100 meadows

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, Watercolors50 Comments

Even though I’m still relatively new to “fine art” painting, I feel a pull to it on a regular basis.  I love the creative muscles I can flex when I’m working on my home, but there is something different about putting something on a blank canvas or piece of paper.  I hope to one day create a lot of art … Read More

studio transformation | part 4

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, My House, Room Makeovers53 Comments

We’re almost there!  The studio is nearing completion and I am so excited to be able to start using this space now that it’s insulated, climate-controlled, and the walls are back on! Today, the wall around the mini-split went up and it looks so good!  Of course, it still needs to be painted, but that will be happening this week. … Read More

studio transformation | part 3

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, My House, Room Makeovers39 Comments

Today, I wanted to share more detail on the “window walls” of the studio.  I was so excited about all of the natural light that comes in from not just one, but two full walls of windows.  This room is flooded from sunrise to sunset.  Fortunately, though, it’s not direct light until late afternoon, so I don’t have to deal … Read More

studio transformation | part 1

Marian ParsonsMustard Seed Studio, My House, Room Makeovers74 Comments

Believe it or not, we’re not trying to get the entire house completed in two weeks!  We are making a push, though, to get a bunch of big things checked off the to-do list.  One of those big things is painting the studio…all of it.  The walls, the floor, the ceiling, the trim.  Buckets and buckets of paint.  And painting … Read More

Friday art date

Marian Parsonsa slice of life, Mustard Seed Studio33 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

furniture updates…

Marian ParsonsFurniture Makeovers, Mustard Seed Studio28 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

the new old desk

Marian ParsonsAntiques, Favorite Finds, Mustard Seed Studio26 Comments

My desk-sitting days pretty much ended when I left the corporate world over 12 years ago.   Since then, I prefer to spread out on the floor or a large table, perch at the kitchen counter, or prop a laptop on my lap while I lounge on the sofa.  I have had a desk at the studio for a couple … Read More