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VOTE on JUNE and Special News

Journal Entry: Sun Jun 30, 2013, 1:45 AM


:iconhappysunplz: Voting on Top Submissions of JUNE 2013! :iconhappysunplz:

:iconlovewhiteplz: JUNE Will Be An ADMIN.-ONLY Voting Month :iconlovewhiteplz:

:iconloveyellowplz: :iconloveyellowplz: :iconloveyellowplz: :iconloveyellowplz:

~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~ HOW TO VOTE ~~~ :icontulipplz: ~~~

Most Months, we hold a WHOLE GROUP Membership Voting, and we Welcome our AWESOME MEMBERS/[plus ADMIN.!!] to VOTE on what each feel are the TOP Submissions from the Month, out of our Folders!
We believe this is the Group's Group.

:heart: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :heart:

:note: HOWEVER, this is the FIRST time this year, that we will be needing to have an ADMIN.-ONLY vote.

My fellow-Admins., have already been given this info., with links, instructions, and dates, and they will do great,
as they always do, when they've carried the votes themselves in the past!
:clap: :clap: :clap:

I want to thank you ALL for understanding...
and especially express my deepest gratitude to all of our amazingly dedicated Members who
vote every month, or at least nearly every month!

And I want to thanks any of you newer members who JUST began to vote in this monthly event for your first times.

:rose: :rose: :rose:

PLEEEEEASE, come back again during the first week of August, to VOTE ON JULY! :nod:
Look for the voting journal to come out on AUGUST first!

So, this brings me to....

:iconwhiteflowerplz: Admin., Away Dates :iconwhiteflowerplz:

Your Founder will be Away:

Last day on dA: JUNE 30th [late into that night, so early into the morning of July 1st.]
Away: JULY 1st through July 18th, 19th, or 20th
Planned Return: By JULY 21st, for certain.


Therefore, "The Top Submissions of JUNE & News" will be out a lot later in the month, than usual!!

Thank you for your patience and understanding. :heart:

:iconballoonsplz: Our Group’s NEWS & UPCOMING EVENTS! :iconballoonsplz:

:trophy: Upcoming Monthly Themes & CONTEST! :trophy:

:bulletpurple: AUGUST'S Theme: "Two of a Kind"

:bulletpurple: SEPTEMBER'S Theme: "Animals in Action"

:bulletorange: NEXT BIG CONTEST BEGINS ON OCTOBER 1st: Theme to be Announced! :la:

:bulletpurple: DECEMBER'S Theme: To Be Announced!


:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Coming SOON... Again! :iconspreadmoreloveplz:
Our VERY Special Edition News Articles...

Volume One:

Unframed-Nature's Special Edition Article VOL. 1:iconhello3plz::iconhello4plz:
:iconcuteheartzblue: Welcome to Unframed-Nature's Special Edition Article, Vol. 1 :iconcuteheartzblue:
:iconlovethesunshineplz: MAIN PURPOSE :iconlovethesunshineplz:
In Addition to our FIVE original folders that we've had since the beginning of 2012,
and the News Folder that we added in the middle of 2012,
we added FIVE Special Folders to our Group, at the beginning of 2013.
The main reason we did this, was to bring a deeper meaning to our Group, as far as our love and concerns for Nature.
With special news articles after every three months, which will reflect the work submitted to these folders, we are able to help share and spread awareness about particular issues that have an impact on Nature, which we would likely care about given the original idea for this group, to begin with.  If you joined this group it is because you love and care about Nature,

Next one due in JULY! :boogie:

:note: It will be later in July than I would prefer, and somehow juggled with our
"Top Subs Subs of June.... "  but it'll just get figure out, somehow! :lol:

Anyway, so, please tell others about these special folders, so that more Group Members and Potential Members,
will have the benefit of submitting to them! :thanks:


:iconrainbowsparklesplz: Extra Special Loveliness! :iconrainbowsparklesplz:

Check this out from inknalcohol 
on behalf of the group: :iconfella:

:iconiloveit-plz: Group Therapy: PhotographyTeaPhotography of Unframed-Nature is sitting on Fella's couch for this month's session.
For  those of you not familiar with this series, each month we'll be delving  into a group that is dedicated to their members and giving back to the  dA Community through exposure, hosting regular events and just being an  all around awesome place for deviants to settle in and feel  welcome.

In a couple sentences, can you please describe what your group is about?
Our group at Unframed-Nature has always mainly focused on Nature, especially the beauty of Nature. However, over time, we have come to develop our group to also reflect many of the realities of Nature, and our concerns for Earth in general, such as the issues regarding what is not healthy about our environment, and the perils that many wild and domestic animals face.  The intent of this developme

This was truly one amazing honour and opportunity for our group, when we were approached via group notes.
I think overall the article/interview turned out wonderfully...

I am not sure why the title says, "Photography" - we have asked, though.
Also none of the random selections of 'Scapes I gave him are reflected...
BUT, other than THESE,

and an honour to be asked here at:

And, take a look at THIS:
:iconiloveit-plz: Present for the group Unframed-Nature-PTS by FractalBee :iconiloveit-plz:

created by Hannah :iconfractalbee: a beloved and very supportive member of our group,

And not just :iconunframed-nature:

but more specifically, for:

:points: OUR POINTS ACCOUNT! :points:

Read inside for the details of her thoughtful and generous intent behind this GORGEOUS Mandala!

Thank you so much Hannah, on behalf of our Group at Unframed-Nature


:icondonatepointsgreenplz: POINTS For Our Group! :icondonatepointsgreenplz:

To Donate Points :points: to our Group...

Our Donation Account Page is HERE:

:points: Unframed-Nature-PTS  :iconunframed-nature-pts: :points:

Our Monthly Themes, are treated like "Mini-Contests" and we do use some points for prizes.

We have three more scheduled for 2013- read in appropriate above section for details.

PLUS, we have ONE more REALLY BIG CONTEST, for 2013, which will begin:
OCTOBER 1st, 2013. :nod:
We go all out on these.

Upon occasion we use points for other things, but the usage is always publicized.

THEN, SUPERGROUP Renewal is on: DECEMBER 1st!!!


It's really not too early to think about, since time always seems to be flying-
it'll be here before we know it! :nod:

It's hard to believe that 2013 is half over! :faint:

:note: Please NOTE: I update our points account, periodically, but I do NOT log-in to that account on a daily basis, AT ALL.
Maybe two times a month. So, I appreciate your patience and understanding.

Any and ALL Donations are always HIGHLY appreciated... and you will read on the donation page, how you will be recognized and rewarded for your very kind generosity!


:highfive: Admins. for Unframed-Nature! :highfive:

We are currently taking Admin. applications if you are interested in joining our TEAM!
Please read the following application, answer the questions inside, and then NOTE your answers to me,
Tea, TeaPhotography

:iconteamoplz: Administrator Application for Unframed-NatureUnframed-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

It's really NOT as formal as it looks. We just want to get to know our future volunteer team members, better!
We are a really great team to work with, too. :heart:

:thanks: :icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz::icongrouphugplz: :thanks:

:iconspreadmoreloveplz: Affiliate Groups’ News & CONTESTS :iconspreadmoreloveplz:

As you know, we love and adore our affiliates, and there are even quite a few that we promote, help, support, and feature on an ongoing basis...

however, due to lack of time, and other issues, I hope you'll understand that THIS time, we will not have a full section of Affiliate info.

Feel free to check out the Affiliate section under our previous recent news article, or even my recent profile journal.

:note: BUT PLEASE NOTE, that we will CONTINUE to do our BESTS to at least PROMOTE any Affiliate Contests on our Profile Page, down the left-hand side if you NOTE THE GROUP!
This is all curtesy of our wonderful Co-Founder, Sandy :iconiluvbiscuit2:,
the Manager of Contest Promotions for Unframed-Nature 

Thank you for your attention to our Wonderful Affiliates. :thanks:


Thank you ALL,
Members and hard working Admins. alike!

:note: A SPECIAL THANKS to my ADMINS., for continuing to be so loyal and do such a fabulous job with our Group!

I just LOVE our TEAM, here!

:iconbutterflyplz:  :iconbutterflyplz: :iconbutterflyplz:

We, at Unframed-Nature wish you ALL a Joyful July!

We look forward to seeing more of your outstanding submissions
during this next month! :aww:


:heart: , Tea

:iconloveyellowplz: :iconloveyellowplz: :iconloveyellowplz: :iconloveyellowplz:

CSS and Photo By Michelle Ramey
This is our group's monthly event!
Although this time, only our Admins., will work on it,
but we still use this monthly news article to present information to our Members!
Enjoy! :heart:
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Iluvbiscuit2 Featured By Owner Jul 10, 2013  Professional Photographer
Thanks Tea, it really is not an issue, I am struggling to find time to get on here and do stuff, but I think I am just going to have to make time! :heart:
LydiaRhianne Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Hope your time off goes well, Tea! :hug:
sesam-is-open Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013
:iconalesiandra: :iconsincerelystephanie:
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Have a wonderful visit with Lots of hugs and kisses :iconadorableplz::iconbugplz:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
I appreciate ALL, very much dearest Gigi! 
gigi50 Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Nestharon Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional Writer
Namaste. I just noticed the vote and I am sorry but I wasn't near computer to vote :( but I will vote next month :), I just somehow felt that I should write this message. Don't know really why, but I felt it and this is the kind of person I am ;p take care. Love and Light. Namaste! :pray:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh, if you mean for June, no worries- this month our Admins., are going to do it for June, okay?

It will be easier for me since I will be gone so much of July, and make the process easier upone return. :nod:

But I really do appreciate it when you write comments and notes- you are a nice friend, and very nice to the group, too! :heart:
Many Blessings! Namaste! :pray:
Nestharon Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional Writer
Thank you and I wish you Love and Light on your trip, journey or travel ;p
heartinart Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a wonderful month!
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, you too! :cuddle:
awesome43 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
:wavw: :iconteaplz: Have a great time visiting with your mom and dad. I am sure they will be very happy to meet your latest non human kids and also visit with the ones they already know their non-human grand kids are growing in numbers and I am sure some will come running wagging their tails, purring etc..wanting to be loved etc...
I will miss you here on DA but will e-mail privately.
I am so happy for you, I know you wanted this to happen.

:iconhug1plz: for your mom and dad. :iconheartcandleplz:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
And a Happy FOURTH!
awesome43 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
You too sweet :iconteaplz: It is going to be hot but, they say not as hot as today. It was 105 yesterday and hotter today I don't even want to look at the thermometer and find out. LOL :iconhug1plz:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Oh Denyse, my very dear friend! :huggle:
Thank you for these lovely wishes... yes, my dad only knows about Daisy the dog, as our new addition since their visit from last year at this time, and for him it is isn't an a "new-in-number" pet, because we got Daisy last August, but lost our dear Malori beagle this past November... what he doesn't know is about our two additional cats.  My mom knows ALL, and we're just going to see if he even notices before we bring it up. It's just slightly different with him. ;)

But... yes! :hug:

I will miss dA, too, it will be strange, as it's a bit long to be away, but I do hope to see emails privately... I WILL be on later tonight, 
and then that's it.

Thanks for hugs and wishes for us all! 

You are an ultimate sweetheart!

awesome43 Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
I love you too sweet :iconteaplz: and I wish for you the very best of time with your mom and dad where you mind will soar, your heart will swell with love and happiness and your pain will fade away.
:iconhug1plz: :iconheartcandleplz: :iconkimberely::iconrbheartplz:
LayaboutJoe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013

Have fun, Tea, during your absence/hiatus/holiday/vacation from deviantART!  Tell jokes, do magic tricks, grant interviews, invent things, teleport to distant planets, etc.  Or, just lay about and relax!  We'll see you again soon, my friend.

Life Magazine
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Why thank you so much, Joe! :aww:
And thank you for the giggle, too! :giggle:

My greatest goal is to achieve the latter in your list! ;)

While it sounds the easiest, for me it is my greatest challenge! :giggle:

Anyway, I really do appreciate it, my friend! :wave:

And a Happy FOURTH!
LayaboutJoe Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013

Happy Independence Day to you too, Tea! We'll see you when you get back from your, erm, retreat.

JulianasGrandma Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013
Have a wonderful month my friend:hug:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I wish  you the very same, dearest Allie! :cuddle:
And a Happy FOURTH!
JulianasGrandma Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013
Hansmar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Have a great holiday Tea! :heart:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
I appreciate that very much! :heart:
I wish you well, too. :wave:
Hansmar Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Clu-art Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Have a good time!
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Aw, well thank you Christian, it's nice of you! :wave:
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
:hug: have a good month Tea :hug:
TeaPhotography Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thanks much, Dave! :hug:
You, too! 
And a Happy FOURTH!
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
you too Tea :hug:
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