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It's 2018... is the Apocalypse Gonna Happen or Not by mertonparrish It's 2018... is the Apocalypse Gonna Happen or Not :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 5 1 Unaware of the Angel by mertonparrish Unaware of the Angel :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 3 0 Sleep Tight by mertonparrish Sleep Tight :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 3 0 The Bricklayers by mertonparrish The Bricklayers :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 3 0 NANS SERIES:  Ghosts in the Library by mertonparrish NANS SERIES: Ghosts in the Library :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 5 0 Our Home Here on Earth by mertonparrish Our Home Here on Earth :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 5 0 Hubby and his Loves II by mertonparrish Hubby and his Loves II :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 6 0 Hubby and I Sleeping, Protected by our Angel by mertonparrish Hubby and I Sleeping, Protected by our Angel :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 10 0 Illustration of a Line from our Song by mertonparrish Illustration of a Line from our Song :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 3 0 Lyricism Meets Hubby and His Pop Culture Loves by mertonparrish Lyricism Meets Hubby and His Pop Culture Loves :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 6 0 Hubby and his Animals by mertonparrish Hubby and his Animals :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 5 0 Our Neighborhood by mertonparrish Our Neighborhood :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 4 1 Massachusetts Avenue at Night by mertonparrish Massachusetts Avenue at Night :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 2 0 Tardis Mass Avenue Fantasy by mertonparrish Tardis Mass Avenue Fantasy :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 4 0 Hubby Halloween Fantasy by mertonparrish Hubby Halloween Fantasy :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 2 0 Our Home in the Summerlands by mertonparrish Our Home in the Summerlands :iconmertonparrish:mertonparrish 1 0

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mertonparrish
****** MY DEVIANT ID: THE BOOK OF MERTON ******

Hello, dear viewers, fellow artists and friends!

Can it be that I've created a profile so detailed and a body of work so massive, that visitors need a little book to make it all simple? I think maybe so. Lol. Sigh. Click on my Deviant ID above for its artist comment, plus a complete compilation of my writings, fine art and craft work, in many genres. And, see below for instructions on navigating my page.
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SOME HELP NAVIGATING MERTON'S DA PAGE

THE LEFT SIDE MODULES ON THIS PROFILE:
The modules on the left side of this profile tell you and show you all about Merton, his life and creative work. These Modules are:
*"What Does Merton Do?"
*"Who is Merton?"
*Merton's Marriage
*Photo and Art Portraits of Merton and Hubby: 2018
*Our Home in the Summerlands
*Our Home Here on Earth
*Our Neighborhood
*New Merton Northside Studio: 2018 (Interior)
*Living Room Gallery (NewStudio)
*Lyricism Meets Hubby and His Pop Culture Loves
*The Last One: Merton Mourns his Lost Sculptures
*Finally: Newest, Favs, Watchers, Visitors, Groups Modules

THE RIGHT SIDE MODULES ON THIS PROFILE:
These Modules are:
*This module (click on the photo for "A Merton Reader" Link List)
*Merton's extensive, revelatory, chronicling, insight seeking journal
*A Sampling of the Merton Gallery
*And finally... Shouts and Comments!
Interests

NEW DEVIANT ID: THE BOOK OF MERTON

Sat Jun 30, 2018, 7:49 PM



NEW DEVIANT ID: THE BOOK OF MERTON 
Mixed Media Drawing by Merton Parrish
New Deviant Art ID June 2018

Dear Ones,

I've been working 24 hours straight, doing that Artist Personality "burst and crash" thing that we artist types tend to do. (See the Artist Personality on Kiersey.com, if you are not familiar with this concept). 

My page is entirely redone, there are many new modules, and a slew of new deviations have been added to my gallery.  Above (in the top left hand corner of this journal entry), you will find a picture of my new Deviant ID.  Its artist comment contains pretty much the entire Merton body of work in all genres (at least the work I have created for DA, anyway). Click on it, and you will see what I mean. It is all there, accessible by various clicks, and well organized.

I am back now, and ready to be a productive member of the community, once again.  Gosh, Facebook is seductive (and has neat tools), but oh my is it ever soul killing, with all its terrible shallowness, worldwide hate, fighting and angst amongst the populace, and outright reflection of the danger our country is immersed in.  See my previous journal entry.  Fascism, civil war, Brave New World, the fall of the Roman Empire, and the movie Idiocracy... here we come. I think we are there. Sigh.  

All that being said, I am glad to be with you, my fellow artists.  I'm looking forward to putting my focus on beauty, spirit, life purpose, Muse, creating, etc. 

