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Amazements of April!

Journal Entry: Mon Apr 7, 2014, 11:36 PM
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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
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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:


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

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

Seriously, where DOES the time go? :XD:

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

Here are the Participants and Their Feature Results:

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

AND

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

AND

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

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

AND

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

AND

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

AND

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

AND

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

AND

:iconlydiarhianne:
Cityscape by LydiaRhianneSmooth by LydiaRhianneGreen Waves by LydiaRhianne
FEATURING:
:iconmaylphotography:
Myosotis by MayLPhotographyGerbera by MayLPhotographyHyacinth by MayLPhotography

AND

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


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

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:iconwhiteflowerplz: PERSONAL MESSAGE :iconwhiteflowerplz:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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


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Help for Lilyas

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

Read The Whole Story

Dear friends,
normally I don't come out if something is wrong. I am that kind of person who deals with their problems on their own. But this time I really need help otherwise I will not make it. So that's why I am reaching out to you.
Learn about my Story
Since a few years I live and work in a house t
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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!
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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
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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!!!
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Other Great Active Groups to Consider Joining,
and participating in their wonderful activities!

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

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

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

This, alone, is always busy! :iconcatlaplz:

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

Thank you to ALL who visited the Information, Celebrated with me, and also who :+fav:'d the THREE YEAR ANNV.
of THE SHELTER PROJECT:
:iconblack-kittenplz: The Shelter Project: Three Year Anniversary!Special Edition News Article:
HAPPY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to "The Shelter Project"!!!

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:iconhurrahplz: As of just this previous August 2013, "The Shelter Project" is THREE Years Old! :iconhurrahplz:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: AND... THIS YEAR "THE SHELTER PROJECT" IS CONGRATULATING ITS dA AFFILIATES!!! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
"THE SHELTER PROJECT" is NOT one person; it's not BECAUSE OF one person, nor is it, or could it EVER BE successful, because of just one single person. For it to be anything AT ALL, of any of the helpful VALUE that it is, and continues to strive for, it takes A TEAM of VOLUNTEERS, who we have called here on dA, "The dA Affiliates of 'The Shelter Project.'"
: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!  
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:note: REMEMBER- South Coast Humane Society here,
DOES welcome The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… as an official fundraiser! :aww:
:boogie: :party:

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

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

To date, I want to thank the first several individuals who have donated :points: points!
I am absolutely delighted, and so grateful... :happycry:
I mean when I think of the potential we have now, together, to raise the funds for the animals in need, through "The Shelter Project" with these two BIG events this Summer,
seeing these first generous donors, have really brought me hope, and, especially during what has been a difficult time, as I've already described, in personal matters.


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

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

 

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

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

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

I would like lots more variety of products for that event this year anyway... - and STILL whatever might not sell, there will continue to BE opportunities to sell the products at future events, and inside The Shelter, itself.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for letting me share. :heart:

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:iconannissina:
Frozen by Annissina
Skyfall by AnnissinaFestive by Annissina

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

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

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

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

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

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

:note: :iconkurios-kat: is there for the OTHER project that we worked on together, where she sponsored the 5-piece set of framed prints of my images for the Shelter, as asked of me by the manager to donate, HERE: fav.me/d3cxhwn . While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter! :heart:

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

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

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


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

:bulletpurple: :cake: Last of MARCH:

:icondavincipoppalag:
Yea..so? by davincipoppalag

:iconsilivrentinu:
Little Blue Star by SilivrenTinu

:iconkmygraphic:
Easter Bunny by KmyGraphic

:iconfrancescadelfino:
Kevatkukka by FrancescaDelfino

:iconmonikabuz:
Climbing to the sky by monikabuz

:iconmarinacoric:
Gazer by MarinaCoric

:iconsmallsofthamish:
Round Robin! by smallsofthamish

:iconvirtud:
learning to fly by virtud


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

:iconfeigenfrucht:
Die Farbe des Fruehlings by feigenfrucht

:iconelissandranne:
Pierrot et Colombine by ElissandrAnne

:icongypsyh:
Woodstock Gems by GypsyH

:iconfashioneyes:
Rays by fashioneyes

:iconspiralofvertigo:
Chande says Hi by spiralofvertigo

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

:iconfrancy-93:
Trapani by Francy-93

:iconriemea:
Coming Back Down 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: ]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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:
Half-Blood Kingdom CSChapter Twenty Nine – Part Seven
This is gonna be easy! As Lowell reaches the field he chuckles to himself and lights up his eyes underneath the blindfold he now wears. Instantly his senses are magnified, and although he can't visually see where his opponent is standing, he has a very good indication of where Dave is, almost like viewing him through thermal imaging binoculars. Lowell digs his feet into the dirt and snow below and takes a long whiff of the cold December air, supplying himself with even more information on his opponent, including the state of his emotions and the extent of his Lightning abilities. Dave still hasn't made a move though, not even an inch. C'mon, this is supposed to look real, damn it! Come at me already! Right on cue, Dave collects a surge of Lightning at his chest. Lowell can tell from its crackling that an attack is imminent, but there is no telling where it will come from just yet. Now we're talkin'! I'm gonna make this look so goo


: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!


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


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

Commissions are open again! Money earned will go towards paying for medical treatment. I have chronic Lyme disease and severe mold toxicosis, which has left me sick for basically all of my life and particularly the last five years. I have a wonderful doctor in Florida that I have started seeing for several weeks of daily IV treatments, then I come home for a few weeks of break, then go back to the clinic for a few more weeks.  It is a slow, hard journey but it is saving my life. It is very costly and insurance does not cover everything, not to mention travel and
: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:
Medical Fundraising - Beakine Adoptables [OPEN] by tinylaughsWish on the Moon by tinylaughsHopes and Dreams by tinylaughs
Froggy Icon by tinylaughsFREE ICON: Red Panda by tinylaughs


:iconshinyheartplz: Special Groups & Info.! :iconshinyheartplz:
:new: :iconwefightfordezi:
I found this new group through dAWishingWell
It's a profoundly loving group to support a talented and inspirational 18 year old girl: :icondedizenoflight:
who is fighting Ewings Sarcoma (bone cancer).
Happy Valentine's Day to Dezi and her Army!Dezi's 1st Day of Chemo is done...
Pray, wish, send positive thoughts... Whatever it is you do, do it. Join us in hoping dedizenoflight doesn't have terrible side-effects from the chemo. She braved her first battle with it saying only, "It feels weird." She is strong, so let's be strong with her. Keep that support coming!
 
 
Speaking of support...
We will be sending a care package to Dezi... Not sure when, but at some point. If you want to make something for her, please just send the group a note or message us on our Facebook page! To keep from the masses having her home address, we will have people ship their creations and a letter to Dezi to one of the admins closest to them who will then ship it on to Dezi and her family. ACEOs, paintings, art prints, crafts, cards, letters... just no food please (or perishables). We already have some gifts incoming: just received a hand crocheted hat with flower for Dezi today! Big thanks t
Care Package Project !Hey guys, :iconRe-Pyper: here!
As many of you know, our strong :icondedizenoflight: has started her big battle.
With such, it's time to finally start our 'Care Package Project'!
As stated here; http://fav.me/d754iuo -- I will be trying my best of visiting Dezi at LEAST, once a month (as I live in the same state).
.: First Package Plan: 1st week of March :.
Everything is to be sent to me, instead of Dezi, to make sure things go smoothly. Along with not having to give her address out. While I have no problem with the address I'm using (as I don't even live there).
[Even things bought online may be sent straight to me, to save shipping cost.]
Dezi's favorite color is purple and she loves Disney Princesses. Her favorite gems/crystals are Rose Quartz and Amethyst. Also letters and art of OCs. Otherwise, a list is being made by Dezi herself. ^^
Need my address? Note me!

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 fluf-studios'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:
Alex-Blaszczynski 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 Alex-Blaszczynski and you will see that he is as generous as he is talented! If you agree, you can suggest him for seniority!
:iconfelizias:
Felizias wishes for seniority!
Lisa has been a deviant for 6 years! She is a di
Wishing Jar 2:1Featuring Memberships, Points, Badges, Contests, Events & Groups! :iconlainloveplz:
I would leave it right there, since that jar is a wish come true in itself :stare: ... But I have some Wishes in this Jar!!! :eager::eager::eager: ... DeviBrigard has been sharing the wishes in her Vegemite jar lately, so a BIG thank you to DeviBrigard :iconlainloveplz: …  I can assure you that when you help granting these wishes, you will feel as
ELEVATED
as when you have a spoon full of that my beloved Nutella!!!!!!!!! :drool: :iconfemalestareplz: So let me show you what we have today in our Wishing Jar!!! :love:
Badges
The following members wish for llamas!!! :happybounce::happybounce::happybounce: … Let’s share the Llama love with them!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconlainloveplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
:iconEndorell-Taelos:
Some of her works ...
   
:iconSserenita:
Some

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

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

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

In this corroded town I will watch it further deteriorate,
because I am the hand behind the game with insanity,
and brutality escalating.
The townspeople will turn amongst themselves with mischievous acts all on their way to hell.
"Glad tidings visitor!
Everything is on sale.
Have at it mysterious drifter,
but please do be careful of what's on the shelves.
A chiming at the door how wonderful!
A scattered disorderly swarm.
I welcome the crowd a
Blush.Beating hearts pound for attention,
Lashes shyly open, and shut.
Uttering words of whispered promises,
Secrets are kept close.
Hugs are dangerous, even if just to say "hello"
Dragon.We're all blowing out our ashes, leaving the air stained with our ink, and the specks that are left over from that powdery residue, floats, because our substance is still burning, and our heartache is smoldering, kindling is hate, seizure becomes love, because within our epileptic fits, a recurrence of the same sad songs, we can't help but stop and think of the ones who did us wrong. The memories are there, stored away inside the mind, and no matter how many times we try to stitch over those walls, a recollection of the past always tends to send such a cold front our way, glacial shadows become engraved, and carved inside our very beings creating, and birthing demons for us to have nightmares over. Discover your dragon, your very own imitation, and turn that reproduction into something monstrous of your own, and blow your fire until nothing but ash escapes those parched lips, because even the worst side of us have the most to give...So, let me hear it, your burning tongue.
:iconcrgphotography: has some great BIG CAT zoo photography! Please see for yourself! :la:
I Feel Her Soul by CRGPhotographySay cheese they said, you look great they said by CRGPhotographyExpression by CRGPhotography
What adorable, lovely work by :iconangelichellraiser:! Go check out her work. :nod:
FA : V-Day RoyalFrost by AngelicHellraiserFA : V-Day Cleon Gift by AngelicHellraiserI'd Carry You Anywhere by AngelicHellraiser
:iconnoellalala: has beautiful work! Please visit her! :clap:
827 by noellalalaPrecious Tea Party by noellalala769 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 Artisan Crafts Monthly Challenge by cakecrumbs[Craft Contest] The Four Elements-Winners! by BlackBlossomJewelry Group Therapy: Knitting-and-Crochet by GrimFace242 Group Therapy: Knitting-and-Crochet by GrimFace242

Art Features- Theme: Digital Art/Animation
Flowers Heart by KmyGraphicFlowers and Butterfly by Nina1love1HUGS FOR ALL OF YOU! by Sugaree33-Art
TYVM for the +fav by MinipiaCommission: Sticky for Vitannyy by SarilainNuzzles and Cuddles by xAshleyMx
Smaller version / phone Screensaver Size yin yang by Smault1Spiral 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
KathrynODriscoll 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


To donate points to their group:
:iconcomplimentsdonation:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:


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

:new::iconwefightfordezi:
:new::iconthe-feature-showcase:
:new::iconclash-of-the-titans:
:iconprojecteducate:
:iconinspirationstation1:
:iconbestofblackandwhite:
:iconourarea51:
:iconmanip-your-music:
:iconseaofsadness-sos:
:iconstopbsl:
:iconpetpicks:
:iconcapturethecats:

: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: New Events & Fundraising:icondoggyplz:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thank you for letting me share. :heart:


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


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:note: :iconkurios-kat: is there for the OTHER project that we worked on together, where she sponsored the 5-piece set of framed prints of my images for the Shelter, as asked of me by the manager to donate, HERE: fav.me/d3cxhwn . While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter! :heart:

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

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

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


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


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

:bulletred: :cake: JANUARY:

:iconjankolas:
Black King by jankolas

:iconstygma:
My art by Stygma

:iconwindinthecoffeecup:
Day 18 by WindInTheCoffeeCup

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

:iconlnp:
lovely present by lnp

:iconmeljoy68:
Cinquain 7 Renewed by meljoy68

:iconwolfiedeviant:
Evidence of rough waters by WolfieDeviant

:icongryffgirl:
Luna and Mina by Gryffgirl

:icongrantsaylor:
In The Details by grantsaylor

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

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


:bulletorange: :cake:  FEBRUARY:

:iconcatluvr2:
Bucket O' Lols by catluvr2

:iconwingsofdragons:
All That Glitters by wingsofdragons

:iconminipia:
Let me be your Valentine by Minipia

:icondragonflyandromeda:
Golden drops by DragonflyAndromeda


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

:iconladycompassion:
Isfish Energy by ladycompassion

:iconfunkichkn:
sparkle seeker by funkichkn

:icongigi50:
Rainbow frost by gigi50

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

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

:iconcowboyb0b:
On a Bed of Sweet Surrender by cowboyB0B

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

:iconfireflyphotosaust:
Stockton Ripples by FireflyPhotosAust

:iconjolabrodnica:
The Cheetah by jolabrodnica

:iconste-liana:
Morning by ste-Liana

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

:icondeviantteddine:
Do you mind ? by DeviantTeddine

:iconwintersmagic:
Tarot-Justice by wintersmagic

:iconsavagefrog:
Tree earrings (SOLD) by SavageFrog

:iconanj3lla:
Virtuous by Anj3lla

:iconceleste1528:
Guide by celeste1528


:bulletyellow: :cake: Beginning of MARCH:

:icontomkilbane:
fishing at sundown by TomKilbane

:iconhermione75:
Sunset sunrise by Hermione75

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

:iconmiarath:
2th Advent 2013 by Miarath

:iconhrwphotography:
This Girl's Smile by HrWPhotography

:iconblueanomis:
M Y L O by BlueAnomiS

:iconpassion4photos:
Sunflower III by Passion4Photos

:iconmirachravaia:
The Singing River by MirachRavaia

:iconcmac13:
tyelca trade by Cmac13


:iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:
WISHING YOU ALL THE BEST IN YOUR NEW YEAR! :party:
[ I am sorry to not include everyone from this time period. It was too hard for me to do.
But I genuinely send out my wishes to ALL who have had, or will have a B-DAY, during this time. :cake: ]

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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

:iconannissina:
She's The One by Annissina

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

:iconelissandranne:
White on White by ElissandrAnne

:iconblueivyviolet:
pretty yellow flower by BlueIvyViolet

:iconlacedshadowdiamond:
Bittersweet (18.10.13) by LacedShadowDiamond

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


:iconminipia:
Napping time with teddy by Minipia

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

:iconprimalfuryan:
Happy Valentine's Day by primalfuryan

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

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


:iconfartytreefrog:
Thank you my friend! :rose:

:iconmaska13:
Arcade by maska13

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

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

:iconshinyheels:
The sun is new each day by ShinyHeels

:iconlust0fadeeperpain:
Twin Firs by Lust0fADeeperPain

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

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

:iconduzetdaram:
Deeply by duzetdaram

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

:icongigi50:
The lonely coconut by gigi50

:iconjennystokes:
Peace and Reconciliation by jennystokes

:iconjulianasgrandma:
Happy Birthday Martha by JulianasGrandma

:iconsnoogaloo:
Fairy ice by snoogaloo

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


:iconlulupoo:
More Snow by LuLupoo

:iconcarolynym:
Haystacks by CarolynYM

:iconcorvidae65:
Rusty, but Runs by Corvidae65

:iconiluvbiscuit2:
M for Meggie by Iluvbiscuit2

:iconethereal-dancer:
Aerlona Decides by ethereal-dancer

:iconblueanomis:
All Grown Up by BlueAnomiS

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

:icondanaanderson:
Red and White by DanaAnderson


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

    


Special Random Artist Feature!

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

Please go visit his page: :heart:

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

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

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





Design and CSS by sukoto-san
Photograph by Tea Photography

Delights of December

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


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


:painter::pencil::camera:

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

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


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

:icongift1plz: GIFTS :icongift1plz:

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

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

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

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

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

:iconshinyheartplz:


:iconwhiteflowerplz: Personal Note :iconwhiteflowerplz:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

:iconlilplz: :iconwalkingcatplz:

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

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



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

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

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


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

...snow, with an extra hamster


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


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


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

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

I would like to focus on TWO examples:
:holly: :icontreo-legigeo: wishes for more exposure of the amazing and completed:
"Two Thousand Word Project":
Meet Treo-LeGigeo!Treo-LeGigeo wishes for more exposure of the completed of the Two Thousand Words project!
:iconTreo-LeGigeo: :iconTreo-LeGigeo: :iconTreo-LeGigeo:




:icongreenleo94: :icongreenleo94: :icongreenleo94:


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


:holly: :icontinylaughs: wishes for commission exposure to help with medical bills:
Meet Musehorse!tinylaughs wishes for commission exposure to help pay some medical bills!

:iconmusehorse: :iconmusehorse: :iconmusehorse:

  

  

Go meet Fireflyers :heart:
:iconfireflyers: :iconfireflyers: :iconfireflyers:

Please read her original genuine article HERE:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Medical fund commissionsCommissions are CLOSED because I am now in Florida receiving treatment. I will be home for a break some time in late February, at which point I will reopen commissions for a limited time. Thank you for your support!
If you can't commission or donate, please signal boost and help by sharing this with people who can!

Commissions are open again! Money earned will go towards paying for medical treatment. I have chronic Lyme disease and severe mold toxicosis, which has left me sick for basically all of my life and particularly the last five years. I have a wonderful doctor in Florida that I will return to in January for several weeks of daily IV treatments. However, it is rather costly and insurance does not cover everything. For more information, updates and to donate to the fund without commissioning artwork, please visit my page here: https://www.youcaring.com/healingchristina
I'll draw basically any animal, though my preference is for equines and cani
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:
I have had THIS particular WISH or story of tinylaughs on the TOP/LEFT corner of my Profile Page for a little while by now. I looked further into it, and I have to tell you, that her story touches me greatly... for personal reasons. I wrote more about it on my profile page, and I did indeed commission her... for a little icon!
My dear friend Mel, Arte-de-Junqueiro has also helped! :heart:
I am so happy about that... :happycry: This is obviously very important for this lovely young lady... but it feels personal for me. :happycry: Thank you for your time. :heart:
A sample feature of her work:
Good Night Llama by tinylaughs

:iconcocoheartplz:

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


:iconiloveit-plz:

PetPicks :iconpetpicks:
A great group about PETS and Nature!
They are STILL voting in their contest:
petpicks.deviantart.com/journa…

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

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



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


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

:icondoggyplz:

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


To donate points to their group:
:iconcomplimentsdonation:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz:

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

:iconbestofblackandwhite:
:iconourarea51:
:iconmanip-your-music:
:iconanimalsoftheworld:
:iconseaofsadness-sos:


:iconrbheartplz:


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

It's always busy! :nod:


:iconcatearsplz: The Shelter Project! :iconcatearsplz:
:iconballoonsplz: Info. From The THREE ANNIVERSARY :iconballoonsplz:

Thank you to ALL who visited the Information, Celebrated with me, and also who :+fav:'d the THREE YEAR ANNV.
of THE SHELTER PROJECT:
:iconblack-kittenplz: The Shelter Project: Three Year Anniversary!Special Edition News Article:
HAPPY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to "The Shelter Project"!!!

:iconlovetigerplz: :iconwalkingcatplz::icondoggyplz::iconblack-kittenplz::iconlilplz: :iconlovetigerplz:
:iconhurrahplz: As of just this previous August 2013, "The Shelter Project" is THREE Years Old! :iconhurrahplz:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: AND... THIS YEAR "THE SHELTER PROJECT" IS CONGRATULATING ITS dA AFFILIATES!!! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
"THE SHELTER PROJECT" is NOT one person; it's not BECAUSE OF one person, nor is it, or could it EVER BE successful, because of just one single person. For it to be anything AT ALL, of any of the helpful VALUE that it is, and continues to strive for, it takes A TEAM of VOLUNTEERS, who we have called here on dA, "The dA Affiliates of 'The Shelter Project.'"
:heart: :earth: :community::community::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::community::community: :ear
:iconpurplekittyplz:

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

What do you think???

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

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

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

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


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


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

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

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

:iconartbycher:
Euphoria by ArtByCherExhale 1.3 by ArtByCher

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

:iconphilippel:
Watercolor Chipmunk by philippeLRhino by philippeL



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

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

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

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

:note: :iconkurios-kat: is there for the OTHER project that we worked on together, where she sponsored the 5-piece set of framed prints of my images for the Shelter, as asked of me by the manager to donate, HERE: fav.me/d3cxhwn . While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter! :heart:

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

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

:iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz: :iconbouquetplz:



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


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

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

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

:iconcaddman:
Sprit Dreams_02 by caddman

:iconmustafasezer:
EMPTY BENCH by MustafaSEZER

:iconeyeofsnowleopard:
Jacky and Jill pose by eyeofsnowleopard

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

:iconseven-s:
Four Seasons by seven-s

:iconthe-lantiis:
Emma BW 5 by The-Lantiis

:icondragonschest:
QUESTION OF THE DAY by DragonsChest

:iconnewcastlemale:
Jedburgh Abbey 2 by newcastlemale

:iconwdwparksgal:
CC by WDWParksGal

:iconlenslove78:
untitled. by LensLove78

:iconst2wok:
down to hell by st2wok

:iconluciaseriin:
Silky Taitu by LuciaSeriin

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

:icon5starcountdown:
Drops of Sea by 5StarCountDown

:iconsuezn:
Swatting Strings by suezn

:icontinylaughs:
Simone's Winter by tinylaughs

:icongillianivy:
Little Grackle by GillianIvy

:iconjaylphotography:
Jmulbed by JayLPhotography

:iconwellgarth:
Marco by Wellgarth

:icondandelion-field:
Radiating Warmth by dandelion-field

:iconstumm47:
Mandela by Stumm47

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

:iconnoblestallion:
- Ladies~ - by noblestallion

:iconcherishedmemories:
Curious Fae by CherishedMemories

:iconsupersnappz:
Tall Tree's Of Autumn by SuperSnappz

:iconapatchworkproduction:
Peacock Posed In Abstract by aPatchworkProduction

:icontanyabazania:
Warwick Castle on July 2 II by TanyaBazania

:iconkerovinblack:
~ Karolinka ~ by KerovinBlack

:iconexsulalchymia:
What A Wonderful Day by ExsulAlchymia

:iconmarthig:
Nelson Mandela - 1918-2013 by marthig


: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!

:iconjocelyner:
Peaceful Mom Squirrel by JocelyneR

:iconladycompassion:
Blue Christmas by ladycompassion

:icontherafflesia:
Once I will find the way out of the darkness by TheRafflesia

:iconannissina:
Crystal Dreams by Annissina

:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
Sunlit Black Bird by surrealistic-gloom

:iconelissandranne:
The Birth of a Fairy by ElissandrAnne

:iconblueivyviolet:
soon to be our new addition by BlueIvyViolet

:iconriemea:
Baby Crocodile by Riemea

:iconsesam-is-open:
Miss December by sesam-is-open

:iconcreativemikey:
Rudolphs Red Rose by creativemikey

:iconcanadianry:
Downey by CanadianRy

:icondavincipoppalag:
Andalucia by davincipoppalag

:iconlucilaleyla:
Come Away With Me by LUCILALEYLA

:iconsamcatt:
Delicate by Samcatt

:icondarkcountess666:
Forget today by DarkCountess666

:icongigi50:
As cold as blue by gigi50

:iconartbybeverly:
The Splendor of Autumn! by ArtBYbeverly

:iconjennystokes:
10mins. - 7pm by jennystokes

:iconjulianasgrandma:
Christmas in my town. by JulianasGrandma

:iconaussie-blonde:
Loving Boy by Aussie-Blonde

:iconshinyheels:
Sweet Embrace by ShinyHeels

:iconcarolynym:
Mo and Moosh by CarolynYM

:iconcorvidae65:
The Westerly Waves by Corvidae65

:icontrippy4u:
Pipe Dream by Trippy4U

:iconsugaree33-art:
Karma by Sugaree33-Art

:iconlust0fadeeperpain:
Masked Beauty by Lust0fADeeperPain


: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 115th Special Random Artist goes to my very talented friend TheDewdropFairy :iconthedewdropfairy:
Here's a small sample of her fantastic work:
I know that soon you must go by TheDewdropFairyEach rose is loved by an Angel by TheDewdropFairy
SnowflakesTiny white miracles fall from the sky
Beauty unseen by the naked eye
Twisting and twirling you dance through the air,
pop on my tongue and trap in my hair.
Softly in silence the wind takes you flying.
I think he must love you, I hear his sad sighing
as you fall from his grasp and float to the ground,
he knows you are crushed though you make not a sound.
One in a million, we're two of a kind,
both lost in the crowd but together we'll find
though you have no future and I have no past
we have but a moment so let's make it last...
Forever.


Please go visit her page: thedewdropfairy.deviantart.com… :heart:

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

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

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


Special Edition Feature: "Holiday Greeting Cards"


The Theme was "Holiday Cats and Dogs" - *OTHER* people's...
but there isn't anymore thumb space, for what was actually planned.

So, here are just a few of my own:

Chihuahua Cherubs by TeaPhotographyYou've Come a Long Way Home... by TeaPhotographyHappy Holi-Daisy by TeaPhotography
Tsuki and Santa Baby by TeaPhotographyA Holly Jolly Jikan by TeaPhotographySha-Sha's Winter Wonderland by TeaPhotography
Playful Holdays by TeaPhotographyThrough Herbie's Eyes by TeaPhotography

Here's Where They Continue to Get Collected: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
In fact, there are a few more that will be getting uploaded here in another month or so... ready for NEXT year's, holiday greeting card orders! YAY for "The Shelter Project"!
Thank you EVERYONE for making this Project what it is!
:blowkiss:
And I wish you a very Happy Holiday Season, and MOST Wonderful New Year,
FULL of Good Things!

 :icondw817xmasdogplz:





Design and CSS by sukoto-san
Photograph by Tea Photography

Noteworthy November and Attitudes of Gratitude!

Journal Entry: Sat Nov 2, 2013, 6:00 PM
My Gallery l Watch Me l Note Me


1. NEW- GIFTS / About B-Day Gifts!
2. NEW- Personal NOTE
3. NEW- Special Groups & Other Special Info.
4. NEW- "The Shelter Project" PLUS, EXTRA Special Thank You's
5. NEW- B-Day Features, PLUS Said & Did Features
6. NEW- 114th Special Random Feature!!
7. NEW- November Project Feature: "Attitudes of Gratitude" (Read How to Participate!!!)


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

It's been several months since I made a profile journal! So much happening- so much STILL happening... but I'm happy to put this together! I wish you ALL a Noteworthy Novemeber, full of Attitudes of Gratitude!

