Thank you so much for
stopping by my Profile Page.
My name is:
of Tea Photography©
My main overall project, both where I am from locally, but especially HERE on dA,
where the project was born is this:
If you stay a bit, you will find my Galleries reflect various works of art-
each with a purpose, and special meaning for me.
You are welcomed here, and I truly DO appreciate your visit.
The best way to tell, ask, or SHOW me something
( However, for anyone disingenuous, I am set up to be alerted,
and know if it is spam, before I even open it.)
I do NOT want to miss anything of VALUE from YOU!
You *CAN* send me a dA Note, for those with dA Accounts, it's just that this method
continues to take me MUCH longer to reply to- though I DO eventually see it.
Thank you in advance for your understanding and your kindnesses!
The Shelter Project
is VERY near and dear to my heart.
And it all started at the end of Summer 2010.
Update of THE SHELTER PROJECT, 2018 and Beyond...
We are having the EIGHTH (8th) Anniversary,
It was first introduced inside HERE:
Then, also introduced HERE:
and then, here:
In MOST BASIC TERMS,
Purchases on behalf of "The Shelter Project"
have donations going to animals who:
Are in NEED of spays and neuters, and definitely other medical needs of a wide variety!
For the details on this, please SEE the most recent NEWS ARTICLE on "The Shelter Project":
Update of THE SHELTER PROJECT, 2018 and Beyond...
PROCEEDS GO TO:
WHAT CAN YOU PURCHASE to DONATE & HELP THE ANIMALS OF
THE SHELTER PROJECT?
The newest News Article is very detailed about this...
Scroll toward the bottom for the LIST of Photo Products and Jewelry Products,
including and PRICES, and Price RANGEST:
Update of THE SHELTER PROJECT, 2018 and Beyond...
And to see ALL CURRENTLY UPLOADED JEWELRY WORK,
GO HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
More images of jewelry to come during 2018 and 2019!!!
Prices will vary quite a bit, so simply contact me by email, which works best, or dA Note, if you are interested in anything you see.
You could also, visit: teaphotography.com
However there has rarely been time to keep it maintained,
and I think it redirects back to my dA site here.
I'm always willing to give MORE INFO. and details surrounding this very helpful cause and Project for animals in need.
Simply ask via email: firstname.lastname@example.org, which I will see first, and even likely answer before seeing a dA Note. But I will do the best I can in either case.
Thanks in Advance for your patience & understanding.
And YES, I have PAYPAL exactly for this project!
I would like to thank EACH person who HAS 'd ANY works directly about The Shelter Project or even my shelter/rescue animals in general.
You have helped tremendously by the spreading of the awareness of an immensely good cause that helps animals!
THANK YOU SO MUCH to THE SHELTER PROJECT AFFILIATES and SUPER AFFILIATES of dA
The following dA Groups and individuals with dA Accounts have been especially instrumental in a variety of ways- with their extra special support of The Shelter Project. Several of them have even made purchases- a few more than once!
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This Affiliate List was updated, as of:
If you have donated AT LEAST 300 points or more, over time, you should be here. If you are not, feel free to contact me. It is easy for me to lose track.
The animals and I continue to be VERY grateful, for all that you've done,
and continue to do. More than you can imagine!
YES, "The Shelter Project" is STILL up and running, and has had a GREAT start in 2018, already!
Can't wait to finally get an updated JOURNAL out also- it's been too long- as in years!
I know, we'll all believe it when we see it, me more than anyone!
Here's the current link of where "The Shelter Project" has supported our animals in need, for the last nearly 8 years:
There has been A LOT of changes with this shelter in the last few of years,... & a couple of the more pertinent ones I'd rather share in this journal I HOPE to get posted.
This Points Pool Originally Began as Special Fundraising on Behalf of:
“The Shelter Project”
And, It will remain as the primary purpose.
By purchasing photos, photo products, & jewelry line products, directly from ME, Tea of Tea Photography- monetary donations go directly to the animals in need who we've all been helping.
The Product List has grown significantly over the years, and now the variety of art products available is quite substantial.
The Product List WITH Prices and Price Ranges can be found near the bottom of this most up-to-date journal HERE:
This is an ongoing project. I always need to save up again, in order to get more materials to create ANY of the products, including photo-product supplies, as well as jewelry line materials.
HOW IT WORKS: 30% of ALL purchases goes TO "The Shelter Project" - the REST goes back into a separate account via PayPal, specifically set up ONLY FOR The Project, in order to purchase more materials & supplies, in order to keep it going!
And, round and round we go, because there will always be domestic animals with medical needs. This includes spays & neuters of domestic cats & dogs.
And btw, I will ship ANYWHERE- to the MOON, if necessary!
Anything that would help our domestic animal friends.
PayPal, has seemed the easiest & most efficient way, now that I've been doing this for nearly eight years, IF you have a PayPal Account.
Simply put in my email: email@example.com
but WAIT until we've agreed on your final TOTAL.
If you do NOT have PayPal, firstly it is super easy to set up the most basic type; if still this is not the route to go for you, I AM VERY OPEN TO DISCUSSING OTHER OPTIONS!
If I was 100% self-efficient, I could donate the full 100% and pay for/donate my own supplies etc., but being disabled/on a fixed income, this just isn't the case.
However, due to success over the years...
we are entering the 3rd year of the 30% donation, over the previous almost five years of 25%!
Now, (FINALLY) What Do You Get By Donating POINTS?
This is going to be more informal than in previous years:
Admittedly, it is true that the more you are able to donate, the more I will do my best to make time for what I would LOVE to do for YOU!
Anything from 1 to 3,000 or to infinity and beyond... points, WILL be acknowledged and/or rewarded, starting with the following, and working it's way toward more of what you see here:
An acknowledgement of gratitude, (a Llama if not previously given), a visit to your own gallery, a couple to MANY Fav's 's on your work, a couple to several comments on your work- (and it will be work I genuinely like- & I tend to find something I like in everyone's work.
It is possible, that I will be able to request your work to Unframed-Nature , depending on your type of work. Your work will most likely show up in one or more of the various types of features I do on dA.
Promotion of your own work may appear in a Custom Box somewhere on my profile page, or featured at the bottom of this Points Pool Description for an unknown length of time. Additionally, I would be willing to Promote an Event or a Project of your own, and/or perhaps the same for a dA friend of yours- either within a journal, somewhere on profile page, or at the bottom of this Description box.
If you can think of anything else I could do that would be of help to you, please let me know. THIS, as well as the above paragraph would need to be reviewed simply to be certain that the event/project is legit and for helpful reasons.
It is true that Email is still the best form for me, for significant communications.
How Are Points Helpful to the Project?
Mostly, I've purchased 11x14 prints and mugs to sell at the shelter, animal hospital (vet), & events, such as the annual "MUTT STRUTT". Currently another location called Redwood Wellness Center, has agreed to showcase such products as well, and therefore POINTS ARE needed!
I frame the prints myself, to save on points, & make purchases more economical.
Here's an older sample of one of the walls at the actual SHELTER,
that had just some of JUST dogs and cats, that YOUR POINTS PURCHASED:
(Mugs are on a shelf below this area).
WHAT WERE POINTS USED FOR, FROM 2017
I sold 4 existing mugs from the shelter, and created two custom mugs.
I sold these 11x14's from off of the wall at the shelter:
and created this:
into 11x14's taken & uploaded here long ago, the first as a request,
and the second as a gift for the recent passing of Athena.
The family has always been extremely supportive of "The Shelter Project"!
SO, this is what YOUR POINTS allowed me to do, which helped immensely to earn actual funds for the animals in need.
What ELSE Could The Points Be For?
IF, your points ARE for "The Shelter Project"
-everything mentioned above-
PLEASE say so in the "Donors Comments" area.
This is vastly important for my accounting!
If you want to GIFT points for some other specific reason, I would prefer if you tell me that, too, but of course you do not have to.
If you simply just want to GIFT me a couple points, that's okay, too, but I will still use them wisely for others.
If you do NOT make a comment... I may choose a different way to dispense points, unless "The Shelter Project" is quite in need of points.
Here's what I often do with points NOT designated for The Project:
I have MUCH interest in helping out certain 's
Some of them are, but are NOT limited to:
's : Unframed-Nature, dAWishingWell,
DevNews, Fractal-Love TheJoyOfFlowers .....
Once in a while, I will give to an individual, especially if they give a reason for wanting/needing points, & especially if it seems they could really use this type of support.
MY GUILTY PLEASURE FOR USING POINTS THAT ARE NOT DESIGNATED FOR ANYTHING:
Giving out 's !
Each = 80
I JUST LOVE DOING THIS!
(Sometimes, it happens randomly, when it's not even on a Birthday!)
in advance to those who help me do these nice, good, fun things for OTHERS!
To those specifically HERE for DONATING TO:
"THE SHELTER PROJECT",
I either continue to thank you for your ongoing support...
OR, I do thank you in advance, if this is your FIRST TIME, helping out with this project, in any type of way, however much.
CONGRATS on BECOMING PART OF SOMETHING RATHER BIG.
It DOES take a TEAM. The Project isn't ME; It is WE.
There is NO way, I could do anything like this by myself.
Thank you for being a part of "The Shelter Project" TEAM!
One of The Most Moving Gifts I've Ever Received... In Life, Created by Candy candysamuels
"Tea by Candy"
The self-portrait I am holding in this photo, is a traditional work done by the extremely remarkably talented Candy Samuels
This was the original upload:
Then she mailed it!
She's such a dear, sweet friend, who is simply FABULOUS!
This gift was such a unique surprise for me,
and I'll always feel moved by her amazing kindness.
More from Candy:
Gorgeous Videos Created For Me By Teresa Tigles1Artistry
The photos used for this video can be found HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
This amazing video was made for me, by my dearest friend Teresa
as a surprise gift...
She wanted to make this video to place in her Custom Box on her own Profile Page where she is so very generously promoting The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
Not long after, she also made yet another one which contains more of my animal work, and is more particularly about The Shelter Project: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
And... HERE IT IS:
The photos used in this video can be found HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
and from a number of other Sub-Galleries of mine.
And, THEN, as also a BIG Part of The Shelter Project she created another video to support my hand-crafted jewelry that also donates funds for the animals, through purchases:
She'd made THIS one for my birthday!
Teresa never ceases to amaze me with her creativity in seeking out ways to support this worthy cause for animals!
To SEE ALL JEWELRY which Supports the Animals of THE SHELTER PROJECT, GO HERE: teaphotography.deviantart.com/…
Contact me directly... and thank you in advance for your interest!
A feature of Teresa's 's stunning work:
I thank you profoundly, my dearest Teresa, as this is so very special to me from the bottom bottom of my heart- the same way I am always truly humbled by your ongoing support and friendship!
You are a fabulous and beautiful friend!
"Treat the Earth well. It was not given to us by our parents; it was loaned to us by our children.
We do not inherit the Earth from our ancestors- we borrow it from our children."
~Native American Proverb
"Human beings are more alike than unalike, and what is true anywhere is true everywhere, yet I encourage travel to as many destinations as possible for the sake of education as well as pleasure."
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
~Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. 1963
"I can't understand what makes a man [person] hate another man [person]..."
~lyrics to People are People by Depeche Mode
"You can't shake hands with a clenched fist."
"When the power of love, overcomes the love of power, the world will know peace."
"The care of human life and happiness and not their destruction is the first and only object of government."
“I truly believe that compassion provides the basis of human survival.”
~The 14th Dalai Lama
“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one,
I hope someday you'll join us, And the world will live as one.”
~lyrics to Imagine by John Lennon
"I'm tired of people being ugly to each other. I'm tired of all the pain I feel and hear in the world everyday. There's too much of it. It's like pieces of glass in my head all the time."
~John Coffey in The Green Mile
Sometimes, certain quotes & music lyrics can reflect bits of me here and there, the way my own writings and photography can. But it's difficult to truly presume to know me, no matter how much is on one website, or in one gallery... I run deep and I've lived broad...
Regardless, for more literal info., there's the BIO called "The 411 on Tea of Tea Photography" here:
teaphotography.deviantart.com/… It's down the right-hand side.
Personal Quote: Life is Art, Messy yet Beautiful all at Once. ~Tea
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MY OTHER WISH LIST:
As mentioned HERE:
You, Me, Other Things, and Groups
... Under the "ME" Section, & in small script.
I won't be linking it again in any other journal, but mentioned I would place it on my Profile Page with my dA Wish List.
I was only going to keep it up for a year (thru Dec. of 2017), but for I humbly decided to keep it, because...
One of the biggest "things" I've learned during 2017, is that there are no cures for ANY of my disorders/illnesses, AND so, in order to maintain any health at all, I will need to choose from various specialists, therapies and activities, including regular check-ins with my primary care and my regular neurologist for the rest of my life.
Unfortunately this means I will always have high medical bills and medical/health needs.
Again it remains that I will NOT ask for money directly- I just can't & won't. However as it has happened anyway a couple of times, I either sent something of art in return, or shared it with "The Shelter Project".
Anyway, as to this wishlist itself,
Those who know me BEST, KNOW how much I take generosity extremely seriously- even if YOU think it's very small,
even a kind encouraging word to me, takes time & effort.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart to anyone in some position to be of support to me.
Feel free to learn about our amazing group:
and once you do, you might feel like helping to
GRANT A WISH,
or... donate which go to the wishes!
You can donate HERE:
Thank you for your consideration!
and this News Article HERE:
I am going to TRY to start something NEW by choosing THREE works from THE TREASURE CHEST from PART TWO, (the ones I have chosen for the Article), and taking it a couple steps further by expressing why I chose it as a treasure in a bit more of a personal way.
So beginning here:
"I love umbrellas in art... in photography, or in traditional work... I think with one lone person under it, in rainy weather, I get the feeling of growing inward with the change in seasons or weather- a recurring theme for me. This wondrously emotive piece here is unique because of the feeling that someone is looking onto the child- perhaps wondering after her, how she is doing, how she is growing up, how she is interpreting the world around her. This onward looking is made through the raindrops on the glass that divides them, which is beautifully done. It's a very soulful piece."
"This is a very moving piece. It captures the mood and feelings perfectly. Maybe it's the downward cast look of the eyes, the textures used- especially the way it looks across the face and skin, the colours used, or all of it together. Either way, it's a combined, well-balanced, beautiful piece. The rose on top of the head seems very significant, since roses are often associated with the heart, and given the title, it appears perfect. I adore this heart-felt piece very much.</i>
The PicnicI stand on the hill, watching.
To be honest, I admire anyone who is courageous enough to put their innermost thoughts into words online in the form of poetry, prose, short stories etc. Lately, I've had some encouragement by a couple of dA friends to do just that myself. I don't know how to get past that initial hurdle. Mel here, has always been an EXCELLENT WRITER here on dA, for as long as he's been, here (I think), and I am impressed not just by his courage, but by his actual literature works. He is very talented and not afraid to write in honesty and from the heart. This piece here is no different. It is about change, and how difficult it is to accept change, and for me, it causes me to wonder how not all change is good, but that not all change is bad either, and how to discern which from which at times. This outstanding written work, expresses the utter twist of irony very well, using "picnic" as the theme. I love written works that really give important food for thought, and that is exactly what this wonderful work of literature does!
In the past we've been all about Nature, Animals, & Environmental Causes. Historically we have accepted (mostly) ALL Media, that reflects these subjects. So far our new founder has maintained this.
To donate points to this large & active group...
Donations Accepted HERE:
And we THANK YOU VERY MUCH, in advance!