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Hare and Hounds #3 by ADBloom Hare and Hounds #3 :iconadbloom:ADBloom 2 2 Frammentazione 2 (2018) by lenevralgiecostanti Frammentazione 2 (2018) :iconlenevralgiecostanti:lenevralgiecostanti 2 0 The Blossoming by HeatherGwinn The Blossoming :iconheathergwinn:HeatherGwinn 22 3 Compulsion by JMFenner91 Compulsion :iconjmfenner91:JMFenner91 276 3 All of This Doubt by JMFenner91 All of This Doubt :iconjmfenner91:JMFenner91 217 2 Dissection Of Memory by Ascending-Storm Dissection Of Memory :iconascending-storm:Ascending-Storm 2,902 0 Mammoth Garlic by ursulav Mammoth Garlic :iconursulav:ursulav 1,453 299 I tried to count them all by MattiasA I tried to count them all :iconmattiasa:MattiasA 112 8 ... by StefanThompson ... :iconstefanthompson:StefanThompson 135 10 Night is coming by Ebineyland Night is coming :iconebineyland:Ebineyland 87 4 Pen collecting by MattiasA Pen collecting :iconmattiasa:MattiasA 99 2 After hours at the old music shop by MattiasA After hours at the old music shop :iconmattiasa:MattiasA 142 3 Lighthouse by tsonline Lighthouse :icontsonline:tsonline 1,399 28 Weeping Owls by tsonline Weeping Owls :icontsonline:tsonline 455 10 illustration The Hobbit chapter I by DartGarry illustration The Hobbit chapter I :icondartgarry:DartGarry 1,314 202 Sarasvati Dreams by INDRIKoff Sarasvati Dreams :iconindrikoff:INDRIKoff 154 9

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Hey team! It's been such a long time between drinks here, almost 3 years! Seeing this every time I revisited my DA page was kind of killing me. I'm sitting at my desk right now, staring at a white piece of paper in the sweaty heat. So here's a new journal entry for no reason other than to reach out to a community of like-minded artists, who may or may not even be there.

In the time since the last journal entry here I've got a new design job at an advertising agency. I think I may have also moved house, and now have a nice little room as a dedicated studio space with all my things:



I like it here.

But tell me, how is your art journey going? Are you happy with what you're making, why you're making it and where you're going with it, if anywhere at all? Are you still having fun making art?

These are questions I feel I ask and answer daily. What a life. The design work in my current job is actually quite creative a lot of the time. There are a lot of illustration and nice branding opportunities and a good spattering of fun and ridiculous briefs. But the hours are long and it's quite creatively draining. On top of this, I've been doing more and more freelance design/illustration work after work. It's super hard to keep making personal work at anything near an acceptable rate with this lifestyle.

I constantly have a few drawings or paintings going at any one time and a huge backlog of ideas of things to create, keeping that fire burning. But it's taking longer and longer to complete them. If I could go back in time I'd convince myself (Inception style) to master and love an art style that involved waaaay less effort than the one I have (...not really, I like my style, but you know). I'm actually really envious of non-creative people, or people who feel no looming weight of responsibility to create in their spare time.

So I've decided that working is a con and a waste of life and am actively pursuing how to cut down the percentage of my life I will have to work, haha. That's what I'm all about in 2019. I'm getting as many passive income streams going as I can, and am investing in the stock market.

Thankfully, I do still enjoy making art and get the same kick out of realising a vision or bringing something weird and wonderful into the world as I always did. To know this is so reassuring, and it rids me of different looming weights that plague others. Like wondering what I should do with my life and my time. Also, I don't really get bored. There's always so much to do, more to learn and explore and think about. I can't remember the last time I was really bored – like that soul destroying boredom you feel when you're a kid, waiting on seats with your mum at a motor registry or doctor's office. So that's positive.

It's good to get these things off my chest, because I never do. And I know a lot of you probably live the same way, especially those that have been artists for a while and are juggling that identity with the realities of a working life.

Is there anything you want to talk about? I'm here and listening :hug:

Simon x
  • Listening to: Thom Yorke - Suspiria Soundtrack
  • Reading: About the freakin stock market
  • Watching: Game of Thrones all over again in preparation...
  • Eating: less
  • Drinking: more

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Simanion

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Artist/illustrator/designer working from an adequate desk in the Inner-West of Sydney. My work is about the tiny and twisted, the organic and the absurd, obsession and whimsy. Sometimes it's about creating a window into a world. Sometimes it's meticulously fashioning an ornamental life form to be displayed on the good shelf. Sometimes it's just paint.

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birthdays Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2019
:woohoo: :party: :iconcakelickplz: !!! HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!! :iconcakelickplz: :party: :woohoo:

On behalf of the birthdays team, I sincerely apologize that your greeting has arrived late this year.

We hope you had an awesome day with lots of birthday fun, gifts, happiness and most definitely, lots of cake! Here's to another year!

Many well wishes and love from your friendly birthdays team :love:

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NineTenOnetyOne Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019  Hobbyist Digital Artist
HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!~ :party: rainbow party Professor Party Party :PizzaParty: PARTY HARD Birthday cake  icon Party :chairdance: :party la: 
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Yainderidoo Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2019   Traditional Artist
Happy Birthday Simon :iconbummiesplz:
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Adalack Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2019
Happy Early Birthday, Sir.
Sincerely one of your hopefully entirely too many fans;
Adalack.
P.S. Your artwork is excellent to behold!
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Simanion Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2019  Professional Traditional Artist
Link doesn't work for me, can you please describe it in emojis?
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AshleyxBrooke Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey there! :la:

Nice art :wow:  If you're ever looking to share your work with other people, live, you should check out #ThumbHub on dAmn (Did you know we had a chat system!? A lot of people don't :( ) We get a lot of great artists popping in to share their work and it varies from Traditional art, to photography, to poetry :) Also a great place to gain more exposure for your art AND to make some new friends xx


Hope to see you there some time :heart:

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SawuScimitar74 Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2018
Hey there! Hope your birthday was a good one! I would've replied sooner, but I was busy at the time. :/
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