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Make A Joyful June Unto Thyself

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 4, 2014, 5:13 AM
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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


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: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:


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: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: twins72.deviantart.com/ :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: blueivyviolet.deviantart.com/ :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: 1001g.deviantart.com/ :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: duzetdaram.deviantart.com/ :heart:


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: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.

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: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!    
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:icongewalgon-divider1::icongewalgon-divider2::icongewalgon-divider3::icongewalgon-divider4::icongewalgon-divider5:
: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
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We had EIGHT TOP WINNERS!
and we mentioned EIGHT EIGHT Honourable Mentions, too!
AWESOME CONTEST!! :la:

: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:

:iconinfectious-kindness:
:iconcreaterespect:
-WISHES for ACTIVE Admins.
:iconrecommendafriend:
-WISHES for points to become a SuperGroup, donate: rafdonation.deviantart.com/  
:iconall-about-features:
-WISHES for new dA Members to take part in this: fav.me/d7cvxcz
:iconfractal-love:
-would like to be A SuperGroup & plan events, donate: fractal-love-points.deviantart…
:iconwefightfordezi:
:iconthe-feature-showcase:
:icondeviantheart:
:icondevnews:
:icondacompliments:
:iconprojecteducate:
:iconinspirationstation1:
:iconbestofblackandwhite:
:iconourarea51:
:iconmanip-your-music:
:iconclash-of-the-titans:
:iconseaofsadness-sos:
:iconstopbsl:
:iconpetpicks:
-WISHES to be a SuperGroup again, donate: windinthecoffeecup.deviantart.…
:iconcapturethecats:
:iconcat-lovers-group:
:icondawishingwell:
Aside from our Affiliate Group Wishes...
IridescentStardust is wishing for people to check out this journal: fav.me/d7ivlcg
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:

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

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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 Petfinder.com. 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:

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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:

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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.
READ MORE, & FEEL FREE TO DONATE HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/
Scroll, just a bit- it's on the right side- containing an UPDATE! :thanks:
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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.
of THE SHELTER PROJECT:
:iconblack-kittenplz: The Shelter Project: Three Year Anniversary!Special Edition News Article:
HAPPY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to "The Shelter Project"!!!

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: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.'"
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:iconcatlaplz: THE FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY IS COMING AT THE END OF AUGUST! :iconcatlaplz:
: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!  
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:note: REMEMBER- South Coast Humane Society here,
DOES welcome The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… 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: @ teaphotography.deviantart.com/
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:
teaphotography.deviantart.com/

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!!
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: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:

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"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:
:iconstygma:
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:


:icontigles1artistry:
Happy Birthday Lucia by Tigles1ArtistryPeace Upon You.... by Tigles1Artistry
Happy Birthday Jocelyne... by Tigles1ArtistryHappy Birthday Isa by Tigles1Artistry For Poupine.... by Tigles1Artistry

:iconcrgphotography:
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:iconfartytreefrog:
:iconshinyheartplz:

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

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

:iconm-i-t-c-h-e-l:
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

:iconcameronkobe:
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

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

:iconfalareste:
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


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

:iconknifeintoaster:
Starkman by KnifeInToaster
Cute by KnifeInToasterHey there by KnifeInToaster

:iconfelizias:
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.
:iconlovetigerplz:

: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:

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS KEPT AND MAINTAINED PROMOTIONS & OF THE SHELTER PROJECT ON THEIR JOURNALS OR PROFILE PAGES! THIS IS MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER EXPECTED! :heart: :heart: :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: fav.me/d3cxhwn . While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter! :heart:

:iconiloveit-plz:
: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:

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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:

:icontigles1artistry:
Happy Birthday Gabriela by Tigles1Artistry

:iconcanankk:
3 Generations of Fishermen by Canankk

:iconhigherseeking:
Flight of Dreams 2 by HigherSeeking

:iconingelore:
blowing in the wind by Ingelore

:iconsnoogaloo:
Pink sweetpeas by snoogaloo

:iconsilenttragedy37:
tulip. by silenttragedy37

:iconjennystokes:
4 Ravens by jennystokes

:iconworldwar-tori:
Blue Bells I by WorldWar-Tori

:iconsesam-is-open:
Can You Resist? by sesam-is-open

:iconvampirbiene:
Haven't I told you? by Vampirbiene

:iconchained2stone:
Dragonfly no.2 by chained2stone

:iconaljoschathielen:
Immemorial by AljoschaThielen

:iconkayandjay100:
Lost in Conversation by kayandjay100

:iconessencestudios:
Major Tom by essencestudios

:iconlirulin-yirth:
Winter Flowers by Lirulin-yirth

:iconmypeanutgallery:
It's Still Snowing! by MYPeanutGallery

:iconcoyotedove:
Butterflies 5 by CoyoteDove

:iconblackmoon90:
wildfire quarter horse by Blackmoon90

:iconpotworow:
download my SECOND album ^^ by potworow

:iconthedarkenedbride:
Enchanted tree by TheDarkenedBride

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

:iconhiaamir:
Happy Birthday dear Eve by hiaamir

:iconadardurden:
Happy Spring from Florida !! by AdARDurden

:icontwins72:
tweetys-2 by Twins72

:icongothgirl145:
Butterfly by Gothgirl145

:iconeveningstars242:
Skin Walker by eveningstars242

:iconmaska13:
Peony by maska13

:iconhippievan57:
requiem for a broken world by HippieVan57

:iconlydiarhianne:
Pretty Profile by LydiaRhianne

:iconlobyteso:
Disco by LoByteSo

:iconmarmotica:
Catelusi by Marmotica

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



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


:iconjoyfulcolor:
Pink Center by JoyfulColor

:iconlewiarts:
DIGITALIS PURPUREA by LewiARTs

:iconkanutox:
Liberty park NJ by KanutoX

:iconeureka48:
Untitled by eureka48

:iconhoshitsu:
Flower ceiling by hoshitsu

:iconmoonstone27:
Am I done yet? Am I Done yet? by Moonstone27

:iconsolbrandz:
Firelord Azula by SolBrandz

:iconamour-raven:
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.


:iconjenna-rose:
Autumn Spirit by Jenna-Rose

:iconbillndrsn:
Lopsided... by billndrsn

:iconjusuart:
December by jusuart

:iconhannahv92:
Little Garden by hannahv92

:iconlayaboutjoe:
Lan Su Yuan 4 of 33 by LayaboutJoe

:iconbrightstar2:
The One, Single Star by BrightStar2

:iconcoffeenoir:
YinYang by coffeenoir

:iconhappy-every-day:
Marcapaginas - Bookmarks by Happy-every-day

:iconnexu4:
majestic by Nexu4

:iconlust0fadeeperpain:
Mother's Day by Lust0fADeeperPain


:iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:
WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR NEW YEAR! :party:
[ 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!

:iconlydiarhianne:
Layers by LydiaRhianne

:icongeak-of-nature:
Watching and Waiting by Geak-of-Nature

:iconcorvidae65:
This Little Light of Mine by Corvidae65

:iconcaddman:
Tech-n-color Dream_03 by caddman

:iconblueivyviolet:
apple blossums 2014 by BlueIvyViolet

:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
An Adorable Kitten by surrealistic-gloom

:icontwins72:
Hiding by Twins72

:icondeb-e-ann:
May Lily by Deb-e-ann

:iconlacedshadowdiamond:
DA 26 - Miss Dainty Paws by LacedShadowDiamond

:iconlucilaleyla:
Always and Forever by LUCILALEYLA

:iconsavagefrog:
Wild Pink Stripes (SOLD) by SavageFrog

:iconawesome43:
1964 Nova SS Custom by awesome43

:icontrinitysage:
Come back to Me! by TrinitySage

:iconarte-de-junqueiro:
Spring Sunset by Arte-de-Junqueiro

:iconbewilderedconfused:
flower collage by bewilderedconfused

:iconbrettazimmerman:
Polychromatic Jelly 2 by BrettAZimmerman

:icon1001g:
What a Pair by 1001G

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

:iconjulianasgrandma:
Happy Birthday Teresa by JulianasGrandma

:iconftsarts:
Through the Looking Glass by FTSArts

:iconduzetdaram:
I can fly by duzetdaram

:iconfunkichkn:
best friends by funkichkn

:iconcreativeness:
Blue Paper Crane by Creativeness

:iconcristii:
1st Memory : Woman from Heaven by cristii

:iconethereal-dancer:
Noshtan - Wave Leaper by ethereal-dancer

:iconelwing-isiliel:
Purple world by Elwing-Isiliel

:iconthemsmadcookie:
Kitty by TheMsmadcookie

:iconblueanomis:
B I G _ B O Y by BlueAnomiS


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

    


The Treasure Chest

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

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!
:iconblowkissteaplz:



Design and CSS by sukoto-san
Photograph by Tea Photography

Amazements of April!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 7, 2014, 11:36 PM
My Gallery l Watch Me l Note Me


1. Gifts
2. "SIX for SIX" Anniversary Project- Complete!
3. Personal
4. Can You Help Lilyas?
5. Special Groups & Other Special Info.
6. "The Shelter Project" :new: NEWS!
7. B-Day Features, PLUS Said & Did Features
8. 119th Special Random Feature- Suggest a Friend For NEXT time??
9. Special Edition Feature: The Treasure Chest


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

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


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:icongift1plz: GIFTS from dA Friends :icongift1plz:

:thanks: Thank you to my sweet friend :iconsarapereiraart: for: Hearts beating together by SaraPereiraArt :rose:
Truly the sweetest thing! And something extra special about it, that brought back memories, I could relate to.
Please visit more beautiful work, HERE: sarapereiraart.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my generous friend :iconthedarkenedbride: for: Stars of 2014 #4Hello everybody :tighthug: after the interview experiment here comes another feature and there are many more to follow; I hope you'll find your bias among today's stars :iconshinystarplz:
:love: :iconTeaPhotography: :love:
T E A - one of my favourite dA girls :iconhellokittyplz: comes from Oregon, USA... "I have made art of some sort for as long as I can remember. First, I was writing children stories as a kid, starting about kindergarten. I had huge notebooks where I wrote the short stories and did the illustrations myself. I remember wanting to do them, because I liked being able to control how the stories went along and turned out, myself. About 3rd grade, I carried around sketch pads, and I mostly drew trees, with charcoal pencils. I also had my first "diaries" at this time, and I began to write poems then, too. In 5th grade, I got my first film camera. I remember it was a kodak. These are my earliest memories in art. I think overall, my reason, was that it was
:rose:
A lot went into this, in word and deed.
Please visit her amazing work HERE: thedarkenedbride.deviantart.co… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my very good friend :iconsurrealistic-gloom: for: Little Kitten  BW by surrealistic-gloom :rose:
An adorable artistic piece! I love it!
Please visit more of her wonderful work HERE: surrealistic-gloom.deviantart.… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my thoughtful friend :iconannissina: for: Sakura by Annissina :rose:
This stunning piece is very meaningful for me.
Please visit more of her outstanding work HERE:annissina.deviantart.com/

:thanks: Thank you to my really lovely friend :iconshinyheels: for: Sun is on her way by ShinyHeels :rose:
It's beautiful and it means a lot to me!
Please visit more gorgeous work HERE: shinyheels.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my kind friend :iconsesam-is-open: for: Ode To Joy by sesam-is-open :rose:
How brilliant! And it's an honour to be included here!
Please visit more sensational work HERE: sesam-is-open.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my dear friend :iconcorvidae65: for: Here's The Deal... by Corvidae65 :rose:
What a very cool feral cat photo, and great info. too!
Please visit more amazing work HERE: corvidae65.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my wonderful friend :icontigles1artistry: for: Tsurus and the Japanese Legend by Tigles1Artistry and WOMAN WONDERINGS.... by Tigles1Artistry :rose:
How intriguing, and the other beautiful and mystifying!- what an hounour to be included in both!
Please visit more awesome work HERE: tigles1artistry.deviantart.com… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my great friend :iconvasidgallery: for: Woman by VasiDgallery :rose:
It is gorgeous and so is the reason, too! What an honour to be included. I love it!
Please visit more beautiful work HERE: vasidgallery.deviantart.com/ :heart:


:iconshinyheartplz:


:iconwhiteflowerplz: "SIX for SIX" Anniversary Project :iconwhiteflowerplz:

:iconpocketwatchplz: MARCH 9th, was my 6th Year Anniversary on dA!!! :iconpocketwatchplz:
:iconlawooplz:

Seriously, where DOES the time go? :XD:

So anyway, Thank you to those who chose to participate in the: "SIX for SIX" ANNIVERSARY PROJECT!

