and better features as I figure out the ins and outs of WordPress.
Welcome to tcathersmitchell.com! I’m T. Cathers-Mitchell and I am an Author/Artist living in Door County, WI. You can learn more about me and what I do on my About Me page.
From this page you can:
- View my video gallery
- Check out my blog
- Purchase my books
- Purchase my artwork
- Like or follow me on social media
- Support me on Patreon
- Make a donation via Paypal
- Contact me
You are welcome to poke around and enjoy! Don’t be shy! Feel free to contact me or leave comments. I welcome and encourage your comments, ideas and feedback.
Thanks for visiting,