MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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CUSTOM-MADE DESIGNS FROM ORIGINAL ART

VIDA MODAL SCARF (FALL CREPE MYR)WELCOME TO VIDA!

VIDA specializes in custom-made pieces designed from original art. One of our goals is to help conserve the world’s textile industry. This means that each item is printed on demand. Orders are printed, stitched, hand-finished, flown across the globe, and packaged with care to reach your doorstep within six to eight weeks.

The vast majority of our orders (over 80%) in this product category are shipped within six weeks, and close to 95% are shipped within eight weeks. Less than five percent of our orders take over 8 weeks due to exceptional circumstances.

The piece at the top of this post is my “Fall Crepe Myrtle” Modal Scarf. Below, my dear friend Ms. Turner, a former model, is wearing it three different ways. Doesn’t she look fabulous!!! Now, don’t think that you must be a model or have a background in modeling to wear my designs and look just as beautiful in them as Ms. Turner does because that is simply NOT the case.

With each of my designs, YOU are in charge of how you wear them. And remember, this is wearable art, so YOU are also the canvas and the billboard!!! So go on and treat yourself or someone else to something beautiful from my Collection!





Thank you so much for helping VIDA and me to build a responsible, global supply chain (with zero waste) and for being a part of our mission to create beautiful products that create beauty every step of the way!

And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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WINNING WEEKEND

Thanks to the generosity of so many people, my win for this week is that I reached my goal to become a VIDA Gold Status Designer by my one-year anniversary as a VIDA designer!!! This means I have sold my first 50 pieces from my Collection!!! WOW!!! I am beyond excited!!!

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In VIDA and its designers’ endeavor to bring you beautiful, inspiring apparel and accessories, we also provide literacy programs to our makers which help them to learn to read, write, and do basic math and build a better life for generations to come. VIDA also rewards our customers with VIDA gift cards and awesome, regular sales. And last (but not least), they reward us designers by featuring and showcasing our work on their social media pages and home page and with VIDA gift cards as well.

Thank you again so much to all of you who helped me to reach my goal!!! And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !!!

Maxine 🙂

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INSPIRING APPAREL AND ACCESSORIES

Today, I received two more beautiful modal scarves from my VIDA Collection, KALEIDOSCOPE and AZALEA PARADE!!! Every time I get a package from VIDA, I’m extremely excited because I know what’s inside is fabulous!!!

To bring some extra beauty your way and/or to send it to someone else, just click here to shop my collection.

And as always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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HAND AND WRISTLET CLUTCH

*****INTRODUCING VIDA’S NEW HAND AND WRISTLET CLUTCH*****

VIDA CLUTCH (PEPP ROSE) BK

Just slip your hand or wrist through the back handle (strap) so you can wear the clutch on your hand or wrist 🙂 

A CHIC NEW WAY TO CARRY A CLUTCH

A CLUTCH THAT LITERALLY HAS STAYING POWER

ONE OF SPRING’S MOST MUST-HAVE HANDBAGS IS A CLUTCH WITH AN INNOVATIVE STRAP & HANDLE

A NEW WAY TO WORK A CLUTCH–YOU NO LONGER HAVE TO CARRY IT, BUT NOW YOU CAN WEAR IT, TOO!!!

This beautiful, versatile clutch is available in my VIDA Collection in my “Peppermint Rose” design. Crafted from genuine leather and printed canvas, it’s a stand-out accessory for any occasion. Each one is uniquely designed and custom-printed.

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Click here to order yours now.

Sometime in the near future, I will be giving away one clutch free in this design. More details will be provided in a future post. As always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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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 🙂

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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