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In Reflection :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 5 4 Ichihime Month Touch Day 14 Color :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 8 7 Ichihime Month Day 6 Promise Color :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 16 3 Ichihime Month Touch Day 14 Lines :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 5 1 Pinky Promise :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 21 6 Liberty's Kids Captions 2 :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 1 1 Liberty's Kids Captions 1 :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 4 5
Liberty's Kids ficlet - Bittersweet Aroma
         A gale of ice and sleet assaulted a figure preoccupied with bustling into the Black Powder Tavern, a quaint hostelry situated near the battered encampment of the Continental Army which was strategically located along the Schuylkill River. Having trudged through expansive white mounds besieging Valley Forge, the heavily cloaked man stationed himself at the entrance of the rustic chalet to affix his rustled wig and knock sludge off ornate yet worn gaiters. With ribbon overflowing at his throat, the stately gentleman stepped into the lodge.
         A navy frock coat speckled with snow wilted as the guest bent his head to enter beneath a low hanging stoop. Ice clung to his lithe figure, causing both cheeks and nose to glow a brilliant red sheen which alit the scattering of freckles over his pallid complexion. Clicking leather soles together, liquid crystals shivered off as he preened himself of his thick outer coating like a bird.
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Chapter 1: A Brusque Gale
Burn: a glowing flame to consume a material; blazing up in smoke through painful exposure
        Leaves fluttering through balmy night air eagerly whispered the approach of a storm. Right of the Capitol dome, reaching into the Southeastern quadrant of the largest Amestrian metropolis, a lone figure meandered through the abandoned district. The grisly news of Lt. Colonel Maes Hughes untimely death had struck the city harder than he imagined it would have; after all, the man was only a menial officer of the Investigations Department. Despite the anonymity of the case and accelerated governmental shush up, curtains were drawn and the doors of stores along the streets were sealed shut. No wonder the peaceful capital had grown suspicious with news of a deranged Ishvallan fueled by a personal vendetta to murder State Alc
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Writing's Metaphorical Influence
I abhor Franz Kafka's Metamorphosis for one reason alone: he has unintentionally forced that peculiar story to come to mind unbidden every time I come into contact with a bug. Yet this does not occur with just any bug. I assume the deceased author experiences some sort of horrendous and sadistic joy upon learning that his work receives such a reaction that is reserved primarily for beetles and cockroaches. Though other insects are unpleasant, without fail, these armored beings make my skin crawl.
I shiver when glimpsing their spindled legs scurrying along the floorboards or up the wall to vault onto the ceiling. I flinch, suspecting the worst: that the tiny offender is just looking at a chance to fling itself at me or wait till I'm asleep to come bite at my toes hidden under the covers or God forbid crawl across my unconscious face! But you know, within this almost childlike apprehension, I learned a very deep-rooted connection - one I've always known but came to fully realize due to c
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Get Well Soon! :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 9 9
Love Shall I Love
Woe, my aching heart doth bent,
Beneath the toil of this grueling sphere,
Round with the weight of blackened misery.
And though I grasp ere below,
Towards the heights of aspiration,
Pitied fool, mine bosom to be brought low,
Destined to wreak in poverty.
Yet, ordained hope, burning desire,
Poured out crimson blood,
Smearing the crucifix path with lauded charity.
Truth, alone am I not, nay,
Although tis grey about,
Sunlight descends upon the mire,
Humanity, cast in an array of splendor.
Trembling, quaking in dismay,
Prayer, an utterance of agony,
Dispels life’s cruel and tepid transpire,
As sheaves of wheat lift their bowing heads,
In sweet reprieve:
O joy of salvation!
Rose of Sharon, Lamb enthroned,
Divine being, enlightened and free.
Love shall I love,
For Love has come to me.
Tears refrain, all sorrow dissipate,
As loneliness no longer sears a heart unshackled.
Search no longer, thy companion and redemption stands aloft,
Bearing the torch of truth and liberty.
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A Day of Rain
On midsummer mornings, soft and sweet, lets fly away
Perhaps to Paris, where it rains with an aftertaste of summer
Oh there you might find me, in bliss, on a brisk afternoon
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Normandy :iconashleyjordan:ashleyjordan 2 0
I wish to sing like a lark,
Whistling at the dusk of day,
Within such splendored light,
As a gale slipping into night,
Whisking each moment away.
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Into the Unknown
"You're resolute as I am changing"
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Where liberty dwells
Artist | Hobbyist | Varied
United States
Adores history, peonies, tea, lovebirds & Lafayette~

INFP//Classical Libertarian//Sagittarius
B.S. Social Science: 19th Century Western Civilization


Pursuing a Masters of History degree
A Graduate Assistant for my university's History Department
In celebration of DA's 14th Birthday, I've decided to complete their request to share my "Deviant Art Story!" :iconhappybirthdayplz: :dance: :cake:

I first discovered this site years ago when I was in high school and have been captivated by it ever since. I think one of the nicest aspects of this site is the community it offers. The ability to foster connections and share appreciation for various interests including fandoms is an excellent medium and a wonderfully formatted and easily-to-use website.

Although I am still growing as an artist, I appreciate Deviant art most for giving us all the ability to learn from one another, teach others from our unique experiences and improve through diligent years of trial-and-error by the encouragement of others who are so excited to see others succeed. We can do it :clap:

Digital Coloring Tut pt 1: Basic Getting Started by zdecemberz
I just recently discovered this wonderful and simplistic tutorial that showcases a style that I would like to replicate. There is a series of 5 parts & I would highly recommend you give it a shot!
Art nouveau texture pack by jinterwas
DA is full of amazing resources and one of my favorite parts is the hoard of textures and brushes you can find! Just search and you're bound to find something useful, like this Art Nouveau packet I found last week :nod:

Dost AN by Smoxt
Speaking of Art Nouveau, I highly admire Alphonse Mucha's stylistic approach and am enthralled when I come across gorgeous pieces like this that incorporate his traditional style and yet make it their own. This one is especially nice because of the frailty of the woman displayed and the overwhelming theme of purity that is reflected in the flowers blossoming throughout the image.

Crown by Yaphleen
This is another such example and artist whom is greatly lauded for her talent and interpretative vision. :iconyaphleen: is a stunning professional whose gallery can offer much needed inspiration and a whimsical vantage point

kagome by rondeau
One of my favorites due to the simplicity and the composition of such a perfect contribution to this well-beloved fandom. I would love to draw in a style reminiscent of this...and that is why I am drawn to this image - it looks possible yet so very difficult at the same time! The red circle is a bold choice that highlights the character and adds a non-distracting and stylistic element upon an otherwise blank canvas.

Mother and Daughter _ Ursa x Azula by kelly1412
As far as semi-realistic approaches go, I find them to be the most enchanting! This image by :iconkelly1412: amazes me with the subtle use of color, the stark author's signature and the overwhelming emotion displayed. I adore DA because of its ability to generate high quality fanart by professionals and amateurs alike and the opportunity to comment or personally message those whose galleries you anxiously follow

Oscar Francoise by LadyMascetti
I also adore this community because of its introduction to the world of anime and cosplay. This image in particular always stuns me with its grandeur and the distinct aspects the cosplayers chose to demonstrate through the usage of her prop and the setting. Its amazing what users here create and the quality of their collaborations :giggle:

The Founders-- line art by NiccoloMachiavel
The following images are all created by the same artist, who in my personal opinion, is one of the best I have ever found mainly due to her smooth lineart, brilliant detailing and ever so subtle method of coloring and applying texture. Besides that, I also hail her due to her content. If you did not realize who the people are in the above image, its John Laurens, Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington and the beloved Marquis de Lafayette of course! They are all historical figures who pertain to the American Revolution and what's more, are central figures to a fandom that I cherish - Liberty's Kids!

Through DA, I've been able to collect fanart for characters who are often forgotten or seem more obscure. Through this, I have been able to connect to other history-lovers and those who want to relive their childhood. It's been one of my most enjoyable experiances and I owe it all to DA to be able to find others who share like passions!


I actually host a club here on DA, if you're interested, please check it out, we'd love to have you :D
The Trio by NiccoloMachiavel

Lafayette and Jean Le Blanc by NiccoloMachiavel
  • Listening to: 8tracks - piano music, anime osts
  • Reading: Koi Hirari, From Far Away
  • Watching: Winx, Diamond no Ace, Baby Steps
  • Eating: Cherries & Poppyseed Muffins
  • Drinking: Jasmine tea


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akitku Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for the recent faves and for taking a look at the comic! It means a lot! :heart:
SarahRieker Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2016   Digital Artist
awjay Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016
Thank you for the fav :D (Big Grin)
DrRiptide Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Happy Birthday for 7 days from now! <3 :D Sorry we rarely get to talk anymore :c
Hope you're having a great day!
ExoticCherryBlossom Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You know something, I like you! I see a lot of your comments on 17th and 18th century art :D
ashleyjordan Featured By Owner May 15, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Awww that's so sweet! I didn't realize I was leaving such a visible trail :blush:

It's great to find someone else who appreciates the 18-19th century!
LidiaVives Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2015  Professional Photographer

thx for the fav!! :D <3

if you like my work you can follow me on:



lyssophobe Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Horribly late but sincere thanks for :+fav:ing

Target Acquired by lyssophobe
sarumanka Featured By Owner Jul 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for a llama :)
Jawslover1998 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2015  Student Filmographer
Thanks for the llama :).
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