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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 or Contributions
: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:


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:

THE SHELTER PROJECT Report Presentation

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 27, 2015, 12:15 AM
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WELCOME TO "THE SHELTER PROJECT" REPORT PRESENTATION



First of all,
:heart: Thank you with smile 02 by AStoKo :heart:
to everyone who has even made this possible! :sillydance: by catluvr2
Kisu by Yokkan
It is a Team Effort, greater than we can imagine!
:heart::community::community::community::heart:
:rose4you: by spongee0990:icondoggyplz:

heart bullet. by valokilljoyWhat IS "The Shelter Project"?

"The Shelter Project" is an ongoing charitable project, that seeks teamwork in order to raise funds for animals in need- usually those who need rescuing, medical help, to be spayed or neutered, etc.,- animals that need food, shelter, ongoing medical treatment, and for animals who are waiting for adoption to a new home. The project does this, primarily through purchases of a wide variety of artistic works available, by Tea of Tea Photography. 

"The Shelter Project" is NOT one person's project. It is the TEAM'S project. Never once, could any one person do any of this, not even a part of a project surrounding something like this, alone. In this case, this TEAM is the dA Affiliates of this project, for they formed themselved. Without them, there would be no project.

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

heart bullet. by valokilljoyThe History & Evolvement

"The Shelter Project" began on deviantART, in August of 2010. It is well into its FIFTH year now. I used to create Anniversary Articles up through the 3rd Anniversary, but missed doing the 4th one this past August, (completely for personal life reasons), and therefore to due to lack of time-
Notice, I've not published any journal on my own profile since August of 2014, which is the longest, I've ever gone since joining dA!

I decided, being a year and half since any Article on the project, I would do a "Report" instead.

In nearly the first year, the project supported Merced County Animal Facility, Merced California.  Since moving, it has supported the animals of South Coast Humane Society, Brookings, Oregon, :star:South Coast Humane Society:star:. However, there are two other local shelters, not much farther away. It is possible that someday one or both of them, might also benefit.

When the project first began here on dA, the first two Affiliates were philippeL and JocelyneR who practically ordered something about the same time, that I can never truly figure out who was exactly the first. :XD:

They ordered things like prints, and greeting cards, WHICH at the time, were the only types of art products I offered. I felt bad later, thinking about the first greeting cards orders, because as I was first starting out, my greeting cards were not quite the great quality that they are now! I've had all the professional materials needed to create the quality greeting cards truly worthy of selling, for quite a while now. Luckily the friends that my first affiliates are, they never mentioned anything negative. :XD: :heart:

I decided to try a project like this in an effort to help and support animals, when something drastic had occurred in my own personal life which would forever affect my financial and earning capabilities. 
At the time, I had been volunteering with two different animal foster groups, and two shelter/pounds, since January of 2008. Part of my volunteer work, would sometimes include some financial contributions, but when this personal event occurred in my life, I was utterly devastated- both financially, AND emotionally.

While of course I knew I could still volunteer in various ways, and vowed to do so, I knew that I desperately wanted to find a way to still be able to give financially... somehow. I needed time to brainstorm, how I was going to do this. I had joined dA in March of 2008, not very long after my volunteer work with animals had begun. My passion for helping animals, as well as for creating and the courage to share my art had BOTH been growing enormously!
Sooo...

It hit me! Could it be possible, that I might be able to sell some art to help the animals I so desired to help?  The only thing was, again, due to my circumstance, I would not be able to donate 100%. Still, I did NOT want to make a profit, as this was not, and never has been the point. So, I carefully set it up from a separate account, and decided that I could do 25%, and the rest would go back into all the materials it takes to create the products (of which the product line has grown over time)!
Materials include, but are not limited to, printer ink, quality photo paper, card stock, framing, and jewelry supplies. These things are very expensive, but in such a circular organization, I would have a much more hope of keeping this project going.

The early affiliates simply began to refer to the project as "The Shelter Project" and I simply suddenly realized that this was exactly what it was, and that it should have a name, and that this was perfect. It was not named by me, but by the affiliates themselves.

About March of 2013, I opened my jewelry line, which I automatically included with "The Shelter Project" and just like the Greeting Cards, no matter the style or subject matter, any of my jewelry pieces would also go toward "The Shelter Project". I had been heavily into jewelry making over a decade before that time, but stopped for other things, but being back into it, has been like coming home to something very familiar and so exciting. I love it so much!
I have included such a variety just within the jewelry line by now:
necklaces, bracelets, earrings, wire-wrap rings, friendship rings (elastic), MATCHING SETS of the previous of 3 or 4, anklets, hair jewelry. And I use and do a wide variety of styles... if it's NOT uploaded, talk to me about something! :D

AND, I have finally but gradually been able to obtain all the professional and necessary equipment, and I try to use good quality materials while keeping prices affordable.

Not long after this I began expanding into other products, such as stickers, magnets, mugs, custom mugs- even two-side custom mugs (a photo on EACH side). Of course, I try to use deviantART whenever this is possible, but I use VistaPrints, when I can't use dA. I do my own photo greeting cards, and my own prints up to 8x10/8x8, as I have my own photo printer and guarenteed inks. But bigger than that, I encourage prints from dA- and to be notified if an image needs to be activated.

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

heart bullet. by valokilljoyCurrent Day & Future Plans

Let's look at what's happening in recent times, and currently.  I've always wanted to do more to engage "The Shelter Project" in the local community. It's taken a long while and a lot of work to break into the community, especially when you're new, but I feel that 2014, was finally the big year.

And YET, I always come back to the dA Affiliates of "The Shelter Project" - believe it or not, the Affiliates are largely responsible for this.

We planned a "First Annual Tea Photography Open House for THE SHELTER PROJECT" for last Spring, and a big part of the planning was opening a :points: widget, in order to purchase 11x14 prints to frame, as well as shelter mugs. While it went pretty well for the first time, we didn't space, to display most of the framed 11x14's.

BORN from this, was the idea to have a CHARITABLE Art Gallery on behalf of "The SHelter Project" which was up and running by the end of last Summer!!!
Four 11x14's sold and three mugs, plus two custom mugs, including three local photo shoots came out of this gallery display!!
ALL TO BENEFIT THE ANIMAL!!! :nod:

Now, after only eight weeks or so of being up, it all had to come down, for a medical area remodel and then a total repaint. It took a while to get the green-light to put it all back up, and at least at this point most of it is back up:

:star: sta.sh/012eacuazl05 :star:

There are plans for more to go up, in the near future, but this is a great start! :clap:
Thank you DONORS!!!
We will also put back the mugs, and advertise custom mugs, and we plan to put out shelter animal magnets, stickers, and photo greeting cards!

:note: EDIT: The MUGS were put back out on FEB. 26th, and one sold on the first day!
:iconcatlaplz:
I don't have a photo of them out, though, on the new shelf they have there now.

I also would like to bring in some of my jewelry line I have recently obtained creative and organizational ways of displaying my jewelry.
We'll see how it goes.

On Behalf of: The Shelter Project by TeaPhotography

The Key of Compassion by TeaPhotographyButterfly Charmer by TeaPhotographyLucky Lady by TeaPhotography

To see ALL jewelry I've been able to upload:
:star:teaphotography.deviantart.com/…:star:

Know that I have TONS more of finished pieces that I have yet to have uploaded to dA. I love to do a wide variety of styles. Feel free to ask me about what I have, or what I might be able to do. :aww:

The truth is, I DO plan to focus more again, or find some sort of balance between local and dA people. I will always remain 'specially loyal to dA, because everything was born here, and continues to be supported and maintained through the dA Affiliates- I will NEVER forget that.

In this year ahead, we plan to have TWO "Tea Photography Open Houses for THE SHELTER PROJECT" - likely either one in MAY and then JUNE, or it will be JUNE and then JULY.

And then there will be "THE ANNUAL MUTT STRUTT" in August, whereby I always do the photo portraits of the dogs and the dogs and their human families, AND sell my various artworks there at the same time all in the same booth. So that would be three big public events throughout this Summer.

And lastly, I am looking toward the possibility of having a 2016 calendar for "The Shelter Project"... I've always wanted to do this... but have had some trouble to figure it out.
Anyway, this year, at the last minute, I found a huge discount, and got the go-ahead from the Exec. Director of our Humane Society, and put one together fairly quickly directly, for the humane society itself. It contained pages of my photos of cats and dogs, alternatively. It was a big success. They did sell out by the end of January, which isn't too bad, considering it was last minute and we didn't get them in until after Christmas. :XD:

So these are some plans, and some ideas we are looking toward for "The Shelter Project" for the rest of this year.


heart bullet. by valokilljoyThe Difference Between "An Affiliate" & "A Super Affiliate"

ALL Affiliates are so extremely appreciated and valued, and there are such a wide variety of ways to help and support "The Shelter Project" and therefore to become an Affiliate.

Remember, all Super Affiliates are, actually Affiliates. There is no designation in that direction.

The difference between an Affiliate and a Super Affiliate is this:

An Affiliate, is anyone who has done any kind of advertising for "The Shelter Project"- such as, they've made a Custom Box on their profile page about it, or they've made a journal about it. Perhaps they've made some kind of poll about it, or even their own widget collecting points for it.

I've seen all kinds of creative things as the years have gone on. There's been charity adoptable events with cute kitty and cute doggie characters, for "The Shelter Project" to help raise points, and I even had a great offer for a homemade skin to use and sell to raise points.

I've even had gift art created such as this amazing stamp:

Shelter Project Stamp by Astrikos

I may be forgetting a few things, but I must say, that in all of these advertising efforts, none were my idea. All were generous acts conceived in the minds of generous and compassionate people.

There is no right or wrong way to make an advertisement, unless you want me to check your info. or the features. The creativity of such an advertisement is yours. Creating such advertisements, was never something I set up, rather was born through the evolvement of those who then became Affiliates for choosing to help.

Last Spring, when for the first time ever, I set up a Points Account on my page, specifically for "The Shelter Project" and it's Charitable Art Gallery- 11x14 Prints, Mugs, Magnets, those who donated :points: where it was their first time ever helping the project, became Affiliates. However read the Points Widget for details.

Some may have done any of the above once, or repeatedly, or continue to be ongoing active Affiliates, in some way!
:iconcatlaplz:

But the truth is, once an Affiliate, always an Affiliate. :highfive:

A Super Affiliate, is someone who definitely may have done any or all of the above- in fact many of them have, and repeatedly. On the hand, maybe they haven't.

The only distinction is that they have directly purchased something on behalf of "The Shelter Project", therefore donating funds directly to the project immediately in exchange for some kind of artwork made my yours truly.

In this way, donations are direct and immediate, while simultaneous I am promptly put to work, for something that means more to me than I can express.

In some instances, these types of affiliates have made multiple purchases. In a couple of other instances, they've also found other ways, to be directly beneficial to this project.

In a couple of unique cases, kurios-kat
became a Super Affiliate when she sponsored a rather large art project, from the first animal facility which "The Shelter Project" served.
She sponsored it, and I created it, and here is the end result:
The Shelter ART Project by TeaPhotography

Also, a Super Affiliate, MirachRavaia painted me an actual gorgeous T-Shirt, as a gift, for work, such as when I go to take photos at the shelter for the newspaper, otherwise volunteer, or do other photo shoots... it helps me become a walking advertisement, and I just LOVE IT!
It is beautiful:
The Shelter Project t-shirt by MirachRavaia


heart bullet. by valokilljoyThank You to ALL AWESOME Affiliates!   
   
   
:heart: :rose: AFFILIATES :rose: :heart:

JocelyneR philippeL Meljean1 sukoto-san em32 SirKittenpaws sassawj ArtByCher bewilderedconfused MadeByRona DanaAnderson cindy1701d Kaz-D kurios-kat  SaphoPhotographics Bellayona Miarath Brian-B-Photography AshleyLeePhotography LuciaSeriin marthig Jenna-Rose mim304 Nature-as-is creativemikey Lirulin-yirth Diahn-C angelfunkstudio seven-s sesam-is-open PartyFeline VisualPoetress Melancholy-Man wintersmagic EffItJustDance Tigles1Artistry Arte-de-Junqueiro Iluvbiscuit2 EarthBirds chryssalis LayaboutJoe Photos-By-Michelle morningstarskid NanaOsaki88 Juno-Janus Shirimasen TheDarkenedBride SoftplaceToland secrets-of-the-pen AudraMBlackburnsArt Elwing-Isiliel CarolynYM SilkenWinds essencestudios JamminJo Cazamelia FreeSpiritFotography  ArtBYbeverly Geak-of-Nature MirachRavaia Cmac13  Astrikos hayley--jade sonia-p surrealistic-gloom RavingEagleMedia Annissina IrinaLara Corvidae65 awesome43  DeviantTeddine Destroyer77 cwehaar Stygma suezn  M-e-z BiBiARTs Silver-Otter Samcatt Andaelentari ShinyHeels CRGPhotography LydiaRhianne A-Wakefield Cassy-Blue Falareste MisDmeanor DJ-Acid-Rain Lady-Compassion KnifeInToaster Dark-Lioncourt Felizias M-i-t-c-h-e-l poca2hontas PizzaPotatoNBacon CelticStrm-Stock veeegeee laddster BlueIvyViolet melodiousglenndog jennystokes BrettAZimmerman Penis-Jam faeorain KiwiCocktail Faircloth-DigiTalArt WilliamJohnsen cloduy LoByteSo ezradeacon AleshaM LightsOnLuna Liagon akrasiel TheGalleryOfEve CameronKobe UszatyArbuz bergunty DeviBrigard Cheesycorn Jessica500 Cinnamoncandy ArtKosh kevintheradioguy dragondoodle Chibi-Eevee somethingzenzen rydi1689 Jukepoksi M-the-Halfling LibertasChi celticsister Aheng711 BlueAnomiS duytter ART-fromthe-HEART cloud-n-bolts naked-snakes-box Narwhal-Blueberry Kai45 FARTYTREEFROG BigMac1212 Anj3lla Riemea primalfuryan PMucks ladyjudina FallOut99 Sirena-n-Elsa isider Arhar LindArtz Serbeena Lord-Storm Timber-Wolf Red-Baby MustafaSEZER LUCILALEYLA davincipoppalag OlivierAccart Jenny42 wuestenbrand cacharoth AStoKo MLP-points

:heart: :groups: GROUP AFFILIATES :groups: :heart:

Profits-For-Animals stopBSL Adopt-Dont-Shop deviantHEART SkyAndNatureClub AnimalsofTheWorld New-NomCat Somnambulist-Aisle feel-art dAWishingWell OurArea51 DevNews Against-Declawing Psychology-in-Art Unframed-Nature WolfyDeviants  TheArtOfManipulation

:new: This Affiliate List was updated, as of:
February 21st, 2015. :dance:

If for some reason you believe you should be here, and do not find your name, please note me.


:heart: :star: SUPER AFFILIATES :star: :heart:

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehrephilippeL Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreJocelyneR

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreMeljean1 Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehresukoto-san

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehrebewilderedconfused Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreCorvidae65

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreGeak-of-Nature Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreLayaboutJoe

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreArte-de-Junqueiro Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreTigles1Artistry

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreStygma Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehreawesome43 

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehresurrealistic-gloom Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreArtByCher

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreDanaAnderson Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreLirulin-yirth

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreJenna-Rose Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreShirimasen

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreIluvbiscuit2 Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreAndaelentari 

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreArtBYbeverly Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehrecwehaar

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehresuezn Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreCarolynYM 

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreShinyHeels Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreMirachRavaia

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehresnoogaloo Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-Lehrekurios-kat

Paw Bullet (Purple) - F2U! by Drache-LehreJenny42

   
:heart: :star: ARTWORK of SUPER AFFILIATES :star: :heart:

:rose:Please, I'm truly sorry, that at this time, in this type of Article, I do not have space to feature ALL of the Affiliates. I do try to find different ways, at different times to visit you, and acknowledge each of you.:rose:

Abyssinian Cat by philippeLCute Lil Kitty by philippeLWhite-throated Sparrow - close-up by JocelyneR
First time outside by JocelyneRSimba III by bewilderedconfusedKitt by bewilderedconfused
Lightning Tree by Corvidae65Blue Storm by Corvidae65Watching and Waiting by Geak-of-Nature
The Boss is Awake by Geak-of-NatureViews of Stonehenge 01 of 10 by LayaboutJoeMy Hermitage 1 of 12 by LayaboutJoe
Birthday Flower by Arte-de-JunqueiroRed Door by Arte-de-JunqueiroIt is raining flowers..... by Tigles1Artistry
Hello Poupine by Tigles1ArtistryThe Hunt by StygmaNight Shift by Stygma
Beach fun with Bella by awesome43Little friends by awesome43Looking Up In the Forest by surrealistic-gloom
Cats at The Window  2 by surrealistic-gloomBlue, Mr.E, and Ms.E by CarolynYMKameha by CarolynYM
Hi-Key Kitty by sukoto-sanKitty In A Blanket by sukoto-sanFloral Musing by ArtByCher
Rebels In Community by ArtByCherRainbow Cat by DanaAndersonDangling Beauty by DanaAnderson
Furry-purry gift by Lirulin-yirthAbundance of brightness by Lirulin-yirthA Mosaic of Sunshine by Jenna-Rose
Colorful Crocus by Jenna-RoseMore Impatience by ShirimasenSon of Telamon by Shirimasen
Miss Majestic by Iluvbiscuit2Let the Sun Shine by Iluvbiscuit2An Apple a Day by Andaelentari
Same Blood by AndaelentariHappy Birthday Mel ~ Holly! by ArtBYbeverlyForth Rail Bridge In The Evening! ~ Pastels by ArtBYbeverly
How I Roll ;) by sueznTurquoise Mirrors by sueznBabysitting by ShinyHeels
Calm after storm by ShinyHeelsA bit of light in the forest by MirachRavaiaStaffa, or the gate of Nargothrond by MirachRavaia
Marigolds by snoogaloo11 of 365 by snoogalooPortrait of Pika by kurios-kat
Kookaburra in the Lilli Pilly Tree by kurios-katKatishua by Jenny42Spring Dragon Collab by Jenny42

Meljean1 and cwehaar don't have work uploaded to dA, to but,
if they did I'd love to feature them with the other Super Affiliates. I will always appreciated their purchases and other support.


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

heart bullet. by valokilljoy2014 Financial and Projection...

In the year 2014, "The Shelter Project" was able to donate the most money to animals in need, than in any previous year. The donated money went to South Coast Humane Society. I would like to do at least as well, or better.
If everything works out, I would certainly donate the money to the same shelter. However, the shelter itself really is not necessarily the MOST important thing.
The MOST important "thing" are THE ANIMALS, themselves.
And I will go where I would locally receive the most support to help the animals that are believed to have more need.  Translation: I would only donate the money to another fairly local shelter, if for some reason there were too many politics that I felt were getting in the way of helping animals.

I attribute last years success to several things.
A few of those are:
1. A full year with the addition of the jewelry line.
2. Expanding into other products in general.
3. The points that helped to purchase 11x14 prints and help create the charitable art gallery- though we've not had a chance to have those up for much of either 2014 or '15 yet- but while up during the minimal time in 2014... it led to...
4. A small increase in photo shoots, and some custom work.

I want to sound more vigourous in increasing more donations for 2015, but I can't really do that with out investing in display cases etc., and portable carriers, etc., and I've already done more of that with most of my own money during February, and there's a lot more like that, which I could and should do, but I just can't afford. So I'm going to leave it as is, and simply hope to do at least as well, with what we have.

I do have other and newer ideas for advertising locally, etc., and as mentioned above, I've have plans this year for local venues, and maybe there might be more.

But I really want to strike a balance between online and local advertising and sales.

And by online, I really do mean dA. :love:

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heart bullet. by valokilljoyWhy dA?

I am happy to tell you why!  There are several reasons:

I am very loyal to dA, and I always will be. Even if I am unable to be here daily, or as often as I want to be, due to my health, I am not leaving dA. This is my online home, and no other. dA was supportive to me from the beginning, both in general and in regard to "The Shelter Project" and therefore I will always do my best to return to here, to be here, to give back to the community, to give forward to others, help with what groups I can, and whatnot.  I love dA, and I am not going anywhere else.

I admit that I have a pretty harsh list of medical issues. But, in all honesty it really isn't anything new, though, things sometimes get better, but they always get worse, and so on... This is how it's been for me for a very long time.  Though I've alluded to such, in the past, I have discussed it in a few more details with certain individuals via dA Notes or email.  But, I've never really explained via public news articles or journals. The main reason for this, is because I've had a couple people who DO know, be afraid to "give me work" because they are worried that it will add stress/pressure to everything in general that I deal with.  So, I don't talk or explain about my ongoing medical issues, publically, because I can't have that be a deterrent. I need and want to work. Animals and Art are my passion.

Being able to volunteer with the animals, being able to take their photos for the adoption sections of the newspapers, and the internet, AND being able to create artwork for purchases to donate funds to these animals in need, brings a much needed positive balance to my life, and a meaningful purpose. In other words, I must do this kind of work, for my health and wellbeing. It is what brings me happiness.

Sure, I've been asked if I'm on FaceBook or Etsy, etc., but the answer is always no. Certainly it could be possible that if I spread out on other social/art networking sites, I might be able to have more success.

But I already know that, I am not able to physically or mentally maintain more than I currently do. I do have a personal website: teaphotography.com , but it hasn't been updated in a very long time. I am grateful to sukoto-san who originally created it, and maintained it, (and in all honesty, has done a lot in general to help,) and I won't give it up, but as he works daily with no time off, he is no longer able to maintain it, as he had, for FREE, or even for otherwise, and I am unable to keep it up, under my own circumstances. I honestly cannot imagine trying to have and maintain more than deviantART online and local networking, while doing and dealing with everything else, in general.

So, I choose dA, and that's all. :dance:

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heart bullet. by valokilljoyShipping
   
Tea Photography ships to anywhere on the planet. I always include a tracking number with all USA Shipping and Handling fees. I would do the same thing for shipping to other countries if that existed. Using the Customs Number, can help somewhat in tracking a shipped item. I have worked on and researched one order that went abroad, that seemed to take way too long, but in the end, everything work out fine. So far, 100% of all orders have reached their destinations, which is great news and important, as is Handling or Packaging which I pride myself in, regarding protection, presentation and using as many recycled materials whenever that is possible.

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heart bullet. by valokilljoyIn Closing

The bottom line, is that it's about animals. And in this case, more specifically, it's about about domestic animals with great needs. It's also all about teamwork, and coming together as a team to help animals together.

If anyone has any specific questions or would like to know more about "The Shelter Project" in general, or about specific works of art for purchase on behalf of the project, please send me a dA Note, or E-mail me:
teaphotography@mac.com

Again, I thank you ALL, past, present, and future, for what various things you have done and continue to do for the animals of this project! It will be FIVE years total this August 2015, and I look forward to how the project continues to evolve throughout 2015! Thank you on behalf of the ANIMALS! :heart:

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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!!!
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: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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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
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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:
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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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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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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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Thank you for all the faves Tea! :hug:
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Thanks a lot for the fave.:) (Smile) 
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Thank you for adding This Is My Autograph by LASKANWLF   to your faves my sweet friend!! :huggle:  By the way, have I ever told you how much I love your deviantID photo??  :love:  Well, I do Tea!! 
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