Hello and Thank You to Anyone who has a chance to read my journal.
1. NEW- GIFTS & Other Cool Items
2. NEW- Away Note
3. NEW- Special Groups & Info.
4. NEW- Extra [EXTRA!] Special Thank You's!
5. NEW- Said & Did Features
6. NEW- 104th Special Random Feature!!
7. NEW- Special Edition Feature: "Autumn & A Spooky Touch"
8. NEW- Treasure Chest Features- Profile Page, Left-Side...
I know time is precious. What Happened to September??
Well, now that it's already here, I wish you ALL an OPTIMAL OCTOBER! GIFTS
Thank you to my very kind friend Dana
Such a beautiful nature image, that moves me, as well the sentiments along with it. Dana, has been a very kind and long-time friend, here on dA!
Please visit her fabulous work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my long-time good friend Sam
A lovely and emotive feeling image, with sweet words to match. Sam is awesome, and she and I go "way back" by now.
Please visit her amazing work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my very good friend Sandy
I can't help but love this! Plus her comments are so sweet and amazing... like she is!
Please visit her wonderful work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my dear friend Mel
What a truly beautiful gift, and with such thoughtfulness. Mel, has been such a wonderful and thoughtful friend, since meeting him on dA!
Please visit his fantastic work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my dear friend Martha
Such a stunning gift to be included with! Martha has meant a lot to me, for a looong time on dA!
Please visit her stunning work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my so sweet friend Beverly
A gorgeous gift from a gem of a friend, who I truly treasure.
Please visit her outstanding work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my very kind friend Samii
What a most delightful gift, I just can't help but adore, from a really lovely friend!
Please visit her outstanding work HERE: [link]
Thank you to my very dear friend Selina
This gave me such a smile!
And Selina's dear friendship always makes me smile, too!
Please visit her remarkable work HERE: [link]Other Types of "Gifts" or Cool Items
I'm also equally appreciative of these other following special things...
which for me, feel like gifts.
Thank you so much to Matthias `DemonMathiel
for featuring: as a Daily Deviation!
Also featured here:
Conceptual DD summary - September 2012Welcome to the Conceptual Photography Daily Deviation - summary of September 2012
I couldn't be more excited and so very pleased by this!
Thank you to everyone who has always supported me and my work, and those who had noticed and
'd this work BEFORE the DD, and to those who are supporting it now that they had seen that it received a DD.
I thank you ALL, for your gracious support!
something you like on dA, that you feel should receive a DD??
Then, please check this out:FAQ #18: Who selects Daily Deviations and how are they chosen?
Thank you to my friend Taylor
Interview with TeaPhotographyThe awesome :iconTeaPhotography: was kind enough to let me interview her!
She shares her tips for other photographers, her favorite thing about photography, and the animal she's always wanted to capture.
What's your favorite animal to photograph?
Well, I don't really have a "favourite", in the real sense of the word, since I do like ALL animals.
But, I think if I was going to pick just one, I would say domestic CATS, and that is only because for me, this is and always has been the easiest animal for me to photograph. This probably, has a lot to with the fact that I have the most experience in this area. Since heavily getting into photography, there have been a lot more various opportunities to photograph cats, and so I have had the most practice with this animal.
What do you find is the hardest thing about animal photography?
It isn't the easiest thing to do, to be honest, and I am not sure if there is one difficult thing more than another. But the first thing that came to mind, is the
from the Group
Founded by another friend Ami
This was a wonderful opportunity, and I thank them both, and the Group, itself. Personal AWAY Message!
Just a brief "AWAY Message" to let you all know that I will be away from dA [and the internet] completely from:OCTOBER 23rd through OCTOBER 30th or 31st
Last day around/available is Oct. 22nd and returning on Nov. 1st.
Taking a break, from ALL of my routines, which includes dA, my business, plus regular work, etc.,
It has been a while, since I've taken a really good break, and I need it for both mental and physical health.
It is very possible, I will actually be going out of town during some of this time.
In fact, I truly hope this will happen!
It's just one of those necessities, in order not to burn out on everything I regularly do.
