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Runaways by akiestar Runaways :iconakiestar:akiestar 14 2 Physical Memory by akiestar Physical Memory :iconakiestar:akiestar 29 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 17 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 42 4 The Fisher Girl by akiestar The Fisher Girl :iconakiestar:akiestar 24 8 Heroism as Love for Country by akiestar Heroism as Love for Country :iconakiestar:akiestar 11 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 17 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 32 11 City Lights by akiestar City Lights :iconakiestar:akiestar 27 10 A Twilight Orange by akiestar A Twilight Orange :iconakiestar:akiestar 22 13

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You Are The Cause Of My Euphoria by ayinvui You Are The Cause Of My Euphoria :iconayinvui:ayinvui 122 11 Draenei Shaman by ScarecrowofQC Draenei Shaman :iconscarecrowofqc:ScarecrowofQC 23 0 cup by yhenz cup :iconyhenz:yhenz 17 1 The Brave and Foolish by Winterleigh The Brave and Foolish :iconwinterleigh:Winterleigh 101 2 Move On by Natheart17 Move On :iconnatheart17:Natheart17 77 28 Elizabeth Kidd (a birthday gift) by LimeGreenForest Elizabeth Kidd (a birthday gift) :iconlimegreenforest:LimeGreenForest 23 0 Iron Man_Mark L by debuhista Iron Man_Mark L :icondebuhista:debuhista 40 3 Ghost Stories by kenket Ghost Stories :iconkenket:kenket 3,348 88 [Commission by jade-king] Lucien Cain by dotpapercrowndot [Commission by jade-king] Lucien Cain :icondotpapercrowndot:dotpapercrowndot 29 0 Philippine Independence Day by Ariannedione11 Philippine Independence Day :iconariannedione11:Ariannedione11 119 21 Sunkissed TImelapse Video by ShiroReikaji Sunkissed TImelapse Video :iconshiroreikaji:ShiroReikaji 62 7 Obreros de Calle Escolta by TheWalrusArt Obreros de Calle Escolta :iconthewalrusart:TheWalrusArt 14 2 Ainz Ooal Gown by ScarecrowofQC Ainz Ooal Gown :iconscarecrowofqc:ScarecrowofQC 12 0 The Founding Titan by minidynz The Founding Titan :iconminidynz:minidynz 31 11 Liquified - The Goat Spectre by pangahas Liquified - The Goat Spectre :iconpangahas:pangahas 2 0 Photo Study: Aiyana Lewis by squeeglylines Photo Study: Aiyana Lewis :iconsqueeglylines:squeeglylines 10 2

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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


Thursday Prompt: Post Script

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:00 PM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Hello, Core Members, and thanks for joining us again for another Thursday Prompt!

In last week’s challenge, “In It to Win It”, you were challenged to share the hardest thing you’ve ever done. After seeing some interesting stories over the last five days, here are our winning deviations:

Congratulations to UnexpectedToy, VaalbaraCreeps, traveling-Bard, and AnimalArtKingdomFor overcoming adversity, they’ve each earned themselves a three-month Core Membership.

This Week's Challenge

This week is Universal Letter Writing Week, and what better way to show your appreciation for someone than to write a letter, right?

Let’s share the love we have for those closest to us. This can be to a deviant who has inspired you or who helped you become a better artist in the previous year, or to a loved one who helped you grow, or to that anonymous stranger who made your life better. The possibilities are endless!

Once you’ve uploaded your letter to DeviantArt, upload it to the “Post Script” folder in CoreMembers, then post it as a comment to this journal. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like writing a separate deviation, you can post your letter in the comments!

Rules

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

  • Submissions may be no longer than 600 words (for prose) or 20 lines (for poetry) in length.

  • Letters may include links to previously-made works, but may not be used to go around the length requirement.

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

  • Works must be submitted by Tuesday, January 22 at 11:59 PM PST (Los Angeles time).

  • You must be a Core Member as of January 16, 2019 to enter.

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

Prizes

Three winners will be chosen, each of whom will receive the following:

Winners will be announced in next week’s contest journal, to be posted on January 24, 2019.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the creativity, originality, and approach to the prompt. Letter-writing isn’t dead yet, so I look forward to seeing your letters.

Good luck, and let’s get writing!




Thursday Prompt: Post Script
Hello, CoreMembers, and thanks for joining us again for another Thursday PromptClap 

This week is Universal Letter Writing Week, and what better way to show your appreciation for someone than with a letter, right? For this challenge, you should write a letter, which you can address to anyone you like. The possibilities are endless!

Enter with your best shot and stand to win a one-month Core Membership and a Yoption kraft paper stationery set. Good luck, and let's get writing! :writing: 

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One of the joys of working at DeviantArt is finding art in unusual places. For me, that would be finding some of the best pieces I've seen from this place's large Filipino community who, for one reason or another, may not get as much exposure elsewhere.

Although we create art for art's sake (ars gratia artis, after all, right?), I strongly believe that our deviants deserve every opportunity they can get to get their pieces out there. Whether it be a basic sketch or an grand masterpiece, our deviations tell stories of who we are and why we do what we do. And that, in and of itself, deserves recognition.

That is why starting this Monday, and every other Monday afterward, I'm proud to showcase to all of you some of the pieces I enjoy here on DeviantArt which are made by our Filipino users, both old and new. I hope you'll enjoy these pieces just as much I did.

Isa sa mga aking ikinatutuwa habang nagtatrabaho rito sa DeviantArt ay ang pagtuklas sa mga gawaing sining sa kakaibang lugar. Para sa akin, kasama na rito ang aking pagtuklas sa samu't-saring likhang napakaganda at/o napakagaling mula sa ating pamayanang Pilipino na, kahit na ito'y malaki, ay hindi pa ring nakakamit ang pagkilala sa ibang lugar rito.

Kahit kung habol lang natin ang paglikha ng gawaing sining para lamang sa sining (eh ars gratia artis naman talaga ang habol natin, 'di ba?), naniniwala ako talaga na nararapat lang na makita ng buong mundo ang mga gawa nila. Kahit man simpleng guhit lang ito o magarang obra maestra, may kuwento ang bawa't deviation na gawa natin, na nagsasalamin sa kung sino tayo at kung bakit nating ginagawa ang ginagawa natin. At nararapat lang binibigyan natin iyan ng pansin.

Iyan ang dahilan kung bakit simula ngayong Lunes, at bawa't Lunes kada dalawang linggo, nagagalak ako sa pagtatanghal rito ng ilang mga gawaing aking ikinatutuwa rito sa DeviantArt na likha ng ating mga Pilipinong tagagamit, bago man o luma. Inaasahan ko na magugustuhan niyo rin ang mga gawaing ito nang pareho sa akin.

callmewhenthenewyearparty'sover
Roger Rabbit
Photo Study: Aiyana Lewis
Bright
The Founding Titan
Candy Girls: Strawberry
The Star Sign - Taurus
V I N T A G E__V I B E S
COMMISSION: Blood Elf
the ten commandments

Oh, before I forget, if you happen to know a Filipino deviant whose works should be featured, please let me know! I'd be glad to feature them here. :)

Ah, bago ko ito makalimutan, kung may kilala kang Pilipinong tagagamit na may gawaing dapat itanghal, abisuhan niyo po ako! Matutuwa akong bigyan sila ng pagkakataong maitanghal ang kanilang gawain dito. :)


Thursday Prompt: In It to Win It

Thu Jan 10, 2019, 12:00 PM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Greetings, Core Members, and welcome to this week’s Thursday Prompt!

In our New Year’s Day challenge, “The Promise”, we wanted you to share your New Year’s resolutions for the year. Whether it be creating your next masterpiece or steadily improving on your craft, we wish you all the best as you conquer this year with your art.

After much deliberation, we have picked the six works that we felt best represented the spirit of this new year. Here are your winning visual deviations:

Congratulations to Fergaze, Eredhys, HeLIZacopter, MajorasMasks, Andorada, and InkLimitsFor inspiring us with their New Year’s resolutions, they’ve earned themselves $50 USD in DeviantArt Points each!

This Week's Challenge

Now that we’ve (hopefully) settled in to 2019, we want to see how you do well under pressure.

We all have difficulties that we need to overcome, like Julius Caesar crossing the Rubicon. Whatever it is, whether you’ve conquered it or you’re still warming up for the fight to come, your story is nonetheless important. That’s why, for this week, you’re encouraged to show us the hardest thing you've ever done (or plan to do), art-related or not. #ChallengeAccepted

Once you’ve uploaded your deviation to DeviantArt, upload it to the “‘In It to Win It” folder in CoreMembers, then post it as a comment to this journal. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like drawing something, you can post a comment with your story!

Rules

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


  • For visual works, 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, submissions may be no longer than 600 words (for prose) or 20 lines (for poetry) in length.

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

  • Works must be submitted by Tuesday, January 15 at 11:59 PM PST (Los Angeles time).


  • You must be a Core Member as of January 9, 2019 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. As a job well done for overcoming adversity, each winner will receive a free three-month Core Membership on us, which you can keep for yourself or give to a friend!

Winners will be announced in next week’s contest journal, to be posted on January 17, 2019.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the creativity, originality, and approach to the prompt, as well as their ability to convince us that your piece really shows you taking on that challenge.

No matter what it is that may challenge us, know that you are not alone. Good luck!




Thursday Prompt: In It to Win It
Greetings, Core Members, and welcome to this week’s Thursday Prompt! Love 

Did you know that on January 10, 49 BC, Julius Caesar crossed the Rubicon? Today, of course, "crossing the Rubicon" means not turning back and charging ahead. That's why for this week, we want you to show us the hardest thing you've ever done (or plan to do), art-related or not, and stand a chance to win a three-month Core Membership on us!

Think you're up to it? Well, #ChallengeAccepted. Good luck, and know that in the face of adversity, you are not alone. Huggle! 
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Thursday Prompt: Post Script

Thu Jan 17, 2019, 12:00 PM by akiestar:iconakiestar:

Hello, Core Members, and thanks for joining us again for another Thursday Prompt!

In last week’s challenge, “In It to Win It”, you were challenged to share the hardest thing you’ve ever done. After seeing some interesting stories over the last five days, here are our winning deviations:

Congratulations to UnexpectedToy, VaalbaraCreeps, traveling-Bard, and AnimalArtKingdomFor overcoming adversity, they’ve each earned themselves a three-month Core Membership.

This Week's Challenge

This week is Universal Letter Writing Week, and what better way to show your appreciation for someone than to write a letter, right?

Let’s share the love we have for those closest to us. This can be to a deviant who has inspired you or who helped you become a better artist in the previous year, or to a loved one who helped you grow, or to that anonymous stranger who made your life better. The possibilities are endless!

Once you’ve uploaded your letter to DeviantArt, upload it to the “Post Script” folder in CoreMembers, then post it as a comment to this journal. Alternatively, if you don’t feel like writing a separate deviation, you can post your letter in the comments!

Rules

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

  • Submissions may be no longer than 600 words (for prose) or 20 lines (for poetry) in length.

  • Letters may include links to previously-made works, but may not be used to go around the length requirement.

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

  • Works must be submitted by Tuesday, January 22 at 11:59 PM PST (Los Angeles time).

  • You must be a Core Member as of January 16, 2019 to enter.

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

Prizes

Three winners will be chosen, each of whom will receive the following:

Winners will be announced in next week’s contest journal, to be posted on January 24, 2019.

Judging Criteria

Entries will be judged based on the creativity, originality, and approach to the prompt. Letter-writing isn’t dead yet, so I look forward to seeing your letters.

Good luck, and let’s get writing!




How much do you procrastinate when working on something? 

34%
25 deviants said I AM PROCRASTINATION.
15%
11 deviants said I procrastinate quite a lot.
12%
9 deviants said I procrastinate a little bit.
12%
9 deviants said I procrastinate just enough to get by.
11%
8 deviants said I procrastinate so much, I can't believe I'm still an artist.
7%
5 deviants said What on Earth is "procrastination"?
4%
3 deviants said I don't procrastinate, and I get my stuff done early.
4%
3 deviants said I don't procrastinate, and I get my stuff done on time.

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EmChronicle Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2018  Student General Artist
I watched you too Added to my devWatch! 
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Inu-T Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
OH HELL YES
*watches*
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akiestar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Hello! :D
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Inu-T Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2018  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
holy crep did a DA admen just talk to me
fents
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akiestar Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2019  Hobbyist Photographer
You know, we're human too, just like you! ;)
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Clare-Gundersen Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Do I still have time to send a card?
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akiestar Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer

If you think you can send it in, please do! :D

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PokemonDigimongirl Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2018
Hello.
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JRATMAIN Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Is it awkward to ask what t-shirt you're wearing in your profile picture?
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akiestar Featured By Owner Dec 19, 2018  Hobbyist Photographer
Not at all! :D The shirt I'm wearing is from Uniqlo, and it says "MISTAKEN" along with the Japanese kanji characters "関閉閉関". Still trying to figure out what it means though. Sweating a little... 
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