MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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CAPTURING MR. CARDINAL

BIRD (CARDINAL) NF.jpgI did it!!! I finally captured a picture of Mr. Cardinal!!! Yesterday, I moved the feeder to a spot on the porch rail where I can get clear shots from inside the house. Throughout the day today, he kept landing on the opposite rail but never came close to the seed while I was nearby.

Finally, he somehow got past me and got to the seed. I went for my camera, and he took off! Then later on, I could not believe he landed on the rail beside the seed and stayed long enough for me to get his picture!!!

Here he is, and he’s available on products in both my Fine Art America and Pixels online stores.

Next: Mrs. Cardinal!!! 🙂

From my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

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OUTFOXING THE CARDINALS

BIRD SEED (NEW & EATEN).jpgI just had to share this! I finally figured out a way to outfox the cardinals. You know how I’ve been trying for weeks to get some pictures of the handsome and beautiful Mr. and Mrs. Cardinal who feed regularly everyday at my feeder? Well, this morning, I had to refill the feeder. I found a small chunk of leftover seeds that had fallen to the ground, so I put it on the porch rail right in front of my glass storm door. Also, I placed the refilled feeder beside the chunk of seeds.

Sure enough, I peeked outside my office window and saw Mr. Cardinal eating away. However, as soon as I tiptoed into the living room and grabbed my camera, he flew off! But I know he’ll be back, and I am determined to get my picture.

One day last week, I was sitting on the sofa talking on my cell phone to one of my sisters. Mr. Cardinal came up and just plopped himself on the porch rail directly in front of the door. He stayed there a long time, but I was so busy talking that it did not dawn on me to grab my camera which was right there on a table in front of me, aim it, zoom in, and get a close up of him. By the time I thought of it and picked up my camera, he flew away! I imagined him the whole while I was sitting there talking with my sister, heckling at me and saying, “Nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, nah, you can’t catch me!” And then when he saw me grab my camera, laughing as he high-tailed it out of there. 🙂 🙂 🙂

I know y’all think I’m crazy, but that’s okay. Life is what we make it, and enjoying God’s awesome natural creation is one of my ways of making the most of it.

Until next time, this is from my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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MAKE ART MAKE CHANGE

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Do you agree that beautiful art has the power to change our perception about life? We can be having a really rotten day but look at an exquisite piece of art, and suddenly, our mood changes to one of sheer exhilaration!

You are cordially invited to help me #makeartmakechange by shopping my VIDA collection, and to assist you in doing so, here is a 15% off credit from VIDA that you can use to shop any designs from my collection. This unlimited use offer expires at midnight PST on 4/11/17.

SHOP MY COLLECTION 

Your purchase not only supports my collection but makes a global impact. VIDA is extremely passionate about helping to drive social change for artists and makers. Their company offers literacy and empowerment programs for VIDA’s factory workers so they can build a better life for generations to come.

So please join me and VIDA in our mission to #makeartmakechange.

As always, this is from my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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“REGAL CAMELLIA” CELEBRATION

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In celebration of my “Regal Camellia” having recently been displayed on the Web site of Healing Photo Art, I have added four new products to my VIDA collection which contain this beautiful image. Each piece is uniquely designed and custom-printed.

  1. Modal Scarf – Made with soft, luxurious fabric, this scarf will add a bold, modern statement to any wardrobe.
  2. Accent Pillow (Luster Square) – Each modern, bright accent pillow is cut with 100% cotton and makes an elegant addition to any room.
  3. Men’s Silk Pocket Square – Men can elevate their look with this standout, stylish pocket square made from pure silk.
  4.  Tote Bag – This gorgeous, all-over print, all-season bag features sturdy, weather-resistant fabric and dual 100% natural cotton bull denim shoulder straps. Make a beautiful, artful statement whether on an afternoon stroll around town or a weekend out of town.

To order these one-of-a-kind products for yourself or someone else, just click on the links above. To order from my entire collection, click here.

As always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com