MAXINE BILLINGS, Photographer & Author

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WINNER OF VIDA STATEMENT CLUTCH

My niece Avery has drawn the name of the winner of my “Peppermint Rose” Statement Clutch!

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Congratulations to Ms. J. Hale Turner!!! Your clutch has already been ordered and is in production. As soon as I receive it, I will forward it to you.

This hand and wristlet clutch is the chic, new way to carry a clutch. It’s the clutch that literally has staying power, and it’s one of spring’s most must-have handbags with an innovative strap and handle! A new way to work a clutch, you no longer have to carry it, but you can wear it, too!!!

I’m sure that once Ms. Turner receives it, she’ll be happy to share some pictures of her posing with it to give us some ideas of how to wear and/or carry it. 🙂 To order yours or any other designs from my collection, just click here.

Thank you all again so much for being so supportive of me! As always, this is from my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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WIN A FREE VIDA STATEMENT CLUTCH

MY VIDA “PEPPERMINT ROSE” STATEMENT CLUTCH

I recently announced that I would be having a drawing to give away one of my VIDA “Peppermint Rose” Statement Clutches. Well, that time has come!!!

This hand and wristlet clutch is the chic, new way to carry a clutch. It’s the clutch that literally has staying power, and it’s one of spring’s most must-have handbags with an innovative strap and handle! A new way to work a clutch, you no longer have to carry it, but you can wear it, too!!!

I am now only three products away from escalating to VIDA Gold Status!!! Therefore, the names of everyone who orders from my Collection from today until Sunday, May 28, 2017 at 7:00 p.m. EST will go into this drawing according to the number of items purchased. So, if you purchase two items, your name will be entered twice, and so on.

In order to qualify for the drawing, I must receive proof of your purchase(s). When you place your order, you will receive from VIDA an order confirmation e-mail. This confirmation does not contain your payment information or details. Just forward a copy of the e-mail to me at maxinebillings@yahoo.com. If you like, in the subject line, you can put “Free VIDA Clutch” or something else to that effect.

REMINDER: VIDA’s “Art of Style” sale which allows you to save up to $250 expires Sunday, May 28, 2017 at midnight PST. In addition to this fabulous sale, VIDA now has ongoing FREE US-WIDE SHIPPING ON ORDERS OF $150+.

But wait . . . there’s more! To also show my deep appreciation for my previous customers as well, the names of everyone I know of who have purchased from my Collection will also go into this drawing!!! Again, the number of items purchased will determine the number of times your names go in. So, for any of you who have made purchases that I’m not aware of, now is the time for you to upload your pictures of you or the recipient of your gift wearing the items to my Facebook page Modeling Maxine’s VIDA Designs. This will allow me to place your name into the drawing.

To shop my Collection, click here.

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

Maxine 🙂

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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!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

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!!! 🙂 ❤

From my heart ❤ to yours ❤ !

Maxine 🙂

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BRIGHTEN UP YOUR WARDROBE THIS SPRING

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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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MR. & MRS. CARDINAL

BIRD (MALE CARDINAL) WIKIPEDIA.jpgEveryday, Mr. Cardinal stops by several times throughout the day to feed at my feeder. He is so handsome in his red coat of feathers! I usually catch him at the feeder, on the shepherd’s hook, or on the porch railing. I keep a chair in front of the glass storm door and my camera on an end table in the living room. Whenever I spot him, I grab my camera. As soon as I start to tiptoe toward the door, he immediately takes off. He does it every time I try to sneak his picture. As I mentioned in an earlier post, he’s quicker than a speeding bullet and a streak of lightning!

Yesterday, he brought Mrs. Cardinal with him.BIRD (FEMALE CARDINAL) WIKIPEDIA.jpgShe is very beautiful in her brown and red coat of feathers! I can see why he married her. 🙂 The two of them were side by side on the porch railing right by the door, so I could see them very clearly.  As usual, I grabbed my camera and started to quietly tiptoe toward the door. But I don’t have to tell you what happened, do I? Yep, you got it! Both of them hastily took off together.

No, these aren’t pictures of them. 😦 I wish they were. These photos are courtesy of Wikipedia. However, I am still determined to get their pictures with my camera. If anyone can help me to succeed in doing so, please feel free to share your ideas with me because I am a desperate photographer trying to get at least one really nice closeup of this beautiful couple together (and at the rate I’m going, I’ll even settle for one of them.) 🙂

As always, this is from my heart to yours !

Maxine 🙂

(Photos Courtesy of Wikipedia)

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GOODBYE, WINTER!!!

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(“Tulips At Sunset I” from my Fine Art America & Pixels online stores)

Goodbye, winter!!! Hello, spring!!!

VIDA’S HELLO SPRING SALE

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SHOP MY VIDA COLLECTION

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