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The Notes For Jo Project by TeaPhotography The Notes For Jo Project by TeaPhotography
Dedicated first to Jo :iconjamminjo:
and the PARTICIPANTS of
The "Notes For Jo" Project:

:iconmiontre: :iconastralseed: :iconlintu47: :iconthe-lantiis:

:iconwdwparksgal: :iconunicornomics: :iconfluf-studios: :icongillianivy:

:icontigles1artistry: :iconrainylake: :iconinfinite-heart: :iconthegalleryofeve:

:icondustywallpaper: :iconlucilaleyla: :iconriemea: :iconartbycher:

Thank you so very much to each one of you!
:icondiamondheartplz:

And yes I participated, too. ;)

July 23rd: The Upper Left image displays the contents, and a partial view of the front of the envelope.
The green and blue paper contain the printed NOTES, the shorter and medium ones are on shared pages. There was a really long one that had it's own page. These pages are decorated with stickers. Also included, [before I thought of the idea of coloured pages] is a white page of my own NOTE, and a page of some of my own flower images...
Additionally, I included:
a tiny piece of snowflake obsidian to represent balance, and light coming from dark,
and a natural worry stone, for calm and peace, and three bags of tea for health!
I added a small hand-written note, to say that you ALL would have liked to have sent your own cards, and perhaps trinkets of your own, if you could have with an address, so all of these things were from us ALL.

July 23rd: The Bottom Left image displays the back of the envelope after it's been packaged, closed, sealed and decorated! There's a note for the family, if they receive it first, to please take it to Jo, for us. :aww:

July 24th: The Upper Right image shows the highest sign at the main post office branch in my hometown, taken from the sign upwards into the sky...

:note: I was told it would get there either by Saturday the 27th, or Monday the 29th.

So we'll see what happens!

SPECIAL thanks to:
:iconwdwparksgal: for opening up a dialogue in semi-public / semi-private place in the back room of #DevNews
which led to the project idea by:
:icongillianivy:
These individuals made journals or poles in an effort to spread the word:
:icongillianivy: :icontigles1artistry: :iconrainylake: Yes, I tried, too.

And lastly, I wanted to point out one more thing, but am not sure, if it would be RIGHT,
to NAME the person,
but one of the participants of this project, especially touched ME, at least. ;)
This person wrote an extremely lovely note, but it started out by saying how they'd never met Jo before, but they'd seen the journals, felt the outpouring of love etc., and through this, and some things, they learned a bit about Jo and her character, and felt moved to add their own very special uplifting words...
.... it just made stop and think.

Perhaps the most gracious acts of kindnesses are the ones we act on for those we don't even know.

Food for thought, maybe. :rose:

Anyway, thanks again to everyone!

:iconheartforyoupls:

~~~~~~~~~:rose:

[ :note: NOTE: Thank you, in advance, for any :+fav:'s I may receive for this image. :thanks: :aww: :rose: I am honoured and grateful that anyone would think well enough to :+fav: it. :nod: So thank you from the bottom of my heart :heart: . I understand if you don't have time to comment, but thank you for any kind comments, too. :aww:
It's important to know this NOW, as I may NOT be able to do individual thank-you's for :+fav:'s, or in case I cannot respond to each comment, either. Thanks for understanding. :thanks:
And, if you just came to view, I appreciate that, too.
:w00t: ]



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Respect � Tea Photography.
ALL work produced by Tea of � Tea Photography is protected, and shall NOT be reproduced, altered, or used in ANY kind of way.
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:iconmiarath:
Miarath Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2013
Looks very sweet. :rose:
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:iconannissina:
Annissina Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh dear, I wish I could have taken part in this... Have you heard from Jo by now? :(
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:iconcowboyb0b:
cowboyB0B Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
The love that is contained in this deviation is immense
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:iconlydiarhianne:
LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:aww: Very beautiful!  And randomly, you have quite lovely handwriting, Tea!  :D  I don't really know her, but I hope she gets your package and everything is alright.
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
I think by now she would have received the package... it's been a while by now. In fact, if the address was changed or they did move without a forwarding address, it would have come back to me by now. It hasn't, so I am sure it was received, so at this point, I just hope she can know how much we do care so much about her...
But it seems we cannot know or understand everything, because haven't heard anything, and don't know if everything is alright or not, and can't know if ever will. :hmm:

Oh my handwriting! :aww:

Thank you, yes..., i think I kind of do, and have been told it...
could be left from "teacher days" ;)
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:iconlydiarhianne:
LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:hug:  Hmm... :hmm:  Well, I hope you hear back from her soon!  Stay positive!  :D
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
I do not know Jo, the reason why I didn't participate.
I understand that you are very worried for your friend. I wish that you have had some news from her.
What you are doing for her is a wonderful gesture, I am sure she will appreciate it! :hug:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well, it has never been returned, which means it was received at some point, but still no news... sometimes it is hard to not know the reason why for some things. I don't want to think that the reason is that it is because she is so unwell that she can't reply... I would hope that in such a case I would sometime hear something from her family, but.. you know, I can't drive myself so crazy with wondering, and neither can her other friends... some things we just can't control, and aren't meant to have answers for.

I can just only hope that she could have received our messages of love.
:aww: :heart:

THank you my dear friend, for your so sweet comment. :huggle:
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is wonderful Tea, and I hope all is well with Jo...I didn't know her, but I know she is so well loved and admired! :huggle: :heart:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks, I just tied up the project on the back end... only cause I had her mailing address, and it was important to every who participated. :aww:
We hope all is well with her, too... but haven't heard a reply from her or family... yet it hasn't been returned either which would indicate that they've moved... so it's hard to tell what's going on, so we continue to wait to see what happens.  Really we just hope she can know how much she is is loved. :heart:

Thanks again. :huggle:
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:iconartbybeverly:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow Tea, its unsettling I'm sure not knowing what's happened in any way!  I just hope so too hon!! :heart:
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
What a wonderful project!!! :iconnewhugplz:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2013  Professional General Artist
It was neat, and very special to be  part of such a project... :heart:
No guarantee we will hear from her, which I realize everyone does hope, but we just can't know what will happen. 
Thank you my friend!
:iconloveyouplz:
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:iconbewilderedconfused:
bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
 :iconp-heartplz:  I certainly hope with you that you hear from her or something about her. :rose:  
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, so much. :cuddle:
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bewilderedconfused Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:iconp-heartplz: :iconpurpleflowerplz:
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013   Photographer
It's a shame I didn't find out about this earlier, but I think it's beautiful that you've all come together to make her something special! :heart:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awwwwww! :hmm: I wish you had, too... we tried to get the word out since July 1st, when the project went public, though, we only had a couple people who did that part of things.  We did have quite a few groups accepting at least two of the journals to their groups... we tried to reach who we could during most of July... 
Truly we appreciate your support here, though.
After all, I do hope one day, Jo will see the comments here as well. :nod:
:heart:
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:iconanoya:
Anoya Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013   Photographer
I hope Jo will read them too =) :heart:
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Corvidae65 Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
:clap:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
:thanks: :hug:
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WDWParksGal Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
The package came out beautifully! I do pray it finds Jo in pleasant spirits :pray:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks so much Phyllis! I would not have had a package to work with, if it weren't for yours and everyone's heart-felt NOTES! :aww:

I also hope it finds Jo in good spirits... in theory, it should have found her by now, but it would have depended on her family to have given it to her, I am thinking... I don't know when, how, or if, we'll get a reply of some kind, but I hope sometime we WILL! 
:fingerscrossed:
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:iconmiontre:
miontre Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
:heart: This is awesome! Thanks for doing it :aww:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you think so! :aww:
And thank YOU, too! It was a great team effort all the way around. 
:icongrouphugplz: :icongrouphugplz:
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Dustywallpaper Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
OH WOW! this looks great! :D I better make a few more friend and disappear for a while so I can get one of these, haha Jk XD I hope they get them! they either did or just did today! -crosses fingers-
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
I'm glad you think so! I am thrilled you participated! :clap:
It was a great team effort. :aww:

But don't you dare disappear! :hmm:

It's really a worrisome thing to happen... but if you do and you and you are able to contact someone, do that instead. :hug:

Yes, supposedly it should have gotten there by this point, so... we'll see what happens!

I will keep you all posted, if I should be the one she might contact, or someone contacts.
:aww:
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Dustywallpaper Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist

No problem!

Yes it certainly was!

 

And I don't plan on it, sorry I didn't think much when saying that, It's still a delicate subject to mention, sorry. :shame:

I hope it has!

 

thanks! :D

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SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aww~ I hope she gets to see these soon!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks Froggy!
I do, too! :rose:
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:iconsavagefrog:
SavageFrog Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

you're welcome~

:hug:

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:iconilantiis:
iLantiis Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So wonderful!
I really hope Jo is doing alright. Please keep us posted!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
It is wonderful that we all came together to do this project together, and I couldn't agree more about Jo.
I do hope we get some kind of reply, even if from the family...
I WILL keep you all posted, if it is me, she should contact. :heart:
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   Traditional Artist
Tea, this came out beautifully. Thank you for putting this together and ALL the people who became involved in this. I'm so moved and so proud to be a part of community who cares so much for one another. :heart: MUCH LOVE TO ALL!!!
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aww, thank you dearest Cheryl! :glomp: Truly a pleasure for me, and I am just thrilled that you participated, as you have such a big and loving heart, it is just no surprise. :hug:
It is my favourite thing about dA- the way there is genuine care and compassion within the community! :heart:
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:iconastralseed:
Astralseed Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much for doing this!!!  :heart:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Well you are absolutely welcomed of course, but I couldn't have done anything without YOU, 
and the others who so compassionately participated for our dear mutual friend! :heart:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so BEAUTIFUL, my dear Tea!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: "Out of this World" indeed!!! :love:

I'm deeply touched by the beautiful hearts of the people at deviantART!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: It gives me the peace of mind to know that no matter where we may live, far or close to each other, we're truly under the same sky, so true friendship really IS possible even in an online environment!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: 

I'm happy to have been given this opportunity to put my little grain of sand in this shore full of love for our dear Jo!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::love::iconflyingheartsplz: Thank you so much!!! :iconlainloveplz:
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TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
"Under the same sky" indeed!
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
I also feel like, "Where there's a will, there's a way"... :heart:
We all came together because of the universality of love...
and your "little grain of sand" means something truly GRAND, believe me!
:heart:
Thank YOU so much!
:blowkiss:
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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:iconflyingheartsplz::iconsweethugplz::iconflyingheartsplz: Indeed!!! :love:

Aaawwww thank you!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::huggle::iconflyingheartsplz:

It's a pleasure, my dear Tea!!! :iconaawplz: :blowkiss:


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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   General Artist
This is so freaking beautiful and amazing! :love: 
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Awww, you sweetie! Well I would have had nothing to make beautiful, if I hadn't had such beautiful loving NOTE, from all, 
and that's where all the REAL beauty lay! :love:
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:iconastrikos:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013   General Artist
:love: 

The project was so inspiring and wonderful! 
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This looks absolutely lovely! :love: It's so great that you're doing this :hug:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you Kathi! :hug:
Thank you for participating, SO much! I think it's just awesome that WE did this. :nod:
:iconnewhugplz:
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:iconriemea:
Riemea Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug:

I think so as well. It's really wonderful to see how everyone gave their little bit to make this awesome! :heart:

(And dare I say, you have a beautiful handwriting :giggle:)

:glomp:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    I'm so glad to see this :la:
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:iconteaphotography:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Professional General Artist
Gillian suggested I photograph the project. Of course I didn't mind, so voilá! :la:
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
    Can't wait to see what happens next : )
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PizzaPotatoNBacon Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2013  Student General Artist
Glad to have participated! :w00t: This looks very lovely, Tea! Gosh, I do hope she gets it ASAP. :fingercrossed: I meant what I sent in that note, and I hope she knows there are people out there who care for and miss her. :love:
colored pages FTW
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