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Noteworthy November

Journal Entry: Fri Nov 9, 2012, 10:29 PM
My Gallery l Watch Me l Note Me


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: Daddy, feed me! by JocelyneR :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: jocelyner.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my so sweet friend  Candy :iconcandysamuels: for: strength in darkness.. by candysamuels :rose:
A lovely, heartwarming, and heartfelt image.  Candy is a true sweetheart, and I am happy for our friendship.
Please visit her amazing work HERE: candysamuels.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my darling friend Athina :iconchryssalis: for: REINCARNATION by chryssalis :rose:
What an honour to be included in this stunning image! Athina is such an amazing person and friend!
Please visit her wonderful work HERE: chryssalis.deviantart.com/ :heart:

:thanks: Thank you to my very kind friend Ali :iconastrikos: for Shelter Project Stamp by Astrikos :rose:
I've had a lot of various support for "The Shelter Project", but this is the first actual STAMP!
It was a fantastic surprise, and I truly just adore it! I have been pleased to get to know this wonderful artist.
Please visit her fantastic work HERE: lightningheart86.deviantart.co… :heart:



:iconcip33:BIRTHDAY GIFTS:iconcip33:

From Tea With Love by TeaPhotography

The ABOVE image is a dedication to the following people who made my "5th B-Day on dA" so extremely special:

:iconjamminjo: :iconcandysamuels: :icontigles1artistry: :iconcreativemikey: :iconlirulin-yirth: :iconsetsiangelsailor: :iconphotographsbybri: :iconannissina: :iconjuno-janus: :iconsalemcat: :iconwingsofdragons: :iconlucilaleyla: :iconartbybeverly: :iconadardurden: :iconsesam-is-open: :iconblueivyviolet: :iconourarea51: :iconmomotte2: :iconladyaliceofoz: :icontthealer56: :iconjankolas: :iconbrian-b-photography: :iconkarlajkitty: :iconsurrealistic-gloom: :iconphilluppus: :iconprimalfuryan: :iconbewilderedconfused: :icondeviouswitch: :iconcozycomfycouch: :iconcowboyb0b: :iconingelore: :iconharleerider: :iconmiarath: :iconenalla: :iconcorvidae65: :iconjocelyner: :iconlydiarhianne: :iconseven-s: :iconshinyheels: :iconhiaamir: :iconbrightstar2: :iconecathe: :iconkriakao: :icono-gosh: :iconuae4u: :iconhoshitsu: :iconmarob0501: :iconyanagi-no-yume: :icongigi50: :iconrezzanatakol: :iconcloudwhisperer67: :iconblueanomis: :iconfeigenfrucht: :icontwins72: :iconpinkmermaidlollipop: :iconmirachravaia: :iconlarabln: :iconphilippel: :icondeb-e-ann: :iconsilvercurlyart: :iconvampirbiene: :iconarte-de-junqueiro: :icondanaanderson: :iconjulianasgrandma: :iconsamcatt: :iconiluvbiscuit2:

There is no order to the above people, unless it has to do with an artistic image that was dedicated to me... as those are listed in the order from which I found the image by a LINK in notes or comments OR finally stumbling across it. :aww:

I thank the above people for the various GORGEOUS Artistic images, for the features, for the Points, cake badges, and for the P.M.'s, and the songs/videos/dA Muro drawings, AND for gifts/cards by snailmail!
:iconloveyouplz:

I also wish to thank everyone who stopped by, to leave b-day wishes on my profile page!! This also meant very much to me, that you took that time... :heart:
If there was space, I would name each of you, as well...


:note: The actual gift from each one above, is listed or featured in the "Gift Box" on my profile page... :heart:

An EXTRA feature of their work, can be found below. :aww:

I hope you will accept this token image, as my total appreciation for each and every very thoughtful gift AND b-day wish!

:iconteaplz: :iconrbheartplz: :iconteaplz:


:iconwhiteflowerplz: Personal NOTE :iconwhiteflowerplz:

:note: So yes, I am back, in case by reading this, you didn't figure it out. ;)

I have been a bit overwhelmed, on returning, due to all there's been to catch up with...
but I will be better with it all soon, hopefully. :aww:

I DO want to thank you all for your time and patience, especially where my time and work is required.

:icongrouphugplz: :icongrouphugplz: :icongrouphugplz:

I was away for 9 days in a row, and for "in a row" that's a lot of days away from dA and the internet, for me.
:nod:

For a few of those days, I was actually able to go out of town!
:boogie:

The highlight, during that time was visiting a Wildlife Game Park!

I got to pet, play with, and photograph a baby cougar, a baby bobcat, a baby bear, and for the "smaller babies"
I did the same with ferrets, a white skunk, a raccoon, and a possum!

I also fed and walked among peacocks and wallabies, and we walked among a variety of types of deer, and llamas, and goats!

Just a couple parts of this place was more "zoo-like", with the more adult wild animals in enclosures.

I could not get any good photos of those as a result, BUT... despite ALL THE RAIN, I did get good photos of the animals who we had the interactive experiences with!  It was soooooo awesome, and I hope to share a few photos with you all... one day. :nod:


I spent the rest of the time off, doing a few other different things than usual, and getting other types of work finished.
:heart:


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

Unframed-Nature :iconunframed-nature:
My Main Group has just ended our LAST BIG CONTEST of the year:
Autumn Theme: "Bold Perspectives on Autumn"
READ ALL ABOUT IT HERE:
:iconautumnplz: Unframed-Nature's BIG Autumn Contest:iconfireworkplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconfireworkplz:
:iconautumnplz: AUTUMN THEME: "Bold Perspectives on Autumn" :iconautumnplz:
DEFINE
BOLD: Adjective- courageous, confident, and fearless; ready to take risks: http://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/bold
PERSPECTIVE: Noun- 1. Point of view; 3. the appearance of objects to the observer.
Synonyms: viewpoint, position, angle, attitude, ... outlook range, span: http://vocabulary-vocabulary.com/dictionary/perspective.php
BOLD, in meaning and definition, more with how it relates to PERSPECTIVE: Noun- Standing prominently out to view; markedly conspicuous; striking the eye; in high relief: http://thinkexist.com/dictionary/meaning/bold/
BOLD PERSPECTIVE, as far as THIS Contest: A unique and creative viewpoint or view on or about the season of Autumn. Something that really stands out, because the submission is diff
:iconautumnplz:
The beautiful submissions are
HERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
Judging has just begun!
In another week and a half, or so, we should have the results. :D

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:

WolfyDeviants :iconwolfydeviants:

Hopefully it's true that I've found someone to take over the Foundership of
WolfyDeviants
The transition should be taking place by the end of November.
This is YAY for me!
:w00t:

And then I did get a couple of new Contributors, too.

So, hopefully I'll be able to leave this group in good hands, Admin.- wise.

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:
Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month - Celebrating Adoption!Info, Rules & Guidelines || The F A Q || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || RARE! BotM Features || stopBSL on FaceBook
October Is National Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog Month!
Yes, you heard right! October is the official national Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month, and it is time to celebrate shelter dogs, and not just shelter dogs, but ALL shelter and rescue animals seeking forever homes!  So in honor of Adopt-a-Shelter-Dog month, here we will proudly celebrate adoption and rescue, as if we don't already celebrate it

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

: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
2014: This is the 3rd year of the project. There are many people supporting it, featuring it in their journal and offering art. BUT... There have been NO trees planted for it in the last year (I don't count mine). So, instead of talking about it, how about getting up and actually planting a tree, if you are able to? There is a lot of wonderful art waiting for you as a reward!
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
: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!
The latest Articles found Here:
:pencil: DevNews 17th Edition, 2012.Hello Members, Watchers and Visitors,
Welcome to DevNews 17th Edition, 2012.
DevNews is a group that aims to promote deviantART's Community by
spreading information about all current and upcoming events that are
relevant to deviants.
Please do add this article to your collection and share with your watchers and friends
:highfive:
StaffAppreciation Happening Now!
The home of the committee for planning the deviantART Staff Appreciation Week
of 2012! We aim to strengthen community ties to staff, and to show them
that we appreciate their time, effort, and dedication!            


DevNews Deviant and Group of the month, August 2012.

Deviousness Award, August 2012
:thum
:pencil:
There's not been a full article in a little while,
but...
Check out these recent news articles, found in this wonderful group:
Breaking News Hurricane Sandy Breaking NewsUpdate 10-31-2012


Sandy ~ Five Latest Developments
1.  Millions Still Without Power
2.  Numerous Fatalities Reported
3.  Staggering Damage
4.  Chilly  Weather in the Blackout Zone
5.  More than 30 Inches of Snow
The good news...... Sandy continues to weaken :)
________________________________________________________________


Update 10-30-2012


Sandy ~ Five Latest Developments
1.  Storm Surge Flooding in New York City
2. Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts
3. Nearly Nine Million Without Power
4.  Appal

**UPDATE #5** - GOAL REACHED WE HAVE 63,600 POINTSPlease :+fav: this Journal so everyone can see it! :)
WE DID IT!
:iconexcitedplz:
Wow, I didn't expect Update #5 to come out the day after Update #4!
Just yesterday, I posted -UPDATE #4- PLEASE READ 75% COMPLETE 100PM PROJECT. As the title states, we were 75% into the project. In 24 hours, we have made up the other 25% and reached our goal of 63,600 points! :eager:
I have to give a shoutout to rainylake for donating the last 6,189 points! :clap: Please give her some love!
As you know, I will be giving them out on December 25th, 2012. Please continue to vote. I will make Update #6 soon and see you then! :blowkiss:
VOTE ON HOW I SHOULD GIVE OUT THE PREMIUM MEMBERSHIPS (CLICK ON THE POLL TO VOTE)
I am still accepting votes for a while to

Keep your eyes :eyes: open for what's next!
:boogie:


dAWishingWell :icondawishingwell:
Not only does The Well help grant dA wishes, but we host
various weekly and also, monthly events:
"TUESDAY TREATS"
:rose: Tuesday Treats: Firsts...... another winter is upon us ...
Oh my! In the United States where I live, it is getting colder! Even here in the southern USA, we are dropping into the 40s at night. A year ago, I got a great picture of our first frost and hope to again this year! To get pumped up about winter coming to the United Statges again, inspire us with your favorite firsts! Is it a first frost? First steps? First love? Find a deviation that portrays your favorite first 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 were chased by something spooky... BOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!

Have a suggestion? Just send the group a note with subject of Tuesday Treats Suggestion!
:rose:
"WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY"
:rose: 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 
W
: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:
NOV. Nomimations
:rose: The Noms: November (Giving Thanks!)The Noms
Get your fill!
:damphyr: The Special in November
What are you thankful for? Tell us what or who you are thankful for! Give your friends and loved ones a free feature! :huggle:
:damphyr: Seniority
:iconLightningHeart86: Astrikos
Astrikos is really involved in the community, and is an active volunteer in ProjectComment and countless other groups. In the span of 3 years, she's written 15,402 comments (and counting!) and is great at featuring under-appreciated deviants. She really loves to help people, whether they need exposure or their commissions advertised, and founded the Project Comment mentor project!
:damphyr: DD Suggestions

Ao No Exorcist by tesorone is a splendid work showcasing amazing use of contrasts and colors. The diversity of the colors uses, cool beside warm, creates a uni
:rose:


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

The Kindness Quilt Community ProjectThe Kindness Quilt is a blanket created from the love of deviants right here on deviantART. This quilt is built upon love, respect and gratitude. Every person has a reason to and a means to create their own quilt square. To say thank you, to share a collaborative work, to show off a gift, commission or request, as a present, or simply as a design. The quilt square is 500x500 pixels, and when included in a completed quilt, can be resized smaller. Quilt squares are submitted to the Quilt Squares gallery.
 
Quick Links
Download the quilt square

Acts of Random Kindness!Hello fellow positivity promoters!
The time has come to announce our plans for ARKs. Acts of Random Kindness are those little things you do for others that make them and you feel great! You might leave a nice comment for a new deviant welcoming them to dA, leave a helpful critique for a struggling artist, grant a wish at dAWishingWell, answer a burning question to help a deviant out, donate to a donation pool, give a premium sub to another member, and more! If it is kind, promoting positivity and makes people smile, it is probably an ARK!
This is a great project created by MzzAzn and expanded by Hardrockangel!"...each month you commit yourself to doing at least one or two (or more) random acts of kindness to spread positivity throughout the community. "Hardrockangel writes, "This can be done by leaving small positive comments on pieces that haven't been commented on yet, by making art for someone, by giving points to donate towards someone's

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:
Results of their latest Contest are found HERE:
"Pets in Action"
Read all about it HERE:
Pets in Action contest winners and important newsFirst, I want to start with the important group news.
PetPicks founder, :iconIluvbiscuit2: has been blocked from dA. The location where she usually does work on dA, which includes her groups. Sadly, for the time being she cannot be on dA. For now she has made me, WindintheCoffeeCup, founder. She is very sad that she cannot work on PetPicks and is very sorry to everyone.
And I want to say nothing will change at PetPicks. It's still Sandy's group and I'm just taking care of it for her. :)
Now, to the winners of our contest!
The theme was "Pets in Action"! Because Sandy and I where the judges and Sandy can't be on dA to vote, I judged the submissions by myself. I choose the winners on the best capture of their pet in action.
1st place is Out of control by W-a-r-l-o-c-k
2nd place is Cat Fight by Fra-Emer
3rd place is When yorkies fly... by Allimonty
Honorable Mentions:

:bigthumb3

: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:

This points pool is on the page of NEW FOUNDER:
Taylor WindInTheCoffeeCup
who is also a new admin., with us at Unframed-Nature

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

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



: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"

:iconlovetigerplz: :iconwalkingcatplz::icondoggyplz::iconblack-kittenplz::iconlilplz: :iconlovetigerplz:
: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
:iconpurplekittyplz:

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:
:boogie: :party:
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 G-o-N :icongeak-of-nature: enough for this amazing support which directly helps the animals in need!
:party:
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:

:iconartbybeverly:
Tea Cups, Disneyland, California by ArtBYbeverly
Splendor In The Bed! by ArtBYbeverlyDown by the lake! by ArtBYbeverly

:iconsugaree33-art:
CHARITY by Sugaree33-ArtLIKE WHITE ON RICE by Sugaree33-Art
TWO For my TEA by Sugaree33-ArtTHREE BLIND SHROOMS by Sugaree33-Art

:iconmadebyrona:
On a hot summer night... by MadeByRonaAlmost Home by MadeByRona
Game of the icequeens by MadeByRonaThinking About You by MadeByRona

:iconmirachravaia:
Mist-erious Castle by MirachRavaiaTree Stag t-shirt by MirachRavaia
Rest in my shade, and I will tell you a tale... by MirachRavaiaGolden Dust by MirachRavaia

:iconcmac13:
hi there by Cmac13Phoebe smiles by Cmac13
sweet smells by Cmac13whale of a day by Cmac13

:iconastrikos:
Take me Home? by AstrikosWhisper by Astrikos
Sadie by AstrikosIris by Astrikos

:iconourarea51:
From their "Animals" Folder:
The king of the forest by Momotte2The Culprit II by philippeL
Kitten by jankolasZoey by cindy1701d

:iconstopbsl:
From their "Adoptions"" Folder:
Rosemary by EverlastingWolfSasha 2 RSPCA Leeds by lozzzy
kitchi by MessiMutt:thumb328855195:

:icontheartofmanipulation:
From their "Mixed Manips" Folder:
Tree Nymph by brandrificusIn Her Dreams by amygdaladesign
The Dragon's Forest by KimmieKrazyHalloween story by MariLucia




:pointr: PLEASE NOTE: SANDY, Iluvbiscuit2 :iconiluvbiscuit2: HAS HER OWN PROJECT, which also involves CARDS, called:
"The Card Project"
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She states, it goes to pay off her horse, and advertise her photography, BUT she also plans to donate to a great cause called RDA: www.rda.org.au/

For A LOT more DETAILS and PRICING, PLEASE see her PROFILE PAGE, on down the LEFT-SIDE! :nod:

I am very excited for Sandy, and super proud of her!
:heart:



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:

:iconiloveit-plz:
:iconphilippel: :iconjocelyner: :iconmeljean1: :iconartbycher: :icondanaanderson: :iconjenna-rose: :iconbewilderedconfused: :iconflyvapnet: :iconshirimasen: :iconiluvbiscuit2: :icontigles1artistry: :iconarte-de-junqueiro: :icongeak-of-nature: 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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SAID & DID Features!


I thank each of the following people for the various extra that they've said and/or done for me, lately.
:note: NOT related to my Birthday!


:thanks: :rose:

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:thumb332128040:P A S T E L scene. by xBAKURA-star

:iconenalla:
Stare into the eyes of a predator by EnallaFeeling blue by Enalla

:iconravingeaglemedia:
Blue Fiber Optic Ring by RavingEagleMediaVocal Training by RavingEagleMedia

:icondanaanderson:
Order for Kai by DanaAndersonYummies for you by DanaAnderson

:iconlirulin-yirth:
Sunlit And Smiling by Lirulin-yirthColourful cave II by Lirulin-yirth

:iconingelore:
caught by IngeloreEaster Bunny by Ingelore

:iconchryssalis:
PEACE AND PURITY.. by chryssalisSILENCE by chryssalis

:iconphilippel:
Fluffy Baby for Jocelyne by philippeLDUNE Arising Sandworm by philippeLEmma Watson by philippeL

:iconastrikos:
In the Palm of My Hand by AstrikosI Want Love by AstrikosM Fractal by Astrikos

:icongigi50:
The old stump by gigi50Look into my eyes by gigi50Celebrations by gigi50

:iconsesam-is-open:
Goblen- Portrait of a Lady by sesam-is-openPerfect Dessert For Tonight by sesam-is-openLOVE by sesam-is-open

:iconcraigp-photography:
Why are you taking my photo by craigp-photography5715 by craigp-photographyCountry Crossroads by craigp-photography

:iconjocelyner:
Rainy Day In Autumn by JocelyneRFlower Embrace by JocelyneRA Christmas Gift? BW by JocelyneR

:iconsalemcat:
Ravens Night by SalemCatRosedown Barn and Carriage by SalemCatMr. Salems Profile Shot by SalemCat

:iconcandysamuels:
crystal clear.. by candysamuelsMarilyn Monroe... by candysamuelsLake Arbor sunset.. by candysamuels

:iconsurrealistic-gloom:
Spruce Cones by surrealistic-gloomRaven by surrealistic-gloomGloomy Tree by surrealistic-gloom

:iconcmac13:
dare ya by Cmac13the crest by Cmac13on the edge by Cmac13


This list is, by no means, complete!
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:note: A VERY SPECIAL Feature to thank those, mentioned waaay above in the "GIFT SECTION", for the various extra that each one did for helping to celebrate my :cake: Birthday :cake: on dA!  Their actual gifts can be found in the "Gift Box" located on my Profile Page.

KISS by JamminJoPrairie Dog by JamminJoSnooze by JamminJoas night falls by candysamuels
Meet me at the pier.. by candysamuelsJohn Wayne by candysamuelsHappy Birthday Judina by Tigles1ArtistryFOR YOU GIGI.... by Tigles1Artistry
25 de Abril Bridge, Lisbon, Portugal by Tigles1Artistrys c a t t e r e d by creativemikeya r t i c u l a t e by creativemikeyIntense Situation by creativemikey
Gold treasure by Lirulin-yirthFair and proud by Lirulin-yirthGlorious bunch by Lirulin-yirthRed Heart Red Passion by SetsiAngelSailor
In Fairy Land by SetsiAngelSailorBehind the mask by SetsiAngelSailorSmoke on the Water Fire in the Sky by PhotographsByBri:thumb336824291:
:thumb333125325:Mr. Cross eyes by PhotographsByBriDisco Nights by AnnissinaA Better World by Annissina
Rose Marble by Annissina:thumb306478096::thumb311760561:The Lonely Gull by SalemCat
Sunset and Silhouette by SalemCatMetairie Cemetery by SalemCatShadow Squared by wingsofdragonsCrimson Beauty........ by wingsofdragons
Just Outside my Door by wingsofdragonsFelicidad by LUCILALEYLAAre You Lonesome Tonight by LUCILALEYLAHAPPY BIRTHDAY JUDINA by LUCILALEYLA
Malaysian Passion Flower ~ The Lotus by ArtBYbeverlyAll Aboard! by ArtBYbeverly:thumb296574284:Another classic by ArtBYbeverly
.:.: Whimsical :.:. by AdARDurden.: Just Passing Through :. by AdARDurden+Proud+ by AdARDurdenWake Me Up Inside by sesam-is-open
Solstice by sesam-is-openDistinct by sesam-is-opendark morning sky by BlueIvyVioletlooking for the perfect spot by BlueIvyViolet
pretty leaves by BlueIvyVioletAlpin argus in the summer end by Momotte2In the eye of the Lapland owl by Momotte2A flower for Tammara by Momotte2
Post Card from Dauphin Island... by LadyAliceofOzSunset Reflections.... by LadyAliceofOzMy favorite color of autumn! by LadyAliceofOzSunset At Paradise by TThealer56
Life's a beach... by TThealer56A Simple Orange Lilly by TThealer56Lady by jankolasBlack Empress by jankolas
Raven by jankolasPeering into a Mystery by Brian-B-PhotographyThe Family that Hunts Together.. by Brian-B-PhotographyDawn's Early Light 1 by Brian-B-Photography
Farewell Summer by karlajkittyPumpkin Patch by karlajkittyPetals And Pearls by karlajkittyLonely Bird On The Tree by surrealistic-gloom
Gloomy Vine in Autumn by surrealistic-gloomBouquet Of Birch Trees In Spring by surrealistic-gloomFading Autumn by PhilluppusPurple Tulips II by Philluppus
MANDALA DESIGN 118 by PhilluppusSEASIDE HORSES by primalfuryan6 CATS by primalfuryanBobby in the fall leaves by bewilderedconfused
B.B. by bewilderedconfusedMacro Marigold by bewilderedconfusedThe Crow by DeviousWitchO hai there by DeviousWitch
In her own world by DeviousWitchI'm here for you by CozyComfyCouchA Glimpse of Autumn by CozyComfyCouchAlways in my Prayers by CozyComfyCouch
This Path is Reckless by cowboyB0BDay 207- Brighter by cowboyB0BAll We Are is Skin and Bones by cowboyB0Bupstairs by Ingelore
lantern by Ingeloredreaming of spring by Ingelore:thumb336241460::thumb184492231:
:thumb118015450:Up into the sky ... by MiarathMagic is cute? by MiarathVinnie - WIP VI by Miarath
Sleepy by EnallaCalm Evening II by EnallaHanging on by EnallaIt Was a Case of Decency by Corvidae65
T R I B E S by Corvidae65Happy Birthday Alice by Corvidae65Small Dragonfly On A Columbine by JocelyneRWe Shall Never Forget! by JocelyneR
Coquine's Profile by JocelyneRCosta's Hummingbird by LydiaRhianneQueen of the Underbite by LydiaRhianneViking Past by LydiaRhianne
Frayed by LydiaRhianneMoonlight Dance by seven-sEaster Wishes by seven-sMagic Carpet by seven-s
Purple light on the night by ShinyHeelsMorning pearl by ShinyHeelsHigher and higher by ShinyHeelsRose by hiaamir
Giraffe by hiaamirWhat a Wonderful World by BrightStar2The Little Things by BrightStar2River's Flow by BrightStar2
Where is my heart by Ecathe5 City Ruins background pack by EcatheStella My baby by Ecathe7:25 am by kriakao
los arboles de cobre.. by kriakaocamouflage by O-GoshRugged edge by O-Goshsummer ville by O-Gosh
Pinkish by uae4uTogether.. 2nd edition by uae4uStarflower by hoshitsuFly in the blue sky by hoshitsu
red carpet by marob0501fear no danger by marob0501delicate fragile by marob0501Waxwing banquet by Yanagi-no-Yume
Road to the end of the world by Yanagi-no-YumeUnattained by Yanagi-no-YumeFrozen Autumn days by gigi50American Coot junior by gigi50
It begins by gigi5029th October by RezzanATAKOLwillowy blossoms by RezzanATAKOLLightfall by RezzanATAKOL
Please choose a title for this photo :) by Cloudwhisperer67Beneath Statue of Liberty by Cloudwhisperer67G E N T L E__W H I S P E R by BlueAnomiSUnder the Shade by BlueAnomiS
Unforgettable by BlueAnomiSIm Parkhaus by feigenfruchtRed by feigenfruchtDer Herbstwald im Ganzen bw by feigenfrucht
please by Twins72uhhhhh by Twins72Snowowl 2 by Twins72Just a drawing I draw 4. by PinkMermaidLollipop
Thank you 1004 Page viewers. by PinkMermaidLollipopCerin Amroth by MirachRavaiaMeadow king's flute by MirachRavaiaShips of Alqualonde by MirachRavaia
Fractal Trilogy - 1. A Child is Coming by LaraBLNEthereal Softness by LaraBLNFantasy by LaraBLNDraw-Along Miss September by philippeL
As a solar eclipse by philippeLCalm Elan Valley by Deb-e-annVintage Car by Deb-e-annDrying Up by Deb-e-ann
Flower Face by SilverCurlyARTF-A-N-T-A-S-Y II by SilverCurlyARTGift for you by SilverCurlyARTIn November by Vampirbiene
Cold by VampirbieneLoved by the sun by VampirbieneA bitter-sweet day by Arte-de-JunqueiroA Prince amoungst men by Arte-de-Junqueiro
Autumn Approaches by Arte-de-JunqueiroAutumn Path by DanaAndersonSqueezing through by DanaAndersonBeauty Essence by DanaAnderson
My Boys by JulianasGrandmaGreat Wall l by JulianasGrandma:thumb293593955::thumb327708083:
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:party: A few B-Days from last part of OCT. and FIRST half of NOV. :party:

:iconpridescrossing: :cake:
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:iconjocelyner: :cake:
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:iconlacedshadowdiamond: :cake:
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:iconwinehaus: :cake:
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:iconluizalazar: :cake:
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:iconyanagi-no-yume: :cake:
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:icontoxicalice92: :cake:
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:iconpagan-live-style: :cake:
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:iconlittlefishpenguin95: :cake:
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:iconcrazygardener: :cake:
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:iconhappybirthdaycakeplz:

[I am sorry to not include everyone from this time period. Truly so difficult to do.]



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 105th Special Random Artist goes to Kiah :iconkick-artist:
He's a great traditional artist and photographer. I hope you'll visit him, but here are some examples:
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Criteria:
:bulletblue: Active on dA for 1 year or more.
:bulletblue: 10K page views or less.

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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: "Umbrella Art"

For a respectful tribute to the rain, the rainy seasons around the world, or perhaps for keeping off the bright sun, or for the sake of Umbrella Art, itself, I give you "The Art of Umbrellas":

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A few of my own:

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primalfuryan Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
That would have taken one hell of time to create this feature , beautiful & marvelous glad to be a part of it Tea:huggle::icongimmeheartplz:
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Eowyn831 Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Great feature. Thanks Tea! :tighthug:
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phantaz Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012
Thanks so much for the feature!
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InPluvia Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012
love umbrellas :aww:
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Ecathe Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks so much dear for the new feature of my works! :hug:
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Magical525 Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
So many wonderful images by so many wonderful artists all in a wonderful journal - what a lovely way to start the day :D
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AriaNeri Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012
I've been away from DA for a while and when I come back I find this beautiful surprise. Your features are always amazing and I can't even tell you how glad I am that you included one of my deviations.
Thank you so much for everything you are doing on DA, we really need someone like you! :tighthug:
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Nov 18, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for including my work in this beautiful feature Tea! :tighthug:
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JocelyneR Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012
What a wonderful journal, Tea, the featured images are awesome, and I love the Umbrella theme! :love:
Thank you so much for the beautiful feature! :iconlovecuddleplz:
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CozyComfyCouch Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2012  Professional Photographer
:hug: Thank you and big hugs! :hug:
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