While I DO appreciate when images of mine are purchased through dA, I can't fund The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/… via purchases through dA. I just can't make enough to then give donations TO The South Coast Humane SocietyAND purchase the materials for the prints or Greetings cards, at the same time. That is why, for this project, it is for direct purchases only. See above that above link, for how to do it.
Plenty of people, right here on dA, have made purchases, and their names with their permanent features, are on my Profile Page. It's really easy to help out.
Please feel free to contact Tea, of Tea Photography at: firstname.lastname@example.org or NOTE her directly if you have an account here at dA, if you have any questions about any of the pieces you see here in Tea's Store Front.
Also, Tea recommends if a print purchase is initiated, and if for some reason, the buyer receives a message that it does not pass inspection, to please NOTE Tea or send an email to Tea at email@example.com, so she can simply remedy the situation as soon as possible. That way the buyer can re-attempt the purchase right away.
Likewise, for information, on how to purchase virtually ANY images as prints, directly through Tea Photography [whether they're currently available in THIS store does NOT matter] from Tea Photography's galleries, HERE:teaphotography.deviantart.com/… please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org or NOTE Tea, directly.
All past, current, and future orders, both through dA and through Tea Photography, directly, are so genuinely appreciated beyond measure.
Tea opened her own site with MUCH help, and still with MUCH need for additions to be added and improvements to be made in the future! But it's there, so feel free to visit, and return for updates and to watch it GROW! Thank you for your support.
The 411 on Tea of Tea Photography
Tea, of Tea Photography, has been working in the Arts in some kind of realm since she was a child.
She was a ballet dancer for six years, and learned some of a couple other dance forms, too.
She has played mostly piano, and clarinet since childhood, learned less of a couple others, but especially loved what little she gleaned from guitar in her older years.
Additionally, in her older years, she became heavily involved with Martial Arts, specifically Kemscrima-Doh. Black belt certification was eventually earned. It is a beautifully mixed art, where she learned what it was comprised of in its purities, as well as blended, and therefore understanding a lot about favouring balance in all things and the acceptance and value in variety.
Her roots dig deepest in writing, since childhood, where she could never be seen without a notebook or diary. In her notebooks, at age 6, she claimed her stories, were "Children's Stories" and she did her own illustrations. These were done in pencil and crayons.
Tea also never went without sketch pads and charcoal pencils. Though, most anything was game, it seemed her favourite subject was trees.
About the age of 9, she received her first camera, a Kodak. This opened up another realm in the artistic world. She's never ceased in photography ever since.
When the button fell out of it, she knew her parents would not buy another, so resourcefully, she pulled the pink eraser out of a standard yellow pencil and stuck it in the hole and covered it with black electrical tape, and on she went, for a few more years in the life of that camera.
Tea has many interests and sees Life, itself, as a living and breathing Art. She believes that:
***Life is Art, Messy yet Beautiful all at Once.***
Because she has many interests and values diversity, she feels her work reflects this. She believes that she speaks to a wonderfully varied audience, and therefore she has something for everyone.
She has a strong desire to combine artistic efforts with important issues like Nature, Environmental Issues, Animal Rights, Emotive Scenes, etc. ...
Tea conceives that photography, and art in general, can promote healing, build bridges, and create knowledge, peace, and understanding between people.
She has such a passion for compassion.
Tea also subscribes to the personal well-being which photography, art in general, and the freedom to be creative, cultivates in her own life.
Tea has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Liberal Studies with a Multicultural Emphasis and a Masters of Arts Equivalency in Education.
Tea has a Bilingual [English-Spanish] Teaching Credential. Tea is a Certified Black Belt in Kemscrima-Doh. Tea is Certified in Energy & Alternative Therapies, an umbrella for a wide range of healing services. She is currently an ongoing student of Japanese Language Studies, and plans to finish her studies in French in the future. While she considers herself an ongoing student of Photography, she owns Tea Photography as a business, at the same time. Part of it is here on deviantART.