this is the project I’ve been working on…

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Favorite Finds, Favorite Things, Writing a Book98 Comments

For the past several months, I have mentioned here and there that I’ve been working on various projects – writing, working on my house, and doing photo shoots.  These smaller projects are all a part of one big project.  This project hasn’t been a secret one, but I wanted to wait to announce it until I was a little further … 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