documenting the ordinary

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Watercolors42 Comments

So, I’m basically a stalker now. I’ve shared about Michelle Wooderson’s watercolor class (on Jeanne Oliver’s Creative Network) and how inspirational I find her Instagram feed.  She’s one of my “click-overs”. ** In addition to inciting art supply envy (in the best possible way), she has been sharing a watercolor journal project.  It’s a 1920’s diary she is working through – … Read More

the by-product of a beautiful environment

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Decorating, Watercolors22 Comments

I took an online landscape watercolor journaling class a couple of months ago through the Jeanne Oliver Creative Network.  The class was taught by Michelle Wooderson and I was not only inspired by the techniques and studies, but how Michelle paid so much attention to the details of all of her supplies.  Every element was thoughtful and personal.  I mean, now I … Read More

Friday art date

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Artistic Endeavors33 Comments

I’ve shared about my friend, Katie, who is an amazing artist with formal training.  Well, we had an idea to sketch/paint together once a week on Friday afternoons.  Life has gotten in the way a few times, because we’re both busy, but each time we have gotten together, it has been so amazing.  Last time, we were just sketching an egg. … Read More

Romantic Homes Photo Shoot

Marian ParsonsPhotography32 Comments

Last October, I drove down to West Virginia to photograph the home of Melanie, from the blog Sweet Melanie, for Romantic Homes magazine.  This was the second time I was hired as a photographer and stylist for a magazine, so I had one shoot under my belt, but I am still very much a rookie. I stopped by Melanie’s house the night … Read More

furniture updates…

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Furniture Makeovers28 Comments

I have spent the better part of this week playing catch-up and getting back into the swing of things after my trip.  I had a full day in the studio on Wednesday, though, and it was so great to be in my creative space again.  I cranked my music, got some things checked off the to-do list, and worked on some … Read More