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Thank you so much for
stopping by my Profile Page.

Butterfly love by Nina1love1
My name really is:

Tea



of Tea Photography©
:tea::camera:

If you stay a bit, you will find my Galleries reflect various works of art-
each with a purpose, and for me, special meaning. :aww:
You are welcomed here, and I truly DO appreciate your visit.
Double Paws by KawikuDouble Paws by KawikuDouble Paws by KawikuDouble Paws by KawikuDouble Paws by Kawiku

:note: IMPORTANT :note:

IF you have a dA account-
The best way to tell, ask, or SHOW me something
IMPORTANT,
is to:
Please, NOTE ME
to be sure that I DO get your message.

I do NOT want to miss anything of VALUE from YOU!
:eager: :eager: :eager:

[And sadly, I do miss a lot in comments, :hmm: ]

But I WILL eventually SEE your NOTES! :w00t:

A LITTLE THANK YOU by AudraMBlackburnsArtA LITTLE THANK YOU by AudraMBlackburnsArtA LITTLE THANK YOU by AudraMBlackburnsArt

Random from THE SHELTER PROJECT- "The SUPER AFFILIATES"


:sillydance: by catluvr2dA's BIG Heroes of
THE SHELTER PROJECT
:sillydance: by catluvr2

:trophy:"The SUPER AFFILIATES"
of dA Have Made Direct Purchases
:trophy:

i heart u by ashblackthornFeel Free to Visit this Collection of Their Wonderful Work HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…i heart u by ashblackthorn

Without them, this Project would not be possible, let alone the success that it's been, and that we hope it continues to be. :nod:

They make up a good portion of the TOTAL donation business for The Shelter Project, and I can never be more thankful for what they've done and continue to do!

:note: The first HALF listed, have made multiple purchases or contributions, to the animals in need through The Shelter Project.

Double Paws by KawikuDouble Paws by KawikuDouble Paws by KawikuDouble Paws by KawikuDouble Paws by Kawiku

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingPhilippe philippeL:iconphilippel:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingJocelyne JocelyneR :iconjocelyner:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingMel Meljean1 :iconmeljean1:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingCecilia bewilderedconfused :iconbewilderedconfused:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingScott sukoto-san :iconsukoto-san:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingJohn Corvidae65 :iconcorvidae65:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingRay Geak-of-Nature :icongeak-of-nature:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingJoe LayaboutJoe :iconlayaboutjoe:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingMel Arte-de-Junqueiro :iconarte-de-junqueiro:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingTeresa Tigles1Artistry :icontigles1artistry:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingJohanne Stygma :iconstygma:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingDenyse awesome43 :iconawesome43:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingCarolyn CarolynYM :iconcarolynym:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingSurglo surrealistic-gloom :iconsurrealistic-gloom:

Floating Paw Divider (Red) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFloating Paw Divider (Red) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFloating Paw Divider (Red) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingCheryl ArtByCher :iconartbycher:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingDana DanaAnderson :icondanaanderson:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingLin Lirulin-yirth :iconlirulin-yirth:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingJen Jenna-Rose :iconjenna-rose:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingJohn-Luke Shirimasen :iconshirimasen:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingSandy Iluvbiscuit2 :iconiluvbiscuit2:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingBeth Andaelentari :iconandaelentari:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingBeverly ArtBYbeverly :iconartbybeverly:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingCrista cwehaar :iconcwehaar:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingSue suezn :iconsuezn:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Sani ShinyHeels :iconshinyheels:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Mirach MirachRavaia :iconmirachravaia:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thing Richard snoogaloo :iconsnoogaloo:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingJenny Jenny42 :iconjenny42:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingLilia Annissina :iconannissina:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingFeli Felizias :iconfelizias:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingRachel chained2stone :iconchained2stone:

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingAmanda TouchofArtistry :icontouchofartistry:


Floating Paw Divider (Red) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFloating Paw Divider (Red) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFloating Paw Divider (Red) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingPauline kurios-kat :iconkurios-kat:
was a partner in a SPECIAL PROJECT, called:
"The Shelter ART Project":
The Shelter ART Project by TeaPhotography
in which she sponsored the Artwork that I donated and presented to
the *FIRST* shelter that was benefiting from
The Shelter Project, before I had moved.
There was even some left over for a direct donation, and due to all of this, it is why she is included here!

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:

Floating Paw Divider (Red) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFloating Paw Divider (Red) - F2U! by Drache-LehreFloating Paw Divider (Red) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre

Each of the above friends/supporters are truly fabulous individuals, who are extremely compassionate people, that they would participate in "The Shelter Project", in this way which directly benefits animals, while receiving any of my custom made Artwork!

Thank-You by KmyGraphic

I am forever grateful from the bottom of my heart!
.... to think of the ANIMALS they have helped!


:icondoggyplz: :iconbeatingheartplz: :iconwalkingcatplz:

VOTE on May and June, and NEWS!

Journal Entry: Tue Jun 30, 2015, 11:52 PM

    
:sillydance: by catluvr2 Voting on Top Submissions of MAY-JUNE 2015 :sillydance: by catluvr2

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:iconpocketwatchplz: TIME TO VOTE ON MAY-JUNE'S FOUR ORIGINAL FOLDERS :iconpocketwatchplz:

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~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~ HOW to VOTE ~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~

MOST Months We Hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from that time period, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.
:heart: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :heart:

You May Vote on:

:bulletblue: 2 from "Birds, Inverts, Aquats, Repts, Amphibs, MAY-JUNE'15" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…

:bulletblue: 2 from "Land Mammals, Wild & Domestic MAY-JUNE'15" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…

:bulletblue: 2 from "Nature Much Closer MAY-JUNE'15" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…

:bulletblue: 2 from "All 'Scapes MAY-JUNE'15" - HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…


:icongreenflowerplz:


The MAX number of submissions you can vote on for this month is: EIGHT [ 8 ].

[If more is sent, I will choose from your own votes. Thanks. :thanks:]


:note: ONE of your votes, could be of ONE of your own submissions, from the FOUR MAIN Folders, but ONLY IF you wish! :)

:pointr: SEND in a NOTE to me, Tea of TeaPhotography :iconteaphotography: up to EIGHT [ 8 ] of what you believe is The TOP Submissions in the way described above, using THUMBCODES, please. :thanks:

:note: NOTE: If you do NOT know how to do THUMBCODES,
check out this tutorial:

TUT: Thumb Codes, Links + Emb. by TimberClipse

If still NOT sure, PLEASE ask in a comment below, for any Member or Admin. to answer, or SEND the GROUP a NOTE. :)


:pointr: VOTING is from starting NOW, JULY 1st through JULY  7th, ending sometime around the afternoon, MY time, which is Pacific Standard Time, giving plenty of time into the evening and night, for ALL! ;) 
:note: Please understand, I will NOT be updating this voting journal to say that voting actually closed. :thanks:


:star: We temporarily close the group, during the first week of every OTHER month, just during the time of voting. Our Group will re-open on JULY 8th! :eager: :la:


:iconcatearsplz: As soon as I possibly can, after the 7th, I will assemble and log the votes, into my spreadsheet, and THEN put together the Group News Article: "The Top Submissions..." to showcase both months' work, which the Members have voted on. :aww:

This Group is a SENSATIONAL TEAM!

:rose::thanks: :community::community::community::community::community: :thanks: :rose:

On behalf of the Administrators, we thank you for your stunning submissions during MAY & JUNE!
:iconwowplz:
Keep up the AWESOMENESS!
You Are Awesome by AudraMBlackburnsArt

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:note: PLEASE NOTE: Regarding our :heart:"FOUR Special Folders":heart:

Work from these folders WILL be included, too!!!
:iconlawooplz:

Just leave it to Yours Truly, aka your Team Leader, and with great difficulty, I will select a few (of the many) fabulous works from each of these most wonderful folders, and feature them also in the next "TOP SUBS OF MAY-JUNE 2015" :heart:

Butterfly love by Nina1love1


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:iconballoonsplz: Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! :iconballoonsplz:


:pencil:Unframed-Nature's UpComing News Articles :pencil:

:bulletorange: "The TOP Subs of MAY-JUNE'15" News Article, should come out by mid-JULY.

:trophy: Upcoming Themes & Contests :trophy:

:bulletwhite: :sun: JULY/AUGUST THEME: "Animal Part CLOSE-UP!"
Remember, "Themes" are like mini or little contests- less pressure, less rules, a little less expected, less prizes, but NOT LESS FUN! ;)

Paw Bullet Black (Outline) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre One Submission per Member of Group
Paw Bullet Black (Outline) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre BEGINS: Mon. July 27th; ENDS: Mon. AUG. 31st- 5 weeks! Marill la by GoldFlareon
Paw Bullet Black (Outline) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Could be Domestic, Wild, Land or Water, anything that could fit in either of our first TWO folders- yes that would include birds, insects, mollusks... (to make it easier on everyone involved.)
Paw Bullet Black (Outline) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Macro is GREAT, but it does NOT have to be.
(But use common sense, be safe!)
Paw Bullet Black (Outline) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre We are talking about an eye, eyelashes, an ear, a nose, teeth, a tooth, tongue, a few hairs or pieces of fur, skin/skin texture, a foot/paw- or toe/claw/tallon, or part of one.
But keep it CLEAN!!! - as per our group's regular rules.
Paw Bullet Black (Outline) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Animal must be ALIVE, also as per out group's regular rules.
Paw Bullet Black (Outline) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Any kind of Art Media that could support this theme, is welcomed. :aww:

