Christina Parker Photography

"Preserving Time for Generations to Come"

Vintage Glamour Feather Head pieces April 11, 2012

Wow, finally I got these made about 3 months ago and then finally I got some up online about a 6 week waiting line.  Took a few pictures of them, and got them listed up on Etsy, finally tonight!  Like to see more? Come on out to www.precioussadies.etsy.com     It’s very tempting for me to keep (actually I keeping several, you just don’t get to see!).  As I made these, I did I think they would make good photography props or headpieces for anyone, that I would hate for someone else to miss this special opportunity…so if this is your opportunity, seize the day, and get one, before they will be all gone! Thanks, Christina

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What is the whisper? PS presents… February 4, 2012

What is the whisper?….Precious Sadie’s presents, “Christina Parker Photography”.   Without the beginning of Precious Sadie’s, my own company of jewelry and hair accessories, I would have not had the desire to improve my jewelry pictures, and my learning more about photography.   In the fall of 2009, I enrolled as a continued education student through SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology).  It took me almost two years, to complete my photography certificate, a min. of 8 courses.  I have actually taken a total of 11 courses, as I have also enrolled in some online classes.   I have literally enjoyed each class, I encounter, and think I need to buy more equipment with almost each class that I do.  I’m continue to learn by reading many books, buy videos, and practise, practise, practise!    Photography fills my creative needs, and it’s less messy than beads!  I can still pay close attention to the details, I have a home studio set up which has been fun, to practise during the cold winter months.  I can’t wait to get outside!  I have fallen in love with taking pictures of children, and know that this will be a focus for me. I still have a huge collection of beads and supplies, and now I’m been busy collecting props, and getting ready to launch into my new direction.   Precious Sadie’s still exists, in a limited way…Christina Parker Photography, just falls under it.  I have many hair accessories, and some jewelry items up on the handmade site of Etsy, through, www.precioussadies.etsy.com and many more to still list. I do have my flower cards listed on Etsy! I do love my macro lense!  I will keep the component of doing hair accessories for children, as they make great photography props, perhaps even include some in future photography packages!      Please note, even though this is my Precious Sadie’s site, it will now be converting more of this blog to  “Christina Parker Photography”, as I build up my portfolio and will be launching soon!     Thank you for your continual support! Christina

 

Everyone deserves a discount code! January 23, 2012

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I’m slowly and trying to upload inventory, so I can get better organized!

Come shop at my etsy store: www.precioussadies.etsy.com

USE coupon code:  Etsy10  to save 10% off!

 

 

Thrive and Etsy January 19, 2012

Are you into a regular routine, now that school’s back in?  Are you thriving in your new goals?  This year, I started making wonderful smoothies for breakfast! I am a consultant for Thrive in Canada, it just got launched Dec 1st, 2011..  You can find my page here: http://www.c-parker.canada.shelfreliance.com/  Even if you aren’t from Canada, but are in the US you can still order off this site! As it’s an american based company that is rapidly expanding.  It will soon be launched in Japan!

  My morning breakfast is a smoothie using Thrive freeze-dried food!  It is the simplest way to prepare a simple but nutritious breakfast in the morning,  It’s mess free, cuts down the preparation time, and zero waste!  I have a pantry full of mangoes, apricots, blackberries, blueberries, raspberries, strawberries, apples, pineapple, peach slices, red seedless grapes, that are freeze-dried.  They just added cherries in a pantry size can, which I can’t wait to try out!!  The advantage is that when they aren’t open, shelf life can be up to 25-30 years!!!  Once open shelf life, 18 months-2 years!   My routine breakfast: any variety of 1/4 cup of all the fruit (I just listed) with a few pinches of spinach. Rehydrate by putting some water on top of the fruit for 3-5 minutes. I’m getting my fiber!  Then I put in my blendtec (best blender ever!!) a little bit of yogurt, and 1/2 scoop of vanilla protein powder.   Push the smoothie button, and less than 2 minutes a yummy delicious filling breakfast!  I can vary the taste, by adding more or fewer types of fruits I like! There is also bananas…I haven’t gotten those yet.   In Canada, we can’t yet order the flavored yogurt bites, but I can’t wait to try them ou, when dairy and meats gets added into the line!!  Next time, I will have to post a picture, as of right now, I have just the empty glass, beside me..which I should rinse out soon, as the natural sugars will adhere to it.   Then I go over to Etsy, and look at how my shop is doing. www.precioussadies.etsy.com    I’m in the process of adding hair accessories this week.   I have so many things to list, it’s overwhelming on most days, so slowly I’ll get everything up! Keep checking in!  Christina

 

Another New Start and Direction for 2012 January 9, 2012

Hello! It’s been a while since I last posted.  It’s a beginning of another year, and I’m heading in several different directions! I just finished this fall, my last year of Jewelry Sales in community craft markets.  I have committed to doing no more…..kind of scary! I’ve even sold some of my displays.  I do have a lot of stock to get rid of, and so I need to start putting it online. 

The places to check out, as I try to continue to list items almost daily is  www.precioussadies.etsy.com  and www.precioussadies.zaybia.com  Zaybia is a “Made in Canada only” website like Etsy, but only features Canadian artists.  I just have a few things there listed.

I fell off the bandwagon doing my 365 project.  Fall, just gets so busy, with fulfilling my inventory for jewelry sales, and I didn’t want to compromise on putting up pictures that didn’t meet my standards.  This fall, I also introduced my line of photography cards to sell at shows, they are available online:

Now, that 2012 is here! I have had some time to open up my studio lights, and start taking pictures of children, and will venture a little on to this path.  I love taking pictures of them, it is so fun! I have put some of my pictures up on www.viewbug.com, a fun site that has a lot of contests to keep my creative juices flowing, and have won a few awards there!

I also started in the fall, another blog, www.thrivewithchristina.wordpress.com  It helps one to get better prepared, and help to also promote, http://www.c-parker.canada.shelfreliance.com  a freeze dried product, that promotes zero % waste, with no preservatives, and additives.  Thrive was just launched Dec 1st, 2011 in Canada.  Something right up my alley.

Anyways, Stay tuned!

 

 

 

 

 

 

I didn’t want to not put up quality pictures.  I do miss taking a picture each day!

 

 

 

Sweet and Sassy, 365 Photo Project, Sept 17, 2011 September 17, 2011

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“I’ll reach for your hand in the cold of winter, I’ll reach for your hand in the heat of summer. But if my short life can’t reach the dawn of spring, I promise, in heaven, I’ll reach you with my wings.” `unknown

 

Adorn, 365 Photo Project, ~Sept 16, 2011 September 16, 2011

“Know, first, who you are; and then adorn yourself accordingly”. ~Epictetus

It really is a lot better picture of the rosette bobby pins, than just keeping them on the card, that I use to display them on.

These can be found at www.precioussadies.etsy.com