MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

Fine Art Photography Inspired By Natural Creation & Wholesome Reading For Your Family's Entertainment


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HEALING PHOTO ART

Scientific studies indicate that art heals by changing a person’s physiology and attitude. Physiology changes from one of stress to one of deep relaxation. Perceptions of the world are immediately changed from darkness and despair to hope and jubilation.

The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals is an organization founded by Elaine Poggi. I recently had the wonderful pleasure of meeting her via the Internet during my research of children’s hospitals to whom I was seeking to donate some of my nature art. I e-mailed her, and right away, she responded back. Well, to give you the short version, I am now one of the Foundation’s contributing photographers!!! ūüôā Below is a picture of my “Regal Camellia” which has been added to their website. This image is also available on various products in my VIDA, Fine Art America, Pixels, and Zazzle online stores.

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Please visit the Foundation’s website to learn more about its founder Ms. Poggi and her extremely worthy cause. You can also show support for her organization through Amazon when you make purchases. If you buy items on amazon.com, please consider using smile.amazon.com/ch/76-0720368 which is the same as Amazon, except that it donates 0.5% of the price of your purchases to The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals! Just click on the link and choose the Foundation. Then shop always from smile.amazon.com instead of amazon.com. The Foundation is receiving more than $200.00 a year from Amazon, and if more people do this, they will be able to fund a whole photo project in a hospital very soon. Please help spread the word about this among your friends and family.

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

Maxine ūüôā

http://www.maxinebillings.com

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NATIONAL DIABETES AWARENESS MONTH

DIABETESWell, October is nearly gone, and I have been researching some other causes for the month of November.  There are many, but I chose the one for diabetes because it is a medical condition that runs in my family.  I find it interesting that millions of people who have diabetes do not even know it because of symptoms that are easy to miss, giving it the name The Silent Killer.

The Web site of Healthfinder.gov indicates that 79 million adults in the United States are at risk of developing type 2 diabetes.  This is the most common form where the body does not use insulin properly.

Additional link:  American Diabetes Foundation.

We live in a world where millions of people are plagued everyday of their lives with various illnesses and diseases.  I am so grateful that modern medicine has done much to alleviate some of our suffering and look forward to the time God has promised when no inhabitant will say, I am sick.  (Isaiah 33:24)

As always, this is from my heart to yours,

Maxine

http://www.maxinebillings.com

 

 

 


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BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH

BREAST CANCER PINK RIBBONAs most of you probably know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  In an effort to help promote awareness to the cause, I will be sponsoring an additional contest upon the release of my newest novel, DESPERATE HEARTS, which I am still hoping to release sometime during the month of October of this year.DH COVER 4_8.25.14

The winner of this new contest will receive several items promoting breast cancer awareness.

Below are a couple of pictures of some of the prizes I will be giving away.¬† Any items left over will be given away at my¬†DESPERATE HEARTS¬†SIP & SIGN book signing event which will be held at KEIGHLEY’S SALON, DAY SPA & BOUTIQUE.

 

 

 

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Although my number one goal is to write wholesome stories for your reading entertainment, I still try to focus on real-life issues.  Therefore, some of the subjects that my books cover include:  forgiveness, illness, death, marriage, separation, divorce, alcoholism, infidelity, trust, stepfamilies, and materialism.

LAMLIFE AFTER MOMMA is 15-year-old Kiara Murdock’s story of how she deals with the death of her beloved mother to breast cancer.¬† So many people have been affected by this terrible disease.¬† If you, a family member, or a close friend have, what has helped you to cope?¬† And what are some ways that you have been able to be a source of support and encouragement to the individual(s), their family, and others?¬† Please feel free to share your experiences–you never know¬†how they might touch another person’s life and give them hope to endure.

Well, good night, and HAPPY READING!  As always, this is from my heart to yours.

Maxine

http://www.maxinebillings.com