Hello and Thank You to Anyone who has a chance to read my journal.
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...
I know time is precious. What??? Already into November?
Time flies... I wish you ALL a Novel and Noteworthy November! GIFTS
Thank you to my dear good friend Jocelyne
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/
Thank you to my so sweet friend Candy
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/
Thank you to my darling friend Athina
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/
Thank you to my very kind friend Ali
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… BIRTHDAY GIFTS
The ABOVE image is a dedication to the following people who made my "5th B-Day on dA" so extremely special:
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.
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! 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...
If there was space, I would name each of you, as well...
gift from each one above, is listed or featured in the "Gift Box"
on my profile page...
An EXTRA feature of their work, can be found below.
I hope you will accept this token image, as my total appreciation for each and every very thoughtful gift AND b-day wish! Personal 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.
I DO want to thank you all for your time and patience, especially where my time and work is required.
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.
For a few of those days, I was actually able to go out of town!
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.
I spent the rest of the time off, doing a few other different things than usual, and getting other types of work finished. Special Groups & Info.! %Unframed-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:
Unframed-Nature's BIG Autumn Contest:iconfireworkplz: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Next BIG Contest :iconfireworkplz:
:iconautumnplz: AUTUMN THEME: "Bold Perspectives on Autumn" :iconautumnplz:
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
The beautiful submissions areHERE: unframed-nature.deviantart.com…
Judging has just begun!
In another week and a half, or so, we should have the results.
By the way...
if you might be interested in becoming a part of the ADMIN. TEAM at our Group,
Administrator Application for Unframed-Nature%Unframed-Nature's Application for Administrative Position
Accepting Applications for Administrator Positions at %Unframed-Nature is now: OPEN!
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.
Also our Group now has a NEW LOCATION FOR DONATIONS of POINTS! ~Unframed-Nature-PTS
Thank you to ALL, who have donated so far! #WolfyDeviants
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!
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 Have you ever wanted to be part of the SOLUTION??
This might be the Group for you!
Check out recent Blogs:
November ThankstivityIt is easy to point out the flaws.... %stopBSL
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.
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.
One entry per deviant.
For this challenge, no mature content please. Let's make
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!
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
Also, from the Founder, and my friend, Sass Operation TNR
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
This awesome group is holding a great year-long project:"ART FOR TREES"
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
Also, the Founder and my friend Mirach,
is holding a game! WIN POINTS
sifro. - solve the codes and win points! 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.#DevNews
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!
First cipher: http://sta.sh/013oovslpt00
Submitting system: http://blazing-galaxy-3308.herokuapp.com/
This is a positive Group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way!
The latest Articles found Here:
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
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
There's not been a full article in a little while,
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
Sandy ~ Five Latest Developments
1. Storm Surge Flooding in New York City
2. Hurricane-Force Wind Gusts
3. Nearly Nine Million Without Power
**UPDATE #5** - GOAL REACHED WE HAVE 63,600 POINTSPlease this Journal so everyone can see it!
WE DID IT!
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!
I have to give a shoutout to =rainylake for donating the last 6,189 points! 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!
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
open for what's next! %dAWishingWell
Not only does The Well help grant dA wishes, but we host
various weekly and also, monthly events:"TUESDAY TREATS"
Tuesday Treats: Firsts...... another winter is upon us ... "WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY"
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!
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
All of it gets reported in..."WISHING WELL WEEKLY"
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print NOV. Nomimations
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |
The Noms: November (Giving Thanks!)The Noms %deviantHEART
Get your fill!
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!
`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!
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
This Group I love to work in promotes Positivity!
Current Contests, Projects, and Events:
ARKs: Kindness Quilt Contest! Winner! Acts of Random Kindness Contest
What are Acts of Random Kindness?
What is a Kindness Quilt?
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?
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.
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.%PetPicks
Your group doesn't have to be large by any means, just aimed to support the community and your fellow deviants.
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! Thank you!
If you see a group that has a community based goal, come and tell me. (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.)
Other things you can do besides donations
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
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
To help this lovely group finally become a SuperGroup,
consider donating POINTS
Thank you so much to those who donate
This points pool is on the page of NEW FOUNDER:
who is also a new admin., with us at %Unframed-Nature
Other Great Active Groups to Consider Joining,
and participating in their awesome activities! 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!
It's always busy! The Shelter Project! To ALL who have Supported the TWO ANNIVERSARY
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:
~~ Intro., Purpose of Article, History, and Info. ~~
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!
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
Thank you so much to everyone for all the truly outstanding support for the ANNIVERSARY of this project!
It has meant so very much.
REMEMBER- The South Coast Humane Society
DOES welcome The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
as an official fundraiser of theirs.
They are happy to have this, and help of any kind. EXTRA SPECIAL THANK YOU'S! First of All...
THANK YOU, [AGAIN] to those who have
'd "Part 2"
of THE SHELTER PROJECT,
HERE: The Shelter Project
was presented first, HERE:
Most recently I have updated with:
as a SPECIAL Thank-You to ALL dA Affiliates of the Project.
Thank you to all who continue to
the Project to at least simply spread the word, about helping animals in need.
is a big deal with a project like this, because by
'ing it DOES at least spread the word for a good cause.
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
enough for this amazing support which directly helps the animals in need!
A permanent feature of his work will appear on my profile page, and here is another feature of his work here: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
on behalf of the project.
From their "Animals" Folder:
From their "Adoptions"" Folder:
From their "Mixed Manips" Folder: PLEASE NOTE: SANDY, ~Iluvbiscuit2 HAS HER OWN PROJECT, which also involves CARDS, called:
"The Card Project"
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!
I am very excited for Sandy, and super proud of her!
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.
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,
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. 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!
The EXTRA Special THANK-YOU Features for DIRECT PURCHASES,
are also on the Profile Page, on the Left-side.
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!
are still there, and remain there, for their business AND repeat business of my work.
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.
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":
A few of my own: