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Thank You Stygma for Doing This!


What a Gorgeous and Creative Idea!!!
Thank you to anyone who participates in this, OR who at least advertises this...


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Thank you so much for
stopping by my Profile Page.

Butterfly love by Nina1love1
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. :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
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 Sugaree33-ArtA LITTLE THANK YOU by Sugaree33-ArtA LITTLE THANK YOU by Sugaree33-Art

Random from Gifts from My Precious dA Friends

Thank You to ALL Who have Ever Gifted Me Art, Since I've been on dA

The fact that you would use your talents to dedicate something to me, is a humbling honour, that I don't take lightly and that I truly treasure.


I also want you to know, that it is your supportive friendships, which are are at the HEART of what are the TRUE GIFTS.



:sillydance: by catluvr2dA's BIG Heroes of
:sillydance: by catluvr2

are The Direct Purchasers/Contributors from dA
of this Project

i heart u by ashblackthornFeel Free to Visit this Collection of Their Wonderful Work HERE:…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- therefore 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-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-thingSurglo surrealistic-gloom :iconsurrealistic-gloom:


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-thingCarolyn CarolynYM :iconcarolynym:

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

purple heart bullet by to-much-a-thingMirach MirachRavaia :iconmirachravaia:


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!



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:

Which ONE, if any, type of Artwork do you absolutely LOVE the MOST, but do NOT actually create yourself? 

31 deviants said Music: Singing and/or Dancing and/or Musical Instrument/s
26 deviants said Traditional Drawing/Painting
15 deviants said Digital Drawing/Painting
14 deviants said Fractals
13 deviants said Artisan Crafts: Jewelry, Sculpting, Woodworking, Crocheting, Etc.
10 deviants said Photography
7 deviants said Photomanipulations
6 deviants said Literature: Poetry/Prose, Manga, Fiction, Historical, Fairytale, -any reading material, etc.
4 deviants said OC's and Fan Art
4 deviants said Body Art: Tattoos, Piercings, Other Modifications...

Make A Joyful June Unto Thyself

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 4, 2014, 5:13 AM
My Gallery l Watch Me l Note Me

1. Gifts
2. Personal Message
3. Special Groups & Other Special Info.
4. "The Shelter Project" :new: NEWS!
5. B-Day Features, PLUS Said & Did Features
6. The Treasure Chest


:wave: Hello and Thank You to Anyone who even has a chance to read my journal.
Thing is, I know that time is VERY precious. :nod: :aww: :rose:

I hope April & May had marvelous moments for all of my dear friends (AND family, should they see this), and now I WISH ALL Who May See This, a Joyful June! :la:
Sending you all my love across various directions of miles, all over the planet. :earth:


:icongift1plz: GIFTS from dA Friends :icongift1plz:

:thanks: Thank you to my ever good friend: :iconsurrealistic-gloom: for: Fast Decay by surrealistic-gloom :rose:
I love sunflowers in every stage and Surglo knows it! I am touched by this stunning image!
Please visit more of her stunning work, HERE: surrealistic-gloom.deviantart.… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my lovely long-time friend: :icontwins72: for: Twins72-tweetys-1 by Twins72 :rose:
I've had such interesting first-hand experiences with birds this season, that I was taken-back with joy by this amazing, thoughtful gift!
Please visit more of her beautiful work, HERE: :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my very lovely, sweet friend: :iconblueivyviolet: for: dedicated to....part 1 by BlueIvyViolet :rose:
Trees amaze me, and I always love how Marilyn captures them. This is an honour for me to be included here!
Please visit more wonderful work, HERE: :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my kind and thoughtful friend: :icon1001g: for: Columbines... by 1001G :rose:
This cheerful delight really made me smile! Edie is very talented!
Please visit more of her amazing work, HERE: :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to precious friend: :iconduzetdaram: for: Pets paradise by duzetdaram :rose:
This is one elegant work of art, with a sweet message.
Please visit more of Maritzas fabulous work, HERE: :heart:


:iconwhiteflowerplz: PERSONAL MESSAGE :iconwhiteflowerplz:

I got back near the beginning of May from being gone about all of April, to see most of my family (an annual thing only) in Tucson, Arizona. I was not able to check dA at all while I was away.

The trip was good generally speaking, but also... interesting giving me food for thought- as these things do tend to, but the older I get I think more and more about such visits and what transpires, etc. I tend to feel overwhelmed- not always in a bad way, but... for one example, while I am grateful for the time I get to spend with my nieces, it does get more and more difficult each time I have to leave them. I'm lucky I've been able to be as close with them as I am, given the physical distance all their lives, and the rare frequency I do see them. The best thing about my brother and his wife, is that they do "keep me alive to them" during the large time/space that we are not actually together. This means A LOT to me, since... I cannot even describe to you how much they mean to me... :heart:

But they are getting older, and I worry about those preteen/teen years... I just want to manage to stay close to them... somehow.