Here are the Participants and Their Feature Results:

:iconlayaboutjoe:
Elina Vance and Blue the cat by LayaboutJoeLissi by LayaboutJoeBobcat at Oregon Zoo by LayaboutJoe
FEATURING:
:iconvasodelirium:
le chat noir by vasodeliriummeet Gizele by vasodeliriumcheshire cat drawing and application by vasodelirium

AND

:icongigi50:
What goes there by gigi50As cold as blue by gigi50Good morning by gigi50
FEATURING:
:iconmayebony:
Pink Kunzea by MayEbonySo Blue by MayEbonyMarleys Tummy Rub by MayEbony

AND

:iconannissina:
Spring Love by AnnissinaAn Evening Stroll in Spring by AnnissinaPurple Dawn by Annissina
FEATURING:
:iconadonael:
Orbital decayAfter twenty three midnights,
Two kisses under thistle,
Rebirth made me a deal.
'Come back', he whispered,
That voice of silk and sea salt,
Could kill,
Could...thrill.
Fiddling with my cigarette in one hand and desires in the other, I almost did.
Lighting the tip with every wish to go back,
The ash flaring up like fireworks as midnight locked into place,
I faced
Orion’s belt
And read his mind.
He was still, solid,
Followed the same route all his life
Despite colliding with adventure after adventure.
I sat on a park bench and collected the stamps of my thoughts.
I wanted to post every single one to a destination I could not follow,
Walk the opposite way,
Travel faster than the speed of pretending, against the orbit,
Screw gravity,
Who’d have thought it?
The magnitude made my heart hunger, pull itself inward until it thundered,
I was going tear myself asunder
Become all the reset choices.
I was ready to let the wind gather my collection,
All but one...
I couldn’t
White WomanShe drifts across moors,
Veils of weeping tissues
Locked around her shoulders.
Spirited,
Her heart is made of pieces,
In sugar-like skin.
Rainfall plays with her hair,
Innocent once
Until her traitor found her,
Far away and right in front of you.
I wouldn’t call her a Goddess.
She’s better,
From a hell on Earth eternity which made her.
A guardian,
You’d see her reflection
Hoping to leave a while
While you walk down the aisle.
Instead she dreams
History won’t repeat.
History won’t repeat.
A fine bouquetI'm --------- T r  e m  b l  i n  g.
scared of plane tickets,
Because in them
Is the idea something could be waiting within  
An ambush,
An onslaught;
Any kind of change this irregular default.
Sometimes we're unmade
When we handle those kinds of stars.
I may go far.
I hope I can stay
close,
The same way sentential structures keep their words together like prose, like
Hope.
Its sweet taste of sugar
...and maybe just a little
Salt

and
:iconnixity:
Bear Trail by NixityGo Fish by NixityNight Shadows Caress The Moon by Nixity

AND

:icondeb-e-ann:
Charlie by Deb-e-annLove by Deb-e-annLilac Blue 44 by Deb-e-ann
FEATURING:
:icongeorge---kirk:
Spring dreaming by George---KirkSeptember Sunrise by George---KirkAnemone hupehensis by George---Kirk

AND

:iconawesome43:
Sweets for my Tea by awesome43Joy's balancing act by awesome43Ventura Beach Rocks. by awesome43
FEATURING:
:iconrazielmb:
Cosmic muse ~ Daily Inspiration by RazielMBSleeping with Dragons by RazielMBWind, my white horse by RazielMB

AND

:icongrantsaylor:
Secret of Mana by grantsaylorHope of Haemarch by grantsaylorCrafty by grantsaylor
FEATURING:
:iconvirginparchment:
Norgissice by VirginParchmentLet's take a rest, by VirginParchmentDjslgh by VirginParchment

AND

:iconcrgphotography:
Love Like a Tiger by CRGPhotographyTongue II by CRGPhotographySweet Sweet Petunia by CRGPhotography
FEATURING:
:icondy-comics:
Wager by DY-COMICSAsk Dy Comics by DY-COMICSPaladin Cover by DY-COMICS

AND

:iconlydiarhianne:
Cityscape by LydiaRhianneSmooth by LydiaRhianneGreen Waves by LydiaRhianne
FEATURING:
:iconmaylphotography:
:bigthumb442222402::thumb414919494::thumb410716971:

AND

:icontwins72:
Magic Farina by Twins72blackbirdchick by Twins72friendship by Twins72
FEATURING:
:icondarksoul4life:
Mother and Son by darkSoul4LifeServal Kitten by darkSoul4LifeJaguar in Studio? by darkSoul4Life


So Wonderful & Fun, Thanks Again SO Very Much!! :rose:
And now, I am well into my SEVENTH Year.... :iconpocketwatchplz:

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:iconwhiteflowerplz: PERSONAL MESSAGE :iconwhiteflowerplz:

1. I really do have to start out by saying... thank you so much to everyone who has been so supportive during what has been a very challenging time for me these days- which is due much in part to what I publicly shared about my darling cat Merlyn: fav.me/d7bvgs6. I've appreciated deeply the various forms of communication regarding this subject matter, and to those who have viewed the above link, but with difficulty to know what to say, believe me I understand this greatly, and it is more than okay. :heart:

On a much less public level of sharing, I also want to add my thanks and gratitude to those who have been encouraging about other various challenges in the last few months. I find myself going through types of hardships often enough through my life, not usually the same types, except for those of my ongoing health problems- but regardless, I honestly don't back down, and I say this, because I truly don't want people to worry.

2. One other thing, that I feel I can share publicly, is that my desktop computer just up and died a few weeks ago- testing and diagnostics were run... blah blah, over a week it was worked on, but that's it, it's done for.

The one BIT of good news in this story is my STUFF is okay, because my external hard drive, where everything continues to back up, was saved!

However, I currently share a desk top with a separate log-in, and as payment, I gave up my iPad. So I have half a desktop and my iPhone left,

which makes doing all manner of work on dA, more difficult and with less time, and less time staying in touch, too, etc.,

I do not have any idea when I will be in the market again for another computer or even a tablet...

:bulletblack: And due to all of the above, coming to- and staying ON dA, or online, or in email etc., has not been at all easy. But I am only doing the best I can.


2.  I am leaving this month for my ANNUAL TRIP to see my family in TUCSON, ARIZONA.
My last day on dA is: APRIL 8th.
I plan to return to dA on: APRIL 27th.
I will miss having my iPad for traveling. My mom has a lot of trouble with her computer, so I am not sure of the condition- if I can, I will use to at least check on my main group, and also see if there's anything urgent.
As far as big work on dA, dA is too complicated to work with on my phone...

BUT, I will be checking and using email OFTEN!!! For longer emails, I may not be able to reply, or at least not thoroughly.  But I will check.  If you are in USA, texting is also great!


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Help for Lilyas

:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
This is important!
Please read the story of :iconlilyas: HERE:
:heart: I am in Serious Trouble - A Call for HelpUpdate: I want to say a heartfelt thanks to all my friends and supporters, who are helping me now in my unfortunate situation! Your response is overwhelming. It means very much to me!
Update 2: I made a new friend recently, Anne. She was very kind to post an article about me on her blog. There are many more details about me, my home and my situation.
A fellow spiritual artisan needs our help

Read The Whole Story

Dear friends,
normally I don't come out if something is wrong. I am that kind of person who deals with their problems on their own. But this time I really need help otherwise I will not make it. So that's why I am reaching out to you.
Learn about my Story
Since a few years I live and work in a house t
:heart:
There may be a way you can help!!
Even if you could at least please spread the word. :nod:

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

Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
is my main group!
Current THEME: "BIRTHDAY FLOWERS"
ENDS: APRIL 30th :la:
Because our Group's 8th BIRTHDAY is April 26th!
ENTER HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
The Members will vote, when the folder is closed. HAVE FUN!
:iconflowersplz:

Current CONTEST:
ENDS: MAY 6th :la:
:iconoceanplz: Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest!:iconjoyloveplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconjoyloveplz:
:iconoceanplz: Spring THEME 2014: "Earth's Wonders of Water" :iconoceanplz:
:iconearthplz: About Earth Day, And How It Relates To This Contest :iconearthplz:
Earth Day is a Global Holiday which began in 1970!
This year in 2014, this international celebration which aims to promote awareness, education, and action in order to help preserve and protect our Nature on Earth, falls on Tuesday, April 22nd!
Our Group has been expanding for over a year now, via several types of efforts, in an attempt to reflect that not only do we love and enjoy the beauty of Nature, but that we also care about protecting and preserving it, and would like to seek ways to join with others to do so, and learn about and create better ideas for this!
There are so many environmental issues, which do, in fact, adversely affect Earth, our common home.
Sometimes, it can seem over
:iconoceanplz:
1,035 :points: for FIRST PLACE!! :la:
EIGHT TOP WINNERS! :nod:
ENTER HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
AFTER READING VERY CAREFULLY THE RULES IN THE CONTEST ARTICLE.


Also our Group's Points :points: Account is HERE:
:pointr: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:

Thank you to ALL, who have EVER donated, and continue to do so- YOU ROCK!!!
:iconrbheartplz:


Other Great Active Groups to Consider Joining,
and participating in their wonderful activities!

:new::iconfractal-love:
:new::iconwefightfordezi:
:new::iconthe-feature-showcase:
:icondawishingwell:
:icondeviantheart:
:icondevnews:
:icondacompliments:
:iconprojecteducate:
:iconinspirationstation1:
:iconbestofblackandwhite:
:iconourarea51:
:iconmanip-your-music:
:iconclash-of-the-titans:
:iconseaofsadness-sos:
:iconstopbsl:
:iconpetpicks:
:iconcapturethecats:
:iconcat-lovers-group:

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

:bulletblack: The South Coast Humane Society here, on the SW Coast of Oregon continues to keep me very busy... I do the photo shoots of the animals for Adoptions for the "Adopt-a-Pet" sections of the areas' newspapers, plus I do post edits on the photos, and they are uploaded to their page at Petfinder.com. Many of those end up on their fb page, too. I share just a very FEW, of these same photos with you here on dA! :heart:

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.
of THE SHELTER PROJECT:
:iconblack-kittenplz: The Shelter Project: Three Year Anniversary!Special Edition News Article:
HAPPY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to "The Shelter Project"!!!

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: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.'"
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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!  
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:note: REMEMBER- South Coast Humane Society here,
DOES welcome The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… as an official fundraiser! :aww:
:boogie: :party:

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

As per THIS SAME SECTION, in the previous journal, I finally DID decide, after all these years, to include a
:points: POINTS WIDGET :points: on my Profile Page. As many of you know, it was a difficult decision, which I already tried to explain... :aww:

To date, I want to thank the first several 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 two BIG events this Summer,
seeing these first generous donors, have really brought me hope, and, especially during what has been a difficult time, as I've already described, in personal matters.


And the truth is, the humane society here, was actually hit hard in a couple of bad ways in this last month of March... someone knowingly brought in a whole litter of nine puppies with their mother, when the director was away for a week, which were all infected with parvo, only one puppy was acting sick at the time, but because the man said he had pepper-sprayed the mother, the staff was more hurried to intake the group- and get them away from the man- who as they soon found out, had left a fake phone number... even now the kennels are still quarantined, even though the whole place had been quarantined for quite some time... it was a gruesome time, and though still very sad, only one other dog- another puppy- had to be put to sleep besides the group that had been brought in- the director was back by then, etc.

This was a huge blow to us, physically, emotionally, and even from a financial stand-point.

 

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

It will be mid- JUNE, and it will be held AT The Shelter! I am so excited, as I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time! And now that I have lived here for a few years, I actually know a few people by now, and so I think I could actually have some success for the animals, which is my HUGE WISH!!! :fingerscrossed:

:bulletgreen: But I won't worry if I did have left-overs of whatever, because TWO short months later, I have to do the annual "Mutt-Strutt" anyway, and that's the whole shelter's BIGGEST fundraiser!

I would like lots more variety of products for that 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, itself.

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

:note: PLUS, framed prints of 11x14, which I am already trying to prepare for, and I also want to include mugs, magnets, (and stickers, pens, & couple of other things I can just use Vista Prints for- I hope.)...
Most ALL of these items to contain images of the shelter animals, and a few to include nature in general.

The only thing is... I will have much difficult to obtain the latter products myself. :hmm:

In the past, I have been donated POINTS :points: through the GIVE BUTTON "on behalf of what you do for THE SHELTER PROJECT", and while so much appreciated I didn't know how to directly help animals with points, so I would give the points to certain groups that were specifically helping animals... :aww:

but now, I am able to use a :points: POINTS WIDGET :points: that I could use DIRECTLY for fundraising for the animals via "The Shelter Project"!

So, anyway, I am already actively needing to prepare for THESE *SUMMER* EVENTS, you see. :aww:

When I get back from my April trip, I will need to start to make some purchases in May. :nod:

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:


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:note: ALL Affiliates' PERMANENT features have been on my Profile Page... forever, and ever...  ;)

EXTRA Special Thank You to my dear friend John :iconcorvidae65: who purchased:
Flare of Earth and Sky by TeaPhotography
for his wife AUDRA!

Supporting the animals via "The Shelter Project" via direct purchases means the world to me for the animals!
Feature for:
:iconcorvidae65:
Oneness by Corvidae65Drive by Corvidae65
Glow by Corvidae65Ol' Blue by Corvidae65
Bighorn Yellow Balsamroot by Corvidae65Merry Christmas, Bob by Corvidae65Beside Still Waters by Corvidae65

    
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:

:iconsuezn:
A Diamond In The Ruff by suezn
Into My Soul by sueznSpring And Squirrels And Things by suezn

:icontigles1artistry:
A Special Sunflower by Tigles1Artistry
Happy Birthday Thelma by Tigles1ArtistryWANDERING FURTHER.... by Tigles1Artistry

:iconlayaboutjoe:
Views of Coventry Cathedral 05 of 15 by LayaboutJoeMy Russian wristwatch by LayaboutJoe
My Hermitage 3 of 12 by LayaboutJoePortland Japanese Garden 15 of 28 by LayaboutJoe

:iconjocelyner:
Row of Cosmos by JocelyneRThe Little King by JocelyneR
Sweet Animal by JocelyneRPeaceful Mom Squirrel by JocelyneR

:iconanj3lla:
InFull BLOOMOON by Anj3lla
Silent Sun by Anj3llaDaisy Drop by Anj3lla

:iconcarolynym:
Wisteria by CarolynYMMoon by CarolynYM
Yujie's Blue Flower by CarolynYMOur Galaxy, The Milky Way by CarolynYM

:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
Pansy After the Rain by surrealistic-gloomDusk in Winter by surrealistic-gloom
New Kitty by surrealistic-gloomMy Kitty by surrealistic-gloom

:icongreeneyedg0ddess:
Julia Butterfly by GreenEyedG0ddess
Birds Crest by GreenEyedG0ddessIn My Dream, The Water Is Always Blue by GreenEyedG0ddess

:iconbewilderedconfused:
Waiting to Bloom by bewilderedconfusedPenney by bewilderedconfused
Everyone Needs a Good Friend by bewilderedconfusedRosalyn by bewilderedconfused

:iconbugadrienne:
Honey bee and Tribulus terrestris by bugadrienne
N. clavipes portrait by bugadrienneBougainvillea by bugadrienne

:iconannissina:
Frozen by Annissina
Skyfall by AnnissinaFestive by Annissina

:iconstygma:
Attentive by Stygma
The Ice Fortress by StygmaBelieve by Stygma

:iconm-i-t-c-h-e-l:
Snow by M-i-t-c-h-e-llittle Swirl by M-i-t-c-h-e-l
pretty in pink by M-i-t-c-h-e-lThe beauty of mathematics by M-i-t-c-h-e-l

:icondragondoodle:
#11 Memory by dragondoodle
The Scarlett Illusion has Sarah by dragondoodleRyuko and Rysta by dragondoodle

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.
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: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:

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS KEPT AND MAINTAINED PROMOTIONS & OF THE SHELTER PROJECT ON THEIR JOURNALS OR PROFILE PAGES! THIS IS MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER EXPECTED! :heart: :heart: :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: fav.me/d3cxhwn . While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter! :heart:

:iconiloveit-plz:
: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:

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


:iconcakecookieplz: Some Belated B-Days from the last half of March,  and a *few* from the first part of April... (I am bound to miss a few people... and that's awful- but, PLEASE know it is NOT intended at all.) :iconcakecookieplz:

:bulletpurple: :cake: Last of MARCH:

:icondavincipoppalag:
Yea..so? by davincipoppalag

:iconsilivrentinu:
Little Blue Star by SilivrenTinu

:iconkmygraphic:
Easter Bunny by KmyGraphic

:iconfrancescadelfino:
Kevatkukka by FrancescaDelfino

:iconmonikabuz:
Climbing to the sky by monikabuz

:iconmarinacoric:
Gazer by MarinaCoric

:iconsmallsofthamish:
Round Robin! by smallsofthamish

:iconvirtud:
learning to fly by virtud


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

:iconfeigenfrucht:
Die Farbe des Fruehlings by feigenfrucht

:iconelissandranne:
Pierrot et Colombine by ElissandrAnne

:icongypsyh:
Woodstock Gems by GypsyH

:iconfashioneyes:
Rays by fashioneyes

:iconspiralofvertigo:
Chande says Hi by spiralofvertigo

:iconbastet-san:
Jewellery by Bastet 047 by Bastet-SAN

:iconfrancy-93:
Trapani by Francy-93

:iconriemea:
Coming Back Down - BBC Sherlock by Riemea

:icondanaanderson:
My Love will always Stay with You by DanaAnderson

:iconlulupoo:
Benji by LuLupoo

:iconannissina:
It's a Kind of Magic by Annissina

:iconravingeaglemedia:
Fairy Forest by RavingEagleMedia

:icontrinitysage:
Red Sky by TrinitySage


:iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:
WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR NEW YEAR! :party:
[ 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: ]

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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!

:iconvasidgallery:
A touch of blue by VasiDgallery

:iconannissina:
Evening Lights by Annissina

:iconlydiarhianne:
Ruffled by LydiaRhianne

:iconmorningstarskid:
SWEET!!! by morningstarskid

:icongeak-of-nature:
Class Portrait of Sylvester by Geak-of-Nature

:iconcorvidae65:
Wish You Were Here by Corvidae65

:iconphilippel:
Abyssal Stalker by philippeL

:iconi-am-lady-timeless:
Take Time   By Lady Timeless by I-Am-Lady-Timeless

:iconsarapereiraart:
Thrilling by SaraPereiraArt

:iconthedarkenedbride:
SheShe
I spent a lot of time waiting for better timing
For either cloudless skies or crystal rain
Looking for signs, signals and indications
My eyes got itchy and I swore I wouldn't love again
Shooting stars aimed too well and in a pompous crash
They mercilessly cracked the telescope
Moonstones mingled with broken lenses of a dream
I shook my head and left with no more hope
I burned the bridges and then made my way through smoke
To get a one-way-ticket for just me
The fool I was, the proud and stubborn man
Didn't count on that there'd also be - She
A mirage, daydream they might say... I thought that too
But only 'till She smiled and offered me a seat
And from that moment on She's become You
Undoubtedly we were destined to meet
I kept my vow, I haven't loved "again"
For You taught me the meaning of that word
Now I stand in front of You, dearest friend
Your trust with my devotion to reward
I'm aware of that time runs much too fast
The more during the happiest of our days
But love like ours


:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
Migration by surrealistic-gloom

:iconartbycher:
Nocturnal Growth by ArtByCher

:icondeb-e-ann:
Glamour 17 by Deb-e-ann

:iconzootnik:
Leaving Miami by zootnik

:iconlacedshadowdiamond:
Black-Headed Gull 002 (04.03.14) by LacedShadowDiamond

:iconlucilaleyla:
Afterglow by LUCILALEYLA

:icongigi50:
Daisy white rain by gigi50

:iconwingsofdragons:
Red Bricks by wingsofdragons

:iconbridgetbright:
Shimmer by bridgetbright

:iconartbybeverly:
Study ~ African Bee Eater done in Pastels! by ArtBYbeverly

:iconnameda:
Iridescent on pink by Nameda

:iconsavagefrog:
COQUI by SavageFrog

:iconawesome43:
Awakening by awesome43

:icontrinitysage:


:icondieffi:
art decor by Dieffi

:iconarte-de-junqueiro:
Nyhaven II by Arte-de-Junqueiro

:iconpergamjee:
You Are Fired! - my secretary sleeps on the job by pergamjee

:iconshinyheels:
Silence by ShinyHeels

:iconbewilderedconfused:
Pink Dogwoods by bewilderedconfused

:iconlust0fadeeperpain:
White lilies by Lust0fADeeperPain

:iconthegalleryofeve:
Artist Block Series - Dos by TheGalleryOfEve

:iconsesam-is-open:
Earth,Wind and Fire by sesam-is-open

:iconjocelyner:
Relaxed Little Squirrel by JocelyneR


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

    


Special Random Artist Feature!

:bulletorange: Special Random Talented Artist Features Began in March 2009!! :boing:
In over four years that I've been doing this certain type of feature, I've finally featured over ONE-HUNDRED Artists... and onward we go... > ... >
:new:  The 119th Special Random Artist goes to.........
Someone YOU may Suggest, for NEXT TIME! :nod:
:note: Send in a NOTE, if you want it to be a surprise!!! :la:

:pointr: CRITERIA:
:bulletblue: Active on dA for 1 year or more.
:bulletblue: 10K page views or less.

Wanna spread some happiness by NamedaPAY IT FORWARD by luffsfromafriendEncourage others stamp by Ramen27

Page views alone do not necessarily reflect levels of creativity & talent. I think there's a lot of wonderful art/artists out there who just haven't been seen enough.
[For all the immense support and generosity that I have received since being on dA, I Pay it Forward ...]
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Design and CSS by sukoto-san
Photograph by Tea Photography

Marvelous MARCH

Journal Entry: Tue Feb 25, 2014, 6:20 PM
My Gallery l Watch Me l Note Me


1. Gifts
2. "SIX for SIX" Anniversary Project!!
3. About My Friend... :rose:
4. Special Groups & Other Special Info.
5. "The Shelter Project" :new: NEWS!
6. B-Day Features, PLUS Said & Did Features
7. 118th Special Random Feature!!
8. Special Edition Feature:  The Treasure Chest


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

I hope February was fabulous for all of my dearest friends (AND family, should they see this) but it's almost over, and I've not been able to post a journal of my own in a few months... so I am here to wish you a MARVELOUS MARCH! :la:
Sending you all my love across various directions of miles, all over the planet. :earth:


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:icongift1plz: GIFTS from dA Friends :icongift1plz:

:thanks: Thank you to my beautiful friend :icontinylaughs: for: Sha-Sha the Cat by tinylaughs :rose:
It ended up being a gift-commission through dAWishingWell and I never imagined it would turn out so awesome and adorable!! It's patterned after my lovely one-eyed cat Sha-Sha: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… which makes it extra special! :la:
Please visit more beautiful work, HERE: tinylaughs.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my so kind friend :iconblueanomis: for: Schutzengel by BlueAnomiS :rose:
Absolutely so lovely and thoughtful!
Please visit her amazing work HERE: blueanomis.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my very good friend :iconriemea: for: Beaded Daisy for Tea by Riemea :rose:
Oh my gosh!! She is so multi-talented! She actually surprised me with this actual home-made DAISY gift,
in "real life", when it came in a "Snail Mail" package over the Holidays, with some other goodies!
It is truly amazing, and real treasure! (She knows I love Daisies!)
Please visit more of her stunning work HERE: riemea.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my dearest friend :iconjocelyner: for: No camera! by JocelyneR :rose:
I adore her Milou, and all of her cats, of course, but how beautiful is this, and how thoughtful is SHE?
Please visit more of her outstanding work HERE: jocelyner.deviantart.com/

:thanks: Thank you to my so lovely friend :iconelissandranne: for: Music of the Stars by ElissandrAnne :rose:
It's absolutely gorgeous! I'm in awe, and humbled to be included.
Please visit her other phenomenal work HERE: elissandranne.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my great friend :icongigi50: for: Peek-a-boo kitties-2 by gigi50 :rose:
I love it, and sweet as ever to think of me.
Please visit her other sensational work HERE: gigi50.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my dear friend :iconsurrealistic-gloom: for: My Kitty by surrealistic-gloom :rose:
A stunning image to be sure! I am very honoured indeed.
Please visit her fantastic work HERE: surrealistic-gloom.deviantart.… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my so sweet friend :iconminipia: for: :iconblowkissteaplz: :heart:
This was such a most adorable and sweet surprise! :la: I could not believe it! I do love it so much!
Please visit her awesome work HERE: minipia.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my awesome friend :iconlacedshadowdiamond: for: To a beautiful person...A valentine for one of the kindest people I know...
Tea! TeaPhotography :iconteaphotography: :)
I have found her to be one of the kindest, most caring individuals I have come across in my years on this earth. Always there with lovely positive words and a fantastic Founder! :)
I just wanted you to know I really appreciate your friendship! :)
Much love!
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:heart:
:rose:
What a humbly amazing heart-felt journal. :happycry:
Please visit her fabulous work HERE: lacedshadowdiamond.deviantart.… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my so sweet friend :icontwins72-stocks: for: Be My Valentine by Twins72-Stocks :rose:
It's amazing and so well done, and such an honour to be included here!
Please visit her other terrific work HERE: twins72-stocks.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my so dear friend :icondanaanderson: for: Tea Garden by DanaAnderson :rose:
Such a surprise of my favourite greeneries! How so thoughtful!
Please see more of her beautiful work HERE: danaanderson.deviantart.com/ :heart:

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:iconwhiteflowerplz: "SIX for SIX" Anniversary Project :iconwhiteflowerplz:

:iconrainbowarrowplz: MARCH 9th, is my 6th Year Anniversary on dA!!!
:iconlawooplz:

dA FRIENDS: "So, Tea, What Would You Like for Your SIXTH Year dA Anniversary??"
TEA: "Awww, thanks!! I'm so happy you asked! :la:
I WOULD LIKE TO FEATURE... THREE WORKS OF YOUR OWN, and THREE WORKS OF A FRIEND OF YOURS!!!"

