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please view my works up close, they are designed to be scrutinized up close!
all hand drawn from imagination...
our minds are our greatest ally
and our greatest weapon.
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You - yes, you! :iconpussinbootsplz:
Do you know there are billions of people breathing the same air as you? sharing your water supply? people who like the same foods as you, people that think the foods you love are horrible;
Have you ever stopped to consider just how many human beings are living within a mile or of your home?
For some of you, just trying to imagine what one person's life is like can be hard. I dont think anyone of us could imagine what it could be like, living a different life to you, with different values to you.... but do those differences matter?

Have you ever stopped, dropped everything and spent an afternoon in meditation?
Do you ever feel inclined to?
Most people have different approaches to this too - some focus on a question;
though to always focus on the same question can, of course, send you quite, quite mad :crazy:
others try to quiet all forms of thought, block out everything and let their soul drift away from their body.... which is nice.
others try to think their way through life, working out all the creases of their existence mentally so they are prepared better for what may come.
others still follow strict meditation, such as prayer, or using mantras.
While each of these approaches have merit, none alone can bring you closer to your true self,
the deep conciousness, that we all know resides deep within.
no matter your belief structure, no matter your creed or social bearing, every human being should try to bring themselves a little closer to that spirit within... or they will never understand themselves.

So... yeah.
I been thinking about how weird it is to live in a city today. there are a about a million people living with a ten mile radius of here.
out of those uncountable masses, i know few, and will never even meet half of them, even though they live so close to me.
On a map of the world, England looks very small. but from here on the ground it stretches immeasurably, from the atlantic to the north sea.... hundreds of square miles of green pastures, forests, woodlands, fells and dales, castles, canals, villages, hamlets, townships, farms.... with mountain ranges, meandering rivers honeycombed throughout, caves resting down deep below the soil, waterfalls and over fifty kinds of sheep.

In my time I have met and talked at length with farmers, and gangsters, gays and skinheads, timid people, brash people,
soldiers and veterans, stable owners and market stall holders.
Each of which had their merits, each of which had their vices and their pitfalls.
Often I would ask them if they meditated. It's a good question to ask, you can usually get a good guage of their personality by their answer to this one question.
No two people i have ever met are alike.....
yet they all somehow fit a stereotype.
This is important. think about that. I'm sure you, as a person, will not (of course not) fit a stereotype...
but you will notice how everyone else around you does.
ain't that creepy?
well, heres the really creepy part.
You do too. so do i.
we cant escape it, it works without us trying. its narrative causality. we are made what we are by our name, our childhood and our responses to certain things that happen in each of our unique lives.
and yet.... there is no "normal" person out there. I would even go so far as to say there is no such thing.
every single one of you is different, from your molecular structures to your hairstyles, lifestyle choices to even what allergies you have. work on those unique qualities, and forget about the world and its dumb categories once in a while.
well, there. I gone and ranted again.
I would put some more icons up here but i got all serious and stuff there for a moment.
  • Mood: Zeal
  • Listening to: Without.Directive
  • Reading: Terry Pratchett - i shall wear midnight
  • Watching: meditative visions...
  • Playing: at breathing like baba ramdev
  • Eating: Mash, veg and Burgers :P
  • Drinking: coffee, YUM.


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Simon Park
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Traditional Artist, I work mainly with biro's, fineliners,
cheap pencil crayons and pencils in an attempt to create honest works of art.

My work stems mainly from soul searching, meditation, and a passion for nature and the world around me. I am a follower of almost buddhistic teachings and think this reflects in my work too.

I do commissions for points too =P

we think therefore we am, right?

Current Residence: Earth (help!)
Print preference: canvas
Favourite genre of music: anything with soul
Favourite style of art: landscapes and Surrealistic inclinations more and more as time goes by
Shell of choice: silver and disc shaped
Wallpaper of choice: allsorts of posters
Skin of choice: grey and wrinkly with LARGE black eyes O.O
Favourite cartoon character: I am a cartoon character
Personal Quote: Tempus may well fugit but im sick of this sh*t.

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fibreciment Featured By Owner 1 day ago
tutuzi22 Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Professional General Artist
Wow! Simon!
Celem Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav: on my waterfall pic :)
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
no probs, its a great capture!
ingeline-art Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014   Traditional Artist
Thanks so much for faving -
that mens somuch for me !
Greetings and hugs from cologne
Ingeline-art ;-)))welcome in Vienna by ingeline-art
SierraRomeo Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2014  Professional Filmographer
Thanks for faving :)
Rikitza Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2014   Photographer
Simon Park thx :)
Fr34ky79 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  New member
Found ya :) Awesome art, will watch your work with interest. Was great meeting you too. Brilliantly creative mind m/
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
likewise - it was great finding someone new and intelligent to talk to. would love to see some of your art someday :nod:
hope you have a great day my friend :huggle:
Fr34ky79 Featured By Owner Jun 28, 2014  New member
Yeah great to talk to you :) bits of my art from over the years is posted on Facebook under Fr34k art album. look for R0ck.Fr34k on FB, my stuffs a bit weak compared to yours lol but my creativity comes out in different forms I guess :)
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