:trophy: PRIZES :trophy:
1st: 200pts :points:
2nd: 100pts :points:
Runner Up: 50pts :points:
Runner Up: 50pts :points:

:rose: Honourable Mentions
There will likely be a small group of Honourable Mentions,
who will also be voted on and chosen with the above, who will also be featured, and also be moved to the FEATURED FOLDER, and who will later be :+fav:'d by our POINTS ACCT. :nod:


:bulletwhite: NEXT BIG CONTEST:
Beginning around October. Details announced later.



:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS for Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

:bulletblack: We HOPE to continue to have TWO BIG Contests per year. :aww:

:bulletblack: We will continue with our semi-Monthly Themes, which are much smaller point prizes.

:bulletblack: The next Theme is planned to begin LAST WEEK OF JULY!

:bulletblack: We sometimes use points for other special occasions or circumstances, on a smaller scales.

:bulletblack: At this point, we DO plan to renew our SUPERGROUP Status next THIS DECEMBER 1st, 2015

:fingerscrossed:

:star: These are some of the things that your very generous points help us to be able to accomplish, as a large and active group.
 Thank you again for your fabulous help!
:blowkiss:

To help us to achieve these plans and goals, if you do have a few points to spare, feel free to donate to our group, HERE:
:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:

:star: Any point helps, and you will read there, how our donors are rewarded! :star:


:icongrouphugplz: Admins. for Unframed-Nature! :icongrouphugplz:

:note: If you would be interested in becoming a part of our wonderful Admin. Team
PLEASE NOTE ME, TeaPhotography.

You may want to LOOK at our APPLICATION, first, and answer as many questions as you want, or feel like answering.
It's MUCH MORE INFORMAL than it looks- really! :nod: :aww:
It just gives us an idea, as well, as you, our potentially newest Admin., a general idea of things. :aww:
 
Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
Introduction
Before you apply, please know that volunteering for a large and active group here on dA, such as Unframed-Nature is a real and true commitment, which will take up some of your time on at least a weekly basis, maybe more.
Unframed-Nature is special in many ways, but from an Administrative view point, it is very special because we have always had good luck with our current Administrators, most of which have been with the Group, as Administrators, for a very long time.
We are a very friendly Team, both with each other, and with the Members, as well. This means when we do have to decline works, we do give a reason, and we are friendly about it.  It means, that upon occasion if there is something that we disagree about within the Admin. Team, we disagree nic


:note: Obviously you do NOT have to be qualified in every area, AT ALL, to become a part of the Team!
I certainly am not! :giggle:

:thanks: :heart: :thanks:

Thank you to all of our current Admins., for such willingness to be so helpful! :heart:

:iconlookoutplz: FAQ Sheet for 2015 :iconlookoutplz:

Check it out!
:star: UPDATED FAQ Sheet for Unframed-Nature 2015:iconhugpileplz: Welcome (Back) to Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEWLY Completed Group FAQ for 2015!
:iconhugpileplz:
:iconcip25::iconcip26::iconcip27::iconcip28::iconcip29::iconcip26::iconcip25:
:note: ***If you just need info. about our "Submission Limits, Folder Descriptions, Folder Rules"
simply scroll DIRECTLY past this first section on "Introduction and Welcome" to the VERY NEXT SECTION where you will very likely find exactly what you are looking for! Thank you! Hope that helps!***
:iconwhiteflowerplz: Introduction and Welcome! :iconwhiteflowerplz:
First, I would like to take a moment to wish ALL of our Admins., Members, Affiliates, & Friends of our Group,
A REALLY SUPER YEAR in 2015!
:iconnewyear2plz:
If you are a NEW Member, thank you for joining us, and  Welcome to our Group! We really hope you will enjoy our fun-loving  Nature group, and our unique way of doing things!
:icongrouphugplz:
A
   :star:
In most cases you'll simply just need to scroll to the very section you are needing to know something about.
Such as to understand about a particular folder, or submission limits,
OR,
:pointr: Times when our Group Closes Down!
This affects us every OTHER month. Please be aware of our group closures! :thanks:



COMMUNITY GROUPS, WE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT!
:heart: Feel free to check them out, you'll be glad you did! :heart:

:icondawishingwell: :icondevnews:

:icondeviantheart: :icondacompliments:



Other AWESOME Groups, Founded by our own ADMINS., HERE!