I know you understand! Special Groups & Info.!
My Main Group has just begun our next BIG CONTEST: 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
You can also read about it AND submit DIRECTLY to the Contest Folder, HERE: [link]
available for FIRST PLACE!!
Not to mention, we have other fantastic prizes, including many features!
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!
If ANYONE, would like to take over the Foundership of
PLEASE NOTE ME!
It's a small group, almost 500 Members, and someone there just surprised us, by making it a
So, it's already been SUPERED!
This group has been hanging on for several years now, and I had led it as Co-Founder for several months, and then it was left completely, and then dA made me Founder to "save it" and so I've been trying to keep it alive as Founder for over a year now.
But, I can no longer give it any of the attention it needs and deserves, for a variety of reasons.
Right now, it is low-key and basic, but because it is still this way, it has MUCH possibility to be shaped as the new Founder would like!
If a new Founder isn't found by November... the group will likely close up permanently.
#SolutionsSanctuary Have you ever wanted to be part of the SOLUTION??
This might be the Group for you!
Check out recent Blogs:
A Guide to Group-Hosted Contests on dAIntroduction
The ever-wonderful ^ValaSedai posted an article about Individually Hosted Contests this morning. It covered a lot of important stuff like gathering prizes and organizing your entries. This guide is going to cover much of the same stuff, but from a group admin's point of view.
Prepare and Organize
The Summer Contest that myself, =SilverInkblot, and `thetaoofchaos hosted through =DailyLitDeviations literally took months of planning. We wrote and revised the prompt, rules, entry guidelines, prizes, judging guidelines, and more. Then when the contest was announced, people had questions and the questions most frequently asked were added to an FAQ section in the article. Then there was collecting and finalizing the
Points Challenge: Be A Hero, Report a Miscat!
Miscats: What are they? Why do they matter? How do they happen?
REMINDER: This challenge is only open until October 31st! Get your comments in by then or miss out on points!
A "miscat" is a deviation that has been submitted to the wrong gallery, or mis-categorized, on deviantART. For example, literature does not belong in the photography gallery, even if there is a photograph supplied as a preview picture for the writing.
They matter for several reasons. Miscats make searching for specific types of deviations tedious, particularly if you are looking for newer submissions. A search of the Writing Tutorials gallery for popular deviations in the last 24 hours brought up four deviations, all miscats. Miscats also make the site disorganized and even harder to navigate for new comers. Lastly, they make your work harder to reach by taking up space in the wrong gallery.
I'm sure others can think of reasons why miscats are annoying, and I invite you to leav
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!
"A Warning to Pit Bull Owners Everywhere"Info, Rules & Guidelines || The F A Q || The List of Targeted Breeds
The Complete Member List || RARE! BotM Features || stopBSL on FaceBook
A Warning to Pit Bull Owners Everywhere
© Written by ~glassreflections
As many of you might have seen, there is a threat against all pit bulls out there that has gone viral.
Warning Post - Unofficial "National Kill A Pit Bull Day"
In a sickeni
Also, from the Founder, and my friend, Sass Operation TNR
Check out their NEW SITE, which is also linked now in the above Article...[link]
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!
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! 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/
to participate, you need do one (or both) of the two following things:
a) donate points into the pool on my front page (they are points solely for the prizes in this game) - you can donate any number of points, starting at 1, if you didn't already
b) post a journal about this game
(c) or at least this journal, if you really don't
This is a positive Group spinning the world of dA NEWS your way!
The latest Article is 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 new article in a little while,
Keep your eyes
open for what's next!
Not only does The Well help grant dA wishes, but we host
various weekly and also, monthly events:"TUESDAY TREATS"
Tuesday Treats: The Little Thingsmmm, peppermints "WONDERFUL WEDNESDAY"
Sometimes it is the little things that can make all the differences in our lives. For me, it is a smile, a peppermint candy or the offer to help wash the dishes. What little things make your life a little bit brighter? Find a deviation that shows a little thing that makes you smile 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 week, we indulged in PURPLE!!!
Have a suggestion? Just send the group a note with subject of Tuesday Treats Suggestion!
