Like standing in the rain on New Year's Eve. Like picturing the perfect year ahead. Like the rain brought something hard to believe. Like a reality that I would dread. Like the rain falling so hard that it stings. Like the rain has also blurred my vision. Like I question my perception of things. Like … Continue reading Like This
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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
Taken from my You Tube channel. My adventures to work in my Bongo, in the floods! https://youtu.be/N7e6Vzgnkhg (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
From my You Tube channel. In this vlog, having had to give up my career due to ill health caused by Parkinson's Disease, I discuss the issue of duplication in applying for Government benefits. https://youtu.be/FHBHQKK3me0 (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
Taken from my You Tube channel. In this vlog, I talk about my frustration at having dropped yet another glass, which smashed across the kitchen floor. One of the symptoms of Parkinson's is the loss of manual dexterity. https://youtu.be/Mv7bST1TOEM (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
One of the interesting things about regularly practicing art, is that you start to develop a style of your own. I have taken to working on portraits. This has become something of a fascination to me, for I have a condition called Prosopagnosia; also known as face blindness. It is a life-long condition … Continue reading The Facial Art Mystery
Have you had reason to visit hospital recently? Perhaps for a one-off treatment, for something that requires some short- medium term care or, maybe like me, you may have a chronic condition or illness that requires you to attend for ongoing, indefinite reviews? For me, the reason for my hospital visit was a … Continue reading A Rude Awakening
Synopsis: Born in London, Dean G. Parsons is a renowned psychotherapist and writer now living in the beautiful county of Suffolk; the home of many of his ancestors. Diagnosed in 2017 with Parkinson's Disease, Dean uses narrative and richly descriptive poetry to tell a story of his relationship with Parkinson's going back to his childhood … Continue reading A Look Inside