:iconpetpicks: Founder: :iconwindinthecoffeecup:
donate here: WindInTheCoffeeCup

:iconfractal-love: Founder: :iconannissina:
donate here: Fractal-Love-Points

:icondogsoftheworld: and :iconcome-one-come-all:
Founder: :iconlacedshadowdiamond:

:iconi-heart-colors: Founder: :iconkiwicocktail:

:iconflowerspassion: Founder: :iconkeziamara:

Dear Fellow-Admins.,
If I have missed any of you, who are working as a FOUNDER of another GROUP,
PLEASE DO let me know! :heart:



:iconlovegreenplz:

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:trophy: Affiliate Groups’ CONTEST WINNERS! :trophy:

None, yet.

:star: IF you are an AFFILIATE GROUP, and you have a CONTEST you'd like us to PROMOTE, send us a GROUP NOTE, and we will PROMOTE it on our FRONT PAGE, LEFT-SIDE!
If you also want us to feature the Winners, please tell us that also by NOTE, and send us the WINNERS, when the CONTEST is OVER.
:nod:

Winners are featured in this section of these types of Articles.
:heart:

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Thank-you by KmyGraphic

Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!

ThankYou by KmyGraphic

A real and special :heart:HEART-FELT:heart: THANK YOU goes out to my fellow-Admins., who always work really hard helping and supporting our group here! They honestly do an impressive job!
:clap::clap::clap::clap:
I love our TEAM!

:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:


We, at Unframed-Nature wish for you to have a marvelous JULY & AUGUST!
And we look forward to seeing more of your excellent work, when we RE-OPEN on the 8th of JULY!

:iconstars-plz:

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:iconblowkissteaplz:
Tea :iconteaphotography:
Your Team Leader


WishingWell Weekly, ED. 136

Mon Jun 29, 2015, 3:32 AM


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
    
:iconcatlaplz: :dance: :iconcatlaplz: :dance: :iconcatlaplz:

Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors,

    
WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!

:icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz:

A lot of Fantastic Events and NEW :new: Things Happening in Our Group!
First of all:



is CLOSED. Thank you for your patience, as we will take a bit of time, maybe about a week I think to gather the judges, do what we need to do, and then have the results presented! :nod: :eager:

GOOD LUCK TO ALL WHO PARTICIPATED, and WE THANK YOU SO MUCH!
:iconnewhugplz::iconnewhugplz::iconnewhugplz::iconnewhugplz::iconnewhugplz:

:note: NOTE Changes, & Upcoming News! :note:
:star: The future of dAWishingWell...
:star: dAWishingWell Makeover part 1

:star: This is important!! Please read! :eager: Thank you! :thanks:





:eyes: CHECK IT OUT, "Fishing for Wishes 15.6.4":
Fishing for Wishes 15.6.4
Please DO Comment if you help, we would really appreciate it so much! Thank you! :love:

:eyes: YAY :w00t: "The Wishing Jar 5.6.4":
The Wishing Jar 15.6.4
Please DO Comment if you help, we would really love your help, if you could! Thanks so much! :love:

:eyes: And See "Wish Fondue 15.6.3":
Wish Fondue 15.6.3
Comment if you help, please and thank you, kindly! :love:

:eyes: AND, Check Out, "Wishing Upon a Star 15.6.3":
Wishing Upon a Star 15.6.3
If you help, please comment, and thank you so much! :star:


:iconrainbowarrowplz: Yay! "Monday Muses"!! I adore me, some Monday Muses! :iconlittleheartplz:
Monday Muses one day late
Please participate in this lovely event! :iconlittleheartplz:

:iconrainbowarrowplz:  "Tuesday Treats!" is always exciting! :excited:
Tuesday Treats: Local Wildlife
:note: It's always a super fun topic! :w00t:

:iconbirthdaycakeplz: OH, and if you haven't noticed, it's going to be JULY,
very soon. (Don't ask me how that happened... :ohmygod: )
Anyway:
Call for July birthdays

Please leave a comment here if you have a birthday in July or a friend of yours has a birthday in July!
Birthdays are featured in Weekend Fun, usually at the end of the week of the birthday. No need to be a member! You do not have to disclose the date of your birthday or age, but you can if you really want to :XD:.
Important: If your recommend friends, please make sure they want to be featured. Not everybody likes exposure.
:icondawishingwell:

Get you and/or your friends B-DAYS in, IF you were born in JULY!!! :party:

... which leads me to....
:star: Let's not forget:
"Weekend Fun!!"
Weekend Fun
*THIS* is where the BIRTHDAYS are featured,
among other important news and awesome information!! :la:
Great info. and FUN here! :party:

And...
:icongrouphugplz: WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! "Thursday Greets!" :clap:
Thursday Greets
:handshake: :highfive: :handshake:


:icongiveroseplz: BIG Thank You's :icongiveroseplz:
:iconcuterainbowplz: Thank you to everyone who has been supporting this group, in a variety of ways, such as through your donation of POINTS :points:, HERE: TheWishingWidget, promoting us in your Profile Journals, Group Journals, participating in our various Group Activities, Commenting on our other very Special Features that we have, and :+fav:'ing the work that we are sharing with you, AND

:star:ANYTHING to do with helping to make dA wishes come true!:star:

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks:

This is all VERY IMPORTANT support and participation, and we are truly grateful for all of it!