Wonderful WednesdayHello Dear Members, Watchers and Visitors
It's the middle of the week again
Time to 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.
* 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
All of it gets reported in..."WISHING WELL WEEKLY"
WishingWell WeeklyThe Wishlist | Granted Wishes | Featured Member | Featured Print OCT. Nomimations
Point Features | Well Wishes | Tuesday Treats |
The Noms: October (Awareness Month - New Features)The Noms
Get your fill!
The Special in October
October is AWARENESS MONTH. This month, I think it would be great if we were aware of people needing commissions and people hosting contests! Sometimes it can be really hard to get your name out there. So if you know someone who needs some points or cash and has commissions open, link us to their commission info in the comments with a little explanation of why you think it is great to commission them! And if you know of any great contests going on where people can win cool stuff, link us to the contest with a little explanation of what makes the contest great! We will add it here!
"Senior" I am already at 58 years of age... Also I believe I have contributed quite a lot to the DA community, may be more as a "Public Relations" type of person and "Information Desk", not to mention using my Counselling
This Group I love to work in promotes Positivity!
Current Initiatives as Featured on their Front Page:
Acts of Random Kindness!Hi there, fellow deviants!
In this small introductory journal, I'd like to explain an idea for a project I'm expanding upon.
So stay put, it's going to be an interesting read, I promise!
What are Acts of Random Kindness?
Acts of Random Projects, also known as ARKs is a project that was initially started by `MzzAzn and builds upon the idea of "paying it forward".
Basically, each month you commit yourself to doing at least one or two (or more) random acts of kindness to spread positivity throughout the community.
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 goal and in a various amount of other ways. The main idea is simply to do something constructive to make another person smile. It doesn't need to be a big gesture, it's the sentiment behind it that counts.
Why should I participate?
Besides the fac
100 Premium Memberships; 63,600 points!I am looking to collect 63,600 points by 25 December 2012!
I am raising 63,600 points to give 100 3-month premium memberships on Christmas Day of 2012, to give a little something back to deviants who give a lot to the community. I cannot do this alone.
How do you donate?
To donate to this cause, go to `JoseFelipeM's page and click "Donate" on the donation pool, or go to the "Give" drop-down menu at the top-right of the page and select "Give Points." No matter which way you give, I still get them!
How else can you help besides donating?
To further help the cause, please favourite this news article and feature it in your next journal, poll, and send it to your friends! It will really mean a lot to the future recipients and myself. It doesn't matter how many watchers you have, but I need your help for this to be known to everyone site-wide!
You can also show your support with this stamp!
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.
I can't do it without you. If you'd like to donate, go Here or go to `Infinite-Heart 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
This fun pet and nature group is hosting a fun MINI-CONTEST:"Pets in Action"
Read all about it HERE:
PetPicks Mini Contest- Pets In Action!Theme: Pets in Action.
Deadline: 28th September- 20th October
Judges: :iconIluvbiscuit2: :iconWindInTheCoffeeCup:
2 Submission Limit Per member.
No (M) rated themes, no animal abuse or humans present in photograph
Must be the Highest resolution that your camera goes.
Image must NOT contain any sort of digital writing, other than a small watermark.
#PetPicks Group Feature.
#Unframed-Nature Group Feature.
#Mesmerizing-Animals Group Feature.
#Cat-Lovers-Group Group Feature.
~Iluvbiscuit2 Personal Feature.
*WindInTheCoffeeCup Personal Feature.
60 ~ ~PetPicksPoints
20 ~ *WindInTheCoffeeCup
75 ~ *pergamjee
Small Commission ~lluvia-estival
#PetPicks Group Feature.
#Unframed-Nature Group Feature.
#Mesmerizing-Animals Group Feature.
#Cat-Lovers-Group Group Feature.
~Iluvbiscuit2 Personal Feat
To help this lovely group finally become a SuperGroup,
consider donating POINTS
Thank you so much!
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: [link]
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. 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, or even donated
on behalf of the project, or created some other type of support for the project. 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: [link]
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: [link]
. 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.