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I been thinking recently a lot about theology, religion, and what we are.
I mean, if you really look beyond the "veil" we wear;
the little hair-do's and clothing dont's -
arguments are made between mankind about things as trivial as what sort of music you enjoy -
something wholly personal; yet other people feel the need to interject their feelings upon you, and tell you that because they don't like your music, that the music you listen to is no good.
Everything is subjective. What that means is this;
Some people undoubtedly like Skrillex. Some think his music is garbage.
Some people really like pornography. Some people find it absolutely disgusting.
Some people actually like violence. I went out with a girl once that was an actual sado-masochist. These people exist.
some people like to meditate, and others are scared to even try.
No single opinion is right or wrong, whether it be from a book, preacher or parent, telling you otherwise.

The problem comes from people believing their own world view only;
because I'm English, other languages perplex me. Sure, I can speak a little French, a little German, a little Spanish-
But these languages were not indoctrinated into my psyche from a young age, and therefor are alien to me.
My mother, bless her heart, tried to instill in me a christian ideology, so I would be abetter person;
But had I been born in the middle-east, I would be indoctrinated instead into Islam.
Had I been born in the middle-east two thousand years ago,
I would have probably been indoctrinated into the worship of Marduk.
AND THAT'S FINE.

But there comes a time in our lives when choice - actual freedom to make up one's own mind and decide upon a course of action based upon this strategy - becomes a defining contribution to our future selves.
This is the crunch-point; a time and place in your existence when suddenly, and indescribably, you are alone.
But this need not be a bad thing.
Your journey here on this world, in this time, is an amazing adventure, and your decisions change not only the journey, but the outcome also. To make wise decisions, you must factor into account many different things.
But overall, your eventual happiness, rather than instant gratification, should be important here.
Today lasts twenty-four hours;
Your lifetime will probably last a fair bit longer.
So take five minutes today to actually think about what you want from life, and make decisions based upon your discernment.
After all, you only get one shot at being YOU,
and that in itself is a precious gift and opportunity.

Namaste, artists of the Earth.
You are all philosophers, and soldiers of freedom.
Remember that.
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: This rockin' new song. Obviously.
  • Reading: The long War - Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: my daughter twirl across the living room.
  • Playing: with prismacolors
  • Eating: salad :)
  • Drinking: dandelion ayurvedic tea.

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simonpark81
Simon Park
Artist | Hobbyist | Traditional Art
United Kingdom
Biography:
Simon Park has been an avid drawer his whole life, striving to create a style that is unique, provocative and powerful.

Influenced by modern fantasy films, comics, orchestral scores and rennaissance art, he uses cross-hatching and vivid colours, With a heavy emphasis on dynamics, scale, tiny details and down to earth characters to drive forward the old adage that every picture tells a thousand words.

He does not usually intend a specific story during the creation process, but rather builds an elaborate snapshot for the viewer to imagine a story for.
Many of his works are intended to open dialogue; to embrace or question ideals and ideologies of modern society, and look upon them with new eyes.
He relishes in hiding in plain sight details which the viewer can find upon a second or third viewing.

His time not spent with his partner :iconbizkit66: and their children, or curled up somewhere drawing, is spent hiking, mountain climbing and meditating.



I do commissions for points too =P

we think therefore we am, right?
XD


Current Residence:Europe (the english bit)
Print preference: canvas or card
Favourite genre of music: nu-metal dubstep classical orchestral
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: Snufkin
Personal Quote: If you can look down upon the clouds, and know that you are safe,
then you have learnt to fly. good on you!
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The homestead by simonpark81
The homestead
Parkland, a world that not only survived it's apocalypse, but regrew into something amazing and free; a world without limits or boundaries, without racial or social prejudices...
...Though many generations have passed on since the great tumult, all of humanity swore to honour and remember that we, the human race, managed to bring about our own world's destruction.
Part of that is in remembering our mistakes, and to always try to help our fellow man, and indeed all other terrestrial biological races-
no matter the circumstance -
for it became clear long ago, that if we let ourselves be seperated by greed, jealosy, argument or religion,
that ultimately we only harmed ourselves as a race.

Here we can see the homestead,
a cosy little place that is built a few miles away from the first of the "great crags" -
massive monoliths of slate mixed gratuitously with brimstone, giving them a distinctive smell even from afar.
however, the geological activity involved means that the local watersource is warmed by thermal vents, and though upstream it boils in some places, here it is a wonderfully warm and pleasant river to dip one's feet in after a hard day trekking or foraging, visiting the local markert (only a two-hour stroll south through excellent woodlands which command beautiful views- just follow the river!) or daring to explore the great wealth of local and sometimes very deep caves!

....nothing better than relaxing in the hammock and watching the squirrels play at sunset :squee:
Enetering this for the :iconsharpenededge: contest, fingers crossed! :fingerscrossed:

If you want to explore Parkland further, follow me down the rabbit hole...
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Balthazaar The Fish by simonpark81
Balthazaar The Fish
so a few people have asked what my foot-long goldfish looks like...
Well, here he is! I have affectionately named him Balthazaar in recent months, in deference to his amazing ability to outgrow any tank we have so far fitted him out with. His shy life-buddy is Dollar, another goldfish (but silver) that REALLY doesnt like being photographed.
took me about fifteen minutes of chasing him with the camera to get a shot this good.

so... Balthazaar is about 12 inches long, around 3 inches tall and almost an inch thick around the belly.
Dollar is a bit smaller, about 7 inches long, and submissive to Balthazaar. They survived being almost murdered by my partner's ex, who had forgotten about them and their other tank-mate and left them without pump or food for over 2 months in a dark cupboard.
after carrying them back and cleaning them out, they became lively and friendly, and very, very hungry.
unfortunately we lost the third goldie, which was a beautiful little fantail.

as the years passed, they grew and grew, until we finally decided to go all out and get an absolutely massive tank for them - 300 litre :)
in the few months since we got the new tank, we have been shocked to watch them steadily get bigger and bigger - approaching river fish size now! We take the approach that any pet is a member of the family, whether it be a dog, rat or fish,
and these members of the family are a constant inspiration to me.

The trick for keeping them alive so long (they are about ten years old now) is:
-regular small feeds - two or sometimes 3 a day
-only clean their pump every week - not the water
-change about 20% of their water every few weeks
-live plants - especially brazilian water weed, which is awesome
-crystals imbued with loving energy ; and im not kidding - these are important!
one of the many crystals in our fishtank is a huge boulder of rose-quartz, about eight inches tall and weighs a good deal too.

I love my fish so much, I'm sharing the image with all. All i ask in return is that if you use it for anything art related, please link me up on there, and let me know so i can come and take a look at what awesome art you create with this!
I may upload some other shots of my epic goldfish, i have another shot from a more head-on angle.
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I been thinking recently a lot about theology, religion, and what we are.
I mean, if you really look beyond the "veil" we wear;
the little hair-do's and clothing dont's -
arguments are made between mankind about things as trivial as what sort of music you enjoy -
something wholly personal; yet other people feel the need to interject their feelings upon you, and tell you that because they don't like your music, that the music you listen to is no good.
Everything is subjective. What that means is this;
Some people undoubtedly like Skrillex. Some think his music is garbage.
Some people really like pornography. Some people find it absolutely disgusting.
Some people actually like violence. I went out with a girl once that was an actual sado-masochist. These people exist.
some people like to meditate, and others are scared to even try.
No single opinion is right or wrong, whether it be from a book, preacher or parent, telling you otherwise.

The problem comes from people believing their own world view only;
because I'm English, other languages perplex me. Sure, I can speak a little French, a little German, a little Spanish-
But these languages were not indoctrinated into my psyche from a young age, and therefor are alien to me.
My mother, bless her heart, tried to instill in me a christian ideology, so I would be abetter person;
But had I been born in the middle-east, I would be indoctrinated instead into Islam.
Had I been born in the middle-east two thousand years ago,
I would have probably been indoctrinated into the worship of Marduk.
AND THAT'S FINE.

But there comes a time in our lives when choice - actual freedom to make up one's own mind and decide upon a course of action based upon this strategy - becomes a defining contribution to our future selves.
This is the crunch-point; a time and place in your existence when suddenly, and indescribably, you are alone.
But this need not be a bad thing.
Your journey here on this world, in this time, is an amazing adventure, and your decisions change not only the journey, but the outcome also. To make wise decisions, you must factor into account many different things.
But overall, your eventual happiness, rather than instant gratification, should be important here.
Today lasts twenty-four hours;
Your lifetime will probably last a fair bit longer.
So take five minutes today to actually think about what you want from life, and make decisions based upon your discernment.
After all, you only get one shot at being YOU,
and that in itself is a precious gift and opportunity.

Namaste, artists of the Earth.
You are all philosophers, and soldiers of freedom.
Remember that.
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: This rockin' new song. Obviously.
  • Reading: The long War - Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: my daughter twirl across the living room.
  • Playing: with prismacolors
  • Eating: salad :)
  • Drinking: dandelion ayurvedic tea.
I'm trying to let myself be more open these days....
looking for acceptance in a world that seems lonely and very strange can be daunting.

I recorded this vocal cover off the cuff,
havent really practiced much recently but decided i want to share who i am and what i am about.
there will be more and more stuff like this over time... i'm feeling more like singing again these days :nod:
and yes, i actually finally filmed myself face on with a camera O.O
www.facebook.com/video.php?v=8…

Anyone that hasnt heard my guitar tribute to my son yet, please come check it out :)
www.facebook.com/cee.beyond.1/…

And if you like my musical stylings, here is one more;
www.facebook.com/video.php?v=7…
This one is more experimental and spur-of-the-moment kind of music i love to flow with.

Also, just uploaded a new picture! The FishBus is ready for passengers :D
  • Mood: Pride
  • Listening to: This rockin' new song. Obviously.
  • Reading: Raising Steam - Terry Pratchett
  • Watching: my daughter twirl across the living room.
  • Playing: with prismacolors
  • Eating: salad :)
  • Drinking: dandelion ayurvedic tea.

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:iconprofessorwagstaff:
professorwagstaff Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Hey Simon, congratulations on winning the Sharpened Edge contest. Your submission was terrific and well worthy of 1st place. :)
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:iconbear48:
bear48 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015  Professional
Thank you for adding "Halfway Up" to your favorites 
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KJZombieKiller Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
Thanks for the favs!
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Karolusdiversion Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2015
Hi. Thank you very much for :+fav:ing on
Damn to bad weather Damn to bad weather by Karolusdiversion :thanks:
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:iconmikestevenson1955:
mikestevenson1955 Featured By Owner May 11, 2015
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hi Simon... saw this, thought you might enjoy it!
Mike.
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:iconsimonpark81:
simonpark81 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
deviantart says the page doesnt exist... :-?
curses upon those who pull the most interesting info off the web!!
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:iconmikestevenson1955:
mikestevenson1955 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015
hi simon ...it was a political piece ...(anti government ) maybe that is why it's disappeared! 
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:iconseriousnodplz: i would expect as much. i have learnt to curb my enthusiasm these days, as anything too off-the-grid is pulled offline within a day or so :( as it is, im pretty sure artists like us never get DD's or allowed into spotlight for same reason. its crazy, we are living in a tightly controlled system in which every country follows the same rules-yet while regular folk are still watching and believing everything on the news they will never relaise how indoctrinated they are! the idea of war at this point is just ludicrous - when world leaders eet up regularly to discuss strategies and whatnot, while never telling the common man what they plan through things like the G20 and bilderberg meetings.
im sure its all just a game to these people. after all, they just wanna play golf and sit and watch their flat-screen hd tv, right?
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KeIIion Featured By Owner May 2, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
hi you here ?
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simonpark81 Featured By Owner May 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
hi :wave: yes, im here... was thinking it over....
had a serious medical issue a few weeks back, and have not been online as much recently.

the problem i have with the commission is this - as an artist, i am trying to lay down the roots of what will become my future by what i create. i have tried my hardest to steer away from violent images and violence in general,
(being a buddhist, as i have already explained, means even squashing a bug in my house is disgusting to me.)
...yet every commission i get on DeviantArt is something dark and brutal.

i'm afraid the time has come for me to speak plainly.
I am not drawing commissions of violence and gore for £3 (whether it be deviant points or not).
It makes me feel bad; and i just don't enjoy doing it.

 I cannot change who i am.
I am a surrealist, a dreamer... a fantasy artist.
I do not want to draw characters killing each other.
Sorry but i must respectfully decline your commission.

As i mentioned previously, If there was a good amount of money to be made from drawing people dying,
then maybe i would reconsider it as it would help my family in the long run.
As it is, I get a feeling of satisfaction and well-being from drawing fantasy-surreal worlds, and happy images, and politically or theologically moving images....
and have sold a few of these works for upwards of £60. Drawing these pictures makes me happy, and earns for me too.
no, thank you, my friend.
Hope you have a nice day and sorry I couldnt fulfil your request.
:iconbowplz:
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