Sending you love and creative vibes-

Merton :)



A Preview of my Gallery

Blue Boy by mertonparrish Winged Angel Male Altered Oil by mertonparrish Blue Boy by mertonparrish

Both this preview and the full gallery itself (detailed in the module above and found here mertonparrish.deviantart.com/g…) contain my original art and lit in a wide variety of genres and mediums on the following topics:

art, the arts, the nature of art, practicalities related to making art, the nature of time, the beauty of the natural world, the awesomeness of the Universe, spirit, spiritual growth, New Thought, manifesting, alternative spirituality, theology, philosophy, eros, health.

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“THE ARTS” IN OIL:
(Representing my love of so many genres in the arts)
The Arts in Oil by mertonparrish

SELF-PORTRAITS:
Further Altered Self Portrait by mertonparrish New Vertical Smudged Me by mertonparrish

DIGITAL, COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS:
Yellow Bee Magnet by mertonparrish Antique Music Magazines by mertonparrish

PHOTO AND ART MANIPULATIONS:

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Red Snake Goddess by mertonparrish
Disembodied Figure 10 by mertonparrish

WRITINGS:
(See bottom of gallery (mertonparrish.deviantart.com/g…) for letters/essays/poems)
THE THINKING CAP
THE THINKING CAP
Here is Merton's response, in verse form, to his friend and fellow poet Colornote's poem, I have a thinking cap. (http://colornote.deviantart.com/journal/44889574/ )
Thinking caps are cumbersome
when brooding over and over.
And weary artists, poets with pens
develop sore, bruised shoulders!
It's a heavy load to bear,
a worrisome hat to wear...
and does the world even care
or notice?
Maybe best not to think,
nor see, nor sow, nor shoulder-
perhaps depict only happy things
or just sit upon this boulder?
"Ow!  My head!" Mr. Gumby cries.
"A spider!" shouts Miss Muffet.
Shall we blithely paint and sing,
perched upon a tuffet?
Gumbys, Muffets, painters and such
(and all the reluctant prophets)
sat on a rock, rubbing their brows,
hesitant to get off it!
But then they each, mutt'ring "dare I?... a peach?..."
(and thinking of Mr. Eliot)
left the seaside, jumped off that rock
and wandered down the beach.
For poets and painters, psalmists and singers
know it is their lo
LONG LIVE POETRY MUSIC AND ART
LONG LIVE POETRY, MUSIC AND ART
an essay by Merton Parrish
THIS IS AN ESSAY PRAISING POETRY, MUSIC AND ART, WHICH WAS PROMPTED BY ONE OF MY DA FRIEND'S JOURNAL ENTRIES. IN HIS ENTRY, MY FRIEND PRAISED A POEM BY EDGAR ALLEN POE. THE ENTRY CAUSED ME TO REMEMBER MY FATHER READING MANY WONDERFUL THINGS TO ME AS A CHILD, AND TO WRITE THIS PIECE WHICH CONTAINS SOME GREAT LINKS FOR YOU TO CHECK OUT.
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My father, an English teacher, used to read Edgar Allen Poe's poem Annabel Lee to me when I was a little boy, along with many other things (including another poem called The Highwayman, which I bet you would like).  Oh how lucky I was to have such a father who read to me like this. I will always remember it.
In Annabel Lee, Poe speaks of his love who lived and died in her "kingdom by the sea."  Here is a lovely YouTube video featuring a fine reading of the poem and beautiful animation.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=swrriM1vuk8


ART/LIT PIECES ABOUT ME & THE HUMAN/ARTIST JOURNEY:
(Click on 2nd piece below & see its artist comment
for links to many pieces on this subject)
Its a Merton Sorta Life TCA by mertonparrish What Does Merton Do?  Click Below to Find Out! :) by mertonparrish

ORIGINAL THOUGHTS AND ART COMBINED:

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Play YOUR song by mertonparrish
Smile by mertonparrish Use your Time well 2 by mertonparrish

ART ABOUT CREATIVITY/THE CREATIVE PROCESS:
Inspiration from my Muse III by mertonparrish Am I what I Do G Rated by mertonparrish

ART INSPIRED BY POETRY:
Sunflower Sutra by mertonparrish The Highwayman by mertonparrish

ART INSPIRED BY MUSIC:

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Male Nude Harpist by mertonparrish
Framed MixedMediaMusic Drawing by mertonparrish

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Musical Male Recycled Collage by mertonparrish


ART INSPIRED BY THE SPIRITUAL JOURNEY:
Hermit Energy Series Piece 1 by mertonparrish Hermit Energy Series Piece 3 by mertonparrish

ART INSPIRED BY ANCIENT CIVILIZATIONS:
Male Aztec Fantasy Character by mertonparrish Centaur Colored Pencil by mertonparrish Altered AncientCiv Gold Leaf 1 by mertonparrish

PAINTINGS:
Moon Buddha by mertonparrish Trust Ask Adapt Change in Oil by mertonparrish Green Angel in Oil by mertonparrish

DRAWINGS:
Light at the End of the Tunnel by mertonparrish We Two Together Clinging by mertonparrish

