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A Decorative and Delightful December

Journal Entry: Sat Dec 8, 2012, 8:41 PM
My Gallery l Watch Me l Note Me


1. NEW- GIFTS, & About Certain Gifts...
2. NEW- Short Personal Note
3. NEW- Special Groups & Info.
4. NEW- Extra [EXTRA!] Special Thank You's!
5. NEW- Said & Did Features, & B-Day Features
6. NEW- 106th Special Random Feature!!
7. NEW- Special Edition Feature: "Holiday & Winter ART"
8. NEW- Treasure Chest Features- Profile Page, Left-Side...


:painter::pencil::camera:

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

So, it's already December... The Holidays are Here!
I wish you ALL a Decorative and Delightful December!


:iconlights-bow1plz::iconlights-bow2plz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconstocking-wishes-plz::iconlights-bow1plz::iconlights-bow2plz:

:iconcip33: GIFTS :iconcip33:

:thanks: Thank you to my dear good friend Athina :iconchryssalis: for: NICE DAY FOR A WALK.. by chryssalis :rose:
What an amazing image, from a lovely and thoughtful friend.
Please visit her fabulous work HERE: chryssalis.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:note: I added this to "The Gift Box" on my Profile Page, with my other Birthday Gifts...
I'm sorry that I didn't put all my previous Birthday Gifts, in a journal also... but each person did get a feature here!
ALL Birthday Gifts ARE featured in "The Gift Box" and I adore each one equally! :heart:


:thanks: Thank you to my dearest friend Surglo :iconsurrealistic-gloom: for: Dried Bush After Winter by surrealistic-gloom :rose:
I *JUST* received it, and I am amazed by the beauty, but as always I am also amazed by her sweet friendship! 
Please visit her wonderful work HERE: surrealistic-gloom.deviantart.… :heart:


:iconcip33:About Certain B-DAY Gifts... :iconcip33:

As mentioned above, I didn't feature the actual gifts in a journal, but all are in "The Gift Box", but each one did get thanked,
and they were given a feature of their other work here:
Noteworthy November
1. NEW- GIFTS, B-Day Gifts
2. NEW- Personal Note
3. NEW- Special Groups & Info.
4. NEW- Extra [EXTRA!] Special Thank You's!
5. NEW- Said & Did Features, & B-Day Thanks Feature
6. NEW- 105th Special Random Feature!!
7. NEW- Special Edition Feature: "Umbrella Art"
8. NEW- Treasure Chest Features- Profile Page, Left-Side...

:painter::pencil::camera:
:wave: Hello and Thank You to Anyone who has a chance to read my journal.
I know time is precious. :aww: :rose:
:iconautumncolorplz: What??? Already into November?
Time flies... I wish you ALL a Novel and Noteworthy November! :iconautumncolorplz:
:iconcip33: GIFTS :iconcip33:
:thanks: Thank you to my dear good friend Jocelyne :iconjocelyner: for: :rose:
Such a beautiful and sensitive image, as well the sentiments along with it. Jocelyne has been a very precious and long-time friend, here on dA!
Please visit her fabulous work HERE: http://jocelyner.deviantart.co


But, at this time, I wanted to mentioned a couple of those gifts.

:iconbrian-b-photography: with How YOU Doin' ? by Brian-B-Photography
With this B-Day gift from my dear friend, Brian, he cleverly designed a Contest/Game,
where anyone who commented with a "Title" for the image, he would donate 20 points each to somewhere/s of my choosing.
What a great way to raise some points for one or two groups or people!! :heart:

I will be noting him soon, with where they will go! :heart:

And the "Title" that won, of my choosing, would receive a feature or two, somewhere.

I offered to feature the winner, and so here it is:
:iconbcniko: with "How YOU Doin'" simply because I used to always watch the show "Friends", and sometimes, the re-runs, too, because it was always one of my favourite T.V. shows! And everytime "Joey" would say "How YOU Doin'" I would laugh, and the phrase also became an inside joke with a couple of my own friends... and I just cracked up when I saw it as a suggestion for THIS title, and thought it worked very well! :giggle:

Hypnotic by BCNIKOHexagonal Burst by BCNIKOHubbard Glacier 1 by BCNIKO
Serenade of the Seas by BCNIKOIllumination by BCNIKO

My second choices were:
:iconbewilderedconfused: with "I told you to ask for directions"
B.B. by bewilderedconfusedGone south by bewilderedconfused

and
:iconwindinthecoffeecup: with "The Bold and The Beautiful"
Messy by WindInTheCoffeeCupTwilight by WindInTheCoffeeCup

I would like to thank each of you who participated in this B-day contest, which raised all those points,
AND also because your AWESOME ideas for titles, each were SO great, and made me LAUGH! :lol:
:iconbcniko: :iconmormonbookworm: :iconmelissas-randomness: :iconvampirbiene: :iconsesam-is-open:
:iconannissina: :iconladyaliceofoz: :iconvecch3: :icongeiersphotos: :iconswiftgmoon:
:iconbewilderedconfused: :iconsavagefrog: :iconwintersread: :iconjusti-adopts: :iconwindinthecoffeecup:

And give it up for Brian, who had this wonderful idea!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

:iconbrian-b-photography:
Jones Lake,Moncton 2 by Brian-B-PhotographyBig Ole Daylight Moon by Brian-B-PhotographyHidden Treasure II by Brian-B-Photography
:heart:

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

Another gift I wanted to mention:
:iconcandysamuels: with: Tea.. by candysamuels
Candy, a dear sweet friend of mine, surprised me with this amazing portrait of myself for my b-day,
which just astounded me! THEN, she mailed me the original by mail! :faint:

As Candy, and many others know, I adore traditional work, and I think Candy is one of the most
talented traditional artist, I've ever known in my life!

:iconcandysamuels:
John Wayne by candysamuelsMe by candysamuelsEllen DeGeneres by candysamuels
:heart:

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


:note: Remember, each one of your unique and thoughtful gifts, meant so very much to me,
and I treasure each one so much, more so, I treasure the friendship you generously have shown me.

:iconbouquetplz:

:iconwhiteflowerplz: Personal NOTE :iconwhiteflowerplz:

As many of you know, I usually don't write on my journals about much that is personal,
let alone dedicate a whole journal to something personal.

But I had done so here, with an explanation as to why I did it...
Something Personal, Plus Tribute, and ThanksgivingSharing Something a Bit Personal
Dearest Friends/Watchers here on dA...
I hope you don't mind if I share something a little bit personal.
I'm not used to sharing things publicly, that are personal, let alone dedicating a whole journal to it.
But... being that we live very far away from any sort of family, and have made so few local friends since moving here,
I feel a therapeutic need to put together a little something here, on dA, where this has been the only online community I have been visiting for almost five years now... it has become a type of family for me...
And I hope it is okay to say so. :heart:
I was away from dA, for a while again recently...
... and I know that some of you already know why, because as I've been trying to come back, I have been answering my notes, and whoever has left me notes during the time I was away, I told of these happenings.
Also, though it was not explained in any sort of detail, as to why I was not here for my commitments at my m


I have received a lot of kindness and support in regard to what has been a difficult time for me.
I thank each one of you for your supportive comments, notes, emails, etc.,
MORE than any of my words could ever say! :heart:

I tried to use this deviation "gift" to express my gratitude to each of you:
Hugs and Kisses xoxoxo by TeaPhotography

:note: My last day on dA [and the internet, in general] is: Dec. 17th.
I will be away completely for at least two weeks...
But, I will return in the middle of the 3rd week- the 3rd or 4th of January, but, only to work on making some changes, and updating my main group, of Unframed-Nature which will be due to RE-open on Jan. 7th,
So, I'll be around dA more again in general, after Jan. 7th, 2013.

Speaking of groups...

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

Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
My Main Group has just begun our DECEMBER THEME:
December Theme: "Decorated Christmas/Holiday TREES"
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE:
:icontree-christmas-plz: VOTE on November and Other News!    
:iconpurpleflowerplz: Voting on Top Submissions of NOVEMBER 2012! :iconpurpleflowerplz:
:sun: TIME TO VOTE ON NOVEMBER 2012's FOLDERS! :sun:
:eager: :eager: :eager:
~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~ HOW TO VOTE ~~~ :iconpoppy3plz: ~~~
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:
You May Vote on:
:bulletpurple: 2 from "Birds, Iverts., Aquatics, Repts., Amphibs. NOV. 2012" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/40201003
:bulletpurple: 1 OR 2 from "Wild Animals NOV. 2012" - HERE: http://unframed-nature.deviantart.com/gallery/40201019
:bulletpurple: 1 OR 2 from "Domestic Mammals NOV. 2012" - HERE: http://unfr
:icontree-christmas-plz:

OR, read about it right inside the SUBMITTING FOLDER:
HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
:note: We want to see the WHOLE tree! We prefer to see 100% of it, but at least 80%!

This theme is 5 weeks long all together, and it is mainly JUST FOR FUN! :boogie:
Prizes are not determined.

Our Group, wishes you ALL, whether you are a Member or not:
:iconsantahatplz: "Sincere Happy Holidays!" :iconsantahatplz:

By the way...
if you might be interested in becoming a part of the ADMIN. TEAM at our Group,
Read THIS:
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

And remember, that each item listed in the application section is NOT a requirement, but as a whole, we are simply assessing what might be known by the applicant. :nod:

Also our Group now has a NEW LOCATION FOR DONATIONS of POINTS! :points:
:pointr: Unframed-Nature-PTS :iconunframed-nature-pts:

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


SolutionsSanctuary :iconsolutionssanctuary:
Have you ever wanted to be part of the SOLUTION??
This might be the Group for you! :aww:

Check out recent Blogs:

November ThankstivityIt is easy to point out the flaws....
Cliques, lack of communication, bad art that gets too many views, good art that doesn't get enough views, crappy DDs, and on and on and on. The complaints people have about deviantART could fill a book the length of the Bible, but November is a month for remembering what we have to be thankful for and so I challenge you, Solutions Seekers, to take a look around and find at least three things about deviantART that make you thankful for the community.
The Challenge
Create a deviation or journal that explores at least three reasons you're thankful for deviantART. It can be anything from tutorials and other resources to friends you've made to great art you've stumbled across to a favorite group. Whatever it is that keeps you coming back, I want to know about it.
Rules
:bulletpurple: One entry per deviant.
:bulletpurple: For this challenge, no mature content please. Let's make



:heart: :community::community: :heart:


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 December'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!
Previous !RARE! Breeds of the Month
January's !RARE! Breed of the Month
February's !RARE! Breed of the Month
Ma

:thumb337842297:
:iconlilplz: :iconwalkingcatplz:



Also, from the Founder, and my friend, Sass :iconsassawj:
Operation TNR
:thumb319311915:
Check out their NEW SITE, which is also linked now in the above Article...
operationtnr.yolasite.com/
Thank you to those who've helped or spread the news of this project around.
They continue to need help to continue the growth of this worthy and necessary program!


TreeLovers :icontreelovers:
This awesome group is holding a great year-long project:
"ART FOR TREES"
:icontreehuggerplz:     Art for Trees - project:iconspringtree-1plz::iconspringtree-2plz::iconspringtree-3plz::iconspringtree-4plz::iconspringtree-4pl5:
"When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago. The second best time? Today."
- Chinese proverb
Trees are important, valuable and necessary to our very existence. It's not too hard to believe that, without trees we humans would not exist on this beautiful planet. Trees are the largest and longest living organisms on earth. To grow tall the tree has become a miracle of engineering and a complex chemical factory. It is able to take water and salts out of the earth and lift them up to the leaves, sometimes over 400 ft above. By means of photosynthesis the leaves combine the water and salts with carbon dioxide from the air to produce the nutrients which feed the tree. In this process, as well as wood, trees create many chemicals, seeds and fruit of great utility to man. Trees also remove carbon dioxide, the main greenhouse gas, from
:icontreehuggerplz:

Also, the Founder and my friend Mirach, :iconmirachravaia:
is holding a game! WIN POINTS :points: ! :nod:
sifro. - solve the codes and win points!:new: IMPORTANT: the login into the submmitting system currently doen't work. I'll try to fix it somehow, but until then, the "Try it without login" link still works. If you submit the solution to a cipher, it will give you a link to the next one. It just won't remember your position in the game, so better save that link, or remember the solution so you can get it again.
Dec/24/2012 We have a next winner! It's WintersRead, winning 306 points!
Nov/11/2012 - The second winner is nuvak! He generously refused the point reward, so there is still a lot of points in the pool for the next winner!
Oct/12/2012 - We have the first winner! It's ninquetari, who wins 475 points!
The easy day was yesterday! Today, the game begins! And It's just in time for dA's birthday! :D
IMPORTANT LINKS:
First cipher: http://sta.sh/013oovslpt00
Submitting system: http://blazing-galaxy-3308.herokuapp.com/




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:
On the importance of submitting icons correctly.Why this journal?
The reason I'm writing this journal is because miscatting has become quite a popular practice on dA and as such it needs to be addressed from time to time. Before a new Icon-CV had been appointed (say hi to ValaSedai as the new Icon-CV!), I had discussed with ClefairyKid about writing up a small journal (though likely text-wall) about the importance of correctly submitting icons and pixel art.
While some deviants may be doing it on purpose, due to the recent changes in the Fair Exposure-algorythm, a lot of you don't, which is why I hope this journal helps clear up some misunderstandings about both galleries. Most of the info in this journal caters specifically towards iconists, so iconists: welcome to you!
But even if you aren't an iconist, the information in this article will hopefully still be beneficial to you: welcome to you as well!
Reasons why submitting correctly is beneficial for you.

World Aids Day 2012Introduction
World AIDS Day on 1 December brings together people from around the world to raise awareness about HIV/AIDS and demonstrate international solidarity in the face of the pandemic. The day is an opportunity for public and private partners to spread awareness about the status of the pandemic and encourage progress in HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and care in high prevalence countries and around the world.
Getting to Zero
Between 2011-2015, World AIDS Days will have the theme of Getting to Zero: Zero New HIV Infections. Zero Discrimination and Zero AIDS-Related Deaths.. The World AIDS Campaign focus on "Zero AIDS related deaths" signifies a push towards greater access to treatment for all; a call for governments to act now.
The decision to go with the millennium development related goal of "Getting to Zero" comes after extensive discussions among people living with HIV, health activists, broader civil society and many others – mor

CSS Did You Know? - December 4th, 2012
Keep your eyes :eyes: open for what's next!
:pencil: :pencil: :pencil: :pencil:


dAWishingWell :icondawishingwell:
Not only does The Well help grant dA wishes, but we host
various weekly and also, monthly events:
Besides our ongoing weekly and monthly events, like...

"TUESDAY TREATS"
:rose: Tuesday Treats: Flavorful Stripes!... minty, fruity, oh my! ...
Stripes are more than just for clothing! In the holiday season, they are on cakes, candies and more! What kinds of stripe flavors do you like the most? I am a big peppermint fan but am willing to try new things! Find a deviation showing your favorite striped flavors 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 time, we talked about wintery memories ...

Have a suggestion? Just send the group a note with subject of Tuesday Treats Suggestion!
:rose:
"WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY"
:rose: Closed ~ Wonderful Wednesday and YouHello Dear Members, Watchers and Visitors
It's the middle of the week again
 Share the artistic talents of your watchers or friends
Here is what you can do to help promote your watchers or friends: 
* Visit your watchers or friends list and pick one from the list you would like to share. 
* Visit your chosen deviants gallery and pick one deviation from their gallery. 
* Copy the deviation link and paste the link into the comments of this blog. 
Next: Tell us "Why the chosen deviant and deviation is Wonderful?" 
Example deviation: the deviation reminds me of bright and sunny day. 
Example deviant: the deviant is always positive, kind and friendly. 
Please remember to leave a comment and link to this blog on your friends or 
watchers profile page, by doing so they will know you are helping them 
gain exposure in a very positive way 
Wonderful Wednesda
:rose:
All of it gets reported in...
"WISHING WELL WEEKLY"
:rose: WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |
:rose:
DEC. Nomimations
:santa: The Noms: December, The Month of Wishes!The Noms
Get your fill!
:damphyr: The Special in December
December is the month of wishing! 31 Days of Wishing that is! We are also still giving thanks and featuring those great people nearest and dearest to us!
:damphyr: Seniority
:iconlapaa: lapaa
lapaa is just the most amazing girl you could ever meet. Lapaa is very smart, kind, and has a way with words. She's also got her heart in the right place. She's currently taking all commissions she gets and pouring them into two projects. One is a tablet teaching class at her school where she is informing her fellow artists about using tablets and digital art. Informing that even though people use a computer to draw, it's still art. The other is an art book which she is making and donating all the proceeds to Randall Children's Hospital Foundation of Legacy Emanuel Medica
:santa:

... THIS month of December we are hosting something VERY special:
"The 31 Days of Wishes"
:iconsantalaplz: Special Event: The 31 Days of Wishes!- COMPLETE!:icongingerbreadlaplz:December is the MONTH OF GIVING!:icongingerbreadlaplz:
That is right, we have a special event going on during the month of giving! As a group dedicated to giving, we thought it would be fun to grant one wish every single day of the month! Get out your
:iconlachoirplz:

:damphyr: How it works...
Every single day, The-Lantiis will get online in the morning, update the wishlists, update the database, and pull from the ENTIRE DATABASE three names. She will submit those names to her team who will verify, starting with the first name drawn, that the accounts are still active and within the rules of our group. ONLY ONE wish will be granted (or none if all the users are in violation of our policies which shouldn't happen since we just did a massive clean-up in November). The two members whose wish was not granted simply get added back into the database for future drawings as though their names were never pulled.
:damphy
:iconsantalaplz:
Feel free to see the first six days of wishes that are being ful-filled!
The 31 Days of Wishes: Day 1Brian-B-Photography wishes for someone with CSS skills to assist his Group!
And pixiepot has answered!
But that is not all! We had quite a few members already come forward and say they would be willing to help! I think that is deserving of a feature! If you have some great CSS-related work or stock and want a feature next week, please comment here and link to two or three of your best pieces for dAWishingWell to feature!
31 Days of Wishes: Day 2sDoost wishes for her group helpAfghanistan may get anything to help promote their group and what they do
Let the feature-party begin! :la:
:iconhelpAfghanistan:
"Initiative Afghanisches Handwerk e.V."

helpAfghanistan is a group that is working with the above registered organization (click to go to their official website) to establish and maintain new schools for girls in Afganistan! So far five new schools have been created with the hope that even more will come. The group collects points to run on and has a PayPal account for donations that go to helping their cause! Go check it out!
31 Days of Wishes: Day 3Mordial33 wishes for critiques on their work
With some impressive work, this should be fun!
:iconMordial33:
Mordial33 is looking for critiques (most interested in literature critiques if you can please). Stay tuned her for some critique over the next few days. And don't forget to visit Mordial33 and give a few critiques yourself! If you give a critique and you would like it featured, just comment here with a link to the comment or critique, and WE WILL POST IT.
:iconmormonbookworm: on "Iridescent Hell" http://fav.me/d5n39r5
"Very deep, reminds me of the book I'm reading, Paradise Lost, by John Milton.
As for the vocabulary, it was a wise choice to put the unfamiliar words at the bottom. I think the use of such words is rare, but I feel it does hinder the reader a bit by not feeling familiar enough to be able to picture what you're talking about. For example, I'm not quite sure what you mean by 'iridescent hell'. I'm familiar with both words, I just ca

31 Days of Wishes: Day 4Ii-Ten wishes that SouPoke to receive a premium membership
Shouldn't you get after you give?
So, TheWishingWidget is in hot pursuit of this wish, and SouPoke is going premium! But what about our precious Ii-Ten who has no premium of their own yet selflessly wishes for someone else to get the perks of premium membership? Is there a friendly deviant out there (or a few) who could stack on a few 1-month or 3-month subs for Ii-Ten to taste an even sweeter victory?
31 Days of Wishes: Day 5nyfian wishes for more watchers
Anyone here looking to watch an up-and-coming artist?
nyfian has some adorable (and I mean ADORABLE!!) pixel art, animations and digital art (some cute fanart too!). If you are into customizable content, adoptables, cute digital piece, like furry critters, enjoy icons and other pixels (and pixel animations), then nyfian should definitely be on your watchlist! Jump on in and check out some great art! And then click that WATCH button!
31 Days of Wishes: Day 6fluffy-puffy-fifi wishes for 500 points
In one fell swoop, TheWishingWidget grants another wish! Happy Holidays fluffy-puffy-fifi!!


With many of these types of wishes, YOU can contribute to making these wishes come true!
Check back each day, :eyes: because there will be a new wish posted for granting, EACH DAY THIS MONTH!

'Tis the Season of Giving!
:iconsantalaplz::iconsantalaplz::iconsantalaplz::iconsantalaplz::iconsantalaplz:


deviantHEART :icondeviantheart:
This Group I love to work in promotes Positivity!
Current Contests, Projects, and Events:
ARKs: Kindness Quilt Contest! Winner!:heart: Acts of Random Kindness Contest
What are Acts of Random Kindness?
What is a Kindness Quilt?
Winner: Mommy-of-Ein

Please see the prizes you will be receiving at the bottom of this journal.
Unfortunately, even with a month-long extension, most participants were unable to finish their quilts. With that issue, does anyone have any suggestions for how we should approach or run the next Kindness Quilt Contest?
:star: The Contest Specifics
Start date: November 1
End date: December 31
Quilts accepted: After October 15
Gallery: ARK Quilt 2012
Category: Community Projects / Projects & Clubs / The Ki

10 Super Group Status Project-Major Changes Grant supergroup status to 10 community focused groups.
Your group doesn't have to be large by any means, just aimed to support the community and your fellow deviants. :heart:
:eager: I can't do it without you. If you'd like to donate, go Here or go to Astrikos and click through drop down menus.
All donations from here on out will go to that cause! :dalove: Thank you!
If you see a group that has a community based goal, come and tell me. :heart: (notes) I will track it and at the end, I will use a randomizer to select 10 of those groups.
I will feature the donators. (when the goal is reached.)
Thank you. :heart:
Other things you can do besides donations
:+fav: this article so more people can see it.
Super Groups Wishes~ Comment here if you know a group to be eligible
Request basis.  CLOSED!
:icontheartofmanipulation: :iconstargroups: :icondeviantartheroes: :iconrising-artists: :icona


:iconiloveit-plz:

PetPicks :iconpetpicks:
A wonderful and pet friendly group!
:icondoggyplz:

To help this lovely group finally become a SuperGroup,
consider donating POINTS :points: HERE:
windinthecoffeecup.deviantart.…
Thank you so much to those who donate
:thanks:

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

:iconourarea51:
:iconbarknsnap:
:iconanimalsoftheworld:
:iconwater-and-nature-art:
:iconseaofsadness-sos:
:heart:

Also, I promised to promote a contest for :iconinfinitelove143:
:heart: LOVINITY CONTEST IS NOW OFFICIALLY OPENThat's right, today is the start of the "Be Lovinity for a Week" contest. Please go to my profile page and at the left you'll see a picture saying "Lovinity contest OPEN"... read the rules below there to know what to do.
First prize wins a free 3-month premium membership, an official roleplay with Lovinity, and a certificate that you can upload to your DeviantART saying you won the contest.
All other participants will receive 20 points and a participation certificate.
This first part of the contest lasts ONLY THIS MONTH so HURRY... because this is the only part of the contest that submissions will be open!
If you have any questions about the contest, or if you would like to talk to Lovinity to get to know her more for the contest, then PLEASE COMMENT OR SEND A NOTE!
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Past two days:
Yesterday November 29 - Started ok with computer class. But bowling class was horrible. I was still bowling below my average and eventually I said Fuck it! And I stopped even trying to get as high of a sc
:heart:
For any questions, please ask them directly to: :iconinfinitelove143:


:bulletblack: The South Coast Humane Society here, on the SW Coast of Oregon IS keeping me very busy these days... I do the photoshoots 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: To ALL who have Supported the TWO ANNIVERSARY :iconballoonsplz:

:iconblack-kittenplz: The Shelter Project: Two Year Anniversary!Special Edition News Article:
HAPPY TWO YEAR ANNIVERSARY to "The Shelter Project"

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:iconhurrahplz: As of this month of August, "The Shelter Project" is TWO Years Old! :iconhurrahplz:
~:rose:~ Intro., Purpose of Article, History, and Info. ~:rose:~
Welcome to The TWO Year Anniversary of "The Shelter Project"- http://teaphotography.deviantart.com/gallery/2537930!
EVERYONE is welcome to be here, to be a part of the celebration, to learn more about this project and why it continues to be so important, and find out all about those here on dA who have even made this worthy cause even possible as something to participate in, right here on deviantART! :heart:
Truly the MAIN PURPOSE of this News Article is to give thanks and gratitude to ALL of the outstanding AFFILIATES of "The Shelter Project", as THEY are the ones who have made this
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Thank you so much to everyone for all the truly outstanding support for the ANNIVERSARY of this project!
It has meant so very much. :heart:


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

:flowerpot::flowerpot: EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU'S! :flowerpot::flowerpot:

First of All...
THANK YOU, [AGAIN] to those who have :+fav:'d "Part 2" of THE SHELTER PROJECT, HERE: The Shelter Project: II by TeaPhotography
The Shelter Project was presented first, HERE: If Only: The Shelter Project by TeaPhotography

:new: Most recently I have updated with: On Behalf of The Shelter Project by TeaPhotography as a SPECIAL Thank-You to ALL dA Affiliates of the Project. :heart:

Thank you to all who continue to :+fav: the Project to at least simply spread the word, about helping animals in need. :heart:

Even a :+fav: is a big deal with a project like this, because by :+fav:'ing it DOES at least spread the word for a good cause. :aww:

:note: The following person/friend/artist, is the NEXT person from dA, who has supported "The Shelter Project" through actually purchasing a set of greeting cards, all of which were for supporting the animals in need in regard to the project, itself!!!

I can't thank Beth :iconhayley--jade: enough for this amazing support which directly helps the animals in need!
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A permanent feature of her work will appear on my profile page, and here is another feature of her work here:





I would like to RE-feature the previous artist on dA, who supported "The Shelter Project" through actually purchasing a set of greeting cards, all of which were for supporting the animals in need in regard to the project, itself!!!

I can't thank G-o-N :icongeak-of-nature: enough for this amazing support which directly helps the animals in need!
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A permanent feature of his work will appear on my profile page, and here is another feature of his work here:

Black Lab in Autumn by Geak-of-NatureNature 0922 by Geak-of-NatureDream Sharers by Geak-of-NatureThe Running Mate by Geak-of-Nature
Goofy Gato by Geak-of-NaturePraying Mantis -- Full by Geak-of-NatureNorthern Water Snake by Geak-of-NatureSunny Twins by Geak-of-Nature


An Extra Special Thank You to the Following Artists and Groups who have recently featured for the FIRST time, or re-featured The Shelter Project on their Journals or Profile Page, created something or even donated :points: on behalf of the project. :love:

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Coquine's Profile by JocelyneRWe Shall Never Forget! by JocelyneR
Hollyhock Bud - for Dana by JocelyneRAfternoon Self-Service by JocelyneR

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Horse by sonia-pUntitled by sonia-p
Iranian Painting-The Warmth Of by sonia-pFlowers by sonia-p

:iconphilippel:
Evil Gogo Yubari by philippeLChild and Kitty by philippeL
Lagoon at dusk by philippeLWinterland Kiosk Stock by philippeL

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Marsh In The Forest by surrealistic-gloomSilhouette Of A Bird by surrealistic-gloom
Lazy Stream in Spring by surrealistic-gloomBouquet Of Birch Trees In Spring by surrealistic-gloom


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. :heart::heart::heart:

: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:

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:iconphilippel: :iconjocelyner: :iconmeljean1: :iconartbycher: :icondanaanderson: :iconjenna-rose: :iconbewilderedconfused: :iconflyvapnet: :iconshirimasen: :iconiluvbiscuit2: :icontigles1artistry: :iconarte-de-junqueiro: :icongeak-of-nature: :iconhayley--jade: are still there, and remain there, for their business AND 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, 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 as if partners, throughout this whole Project. :nod:

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Special Random Artist Feature!


:bulletorange: Special Random Talented Artist Features Began in March 2009!! :boing:

In over three years that I've been doing this certain type of feature, I've finally featured ONE-HUNDRED Artists! I hoped this day would come! :party:

:new: The 106th Special Random Artist goes to Mar :iconmarrciano:
He's a fantastic photographer! I hope you'll visit him, but here are some examples:
St Swierad Church by marrciano11.11.11 by marrcianoWindow by marrciano
Nightfall by marrcianoA Few Minutes Before Sunset by marrcianotwilight by marrciano
Walowa Street by marrcianoThere Used to be the Forest Here by marrciano


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

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

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

I have collected SO many beautiful works in this category, that I also decided to place a Custom Box of my whole Collection, on my Profile Page: "Keep the Warmth of that GIVING Holiday Spirit in your Heart, Year-Round"
Merry...Whatever Stamp by Mirz123

Card by ArichyChristmas task 1 by ArichyDay Off by JayLPhotographyOur 2012 Christmas Tree 2 by BigMac1212
White Christmas by SilverCurlyARTHappy Hanukkah by DiamaraChristmas house by WDWParksGal-StockMerry Christmas 3 by newcastlemale
Waxwing banquet II by DarkCountess666hoarfrost by Ingelore:thumb339815624:'Frostflake' by Gallynette
Wolves Seeking Shelter by JaneEdenGolden Moments by GobbistarWinter Songbirds by mk-kayemGloomy Forest in Winter by surrealistic-gloom
Not Been Used by coffeenoirMusical Emote Holiday Lights 2 by RavenswdGloomy Snow Fall by surrealistic-gloomAutumn Snow by Heidi-V-Art
winter castle by essencestudiosUnder the snow wip tone by FreakyKitty:thumb340738167:Yule 2012 by coffeenoir
Christmas Tree by FireStumpLuna by Tammara.:Icy Crab Apples:. by RHChengLights Decorating My Backyard by MogieG123
Christmas by Fantasy-fairy-angelmy christmas tree by EternalLoveAngleVintage Xmas Postcard 10 by BeinspyredVintage Xmas Postcard 01 by Beinspyred
:thumb340718168:Meowy Christmas by ryn004Christmas Tree -- Free Avatar by HardrockangelChristmas toy Star by Lyotta
Happy Holidays Seek and Find by FoayashaWinter Wonderland by frenchfoxReindeer by thefreshdoodle:thumb280731798:
x mas for you by MiarathChristmas Dino by TheKohakuDragon:thumb340866984::thumb340904635:
Have a Nimbus Christmas PH by MessiMuttFractal Xmas Tree by marthigHave a Nimbus Christmas PH by MessiMuttwinter moonlight 2 by chrisravensar
My isn't it deer by chrisravensarmy Christmas tree by chrisravensarcelestial music by Ingeloremmm... hot chocolate by sakewinee
winter's cry by WCS-WildcatThis is when ... by GrauWeisschristmas wishes by wroquephotographySnow Babies by cindy1701d
14 by AzraelAngelSunrise Door by werolA Moment of Silence by MiarathAdvent Advent by Twins72
Snow Dreams by LuizaLazarIt's up on the roof top by chrisravensarsad rose bush by chrisravensarMeaning by creativemikey
Dashing Through The Snow by Smigolson8 o clock by AppleLily11 years ago today by grantsaylorSanta Clause by ladyjart
mini icicles by BlueIvyVioletDecember by RheasanNorthern Lights by TreeCreeFree Tree Ornament by AcidKitty3
Standing Up 1 by stefanpriscuFrosty Lawn 4 by The-LantiisFrosty Lawn 7 by The-LantiisThrough the snow by PawelMatys
Dreams of Christmas Updated by Scooby777Frozen Beauty by Scooby777Clematis by Moonlight by Velvet--GloveGloomy Spring by surrealistic-gloom
Bishop Creek by goatgirlart.. by kriakaoThe road less traveled by bewilderedconfusedIce Covered by HrWPhotography
.. by kriakao:thumb72459748::thumb72460172:Silence by chiriann
Iced Stock VII by Moonchilde-StockXmas Tree Stock by Moonchilde-StockNaughty or Nice? by phantazSanta's Distraction by VisualPoetress
I will survive by hoshitsuSaariselka by hoshitsuVasatokka Fairyland 2 by hoshitsuRoads in finnish Lapland by hoshitsu
Santa Village by hoshitsuSantas Post office by hoshitsuWinter by LudificoSnow on a Leaf during Autumn 2012 by brighteyesgal
Fresh little flakes by gigi50:thumb146145581::thumb337007152::thumb337312127:
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A few of my own:

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All images for Holiday Cards supporting "The Shelter Project"
are HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…

Others:

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Happy Holidays and Many Good Wishes for ALL,
for a Wonderful 2013!!






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:iconbarbieq25:
barbieq25 Jan 18, 2013  Student Digital Artist
:hug: many thanks...very late but I do appreciate the feature. Lovely stuff here to look at :D
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LensLove78 Dec 30, 2012  Student Photographer
Thank you very much Tea:)
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:iconjoel-swedish-dragon:
Oi! Thankies, dear lass, fur the sweet lil' featuring of yers! :icondragonglomp: Very touched I am. :3

Wishes and hopes you'll have a splendid Holiday 2012! :icondragonhug:

Cheers from Sweden!
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aldoggartist2004 Dec 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thanks for featuring some of my art, I really appreciate the support!

Have a happy holiday season!
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:iconecathe:
Ecathe Dec 20, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
:icontree-christmas-plz: Thanks so much for have featured
my Pixie's Xmas gift. I appreciate your support my sweet friend.
have a wonderful :iconmerrychristmas1::iconmerrychristmas2:
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:iconpridescrossing:
:iconx-masplz:Thank you SO much dear Tea!:iconhappyholidayssignplz:and I hope the new year brings all good things to you and yours!:love:
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:icongigi50:
gigi50 Dec 19, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
WOW Thank you so much I always love being part of
your fabulous journals
:iconsnowflakesplz::iconcraciun1::iconcraciun3: :iconmerrychristmas1::iconmerrychristmas2: :icontree-christmas-plz: :iconsnowflakesplz:
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:iconseven-s:
Thank you so much, Tea - it is a beautiful feature as always!:hug::heart:
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:iconbnspyrd:
Bnspyrd Dec 18, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you for featuring my vintage Christmas images in your journal. :love:
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SilivrenTinu Dec 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful features, as always! :love: Thank you so much for including one of my pictures! :hug: :heart:

Happy Holidays, Tea! :tighthug:
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