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I had fully intended to paint my village church, using acrylic. Bear in mind that the only training I have ever had for art was at school in the 1980's! At the last meeting of the little art group, created with friends, earlier this month, I painted what was to be the background … Continue reading The Bewildered Painter
A few days ago, I received a telephone call from from my lovely cousin, telling me that her mum had died! This was a complete shock, not least of all to my cousin, for her mum had shown no signs of anything suggesting that this awful event was imminent. My aunt was such … Continue reading Decide Upon Your Future Memories
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At almost 2am, I have been hit by a flash of inspiration. I've then gone ahead and written a scene filled with wonderful characters set within the most perfect setting. Something I am incredibly pleased about; a character that I have been writing about for a few years but have not had the … Continue reading I Found Something Too Good
In my latest practice at portraiture, I thought I would try to paint my sister-in-law. She won't thank me for the end result; something of a caricature and an image that is probably of a version of her twenty years older than she actually is! That said, I rather like the end result because, for … Continue reading Portrait: My Sister-in-Law.
The event had been planned for a few months. Having travelled for around four or five hours to what was a very heavily flooded part of England, we had all finally settled into our hotel on the previous night. The hotel was comfortable. As a team of people who had also the bonds … Continue reading Nerves and Bananas
From my You Tube channel. I have a neurological, genetically inherited condition called Prosopagnosia. Have you heard of it? Take a look at my vlog to learn more. https://youtu.be/hJBX6YmjjOY (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
A simple, and yet delightfully personal, way to make a gift for someone is to make a scrap book for them. For example, I am making a gift which is of a small scrap book that will be filled with a selection of themed photos that will, I know, have a lovely meaning … Continue reading Simple Scrapbooks
I have made an artpiece to represent the 'Admin Team' of Parkinson's Road support group in the United Kingdom, myself included, who are a team of volunteers who freely give our time to support others with Parkinson's and their loved ones and caregivers. This is done through our Facebook based support groups which … Continue reading Who is in the Line Up?