Marian ParsonsUncategorized28 Comments

This week, we’re in Raleigh, NC to spend Thanksgiving with Jeff’s family.  I am definitely a homebody and I enjoy my projects and work, but it’s been a busy few weeks and it’s nice to step away from that and get a break.  So, I’m going to take the week off from posting here on the blog.   I will be on social media, some, but I’m not going to live on my phone either.

What I will be doing – putting together puzzles, making Rosa’s Fruit Salad (you can find the recipe HERE), baking my No Fail Apple Pie…

…and I brought along some books on portraiture and sketch supplies, so I can continue to practice for when I’m back home with my paints and easel.

I’ll also be teaching a free MMS Milk Paint demo at The Mercantile in Knightdale, NC on Tuesday, November 20, at 5:00 pm.  I’ll be available for book signings and just to say hello as well.  If you’re local, I hope you can make it!

I hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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28 Comments on “Thanksgiving”

  1. Oh my goodness! That portrait is absolutely beautiful! (and so is the pie) Enjoy the time with your family and have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  2. Marian, the portrait in this blog post is absolutely gorgeous! Your talents amaze me. Will your portrait work ever be for sale? Thank you for your blog, it is always part of my day and personal inspiration.

  3. Happy Thanksgiving! The portrait is beautiful! ! I am looking forward to your return in a week, enjoy your holiday with family.

  4. I agree that your paintings have vastly improved & are loved. Will you sell copies of the prints? I would love to have one as I have a copy of your beginning paintings.
    Enjoy the puzzles & the warmness of your family. And best of all, Happy Thanksgiving!!

  5. Wow, the painting is gorgeous. All the work you’ve put into learning and practicing really shows. You seem to have a gift for portraits. And honestly, the pie is a work of art as well. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  6. I made your no fail pie last week and it was a HUGE hit. My husband loved it, he ate the whole pie in 2 days, only thing I did wrong was I didn’t use enough apples. It’s definitely a keeper and will be making again real soon if my husband has anything to say about it. Thanks for the great recipe.

  7. Hello Marian.. Welcome to the Tarheel State.. I so wish I could attend your class but I am obligated to watch my 5 year old grandson.. I live in Yanceyville.. which is only about 45 -60 minutes from Knightdale.. enjoy this milder weather while here and look forward to your posts when you return to the Northwest.. Happy Thanksgiving!!

  8. Enjoy your much deserved time away. The portrait is beautiful. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family

  9. My jaw hit the floor when I saw that portrait! You just keep getting better and better Marian! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with the family. I’ve got to try this awesome looking apple pie for sure! Can’t wait till you get back!

  10. The portrait is so beautiful!!! Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family. I’m going to try to make your apple pie this Thanksgiving. 🙂

  11. The above portrait is stunning. You are such a talented young woman. When I retired two years ago, I bought paints and brushes and tried my hand at watercolor. It’s definitely not as easy as it looks! I may have to stick to painting furniture!
    Have a beautiful Thanksgiving.

  12. I did a test trial of your pie to see if I wanted to make it for Thanksgiving. I didn’t take the time to make it look as fabulous as yours, but I’ve got to say…it’s the best apple pie I’ve ever had! Even more special because of its origin in Adams County! The taste and texture are wonderful and I’ll take the time to make it pretty for the big day.

  13. I am working about an hour away – was in RDU yesterday coming back from a weekend home. Enjoy the NC visit and have a great TG!! I had to work late or I would have attended your class. It would have been work the drive!!!

  14. I went back to read your post where you shared your great grandmother Rosa’s fruit salad…which I will be making on Thanksgiving morning for dinner later on. Thank you for sharing with your readers, it looks and sounds so yummy. And except for your blond tresses, you are a stunning copy of your great grandmother. Perhaps her creativity with food transferred to your creativity with paints? Its wonderful you have pictures to remember her by, and share with others. Have a wonderful time off, we all need that! Marie

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