be the artist you are

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio

At the end of my post on Friday I shared, “I feel like I’m finding my legs a bit as an artist…trying to embrace the artist I am, not what I wish I was (if that makes sense.)” Well, it did make sense to several of you and I’ve been thinking about that statement and your responses a lot. I’m … Read More

studio happenings

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, Watercolors

With freelance design work and a book deadline looming, I have been pinned down in my new workspace to get things done and turned in on time.  I feel like I’m learning and growing each day and I’m really proud of what I’ve been creating, but I am ready to hit an antique store, work on some furniture and just … Read More

$100 craigslist drafting table

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Mustard Seed Studio

I have realized that as my work changes, my work space needs to change, too.  When I work on furniture and photoshoots, I rarely sit at a desk or work table.  I’m usually crawling around on the floor or scooting around on one of our wheely stools.  I’m in a season right now, though, where a lot of my work … Read More

QuickStep Flooring Review

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio

A couple of weeks ago, I shared the Quick-Step laminate flooring I selected to install in a corner of the studio to use for photo shoots.  I have been wanting to do this for a long time, not because the old floor boards in the studio aren’t cool, but because they are #1 – very orange and #2 – there was … Read More

studio flooring options

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, Tips and Tricks

In my post yesterday, I shared that we’ll be installing some new flooring in the studio.  Well, not in the entire studio, but a corner of it, so I can use that area for photo shoots.  The corner we’ll be installing it in is this one… You can see that the flooring is a bit of a mish-mash; some of … Read More

prove yourself wrong

Marian ParsonsMiss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint, Mustard Seed Studio

I have some things to share tonight, but I’m going to do something I don’t usually (or ever) do.  I’m going to ask you to watch this video first and then read the post.  The reason is that I’m going to talk about the video and I don’t want you to read all about it before you watch it.  Okay? … Read More