30 day watercolor challenge

Marian ParsonsArt, crafts, Watercolors85 Comments

Hang in there with me while I experience my own personal renaissance!   I am just having such a wonderful time allowing my creativity to spill into other mediums.  This seems to be what happens to me… Music and theatre were always my creative outlet when I was younger, but when I finished college and decided not to pursue a career … Read More

studio flooring options

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, Secret Weapons22 Comments

In my post yesterday, I shared that we’ll be installing some new flooring in the studio.  Well, not in the entire studio, but a corner of it, so I can use that area for photo shoots.  The corner we’ll be installing it in is this one… You can see that the flooring is a bit of a mish-mash; some of … Read More

behind the scenes | producing videos

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business10 Comments

I have been asked several questions about the videos I make, so I thought I would answer them all in one post, for those who are interested. Videos have been an on-again-off-again thing for me over the past few years.  I started them initially when I wanted to share how I made slipcovers.  I tried to write posts detailing how, … Read More

styling tips | for photo

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business14 Comments

Welcome to the third and final part of this “styling tips” series! If you missed the first two parts and want to catch up, the links are below… styling tips | for home styling tips | for retail In this part, we’ll talk about styling for photography.  This is the one that I do most.  I think even when I’m … Read More

lavender, Anthro inspiration & indigo

Marian ParsonsArtistic Endeavors, buying & selling antiques, Running a Business34 Comments

If you can’t tell by the title, this post is a total hodgepodge.  That’s how the last few days have been, though.  Christmas freelance photoshoots, finishing details for Lucketts, gardening…I’m a little all over the place.  (Which isn’t totally unusual for me!) For the sake of starting somewhere, let’s start with lavender. On a whim, I bought some of these lavender … Read More