With an agreement that we would not be meeting in November, simply due to each of us having so much else on, this third Saturday in December saw the 4th meeting of what we small group of creative friends have called 'The Art Shack'. Originally, and still, a Facebook group by that name, … Continue reading The Art Shack 4
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?
Today was the third meeting of The Art Shack; the small group of friends who gather for some creative fun, a communal lunch and the chance to catch up and have a chuckle. This gathering took place at the home studio of our friends, Helen and Kim. As ever, with varying life commitments … Continue reading The Art Shack 3
Alongside having created an art and crafts studio area indoors (see my article entitled 'Multi-Purpose Room), I am in the process of creating an art and crafts studio in one of our garages. This is a great space with electricity and great windows plus a garden area alongside. I aim to create a … Continue reading Garden Studio
I've never painted a portrait before. I have been watching artists on tv, so hopefully I've learnt a few tips! I have started to work on a portrait of Barak Obama. It's my representation of a photo from a book cover. It is not finished yet. That may take a couple more days. I have … Continue reading Portrait: Barak Obama
I have long wanted to make a space, at home, for art and crafting. It is nice to reflect over achievements and this morning I am enjoying having progressed one of my goals. We are fortunate to have large sized bedrooms and our guestroom is where I have my writing desk. … Continue reading Multi-Purpose Room
Nothing. Nascent note-maker's nemesis. Scant. Seeking stark symbolism somewhere. Without. Where words wander while we wonder. Devoid. Daydream's dance distances details. Block. Blinding badlands build bold barriers. Absent. Available art avoiding. Fix. Finding features for focused forethought. Method. Mindfully meet missing meaning. Outcome. Overcome obtuse obstructions. Create. Commission considered constructs. (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019. … Continue reading Construct Obstruct