:bulletblack: If you would like to SURPRISE your friend, do not do this in COMMENTS, because it will go to MENTIONS right away!

:bulletblack: It is preferrable if you :note: NOTE ME WITH ALL SIX THUMBS, THREE OF YOURS, and THREE of YOUR FRIEND'S!
    
:bulletblack: The feature will be published in my NEXT personal Profile Journal- approximately a month from now.
Do NOT worry about a limit of participants- I will worry about it, if it should come to that!!

THANK YOU, in Advance, FOR HELPING ME TO CELEBRATE MY SIX YEARS ON DA! :icongrouphugplz:
Somehow, I'VE ALWAYS BEEN HERE; I've Never Left, AND IT'S ALWAYS BEEN OF A TRULY IMMENSE PLEASURE!!!

I've met a multitude of extraordinary people, many becoming such dear friends, something I just never even thought about happening when I first joined the site six years, ago, but it has since become my favourite part of EVERYTHING!


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:iconlovepls: A Dear Friend :iconlovepls:
Stina :icontinylaughs: is the friend who created for me, this: Sha-Sha the Cat by tinylaughs. I met her a few months ago due to a wish she had made through dAWishingWell.
And as I learned about her, I realized that there were a few things we had in common, some good, some not so good.
Her initial wish moved my heart, and it is how our friendship essentially began. :heart:
Stina is an absolute sweetheart, a very young talented artist, who has suffered with grave medical conditions her whole life.
If you would like to help with her considerable medical costs, please see about her very reasonable commissions HERE:
:pointr: Medical fund commissionsCommissions are sort of open for the foreseeable future. I planned to return to the clinic for treatment in early April, but that has been delayed indefinitely. I still have medicine/supplement costs and outstanding medical bills to pay. Please note that I may decline any commission request for any reason but you are welcome to inquire, and I will do what I feel comfortable doing.
If you can't commission or donate, please signal boost and help by sharing this with people who can

Commissions are open again! Money earned will go towards paying for medical treatment. I have chronic Lyme disease and severe mold toxicosis, which has left me sick for basically all of my life and particularly the last five years. I have a wonderful doctor in Florida that I have started seeing for several weeks of daily IV treatments, then I come home for a few weeks of break, then go back to the clinic for a few more weeks.  It is a slow, hard journey but it is saving my life. It is ve
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She does like to work for her donations :aww:
She just got back from a month long stay in a hospital out of state with specialists participating in extensive medical treatments... and these treatments are too expensive for the family alone.
And she goes again for the month of April!

A feature of tinylaughs work:
Medical Fundraising - Beakine Adoptables [OPEN] by tinylaughsWish on the Moon by tinylaughsHopes and Dreams by tinylaughs
Froggy Icon by tinylaughsFREE ICON: Red Panda by tinylaughs


:iconshinyheartplz: Special Groups & Info.! :iconshinyheartplz:
:new: :iconwefightfordezi:
I found this new group through dAWishingWell
It's a profoundly loving group to support a talented and inspirational 18 year old girl: :icondedizenoflight:
who is fighting Ewings Sarcoma (bone cancer).
Happy Valentine's Day to Dezi and her Army!Dezi's 1st Day of Chemo is done...
Pray, wish, send positive thoughts... Whatever it is you do, do it. Join us in hoping dedizenoflight doesn't have terrible side-effects from the chemo. She braved her first battle with it saying only, "It feels weird." She is strong, so let's be strong with her. Keep that support coming!
 
 
Speaking of support...
We will be sending a care package to Dezi... Not sure when, but at some point. If you want to make something for her, please just send the group a note or message us on our Facebook page! To keep from the masses having her home address, we will have people ship their creations and a letter to Dezi to one of the admins closest to them who will then ship it on to Dezi and her family. ACEOs, paintings, art prints, crafts, cards, letters... just no food please (or perishables). We already have some gifts incoming: just received a hand crocheted hat with flower for Dezi today! Big thanks t
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There are LOTS of ways to help and show support!
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Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
is my main group!
Current THEME: "Sunrise, Sunset"
It ends SOON: FEB. 28thth :la:
Read about it, AND ENTER HERE:unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
The Members will vote, when the folder is closed. HAVE FUN!
:iconlovethesunshineplz:

Recent Article:
:iconflower-plz: The BEST of Unframed-Nature 2013   
:iconpinguino2plz:Welcome to the BEST of Unframed-Nature 2013!:iconpinguino2plz:
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This is our 4th Annual "BEST OF" EVENT! :la:
We started these in 2010! I just can't believe it's our 4th one!

For anyone who’d like a full overview from ALL of last year's TOP MONTHLY SUBMISSIONS,
For Your Convenience, ALL of those Feature Articles are right HERE:
   

:bulletblack:JANUARY 2013
   
:bulletblack:FEBRUARY 2013
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Also our Group's Points :points: Account is HERE:
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Thank you to ALL, who have EVER donated, and continue to do so- YOU ROCK!!!
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dAWishingWell :icondawishingwell:
Not only does The Well help grant dA wishes, but we host
various weekly, as well as, monthly Events, News, & Wishing Articles!
Check out some of our weekly Events and News:
WishingWell WeeklyMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday| WishingWell Weekly

    
:iconsparklingpinkloveplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconsparklingpinkloveplz:
Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors,
    
WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!
:iconwowplz:
What Fantastic Events Happening in Our Group!
    
Check out MONDAY MUSES! :iconlittleheartplz:
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I simply adore this activity!
You still have time to participate before tomorrow's publication!
So, feel free to a comment to the above article!  
:iconiloveit-plz:
:eyes: CHECK OUT "Fishing for Wishes 2.1"- :new:

Simply read what it is... it's easy, and comment if you help! :la:
:eye
Monday MusesWelcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!
It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you! :painter:
There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away.
No matter what it is, we want you to share it!
Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Please also include why you chose that artist or artwork.
Your suggestions will be featured next week! :heart:
If you want the feature to be a surprise for the deviant(s) you suggested, please leave away the '@' or :dev: when typing the username (and post links to artworks instead of thumbs), that way your Muses won't be notified of your comment
Tuesday Treats: Your favorite colorMonday Muses | Wandering WednesdayThursday Greets | WishingWell Weekly


What is your most favorite color?
Find a picture where your favorite color is dominant (even from your own gallery) and link it in a comment on this blog! Limit of one deviation per member please! Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have a good day!



Last week, you showed us some lovely pets! Beware the cuteness!
    

Wandering WednesdaysHello everybody!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
Today we have another edition of our new “Wandering Wednesdays” ... As you all know by now, from time to time we affiliate with new groups, so we chose Wednesdays to go wander around one of our affiliated groups :gallery: … So come on, let’s go!!! :eager: :eager: :eager:
Let’s get inside :iconThe-Feature-Showcase: The-Feature-Showcase: today :sherlock:
"At the Feature Showcase, we feature anything from art and literature to good causes and individual achievements! The goal is to give exposure to those who make a positive influence in the community. Everyone is welcome to join and may share work as long as it is appropriate and doesn't violate the rules. We don't discriminate against skill level.
In addition, a brand new artist or writer will get their very own feature on the front page every couple days. Everyone wants to be seen, so now is your chance to get n
Thursday GreetsMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering Wednesday | WishingWell Weekly


:spotlight-left:  Welcome to Thursday Greets!  :spotlight-right:
Thursday Greets is a weekly feature of a few of our newest members, in hopes to give them some exposure! Below you will find some of their artwork, their wish, and any interesting going ons that they may have.
Let's meet some of our newest members and spread the love. :heart:
:iconsvet-esbeherel: Esbeherel
Artwork
  
Wish
Esbeherel wishes for 1000 points
News
Esbeherel has no news
The Birthday Puppeteer! February 2014 Edition
Lets take a time to celebrate those who were born on February!
Wolfa119 on February 1st
  
Enaxn on February 2nd
  
gemmaboysphotography on February 2nd
  
JustEvita on February 2nd
Orangema by JustEvita Discovery of new directions by JustEvita Greenessa by JustEvita
KeenPhotography on February 2nd
Baby Ducks of a Feather by KeenPhotography Desert Grave by KeenPhotography For Parts Only by KeenPhotography
Lapointe56 on February 2nd
Maison Banlier (english) by Lapointe56 Moulin a vent de Pointe-aux-Trembles (fall) by Lapointe56 Oratoire Saint-Joseph du Mont-Royal en hiver by Lapointe56
WorldsInWorld on February 2nd
Christianshavn Canals (Tilt-Shift Effect) by WorldsInWorld LOL by WorldsInWorld White Umbrellas by WorldsInWorld
EiliEnie on February 3rd

And a few of our recent WISHING ARTICLES!
Wish Fondue 2:2Featuring critiques/comments, prints and miscellaneous wishes.
:icondawishingwell:
Here's last week wishes!
Critiques and comments
:iconfluf-studios:


:star: fluf-studios wishes for unlimited amounts of delicious pizza to fall from the sky forever and ever more constructive feedback on her artwork. :star:


You can even find some jewels in PizzaPotatoNBacon's scraps...


  
:iconmanda-tan:
:heart: Manda-tan wishes for more feedback on her artwork :heart:
Ponies and fantasy, landscape and characters, you'll find something to comment in Manda-tan ga
Fishing for Wishes 2:2Featuring DD, Seniority and Exposure Wishes!
:icondawishingwell:
:iconbloomingrosexeniia:
BloomingRoseXeniia wishes for a DD!
:iconfrantices:
frantices wishes for a DD on this PSD pack

:iconProjecTSymbiosiS10:
ProjecTSymbiosiS10 wishes for a DD!

:iconalex-blaszczynski:
The-Average-Alex wishes for seniority!
Alex has been a deviant for 3 years! He is a digital artist who enjoys helping the DA community by offering free resources and stock images. Alex is also the current administrator of Digital-Art-Club! Go check out The-Average-Alex and you will see that he is as generous as he is talented! If you agree, you can suggest him for seniority!
:iconfelizias:
Felizias wishes for seniority!
Lisa has been a deviant for 6 years! She is a di
Wishing Jar 2:1Featuring Memberships, Points, Badges, Contests, Events & Groups! :iconlainloveplz:
I would leave it right there, since that jar is a wish come true in itself :stare: ... But I have some Wishes in this Jar!!! :eager::eager::eager: ... DeviBrigard has been sharing the wishes in her Vegemite jar lately, so a BIG thank you to DeviBrigard :iconlainloveplz: …  I can assure you that when you help granting these wishes, you will feel as
ELEVATED
as when you have a spoon full of that my beloved Nutella!!!!!!!!! :drool: :iconfemalestareplz: So let me show you what we have today in our Wishing Jar!!! :love:
Badges
The following members wish for llamas!!! :happybounce::happybounce::happybounce: … Let’s share the Llama love with them!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
:iconEndorell-Taelos:
Some of her works ...
   
:iconSserenita:
Some

Anyone can help grant a wish! :la:
Just comment on one of our Wishing Articles, if you've helped! :heart:

In the same vain, I would like to feature a few of our "Exposure or Featuring Wishes":

SO! Check out the writing by: :iconashestwisted: I did! Really, super talented, indeed! :clap:
Needful Things.In this town of rotting cages.
There is a place to bet your wages.
Tiny trinkets,
ingenious gadgets,
cherished treasures,
vintage antiques.
For the forgotten, or misplaced.
I introduce to you Leland Gaunt the proprietor of Needful Things.
"I do say wandering traveler,
do come in upon this hour.
I am sure that I must have something you are after,
my dear peddler.
My precious collector,
feast your eyes on my delicate stock.
Lovely seeker,
search for the lost and empty things that you believe would fill you for the things you have forgot."

In this corroded town I will watch it further deteriorate,
because I am the hand behind the game with insanity,
and brutality escalating.
The townspeople will turn amongst themselves with mischievous acts all on their way to hell.
"Glad tidings visitor!
Everything is on sale.
Have at it mysterious drifter,
but please do be careful of what's on the shelves.
A chiming at the door how wonderful!
A scattered disorderly swarm.
I welcome the crowd a
Blush.Beating hearts pound for attention,
Lashes shyly open, and shut.
Uttering words of whispered promises,
Secrets are kept close.
Hugs are dangerous, even if just to say "hello"
Dragon.We're all blowing out our ashes, leaving the air stained with our ink, and the specks that are left over from that powdery residue, floats, because our substance is still burning, and our heartache is smoldering, kindling is hate, seizure becomes love, because within our epileptic fits, a recurrence of the same sad songs, we can't help but stop and think of the ones who did us wrong. The memories are there, stored away inside the mind, and no matter how many times we try to stitch over those walls, a recollection of the past always tends to send such a cold front our way, glacial shadows become engraved, and carved inside our very beings creating, and birthing demons for us to have nightmares over. Discover your dragon, your very own imitation, and turn that reproduction into something monstrous of your own, and blow your fire until nothing but ash escapes those parched lips, because even the worst side of us have the most to give...So, let me hear it, your burning tongue.
:iconcrgphotography: has some great BIG CAT zoo photography! Please see for yourself! :la:
I Feel Her Soul by CRGPhotographySay cheese they said, you look great they said by CRGPhotographyExpression by CRGPhotography
What adorable, lovely work by :iconangelichellraiser:! Go check out her work. :nod:
FA : V-Day RoyalFrost by AngelicHellraiserFA : V-Day Cleon Gift by AngelicHellraiserI'd Carry You Anywhere by AngelicHellraiser
:iconnoellalala: has beautiful work! Please visit her! :clap:
827 by noellalala:thumb432556282:769 by noellalala

Lastly, but NOT LEAST- ;) I would like to PROMOTE a VERY worthwhile project here on dA,
hosted by the lovely :iconworldwar-tori:
:pointr: 2014 Positivity Project    So after my post last night I started thinking; positive thinking; I want to do something to promote positivity throughout the world, not just in my life so I decided to start a 2014 Positivity Project using a tumblr blog and hopefully make it grow more throughout the year.
    The 5 W's
red heart bullet What? The whole point of this project is to spread positivity through photographing inspirational/positive/motivational/uplifting quotes written on paper
red heart bullet When? NOW! You can do one once a month, week, day or just only once. However many times you want to do it! My goal is to collect 365 positive quote photos by the end of this year. If you do one, leave a comment in this journal, on my page or send me a note and I will add it to
:pointl:
You really SHOULD check it out- :eager: it's that awesome!

:iconcocoheartplz:


DevNews :icondevnews:
GREAT AND SUPER NEWS!!!
Our OWN Bi-Monthly News Article Collection Features, are Finally back up and running, once again, after sooo long... and we truly have WDWParksGal to mostly thank for this! (Yes, she's awesome!! :heart:)

So please check out our first one, since... feels like forever! ;)
:pointr: February Mid-Monthly Issue of devNEWS Articles
Deviousness for February is a wonderful stock provider :iconSenshiStock: SenshiStock

Featured Groups
WeFightForDezi
   :iconyes2all-2:

Community Relations and devMEETS
 

HQ, Hot Topics and Official dA News/Contests
Site Update: Bug Fixes and Feedback by wreckling Communities rely on Pillars made of Heart by spyed Watercolor by techgnotic

Artisan Crafts and Body Art News and Groups
Jan/Feb AC Monthly Challenge [+winners] by cakecrumbs[Craft Contest] The Four Elements-Winners! by BlackBlossomJewelry Group Therapy: Knitting-and-Crochet by GrimFace242 Group Therapy: Knitting-and-Crochet by GrimFace242

Art Features- Theme: Digital Art/Animation
Flowers Heart by KmyGraphicFlowers and Butterfly by Nina1love1HUGS FOR ALL OF YOU! by Sugaree33-Art
TYVM for the +fav by MinipiaCommission: Sticky for Vitannyy by SarilainNuzzles and Cuddles by xAshleyMx
Smaller version / phone Screensaver Size yin yang by smault23Spiral by luisbcPage Doll Commission by ImHisEternalAngel
Short Anim Updated File by nic022:thumb2083354
:pointl:
:excited: I'm so excited!!! :excited:

:pencil: :pencil: :pencil: :pencil:

:iconcocoheartplz:


deviantHEART :icondeviantheart:
A Group about Love and Positivity!
Newest Articles:
I Love, You Love FeatureThe feature for the last I Love, You Love, which is a bi-weekly activity that hopefully encourages you all to share work you love and discover new deviations you might fall in love with as well! Heart
I Love... The Moon
:love:
'dark side of the moon' by len-yan

You Love...
:love:
Brookette:



cheslah:



robcdm:
"The eyes hold the secrets of the soul, this piece truly represents to me "I Love the Moon". The ef
I Love, You LoveThis bi-weekly activity aims to encourage you all to share work you love and discover new deviations you might fall in love with as well! :heart:
The concept is pretty simple. Every two weeks on a Thursday I'll share one work from my favourites that fits a certain topic. All you have to do is share a work from your favourites in the comments that falls under the same topic as the one I shared. That topic will change each week and is written behind the 'I Love...'; topics can be something like the 'Digital Art', 'Yellow', 'Flowers' etc. You and your suggestions will get featured the next week.
Some basic rules:
:bulletred: Please look at the 'I Love...' to see what the theme of the week is (e.g. if it says 'I Love... Flowers' link a deviation that has something to do with flowers, if it says 'I Love... Yellow' link a deviation that has to do with yellow/has yellow in it and so forth.)
:bulletred: Use :thumbcodes: to link your sugg

And Congrats to our most recent featured :heart: HEARTIST :heart:
:iconmirachravaia:

:iconiloveit-plz:

dACompliments :icondacompliments:
It's easy to spread the dA love...
And this group has an awesome way to do it!
Come and See!
Here's a recent example article:
DeviantArt Compliments #83DarkKillerPincess, you are the most beautiful lady I've yet to set my eyes on. Your eyes, sparkle bright like the stars of the night sky and beyond, your hair looks so pretty like silk ribbons twisted to form art, and your art is so wonderful that my heart leaps for joy! I hope I can talk with you more, my lovely princess~! :heart:
KittyKun1999, you are an amazing friend! You are awesome!
From your friend, DarkTailslover1
Celvas has made my time on deviantART so special. Her art is amazing, her heart is huge, and she's just so nice. Even though we don't always talk as much as we used to, I still value her friendship. <3
BloodshotInk is such a fantastic deviant. When I've been feeling down, she's given me a few words to get me back up again. She's inspirational, I just wish there was more I could do to show her this!
poeknowsprose is fantastic. I've seen her writing ability improve so much over the time that we've been friends, and she's really helpe
DeviantART Compliments #82Avariah OwO you are awesome, and amazing. kind and sweet. good at animating, drawing, and teaching people. you're a great friend ^^ fun to be around and sooo much more ^^  I have sooo much to say but I don't know how to say them X'3 I wuv youuuuu <3
~Ivy
ASK-COLE-THE-NINJA-0 ;-; WHY YOU AT BOOT CAMP?!?! you are an awesome friend. you might not even remember me. but you were soo awesome and funny. *glomp*  
~Ivy
matticole-027 you haven't been talking to me...so I'm assuming you don't know who I am...even when you're on I don't get responses from you ;n;...I know you've been banned by your mom but again when you sneak getting on you never talk to me...I guess all I can say is that you were an amazing friend. a great artist as well. I miss you <3
~Ivy
RunawayFantasy give your awesomeness. Please. :3
SimplySilent is a really lovely person to know and always has a kind, caring word to say about others, to say nothing about her involvemen


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Other Great Active Groups to Consider Joining,
and participating in their wonderful activities!

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:iconcapturethecats:

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

:bulletblack: The South Coast Humane Society here, on the SW Coast of Oregon continues to keep me very busy... I do the photo shoots of the animals for Adoptions for the "Adopt-a-Pet" sections of the areas' newspapers, plus I do post edits on the photos, and they are uploaded to their page at Petfinder.com. Many of those end up on their fb page, too. I share just a very FEW, of these same photos with you here on dA! :heart:

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.
of THE SHELTER PROJECT:
: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
:iconpurplekittyplz:

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!  
:iconlovetigerplz:

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

:icondoggyplz: :new: New Events & Fundraising:icondoggyplz:

We have had some positive changes at the shelter itself, recently. Due to this I am able to help more, and do more in the way of fundraising through "The Shelter Project"!
:iconcatlaplz:

Recently, we had our First Annual Valentine's Pet Photo Shoot at the Shelter, and I was the photographer of course, and the event was successful, and so we plan to do it again next year! Of course, this was direct 100% donations, and not through my own fundraising, but I did get free advertising, and so, for example I secured another shoot right away, which will actually occur AT the shelter, also, and I will donate a part of the proceeds, as this one WILL be through "The Shelter Project" :la:

:new: So, Anyway, I have recently had a fundraiser APPROVED:
A "Tea Photography OPEN HOUSE on behalf of THE SHELTER PROJECT" :excited:

It will be in JUNE, and it will be held AT The Shelter! I am so excited, as I've been wanting to do something like this for a long time! And now that I have lived here for a few years, I actually know a few people by now, and so I think I could actually have some success for the animals, which is my HUGE WISH!!! :fingerscrossed:

I would have as much variety of my jewelry products available, pre-made photo greeting cards, PLUS, framed prints of 11x14, which I am already trying to prepare for, and I also want to include mugs, magnets, (and stickers, pens, & couple of other things I can just use Vista Prints for- I hope.)...
Most ALL of these items to contain images of the shelter animals, and a few to include nature in general.

The only thing is... in trying to obtain the latter products myself... I am truly not sure if I can do it. :hmm:

In the past, I have been donated POINTS :points: through the GIVE BUTTON "on behalf of what you do for THE SHELTER PROJECT", and while so much appreciated I didn't know how to directly help animals with points, so I would give the points to certain groups that were specifically helping animals... :aww:

but now, I do wonder... should I, at long last, begin a POINTS WIDGET, my own self, for this exact fundraising for the animals via "The Shelter Project"? I have always felt so strange about having one on my page! I have analysed it until I am blue in the face, and I haven't quite completely figured it out... :hmm:

Part of me really does want to, because I know that if I really did want to do this, and do it well, that I would need the help, but the other part of me feels like I would be giving into something that I never wanted to use, though I can't totally pinpoint why.

Anyway, I wouldn't even worry if I did have left-overs of whatever, because two months later, I have to do the annual Mutt-Strutt anyway, and that's the whole shelter's BIGGEST fundraiser, and I would like lots more variety of products for that event this year anyway... - and STILL whatever might not sell, there will continue to BE opportunities to sell the products at future events, and AT The Shelter, itself.

So, anyway, I am already thinking about and working on this for BOTH OF THESE *SUMMER* EVENTS, you see. :aww:

Thank you for letting me share. :heart:


:iconcatloveplz::iconcatloveplz::iconcatloveplz::iconcatloveplz::iconcatloveplz:


:note: ALL's Affiliates' PERMANENT features have been on my Profile Page... forever, and ever...  ;)


An Extra 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, donated :points: or something else, or thought of some other creative way to support this Project. :love:

:iconjocelyner:
Petunias for Lois by JocelyneR
Peaceful Red Squirrel by JocelyneRMy Serious Kitten by JocelyneR

:iconlayaboutjoe:
Lan Su Yuan 10 of 33 by LayaboutJoe
Views of Coventry Cathedral 01 of 15 by LayaboutJoePortland Japanese Garden 22 of 28 by LayaboutJoe

:iconmirachravaia:
Zero gravity morning by MirachRavaia
Fangorn Pub by MirachRavaiaPractical present by MirachRavaia

:iconphilippel:
The Eyes of the Stalker by philippeL
Clash of Warm and Cold Colors by philippeLFierce by philippeL

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.
:iconlovetigerplz:

: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:

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS KEPT AND MAINTAINED PROMOTIONS & OF THE SHELTER PROJECT ON THEIR JOURNALS OR PROFILE PAGES! THIS IS MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER EXPECTED! :heart: :heart: :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: fav.me/d3cxhwn . While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter! :heart:

:iconiloveit-plz:
: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:

:iconlovetigerplz::iconlovetigerplz::iconlovetigerplz::iconlovetigerplz::iconlovetigerplz:


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


:iconcakecookieplz: Some Super-Belated B-Days from January & February, as many as I was able to keep track of, backwardsly, (is that a word?), and a few from the beginning of March, that I know of. (I am bound to miss a few people... and that's awful- but, PLEASE know it is NOT intended at all.) :iconcakecookieplz:

:bulletred: :cake: JANUARY:

:iconjankolas:
Black King by jankolas

:iconstygma:
My art by Stygma

:iconwindinthecoffeecup:
Day 18 by WindInTheCoffeeCup

:icondeb-e-ann:
Retro Bluebell by Deb-e-ann

:iconlnp:
lovely present by lnp

:iconmeljoy68:
Cinquain 7 Renewed by meljoy68

:iconwolfiedeviant:
Evidence of rough waters by WolfieDeviant

:icongryffgirl:
Luna and Mina by Gryffgirl

:icongrantsaylor:
In The Details by grantsaylor

:iconcliveblake:
Nuff Said WBCP -Wedding poem-poetry -Weddings by CliveBlake

:iconi-am-lady-timeless:
As Above So Below by I-Am-Lady-Timeless


:bulletorange: :cake:  FEBRUARY:

:iconcatluvr2:
Bucket O' Lols by catluvr2

:iconwingsofdragons:
All That Glitters by wingsofdragons

:iconminipia:
Let me be your Valentine by Minipia

:icondragonflyandromeda:
Golden drops by DragonflyAndromeda


:iconnikonoclaste:
Bonjour/Good morning, Lanaudiere ! by Nikonoclaste

:iconc0mpassion:
Isfish Energy by C0MPASSION

:iconfunkichkn:
sparkle seeker by funkichkn

:icongigi50:
Rainbow frost by gigi50

:iconcreativemikey:
v a r i a t i o n s by creativemikey

:iconastralseed:
The damn cat is at it again! by Astralseed

:iconcowboyb0b:
On a Bed of Sweet Surrender by cowboyB0B

:iconcatch---22:
Moon River by catch---22

:iconfireflyphotosaust:
Stockton Ripples by FireflyPhotosAust

:iconjolabrodnica:
The Cheetah by jolabrodnica

:iconste-liana:
Morning by ste-Liana

:iconcyphervisor:
Progress Bar (for Custom box) by CypherVisor

:icondeviantteddine:
Do you mind ? by DeviantTeddine

:iconwintersmagic:
Tarot-Justice by wintersmagic

:iconsavagefrog:
Tree earrings (SOLD) by SavageFrog

:iconanj3lla:
Virtuous by Anj3lla

:iconceleste1528:
Guide by celeste1528


:bulletyellow: :cake: Beginning of MARCH:

:icontomkilbane:
fishing at sundown by TomKilbane

:iconhermione75:
Sunset sunrise by Hermione75

:iconcelticpath:
love is love. NCOD FB cover by celticpath

:iconmiarath:
2th Advent 2013 by Miarath

:iconhrwphotography:
This Girl's Smile by HrWPhotography

:iconblueanomis:
M Y L O by BlueAnomiS

:iconpassion4photos:
Sunflower III by Passion4Photos

:iconmirachravaia:
The Singing River by MirachRavaia

:iconcmac13:
tyelca trade by Cmac13


:iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:
WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR NEW YEAR! :party:
[ 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!

:iconannissina:
She's The One by Annissina

:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
The light at the end of the path by surrealistic-gloom

:iconelissandranne:
White on White by ElissandrAnne

:iconblueivyviolet:
pretty yellow flower by BlueIvyViolet

:iconlacedshadowdiamond:
Bittersweet (18.10.13) by LacedShadowDiamond

:iconriemea:
The FallenYou fell from the moon
                          stars
                             sky
             
           (into the)        sun, burning
your vows
         
             a   t
                    r
                     a
                        i
                          l
                             of bitter feathers,
the moon a  p a l e  witness
of your demise--    


:iconminipia:
Napping time with teddy by Minipia

:iconsesam-is-open:
Talking About You And Me by sesam-is-open

:iconprimalfuryan:
Happy Valentine's Day by primalfuryan

:icontinylaughs:
Wish on the Moon [Colored] by tinylaughs

:iconcelestialmemories:
Strangely BeautifulEven the city knows
that the leaves are changing (us);
and all it took
were endless snowflake kisses.
If I should forget
our lost memories between the sofa cushions,
then we are the real monsters
fishing for stars with our head in the clouds.
These tendencies show me your human ascension--
because we've never been experts on anything else. 


:iconfartytreefrog:
Thank you my friend! :rose:

:iconmaska13:
Arcade by maska13

:icongeak-of-nature:
Source of All Wonder by Geak-of-Nature

:iconarte-de-junqueiro:
Welcome by Arte-de-Junqueiro

:iconshinyheels:
The sun is new each day by ShinyHeels

:iconlust0fadeeperpain:
Twin Firs by Lust0fADeeperPain

:icontigles1artistry:
Lady In A Hat... by Tigles1Artistry

:iconpagan-live-style:
Two of a kind by pagan-live-style

:iconduzetdaram:
Deeply by duzetdaram

:iconyanagi-no-yume:
Afternoon leisure by Yanagi-no-Yume

:icongigi50:
The lonely coconut by gigi50

:iconjennystokes:
Peace and Reconciliation by jennystokes

:iconjulianasgrandma:
Happy Birthday Martha by JulianasGrandma

:iconsnoogaloo:
Fairy ice by snoogaloo

:iconprettyflour:
Masterpiecea Monet sunset
dotted along the canvas
with clouds by Van Gogh


:iconlulupoo:
More Snow by LuLupoo

:iconcarolynym:
Haystacks by CarolynYM

:iconcorvidae65:
Rusty, but Runs by Corvidae65

:iconiluvbiscuit2:
M for Meggie by Iluvbiscuit2

:iconethereal-dancer:
Aerlona Decides by ethereal-dancer

:iconblueanomis:
All Grown Up by BlueAnomiS

:icontwins72-stocks:
Gothic Women-1 by Twins72-Stocks

:icondanaanderson:
Red and White by DanaAnderson


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

    


Special Random Artist Feature!

:bulletorange: Special Random Talented Artist Features Began in March 2009!! :boing:
In over four years that I've been doing this certain type of feature, I've finally featured over ONE-HUNDRED Artists... and onward we go... > ... >
:new:  The 118th Special Random Artist goes to my creative, talented friend grantsaylor :icongrantsaylor:
Here's a small sample of his wonderful work:
Forgotten Dog License by grantsaylor1950 by grantsaylor
High Five! by grantsaylorYakuza Den by grantsaylor

Please go visit his page: :heart:

Criteria:
:bulletblue: Active on dA for 1 year or more.
:bulletblue: 10K page views or less.

Wanna spread some happiness by NamedaPAY IT FORWARD by luffsfromafriendEncourage others stamp by Ramen27

Page views alone do not necessarily reflect levels of creativity & talent. I think there's a lot of wonderful art/artists out there who just haven't been seen enough.
[For all the immense support and generosity that I have received since being on dA, I Pay it Forward ...]
:rose::heart:





Design and CSS by sukoto-san
Photograph by Tea Photography

Delights of December

Journal Entry: Tue Dec 17, 2013, 6:57 AM
My Gallery l Watch Me l Note Me


1. Gifts
2. Personal NOTE
3. Last Month's "Attitudes of Gratitude" Project
4. Special Groups & Other Special Info.
5. "The Shelter Project" PLUS, EXTRA Special Thank You's
6. B-Day Features, PLUS Said & Did Features
7. 115th Special Random Feature!!
8. Special Edition Feature: Edited to "Holiday Greeting Cards"


:painter::pencil::camera:

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

I realize that December is half over... nevertheless, I wish all of my dearest friends (AND family, should they see this) all of the Delights of December, that could ever be possible! :heart:
Sending you all my love across various directions of miles, all over the planet. :earth:


:iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconxmaslightsplz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconxmaslightsplz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconxmaslightsplz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconxmaslightsplz::iconstocking-wishes-plz:

:icongift1plz: GIFTS :icongift1plz:

:thanks: Thank you to my new talented friend :iconc0mpassion: for: Dancing With the Light by C0MPASSION :rose:
It ended up being a gift-commission through dAWishingWell and it couldn't have turned out more glorious!
Please visit more beautiful work, HERE: ladycompassion.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my really sweet friend :icontherafflesia: for: The beauties of life... by TheRafflesia :rose:
What an honour to be a part of one of my favourite subjects in Nature. Not much more beautiful!
Please visit her amazing work HERE: therafflesia.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my awesome friend :iconannissina: for: It's Christmas... by Annissina :rose:
Oh my gosh!! She is so multi-talented! Hers was my first actual-in-the-mail holiday card this year,
and it is hand-made!! A paper-craft called "quilling"! She is SO good at it! Mine's the one on the left!
Please visit her sensational work HERE: annissina.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my dearest friend :iconsurrealistic-gloom: for: By The River by surrealistic-gloom :rose:
The timing was great, as the peacefulness and serenity of this lovely scene is wonderful for me!
Please visit her fantastic work HERE: surrealistic-gloom.deviantart.… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my lovely friend :iconelissandranne: for: Happy Halloween 2013 by ElissandrAnne :rose:
I was late to find it... nevertheless, the truth is the timing was actually perfect! :D
I love and adore it, so very much! It's just so charming and delightful!
Please visit her other phenomenal work HERE: elissandranne.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:iconshinyheartplz:


:iconwhiteflowerplz: Personal Note :iconwhiteflowerplz:

I was supposed to have left already... but so much has piled up, (in so many ways), that I just haven't been able to do it, so I am quite behind. So. My last day on dA and the internet WILL be this TUESDAY night, PST, but more likely WEDNESDAY NIGHT PST, at the very latest, but I WILL be gone by then.
:star: I plan to return by: JAN. 6th or 7th, 2014! :star:
There will be A LOT in the way of changes I will be making for our Members and Admins., at Unframed-Nature.
But anyway, I always NEED to, and therefore take time off from ALL things at this time of year.
During that nearly 3 week period, I will at least check email, from time to time. :aww:

That being said, besides just needing to anyway, I just wanted to say... without really saying anything, (because there's really just no time or space for it, and I'm just exhausted, anyway...)
that December is supposed to be full of Delights! And... it IS! Delights are all around, for the having, the taking, the creating, the giving... but as many of us also know, with December's holidays, sometimes December, and just after, is also a very difficult time. I don't want to make this, or this whole entry which I've work on for POSITIVE :nod: to be a downer in ANY kind of way, so I don't want to say too much. Just that, I'm over here, and I really really want to feel those delights of December that I'm physically putting myself through the motions with... but sometimes a lot of stuff happens, like one thing after another, big or little, and you don't have a chance to recover before the next... I get to feeling overwhelmed and like my head is spinning,
but my overall point is, if I'm having trouble with delightfulness right here and now, in front of me, because of this and that, which is so immediately in my face, then I have to try harder... play the Christmas music louder, laugh a little harder, breathe a little slower, stop and look and listen- and find, then, just where ARE those delights, if they aren't where I had hoped or wanted them to be... or CREATE those delightful moments for myself or someone else... I'm old enough by now, to know I can't control the hand of cards my family is, or that I'm dealt... but I *can* control how to play *my* hand- even if I fold and walk, at least I'm not just sitting there wallowing.

I just had to get that out... and *that* is a good & positive thing. :nod:
Let us, indeed, enjoy the DELIGHTS OF DECEMBER!

:iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconxmaslightsplz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconxmaslightsplz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconxmaslightsplz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconxmaslightsplz::iconstocking-wishes-plz:


:iconawwloveplz: Last Month's: "Attitudes Gratitude" Project! :iconawwloveplz:
Last month, in November's Special Edition section, which is always located near the bottom, the theme was "Attitudes of Gratitude" and a little project came with it! :D
My incredible friend Lily Annissina participated most enthusiastically, and this is what she came up with,
as examples of what she is THANKFUL FOR:
:bulletblack: FAMILY, including the belief that their dog is part of the family, of course! :love:
Alex by Annissina
:bulletblack: The beauty of NATURE, especially where she's from.
One Way by AnnissinaPeaceful by Annissina
:bulletblack: ART, like FOOD & MUSIC, for example, but many more types, too.
food 8 by Alvin-BakeFisheye Placebo: Electric Violin by yuumei

Lily also ended up writing a very remarkable journal entry on the subject "Attitudes of Gratitude":
:heart: Attitude of Gratitude - My StoryHello, my dear friend and watchers. :heart:
I haven't really told you about myself, and I think it's time to share. :) As suggested by my dear friend Gaby synconi, here's a little review of my time on DeviantART, including some real-life milestones and highlights.
I joined dA on 31st August, 2008. Back then I was obsessed with Disney films and loved drawing some of the hairy characters   as well as some of my favourite anime characters.
Only a couple of weeks had passed before I stumbled across the beautiful works of the lovely Satu magnusti78 who got me hooked on fractaling by January 2009. She was like a mentor to me when it came to fractals, but also became a really good friend and I still cherish her as much.
Back then I also became an Admin. at the group :iconfractaldreams: which really inspired me to make fractals and I really enjoyed it. I took part in a RoundRob
:heart:
It's really amazing, and I felt proud of her for having the courage to write it. :heart:
On the other hand, Lily is a strong and lovely young lady, and I am proud to be friends with her.

For all of her grand involvement and participation in this Project,
I have surprised her with a small token of 20 :points:

Lily, I will always be grateful that I met you on dA! :heart:


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

Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
is my main group!
December's THEME: "Snowy or Holiday PET"
It ends: JAN. 5th
Read about it, AND ENTER HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
HAVE FUN!
:iconsantalaplz:

Other recent Articles:
:iconflower-plz: November's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWS    
:note: As I no longer send out notifications for these particular articles, I regret that many people likely do not realize that they've been featured in our monthly events. I really am sorry for that.  I don't do the monthly notifications anymore, due to severe lack of time. The best I can do, is simply link the previous TOP SUBS News Article, with the current one, so here was October's TOP Subs:

Now on to NOVEMBER'S....
:icondrumroll-plz:
Welcome to October 2013’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
:iconhappysunplz:
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fantastic
Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Without you, we just simply wouldn’t be here. :aww:
:ic
:iconflower-plz:
:iconflower-plz: Winner's Interview AND Special Thank You's:iconribbonblueplz: First Place Winner's Interview from :iconunframed-nature: :iconribbonblueplz:
Wolfy Wolf-Smith :iconwolfyroid: was our :trophy: FIRST PLACE WINNER :trophy:
for Unframed-Nature's "The Strangest and Spookiest Tree" Contest,
with this most fabulous piece:
:trophy: :trophy:
The WHOLE Winners' Article, is available, HERE:
:icontreehuggerplz: :icontreehuggerplz:
We thank all the participants, Admins., and Judges, who participated and worked hard on this contest!
:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:
As one of Wolfy's promised prizes, the following is an interview with him, on behalf of the group, hosted by me, your Founder, which I found to be extremely interesting, and really wonderful, and I hope you'll have a chance to share in it, to learn more about this outstanding Artist! :heart:
:bulletpurple: TEA: First of all, we at :
:iconflower-plz:

:new: We've been actively looking for NEW Admins. recently
as we've been having a few changes in our current team.
:note: Our application only LOOKS formal, but is NOT:
:icongrouphugplz: Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
Introduction
Before you apply, please know that volunteering for a large and active group here on dA, such as Unframed-Nature is a real and true commitment, which will take up some of your time on at least a weekly basis, maybe more.
Unframed-Nature is special in many ways, but from an Administrative view point, it is very special because we have always had good luck with our current Administrators, most of which have been with the Group, as Administrators, for a very long time.
We are a very friendly Team, both with each other, and with the Members, as well. This means when we do have to decline works, we do give a reason, and we are friendly about it.  It means, that upon occasion if there is something that we disagree about within the Admin. Team, we disagree nic
:icongrouphugplz:
Simply answer what you can or what you WANT, and send to ME, in a NOTE,
IF interested! :la:
AND, Welcome and Congrats! ...to our NEWEST Team Member:
:iconjewel-firefly:
It's THAT cold by Jewel-Firefly

Also our Group's Points :points: Account is HERE:
:pointr: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:

Thank you to ALL, who have EVER donated! YOU ROCK!!!
:iconrbheartplz:

InspirationStation1 :iconinspirationstation1:
This is a lovely and VERY inspirational group! :heart:
CONTEST: "These are a Few of My Favourite Things!"
:iconsnowflakeplz: :thumb418812318: :iconsnowflakeplz:
It is ending soon, so.... :eager: :eager: :eager:

stopBSL :iconstopbsl:
This great educational group about "The Love of All Dog Breeds"
has been on dA for a long while now!
They also support animal adoptions, in general! :aww:
RECENT ARTICLE:
Featuring November's !RARE! Breed of the MonthInfo, Rules & Guidelines || stopBSL FAQ || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || !RARE! Breed of the Month Features
Welcome to Our !RARE! Breed of the Month Feature!
January’s !RARE! Breed of the Month
February’s !RARE! Breed of the Month
March's !RARE! Breed of the Month<

:iconlilplz: :iconwalkingcatplz:

DevNews :icondevnews:
This is a positive Group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way!
From the Group directly:
December at devNews
DevNews Deviant and Group of the month, December 2013:
Deviousness
Nyx-Valentine arrived in our community and started whipping everyone into a frenzy with her relentless desire to bring the Artistic Nude and Fetish galleries to the fore. 9 years later, and it's safe to say that Nyx is not only a leader as a photographer in these galleries, but she has also established herself as a much saught after model. Nyx-Valentine's gallery is filled to the brim with innovative examples of ways in which the human form can be used to express many emotions, thoughts and feelings in a creative way, and Nyx always goes out of her way to empower others to experiment

Check out these recent news articles, found within this wonderful group:
What a Great Time of the Year for Holidays!



Happy Holidays AIM icon And I DO mean the GROUP
:iconholidays:! Merry christmas everybody 
Gorgeous Submissions and Invited Deviations from an especially hard-working co-founder poserfan, who has been graciously working extra hard while sis-in-law has been ill (see WDWParksGal for some information on a lengthy illness that went undiagnosed for years).
Christmas Tree And now for just a FEW of the lovely features at Holidays!!!! Christmas La
Passing of Time by Mirz123

Fan Art Fridays: RebootHello and welcome to the 32nd edition of Fan Art Fridays :wave: I'll be featuring 10-15 pieces of fan art, by fandom each week. This week will feature fanart from the show Reboot :la:
Viral Heart by SaraRichard Mouse by Novawuff
If you want to suggest a book/game/anime/cartoon/movie/etc to feature fan art of, please comment here: lyricanna.deviantart.com/journ…
Fan Art Fridays Past Editions
Little thing called TalentLittle thing called Talent
"My name is Marc, my emotional life is sensitive and my purse is empty, but they say I have talent."
Marc Chagall

Eomticon: Butterfly
In general, talent means the skill that someone has quite naturally to do something that is hard, a high degree of ability that a person was born with. It's hard to argue that some people indeed have more of an inherited talent for arts than others. They are able to get to a certain level rather quickly and get a lot of praise along the way. However, relying on talent will only last for so long, there's a point to be reached when nothing but hard work gets you through.
butterflies
"Talent is so loaded a word, so full to the brim with meanings, that an artist might be wise


:pencil: :pencil: :pencil: :pencil:


dAWishingWell :icondawishingwell:
Not only does The Well help grant dA wishes, but we host
various weekly, as well as, monthly events!
Check out some of our weekly events and News:
WishingWell Weekly

Monday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Weary Wednesday | Thursday Greets | Fabulous Fridays | WishingWell Weekly | Point Feature

    
:iconlovelyheartsplz: Welcome to WishingWell Weekly :iconlovelyheartsplz:
Hello Dear Members, Watchers, and Visitors,
WELCOME TO dAWishingWell!
:iconwowplz:
Many :new: NEW :new: & Wonderful Things Have Been Happening! Take a LOOK! :eyes:
    
Check out MONDAY MUSES! :iconlittleheartplz:
:pointr:
I simply adore this activity,
and it's not to late to participate, for the NEXT one!
:ic
Monday MusesWelcome to our activity on Mondays - Monday Muses!
It's all about the artists and artworks that inspire you! :painter:
There are many ways someone can be an inspiration. By displaying inspiring community spirit, or providing helpful resources for example. Or maybe you just stumbled over an amazing artwork that simply knocked you off your feet and inspired you to make something of your own right away.
No matter what it is, we want you to share it!
Simply pick an artist or deviation you find inspiring in some way, and post them in a comment on this journal. Please also include why you chose that artist or artwork.
Your suggestions will be featured next week! :heart:
And look what the awesome a-neverending made:

Totally amazing. :love:
_________
This week's Muses are:
:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :icontherafflesia: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
"Am

Tuesday Treats: I say white, you say...Monday Muses | Wandering WednesdayThursday Greets | WishingWell Weekly


I say white, you say...
Find a deviation to show us what white makes you think of (even from your own gallery) and link it in a comment on this blog! One deviation per member please! Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have the best day ever!

...snow, with an extra hamster


Now this is what's in our space/time capsule:
   
The-Day-After-Thursday GreetsMonday Muses | Tuesday Treats | Wandering WednesdayWishingWell Weekly


:spotlight-left:  Welcome to a late Thursday Greets!  :spotlight-right:
Thursday Greets is a weekly feature of a few of our newest members, in hopes to give them some exposure! Below you will find some of their artwork, their wish, and any interesting going ons that they may have.
Let's meet some of our newest members and spread the love. :heart:
:iconpngsforeveryone: PNGsForEveryone
Artwork
Because of the nature of the art, we can't feature it.
Wish
PNGsForEveryone has no wish listed
News
PNGsForEveryone has no news
:iconnox-noble: Nox-Noble


Additionally, we have about three News Articles/Week, containing WISHES,
that anyone can help to MAKE COME TRUE! :la:

AND... THIS PARTICULAR MONTH... we've been having the event called:
:holly:"The 31 Days of Wishes":holly:
One deviant's WISH is featured for a FULL day... and of course you can look BACK,
in our journals, to continue to help any previous ones to come TRUE!

I would like to focus on TWO examples:
:holly: :icontreo-legigeo: wishes for more exposure of the amazing and completed:
"Two Thousand Word Project":

And this is the project:
:pencil: Posting Begins!Sorry for the lack of posting yesterday, my internet wasn't working. But we continue, never fear, the latest story has been linked at the bottom!
______________________
Here we have it! Posting will be once a day (which may not be once a day for you depending on timezones, though), and into the "Round 1" folder in the gallery. Below, also, is a masterlist which will be updated with links and summaries of each project as they post.
Landing not Falling by greenleo94, art by Treo-LeGigeo with help from TheDarkPathologist
Poems that tell about experiences as a genderqueer lesbian and how people react to it. They are semi-autobiographical, starting off when the main character first starts discovering their sexuality and continuing on through adulthood.
The Underneath by Skull-Killer, art by Ganjamira and YamitheTrixter
A story about a young girl who has a literal monster living in
:pencil:
A sample feature of another work:
Second Street       El stands under muted chrome lights, legs splayed apart and left hip cocked out like the jagged end of a lipstick smear. The soft undercurrent of voices drifts from the club crowd up to the stage, quiet murmured conversations below the chink of glasses and clicks of the mike stand slotting into place. If she listens close enough she can almost hear the bare echoes of a young man's laugh, a woman's soft tinkling sigh, the swell of a family's conversation.
       "All ready," the man before her grunts around the toothpick hanging out the corner of his sun-cracked mouth. El reaches a hand over to tug at the length of color-faded silk knotted around her left wrist, stepping forward to take the place he vacates. The same hand rises to wrap around the cold silver shaft, glossed lips parting as she ghosts them towards the microphone.
       The crowd has dropped in volume, calm falling over the haphazardly arranged three-legged stools and half-rickety tables. It's a quiet she's felt


:holly: :icontinylaughs: wishes for commission exposure to help with medical bills:

Please read her original genuine article HERE:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Medical fund commissionsCommissions are sort of open for the foreseeable future. I planned to return to the clinic for treatment in early April, but that has been delayed indefinitely. I still have medicine/supplement costs and outstanding medical bills to pay. Please note that I may decline any commission request for any reason but you are welcome to inquire, and I will do what I feel comfortable doing.
If you can't commission or donate, please signal boost and help by sharing this with people who can

Commissions are open again! Money earned will go towards paying for medical treatment. I have chronic Lyme disease and severe mold toxicosis, which has left me sick for basically all of my life and particularly the last five years. I have a wonderful doctor in Florida that I have started seeing for several weeks of daily IV treatments, then I come home for a few weeks of break, then go back to the clinic for a few more weeks.  It is a slow, hard journey but it is saving my life. It is ve
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
I have had THIS particular WISH or story of tinylaughs on the TOP/LEFT corner of my Profile Page for a little while by now. I looked further into it, and I have to tell you, that her story touches me greatly... for personal reasons. I wrote more about it on my profile page, and I did indeed commission her... for a little icon!
My dear friend Mel, Arte-de-Junqueiro has also helped! :heart:
I am so happy about that... :happycry: This is obviously very important for this lovely young lady... but it feels personal for me. :happycry: Thank you for your time. :heart:
A sample feature of her work:
Good Night Llama by tinylaughs

:iconcocoheartplz:

deviantHEART :icondeviantheart:
A Group about Love and Positivity!
Here's a few article, projects, initiatives:
I Love, You LoveThis bi-weekly activity aims to encourage you all to share work you love and discover new deviations you might fall in love with as well! :heart:
The concept is pretty simple. Every two weeks on a Thursday I'll share one work from my favourites that fits a certain topic. All you have to do is share a work from your favourites in the comments that falls under the same topic as the one I shared. That topic will change each week and is written behind the 'I Love...'; topics can be something like the 'Digital Art', 'Yellow', 'Flowers' etc. You and your suggestions will get featured the next week.
Some basic rules:
:bulletred: Please look at the 'I Love...' to see what the theme of the week is (e.g. if it says 'I Love... Flowers' link a deviation that has something to do with flowers, if it says 'I Love... Yellow' link a deviation that has to do with yellow/has yellow in it and so forth.)
:bulletred: Use :thumbcodes: to link your sugg
International Day of People With DisabilitiesDecember 3rd, for twenty-one years, has been International Day of People With Disabilities and every year strives to promote the understanding of a person with a disability. The day raises awareness to their rights, well-being, and even dignity. While this day may not be well known, the message of this very important day should not be forgotten or overlooked. 
There is no difference between a person with a disability and a person without, they deserve equal treatment and equal consideration in all aspects of life. 
"Equality is the soul of liberty; there is, in fact, no liberty without it." -Frances Wright
There are many groups here on deviantART who support and promote art made by people with disabilities:  
:iconepilepsy-awareness::iconshatterthestigma::icondisabilityisability::iconspreading-awareness:
And for the day I would like to feature some amazing deviants with disabilities (feel free to click links for more information on the disability):
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PetPicks :iconpetpicks:
A great group about PETS and Nature!
They are STILL voting in their contest:
petpicks.deviantart.com/journa…

And their weekly activity:
Picture of the Week!Here's our new Picture of the Week!
by :iconequine-images:

:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
Others in the poll:



Sombra. by nettocastro
Muddy Beauty by DYWPhotography Kindness Emanates by TeaPhotography


To help this lovely group maintain their SuperGroup status
AND host contests in the future, PLEASE
consider donating POINTS :points: HERE:
windinthecoffeecup.deviantart.…
Thank you so much to those who donate!
:thanks:

:icondoggyplz:

dACompliments :icondacompliments:
It's easy to spread the dA love...
And this group has an awesome way to do it!
Come and See!
Here's a recent example article:
DeviantART Compliments #68I want to thank dingle765 for really putting 100% effort into Aiming-For-The-Stars She's trying so hard to make the group work, and I wish her the best of luck. It's such a great idea, and allows artists to come together and learn new techniques. Even though I'm one of the 'teachers/helpers' I still think I'm going to come to group lessons to learn new techniques.
Thank you dingle! And thank you whispering-breez for founding the group. 
Couldn't do it without you two
Love,
SilverSummerSong
ShadAlex1011 It's because of you that I'm still here right  now, and its the reason I vow to make you stronger and  to help you through all hardships.  It breaks  my heart to hear how  you're treated at home and even at school.  When you told  me  you  loved me, I knew I had found  the right friend. But you're more than just  a friend to me. You're my girlfriend, and I'll always love you.  
Skittles.... ;)
:devc


To donate points to their group:
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Other Great Active Groups to Consider Joining,
and participating in their wonderful activities!

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:bulletblack: The South Coast Humane Society here, on the SW Coast of Oregon continues to keep me very busy... I do the photo shoots of their animals for adoptions for "Adopt-a-Pets" and "Pets-of-the-Week" for the newspapers, plus I work on the photos for the animals and upload them to their page at Petfinder.com. The same photos go their fb page. I share SOME, of these same photos with you here on dA! :heart:

It's always busy! :nod:


:iconcatearsplz: The Shelter Project! :iconcatearsplz:
: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.
of THE SHELTER PROJECT:
: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
:iconpurplekittyplz:

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

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


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU'S! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
The following artist on dA, made her 2nd purchase on behalf of "THE SHELTER PROJECT", in the form of a CUSTOM ORDER, (which I would be more than happy to try to accommodate especially for those who are already Affiliates of the Project.)

:iconawesome43: custom ordered & purchased: sta.sh/022le4u73s8d
& close-up: sta.sh/01r6izgxaran which came with a matching ring, that you can see in the first one.
I never had time to edit/upload these photos, so that's why I just put them in Sta.sh real quickly.
A feature of her work:
Little friends by awesome43Magic moment by awesome43
Nature's Bounty by awesome43

The following artist on dA, made her 2nd purchase on behalf of "THE SHELTER PROJECT"!!!

:iconstygma: purchased: 4,000 Critters! by TeaPhotography :heart:
A feature of her work:
Sunset Bliss by StygmaAqua by Stygma
Play with me! by Stygma

The following artist on dA, just made his 2nd purchase on behalf of "THE SHELTER PROJECT"!!!

:iconarte-de-junqueiro: purchased: Wonderful World by TeaPhotography for dearest Teresa :icontigles1artistry:
A feature of his work:
Mk II Jag by Arte-de-Junqueiro
Walking the dog by Arte-de-JunqueiroOn my best behaviour by Arte-de-Junqueiro

:note: I don't usually report anything outside of dA, except perhaps the annual local MUTT STRUTT event, (August)
but the Holidays have been  busy... as I also had three other jewelry orders and six rather large holiday greeting card orders. I'm mentioning this, because while I've obviously been extra busy in a short period of time, this is SUPER news for "The Shelter Project"!
By this end of this week, I will be delivering the total donations collected from this past year of 2013, to
South Coast Humane Society by way of "The Shelter Project".
As many of you who know this 3.5 year old Project by now, you probably already know the donations are 25% of all work completed during the year from orders made. Where did the rest of it go? As you may also recall, the rest goes back into "The Shelter Project" to keep it running. Materials that it takes to create hand-made creating cards as well as hand crafted jewelry material, are BOTH, are quite expensive. Unfortunately, I would not be able to fund any such project, if I did it any other way. It is actually how such a project came to be, when, more than four years ago, my financial situation had changed completely, dramatically, and permanently, and I became unable to directly donate monetarily to the animals that I was also volunteering with. As a result, such an idea to work for donations, came into fruition... and the rest, as they say is history...
BUT, most importantly, is the NOW, and the FUTURE:

I will be donating YOUR DONATIONS, from 2013, this week, in the TOTAL AMOUNT of $180.00 USD !!
:squee: :la: :squee: :la: :squee: :la: :squee: :la: :squee: :la: :squee: :la: :squee:

(This does NOT include the actual DAY of The Mutt Strutt in August, from the locals, which I had to turn in THEN- $150, but,
It does include the subsequent business that I did get FROM that day... :) )

Anyway, If you do NOT think this is a lot, IT IS!  

WHY? ~Because in the two previous years, the amounts were $70.00 and $80.00!

However, I would like to set a goal for 2014, with the hopes to stretch the total 25% amount up to $200.00!

What do you think???

Can we do it???? :D :nod: :D :nod: :D :nod:

Oh, and so one more thing though, I did want to mention that about 62% of that $180.00 is from my purchasing Affiliates of 2013 here on dA! :omg:

THUS CONCLUDES THIS YEAR'S DONATION REPORT ON "THE SHELTER PROJECT" :la:

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:note: Everyone's PERMANENT features have been on my Profile Page... forever, and ever...  ;)


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

:iconlayaboutjoe:
Lan Su Yuan 27 of 33 by LayaboutJoeMy Hermitage 1 of 12 by LayaboutJoe

:iconmirachravaia:
Ainulindale - animation by MirachRavaiaTo the West by MirachRavaia

:iconartbycher:
Euphoria by ArtByCherExhale 1.3 by ArtByCher

:icontigles1artistry:
Happy Birthday Shlomit... by Tigles1ArtistryPeace Upon You.... by Tigles1Artistry

:iconphilippel:
Watercolor Chipmunk by philippeLRhino by philippeL



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.
:iconlovetigerplz:

: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: If Only- 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:

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO HAS KEPT AND MAINTAINED PROMOTIONS & OF THE SHELTER PROJECT ON THEIR JOURNALS OR PROFILE PAGES! THIS IS MORE THAN I COULD HAVE EVER EXPECTED! :heart: :heart: :heart:

:note: The EXTRA Special THANK-YOU Features for DIRECT PURCHASES, are also on the Profile Page, on the Left-side.

: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: fav.me/d3cxhwn . While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter! :heart:

:iconiloveit-plz:
: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:

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B-DAYS! :cake: ...Plus, Said & Did Features!


:iconcakecookieplz: *SOME* B-Days from END of November...and as many December Birthdays through the first MOST of this month, that I either know of, or can manage... (I am bound to miss a few people... and that's awful- but, PLEASE know it is NOT intended at all.) :iconcakecookieplz:

:iconchuckie-t:
Wild Flower.2 by Chuckie-T

:icontanya1123:
My Mandala (Studio Art Project) by Tanya1123

:iconcaddman:
Sprit Dreams_02 by caddman

:iconmustafasezer:
EMPTY BENCH by MustafaSEZER

:iconeyeofsnowleopard:
Jacky and Jill pose by eyeofsnowleopard

:iconsubhankar-biswas:
TFF3 - Sleek by subhankar-biswas

:iconseven-s:
Four Seasons by seven-s

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:icondragonschest:
QUESTION OF THE DAY by DragonsChest

:iconnewcastlemale:
Jedburgh Abbey 2 by newcastlemale

:iconwdwparksgal:
CC by WDWParksGal

:iconlenslove78:
:bigthumb420232013:

:iconst2wok:
down to hell by st2wok

:iconluciaseriin:
Silky Taitu by LuciaSeriin

:iconkerofirestar:
My heart's on the loose. by KeroFirestar

:icon5starcountdown:
:bigthumb419384056:

:iconsuezn:
Swatting Strings by suezn

:icontinylaughs:
Simone's Winter by tinylaughs

:icongillianivy:
Little Grackle by GillianIvy

:iconjaylphotography:
Jmulbed by JayLPhotography

:iconwellgarth:
Marco by Wellgarth

:icondandelion-field:
Radiating Warmth by dandelion-field

:iconstumm47:
Mandela by Stumm47

:iconseb-photos:
This photographer looks yummy... ! by Seb-Photos

:iconnoblestallion:
- Ladies~ - by noblestallion

:iconcherishedmemories:
Curious Fae by CherishedMemories

:iconsupersnappz:
Tall Tree's Of Autumn by SuperSnappz

:iconapatchworkproduction:
Peacock Posed In Abstract by aPatchworkProduction

:icontanyabazania: