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Awesomes of August

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


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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 JUNE, JULY, & the first part of AUGUST have been going at least pretty well or better for you, my dear friends (AND family, should they see this), and now I WISH ALL Who May See This, an AWESOME rest of AUGUST!
Sending you all my love across various directions of miles, all over the planet. :earth:


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:icongift1plz: GIFTS from dA Friends :icongift1plz:

:thanks: Thank you to my sweet amazing friend: :iconannissina: for: Pretty in Pink 50/365 by Annissina :rose:
Such soft delicate roses, to put me at ease. Lily is like a little younger sister, but who checks in and looks after me, as much as one can, given such physical distance.
Please visit more of Lily's fabulous work, HERE: annissina.deviantart.com/ :heart:

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

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

:thanks: Thank you to my darling friend and sis: :icontigles1artistry: for: MILES..... MILES OF GREEN... by Tigles1Artistry and 1000 TSURUS FOR MY FRIENDS..... by Tigles1Artistry :rose:
Such a gorgeous, but completely different scenes! Teresa is always brightening my days! She's awesome like that! It is an honour for me to be included in both of these.
Please visit more of her dynamic work, HERE: tigles1artistry.deviantart.com… :heart:

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


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:icongift1plz: A Different Kind of Gift :icongift1plz:

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

PLEASE, CHECK OUT :iconstygma:'s CONTEST:

:pointr: Furry-Tales summer contest 2014 - Closed:spotlight-left: Contest has ended - Results will be announced in a few days! :spotlight-right:
It's time for a new contest!
Actually for two contests in one! One competition will be a Comic and Story contest. The second competition will be an Art and Literature contest.
General rules
Those rules apply for both parts of the contest!
 Deadline for both competitions is August 31, 2014.
 Everybody can enter; you don't have to be a member of Furry-Tales.
 The main subject/character must be feral or anthro (animal, beast-type fantasy creature, beast-type alien, werewolves, ...).
 Humans and humanoids are only accepted as secondary/background characters.
 You can submit any number of deviation your like, in either or both of the competitions, but y
:pointl:

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

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:iconwhiteflowerplz: PERSONAL MESSAGE :iconwhiteflowerplz:

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

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

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


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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
is my main group!
Current THEME: "DOUBLE OR NOTHING, CLOSE-UPS"
Spans TWO MONTHS! :la: Read about it HERE:
VOTE on MAY-JUNE and NEWS!   
Voting on Top Submissions of MAY & JUNE 2014
:icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz::icondoublehugplz:
:iconpocketwatchplz: TIME TO VOTE ON MAY/JUNE's FOUR ORIGINAL FOLDERS :iconpocketwatchplz:
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~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~ HOW to VOTE ~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~
MOST Months We Hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from that time period, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.
:heart: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :heart:
You May Vote on:
:bulletblue: 2 from "Birds, Inverts, Aquats, Repts, Amphibs, May-JUNE'14" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/49433601/Birds-Inverts-Aquats-Repts-Amph

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

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

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

Highlights from dAWishingWell regarding other groups and their wishes:
:icondeviantheart:
Wishes for more participants for the ARKS Kindness Quilt Contest: fav.me/d7natg8
This is another one of my groups, of which I've only been able to be active with in a small roles these days. But it's a fabulous group full of HEART and COMPASSION!!

:iconthe-feature-showcase:
Wishes for more people to join and participate: fav.me/d7u1dyv

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

:iconforthickbeard: wishes for more watchers.

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

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

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

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

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

Other GREAT Random Groups!

:iconprojecteducate:
:iconinspirationstation1:
:iconbestofblackandwhite:
:iconourarea51:
:iconclash-of-the-titans:
:iconseaofsadness-sos:
:iconstopbsl:
:iconcapturethecats:
:iconcat-lovers-group:
 

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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"!!!

: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
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:iconcatlaplz: THE FOUR YEAR ANNIVERSARY WILL BE HERE SOOOOO VERY SOON NOW! :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 all of the potential that we now have, together, to raise the funds for the animals in need, through "The Shelter Project" I am just so amazed!

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

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

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

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

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

You WILL LOVE the idea, and you can still donate HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

I would like to thank ALL future donors in advance... it's really difficult to put into words the extent of what your help truly means, for these ANIMALS IN NEED!
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:bulletgreen: The Upcoming "MUTT STRUTT"! :excited:

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

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

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


:new: The NEW Charitable GALLERY!

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

:iconcameronkobe:
Why Would You Do This? by CameronKobe
Clara and the Clown by CameronKobe DollfriendYour dollfriend was designed for you
Oh, you were starry-eyed
And hoodwinked by a hologram;
No substance was inside.
Your dollfriend dodged your questions and
So you stopped trying to ask.
Spellbound by its attention you
Could not perceive its mask.
Your dollfriend pledged itself to you.
Would you have been dismayed
If you had known it would enact
A decades-long charade?
Your dollfriend did not share with you
Complaints, disputes, or fears
It hid a sickness from you and
Deceived you through the years.
Your dollfriend never left your side
Your love for it was blind
Then you began to lose yourself
Down holes in your old mind.
Your dollfriend dropped its ancient strings.
You shook, supine in bed,
And whispered wide-eyed “Who are you?”
“A puppeteer,” it said.
Essential by CameronKobe

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

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

:iconpallore-m:
Superjail! by Pallore-M
Jeral by Pallore-MPartners by Pallore-MJalen by Pallore-M

:icontigles1artistry:
THE SILK ROAD... by Tigles1Artistry
Subtle Beauty by Tigles1ArtistrySimply a London Sky... by Tigles1ArtistryLondon Memoirs... by Tigles1Artistry

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:iconjessica500:
First Snow by Jessica500
The Fault In Our Stars by Jessica500Chibi Fairy by Jessica500The Same Sun by Jessica500

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:iconartkosh:
LivingAddiction.. by ArtKosh
Coriolanus by ArtKoshYouCheated by ArtKoshRA_hands by ArtKosh

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

:iconezradeacon:
Bell Blooms 1 by ezradeacon
WastelandI shudder in fear as I stare out at the grey wasteland before me.
Dark, ominous clouds roll in from the blackened mountains to the south. Vultures circle high in the distance; ravens line up along the power lines and burnt out buildings like sentries for the portents of doom.
Far below the window the streets are lined with rusted vehicles and litter blows forlornly in the wind. The majority of the windows, of both vehicles and buildings alike, are shattered and broken; the glass shards lie glinting dully across the pavement and streets.
As I stare at the bleak scene before me a slight movement to my left suddenly catches my attention. I quickly crouch down, not wanting to be seen myself but still able to catch glimpses of whatever is moving in the street below. Whatever it is, its moving very slow yet purposefully. As if its looking for something.
Everyday MagicEveryday Magic
Is the dawning of a new day;
That first ray of sunshine
Bursting through the window to warm your soul.
Everyday Magic
Is that first deep breath
On a cold, frosty morning
As you walk through the snow in the dead of winter.
Everyday Magic
Is the laughter of a child
As they stare in awe
At the beauty of a butterfly floating on the breeze.
Everyday Magic
Is the bond shared
Between two childhood friends
Reminiscing in the late afternoon sun of a summer day.
Everyday Magic
Is the love of a child.
That warm, soothing feeling
When they say "I love you" and hug you tight.
Everyday Magic
Is knowing that every moment is a gift
That grows in value the more you share it.
DarkSurrounded by darkness
He is dragged
Over the edge
Into the deepest depths.
Eternal torment
Searing his heart
As the force of all evil
Drowns his spirit.
And he is thrown
Into The Fiery Pit
As the screams of the cursed
Burn through his soul
And he falls to damnation.


:iconlightsonluna:
Dancing as the Sun Goes Down by LightsOnLuna
Panes of Glass by LightsOnLuna Because we can't all be starsI feel like glitter
A one shot beauty spot
that's litter the morning after
I'm two shades short of sparkling
Two fades left me failing
To reflect the noon sun
back at it's source
I woke up last night screaming in my bed
and I swore I'd never spend another night alone
You Don't Have to be Wonder Woman...I think these walls are collapsing around me because I'm not smart. I don't think with my head, I think with my hands in terms of what I can make, what I can break, and how to put back together what was previously given up on.
No, I don't always have a steady grip on reality and sometimes my abstract sight, the only one I can really see with, wavers and I'm blind to everything around me. So I feel my way through the thorns and the storms and put my friends in poetry so that way, when they leave, I can still say we're gonna be best friends forever.
It won't really surprise any of you to know that I auditioned to be Wonder Woman. They told me I had great spirit but that cape was way too big and those boots were too tall and I just didn't have the look, you know, that superhero look. But I had great spirit! And if I just stuck around long enough, they were sure I could change the world.
But even if that doesn't quite work out, even if the world is exactly the same fifty year


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

:iconalesham:
The Tree's PrayerDear Lord,
Don't let the rain wash away the dirt from my roots,
For without it I would have no place to stand
Dear Lord,
Don't let the sun shrivel my roots
For without them I would have nothing with which to stand on.
Dear Lord,
Don't let the axe cleave my trunk
For without it I would not have the will to stand.
Dear Lord,
Don't let the knife sever my branches
For without them my will to stand would break.
But please Lord,
Don't let them burn my leaves
For without them I could not stand at all.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Those who CONTINUE to feature, have featured other times before, or also maintain a Promotion of The Shelter Project on your Profile Page or Journal- Thank you for your ongoing support.
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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: :iconshinyheels: :iconsnoogaloo:
 are ALL there, and will remain there, for their business AND in a few cases, their repeat business of my work. :happycry: :thanks: :rose: :heart: :thanks: :rose: :heart:

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

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


:iconcakecookieplz: A few Belated B-Days from just the LAST bit of JULY, and as many as I can from August... (I am bound to miss some people... and that's awful- but, PLEASE know it is NOT intended at all.) :iconcakecookieplz:

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

:iconbibiarts:
Flambiert by BiBiARTs

:iconsserenita:
Wings of Fire - Queen Scarlett by Sserenita

:icondemonmathiel:
Love by DemonMathiel

:iconartbycher:
The Following by ArtByCher

:iconthegalleryofeve:
Corazon by TheGalleryOfEve

:iconphilippel:
Rhino by philippeL

:icondestroyer77:
Eye Candy or something else? by Destroyer77

:iconsqueek98j:
The Girl Who Waited 1 by Squeek98j

:iconbrian-b-photography:
Last shot of the Day by Brian-B-Photography


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

:iconveeegeee:
Light Speed Mind Travelling by veeegeee

:icondove-51:
Genetically Modified Sunflower by dove-51

:iconiytj:
Canal by iytj

:iconshinyheels:
Late flowers to Your day by ShinyHeels

:iconcanadianry:
Little Red by CanadianRy

:icongolubaja:
The Tree of Life by Golubaja

:iconduzetdaram:
Wonderful Day by duzetdaram

:icontherafflesia:
Warm boquet by TheRafflesia

:iconandaelentari:
my moods are mercurial by Andaelentari

:iconaussie-blonde:
Mr Fry Loves the Fish by Aussie-Blonde

:iconjulianasgrandma:
Happy Birthday Teresa by JulianasGrandma

:iconshirimasen:
Rosemallow by Shirimasen

:icondeskridge:
Sea Turtles by deskridge

:iconjohngiannis:
Panda - Wallpaper* by johngiannis27

:iconarte-de-junqueiro:
Trying to find the path by Arte-de-Junqueiro


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

:iconawesome43:
Little friends by awesome43

:iconannissina:
Chequered Love by Annissina

:icongeak-of-nature:
IMG 2326cc by Geak-of-Nature

:iconlydiarhianne:
This is Mine by LydiaRhianne

:icontrinitysage:
Dream World by TrinitySage

:iconmorningstarskid:
ROWDY by morningstarskid

:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
New Kitty by surrealistic-gloom

:iconvampirbiene:
I'm still here by Vampirbiene

:iconsesam-is-open:
Herald of Spring by sesam-is-open

:iconsilivrentinu:
Glowing Dandelion by SilivrenTinu

:iconbewilderedconfused:
Everyone Needs a Good Friend by bewilderedconfused


:note: This list really is by no means, complete!
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My Own Special Tribute

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

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

I am devastated.