While there, there were a few really cool moments/days that stood out:

:bulletorange: For my 10 year old niece's B-DAY, I had arranged that my brother's family and I go out to a ranch on the outskirts of town- something *not* touristy or at least that didn't seem so- actually because they do private escorts, and we got to do "educational horseback riding" for a day!
Just so you know, some of us were more experienced with this than others, but we all got the same lessons which was great! :)
What this entailed, was that we each had our own horse, including my 10 and 7 year old niece! (It was my 7 year old niece's first time interacting with a horse at all!) Each horse was paired with us based on our experience and other attributes. :nod:  We each brushed our horses, and were shown how to carefully walk by and around our horses, what kind of knot to use on their ropes when tying them up, how to saddle and bridle our horses, ALL before we ever even mounted our horses! :la:
Then we were shown basic lessons on how to sit in our saddle and how to use our reins... :D

We had two wranglers with our group of five: my brother, sis-in-law, my two nieces, and me. I was 2nd behind the first wrangler... we were strategically ordered. It took us quite a while to get all of us out of area's driveway... :giggle: Oh boy!! :ohmygod:  But hey, that's okay! My younger niece, was SUCH a sport! Once we all got out, it really went quite well- a few small snags, and getting out of order... but it was a beautiful:heart: ride through the desert- TWO and half hours! I kid you not, though it was not actually supposed to take that long. ;) My younger niece would periodically shout: "I'M A COWGIRL!" :giggle:

When we got back, we were NOT done yet, nope- by then my nieces were a bit antsy, but we had to follow through with the responsibility of our horses, leading them to their water, taking care of the equipment in reverse, dusting off and washing the horses, etc.

I had been wanting for so long to go horse back riding again- since before even moving to Oregon... I kept going to a place I used to go to, but the last two times, it just didn't work out. :hmm:

I still haven't arranged it HERE, BUT at least I arranged it for my 10 year old niece's birthday- we ALL seriously had a most wonderful time. :heart:

:bulletorange: Another thing, was the beautiful experience of the baby HOUSE FINCHES!! :la:
Details inside the image:

:heart: MA-MA by TeaPhotography :heart:

When I finally returned home...

:bulletpurple: One immediate thing was my health began to worsen, yet again. I don't really talk about the details of my health, and especially publicly like this- just to say, that my health is never good. It takes my everything to keep my nose above the waterline, just so I can "breathe"- THAT is my... "normal".
And from there, I often falter and go through bouts of decline-- and I have so much trouble to really be able to do anything at all. All I really can or should be doing is sleeping or waiting it out, even if it feels like I'll never improve.  I usually do, but it's very much so, an up(ish) and down kind of thing.

It's very frustrating when your WILL is to be so active. :hmm:

Anyway, I felt extra overwhelmed and depressed than usual this time around...

:bulletpurple: but, on the 3rd day back, I found two bird eggs in our lawn... (we have two HUGE old evergreens next to our house, and I think they are home to the most variety of our birds!)... and it had been so windy when I got home, and I think they had just fallen... one was badly cracked, so um... yeah. :hmm:
The other was still warm!

I hurried to make some sort of incubator in my art studio... I couldn't tell what kind of bird from the egg alone, but surprisingly two days later it did hatch- I was there when it happened- and it took about 30 minutes or so, but we finally identified it as a baby pigeon, but as this being the case, and just figuring it out, we were behind the game... :hmm:

There is a milky substance (not really milk) that it MUST have in the first 3 days from the mother only... and unless we had some sort of specialty feed store that had mixes for various birds-- which we so do NOT, and we were not prepared by having found one or ordered some, and just living in an isolated area... well, I did prepare emergency food and fed him like I learned from the internet tutorial videos, and all that worked fine, but these emergency foods were really for *after* the 3 days were over, so... I kind of knew it wasn't going to work... and yes the inevitable happened..

I was indeed truly sad- :cry: but I didn't know what else I could have done in the situation... I did learn TONS about pigeons... etc. We made a really nice little burial & ceremony etc.- had given him a name etc.

I believed he deserved all that for what he'd been through- :heart:

:bulletpurple: And then a few days after THAT, I was handed a 3 day old kitten, rejected by its mother... :no: :faint:

I honestly was very unsure at that point, given everything. I had fostered and taken in kittens as young as 3 weeks, but never younger, and my anxiety levels were really high by then, and I was simply physically unwell.

YET, I knew that it was obvious that we were more prepared for and knowledgeable about kittens/cats at any stage of their lives.

The kitten has just turned 4 weeks... I have taken photos, but I've yet to share any, just cause I felt like waiting a bit longer to do that. ... :aww:

He's had a few ups and downs, which is to be expected, an eye infection before his eyes even opened, some had digestive issues,  and remains on the small side for his age, BUT over all, he's doing okay. *knock on wood* ;) (Yes, I'm just a tad superstitious. :XD: )

When, I DO upload a photo, I will tell his name etc.

But, taking this kitten, made for me the commitment to night-shift feedings, every 2 hours at first, and now we've *just* moved to every 3-4 hours... :aww:

Admittedly, this did NOT help my medical issues at all, in the physical ways, but after a while, it did begin to improve my mental state. Yay! :D

:bulletpurple: Meanwhile, I had a lot of projects, due dates, and deadlines to tend to, and not just here  on dA, but I mean with work in LIFE! :nod:

ONE of those being, MY FIRST FUNDRAISER coming up! (SAT. JUNE 14th) :la: :faint: :sleep:

It's LESSSS than TWO weeks away, and we *just* started the local advertising! :no:
It's really my fault, because I only just finished the flyer! :ohmygod:

I've been trying to send it PDF to local people I can think of via EMAIL, but what I really need to do, is get to local businesses to post in their windows, etc.

My friend and "local mom" Stormy did some of that for me yesterday. :nod: :heart:

It's kind of difficult when I don't have my own car, but I've got to figure this out by/on THURSDAY!

My orders from dA and VistaPrints should start to arrive tomorrow and all this week... so it will be time to start framing prints, pricing them, and the jewelry, the mugs, the stickers, magnets, etc., and getting it all organized.

I guess at this point, I really just wish I could feel better... cause things are just happening around me. I am not and do NOT want to complain about those things- because just cause they are busy things, they are GOOD things!!! :la: :rose:

I just wish I was well, and felt good- to match the active life that I want.
... yet that's really nothing new... in essence, it's how it's always been.


:iconshinyheartplz: Special Groups & Info.! :iconshinyheartplz:

Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
is my main group!
Current CONTEST: Results came out MAY 25th!!
FIRST PLACE: :trophy: painted-leaf :iconpainted-leaf: with:
.:. EARTH's Wonders of WATER .:. by painted-leaf
She has a feature on my profile page!
To see the rest of the WINNERS and Contest NEWS:
:iconoceanplz: Earth's Wonders of Water, BIG CONTEST RESULTS!    
:iconearthplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's BIG CONTEST RESULTS for: "EARTH DAY- EARTH'S WONDERS OF WATER" :iconearthplz:
We had nearly 50 incredibly brilliant entries pertaining to WATER, and more specifically, the environmental issues that concern our planet, with regard to the various problems all living creatures face pertaining to this essential resource and life force.
The entry was supposed to depict water, in some way and medium, BUT with an obvious connection to an environment message about water, and if the connection was not necessarily obvious, there was supposed to be a special message about water from the artist, stated IN the Artist's Comments.
Most of our judges were pretty strict about this rule... while quality of submission
and we mentioned EIGHT EIGHT Honourable Mentions, too!

:bulletblue: Our Monthly THEMES, will resume in JULY!

Please, Feel free to donate :points: to us HERE:
Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:
so that we may continue to host these wonderful events and contests. :nod:
Thank you kindly! :thanks: :rose:

Here are...
Other Great Active Groups to Consider Joining,
and participating in their wonderful activities,
Including Wonderful Affiliate Groups of dAWishingWell who WISH for more exposure,
in general, and have other wishes:

-WISHES for ACTIVE Admins.
-WISHES for points to become a SuperGroup, donate:  
-WISHES for new dA Members to take part in this:
-would like to be A SuperGroup & plan events, donate: fractal-love-points.deviantart…
-WISHES to be a SuperGroup again, donate: windinthecoffeecup.deviantart.…
Aside from our Affiliate Group Wishes...
IridescentStardust is wishing for people to check out this journal:
in efforts to help out BlackfyreValyrian Please do consider!! :eager:

:note: Also, it's getting SUPER close to the ALS Walk, which Serge, my dA Mom's awesome43's brother is going to be participating in, on JUNE 9th- less than a week! :eager:
Please read all about this VERY VERY worthy cause here:
Ode to my brother Serge, ALS Walk Fundraiser 2014.
Updated 6/10/2014  final total, video and photos at ALS Walk 2014.

On behalf of Serge, our entire family, the ALS Foundation and all ALS sufferers worldwide.

:iconheart4uplz: Thank you everyone, you are awesome and very much appreciated. :iconheart4uplz:

With the help of Joy my grand-niece and Serge's granddaughter it is time to celebrate and honor Serge.
Joy marching at 2014 ALS walk cheering her Grand-pa Serge and all participants.

:clap: Congratulations Serge for raising $6,475.00 for the 2014 ALS Walk above your goal of $5,000.00 :clap:

Here is the video from Check News of Serge at the ALS Walk http://www.cheknews.

and please feel free to consider sponsoring him!
Even a little $5.00 might be considered helpful. :nod:
You might see that the goal has been reached, but you can still donate... this is such a worthy cause, and what the funds go to are so essential for ALS research, and also equipment to help ALS patients live better quality lives!
GO SERGE! :love:


:iconcatearsplz: News From "The Shelter Project" :iconcatearsplz:

The South Coast Humane Society here, on the SW Coast of Oregon continues to keep me very busy...
I do all the photo shoots of the animals for Adoptions for the "Adopt-a-Pet" sections of the areas' newspapers, plus I edit the photos for our page at Many of those also go up on our FB page, too, and THEN I share a very FEW, of these same photos with you here on dA! :heart:

I also foster cats from time to time, work with AND have a couple of my own ferals who live on my back porch, work with mostly the sick dogs and cats, and work on socializing animals all after hours at the humane society, plus I have my OWN clan (seriously, it IS a CLAN) of rescued indoor cats, and two rescued dogs, too. :XD:

I've also been getting more into the selling of my various types of art works at local fundraising events on behalf of "The Shelter Project"- which just like ONLINE, goes to the same animals in need. However, as has been the case, due to my financial situation, I am not able to provide most of these products, which is where my own gracious, generous, compassionate, and understanding donors have come in!
I purchase from VistaPrints and from deviantART, in order to round out the variety I need.
Scroll, just a bit- it's on the right side- containing an UPDATE! :thanks:

This, alone, is always busy! :iconcatlaplz:

:iconballoonsplz: Info. From The THREE ANNIVERSARY :iconballoonsplz:

Thank you to ALL who visited the Information, Celebrated with me, and also who :+fav:'d the THREE YEAR ANNV.
:iconblack-kittenplz: 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.'"
:heart: :earth: :community::community::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::community::community: :ear

:wow: :ohmygod: :faint: :no: :la: :love: :omg:

Thank you so much to everyone for all the truly outstanding support of this project during its FIRST THREE YEARS,
and SINCE!
It has meant so very much, but MOST of ALL, to the animals who together we are trying to help!  

:note: REMEMBER- South Coast Humane Society here,
DOES welcome The Shelter Project:… as an official fundraiser! :aww:
:boogie: :party:

:icondoggyplz: :new: NEWS, New Events & Fundraising:icondoggyplz:

To date, I want to thank the all the gracious, generous, compassionate, and understanding individuals who have donated :points: points: @
I am absolutely delighted, and so grateful... :happycry:
I mean when I think of the potential we have now, together, to raise the funds for the animals in need, through "The Shelter Project" with these events this Summer,
seeing these first amazing and generous donors, have really brought me hope!

:note: The Points Widget has been ZERO'd out, and UPDATED, and you can read about WHY, there:

I would like to thank ALL future donors in advance... it's really difficult to put into words the extent of what your help truly means!!

:bulletgreen: The "Tea Photography OPEN HOUSE on behalf of THE SHELTER PROJECT" :excited:

This WILL take place JUNE 14th, less than TWO weeks away... we've begun advertising on our FB page, which I am not in charge of, in our newsletter, and advertised right at our shelter, and I have made my flyer, and I will be sending it by PDF to local repeat customers, local friends, and taking them to local businesses. I am quite behind with all of these things, but... I'm doing the very best I can with everything going on... :aww:

It will be held right at the humane society...  I am very excited, but also nervous! I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time, but to be the only artisan, is a bit scary. I just hope that since I've lived here for over three years now, I might know enough people to make it decently successful. :fingerscrossed:

:new: It looks like I will likely be added to an event in the community, through the humane society, and appear in our booth at THE KITE FESTIVAL. So I'll be doing more than I originally thought. I will try to have all of the same types of products. :nod:

:bulletgreen: And Finally, one SHORT month thereafter, I have the annual "Mutt-Strutt" anyway that's the humane society's BIGGEST annual fundraiser event! This will be my 4th time to participate in this event.

I would really hope to have lots more variety of products for this event this year anyway... - and STILL whatever might not sell, there will continue to BE opportunities to sell the products at future events, AND inside the shelter's lobby, itself.

At all of these events, I would have as much variety of my jewelry products available, and pre-made photo greeting cards...  

