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Concrete Sky by akiestar Concrete Sky :iconakiestar:akiestar 22 0 Flora, No. 1 by akiestar Flora, No. 1 :iconakiestar:akiestar 22 0 The Throne Room by akiestar The Throne Room :iconakiestar:akiestar 45 3
Literature
Puso Kong Banayad (My Gentle Heart)
Puso kong banayad,
Kaya mo bang magbigay
Ng buong pag-ibig?
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:iconakiestar:akiestar 5 2
Literature
Body vs. Heart
Love is not meant for
Those with strong constitutions
But who lack a heart.
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:iconakiestar:akiestar 9 3
Chroma by akiestar Chroma :iconakiestar:akiestar 35 12 Runaways by akiestar Runaways :iconakiestar:akiestar 28 2 Physical Memory by akiestar Physical Memory :iconakiestar:akiestar 41 6
Literature
The Pear's Prayer
Pear our Father, who art on DeviantArt
Hallowed by thy name
Thy Fella come, thy will be done
In LA as is in Salamanca
Give us this day our LOLs and “Wut”s
And forgive us our constant drafts
As we forgive those who steal against us
And lead us not into stagnation
But deliver us from llamas.
(For thine is the artdom, permissions and the badges
Now and forever
AMEN.)
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:iconakiestar:akiestar 13 3
The Mother City by akiestar The Mother City :iconakiestar:akiestar 23 4
Literature
White Space
What are the corners
    of a piece of paper
         than but a space for
              endless possibility?
What is a blank page
    from a single notebook
         than but a single
              universe of many?
Perhaps, as time flies,
    I'll find the strength to write
         more than what the world
              expects to hear of me.
I hope, pushing on,
    that I'll find who I am.
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Ends of the Earth by akiestar Ends of the Earth :iconakiestar:akiestar 55 4 The Fisher Girl by akiestar The Fisher Girl :iconakiestar:akiestar 34 9 Heroism as Love for Country by akiestar Heroism as Love for Country :iconakiestar:akiestar 15 2
Literature
Time and Patience
You come to realize
that time moves so quickly
when you fail to notice
that somehow, in light
of everything that has happened
in the last 31 days,
you don't stop to think
and ask yourself
the questions to be asked
when you look back in time
and see how much,
how well,
and how far you've grown
without even noticing it
pass by under you.
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Castle on the Hill by akiestar Castle on the Hill :iconakiestar:akiestar 25 11

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The Light Keeper by Dragibuz The Light Keeper :icondragibuz:Dragibuz 608 27 My Art Journey by PiggyDog13 My Art Journey :iconpiggydog13:PiggyDog13 135 18 [ Comm ] Palettes by rain-g [ Comm ] Palettes :iconrain-g:rain-g 9 2 Foam Board cube sculpture: Fennec Fox by Jo-Vee-Al Foam Board cube sculpture: Fennec Fox :iconjo-vee-al:Jo-Vee-Al 6 3 carpe diem by vanileii carpe diem :iconvanileii:vanileii 11 0 Coloring Study by ryon-art Coloring Study :iconryon-art:ryon-art 14 5 Fire by Koriaris Fire :iconkoriaris:Koriaris 398 0 Piper by reddoor Piper :iconreddoor:reddoor 3 1 Jackson Slick_Pools Pleasure by ArtofLariz Jackson Slick_Pools Pleasure :iconartoflariz:ArtofLariz 54 8 Traditional Fanart: Hatori Chise by AnonymousBlank Traditional Fanart: Hatori Chise :iconanonymousblank:AnonymousBlank 50 13 Philippine Eagle (watercolor) 2 by Abremson Philippine Eagle (watercolor) 2 :iconabremson:Abremson 23 5 Mer-didnot-may-ke-it[life updates] by Hali-bun Mer-didnot-may-ke-it[life updates] :iconhali-bun:Hali-bun 175 18 Treant by GundamAndShit Treant :icongundamandshit:GundamAndShit 18 2 Korra by kitty614 Korra :iconkitty614:kitty614 7 0 Shiver by asinineCompadre Shiver :iconasininecompadre:asinineCompadre 11 5 Joyah by christriestoart Joyah :iconchristriestoart:christriestoart 17 0

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akiestar

Artist | Hobbyist | Photography
United States
Home is where the heart is. Los Angeles is home, but the Philippines is always in the heart.

I'm DeviantArt's Community Campaign Manager, so my job is to be our community's best friend. I certainly look forward to trying! :)

I speak English, Tagalog/Filipino, Spanish, Polish, Mandarin Chinese, some French, some Hebrew and basic Japanese, so try me. I may speak your language, and I may be inspired to learn yours if I don't know it yet. :D

Activity


THIS IS TONIGHT!
If you're in the Los Angeles area, make sure to drop by Studio Buckman in Burbank (at 820 N Hollywood Way) later for our first DeviantMeet in a very, very long time! :la:
I and a bunch of other DA staff members will be there, meeting with the community. It'll be a cool evening for sure, so see you there! ;)
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Thursday Prompt: Up Top!

