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Hi everyone

I'm sorry that I haven't been as active as usual on here (and won't be for quite a while). With 'active' I especially mean in commenting on other people's art, reacting on journals, keeping up to date with wishing everyone a proper happy birthday, getting proper birthday presents for friends etc.  Do rest assured that I am still interested and that I do still read your journals and watch your work and root for all the progress you're making with art and life in general and that I'll try to make up for it. Still, I felt that I owed my long time friends here an explanation, so here it goes. On the 23rd of September I lost my grandmother very unexpectedly due to a stupid accident. She fell down the stairs in the middle of the night, which resulted in severe head trauma and two separate instances of intracranial hemorrhage. She hasn't woken up from the accident and died the next day. The sad thing is that my grandfather saw it happen. In fact, he had just cautioned her to wait until he had switched on the lights, so she could go down more safely. Needless to say, we were all somewhat traumatized by what happened. (Although, in the end, it might have been a good thing of some sort, cause she didn't suffer for long and I found out afterwards that she'd just been diagnosed with acute leukemia, which would have meant months of suffering ahead if she hadn't passed away that day.) But as far as the situation goes for me, I have always had a severe problem with dealing with death in general as well as the prospect of dying, and then I mean a lot more than the average person. I have managed to get it sort of under control, but I don't need much to get me back there again. The additional problem is, I am currently in the final stage of my PhD studies, meaning that I am writing out my thesis on a very strict deadline (4 pages a day), and can't give myself any time off to cool down without giving me more stress afterwards. And if it was just that, it'd still be sort of manageable, but I also have loads of administrative stuff to take care of, articles to complete in between writing the PhD, giving presentations and trying to find a job for after the PhD. And my brain and concentration skills aren't being cooperative at all. In short, it's taking pretty much all I've got to not get behind on my work at the moment. I'll probably still keep uploading stuff though, cause art makes me calm and I'll try to be as active and responsive as I can manage. Thank you all very much for your understanding.

I'd like to dedicate the feature below to the memory of my grandmother. It is based on the song Turn Loose the Mermaids by Nightwish, which was one of the songs I chose to be played at her funeral.  You can listen to it here:… while watching the feature.The images match the lyrics.

Black Kite by BogdanBoev
Graveyard by Stridsberg
End Of The Line by AdvancedCartman
Endless Road by Ananyana
child by ssuunnddeeww
Birth and Rebirth by lastwordspoken

To the Sunset by DeingeL
Don't let me go by Alephunky
---------- by sui400
Rippling by peterpateman

Beam Me Up by fistfulofneurons
remember love by beorange
Memories... by Aeternum-Art
Sleep little sweetie by TammyPhotography

goodbye by M0THart
saying goodbye. by Narunael
cold mornings. by Minako777
horizon by arayo

Take me to the ocean by photoflake
Can you see? by el-ruari
Beach Deck by MaddLouise
Death Of A Mermaid by Sturmideenkind
6/52 by Sturmideenkind
The last tear of Fall by CornandBrokenDreams

Long Exposure Sunset River by Bull04
Book by blindmanphoto
Sleep tight by BlackCynnamon
Sleep by AnitaAnti

Valley Sky by Stuzal
Bubble world ... by aoao2
Autumn Magic by goRillA-iNK
While You Were Sleeping by Marinshe
Sleeping Beauty by Voodica

  • Mood: Miserable
  • Listening to: Nightwish
  • Reading: Dinosaurs: a concise natural history
  • Watching: BBC documentaries
  • Playing: nothing
  • Eating: nothing
  • Drinking: Coke Zero


Nikki van de Pol
I was born in 1988 in Belgium and also still live there. I speak Dutch, English, French and a bit of German and thanks to my studies I am also proficient in Latin and have some knowledge of Ancient Greek. I love metal music, and you can frequently find me at concerts and festivals, but that doesn't mean I don't listen to other genres. Art-wise, I mainly focus on photography, with a preference for animal/macro/nature photography although I diligently serve as photographer for my husband's band Everglow as well. Recently, I've been venturing into photomanipulation too and it's my secret wish to be able to design a CD booklet one day. I also regularly make tribal tattoo designs of animals in my own unique style. Other drawings, both digital and traditional are uploaded more sporadically, since my job rarely allows me enough time. I occasionally dabble in writing as well. The art aside, my hobbies are skiing, tennis, dancing, hiking, reading, watching loads of movies and playing with my dog Luca. I currently work at KU Leuven as an FWO-fellow (PhD) in English diachronic linguistics.

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MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2015
Welcome to Heavens-On-Earth
Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015
Thanks for the invitation :)
KariLiimatainen Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the :+fav:!:sun:
Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015
My pleasure :)
Sublime-Feline Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist

Thank you so much for joining

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vermillionMISHA Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
Beautiful gallery!!! Love your photos
Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2015
Thank you so much :hug:
ferret82 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Belated Happy Birthday! :glomp:
Hope you had a lovely day.

Sorry it's late but I hope these points make up for it!
Nikki-vdp Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015
Thank you :tighthug: but you really shouldn't have :)
Especially since I still owe you a present too, but I can't seem to find the time to draw anything lately. Anyways, if you don't mind not knowing when it'll arrive, feel free to already request something :D
ferret82 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
You don't owe me anything.. you don't have to draw me anything, especially when you don't have the time to, as I really know how you feel as I can't seem to find the time to draw lately either as I've been very very busy as of late! - I was happy enough with the B.Day wishes, but if you want to and find the time to you can draw Sora how ever you see fit!
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