color samplers

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting, Yarn Crafts36 Comments

Thank you so much for sharing your prayer requests with me and each other yesterday.  My heart aches for those who are already in crisis and have had all of these new developments added to the stress and worry.  I was also moved by my readers who wanted to help, encourage, and pray for those who left comments.  This is … Read More

creative retreat | feb 2020

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Art, Artistic Endeavors, Balance, Oil Painting, Running a Business, Travel9 Comments

I went on my first creative retreat almost two years ago.  It wasn’t a conference that was packed with classes and activities.  It wasn’t a family vacation where I was wrangling kids between pockets of relaxation.  It was a time away specifically for the purpose of filling my creative tank and stepping outside of my daily routine, so I could … Read More

#indexcardartproject take two

Marian ParsonsArt, Artistic Endeavors, Oil Painting22 Comments

Since regaining the use of my right arm,  I have been working on getting back into oil painting.  It’s been a challenge to try to fit it into my schedule.  It’s not just busyness with work, but with family, church, and personal goals (meal prep, exercise, language-learning).  When I’m trying to fit it all into a day, something has to … Read More

mini landscape “place cards” & a giveaway

Marian ParsonsAll Things Home, Art, Artistic Endeavors, crafts, Decorating, Oil Painting, Tutorials603 Comments

While the boys were at the climbing lessons, I mingled around the nearby Walmart store, looking for inspiration and pieces to use in an upcoming post about a summer table setting.  I found beautiful jade dishes by Pioneer Woman as a great launching point, but I wanted to add a whimsical element to the table beyond fruit, flowers, and a … Read More