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Physical Memory by akiestar Physical Memory :iconakiestar:akiestar 20 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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The Mother City by akiestar The Mother City :iconakiestar:akiestar 15 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 39 4 The Fisher Girl by akiestar The Fisher Girl :iconakiestar:akiestar 23 8 Heroism as Love for Country by akiestar Heroism as Love for Country :iconakiestar:akiestar 8 1
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 15 11
Literature
Creative Crisis
I can't imagine taking the time...
To sit down and think of words
To put them all down into verse
To picture them as mental curds
Churning inside this restless mind.
To find a way to get this right
To ensure delivery's airtight
To build upon it, keeping it light
So that the idea, somehow, isn't lost.
To criticize myself for doing nothing
To drown myself in fear and loathing
To stop myself from teary moping
In a vain attempt to get something out.
...and not doing anything about it.
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Digital Insects by akiestar Digital Insects :iconakiestar:akiestar 9 2 The Gathering Place by akiestar The Gathering Place :iconakiestar:akiestar 28 11 City Lights by akiestar City Lights :iconakiestar:akiestar 23 10 A Twilight Orange by akiestar A Twilight Orange :iconakiestar:akiestar 20 13

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Neocristo by Carlos-Quevedo Neocristo :iconcarlos-quevedo:Carlos-Quevedo 201 21 Dark Brides by JankaLateckova Dark Brides :iconjankalateckova:JankaLateckova 90 13 Split second by Dybcio Split second :icondybcio:Dybcio 79 10 Sophrosyne by ClaraMcGuireArtistry Sophrosyne :iconclaramcguireartistry:ClaraMcGuireArtistry 150 2 Meatloaf, Unbothered by humblehills Meatloaf, Unbothered :iconhumblehills:humblehills 4 7 Halloween nigth by HILIF Halloween nigth :iconhilif:HILIF 157 66 They all come out in the darkness by ELLRarte They all come out in the darkness :iconellrarte:ELLRarte 13 2 Alone on my way by Eithen Alone on my way :iconeithen:Eithen 98 24 Flames by GureeOokami Flames :icongureeookami:GureeOokami 90 5 Meditation by alterlier Meditation :iconalterlier:alterlier 74 3 tRain by Ravietta tRain :iconravietta:Ravietta 1,043 27 SpaceGirl by HybridThought SpaceGirl :iconhybridthought:HybridThought 38 4 Jump! by KristynaKvapilova Jump! :iconkristynakvapilova:KristynaKvapilova 246 8 Little Black Bird by AsyaYordanova Little Black Bird :iconasyayordanova:AsyaYordanova 697 43 Winter Greeting by Cormocodran15 Winter Greeting :iconcormocodran15:Cormocodran15 102 2 jokulsarlon by roblfc1892 jokulsarlon :iconroblfc1892:roblfc1892 357 35

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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, basic French, basic Japanese and basic Hebrew, so try me. I may speak your language, and I may be inspired to learn yours if I don't know it yet. :D

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Okay, people of DeviantArt: AriBanks needs your help! Have you seen the puzzles she's been confounded with yet?

Join the new DeviantArt ARG (at iblis) and help save Bunny...and the world!

Thursday Prompt: The Best of Me

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 12:00 PM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Good day, Core Members, and welcome to the Thursday Prompt for this week!

Before we start, just a friendly reminder that next Thursday, October 25th, is our first-ever Core Power Hour! More challenges, bigger prizes, on the hour, every hour. Be sure to check it out and, hopefully, join in the fun!

Now, in last week's challenge, "True Colors", you were tasked with imagining your fall fashion, from coffee shop couture to leisurewear. Aside from showing me how you all have better fashion sense than I do, here are the six deviations that that made us most imagining sipping hot cocoa while watching falling leaves:

Fall Colors by raikukitti    Fall clothing by MzDeadbite    True Colours - Thursday prompt by DetectiveVesper

True Colors (Deviantart Prompt) by AlexandeNight    Thursday Prompt: True Colors by verdantelf    Autumn Attire by JankaLo


Congratulations to raikukitti, MzDeadbite, DetectiveVesper, AlexandeNight, verdantelf and JankaLoTheir fashionable pieces have earned them a three-month extension of their Core Membership and a $50 USD gift card from ThinkGeek.

This Week's Challenge

This week’s challenge is a celebration of you, the artist!

International Artist Day is next week and we’d like for you to express what being an artist means to you, and how being an artist is such an important part of your life. Your submission can be either visual or written, and you're encouraged to be as creative as you can be.

Once you’ve uploaded your deviation to DeviantArt, upload it to the "The Best of Me" folder in CoreMembers, then post it as a comment to this journal.

Rules

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

  • For visual works, the deviation can be in any style or design. 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.

  • For written works, there is a limit of 600 words (for prose) or 20 lines (for poetry) for your deviation's length.

  • Deviations found to be plagiarizing other works will be disqualified and removed.

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

  • You must be a Core Member as of October 17, 2018 to enter.

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

Prizes

Six winners will be chosen, three each for visual and written deviations. Winners will receive the following:
  • A 50% discount from the DeviantArt Prints Shop for prints up to $200 USD

  • $50 USD in DeviantArt Points

Because of Core Power Hour, winners will instead be announced in a follow-up journal on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, impact, and the approach to the prompt. Don’t hesitate to go all out; after all, we’re here to celebrate your journey as artists!

We’re excited to be part of this journey with you, and we can’t wait to see where it has led you so far. Good luck!




Thursday Prompt: The Best of Me
Hello, CoreMembers, and welcome to this week's Thursday Prompt:eager: by darkmoon3636 

International Artist Day is next week and we’d like for you to express what being an artist means to you, and how being an artist is such an important part of your life. Submit your most creative deviations (visual or written!) and stand a chance to win a 50% discount from the DA Prints Shop and $50 in DA Points!

I know you can do it. Creativity, after all, runs in our blood! Good luck I am a dummy!

(P.S.: Our first-ever Core Power Hour is next Thursday, right on International Artist Day, so make sure to note that on your calendar! :D (Big Grin)
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Thursday Prompt: True Colors

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 12:00 PM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Hello again, Core Members, and welcome back to another week of the Thursday Prompt!

In last week's challenge, "The Dark Half", we tasked you to combine the spirit of Halloween with the artistic tradition of Inktober by creating your scariest pieces of art using ink and paper. Here are the three deviations that we thought best captured that spooky spirit:

Foxtober day 6 - Ancient Ruins by The-fox-of-wonders    They all come out in the darkness by ELLRarte    Inktober 9 - Katsaridaphobia by TheUnconfidentArtist


Congratulations to The-fox-of-wonders, ELLRarte and TheUnconfidentArtist! Their imaginative pieces have earned them $50 USD in DeviantArt Points and a set of 12 Sakura Pigma Fineliner micron pens each.

This Week's Challenge

This week, we’re opening up the catwalk for your latest fashion creations!

Los Angeles Fashion Week is this week and, as the weather takes a cooler turn and the leaves change color, it got us thinking about hot drinks and our favorite sweaters, coats, and scarves. Design your ideal cozy fall look, from coffee shop couture to leisurewear.

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

Rules

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

  • The deviation can be in any style or design. 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.

  • Entries that are found to be in violation of the Etiquette Policy will be disqualified and removed.

  • Works must be submitted by Tuesday, October 16 at 11:59 PM PDT (Los Angeles time).

  • You must be a Core Member as of October 10, 2018 to enter.

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

Prizes

Six winners will be chosen, three each for women’s and men’s fashion. Winners will receive the following:
  • A free three-month extension of their Core Membership

  • A $50 USD gift card from ThinkGeek

Winners will be announced in next week’s contest journal, to be posted on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, and the approach to the prompt. Remember, this is a fashion contest, so we look forward to seeing some stylish deviations!

Have an amazing Thursday, and good luck!




Thursday Prompt: True Colors
Hey, CoreMembers, and welcome back to another Thursday PromptLove 

It's Los Angeles Fashion Week, so as the weather takes a cooler turn and the leaves change color, for this week your task is to design your ideal cozy fall look, from coffee shop couture to leisurewear. Show us how you dress for the fall season and stand to win a three-month Core Membership extension and a $50 gift card from ThinkGeek!

I am excited to see how well you guys dress, especially compared to frumpy, old me. Good luck! ;)
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Core Power Hour: Core to the Max!

Thu Oct 11, 2018, 9:10 AM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Hey, Core Members!

Have you found yourself slipping into a productivity slump? Maybe you need a bit of a push into creativity? Perhaps you crave a challenge? Or maybe the Thursday Prompt isn't enough for you?

Well, we're excited to announce an exclusive event just for our Core Members: CORE POWER HOUR!

Mark your calendars! Core Power Hour will take place on Thursday, October 25 from 9 AM to 5 PM PDT (Los Angeles time). A new challenge each hour. Winners each hour. Amazing prizes each hour.

We’re talking EIGHT straight hours of various challenges to get your creative juices flowing, art skills flexing, and most importantly, for you to have some fun! There will be one challenge per each hour a total of eight challenges so these events will be quick. You’ll have 30 minutes to create and submit your entry. Each challenge will have multiple winners, meaning you’ll have even more chances to win awesome prizes!

Rules

  • All works must be original works made specifically for each challenge (unless specified within the specific challenge).

  • Deviations found to be plagiarizing other works will be disqualified and removed.

  • If you are using other 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 must be submitted within the provided timeframe of the specific challenge.

  • You must be a Core Member as of October 24, 2018 to enter.

For the official rules for Core Power Hour, click here.

Challenges

You’re probably wondering what kind of challenges these will be, huh?

Well, we can’t tell you exactly what they are, but we can say there will be opportunities for Art and Literature creation. With 30-minute creation windows, we hope that everyone will have time to be able to participate in at least one challenge. You can join as many challenges as you like and win multiple times!

Prizes

There will be multiple winners in each challenge, so we highly encourage you to participate. Here’s a preview of some of the prizes that’ll be offered:

  • $100 Amazon gift cards

  • One-year subscriptions to monthly gift boxes

  • Customizable business cards

  • iPads

  • Nintendo Switch

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, and adherence to the specific challenge, which will then be judged by DeviantArt staff and an outside, independent party. Winners for each challenge will be announced via journal at the end of that challenge’s hour.

What can you do then in the meantime to prepare for Core Power Hour? Make sure to join the CoreMembers group, as the challenges will be posted here as a journal entry at the top of each hour. We’ll also be posting updates with some challenge hints soon, so keep your eyes open!

So get ready, Core Members. GAME ON!




Core Power Hour: Core to the Max!
Hey, CoreMembers! If you're not feeling creative enough, or if you feel like you need a challenge, we have a new event exclusively for you that might help!

Core Power Hour will take place on Thursday, October 25. Eight straight hours of art challenges and eight difference chances to win await all who enter, with awesome prizes to boot!

Think you're up to it? We hope to see you on the 25th, then. Game on! :eager: by darkmoon3636 
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Thursday Prompt: The Best of Me

Thu Oct 18, 2018, 12:00 PM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Good day, Core Members, and welcome to the Thursday Prompt for this week!

Before we start, just a friendly reminder that next Thursday, October 25th, is our first-ever Core Power Hour! More challenges, bigger prizes, on the hour, every hour. Be sure to check it out and, hopefully, join in the fun!

Now, in last week's challenge, "True Colors", you were tasked with imagining your fall fashion, from coffee shop couture to leisurewear. Aside from showing me how you all have better fashion sense than I do, here are the six deviations that that made us most imagining sipping hot cocoa while watching falling leaves:

Fall Colors by raikukitti    Fall clothing by MzDeadbite    True Colours - Thursday prompt by DetectiveVesper

True Colors (Deviantart Prompt) by AlexandeNight    Thursday Prompt: True Colors by verdantelf    Autumn Attire by JankaLo


Congratulations to raikukitti, MzDeadbite, DetectiveVesper, AlexandeNight, verdantelf and JankaLoTheir fashionable pieces have earned them a three-month extension of their Core Membership and a $50 USD gift card from ThinkGeek.

This Week's Challenge

This week’s challenge is a celebration of you, the artist!

International Artist Day is next week and we’d like for you to express what being an artist means to you, and how being an artist is such an important part of your life. Your submission can be either visual or written, and you're encouraged to be as creative as you can be.

Once you’ve uploaded your deviation to DeviantArt, upload it to the "The Best of Me" folder in CoreMembers, then post it as a comment to this journal.

Rules

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

  • For visual works, the deviation can be in any style or design. 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.

  • For written works, there is a limit of 600 words (for prose) or 20 lines (for poetry) for your deviation's length.

  • Deviations found to be plagiarizing other works will be disqualified and removed.

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

  • You must be a Core Member as of October 17, 2018 to enter.

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

Prizes

Six winners will be chosen, three each for visual and written deviations. Winners will receive the following:
  • A 50% discount from the DeviantArt Prints Shop for prints up to $200 USD

  • $50 USD in DeviantArt Points

Because of Core Power Hour, winners will instead be announced in a follow-up journal on Wednesday, October 24, 2018.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on creativity, originality, impact, and the approach to the prompt. Don’t hesitate to go all out; after all, we’re here to celebrate your journey as artists!

We’re excited to be part of this journey with you, and we can’t wait to see where it has led you so far. Good luck!




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Mike-the-dabbler Featured By Owner 6 hours ago
What type of art do you like?
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TLC-Official Featured By Owner Oct 11, 2018  Student Digital Artist
Hello there and i wanna ask something about DA.

Hope your having a nice day ^^
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akiestar Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, TLC-Official! Apologies for the delay since I only saw this now. What would you like to ask? :)
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TLC-Official Featured By Owner 4 days ago  Student Digital Artist
It’s alright ^^

Is there any chance that i can deactivate my second account while signing out from my main account? :?
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hosagu Featured By Owner Sep 20, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Bonjour :)
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akiestar Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer

Bonjour ! Merci pour votre visite au mon profil. :D

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hosagu Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
:nuu: Avec plaisir! Very interesting :D
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akiestar Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
My French isn't that good but I make do. :lol: 
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finakiyomo Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2018  Hobbyist General Artist
Hello, akiestar! I have something to ask about DA... It's really confusing me! XD

I hope you will be able to answer my questions. :)
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akiestar Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hi, FizzyPinkBubbles! What questions do you have? :)
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