ideas are like sea turtles

Marian ParsonsRunning a Business

Our family has been watching through the series Planet Earth on Netflix.  Our world is so intricate and fascinating and bizarre and majestic. We were watching a segment on baby sea turtles – how the eggs are laid in the sand and, at just the right time, they break free from their shell and race towards the ocean.  I’m watching these … Read More

behind the scenes | producing videos

Marian ParsonsPhotography, Running a Business

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 Business

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

soda crate + dress form display

Marian Parsonsbuying & selling antiques, Running a Business, Tutorials

When it comes to creative display ideas, I try to “keep my head down” or “keep my blinders on” to some extent, so that my ideas aren’t too heavily influenced by trends or other creatives. But, sometimes I feel a little stuck in a rut and I need to cruise for some fresh inspiration. It’s definitely a fine tightrope to … Read More