:iconhappysunplz: :iconhappysunplz: :iconhappysunplz:

:iconlovebottleplz: GIFTS- (NOT birthday...) :iconlovebottleplz:

:thanks: Thank you to my thoughtful friend :iconfmr0: for: Supper's ready! by fmr0 :rose:
What a delightful surprise this was! I think it's amazing!
Please visit more beautiful work, HERE: fmr0.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my sweet friend :iconvasidgallery: for: Why Worry... by VasiDgallery :rose:
I love sunflowers, and this is a stunning one! What an honour to be a part of this!
Please visit her amazing work HERE: vasidgallery.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my lovely friend :iconm-e-z: for: Tsuki by M-e-z :rose:
I really adore this so much! She is very talented!
Please visit her wonderful work HERE: m-e-z.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my very good friend :iconjocelyner: for: Red Plants on the Field by JocelyneR :rose:
This peaceful and colourful nature brings me great joy, and does Jocelyne's friendship!
Please visit her sensational work HERE: jocelyner.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my precious friend :iconsurrealistic-gloom: for: The Cat by surrealistic-gloom :rose:
I adore this special cat and this wonderful pose! Super shot!
Please visit her fantastic work HERE: surrealistic-gloom.deviantart.… :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my dear friend :iconprimalfuryan: for: Colorful Tea by primalfuryan :rose:
What splendor of colour and sweet sentiment! So much kindness.
Please visit his fabulous work HERE: primalfuryan.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my really good friend :iconfractalbee: for: Love, Joy and Friendship Entry by FractalBee :rose:
Stunning and full of love! I really love her work!
Please visit her brilliant work HERE: fractalbee.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:iconshinyheartplz:

:iconlovebottleplz: Other Types of Gifts! :iconlovebottleplz:

:thanks: Thank you to my awesome friend :iconstygma: for: TeaPhotography's Be Dazzled set appreciation
When I saw this wonderful set by TeaPhotography I knew it was made for that unique dress. Not only the set is gorgeous but it's also made from good quality materials. 
I love this set, it's beautiful and fun. And it's fit perfectly with my style.

Proceeds of this set will be donated to the "Shelter Project". Not only I got great jewels but I did a good act at the same time.
The good news is, TeaPhotography has other jewels to sell. Please visit her gallery! :heart:
:iconTeaPhotography:




All the info about the "Shelter Project" and other jewelry here

:heart:
:rose:
This meant more to me, than I could ever express in words! :happycry:
Johanne and her work really are amazing! :la:
Please visit her, HERE: stygma.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:iconfloatingheartplz:

:icongift1plz: About My B-DAY & My Birthday GIFTS! :icongift1plz:

I'd like to thank EVERYONE here on dA who did something, or somethingSS, so lovely to help make my birthday truly very special! :happycry: :blowkiss:

:iconcreativemikey: :iconawesome43: :iconsurrealistic-gloom: :iconfunkichkn: :iconlenslove78: :iconbrian-b-photography: :iconkmygraphic:      :iconmayebony: :iconsesam-is-open: :iconjankolas: :iconlust0fadeeperpain: :icondeb-e-ann: :iconvicente-oliveira: :iconcandysamuels:   :iconblueivyviolet: :iconarte-de-junqueiro: :iconsugaree33-art: :iconbewilderedconfused: :iconvasidgallery: :icondarkcountess666: :iconjompie:  :iconvipra-ur: :iconmddahl: :iconbibiarts: :iconphilippel: :iconingelore: :icongigi50: :icontherafflesia: 
 :icondeviantteddine: :iconnexu4: :iconbrightstar2: :iconadardurden: :iconfractalbee: :iconblueanomis: :iconmomotte2:
 :iconsetsiangelsailor: :iconladyaliceofoz: :iconjocelyner: :iconmiarath: :iconjulianasgrandma: :iconlydiarhianne: :iconseven-s:
 :iconnikonoclaste: :iconhiaamir: :iconfairy-nature-lover: :iconvampirbiene: :iconannissina: :icontigles1artistry: :iconriemea:
:iconprimalfuryan: :iconthegalleryofeve: :iconjessicadobbs: :iconamjara: :iconcarolynym: :iconlayaboutjoe: :iconshinyheels:
 :iconsamcatt: :iconcloudwhisperer67: :iconmirachravaia: :iconartbycher: :iconartbybeverly: :iconfeigenfrucht:
:iconlarabln:

I thank you each here above, for your amazing artwork that you've dedicated to me, for :points:, :iconcakebadgeplz:'s,
videos, e-cards, and gifts and cards through snail-mail! I have been extremely delighted,
more than words can express my heart. :heart:
If I have missed *anything* -which has happened before-, :blushes: it's because I've missed your link in Comments or Notes, somehow, or otherwise have not had a chance to see it. :hmm:

I would also LOVE to include those who sent wishes by comments, notes, and e-mail, as well, but I am simply unable to do so... but PLEASE know, I did try to reply to EACH of you, for each of your wishes meant so very much to me, also! :heart:

:note: THOSE WHO DEDICATED BEAUTIFUL ART & JOURNALS, HAVE YOUR GIFTS FEATURED ON MY PROFILE PAGE!
I wish I was somehow able to do LOTS more for EACH one of you mentioned above, for the amazing things you did for my birthday! I think that the BEST I'll be able to do is a dedication for you all, together. I hope that'll be okay. :aww:
:iconbouquetplz:


:iconwhiteflowerplz: Personal Note :iconwhiteflowerplz:

As a few of you might know, I was away for a long while during much of October. Luckily, the exact time I was gone, about two weeks, was for a good reason- a vacation! The first one ever in four years time! :la: :faint: And it was indeed a good one, and much needed, for certain. The most away within the four years, was only over one night, OR to go to family- which I don't consider vacation... *ahem* - not to be rude, just a fact.

However, to prepare for such a long trip, I was not here much at the end of September either, as there was so much extra to do, in preparing the household and many pets, to have a sitter, and in training the sitter, as well, for ONE thing.

As I said, though it was a good vacation, thankfully, returning was NOT so good at all... it was a very rocky and challenging return to say the least. A couple of family emergencies and tragedies... which are still going on and being dealt with, and for which I was needed for immediately... with one they couldn't bear to tell me while I was away, so my time was immediately taken with family.

Not to mention, I had my own health to continue with, like lab work, the work on discount and payment plans, plus new medication and medication adjustment, and on and on... with health stuff, that I dislike to get much into.

Plus, I was going to the Shelter after hours to care for a kitten brought in nearly dying, because there isn't that kind of "man power" during open hours... and during this same time, WE, ourselves, got a new dog, which we had been planning for a few months, actually, but it also so happened, we ended up personally boarding another dog, for a month, at the SAME time, which was NOT exactly planned- so we went from one dog, to three in like one day, right after getting back.


Anyway, I could go on... but I don't feel like doing it too much,- but my point being, it really has been extra difficult
to get back to both what is my own already "normally" busy life, AND to life here on dA! I'm still doing a lot of catching up, and will be for a while.
I've missed several VERY important things... which troubles me, even if those people involved do understand...

