“better to create crap than to not create at all”

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, sketches74 Comments

For a long time, I’ve had a hang-up with sketchbooks, notebooks & journals. Don’t misunderstand me.  I love them.  I walk through the notebook/journal section almost every time I’m at a store that carries them.  I look for ones with beautiful bindings, filled with inviting papers.  And I’ve certainly bought enough of them. But, what I’ve accumulated is a collection … Read More

100 oil stills | no 1-20

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting21 Comments

If you follow my on Instagram, you know I have started my next art challenge!  I am much more focused when I have a challenge before me, so when the 100 meadows project ended, I needed a new one.  I initially thought I would paint faces/portraits, but I realized I would be painting off of photographs again and, after painting … Read More

100 meadows project | 81-100

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting34 Comments

Well, the 100 meadows project has come to an end!  When I first started, I didn’t think there was any way I would make it to 100.  It’s not that I doubted my ability to discipline myself to do it, but I know that I can be easily distracted by other things that are more interesting or exciting to me … Read More