:note: Plus I order 11x14 prints, mostly of shelter animals, (which I do the framing myself, to save money, but thanks to other donors!), and also mugs and magnets- all ordered from dA.  Stickers, hats, & pens, of shelter animals or The Shelter Project logo, I order from VistaPrints with the help of other donors, via PayPal.

So this is basically it, up front! I want you to know what is going on!

Again, I want to thank you for your understanding of my changed financial situation, in the last few years of my life... it's never easy to admit such things... but it's nice to know a team can actually work together on an important cause.

So, anyway, as you can see I am already actively in the middle of collecting, and purchasing products, and collecting more points to prepare for THESE *SUMMER* Fundraising EVENTS, you see. :aww:

Thank you for letting me share. :heart:

AND, thank you again to those who have already donated, AND thanks so much in advance to those who may decide to donate to this cause!! :love:


"The Shelter Project" Affiliate NEWS

EXTRA Special Thank You to my dear friend Sani :iconshinyheels: who purchased:
Stars of The Sea in Aqua Marine by TeaPhotography AND a matching anklet, too! :nod:
Supporting the animals via "The Shelter Project" via direct purchases means the world to me for the animals!
Feature for: :iconshinyheels:
First summer days by ShinyHeelsSending my love by ShinyHeels
Summer Roses by ShinyHeelsWhy don't you sing by ShinyHeelsIf the sight of the blue... by ShinyHeels
Frozen ground,burning sky by ShinyHeelsEvery darkest sky has a shining ray by ShinyHeels

EXTRA Special Thank You to my dear friend Johanne :iconstygma: who purchased:
In All Her Elegance by TeaPhotography
Supporting the animals via "The Shelter Project" via direct purchases means the world to me for the animals!
Feature for:
Idyl by StygmaPainting a dream by Stygma
I'm gonna win this! by StygmaDo you have something for me? by StygmaWho? Me? by Stygma
Her heart by StygmaFarewell My Love by Stygma

A Special Thank You to the Following Artists and Groups who have either featured for the FIRST time, or very recently RE-featured The Shelter Project in their Journals or on their Profile Page, or perhaps created something special FOR The Shelter Project, or who donated POINTS :points: on behalf of the PROJECT, or did something else, or thought of some other creative way to support this Project. :love:

Happy Birthday Lucia by Tigles1ArtistryPeace Upon You.... by Tigles1Artistry
Happy Birthday Jocelyne... by Tigles1ArtistryHappy Birthday Isa by Tigles1Artistry For Poupine.... by Tigles1Artistry

I Feel Her Soul by CRGPhotographyI Am a Tiger and This Is My Tongue by CRGPhotography
One Last Dance by CRGPhotographySmile! by CRGPhotographyStuck: Missing You by CRGPhotography

distrust, paranoia and might by LoByteSoThe tiny garden by LoByteSo
What's next? by LoByteSoFractal refraction by LoByteSo

Lan Su Yuan 1 of 33 by LayaboutJoePortland Japanese Garden 11 of 28 by LayaboutJoe
Asuka Langley by Kaiyodo by LayaboutJoeBlue by LayaboutJoe

Evoking Peace by surrealistic-gloomA flower for Mia by surrealistic-gloom
Awareness by surrealistic-gloomWariness by surrealistic-gloom

A Pansy Flower in Concrete by CarolynYMThe Harlequins by CarolynYM
Pam with her Cats by CarolynYMLord Peter Wimsey by CarolynYM

Peacock by Bit-sinnaHeaven and Earth by Bit-sinna
Atheinaia by Bit-sinnaOrange flowers by Bit-sinna

Suspicious by philippeLSiamese Friends by philippeL
The World from Above by philippeLJapanese Bond Girl by philippeL

Spring Love by AnnissinaSkyfall by Annissina
Purple Dawn by AnnissinaCrystal Dreams by Annissina


Ashura DeviantID by StygmaHoya carnosa by Stygma
Creating My Own Universe by StygmaMy haven by Stygma

Portrait by RiemeaSilver Heart Pendant by Riemea
Beaded Rat by RiemeaDragon Abstract by Riemea

Flowers by M-i-t-c-h-e-llittle Swirl by M-i-t-c-h-e-l
MB 3D Mandala Vll by M-i-t-c-h-e-lHappy Swirl by M-i-t-c-h-e-l

Severus by CameronKobeJust You And Me by CameronKobe
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.
Kaworu doodle by CameronKobe

Too Big For the Feeder by JocelyneR
Forget-me-not, Teresa! by JocelyneRMy Princess Eyes by JocelyneR

Old FriendsThe visit happened suddenly, and to her complete nonsurprise.
She had been typing up a report on various South Asian butterflies when he had simply appeared in her room, as casually as if they had agreed beforehand to meet there. “Hello,” he said calmly from the doorway. “Don’t mind me.”
“Hello there,” she replied, just as casually. “You’re always welcome here.” She didn’t bother turning around, knowing that, at her age, she would no longer be able to see him. She was aware that she was far beyond the age where visitations by imaginary friends, however beloved when younger, were considered acceptable. But she was about as bothered as she was surprised.
“It’s been a while since I last visited,” she heard him say mildly as he walked around the room, just out of her sight.
“It has,” she agreed. “Sorry, I don’t think there’s another chair here.”
“It’s all righ

Tanka Vonto my soft palm
from the depths of a seashell
a grain of sand falls
called mature at eighteen years
all that I know of the world
ShimmerI have a number of friends, two of which are Seven and Rain.
Seven is a rock collector. He travels here and there and through every corner, dives through caves and scales waterfalls in search of rare stones. When he visits, it is always with a pack of mining tools and spelunking gear. His tools do not include a canary; I have yet to see a dust mask. Yet, when he visits, it is always in clear-throated health. (In lieu of lung disease, I asked him if he feared cave-ins instead. He said no.)
Rain is an artist. He searches fewer caves and climbs fewer waterfalls than Seven, but is nonetheless widely traveled, being a connoisseur of sweeping vistas and stately galleries. When he first visited, he asked to see the program I was coding (and at an impasse on). In response to my surprise at his interest, he said, Good code is like art in its elegance. He glanced at my code and remarked that I was missing a pointer. He was right.
When they visit, they leave g

Hill Hoppin' by veeegeee
Wynter Dusk by veeegeeeUnder A Velvet Moon by veeegeee

Starkman by KnifeInToaster
Cute by KnifeInToasterHey there by KnifeInToaster

Starry by Felizias
Fort Königstein by FeliziasBreathless by Felizias

Those who CONTINUE to feature, have featured other times before, or also maintain a Promotion of The Shelter Project on your Profile Page or Journal- Thank you for your ongoing support.

:note: The names of those who have taken The Shelter Project further in a variety of ways, through their various types of features of the Project, :points: on behalf of the project, and Purchases DIRECTLY through Tea Photography© are placed on my Profile Page inside the Custom Box, titled: On Behalf of THE SHELTER PROJECT and are listed in the AFFILIATES SECTION, because their type/s of support have earned them their official AFFILIATION with this project. Their names, or Group's names are also placed inside, in the Artist's Comments sections of each one of certain official pieces of associated with The Shelter Project. This is a permanent status. :heart:


:note: "THE SUPER AFFILIATES" Custom Box is for those who have made DIRECT PURCHASES, on behalf of THE SHELTER PROJECT which benefit animals in need, DIRECTLY!! :love:

:note: :iconkurios-kat: is there for the OTHER project that we worked on together, where she sponsored the 5-piece set of framed prints of my images for the Shelter, as asked of me by the manager to donate, HERE: . While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter! :heart:

:iconphilippel: :iconjocelyner: :iconmeljean1: :iconartbycher: :icondanaanderson: :iconjenna-rose: :iconbewilderedconfused: :iconlayaboutjoe: :iconshirimasen: :iconiluvbiscuit2: :icontigles1artistry: :iconarte-de-junqueiro: :icongeak-of-nature: :iconhayley--jade: :iconcorvidae65: :iconsurrealistic-gloom:
:iconawesome43: :iconartbybeverly: :iconcwehaar: :iconstygma: :iconsuezn: :iconcarolynym:
 are ALL there, and will remain there, for their business AND in a few cases, their repeat business of my work. :happycry: :thanks: :rose: :heart: :thanks: :rose: :heart:

Repeat business, is not even all that a few of them have done, even though that's the epitome of awesome, and is direct help. But the repeat & ongoing promotions on the Journals and Profile Pages of Philippe, Jocelyne, Cheryl, Dana, Cecelia, Sandy, and Teresa, etc. ... is phenomenal.
They have worked so hard to help promote, in addition to their purchases. I never could have imagined, not just awesome customers, but PARTNERS, throughout this whole Project. :nod:


BIRTHDAYS! :cake: ...Plus, Said & Did Features!

:iconcakecookieplz: A few Belated B-Days from last bit of APRIL, all of MAY, even fewer from the first part of JUNE... (I am bound to miss some people... and that's awful- but, PLEASE know it is NOT intended at all.) :iconcakecookieplz:

:bulletpurple: :cake: Last bit of APRIL, then MAY:

Happy Birthday Gabriela by Tigles1Artistry

3 Generations of Fishermen by Canankk

Flight of Dreams 2 by HigherSeeking

blowing in the wind by Ingelore

Pink sweetpeas by snoogaloo

tulip. by silenttragedy37

4 Ravens by jennystokes

Blue Bells I by WorldWar-Tori

Can You Resist? by sesam-is-open

Haven't I told you? by Vampirbiene

Dragonfly no.2 by chained2stone

Immemorial by AljoschaThielen

Lost in Conversation by kayandjay100

Major Tom by essencestudios

Winter Flowers by Lirulin-yirth

It's Still Snowing! by MYPeanutGallery

Butterflies 5 by CoyoteDove

wildfire quarter horse by Blackmoon90

download my SECOND album ^^ by potworow

Enchanted tree by TheDarkenedBride

Desert Sun by M-i-t-c-h-e-l

Happy Birthday dear Eve by hiaamir

Happy Spring from Florida !! by AdARDurden

tweetys-2 by Twins72

Butterfly by Gothgirl145

Skin Walker by eveningstars242

Peony by maska13

requiem for a broken world by HippieVan57

Pretty Profile by LydiaRhianne

Disco by LoByteSo

Catelusi by Marmotica

remembering amnesia.Memories
sweet, nostalgic
comforting, embracing, loving
love, happiness, blank, emptiness
struggling, forcing, pleading
painful, heart-breaking

:bulletorange: :cake:  A few from the first part of JUNE:

Pink Center by JoyfulColor


Liberty park NJ by KanutoX

Untitled by eureka48

Flower ceiling by hoshitsu

Am I done yet? Am I Done yet? by Moonstone27

Firelord Azula by SolBrandz

pulchritudinousI remember...
your eyes were a hypnotic blue.
russet skin as tough as leather,
thick locks of gold with hints of amber.
you smelled of musk and sweat -
a type of beauty that I'd never forget.

Autumn Spirit by Jenna-Rose

Lopsided... by billndrsn

December by jusuart

Little Garden by hannahv92

Lan Su Yuan 4 of 33 by LayaboutJoe

The One, Single Star by BrightStar2

YinYang by coffeenoir

Marcapaginas - Bookmarks by Happy-every-day

majestic by Nexu4

Mother's Day by Lust0fADeeperPain

[ I am sorry to not include everyone from this time period. It was too hard for me to do.
But I genuinely send out my wishes to ALL who have had, or will have a B-DAY, during this time. :cake: ]


And now, I'd like to thank each of the following people for the various extra that they've said and/or done for me, recently!

Layers by LydiaRhianne

Watching and Waiting by Geak-of-Nature

This Little Light of Mine by Corvidae65

Tech-n-color Dream_03 by caddman

apple blossums 2014 by BlueIvyViolet

An Adorable Kitten by surrealistic-gloom

Hiding by Twins72

May Lily by Deb-e-ann

DA 26 - Miss Dainty Paws by LacedShadowDiamond

Always and Forever by LUCILALEYLA

Wild Pink Stripes (SOLD) by SavageFrog

1964 Nova SS Custom by awesome43

Come back to Me! by TrinitySage

Spring Sunset by Arte-de-Junqueiro

flower collage by bewilderedconfused

Polychromatic Jelly 2 by BrettAZimmerman

What a Pair by 1001G

they say that gold's the skin of the gods by Andaelentari

Happy Birthday Teresa by JulianasGrandma

Through the Looking Glass by FTSArts

I can fly by duzetdaram

best friends by funkichkn

Blue Paper Crane by Creativeness

1st Memory : Woman from Heaven by cristii

Noshtan - Wave Leaper by ethereal-dancer

Purple world by Elwing-Isiliel

Kitty by TheMsmadcookie

B I G _ B O Y by BlueAnomiS

:note: This list really is by no means, complete!


The Treasure Chest

These are just a few awe-inspiring works,
which I recently collected into my "Treasure Chest":…

Let daylight dry your tears by MyLifeThroughTheLensPortrait of a Lemur 02 by s-kmpRainbow Cobweb by AdMalamCrucemSerenity by aliawais
Magic tree 2 by mjagielliczRevitalizing Touch. by HeatherSchoffCuddling up by mkueglerIn the mood of Spring by coby01
the cats by MeralSariogluParadise Fish... by FeliFeeNoble-Marten by brijome
Breathe by RoxaneLys

Every Artist who sincerely creates art, AND has fun doing it,
is a treasure him or herself!

Design and CSS by sukoto-san
Photograph by Tea Photography


TeaPhotography has started a donation pool!
5,839 / 18,000

:iconbigpointsplz: Pink Donate Plz by YuikoHeartless:please: by KatataEtc :flirty:

Special Fundraising Events for:
“The Shelter Project”

For some reason… I really never thought I would have a Points Widget on my page.
In fact, I’ve tried hard not to, which has often led to spam, and people thinking it meant I must have tons of points- which I do not.

But, I’ve finally built up the courage to place a Points Widget here, because I found a really great way to correlate points directly with new expanded fundraising for The Shelter Project.


:bulletblack: There will be a First Annual,Tea Photography OPEN HOUSE on behalf of “The Shelter Project” this JUNE 2014. :excited:

I have JUST made ALL the purchases necessary for this FIRST FUNDRAISER mentioned above here, this last week of MAY!
Thank you SO MUCH everyone who donated!!
I am nervous for the event, but hopefully we will make some money for the needy animals!!

:bulletblack: August 17th, 2014 is The Annual MUTT STRUTT, It is our shelter’s The South Coast Humane Society’s BIGGEST fundraiser of the year.
It will be my FOURTH time to participate. :nod:

For any of these events to have ANY hope of success to begin with, I am in much need of expanding my available products, and those who have known me best, know, that I would not be able to financially do this on my own, which for me is just difficult to admit.

(Though, those who have followed "The Shelter Project" from the beginning, nearly 4 years ago by now, and in detail, know this is how the Project was born: the sudden loss in my ability that I once had, to support precious animals in need. So I began to combine art for purchasing, to donate proceeds to the animals...)

I CONTINUE to look for 11x14 prints from dA, mostly of our own shelter animals, but also somewhat of a variety. I plan to do my own framing in order to afford to get a wider variety of prints.

I've always liked to do my own framing, anyway, AND, I DO have a couple of other types of donors who can sponsor the framing, that I will do.

I also plan to purchase more mugs, and magnets of similar subject matter, for these next events. :nod:

I will also have stickers and hats and promotional pens from another site, and thanks to a couple of other donors... gosh, this really is a team effort, and I can't thank anyone enough, it seems. :blushes:

All of this is in addition to what I already offer locally, and to you here on dA, directly, in photo greeting cards, prints that are 8x10 or smaller, and of course my

:note: And remember: The most direct way YOU can support The Shelter Project is through purchasing of the aforementioned, and I thank ALL of the SUPER-Affiliates here on dA, who have done that, AND repeatedly do that! :heart:

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


Though even 1 :points: will be very highly valued, and used toward this fundraising endeavor,
I will do as much as possible, and as time allows, for donations of 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 that I like… and I usually find something! :nod:
:bulletorange: Give you comments, especially some constructive ones.
:bulletorange: For higher donations you’ll likely find yourself in some of my features!
: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 a project, or a friend of yours, you would like me to promote, feature, or go to :+fav: or comment on work of a friend of yours. Just me know where the need is, and I would be happy to HELP,
(of course I probably would anyway! :XD: )

:icondoggyplz: :iconwalkingcatplz:


I want to thank the few LOVELY LOVELIES, who *have* indeed been “keeping” me “in some points” via “The Give Button”
for… well, for a very long time by now… without you, I would not be able to save up to do the few things that have made me SO VERY happy to do for others here on dA…
such as the few times I gifted a :iconcakebadgeplz: cake… :la:
Or… give points to a few specific people in need or who I felt deserved it, due to their kindness or special project, or to very specific groups, such as… dAWishingWell and a few of their wishes, and Unframed-Nature PetPicks and a couple other so groups dear to me, or who are trying to help with ANIMAL NEEDS.

YOU, initially have made this possible… NOT me…

I would NOT mind, if anyone still wanted to use THE GIVE BUTTON, for these personal points, so that I could continue to be helpful in this way, as it is going to be SEPARATE from this widget,
which is going to be kept very specific for fundraising events for “The Shelter Project”.

I thank you humbly and kindly, in advance, to all who help with this endeavor!


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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!

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



Gorgeous Videos Created For Me By Teresa Tigles1Artistry

The photos used for this video can be found HERE:…

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:… :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:… :rose:

And... HERE IT IS:

The photos used in this video can be found HERE:…
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:…
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!



"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:… :bulletpurple: It's down the right-hand side.

Personal Quote: Life is Art, Messy yet Beautiful all at Once. ~Tea

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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Clu-art Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you for the faves Tea! :hug:
ShinyHeels Featured By Owner 14 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for fav :floweraww: Kieri Flower Flora 
Cinnamoncandy Featured By Owner 15 hours ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks for the watch and favs! :heart:
awesome43 Featured By Owner 18 hours ago
Thanks for the fave on my journal.  Much love to you from your DA Mom :iconheart4uplz:
DrFedor Featured By Owner 23 hours ago  Professional Traditional Artist
Your Shelter Project is sooo.. just :hug:
I live all my life with the dogs and even there was one special cat (my one and only)
and I know how these animals need only a bit of attention for retuns with tonns of love! 
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