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

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

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

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

Here's some of what I have:
:bulletblue: The Bird Cage: www.amazon.com/Birdcage-Robin-…
:bulletblue: Good Will Hunting: www.amazon.com/Good-Hunting-Mi…
:bulletblue: Mrs. Doubtfire: www.amazon.com/Mrs-Doubtfire-R…
:bulletblue: Aladdin: www.amazon.com/Aladdin-Two-Dis…
:bulletblue: Man of the Year: www.amazon.com/Man-Year-Robin-…
:bulletblue: RV: www.amazon.com/RV-Diane-Michel…
:bulletblue: What Dreams May Come: www.amazon.com/What-Dreams-Com…
:bulletblue: Dead Poets Society: www.amazon.com/Dead-Poets-Soci…
:bulletblue: The Fisher King: www.amazon.com/Fisher-King-Jef…
:bulletblue: Patch Adams: www.amazon.com/Patch-Adams-Tom…

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

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

This is all I can really remember for now.

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

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

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

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

White Angel by sandara
 
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Design and CSS by sukoto-san
Photograph by Tea Photography

Make A Joyful June Unto Thyself

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


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


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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!    
:iconhello3plz::iconhello4plz:
:iconsmileandwaveplz::iconsmileandwaveplz:
: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
:iconoceanplz:
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:
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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 
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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:

:bulletblack:
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:

:bulletblack:
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:

:bulletblack:
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:
:icongrouphugplz:

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:

: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!  
: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: 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!!
:icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz:

: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 CRGPhotography:thumb316126474:
:thumb454197597::thumb440950842:Stuck: 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
:thumb446799963:Happy 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:
:bigthumb399733790:

: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:


: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 AdMalamCrucemNature's Beauty 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 CRGPhotography:thumb436459348:
FEATURING:
:iconsunset-pact:
Wager by Sunset-PactAsk Dy Comics by Sunset-PactPaladin Cover by Sunset-Pact

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:

:iconblowkissteaplz::iconblowkissteaplz::iconblowkissteaplz::iconblowkissteaplz::iconblowkissteaplz::iconblowkissteaplz:


: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!


:iconspreadmoreloveplz:

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.
Update 3: Hi dear friends, meanwhile we have a settled day for the hearing: August 19, 2014. Until that day nothing more will happen. And that means any more news will be after that. Please send us your prayers and good energies that the judge will have a good clear view on the situation and is willing to help us. I am not feeling very positive at the moment because there are other events and issues in my life that add to my current problems. The question how I will be able to pay the rent without taking on new inmates is only one of them. But I trust and courageously go the way of love.
Sorry for not being on DA lately. It's all a bit too
: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:

:iconrbheartplz:



: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: 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:


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


: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

:icondarlenemunro:
Julia Butterfly by DarleneMunro
Birds Crest by DarleneMunroIn My Dream, The Water Is Always Blue by DarleneMunro

: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.
: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: 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 ...]
:rose::heart:





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!
                  :heart:          
:heart::heart:
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            :heart:          
: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:

:iconshinyheartplz:


: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 commissionsNEW commission information can be found here: http://tinylaughs.deviantart.com/journal/Commission-Information-478384284 :pointl:
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:
Wish 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
:thumb434304645:
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:
:iconwelcomesignplz:
:iconlachocoboplz::iconhappykitty-plz::iconlachocoboplz::iconhappykitty-plz::iconlachocoboplz:
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
:bulletblack:
:iconflower-plz:

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:


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:
:pointr:
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: :iconashes-mari3: I did! Really, super talented, indeed! :clap:
:thumb432055422::thumb431234720::thumb425167184:
: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 AudraMBlackburnsArt
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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: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
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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!  
: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:


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: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.
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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 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: