the Carlisle & the Hanover

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Artistic Endeavors, design22 Comments

Remember the Dash & Albert rug design competition that happened back in the summer of 2017?  Well, samples of the rugs were made, approved, and now they are finally for sale on the Dash & Albert website! If you remember, both of these designs were based on elements of an antique coverlet I bought a few years ago. The Hanover … Read More

no. 100 & manet master copy

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting58 Comments

In case you don’t follow me on Instagram (or you missed it), I wanted to share that I finished number 100 of my #100oilstills series!  It’s pretty amazing to think that I have painted over 200 oil paintings in the last year, especially since it’s just a side hobby. And, I was so pleased that number 100 turned out as … Read More

one year of oil painting

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting38 Comments

I really wanted to write this post on the one-year anniversary, but I was in Italy on that date and have been posting mostly about my trip, so I missed the boat.  I really didn’t want to let this milestone pass without a post about it, so better late than never.   After about a year of dabbling with watercolors and … Read More

French Inspiration

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors, sketches102 Comments

Last week, I shared that I was heading to France and Italy in September.  In fact, it’s just under two weeks away now and I am positively giddy about it.  I find it hard to even focus on the things I need to work on now, because my mind keeps drifting to my upcoming trip and how much I want … Read More

RAFA & Oil Paintings

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting25 Comments

The last couple of days have been busy with birthday parties, Mayo Clinic visits, house keeping, and back to school shopping, so I haven’t had much time for home projects or for posting here on the blog!  I thought I would pop in, though, just to give an update on my oil painting. I started oil painting last September and … Read More