Thank you so much for
stopping by my Profile Page.
My name really is:
of Tea Photography©
If you stay a bit, you will find my Galleries reflect various works of art-
each with a purpose, and for me, special meaning.
You are welcomed here, and I truly DO appreciate your visit.
IF you have a dA account-
The best way to tell, ask, or SHOW me something
Please, NOTE ME
to be sure that I DO get your message.
I do NOT want to miss anything of VALUE from YOU!
[And sadly, I do miss a lot in comments, ]
But I WILL eventually SEE your NOTES!
The Shelter Project
is VERY near and dear to my heart.
And it all started at the end of Summer 2010.
The Shelter Project: Three Year Anniversary!Special Edition News Article:
We had the FOURTH Anniversary Aug./Sept. 2014,
but I never had a chance to do a Special Anniversary Article for it...
It was first introduced inside HERE:
Then, also introduced HERE:
and then, here:
Purchases on behalf of The Shelter Project
have donations going to animals who:
Are in need of rescuing- a wide variety of situations, and of course the initial costs of intake, when an animal is being given over.
Have been rescued and are in need of immediate medical attention and general medical care.
Need to be Spayed or Neutered, and Vaccinated.
Need food, medicine, blankets, toys, a sanitary environment.
Are advertised in local newspapers in their Adopt-A-Pet sections.
Participate in various medical programs.
Currently Live at
The South Coast Humane Society
while waiting for their FURR-EVER home,
... and is where I am currently volunteering since moving to here in 2011, (after the project was already one year old).
BESIDES, The Shelter Project
I am also the photographer for South Coast Humane Society
and I photograph the cats and dogs, for the Adopt-A-Pet sections of the newspapers, and the photos also get uploaded to our Petfinder.com and FB pages, for internet coverage!
WHAT CAN YOU PURCHASE to DONATE & HELP THE ANIMALS OF
THE SHELTER PROJECT?
Literally ANY of my images in my galleries, regardless of the subject, as PRINTS. Just ASK, via dA NOTE or email. I have prices on PDF file. It's quite easy.
Literally ANY of my images, in my galleries, regardless of the subject, as hand-crafted Photo GREETING CARDS.
Just let me know which images, and how many cards, via dA NOTE or email. I have prices on PDF file, too. Easy to do!
A wide variety of JEWELRY crafts, which include: earrings, necklaces, bracelets, and sets of ALL three. I also make anklets, beaded "friendship rings", wire wrapped rings, beaded key chains, and beaded key necklaces, and beaded hair clips, too.
And to see ALL CURRENTLY UPLOADED JEWELRY WORK,
GO HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
Prices will vary quite a bit, so simply contact me by dA Note, or email, if you are interested in anything you see.
You could also, visit: teaphotography.com
However there has rarely been time to keep it maintained.
I do not and can NOT profit from anything that is purchased for The Shelter Project, because anything left after the 25% donation, MUST go back to ALL the many materials it takes to create these products, in order to keep this project going!
And I can't overcharge, or no one would do it.
I'm always willing to give MORE INFO. and details surrounding this very helpful cause and Project for animals in need.
Simply ask in a dA NOTE or in email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
And YES, I have PAYPAL exactly for this project!
I would like to thank EACH person who HAS 'd ANY works directly about The Shelter Project or even my shelter/rescue animals in general.
You have helped tremendously by the spreading of the awareness of an immensely good cause that helps animals!
THANK YOU SO MUCH to THE SHELTER PROJECT AFFILIATES and SUPER AFFILIATES of dA
The following dA Groups and individuals with dA Accounts have been especially instrumental in a variety of ways- with their extra special support of The Shelter Project. Several of them have even made purchases- a few more than once!
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 KippArts 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 DarkGreyHeroine 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 chained2stone
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This Affiliate List was updated, as of:
February 21st, 2015.
If for some reason you believe you should be here, and do not find your name, please note me.
The animals and I continue to be VERY grateful, for all that you've done,
and continue to do. More than you can imagine!
Purchasing jewelry, most of which is inspired by NATURE, and is hand-crafted by me, TEA of Tea Photography, creates donations for Animals in Need, via
"The Shelter Project".