Most recent POINT & Good Deeds Feature:
:new: May Good Deeds :new:
THANK YOU TO THOSE WHO DONATED POINTS TO OUR POINTS WIDGET,
and to THOSE WHO HELPED MAKE WISHES COME TRUE!!
:iconspreadmoreloveplz::iconspreadmoreloveplz::iconspreadmoreloveplz:

:icongrouphugplz::iconpinklilyplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :icongrouphugplz:

:icontreasurechestplz: The Treasure Chest, #42 :icontreasurechestplz:



"The Treasure Chest"- truly OUTSTANDING work, found from around dA from Active Deviants, any genre, with 299 faves or less.
:eager: :eager: :eager:

THE TREASURE CHEST!
:icontreasurechestplz:

Queen to be by Ulalahblondie by blurheadThe Self by Mivala

Skull in metal version by GambitroniusGreen Search by furstripePuppies for sale.img606, with story by harrietsfriend

... never burn bridges ... by FlowerOfTheForestBlue Tit Juvenile by taramaraGarden Delight by natureguy

Bonneville rodders by GraphikustomsHold Your Precious-Collaboration with Kay March by SineLuceBeautiful Magic by LifeIsARazorBlade

you are my oxygeni feel you slipping
through the cracks in my window
leaving me breathless
It's GourmetThe squid writhed in my hands, its skin flashing from white to violent red.  It choked its tentacles up my forearms, its beak gaping open and closed.  I slid my thumbs to either side of its voiceless screaming and cracked the thing’s cartilage skull.  The squid’s skin faded from red to pink and finally to a lifeless white.  I removed my arms from the mess, now just a stack of tentacles on my cutting board, and wiped my bloody arms on my apron.  “There’s got to be an easier way.”
“There is.” Yur said beside me.  He could have passed for a human—but who really wanted to? 
I threw the squid’s body into a bubbling chili that could have stood in for any number of species’ excrements.  The fact that I could spot floating artifacts of the previous week’s meals didn’t help the comparison.  I snatched a lid and capped off the pot before the squid’s gelatinous body began to
The Coffee GodThe Coffee God behind the counter shuffles foot to foot, a dance of steam and espresso.  Black painted fingernails, inch gauged ears and a gray striped sweatshirt, hood crooked on his back.  There's a cigarette tucked behind one ear; it bobs and twitches with each step.
“Non-fat caramel latte,” he calls, just as he always does, part of a spell, part of a mantra, toneless (just a tuck at the end).  I reach.  He looks up.
The espresso maker hisses.
There's something like a grin, something like a spark, something like a shared secret linked eye to eye.  When he passes over the drink (rough cardboard sleeve hot to the touch), he lingers.  Our fingers brush, a shiver, a jolt, a ten-watt shock.
The Coffee God tilts his chin, shouts, “Hey, mind if I take my break now?”
and ducks around the counter without waiting for a reply.
He slips his cigarette between his lips without taking his eyes from mine.  I follow him out the door.
Outside

Mermaid by XxanaAMilitary service by ber-yaourtSmall Girl with Hat by shadow-bahar

Marta and Magda by KatrinaSwinnleymy little friend and I 04 by MT-PhotografienThe lacemaker - Homage to Johannes Vermeer by KangTengri

Strawberry Heaven by couchmochiFlower Field by ViannaVerenaLong-tailed Tit by CyprianMielczarek

    

    
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FWQ3D: We need More Bulbs! by Sabine62Stepping into Summer by poca2hontasSaki's Dragon by Jenny42

106 or 108 by CanankkDiamonds In The Rough by Trippy4UAround the old house V by ladyjudina

Calla Lily by hv1234Captain America by hosanna9Birthing Beauty by TouchofArtistry

Clematis by OlgaSternikPortrait 07 by RssfimCat Typography by WhisperRoses

Twisted by isiderHawaii by LudificoInto the wild by Andorada

Hogwarts in the Snow #4 by berguntyEvening swell by ibasimaikataimetoSuch Sweet Memories by LASKANWLF

Lady of the Evening by RHLPixelsWarp 9 in the Alien Tunnel by Katzilla13Magical Music Sheet by Narwhal-Blueberry

big and little by christycameasromansSmile for the camera by gigi50Tabby by Voigtlander