ALTERED DRAWINGS:
Pan Pastel by mertonparrish

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The Dance of Life by mertonparrish

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Altered MichaelangeloRendering by mertonparrish


PEN AND INK:
Cute Lil Faery Chub Close Up by mertonparrish

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Nude Male Pianist by mertonparrish


PASTELS:

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Behold by mertonparrish
Do I Contradict Myself by mertonparrish Chub in the Eye of the Comet by mertonparrish

COLORED PENCIL:

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Framed Hand Colored FemaleNude by mertonparrish

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Fully Hand Colored Male Nude by mertonparrish

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Fully Hand Colored MidAir Male by mertonparrish


MIXED MEDIA:
Crazy Sunbird by mertonparrish Flowing Golden Locks by mertonparrish Sovereign Seeker by mertonparrish

SCULPTURES:
Angel Recycled Art Sculpture by mertonparrish RedGold Winged Angel Sculpture by mertonparrish

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Lovers Original Clay Sculpture by mertonparrish


HANDPAINTED PLASTERCRAFT
Greek Male Head Painted Statue by mertonparrish

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Male Nude Painted Vase by mertonparrish


CHARM BOXES:
Green Artists Eye Charm Box by mertonparrish Stacked Charm Boxes 2 by mertonparrish Artists Eyes Charm Box by mertonparrish

DIORAMA BOXES:
Creative Fire I Diarama Box by mertonparrish Creative Fire II Diarama Box by mertonparrish

CURIOS:

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Pan Music Makers Curio Collage by mertonparrish

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Diorama Box Dancers by mertonparrish
Sacred Heart Curio Collage by mertonparrish

MOBILES:
Faery Mobile of my Art Prints2 by mertonparrish Faery Mobile of my Art Prints3 by mertonparrish Faery Mobile of my Art Prints1 by mertonparrish

KNITTED HEADBANDS:
Knit Head Band Belt 33 by mertonparrish Knit Head Band Belt 34 by mertonparrish

KNITTED SCARVES:
Knit Scarf Original Design 2 by mertonparrish Knit Scarf Original Design 8 by mertonparrish Knit Scarf Original Design 7 by mertonparrish

KNITTED SHAWLS:
Knit Scarf or Shawl 19 by mertonparrish Knit Scarf Shawl 25 by mertonparrish Knit Scarf Shawl 21 by mertonparrish

KNITTED BLANKETS:
Knit Shawl Blanket 23 by mertonparrish Knit Shawl Blanket 22 by mertonparrish

WEAVINGS:
Woven Rag Rug on Loom by mertonparrish White and Blue Weaving on Loom by mertonparrish

APPLIQUE:
Spirit Applique by mertonparrish Spiritual Applique Whole Piece by mertonparrish Balance Applique by mertonparrish

GLUE GUN APPLIQUE:
Glue Gun Applique Jungle by mertonparrish Glue Gun Applique Celestial 1 by mertonparrish

CREWEL:
Written Spoken Word Crewel by mertonparrish Flower Crewel by mertonparrish

NEEDLEPOINT AND CROSS STITCH:
Lion Modified Cross Stitch by mertonparrish Greek Themed Needlepoint by mertonparrish

COLLAGES AND GROUPINGS OF FRAMED ORIGINAL ART:
Orange Male Fantasy Collage by mertonparrish Art Print Collages Collections by mertonparrish

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Babylonian Fantasy Collage by mertonparrish


ART AND FRAMING CREATED FROM RECYCLED MATERIALS:
Recycled Art Gallery by mertonparrish Recycled CD Case Frames2 by mertonparrish

BRANCH AND HATPIN CUPS:
Hatpin Art Print Cups by mertonparrish

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Male Couple Branch ArtPrintCup by mertonparrish


CD FRAMES AND FAUX STAINED GLASS ORNAMENTS:
Sun SharpieStainedGlassCD Cs by mertonparrish Nova SharpieStainedGlassCD Cs by mertonparrish

Shoutbox

Reddawgi:iconreddawgi:
Thanks for your musings and encouragement to our peers. Hugs to you. :)
Tue Dec 16, 2014, 10:08 AM
auronstalker:iconauronstalker:
I'm really glad things are looking up for you Merton!
Fri Sep 27, 2013, 3:23 PM
Peter-The-Knotter:iconpeter-the-knotter:
Teenage son a bit "salty" then... judging by his journal code! ;)...
Sat Aug 24, 2013, 7:25 AM
AngeloVentura:iconangeloventura:
Thanks for your fave!
Fri Dec 28, 2012, 3:02 PM
AngeloVentura:iconangeloventura:
Thanks for your fave! :D
Wed Nov 28, 2012, 9:18 AM
Nobody

Ty for visitng. Come back soon. Leave a friendly comment. :)

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thansk for the fav!:)
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Thank you for all the faves and comments.  So nice to have you back.   
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