creative play | handmade brushes & pens

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors10 Comments

Let me just first put it out there that I don’t need another hobby.  I have too many already and not enough time to do them all!  I just can’t help myself, though.  I get curious about something and then I want to try it out.  Honestly, I like the excuse to delve into a new corner of the world … Read More

picture ledges for pigment bottles in the studio

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Art, Artistic Endeavors, Home Studio, My House, Oil Painting25 Comments

My studio continually evolves as I use and finetune the space.  A couple of weeks ago, I was doing some reorganizing and realized I could utilize the space to the left of the large hardware cabinet.  Some picture ledges would give me a little more storage and would also be the perfect place to display my bottles of pigment. What … Read More

the work of gardening gnomes & painting peonies

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, All Things Home, Art, Artistic Endeavors, Gardening, Oil Painting26 Comments

My typical gardening routine each year is to start enthusiastically and then fizzle out as the weather gets hot and beds are overwhelmed with weeds.  A part of that is I was battling beds filled with rocks, deteriorating weed-blocking fabric, and plants I didn’t like.  There wasn’t a lot of incentive to care for it until we did an overhaul.  … Read More