On the other hand, what a huge bright spot, you all made, when it was my birthday! :sun: :happycry: :love:

There IS balance, and with difficult times, in general, it makes you consider what there certainly IS to be grateful for! :la:

Love to ALL, for your patience, understanding, and friendship! :blowkiss:

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

Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
is my main group!
Newest CONTEST:
:iconautumntree3plz: Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest!:iconzubatlaplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconzubatlaplz:
:iconpumpkinborderplz: Autumn THEME 2013: "The Strangest and Spookiest Tree" :iconpumpkinborderplz:
As Nature Lovers, I am sure most of us LOVE trees!
Not only do we love them, but from that love, we want to protect them, their beauty and all of their multitude of benefits for our planet, whenever this is possible.
Let us combine this total compassion and understanding for trees, with some seasonal or holiday FUN, and think about, go out and find, create, or imagine the strangest or spookiest tree you know of, and express it in the medium of your choice! :la:
Ask Yourself:
Do you know of a really odd looking tree?
Do you know of a tree that is really different in appearance, maybe one that has some creepy-shaped branches?
If not, and therefore you don't feel you could photograph such a tree, could you draw one?
Paint one? Traditionally, or Digitally? WRITE ABOUT ON
:iconautumntree3plz:
OVER 1,000 :points: for FIRST PLACE,
and EIGHT TOP WINNERS!
There's only a few days left to enter,
but other than that, voting will take place soon after,
and we look forward to the results! :la:

Other recent Articles:
:iconearthplz: VOTE on OCT. and NEWS!    
:iconorangeflowerplz: Voting on Top Submissions of OCTOBER 2013! :iconorangeflowerplz:
:iconpumpkinplz::iconfall1-plz::iconfall2-plz::iconfall3-plz::iconfall4-plz::iconfall5-plz::iconpumpkinplz:
:iconloveorangeplz: TIME TO VOTE ON OCTOBER 2013's FIVE ORIGINAL FOLDERS! :iconloveorangeplz:
:iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33::iconcip33:
~~~ :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 the Month, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.
:heart: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :heart:
:la: THIS MONTH IS FOR ALL MEMBERSHIP VOTING! :la:
We Welcome Our MEMBERS And Admins. to VOTE!

:iconsomehugsplz:
:note: We will continue to vote ONLY on our FIVE original folde
:iconearthplz:
:iconearthplz: September's TOP Subs of Unframed-Nature and NEWS!:note: First, a special thank you to all of you for your utmost patience and understanding. :aww:
As some of you may have realized, I was away for the first 1/3 of October, -for good and planned reasons, though- :nod:
but then I have had a challenging time trying to return both to my "regular life" as well as to my "life" ;) here on dA, for a couple personal reasons. But anyway, I'm doing the best I can, and things are slowly improving-
but I just want to THANK YOU SO MUCH!
:huggle:   
   
Welcome to SEPTEMBER 2013’s Top Submissions of Unframed-Nature.
:iconhappysunplz:
Thank you for being here whether you are a Member yet or not!
We welcome you and your support! :thanks:

A GRAND Welcome to ALL of Our NEW MEMBERS!
:squee:  :clap: :clap: :clap:  :squee:
And a HUGE thank you to our loyal Members who have been submitting your fabulous Nature Work to our Group for a long time now.
Withou
:iconearthplz:

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

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

Thank you to ALL, who have donated so far!
:iconrbheartplz:

InspirationStation1 :iconinspirationstation1:
This is a lovely and VERY inspirational group! :heart:
Check out what will be this group's last THEME for the year:
:iconsnowflakeplz: :thumb405835041: :iconsnowflakeplz:
It will begin soon, so keep checking back! :la:

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

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DevNews :icondevnews:
This is a positive Group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way!
Check out these recent news articles, found in this wonderful group:
New Username Symbols: The JourneyA New Road to Travel

When I was first approached with the project to redesign and replace our user symbols I was naturally quite shocked. For those of us who've been part of deviantART for a long while, changing the username symbols seemed like changing the colour of the sky, or asking everyone to suddenly start walking backwards, right? It seemed like such a fundamental part of what deviantART is that it was hard to take on board. But then really, when you think about it, the old symbols were meaningless at face value. And that, my dear friends, is exactly why we set about looking at rethinking them.
Think about when you first found and joined deviantART. Did any of the symbols make sense? Did you stop and think "what is this ~ before my name and why is it there?" Maybe, but possibly you're probably like me and just kinda accepted it because that's the reality presented to you. After a while, though, you'd have seen the * and maybe even a ` or ^ an
Pumpkin CarvingHalloween is just around the corner. To celebrate, this week's feature is all about the awesome works of art made from this delicious orange fruit. Some pumpkin carvings are made to be viewed lit up, the image projected being the goal of the carving. Others are made to be viewed by the light of day and are wonderfully detailed sculptures. Lit or not, they're all stunning.
Here's some of my favourites from around the community. 

 



 .a pumpkin before christmas by l-eh
Pumpkin head by kissel71happy halloween by swissloko
 
 

Massive Spirit Day FeatureDisclaimer: this feature will steal 300MB of your bandwidth. You have been warned.
:iconlablayers:LabLayers
by  Victor Lourng
About Journal Gallery @ LabLayers + Victor Lourng Piki.fm
#spiritday
take a stand against bullying. go purple!
intro
On October 17th, the world is literally going purple in a stand against bullying and to show their support for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) individuals.
NOT WITHOUT US - World Mental Health
The stigmas surrounding mental illness are perpetuated viciously and constantly— gun violence, for instance is often considered synonymous with having impaired mental health. This stigma is more than dangerous; it skews the views of those with and without the condition, those who treat the mentally ill, and those who are asked to create legislation surrounding mental health.
I was very hesitant to put this journal out, but I hope that by doing so we can show that mental health stigma will not be tolerated— not while we as those with the conditions are here to educate others. So I ask you,
What mental health stigmas have you encountered?
What do you see as a solution to correcting those beliefs?
Not Without Us
"If you ask clinicians what people with mental illnesses need, they will list treatment first and they might talk about jobs or housing fourth or fifth down the list. If you ask people w


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dAWishingWell :icondawishingwell:
Not only does The Well help grant dA wishes, but we host
various weekly, as well as, monthly events!
Check out our most Recent Events and News Articles:
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print |
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |
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:
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This week's Muses are:
:bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen: :iconkaicarpenter: and :iconaquasixio: :bulletgreen::bulletgreen::bulletgreen:
"My latest muses are

Tuesday Treats: Coned... mmmmm, chilly ...

It's getting cold outside! It makes me want delicous cold treats in a yummy waffle cone... What about you? What kinds of yummy foods do you eat in a cone? Find a food you can eat in a cone and link it in a comment on this blog! One deviation per member please. Each submitted deviation will be featured in the next TT! Enjoy and have the best day ever!



Last week, we tasted some halloween treats...

Point Feature October 2013Hello everyone! :wave:
This is a feature for everyone who donated to our point collection account ~TheWishingWidget :la:. If you would like to be featured in the next update please donate "Here"

Less than 10 Points !

r3ach0ne 1 :points:
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20+ Points!

Drydell-da-Vinci 20 :points:
 
Aisuryuu 21 :points:
 
xX-Starduster-Xx 23 :points:
 
awesome43 25 :points:
 

40+ Points!

Riemea 50 :points:

Can you help us with "Weary Wish"?
:pointr: Weary Wednesday - Brian-B-Photography's Wish:iconbankissplz::iconnutellaplz::iconlovelyheartsplz: Hello!
Things have been moving a bit slow around the lists lately so let's see if we can get this thing going!
"Weary Wishes" is a new event meant to highlight some of the oldest wishes on the list & things you should probably get to know about that person.
Today's deviant is: :iconBrian-B-Photography:
Brian-B-Photography wishes for a DD!!! :eager:
What should you know about :iconBrian-B-Photography: ?
Brian is a very talented nature photographer, whose compositions are carefully created to bring the viewer's eyes to the focal point of his choice! :love: Full of rich and beautiful colors, his photos have the distinctive touch of a true professional, and we most definitely hope his work gets accepted for a DD :tighthug:
Some of his works ...
     
     
:bigthu
:pointl:
It was made by my dear friend Brian-B-Photography!!! :eager:

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deviantHEART :icondeviantheart:
A Group about Love and Positivity!
Here's a few article, projects, initiatives:
I Love, You Love FeatureThe feature for last week's I Love, You Love. It'a 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... Autumn
:love:
'Ad Libitum V' by Oer-Wout

You Love...
The-Lantiis:
"So, where I live, Autumn isn't very colorful - it is just like summer only cooler Heart This work reminds me of autumn because this is the time of year when we all get together and sit outside doing things together. So much fun! Much better than the super hot and sticky weather of summer XD And this deviation portrays this in a perfect way using characters not normally drawn from my favorite fandom, Sai
Heart Art Submissions Open!Heart Art Curator Icesis
Submit HeartArt Here
:heart: Heart Art
Submit your 3 most positive deviations to the current Heart Art folder, and you might earn points and features! You have two opportunities each month to participate, once in Week 1 and again in Week 3. Don't delay! Check out the activity guide for more information ♥
:new: Two votes are needed to have your work added to the folder. Please consider what you are submitting. Hearts, smiles, love, happy emotion, laughter, red, etc are just a few of the things you can submit (so many more possibilities), but simply cute or well done submissions that don't appear to be "HeartArt Material" will be declined.
Top 2

Honorable Mentions
in no particular order
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:devsunshineley: is taking free requests!sunshineley has reached out to us to let us know that she is currently taking free requests and has roughly 15 spots remaining! Please go check her journal out:

Check out her artwork, and if you enjoy it reach out to her with your request!


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PetPicks :iconpetpicks:
A great group about PETS and Nature!
Check out their new Contest:
PetPicks Contest!- ClosedHello members!
PetPicks is excited to announce our new contest!
The theme is...
Pets in Black and White.
Rules:
:bulletblue: Black and White photography only.
:bulletblue: Pet photos only.
:bulletblue: One submission per person.
:bulletblue: You must be a member of PetPicks to submit.
Deadline:
:bulletred: November 4th.
Prizes:
:bulletpurple: 1st place:
100 :points:
50 :points: from TeaPhotography
Feature from PetPicks
Feature from WishmasterAlchemist
Feature from xFelixTheCat
Feature from Annissina
Feature from Nameda
Feature from panna-cotta
Feature from maska13
Feature with 10 pieces featured from Iluvbiscuit2
Feature from WindInTheCoffeeCup
Feature from Leny97
Feature from You-are-my-Pet
Feature from Unframed-Nature
Feature from Cat-Lovers-Group
Feature from GermanAnimalFriends
Llamas from: Iluvbiscuit2 TeaPhotography Panda-kiddie Leny97 maska13 xFelixTheCat
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Just a couple days left to join! :eager:
Otherwise we'll be voting, and await the result! :la:
Other activities:
Picture of the Week!Here's our new Picture of the Week!
by :iconRozowynos:

Others in the poll:



Horses In The Storm by kkart
Hang in there by Tienna Lady Chestnut by equine-images
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Reminder: PetPicks is holding a Pets in Black and White contest. Details: PetPicks Contest!- Closed by PetPicks
PetPicks is looking for photographers to interview! If you're interested please comment below or note WindInTheCoffeeCup.
Picture of the Week!Here's our new Picture of the Week!
by :iconSilvermoonswan:

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Others in the poll:


Brother and Sister by Katrin-Elizabeth
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Reminder: PetPicks is holding a Pets in Black and White contest. Details: PetPicks Contest!- Closed by PetPicks
Latest PetPicks interviews: Interview with pet photographer Wolfskuss by PetPicks Interview with animal photographer Kitteh-Pawz by PetPicks Interview with animal photographer MorningIrbis by PetPicks Interview with photographer Suezn by PetPicks Interview with pet photographer Leny97 by PetPicks
Do you want to be interview with PetPicks? Please comment below!
Also, I 'd like to introduce our two new contributors, QuenchedDesires and JetteReitsma. :party:


To help this lovely group maintain their SuperGroup status
AND host contests in the future, PLEASE
consider donating POINTS :points: HERE:
windinthecoffeecup.deviantart.…
Thank you so much to those who donate!
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dACompliments :icondacompliments:
It's easy to spread the dA love...
And this group has an awesome way to do it!
Come and See!
Here are a few recent articles:
DeviantART Compliments #57ReallyRelle
You are so awesome! I follow your stories on fanfic
SilverInkblot is one of the most giving deviants I know.  I love seeing her features and diverse projects and cherish every comment from her because I know she goes through so many deviations every day.  Keep it up, you awesome person!
StarrySkyKnight
I love to spam your page with dA Compliments. :D
:iconkissingplz: You're super awesome and you know it~
Dear cinnabutt,
You are amazing, you are so sweet to me and make me smile every time I talk to you. You are caring and your like a big sister to me and I love you, keep being the awesome butt you are and making me smile.
Love you, AusieOtterPie <3333
To ACLuigiYoshi, Allison185, GeekyAnimeWolfGirl, rainbowsquirrel2001, GentleRavenGirl, Blackittys, Kathy-the-echidna, JessieTheTigger, sonicmariopower and ello4123,
You guys are my best friends! I love you all! You all mean a lot to me, I do
DeviantART Compliments #56An amazing person is Neko--Chann <3 you are a sweet sweet friend and dA sister who was always there for me whenever i need and do everything with me <3 thank you for sharing your ideas with me all this time, thank you for being nice to me all this time <3
And another one is sonny-chi <3 you are an amazing person Sonny <3 your art is adorable <3 you are friendly and always kind <3 thank you so much for talking to me all this time and thank you so much for spending time with me and thank you for compliment me and everything ;w;
And another one is SeineMei <3 You are sweet and your artwork is cute <3 dont give up on the things you do and dont look down on yourself <3 i believe one day, you will be very famous <3
And the last but not least, the cute and funny and epic failen-moon <3 You are a very kind person <3 you always sticking with me the whole time <3 thank you for helping me with support me about school and everything

DeviantART Compliments #55ArticWolfdragon - Your creative outlook always brightens my day. The way that you see the world and find new solutions and imaginative ideas to solve problems is an inspiration to all those around you. Your soul is golden and you're always willing to see the best in others and push forward towards helping them achieve their goals. Most of all, you're talented and should be proud of who you are. You've done a lot for others and you're far smarter than you believe. One day you'll get where you want to be in life, I promise. Keep being a positive enforcer in others lives and making me smile endlessly each and every day.
Nippon-Okami
You are amazing. You're art is amazing and you stick to your word. You are very honest and kind who is going to go far in life. I feel bad that people are trying to take advantage of you and that shouldn't happen. I wish you well &lt;3
littleblackmariah Cuddlepuss
Oh goodness where to start...you are probably the two nicest people I hav


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:note: I was recently made aware by my dear friend Melissa :iconlust0fadeeperpain:
about a very special person Ana :iconanalovecatdog: who is the Founder of:
:iconpetloversofallkinds: Ana is a super close friend of Melissa's. Ana and her mother and brother, (and only some of her cats) recently escaped with their lives, and only the clothes on their backs, losing their home and everything else to a most devastating fire.
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(Most recent update listed last.)
I don't know Ana personally, but I know she is a VERY nice person, and I know her lovely group well.
Even hearing of something this tragic happening to someone I barely know, brings such sadness to my heart.
She has a long road ahead of her... please feel free to send send strength, wishes, prayers, whatever... to perhaps the most recent of these journals, or through Melissa directly, as she has been in charge of getting messages to her. Even just words of encouragement during a time like this can do WONDERS! :heart:

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

It's always busy! :nod:


:iconcatearsplz: The Shelter Project! :iconcatearsplz:
:iconballoonsplz: Info. From The THREE ANNIVERSARY :iconballoonsplz:

Thank you to ALL who visited the Information, Celebrated with me, and also who :+fav:'d the THREE YEAR ANNV.
of THE SHELTER PROJECT:
:iconblack-kittenplz: The Shelter Project: Three Year Anniversary!Special Edition News Article:
HAPPY THREE YEAR ANNIVERSARY to "The Shelter Project"!!!

:iconlovetigerplz: :iconwalkingcatplz::icondoggyplz::iconblack-kittenplz::iconlilplz: :iconlovetigerplz:
:iconhurrahplz: As of just this previous August 2013, "The Shelter Project" is THREE Years Old! :iconhurrahplz:
:iconspreadmoreloveplz: AND... THIS YEAR "THE SHELTER PROJECT" IS CONGRATULATING ITS dA AFFILIATES!!! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
"THE SHELTER PROJECT" is NOT one person; it's not BECAUSE OF one person, nor is it, or could it EVER BE successful, because of just one single person. For it to be anything AT ALL, of any of the helpful VALUE that it is, and continues to strive for, it takes A TEAM of VOLUNTEERS, who we have called here on dA, "The dA Affiliates of 'The Shelter Project.'"
:heart: :earth: :community::community::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::community::community: :ear
:iconpurplekittyplz:

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

:note: REMEMBER- The South Coast Humane Society here,
DOES welcome The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… as an official fundraiser of theirs. :aww:
:boogie: :party:
They are happy to have this, and help of any kind. :aww:


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU'S! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
The following artist on dA, made her FIRST purchase on behalf of "THE SHELTER PROJECT"!!!

:iconcarolynym: who purchased: My Sunshine by TeaPhotography for her daughter!
A feature of her work:
Michelle and the School Bus by CarolynYMSan Francisco 1906 by CarolynYM
2012 Family Portrait by CarolynYM

The following artists on dA, just made their SECOND purchases on behalf of "THE SHELTER PROJECT"!!!

:icongeak-of-nature: who purchased: The Owl and The Tree by TeaPhotography for his wife!
A feature of his work:
Sleeping with Mouse Toy by Geak-of-NatureThe Tiger and the Lioness by Geak-of-Nature
Woodland Stream in November by Geak-of-Nature

:iconcorvidae65: who purchased: Sensations of The Soul by TeaPhotography for his wife!
A feature of his work:
All The Pretty Lights by Corvidae65Happy Birthday Lady Alice by Corvidae65
Little House on the Terror Prairie by Corvidae65

:note: Everyone's new PERMANENT features are now on my Profile Page... forever, and ever...  ;)


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

:iconlayaboutjoe:
Views of Coventry Cathedral 04 of 15 by LayaboutJoeLan Su Yuan 12 of 33 by LayaboutJoe

:iconmirachravaia:
Tinfang Warble by MirachRavaiaWalking in a sunlit story by MirachRavaia

:iconbibiarts:
Relaxing Afternoon  D71-717150 by BiBiARTsChestnut  D71-5958 by BiBiARTs

:icontigles1artistry:
Happy Birthday Vasi.... by Tigles1ArtistryMagic of Paradise VI by Tigles1Artistry

:iconm-e-z:
BRING IT! by M-e-zHippie Style by M-e-z

:icondreamsd:
Snow white by DreamsDLazy Sunday afternoon by DreamsD

:iconsilver-otter:
BoS Pendants by Silver-OtterThe Saucepan Explorer by Silver-Otter

:iconphilippel:
Upon the Ocean Moon by philippeLDUNE: Sandworm Rising by philippeL

:iconsamcatt:
Delicate by SamcattPriory by Samcatt

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

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

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

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

:note: :iconkurios-kat: is there for the OTHER project that we worked on together, where she sponsored the 5-piece set of framed prints of my images for the Shelter, as asked of me by the manager to donate, HERE: fav.me/d3cxhwn . While not the same as The Shelter Project, "The Shelter ART Project" STILL went to benefit that SAME Shelter! :heart:

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

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

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B-DAYS! Plus, Said & Did Features!


:iconcakecookieplz: *SOME* B-Days from October (As many as I can possibly re-locate, since I was away so long...) and as many November Birthdays through the first HALF of this month, that I know of, & can manage... (I am bound to miss a few people... and that's awful- but, PLEASE know it is NOT intended at all.) :iconcakecookieplz:

:icon1001g:
Reflecting by 1001G

:iconphotographsbybri:
Autumns Magic by PhotographsByBri

:iconlarabln:
Autumn of Silver and Gold by LaraBLN

:iconxantipa2:
Ab13 Two-headed Bird by Xantipa2

:iconmim304:
Olive by mim304

:iconawesome43:
Night Bloom for my DA Grandson's birthday. by awesome43

:iconsalemcat:
Path of Shadows by SalemCat

:iconzwoing:
From the elder by Zwoing

:iconvasidgallery:
Hello November ! by VasiDgallery

:iconamjara:
The boys now over 3 months old! by Amjara

:iconladyaliceofoz:
Mexico Beach 10-18-13 by LadyAliceofOz

:iconcloudwhisperer67:
Park Guell - Barcelona in miniature Tiltshift by Cloudwhisperer67

:icongeorgieganarf:
U Boats of Ultima Thule cover by GeorgieGanarf

:iconameliasantos:
London des caraibes by ameliasantos

:iconheartinart:
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:iconsweetatz:
You are my favorite human by Sweetatz

:iconnorbertkocsis:
Lost leaves by NorbertKocsis

:iconpridescrossing:
Spring 2013 9 by PridesCrossing

:iconcrystalmarine-arts:
The Blue Jay Warrior by CrystalMarine-Arts

:iconapplemac12:
For Marianne by Applemac12