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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 AudraMBlackburnsArtA LITTLE THANK YOU by AudraMBlackburnsArtA LITTLE THANK YOU by AudraMBlackburnsArt


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

of dA Have Made Direct Purchases or Contributions

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 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-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-thingCarolyn CarolynYM :iconcarolynym:

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:

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!


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:

Awesomes of August

Journal Entry: Fri Aug 15, 2014, 6:51 PM
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. Tribute


: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 JUNE, JULY, & the first part of AUGUST have been going at least pretty well or better for you, my dear friends (AND family, should they see this), and now I WISH ALL Who May See This, an AWESOME rest of AUGUST!
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 sweet amazing friend: :iconannissina: for: Pretty in Pink 50/365 by Annissina :rose:
Such soft delicate roses, to put me at ease. Lily is like a little younger sister, but who checks in and looks after me, as much as one can, given such physical distance.
Please visit more of Lily's fabulous work, HERE: :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my beautiful very long-time friend: :iconjocelyner: for: White Lupines by JocelyneR :rose:
I'm so touched by her caring nature. Always so lovely! What a gorgeous work of lupines, too!
Please visit more of Jocelyne's stunning work, HERE: :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to such a dear friend: :iconmorningstarskid: for: SPOT OF TEA-DEDICATION by morningstarskid :rose:
What a very sweet and thoughtful surprise! I just love it, loved it right away! It's very cool!
Please visit more of Mark's wonderful work, HERE:… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my darling friend and sis: :icontigles1artistry: for: MILES..... MILES OF GREEN... by Tigles1Artistry and 1000 TSURUS FOR MY FRIENDS..... by Tigles1Artistry :rose:
Such a gorgeous, but completely different scenes! Teresa is always brightening my days! She's awesome like that! It is an honour for me to be included in both of these.
Please visit more of her dynamic work, HERE:… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my very kind and thoughtful friend: :iconcrgphotography: for: Down The Chilly Chippewa by CRGPhotography and Ahead of the Curve by CRGPhotography :rose:
Both are so amazing, with a supportive messages for "The Shelter Project". How nice is that!!
Please visit more of Casey's amazing work, HERE: :heart:


:icongift1plz: A Different Kind of Gift :icongift1plz:

A really huge thanks to my very good and supportive friend: :iconstygma: for:
Charity adoptables - Closed! by StygmaTestAccount
a beautiful set of adoptables with which she thought of a most creative idea in which to raise funds for "The Shelter Project"!!!
I was totally floored and shocked by both the beauty of these adoptable cats and the fabulous IDEA,
even before anyone adopted! Just the FACT that she put together something so brilliant touched my heart, all on its own- it's hard to explain. :happycry:
But, in time, there were some very generous participants who became a HUGE PART of this gift,
when they each adopted one of these amazing KITTEHS!
And so I want to thank each:
:iconcameronkobe: :iconthegalleryofeve: :iconchibi-eevee: :iconpallore-m:
for participating in this event, which contributed wonderfully to "The Shelter Project" :clap:
where you have literally helped REAL LIFE ANIMALS,
and you have received a GORGEOUS adoptable kitteh of your own from
the brilliantly talented STYGY Stygma!!!


:pointr: Furry-Tales summer contest 2014 - Closed:spotlight-left: Contest has ended - Results will be announced in a few days! :spotlight-right:
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.
General rules
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

It sounds like TONS of fun! And there's still time to enter!
:eager: :eager: :eager: :eager: :eager:


:iconwhiteflowerplz: PERSONAL MESSAGE :iconwhiteflowerplz:

:bulletwhite: Good news is a lot of various art/photography-related business has picked up throughout this Summer, which is what I would surely want- as it allows me to collect donations for donating to the very animals I continue to speak and write about in regard to "The Shelter Project".
I do not want to give that up, and I want to keep this up, as it is increasing to a level of greater meaning... and even at this local level, it IS BECAUSE of what YOU DONORS HERE ON dA have helped me to accomplish through your own donations of POINTS, :points: since we began the points widget here together in the Spring!  There is simply NO way, I could pull this off on my own.

I will update more about "The Shelter Project" and what is happening with that, and what is next, below in that appropriate section, but obvious it is also a BIG part of my personal life, too. :XD:

:bulletwhite:  Other good news is the kitten who was rejected by her mother at the shelter at two days old, (after the first two were rejected and died as a result, since no one was on duty to see this was happening to the first two in the night) was subsequently brought to ME, to be fed, and changed, (literally!!) around the clock for the first 8 weeks straight or so, is thriving very well! This just happened just after I got back from the Tucson trip. She's 15 weeks old now, and we have been joined at the hip, although I don't have to feed her nearly that often, and she's been off the bottle a while, and can use the big litter box, etc. She plays and plays hard, and is so extremely observant, wanting to know exactly what I am doing and how to do it, wherever I am! It's been an interesting experience raising a kitten from this young of an age.  
Her name is Xochitl, (Like: Socheel) which is Mayan for Flower. Long story how we came to that, plus we thought she was a boy for a while, anyway. :giggle:

:bulletwhite: NOT so good news: We've also been caring for our eldest cat Katie, who is over 16 by three months. She has kidney failure, and while she likes her new food and seems to be doing okay, we have to give her 200 CC's of fluid by IV, twice a week.
Another one of our cats, who is only three years old, but super petite at 4.5 pounds, was recently diagnosed with two types of chrystals, one that is fairly common in cats (our first cat had them when we first got him as a stray, and has been on his special food ever since) but ANOTHER VERY RARE type that is caused by a strange functioning liver, which is why her growth is so stunted- but these chrystals are usually only found in Dalmations and Bulldogs!!! :omg: Whaaa??? I know, right???
So the vet had to call their special food provider and come up with a very special diet for her, which was scary anyway, because she hardly ever likes to eat anything... (very skinny) and they came up with TWO types of their foods for us to mix together- one dry and one wet, and so far it's been working and she's even put on a couple of ounces, AND she isn't spending all of her time in the litter box either, which means she is able to go to the bathroom. Let's just hope she keeps her interest in this food, because she doesn't really have options.  She is so lovely. Her name is Piccolo, because of her size. ;)

:bulletwhite:  My parents were able to visit this Summer, which was mostly okay- it was over the 4th of July. But my Dad has not been well since about last Xmas. And he's been feeling worse and worse. He's had a lot of heart problems for a long time. He had a severe heart attack at 45, and was in CCU for a couple of months, actually. But he did survive and it's about 25 years later... anyway, he has been in AFIB for a while but the medication doesn't work anymore, and he's been getting worse... so he had a procedure recently, where they use "paddles"- well they did in the old days- like the same ones to resuscitate you if you are flat-lining, you know- but they don't exactly use paddles, but it causes the exact same motion on you, to put the part of your heart that is out of sync back into normal rhythm with the rest of your heart.

It usually does work, which it DID! But.. then there is a bit of a waiting game, as there are statistics for different types of people for how long it stays in place or comes back out of good rhythm. So we are hoping his "sticks" of course, otherwise, he will face much more invasive surgeries.

:bulletwhite:  For me, my health does not improve. The part that has always been bad, since childhood, likely will not, and of course I've been dealing with those ongoing challenges all summer, but this is unfortunately quite typical.

But, this Summer, it's been more than that, as in things or symptoms other than my chronic illnesses- which cause great fatigue as it is, but, apparently one of the symptoms, is great lethargy. *sigh*
I didn't know I could be anymore tired in my life, than what I already usually face. But there are other things... and I've just tried to treat each thing as it comes up on my own piece meal, until I've realized that perhaps each thing is actually all related together, and it's not going away.

I feel in need of medical help, and this is just a huge thing in itself, not as easy as many might think it is. I wish it was, but even the thought brings an anxiety that just makes everything worse.

I wish I could explain more, but that's why I never do, because for some reason being ill, or chronically ill, is not just a human condition or a personal struggle, but it's also a political issue.

But since I've been on dA a while, I just thought I'd mention, that I face these kinds of challenges, and right now it's a bit more burdensome.   

The thing is, on the one hand, I'm happy because of the "work stuff", as mentioned in the first BULLET! :nod:
It's exciting to me, but I just want to be well enough to keep it up. :aww:


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

Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
is my main group!
Spans TWO MONTHS! :la: Read about it HERE:
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.
:heart: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :heart:
You May Vote on:
:bulletblue: 2 from "Birds, Inverts, Aquats, Repts, Amphibs, May-JUNE'14" - HERE:

Scroll to the BOTTOM for the details... AWESOME PRIZES! :la:
ENDS AUG. 31st! :eager: :eager: :eager:

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:

Another main group of mine is:
dAWishingWell :icondawishingwell:
which is an honour to be a part of.
Please check regularly... we are a highly active group,
whose intent is to help grant wishes here on dA.
You don't have to be a Member to help us help others! :la:
You can also donate directly to us HERE:
TheWishingWidget :iconthewishingwidget:

Highlights from dAWishingWell regarding other groups and their wishes:
Wishes for more participants for the ARKS Kindness Quilt Contest:
This is another one of my groups, of which I've only been able to be active with in a small roles these days. But it's a fabulous group full of HEART and COMPASSION!!

Wishes for more people to join and participate:

:iconi-heart-colors: wishes for donations to renew their supergroup.
You can donate HERE: donatei-heart-colors.deviantar…

:iconforthickbeard: wishes for more watchers.

:iconowl-house: wishes for more points for their contests and events.
You may donate HERE:…

These are truly awesome groups in each their own way serving this community, which I am a part of, but I wish I have had more time with these days. I love these groups! :heart:

Another lovely group, I'm part of, which I wish I did more for, but I promote it as often as I can!!
-WISHES to be a SuperGroup again, donate: windinthecoffeecup.deviantart.…

Similar as above, wish I did more! Great group!! :music:

This group would LOVE to become a SuperGroup & plan more contests, etc.
Please donate: fractal-love-points.deviantart…
Just wish I had more time!- well, in general, too. ;)

Other GREAT Random Groups!



: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 all of the potential that we now have, together, to raise the funds for the animals in need, through "The Shelter Project" I am just so amazed!

It has been another way to help, and a fairly NEW way, since Spring of 2014!

It started with two LOCAL Summer fund-raising events, and the need of actual physical art products to sell which the humane society was hoping I might be able to come up with... but without so much want to go into the details of my financial situation- I knew I simply couldn't. More of my long-time and closer friends HERE, know more about that, then those from the shelter. :aww:

When the first donors began to donate, I was beside myself with emotion, because I never thought it could happen... and every single time, I am SO moved that anyone would want to help. :happycry:

:note: I don't know if I will ZERO out The Points Widget again, or not, with The MUTT STRUTT, so close:

:new: But, I am going to change the message for the Points Widget, and the intent/reason just slightly, HOWEVER, it WILL still be 99% exactly for "The Shelter Project" products!

You WILL LOVE the idea, and you can still donate HERE:

Basically, at these local events, such as the first one "The Tea Photography Open House" and this upcoming "Mutt Strutt" there wasn't and is not the room to showcase the 11x14 framed prints, and most of the coffee/tea mugs.

BORN, from this issue, came the idea, to re-arrange the lobby at the humane society, into a charitable art gallery- with my work--

It contains ALL of the framed 11x14 prints and ALL of the coffee/tea mugs!

It has been up about half the Summer now, and I had NO IDEA it would be as successful as it has been!
:faint: :la: :faint: :la: :faint: :la: :ohmygod:

And all because YOUR POINTS helped provide for MOST of this!!!

I have sold already 3 mugs and 4 prints, and am in need to replenish the "spaces" on the walls! :nod:

So, um, wow... I will keep the Points Widget open, and continue to collect points, to ANYONE willing to help out with "The Shelter Project" in this kind of way!

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, for these ANIMALS IN NEED!

:bulletgreen: The Upcoming "MUTT STRUTT"! :excited:

So, "Tea Photography's Open House for 'The Shelter Project'" went pretty well, for a first time event. I sold a little bit of everything- (except mugs and the 11x14 prints- SEE ABOVE- no space)
Some jewelry, some photo greeting cards, some stickers, and some magnets. It was never very crowded though, but we never got great advertising out. Still, it was okay, for the first time.

The "MUTT STRUTT" (Yes, they have always spelled it with TWO T's, just to be cute, and it drives me crazy, cause now I forever spell "Strut" incorrectly, on accident! :no: ) is literally THIS Sunday, Aug. 17th, all day long. This is the humane society's biggest funder raiser of the year. This is my 4th one. I am taking pet portraits, as I've always done, and this is my 2nd year to have all my other products there- but again no space for mugs or 11x14's, but I will try to bring a couple examples of each!  I will have one other person in the booth with me, at all times.
Then I spend the following week sending the portraits out by email to those who made those purchases.
It is a very busy time!

Again, thank you very much for your support, and for the points which provided a lot of my things.

:new: The NEW Charitable GALLERY!

As I think I described well enough above. I will continue to collect points, if anyone might be able or willing to help, in order to continue and improve upon "The Shelter Project's" :new: NEW CHARITABLE LOCAL GALLERY, right in the lobby of SOUTH COAST HUMANE SOCIETY!

I will continue to purchase 11x14 prints, of mostly cats and dogs, and sometimes of nature in general, for the lobby at the shelter. I will purchase shelter tea/coffee mugs of cats and dogs, that can be displayed there... I also might bring magnets, also from dA, and stickers, which I've had to get from VistaPrints.

I MIGHT leave some jewelry pieces at some point, but really, I am not there daily during business hours and I need to be careful that I don't leave too much responsibility to the front desk, regarding things like theft.

Anyway! So that is what this summer events, etc., has led to: A CHARITABLE GALLERY!

I have you to thanks! And we can all keep it going together!!!

I think I will take photos of it, sometime, to SHOW YOU!  That might be a good idea! :D


"The Shelter Project" Affiliate NEWS
EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU to my friend RICHARD :iconsnoogaloo: who purchased:
Summer Time Love by TeaPhotography
for his dear wife IRMA! :heart:
How sweet is THAT! :love:
Supporting the animals via "The Shelter Project" via direct purchases means the world for me, but so much more importantly, FOR THE ANIMALS!!! :iconcatlaplz:
Feature for: :iconsnoogaloo:
Cute little white flower by snoogalooPink alstroemeria by snoogaloo
Land sea anenome by snoogalooDad's Lily brightened by snoogaloo
A pair of... by snoogalooLuscious pink by snoogaloo

Meaw by luisbcSpecial Thank YOU to More Recent Supporters
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:

The Hunt by Stygma
Fruity love by StygmaNom nom muskrat by StygmaAll Hallows Eve by Stygma

Why Would You Do This? by CameronKobe
Clara and the Clown 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.
Essential by CameronKobe

Iconic Audrey by TheGalleryOfEve
Admiration by TheGalleryOfEveArtist Block Series - Uno by TheGalleryOfEveCustomization Icon by TheGalleryOfEve

Chibi Eevee by Chibi-Eevee
Karkat Kitty x Terezi Kitty by Chibi-EeveeTavros Nitram's Death by Chibi-EeveeCheap Troll Adopt [CLOSED] by Chibi-Eevee

Superjail! by Pallore-M
Jeral by Pallore-MPartners by Pallore-MJalen by Pallore-M

THE SILK ROAD... by Tigles1Artistry
Subtle Beauty by Tigles1ArtistrySimply a London Sky... by Tigles1ArtistryLondon Memoirs... by Tigles1Artistry

Food for the Soul by CRGPhotography
Squirrel by CRGPhotographyA Gentle Touch by CRGPhotographyIt's Fire Burns by CRGPhotography

Inspire by Felizias
Bonnie in a Japanese Garden by Felizias Can not hateCruelty
hating heart
through your eyes
I see your pain
hurting soul
Hey by Felizias

Cross country riding by KnifeInToaster
Donkey by KnifeInToasterCanter by KnifeInToasterShetland pony by KnifeInToaster

Views of Coventry Cathedral 05 of 15 by LayaboutJoe
My Hermitage 1 of 12 by LayaboutJoePortland Japanese Garden 1 of 28 by LayaboutJoe:thumb331320142:

Flock of Starlings by surrealistic-gloom
Fall Ploughing by surrealistic-gloomEvoking Peace by surrealistic-gloomA flower for Mia by surrealistic-gloom

Tao's Garden by CarolynYM
Mountains and Clouds by CarolynYMSpencer playing Saxophone by CarolynYMBlue bird by CarolynYM

Life Will Always Find A Way by Lady-Compassion
Lost in the Wood by Lady-CompassionOrigin of Compassion by Lady-CompassionGood Morning Mr. Sunshine by Lady-Compassion

The Eyes of the Stalker by philippeL
C3PO by philippeLRaven on a Surrealistic Decor by philippeLRunning White Horse by philippeL

Ready for take off by dragondoodle
1st Prize brainseatenbacklater by dragondoodleLove - Liora by dragondoodleFlower Fairy Redo by dragondoodle

First Snow by Jessica500
The Fault In Our Stars by Jessica500Chibi Fairy by Jessica500The Same Sun by Jessica500

The Treasure Chest by JocelyneR
Tree Row by JocelyneRWet Dianthus by JocelyneRAnnoyed by JocelyneR

Burst of Color by KiwiCocktail
Fanart project: Fruits Basket by KiwiCocktailSea Life by KiwiCocktail

Puppy Love by Cinnamoncandy
Mary Poppins by CinnamoncandyThe Stars Shine For You by CinnamoncandyAnd it.... by Cinnamoncandy

Off To Make Summer Memories by veeegeee
Hazy Day In The Bay by veeegeeeSaturday On The Bay by veeegeeeTuscan Roses In The Summer by veeegeee

Very Fine Draconian Mead by faeorain
Seaside Evening by faeorainA Really Old Painting by faeorainUlquiorra Schiffer by faeorain

Buzzy work 3 by UszatyArbuz
Spring still life by UszatyArbuzKitty by UszatyArbuzFlower by UszatyArbuz

Jewel Holder - French Marigold Bud Macro by bergunty
Farmer's Weed - Poppy in wheat field by berguntyLeaf Vortex by berguntyRaichu on jellybeans by bergunty

Adopt: Gecko Dragon - DTA - CLOSED by DeviBrigard
In my Weeds that Glow by DeviBrigardPage Guardian by DeviBrigard

LivingAddiction.. by ArtKosh
Coriolanus by ArtKoshYouCheated by ArtKoshRA_hands by ArtKosh

Who Is The Decoration by LoByteSo
Thats my place by LoByteSoUnited colors by LoByteSoBe The First One by LoByteSo

Bell Blooms 1 by ezradeacon
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.
Everyday Magic
Is that first deep breath
On a cold, frosty morning
As you walk through the snow in the dead of winter.
Everyday Magic
Is the laughter of a child
As they stare in awe
At the beauty of a butterfly floating on the breeze.
Everyday Magic
Is the bond shared
Between two childhood friends
Reminiscing in the late afternoon sun of a summer day.
Everyday Magic
Is the love of a child.
That warm, soothing feeling
When they say "I love you" and hug you tight.
Everyday Magic
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.
Eternal torment
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.

Dancing as the Sun Goes Down by LightsOnLuna
Panes of Glass by LightsOnLuna 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

Cat Fullbody by Liagon
its a bit breezy by Liagonrose amoung the leaves by LiagonFantasy swirl tree by Liagon

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
Dear Lord,
Don't let the sun shrivel my roots
For without them I would have nothing with which to stand on.
Dear Lord,
Don't let the axe cleave my trunk
For without it I would not have the will to stand.
Dear Lord,
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.

Four Little Piggies all in a Row by AleshaMFluffy Chicken #2 by AleshaMPhotogenic Kitten #2 by AleshaM

Obelisk Room by akrasiel
Tribute to a King by akrasiellocks and locks and locks by akrasielBreaking the Winter Blues by akrasiel

Believe by Arte-de-Junqueiro
Out for a stroll by Arte-de-JunqueiroRiverside Flowers by Arte-de-JunqueiroTrying to find the path by Arte-de-Junqueiro

Leo- by Cheesycorn
Photo Study Friday 1 by CheesycornSpread by CheesycornSummer Breeze by Cheesycorn

Happy World Cat Day by DeviantTeddine
Colors of Summer by DeviantTeddinePoppy Red Craze by DeviantTeddineGrowing a Patchwork by DeviantTeddine

thinking of you by BlueIvyViolet
Happy Birthday Pam by BlueIvyVioletbaby's breath for Beverly by BlueIvyVioletHappy birthday Canada!!! by BlueIvyViolet

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: :iconshinyheels: :iconsnoogaloo:
 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 some of them have done, and continue to do, 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 just the LAST bit of JULY, and as many as I can from August... (I am bound to miss some people... and that's awful- but, PLEASE know it is NOT intended at all.) :iconcakecookieplz:

:bulletpurple: :cake: From the last part of JULY:

Flambiert by BiBiARTs

Wings of Fire - Queen Scarlett by Sserenita

Love by DemonMathiel

The Following by ArtByCher

Corazon by TheGalleryOfEve

Rhino by philippeL

Eye Candy or something else? by Destroyer77

The Girl Who Waited 1 by Squeek98j

Last shot of the Day by Brian-B-Photography

:bulletorange: :cake:  As many as I can from AUGUST:

Light Speed Mind Travelling by veeegeee

Genetically Modified Sunflower by dove-51

Canal by iytj

Late flowers to Your day by ShinyHeels

Little Red by CanadianRy

The Tree of Life by Golubaja

Wonderful Day by duzetdaram

Warm boquet by TheRafflesia

my moods are mercurial by Andaelentari

Mr Fry Loves the Fish by Aussie-Blonde

Happy Birthday Teresa by JulianasGrandma

Rosemallow by Shirimasen

Sea Turtles by deskridge

Panda - Wallpaper* by johngiannis27

Trying to find the path by Arte-de-Junqueiro

[ 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 a few OTHER people for certain other support or extra they've said and/or done for me, recently!

Little friends by awesome43

Chequered Love by Annissina

IMG 2326cc by Geak-of-Nature

This is Mine by LydiaRhianne

Dream World by TrinitySage

ROWDY by morningstarskid

New Kitty by surrealistic-gloom

I'm still here by Vampirbiene

Herald of Spring by sesam-is-open

Glowing Dandelion by SilivrenTinu

Everyone Needs a Good Friend by bewilderedconfused

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


My Own Special Tribute

(This box scrolls)
I am a bit older than several decades old... ;) ... when a very dear friend who is half my age- is such a good friend, that we have talked about NOT talking about our age difference emails me from Bulgaria, because SHEE is deeply saddened by the passing of Robin Williams, and how a piece of HER childhood would be greatly affected... I think to myself more flabbergasted than ever, how this stunningly entertaining man truly touched so many people of so many ages, all around the globe!! :no:

I honestly can't remember when, for me, that I have been this affected by the passing of someone famous, just because for me, Robin Williams was more infiltrated into my life than most of the famous people who have passed within my lifetime.

I am devastated.

And yet I still probably haven't seen everything he's ever done and been in.

But before he was ever Mork, on "Mork and Mindy" I remember him as Mork- appearing as an alien,
on Happy Days. :lol:

His stand up was always crazy funny, but a little fast for my brain. :lol:

I own a lot of his films, but I think I've seen more than double than what I have.

Here's some of what I have:
:bulletblue: The Bird Cage:…
:bulletblue: Good Will Hunting:…
:bulletblue: Mrs. Doubtfire:…
:bulletblue: Aladdin:…
:bulletblue: Man of the Year:…
:bulletblue: RV:…
:bulletblue: What Dreams May Come:…
:bulletblue: Dead Poets Society:…
:bulletblue: The Fisher King:…
:bulletblue: Patch Adams:…

I think that's all that I have...
Though, I have "What Dreams May Come" it's not something I've been able to watch many times.

Other films, I've seen:
:bulletgreen: Awakingenings
:bulletgreen: Jumanji
:bulletgreen: One Hour Photo
:bulletgreen: Final Cut
:bulletgreen: Death to Smoochy
:bulletgreen: License to Wed
:bulletgreen: The World According to Garp
:bulletgreen: Toys
:bulletgreen: Good Morning Vietnam---- which I swear is where I truly realized his genius in a whole other dimension!

This is all I can really remember for now.

All I know, is that you just never know. And so it's a shock.

With people we actually know... we can only do the best we can. Support systems are so important.
Just reaching out, with an email, a *real* card ("smailmail") here and there now and again, can make a difference.
Perhaps a phone call, or if you live local, a real coffee date. Maybe someone needs more help than we realize.
Still we are not super-human... we are human, and we can't know or do everything for everyone... but maybe for one someone, sometime.

Through this summer, it seems I've encountered a lot of physical and emotional challenges from a lot of people I know... I always wish I could say and do more.

Not just for the family of R.W.
but for others who have been experiencing various types of hardships over the last few months or more:

White Angel by sandara

Design and CSS by sukoto-san
Photograph by Tea Photography


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

Special Fundraising for:
“The Shelter Project”


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:


: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!!!

: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: , ,

Paw Bullet (Brown) - F2U! by Drache-Lehre Cats: , ,

i heart u by ashblackthorn Others: ,

: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:

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!

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
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…
:sillydance: by catluvr2

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

:iconcatlaplz: :iconcatlaplz: :iconcatlaplz: :iconcatlaplz: :iconcatlaplz:


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: )

:icondoggyplz: :iconwalkingcatplz:


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.
Those who continue to do this, it means a lot, because I can give a :iconcakebadgeplz: or maybe something else special to someone personally once in a while. There are also a few groups, I like to give to once in a while, such as: dAWishingWell and a few of their wishes, and Unframed-Nature PetPicks for starters...
and being able to give means a lot- I appreciate being able to participate in that feeling. :heart:

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

Again, humbly, just thanks so much...

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One of The Most Moving Gifts I've Ever Received... In Life, Created by Candy candysamuels

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

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

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

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


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Gorgeous Videos Created For Me By Teresa Tigles1Artistry

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

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!


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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:… :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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I am happily a
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Read more at the group about how I can help YOU,

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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!



Feel free to DONATE POINTS :points: to our large, beautiful, & VERY active Group, at:

We truly thank you in advance... and you WILL be thanked again! :nod:



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Moondancer3 Featured By Owner 1 hour ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
 Fav Kittys in Basket - Birthday Gift :) by Moondancer3  
Deb-e-ann Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
Hi Darling Tea. Thank you so much for :+fav:ing 'Stormy Grey' :hug:
Stormy Grey by Deb-e-ann
BrokenShell121 Featured By Owner 10 hours ago
Thanks for faving my 'Green Sea Turtle' photo! :)…
surrealistic-gloom Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thank you kindly for the favourites, dear Tea!  :hug:'s   :iconflypinkheartsplz:
OliverBPhotography Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks a lot for the fav! :nod:
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