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:
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.
Have been rescued and are in need of care.
Need to be Spayed or Neutered.
Need food, medicine, blankets, toys, a sanitary environment.
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 one year old).
BESIDES, The Shelter Project
I am also the photographer for The 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.
Also, visit: teaphotography.com
There is rarely time to keep it maintained...
But you should see some PRICES there.
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.
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: email@example.com.
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 Profits-For-Animals bewilderedconfused MadeByRona DanaAnderson cindy1701d Kaz-D kurios-kat stopBSL Adopt-Dont-Shop 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 deviantHEART SkyAndNatureClub EffItJustDance Tigles1Artistry Arte-de-Junqueiro Iluvbiscuit2 EarthBirds chryssalis LayaboutJoe Photos-By-Michelle morningstarskid NanaOsaki88 Juno-Janus Shirimasen TheDarkenedBride SoftplaceToland secrets-of-the-pen Sugaree33-Art AnimalsofTheWorld Elwing-Isiliel CarolynYM SilkenWinds essencestudios New-NomCat Somnambulist-Aisle JamminJo Cazamelia FreeSpiritFotography feel-art dAWishingWell ArtBYbeverly Geak-of-Nature MirachRavaia Cmac13 OurArea51 Astrikos TheArtOfManipulation hayley--jade sonia-p surrealistic-gloom RavingEagleMedia Annissina IrinaLara Corvidae65 awesome43 Unframed-Nature DeviantTeddine Destroyer77 cwehaar Stygma suezn WolfyDeviants DevNews Against-Declawing Psychology-in-Art M-e-z BiBiARTs Silver-Otter Samcatt Andaelentari ShinyHeels CRGPhotography
THE AFFILIATE LIST NEEDS TO BE UPDATED!!
Just in case you thought you should be here, and noticed you weren't. I should have it up to date by the END of SEPTEMBER!
The animals and I are forever grateful.
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!
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"
are The Direct Purchasers/Contributors from dA
of this Project
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- therefore 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!
Furry-Tales summer contest 2014 - Closed Contest has ended - Results will be announced in a few days!
It's time for a new contest!
Actually for two contests in one! One competition will be a Comic and Story contest. The second competition will be an Art and Literature contest.
Those rules apply for both parts of the contest!
Deadline for both competitions is August 31, 2014.
Everybody can enter; you don't have to be a member of Furry-Tales.
The main subject/character must be feral or anthro (animal, beast-type fantasy creature, beast-type alien, werewolves, ...).
Humans and humanoids are only accepted as secondary/background characters.
You can submit any number of deviation your like, in either or both of the competitions, but y
VOTE on MAY-JUNE and NEWS!
Voting on Top Submissions of MAY & JUNE 2014
:iconpocketwatchplz: TIME TO VOTE ON MAY/JUNE's FOUR ORIGINAL FOLDERS :iconpocketwatchplz:
~~~ :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.
You May Vote on:
2 from "Birds, Inverts, Aquats, Repts, Amphibs, May-JUNE'14" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/49433601/Birds-Inverts-Aquats-Repts-Amph
The Shelter Project: Three Year Anniversary!Special Edition News Article:
HAPPY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to "The Shelter Project"!!!
:iconlovetigerplz: :iconwalkingcatplz::icondoggyplz::iconblack-kittenplz::iconlilplz: :iconlovetigerplz:
:iconhurrahplz: As of just this previous August 2013, "The Shelter Project" is THREE Years Old! :iconhurrahplz:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: AND... THIS YEAR "THE SHELTER PROJECT" IS CONGRATULATING ITS dA AFFILIATES!!! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
"THE SHELTER PROJECT" is NOT one person; it's not BECAUSE OF one person, nor is it, or could it EVER BE successful, because of just one single person. For it to be anything AT ALL, of any of the helpful VALUE that it is, and continues to strive for, it takes A TEAM of VOLUNTEERS, who we have called here on dA, "The dA Affiliates of 'The Shelter Project.'"
DollfriendYour dollfriend was designed for you
Oh, you were starry-eyed
And hoodwinked by a hologram;
No substance was inside.
Your dollfriend dodged your questions and
So you stopped trying to ask.
Spellbound by its attention you
Could not perceive its mask.
Your dollfriend pledged itself to you.
Would you have been dismayed
If you had known it would enact
A decades-long charade?
Your dollfriend did not share with you
Complaints, disputes, or fears
It hid a sickness from you and
Deceived you through the years.
Your dollfriend never left your side
Your love for it was blind
Then you began to lose yourself
Down holes in your old mind.
Your dollfriend dropped its ancient strings.
You shook, supine in bed,
And whispered wide-eyed “Who are you?”
“A puppeteer,” it said.
Can not hateCruelty
through your eyes
I see your pain
WastelandI shudder in fear as I stare out at the grey wasteland before me.
Dark, ominous clouds roll in from the blackened mountains to the south. Vultures circle high in the distance; ravens line up along the power lines and burnt out buildings like sentries for the portents of doom.
Far below the window the streets are lined with rusted vehicles and litter blows forlornly in the wind. The majority of the windows, of both vehicles and buildings alike, are shattered and broken; the glass shards lie glinting dully across the pavement and streets.
As I stare at the bleak scene before me a slight movement to my left suddenly catches my attention. I quickly crouch down, not wanting to be seen myself but still able to catch glimpses of whatever is moving in the street below. Whatever it is, its moving very slow yet purposefully. As if its looking for something.
Everyday MagicEveryday Magic
Is the dawning of a new day;
That first ray of sunshine
Bursting through the window to warm your soul.
Is that first deep breath
On a cold, frosty morning
As you walk through the snow in the dead of winter.
Is the laughter of a child
As they stare in awe
At the beauty of a butterfly floating on the breeze.
Is the bond shared
Between two childhood friends
Reminiscing in the late afternoon sun of a summer day.
Is the love of a child.
That warm, soothing feeling
When they say "I love you" and hug you tight.
Is knowing that every moment is a gift
That grows in value the more you share it.
DarkSurrounded by darkness
He is dragged
Over the edge
Into the deepest depths.
Searing his heart
As the force of all evil
Drowns his spirit.
And he is thrown
Into The Fiery Pit
As the screams of the cursed
Burn through his soul
And he falls to damnation.
Because we can't all be starsI feel like glitter
A one shot beauty spot
that's litter the morning after
I'm two shades short of sparkling
Two fades left me failing
To reflect the noon sun
back at it's source
I woke up last night screaming in my bed
and I swore I'd never spend another night alone
You Don't Have to be Wonder Woman...I think these walls are collapsing around me because I'm not smart. I don't think with my head, I think with my hands in terms of what I can make, what I can break, and how to put back together what was previously given up on.
No, I don't always have a steady grip on reality and sometimes my abstract sight, the only one I can really see with, wavers and I'm blind to everything around me. So I feel my way through the thorns and the storms and put my friends in poetry so that way, when they leave, I can still say we're gonna be best friends forever.
It won't really surprise any of you to know that I auditioned to be Wonder Woman. They told me I had great spirit but that cape was way too big and those boots were too tall and I just didn't have the look, you know, that superhero look. But I had great spirit! And if I just stuck around long enough, they were sure I could change the world.
But even if that doesn't quite work out, even if the world is exactly the same fifty year
The Tree's PrayerDear Lord,
Don't let the rain wash away the dirt from my roots,
For without it I would have no place to stand
Don't let the sun shrivel my roots
For without them I would have nothing with which to stand on.
Don't let the axe cleave my trunk
For without it I would not have the will to stand.
Don't let the knife sever my branches
For without them my will to stand would break.
But please Lord,
Don't let them burn my leaves
For without them I could not stand at all.
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?
Click here to view the source code for this.
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:
Unframed-Nature - FOUNDER
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!