Licky puppy by Heylormammy15 AVRIL 2014 - BIRTH OF LIGHT by JFBAYLEFANTASY..... by Tigles1Artistry

Abbey Reflection by GatesigirlColors of spring by marrgitPalace by LaurensSpruit

Organic Grown Russian Mammoth by LifeIsARazorBladeAfternoon Inside  by LindArtzFollow the Yellow Brick Road by CarolynYM

Cochineal - Page 8 by cochineal-comicCochineal - Page 9 by cochineal-comicNerve by SaraPereiraArt



If you would like to participate in "The Treasure Chest" feature, simply refer to the criteria above, and IF you are an Admin., Member, or Friend of dAWishingWell you may feel free to suggest, UP to three deviations you feel are worthy of being found in the Treasure Chest.

All you have to do, is place the thumbcode or link of the deviation, in a comment below. And that's it! :w00t:

Yes, this is for the work of someone else, besides yours, in this type of activity. :XD:
Just please remember, that "three" is a MAX number. One is fine- and please don't suggest more than three... per week! :la:

:note: A Question came up: Yes, the intent is ONE work of Art, per ONE Artist each. So three different Artists featured, at the most, with one work each.

Thank you!!!! :love:

The following EIGHT (8) Members and Friends of The Well, helped by suggesting the first 24 works!!

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:icondaniellemwilliams::iconroguemudblood::iconlilith-the-5th:
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WEEKLY BIRTHDAYS!

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I want to wish the last of JUNE babies, and the first of JULY babies a HAPPY BIRTHDAY,  whether we have a chance to feature every person or not. :XD:
But check out our weekly BIRTHDAY Features in our
"WEEKEND FUN" Articles, For Example:
:iconcatlaplz: Weekend Fun :iconcatlaplz:
WHERE B-DAYS ARE Featured!
AND: Call for July birthdays
where we are currently calling for them for the month!! :eager:
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Please keep an EYE :eyes: out for our next weekly wishing and feature articles and events to participate in- as they are outlined and summarized in the top portion of this weekly news article!

:note: As you would find out in the CHANGES/NEWS from above, JULY is The Well's
"VACATION MODE" Month. So you will not see the traditional wishing articles. They will be done differently. There will be other news articles and events that may also be taking a break.
I will list the schedule of "WishingWell Weekly" in COMMENTS. :aww:

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As you can see... STILL there will be, Lots of really beautiful things happening here in our group!
Check back every day!
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Thank you so much to Members and Staff Alike! :thanks:
We, at dAWishingWell would like to WISH all of our Members, Watchers, Visitors,
a lovely last part of JUNE as we enter the very first part of JULY!
:wow: :ohmygod: :faint: ;) Butterfly love by Nina1love1

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:iconblowkissteaplz:, Tea





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TeaPhotography has started a donation pool!
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:iconbigpointsplz: Pink Donate Plz by YuikoHeartless:please: by KatataEtc :flirty:

Special Fundraising for:
“The Shelter Project”


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UPDATE: As of JANUARY 15th, 2015



There has been some really super fantastic support through the donation widget since the end of last Summer!
It has become obvious many people have come to care about this project, which means the world to me, :earth:
AND also to the animals it continues to support, and this is excellent, because this is an ongoing project, which continues to seek ways to improve and seeks new and innovative ways to help animals through art, via “THE SHELTER PROJECT”.

Unfortunately, there will always be many animals in need, but, together our various efforts will ALWAYS make a difference to the ones we DO reach- and it is definitely a TEAM EFFORT. :heart:

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:star: Born from the local events of this past Summer, came the idea AND realization of a charitable photo gallery right in the lobby of South Coast Humane Society
The South Coast Humane Society .
We placed framed, (thanks to PayPal donations) 11x14 prints from dA that many of YOUR previous points :points: from last Spring 2014, (when this widget first opened) had gone to, clustered in a few sections of the walls within the front lobby.

There was a section of shelter dogs, a section of shelter cats, a section of Nature, and a section of conceptual and miscellaneous.
Those original points :points: also went to dA mugs of shelter cats and shelter dogs.

I was surprised at the initial success from the last half of the Summer to the first part of the Autumn. Almost half of the framed 11x14’s sold, and a few of the mugs,
including a customized 11x14 and two customized mugs.

Then there was renovation/construction done to the medical and kitten rooms, which affected the lobby and the gallery had to come down mid-Oct. through the end of 2014.
The walls have been repainted, and we are ready to go again in 2015!!!
:excited:

:eyes: So I used your point :points: donations you all had donated from the end of Summer through toward the end of December to purchase these 11x14’s:
Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Dogs: fav.me/d87hkhe , fav.me/d7o20yh , fav.me/d7swbir

Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Cats: fav.me/d6wjdl1 , fav.me/d7swbjs , fav.me/d78xsxj

i heart u by ashblackthorn Others: fav.me/d813h4x , fav.me/d7kb38j

:eyes: I also used the points to purchase the following 16x20, to hang as year-round advertising,
because I had a few local local pet portraits toward the end of the year- dogs- for holiday prints and greeting cards, which was a pleasant surprise, so I thought,
if I advertised, who knows what might happen, next season.

Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Dogs: fav.me/d88f7x1

All of these new additions will be hung when I rehang the others, and RE-design the Charitable Art Gallery, via “THE SHELTER PROJECT”, by the end of this month of Jan. 2015!
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All framing was done by, yours truly, to cut down on costs, and afford more prints with your amazing points :points: , but paid largely through PayPal donations (the frames, only).
I can’t thank my donors aka Affiliates of “The Shelter Project” enough! So many ways to help! :huggle:

TO CONTINUE in 2015…


I really hope to be able to have enough points :points: to purchase more for this part of “THE SHELTER PROJECT” again, around late April or May…
Hopefully we will have had sales, with what we currently have now, for The Charitable Gallery, but the Summer months get busier around here, with more activities and events, and I would really need and want to be prepared. Other than more framed 11x14’s, I hope at that time, I might be able to get a few more mugs, magnets, and also stickers… though these for certain, I would have to get through VistaPrints, which I would purchase with PayPal donations.

So, I thank you in advance, for your help in this ongoing project to save and help animals, and for those, who’ve helped already,
I thank you ten-fold again for returning!!!

:note: REMEMBER: Points :points: is just ONE of many ways to help animals
of “THE SHELTER PROJECT”.
YOU can DIRECTLY purchase prints, photo greeting cards, jewelry pieces, and animal or nature stickers, as well!
A direct purchase is also a donation, but you get artworks from someone you know (me) in return- it’s a win-win, and we’ve helped animals…
TOGETHER!!!
:sillydance: by catluvr2

:note: To learn more about what IS, "The Shelter Project", please see the Info. placed directly on my Profile Page, all on the left-side, which will lead you to anything else you might want to know. :heart:

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IN RETURN ...


Though even 1 :points: IS very highly valued, and used toward this fundraising endeavor,
I will do as much as I'm able, and as time allows, for donations of 10-20 :points: or more…
such as:
:bulletorange: Give you a llama, if I haven’t yet. (I would certainly do this for less than 20 :points:!)
:note: It’s only that TIME is my main issue in general, and is the only reason I make any distinction, as such.
:bulletorange: Give you :+fav:’s on your work, and I usually find work that I truly do like!! :nod:
:bulletorange: Give you comments, & especially some constructive ones.
:bulletorange: For higher donations you’ll likely find yourself in some of my features I do.
:bulletorange: For higher donations, if you are someone that enables “CRITIQUES” and would like me to do any, link me to a couple of them, via NOTES. :aww:
:bulletorange: There might be something else I can do- Such as feature or promote a project for you or a friend of yours, or perhaps you've got a friend, whose work you would like to have commented or :+fav:'d?
Simply let me know where the need is, and I would be happy to HELP,
(of course, I probably would anyway! :XD: )

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THE GIVE BUTTON:


I want to thank a few friends who have always donated to me personal points since before I ever had a points widget, and continue to do so.
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Those who continue to do this, it means a lot, because I can give a :iconcakebadgeplz: or maybe something else special to someone personally once in a while. There are also a few groups, I like to give to once in a while, such as: dAWishingWell and a few of their wishes, and Unframed-Nature PetPicks for starters...
and being able to give means a lot- I appreciate being able to participate in that feeling. :heart:

When you use the GIVE BUTTON I simply know for sure, you mean it for me, personally, and I can keep the points separate from the PROJECT, and this is very helpful.

Again, humbly, just thanks so much...
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One of The Most Moving Gifts I've Ever Received... In Life, Created by Candy candysamuels



Tea by Candy by TeaPhotography
"Tea by Candy"
The self-portrait I am holding in this photo, is a traditional work done by the extremely remarkably talented Candy Samuels
candysamuels :iconcandysamuels:
This was the original upload:
Tea.. by candysamuels
Then she mailed it!

She's such a dear, sweet friend, who is simply FABULOUS!
:love:

This gift was such a unique surprise for me,
and I'll always feel moved by her amazing kindness.

More from Candy:
Joy in my soul.. by candysamuelsmusic man by candysamuelsWhats it all about?? by candysamuels
bench side blues... by candysamuelsunspoken.. by candysamuels
I love Lucy by candysamuelsBruce Willis by candysamuels
My beautiful Dayna by candysamuels

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Gorgeous Videos Created For Me By Teresa Tigles1Artistry




The photos used for this video can be found HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…

This amazing video was made for me, by my dearest friend Teresa :icontigles1artistry:
as a surprise gift...
She wanted to make this video to place in her Custom Box on her own Profile Page where she is so very generously promoting The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… :rose:

Not long after, she also made yet another one which contains more of my animal work, and is more particularly about The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… :rose:

And... HERE IT IS:
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The photos used in this video can be found HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
and from a number of other Sub-Galleries of mine. :aww:

And, THEN, as also a BIG Part of The Shelter Project she created another video to support my hand-crafted jewelry that also donates funds for the animals, through purchases:


She'd made THIS one for my birthday!
Teresa never ceases to amaze me with her creativity in seeking out ways to support this worthy cause for animals! :heart:

:note: To SEE ALL JEWELRY which Supports the Animals of THE SHELTER PROJECT, GO HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
Contact me directly... and thank you in advance for your interest! :heart:


A feature of Teresa's :icontigles1artistry:'s stunning work:

Country Medley for Canan by Tigles1ArtistryME AS I AM - BY ME ...... by Tigles1ArtistryConcert in Shades of Purple by Tigles1Artistry
Batalha Monastery, Batalha, Portugal by Tigles1ArtistryI CAN SEE YOU.... by Tigles1Artistry
Pas de Deux ... by Tigles1ArtistryFor Christina by Tigles1Artistry
KINDRED SPIRITS... by Tigles1Artistry

I thank you profoundly, my dearest Teresa, as this is so very special to me from the bottom bottom of my heart- the same way I am always truly humbled by your ongoing support and friendship!
You are a fabulous and beautiful friend!


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"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to us by our parents; it was loaned to us by our children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors- we borrow it from our children."

~Native American Proverb

"Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure."
~Maya Angelou

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1963

"I can't understand what makes a man [person] hate another man [person]..."
~lyrics to People are People by Depeche Mode

"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
~Indira Gandhi

"When the power of love, overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
~Jimi Hendrix

"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only object of government."
~Thomas Jefferson

“I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival.”
~The 14th Dalai Lama

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one,
I hope someday you'll join us, And the world will live as one.”

~lyrics to Imagine by John Lennon

"I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time."
~John Coffey in The Green Mile

:flowerpot: Sometimes, certain quotes & music lyrics can reflect bits of me here and there, the way my own writings and photography can. But it's difficult to truly presume to know me, no matter how much is on one website, or in one gallery... I run deep and I've lived broad...


Regardless, for more literal info., there's the BIO called "The 411 on Tea of Tea Photography" here:
:bulletpurple: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… :bulletpurple: It's down the right-hand side.


Personal Quote: Life is Art, Messy yet Beautiful all at Once. ~Tea
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If You Need Help on dA...


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I Receive Questions on dA, regarding a few of the following FAQ more than most of the others:

:pointr: FAQ #409: As the founder can I appoint someone to replace me?

:pointr: FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
:pointr: FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
:pointr: FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?

:pointr: FAQ #29: How do I become a Senior Member?

That's a start anyway. If you need help with other FAQ, ask away! SIMPLY, :note:NOTE ME.


:heart: If you still are not finding specifically what you are looking for or how to find something, on dA, :note:NOTE ME, and I will try my very BEST to help you, or I'll find someone who can, or try to research the avenue you need... Yes, I am here to help.
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:star: My Main Group Is: :star:

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We are a friendly and organized TEAM of Administrators, who love our talented and supportive Members, very much!

We care very much about ALL of Nature, and accept ALL Media, and we are concerned about our Earth and the Environment as well.
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HOWEVER, we ALSO support other wonderful, positive causes and events as found happening throughout dA!

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Feel free to DONATE POINTS :points: to our large, beautiful, & VERY active Group, at:
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We truly thank you in advance... and you WILL be thanked again! :nod:

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musicianmc Featured By Owner 17 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Could you please donate points to me? I really need them, and I'll watch you, give a llama, favorite, send kind notes to you, and more! I really have ZERO. I've seen your extreme kindness to another deviant by giving 40 points! *sigh, if only you could do that to me...* //cries// Please?? *puppy eyes*
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awjay Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Ratchet laughs lightly Icon   thnx for your faving
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poca2hontas Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Blue And Silver Thanks by AudraMBlackburnsArt  
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Moonstone27 Featured By Owner 4 days ago   General Artist
Thanks sooooo much for the :+fav::+favlove:s :thanks::nod::hug::huggle::huggle:, I greatly appreciate it:meow::glomp::glomp::glomp::glomp::glomp:
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Ludifico Featured By Owner 4 days ago
Thank you for being awesome :love:
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