MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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NOW INSIDE MARY ANN’S BOUTIQUE

Nature’s Finest by Maxine Billings is now inside Mary Ann’s Boutique. Please stop by to browse and shop.

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

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VIDA–NOT JUST FOR WOMEN

Just want to remind everyone that VIDA is not just for women. We also specialize in accessories for men. To help you widen out in your selections, I’ve added more products (particularly men’s cotton and silk pocket squares) geared especially toward males.

In addition, many of our products are suitable for either gender, such as the scarves, tapestries, and accent pillows. Below are just some of the products you’ll find in my Collection suitable for both sexes.

VIDA SQUARE PILLOW (MR CARDINAL)

“Mr. Cardinal” Square Accent Pillow

So, if you prefer something more masculine in appearance, you’ll find it. Also, if you want a nature image that you don’t see, please let me know, and I will be happy to see if it’s in my gallery. If it isn’t, I will do my best to get pictures of what you’re seeking to design your desired selections and add them to my Collection.

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

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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MY FIRST DIGITAL SALE

Anyone who knows me is aware of how excited I get about the good things in life no matter how big or small. Well, I just made my first digital sale of one of my nature photos–MAGENTA SKY–beautiful, pinkish-purple tulip magnolias that I photographed this spring during one of my walks in the park!!! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

TULIP TREE 4 (NF)

One of my fellow lady entrepreneurs, Tanisha Parker, who is an artist is going to paint it!!! What an incredible, awesome honor!!!

Tanisha, thank you again from the depths of my heart for making this one of the best days of my entire life!!! πŸ™‚ ❀

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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ANOTHER PUZZLE GIVEAWAY

BIRD (TITMOUSE) 11 (NF).jpgI have another nature puzzle to give away! This time, it’s my cute, little tufted titmouse also created by Shutterfly! And the giveaway also includes a $100 wine voucher from Naked Wines! The 252-piece puzzle and the voucher will be given away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. EST.

You must be 21 years of age or older to enter the drawing. Also, in order to receive free shipping of the prizes, you must reside in the United States; otherwise, you will be responsible for postage. All you have to do to enter is respond in the affirmative (YES) to this post, indicating that you wish to have your name entered into the drawing.

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

Maxine πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com


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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!!! πŸ™‚

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

MaxineΒ πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

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BRIGHTEN UP YOUR WARDROBE THIS SPRING

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SHOP MY COLLECTION

From my heart ❀ to yours ❀ !

MaxineΒ πŸ™‚


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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. πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

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 ❀ !

MaxineΒ πŸ™‚

http://www.maxinebillings.com

http://www.naturesartblog.wordpress.com

http://www.askeevie.wordpress.com

http://www.pearlspearlsofwisdom.wordpress.com