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 12:00 PM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Hello, Core Members, and welcome to this week's Thursday Prompt!

We've received a very positive response to last week's challenge, "This Mind of Mine", where you were tasked with creating art that speaks to the hopes and dreams of autistic people. I am heartened by the support we've received from the autistic community on DeviantArt, and I certainly hope this contest has helped advance the cause of awareness and acceptance in some way.

With that said, here are your winning entries! Here are your winning visual entries:

This Mind of Mine --- Battle Scars by IchigoTaruto    Get glasses by Rozu-Arts    Her missing piece by Deviant-Soulmates

Aspergers: The Obstacles I Face by Saronicle    Autism by Flora-Tea


And here are your winning written entries:

Her NameAs she sits in the hospital room,
she fidgets while waiting for the doctor-
she stares at the blinking clock going
tick, tock
tick, tock
and while she's there
she worries she's late-
she repeats the same words
in her heart and in her head.
"when's the doctor coming?"
she stares at the clock again
and although she's isolated socially
in the hospital room,
she's beloved by all those surrounding her,
and she requests that you call her
by the best thing she's ever heard,
her name.
     AutismPlease, don't stare,
If I wave my hands in the air.
Understand, that touch can hurt,
but it doesn't mean, I don't love.
I may not get close,
But please, don't push me away.
I cry and become angry,
Just like anyone else.
I don't know how to express,
My inner most thoughts.
That doesn't mean,
That I don't have them.
Don't forget, to hug me gently,
No offense is meant,
If I don't hug back.
I love you too,
Even if I can't tell you.
I may act out,
Or just shut down.
Please, don't stare,
My family is already aware.
     Blow us all away Once again you astound me.
I listen as you rattle off the history of the American Revolution.
You sing every single line of the Hamilton soundtrack at the top of your lungs.
I’m blown away by your enthusiasm.
 
We get home and I offer to watch a movie.
It’s a documentary about Lin-Manuel Miranda.
You tell me about the scene study about the man you have been working on for 10 weeks.
I’m blown away by your dedication.
 
You call me to tell me you got a part in a new production.
I bring you the finishing touches of your Washington costume.
I watch your performance: confident, proud, and passionate.
I’m blown away by your talent.
 
I’ve heard the Hamilton soundtrack countless times.
Nothing beats the first time you showed it to me in the car.
You told me so many stories about Alexander I feel like I know the man.
I’m blown away by your passion.
 
These are the things I talk about when people ask about my little brother.
How amazi


The Puzzle of HumanKindListen to what I say, look at what I do, you may think you see who I really am
A weirdo, a clown, a chatterbox, a fool, and above all else a sham
To Humankind.


My mouth is slower than my brain, And I don't always make sense,
I don't always focus, that's what makes me look dense.
Among Humankind.


But you can't judge me, I don't judge you, not even from the start
Because I know for a fact I play a part
To Humankind.


I can see in a way that you can't, And I can understand
That there's many pieces in this land
Of Humankind


We all have our likes, we all make mistakes
No one is perfect but that's what makes
Humankind.


Skin color, Religion, Gender, Pride, And Autism
We all have something special to offer in this huge puzzle.
The puzzle of Humankind.
     This Mind of Mine - The Mind of You and MeYou see every single blade of grass and dive into the world,
You see the shimmering colors of a tree, the leaves dancing in the wind.
However, we only see green grass, the world, a tree.
When we talk and laugh, it confuses you,
Because you would like to do it so much, but you do not know how.
Trust the people who stand by you and
Let yourself be comforted by your friends and family.
If you have no hope and you are tormented by your worries,
Take a heart and conquer your pain.
Fight for your dream, enjoy your life and follow your heart.
Especially if you think that things can not get worse,
Everything irrupts like a thunderous storm.
From all sides, the hurricane crushes you with mighty power.
Your world of many colors is suddenly just a gray veil,
Take a deep breath and think: There is always a life afterwards.
You know your inner peace and feel every quake in you.
You swing your body to safety and start the day with new strength.
Your hands spread out into wings in the air.
We live li


Congratulations to IchigoTaruto, Rozu-Arts, Deviant-Soulmates, Saronicle, Flora-Tea, Galaxyte, Amarantheans, justpeachee, SonicFanGirl321, and Malintra-Shadowmoon
Your inspiring, uplifting pieces have each won you a one-month Core Membership and a $25 USD donation to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) made in your name.

This Week's Challenge

Today is National High Five DayLet's spread around some good cheer with art, so for this week's contest, you are to trace your hand and make art out of it

Once you’ve uploaded your deviation to DeviantArt, upload it to the "Up Top!" folder in CoreMembers, then post it as a comment to this journal.

Rules

  • All works must be original works made specifically for the contest.


  • You may trace your hand in any position (fisted, open palm, thumb out, etc.) either traditionally or digitally.

  • If you are using works that are not your own, you must make sure you have permission to use those works and credit the artist(s) whose work(s) you've used.

  • Works should keep to the spirit of National High Five Day. To that end, entries that are found to be in violation of the Etiquette Policy will be disqualified and removed.

  • Works must be submitted by Tuesday, April 23 at 11:59 PM PDT (Los Angeles time).


  • You must be a Core Member as of April 17, 2019 to enter.

For the official rules for this week’s Thursday Prompt, click here.

Prizes

Five winners will be chosen, each of whom will receive a three-month Core Membership either for themselves or for a friend!

Winners will be announced in next week’s contest journal, to be posted on April 25, 2019.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the creativity, originality, and approach to the prompt.

This week, let's spread the love through art, and give each other the high five we all deserve. Good luck!




Thursday Prompt: Up Top!
Hello, CoreMembers, and welcome to this week's Thursday Prompt:highfive: remake 

Today is National High Five DayLet's spread around some good cheer with art, so for this week's contest, you are to trace your hand and make art out of it.

Take a chance to be one of our five winners of a three-month Core Membership either for themselves or a friend. This week, let's spread the love through art, and give each other the high five we all deserve. Good luck, and up top! :highfive: 

(P.S.: If you're in the Los Angeles area, tonight we're hosting our first DeviantMeet in a very long time! Check out this Facebook event page for more information, and hope to see you later in Burbank!)
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Concrete Sky
Saturday was a clear day in Los Angeles, with plenty of chances to take beautiful sky shots. I took this one while driving down Interstate 10, heading toward Venice.

If sunsets were regularly like this in Los Angeles, I'd be one happy man.

(Also, yes, this is my new cover image for my Eclipse profile! Finally, an image that doesn't appear pixelated!)
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Thursday Prompt: Up Top!

Thu Apr 18, 2019, 12:00 PM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Hello, Core Members, and welcome to this week's Thursday Prompt!

We've received a very positive response to last week's challenge, "This Mind of Mine", where you were tasked with creating art that speaks to the hopes and dreams of autistic people. I am heartened by the support we've received from the autistic community on DeviantArt, and I certainly hope this contest has helped advance the cause of awareness and acceptance in some way.

With that said, here are your winning entries! Here are your winning visual entries:

This Mind of Mine --- Battle Scars by IchigoTaruto    Get glasses by Rozu-Arts    Her missing piece by Deviant-Soulmates

Aspergers: The Obstacles I Face by Saronicle    Autism by Flora-Tea


And here are your winning written entries:

Her NameAs she sits in the hospital room,
she fidgets while waiting for the doctor-
she stares at the blinking clock going
tick, tock
tick, tock
and while she's there
she worries she's late-
she repeats the same words
in her heart and in her head.
"when's the doctor coming?"
she stares at the clock again
and although she's isolated socially
in the hospital room,
she's beloved by all those surrounding her,
and she requests that you call her
by the best thing she's ever heard,
her name.
     AutismPlease, don't stare,
If I wave my hands in the air.
Understand, that touch can hurt,
but it doesn't mean, I don't love.
I may not get close,
But please, don't push me away.
I cry and become angry,
Just like anyone else.
I don't know how to express,
My inner most thoughts.
That doesn't mean,
That I don't have them.
Don't forget, to hug me gently,
No offense is meant,
If I don't hug back.
I love you too,
Even if I can't tell you.
I may act out,
Or just shut down.
Please, don't stare,
My family is already aware.
     Blow us all away Once again you astound me.
I listen as you rattle off the history of the American Revolution.
You sing every single line of the Hamilton soundtrack at the top of your lungs.
I’m blown away by your enthusiasm.
 
We get home and I offer to watch a movie.
It’s a documentary about Lin-Manuel Miranda.
You tell me about the scene study about the man you have been working on for 10 weeks.
I’m blown away by your dedication.
 
You call me to tell me you got a part in a new production.
I bring you the finishing touches of your Washington costume.
I watch your performance: confident, proud, and passionate.
I’m blown away by your talent.
 
I’ve heard the Hamilton soundtrack countless times.
Nothing beats the first time you showed it to me in the car.
You told me so many stories about Alexander I feel like I know the man.
I’m blown away by your passion.
 
These are the things I talk about when people ask about my little brother.
How amazi


The Puzzle of HumanKindListen to what I say, look at what I do, you may think you see who I really am
A weirdo, a clown, a chatterbox, a fool, and above all else a sham
To Humankind.


My mouth is slower than my brain, And I don't always make sense,
I don't always focus, that's what makes me look dense.
Among Humankind.


But you can't judge me, I don't judge you, not even from the start
Because I know for a fact I play a part
To Humankind.


I can see in a way that you can't, And I can understand
That there's many pieces in this land
Of Humankind


We all have our likes, we all make mistakes
No one is perfect but that's what makes
Humankind.


Skin color, Religion, Gender, Pride, And Autism
We all have something special to offer in this huge puzzle.
The puzzle of Humankind.
     This Mind of Mine - The Mind of You and MeYou see every single blade of grass and dive into the world,
You see the shimmering colors of a tree, the leaves dancing in the wind.
However, we only see green grass, the world, a tree.
When we talk and laugh, it confuses you,
Because you would like to do it so much, but you do not know how.
Trust the people who stand by you and
Let yourself be comforted by your friends and family.
If you have no hope and you are tormented by your worries,
Take a heart and conquer your pain.
Fight for your dream, enjoy your life and follow your heart.
Especially if you think that things can not get worse,
Everything irrupts like a thunderous storm.
From all sides, the hurricane crushes you with mighty power.
Your world of many colors is suddenly just a gray veil,
Take a deep breath and think: There is always a life afterwards.
You know your inner peace and feel every quake in you.
You swing your body to safety and start the day with new strength.
Your hands spread out into wings in the air.
We live li


Congratulations to IchigoTaruto, Rozu-Arts, Deviant-Soulmates, Saronicle, Flora-Tea, Galaxyte, Amarantheans, justpeachee, SonicFanGirl321, and Malintra-Shadowmoon
Your inspiring, uplifting pieces have each won you a one-month Core Membership and a $25 USD donation to the Autistic Self Advocacy Network (ASAN) made in your name.

This Week's Challenge

Today is National High Five DayLet's spread around some good cheer with art, so for this week's contest, you are to trace your hand and make art out of it

Once you’ve uploaded your deviation to DeviantArt, upload it to the "Up Top!" folder in CoreMembers, then post it as a comment to this journal.

Rules

  • All works must be original works made specifically for the contest.


  • You may trace your hand in any position (fisted, open palm, thumb out, etc.) either traditionally or digitally.

  • If you are using works that are not your own, you must make sure you have permission to use those works and credit the artist(s) whose work(s) you've used.

  • Works should keep to the spirit of National High Five Day. To that end, entries that are found to be in violation of the Etiquette Policy will be disqualified and removed.

  • Works must be submitted by Tuesday, April 23 at 11:59 PM PDT (Los Angeles time).


  • You must be a Core Member as of April 17, 2019 to enter.

For the official rules for this week’s Thursday Prompt, click here.

Prizes

Five winners will be chosen, each of whom will receive a three-month Core Membership either for themselves or for a friend!

Winners will be announced in next week’s contest journal, to be posted on April 25, 2019.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the creativity, originality, and approach to the prompt.

This week, let's spread the love through art, and give each other the high five we all deserve. Good luck!




I'm buying a new camera soon to replace my 15-year old DSLR. What kinds of photos should I post more here on DeviantArt? 

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28 deviants said
Landscapes
17%
19 deviants said
Abstract pieces
Chroma by akiestarChroma by akiestar on 1/18/19
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17 deviants said
Sunsets
13%
15 deviants said
City life
City Lights by akiestarCity Lights by akiestar on 5/1/18
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13 deviants said
Cityscapes
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12 deviants said
Something else (give suggestions in the comments!)
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10 deviants said
Portraits

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Jo-Vee-Al Featured By Owner 3 days ago  Student Digital Artist
Thank you for the fave!
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akiestar Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
You're welcome! I'm frequently on the lookout for Filipino and Filipino-foreign deviants to feature, so keep sharing your art! ;)
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Jo-Vee-Al Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Student Digital Artist
No problem! Again, Maraming salamat!^_^
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SCARFACEPHOENIX Featured By Owner 6 days ago
HAPPY AUTISM AWARENESS MONTH! by SCARFACEPHOENIX
what u think of this?
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DasGnomo Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
I saw you on the streaming x,D It was AWESOME!!!!

Hug 
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akiestar Featured By Owner Edited Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you! I enjoyed painting and bouncing around. :lol: 
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DasGnomo Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Professional Digital Artist
Omg the bouncing was so epic x,D the inflatable duck had his own fandom there hahaha

This dynamic should repeat more often *v* it was fun times!
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Andorada Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2019  Hobbyist General Artist
laders can be really dangerous! :nod: :D
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akiestar Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
Yes! That jumpsuit was too tight, to be honest. But I'm okay! :D
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