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Hello everyone. I wanted to take a moment to wish you all a peaceful and happy Christmas and, if you do not celebrate Christmas, to nonetheless extend that wish for peace and happiness to you. Thank you to all of my readers and to those who follow me on various … Continue reading Good Wishes to You All
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
Taken from my You Tube channel. In this vlog, I discuss aspects relating to the parents of those of us with Young Onset Parkinson's Disease. https://youtu.be/hSZu0NrIFSo (C) Dean G. Parsons. 2019.
Taken from my You Tube Channel. In this vlog, I discuss medication. https://youtu.be/Nn6Ey-1kl1U (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
One of the most difficult aspects of life with Parkinson's is insomnia. It's a common occurrence to find myself wide awake and actually in a heightened state of alertness just at the time I plan to go to sleep. Most often, for me, this happens as a consequence of dystonia; a symptom which … Continue reading Raw Video Footage
How to cause chaos in your studio space! I had been thinking of how to personalise a gift for my mother-in-law's eightieth birthday and decided to create my own hand made gift wrap. I thought about the options and decided to go with paper marbling. The marble design on wrapping paper can look … Continue reading Emergency Art Drama Crisis!
Today, I will be attending my latest six-monthly neurology review. This is to assess how Parkinson's disease is progressing and to review medication. It is an opportunity for my neurologist and I to explore how I experience Parkinson's and for us both to ask questions about all aspects of that. There will be … Continue reading A Patient’s Perspective