Thank you to everyone who has already helped in this way, and multiple times, who plans to help again, to those who plan to make a purchase, and thank you to those who have helped in other ways, by purchasing PRINTS and GREETING CARDS!
YOU SAVE ANIMALS.
All of these continue to be ongoing opportunities to help our animal friends and companions, through
"The Shelter Project".
So... If you don't see it, ASK!
I am super lucky and blessed when a friend photographs themselves actually WEARING the jewelry they've ordered from me and then POSTS it for all to see! That is such a gift!
In this case below, my dear friend and sis: Sani ShinyHeels ordered this pair of earrings:
but what she REALLY wanted to know if I had a matching anklet!
The thing is, I DO make, and have quite a few anklets!
It's just with all the jewelry pieces that I do have, and yet with so much work, and many projects I have, I honestly do not have the time to photograph and upload everything (sadly), and so to this date, I still have not actually advertised my lovely anklets...
But this is WHY I love it when people ASK me about my work!
Because, in this case, I indeed had a matching anklet for dear Sani!!
I did a quick phone photo and sent it to her via email, she fell in love... and ordered both the earrings and the anklet, and donations went to animals in need!!
So here are HER gorgeous photos modeling her anklet I made:
The truth is, if you don't see it, simply ask... you never know, I MIGHT have it!
Or I might be able to get the materials to make it, or make something similar, or something... we CAN work together to save animals.
Let's DO IT!
dA's BIG Heroes of
THE SHELTER PROJECT
"The SUPER AFFILIATES"
of dA Have Made Direct Purchases
Feel Free to Visit this Collection of Their Wonderful Work HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
Without them, this Project would not be possible, let alone the success that it's been, and that we hope it continues to be.
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!
The first HALF listed, have made multiple purchases or contributions, to the animals in need through The Shelter Project.
was a partner in a SPECIAL PROJECT, called:
"The Shelter ART Project":
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!
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!
I am forever grateful from the bottom of my heart!
.... to think of the ANIMALS they have helped!
Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
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
UPDATED FAQ Sheet for Unframed-Nature 2015:iconhugpileplz: Welcome (Back) to Unframed-Nature,
and to Our NEWLY Completed Group FAQ for 2015! :iconhugpileplz:
***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!
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!
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 .
Important: If your recommend friends, please make sure they want to be featured. Not everybody likes exposure.
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.
Special Fundraising for:
One of The Most Moving Gifts I've Ever Received... In Life, Created by Candy candysamuels
"Tea by Candy"
The self-portrait I am holding in this photo, is a traditional work done by the extremely remarkably talented Candy Samuels
This was the original upload:
Then she mailed it!
She's such a dear, sweet friend, who is simply FABULOUS!
This gift was such a unique surprise for me,
and I'll always feel moved by her amazing kindness.
More from Candy:
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
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/…
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/…
And... HERE IT IS:
The photos used in this video can be found HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
and from a number of other Sub-Galleries of mine.
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!
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!
A feature of Teresa's 's stunning work:
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!
"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."
“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."
"When the power of love, overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only object of government."
“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
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:
teaphotography.deviantart.com/… It's down the right-hand side.
Personal Quote: Life is Art, Messy yet Beautiful all at Once. ~Tea
FAQ #264: Is there a description of the Help Desk contact categories?
FAQ #590: What are the hours of operation for the Help Desk?
FAQ #713: Who is on the Help Desk Team?
FAQ #630: Are there any rules for the Help Desk?
FAQ #741: How are Help Desk responses sent to me? Can I have them e-mailed to me?
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I Receive Questions on dA, regarding a few of the following FAQ more than most of the others:
FAQ #409: As the founder can I appoint someone to replace me?
FAQ #61: What is a Daily Deviation?
FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
FAQ #313: How can I find out if someone already has a Daily Deviation?
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 ME.
If you still are not finding specifically what you are looking for or how to find something, on dA, 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.
My Main Group Is:
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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.
HOWEVER, we ALSO support other wonderful, positive causes and events as found happening throughout dA!
Feel free to DONATE POINTS to our large, beautiful, & VERY active Group, at:
We truly thank you in advance... and you WILL be thanked again!