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I have been a Deviant art artist for almost 7 years in which I have met wonderful people and above all superb artists,many of them are 'my online family', friends are the 'family we choose', instead of the real siblings with whom we share the obvious ties, through these almost 7 years I have shared more personal things and issues with my online family than with my real siblings, and no don't get me wrong, I love my siblings but through art you find 'that special way' for letting your soul talk, unfortunately just a few real life siblings understand what is art.
As a member of Deviant Art, I was shocked yesterday for reading that we lost not only a great artist, above all we have lost a wonderful friend: Nick Stone ~
I met dearest Nick just a few months ago,through my work at my DA art groups, requesting his work for my DA homes, it was a real pleasure meeting him and that allowed me to know how extraordinary he was,it was June 2014 when Nick posted at his journal that he would be hospitalized and he would undergo surgery, he said he was a bit scared and well, it was when we exchanged a few private messages and talked about hospitals, surgeries and disabilities, I could understand Nick's struggle in life, I must say not many people know that I am a disabled person at DA, actually only my friends know it, a reason why I am able to understand what is about pain, frustration, fear and even the loneliness we live when we live a 'special situation', in those little chats with Nick I just tried to give him a word of hope,telling him 'Don't worry dearest, everything will go fine and soon you'll be back at your DA home...', I had a few other conversations at FB where we even talked very silly things about Gummy Bears, also my dearest Jennifer Powell ~
~ was there in that conversation, at another private conversation we talked about he would be back for 'world domination'...
I am someone who dislikes cheap dramas, I really dislike so much when people use any excuse for crying and making public dramas for everything, especially when people use forums for commiserating themselves... I must say, when someone faces a challenge,there are plenty reasons for complaining about life every day, Nick never did it...it is one of the reasons why I admired him, he never complained,nor really said much about his challenge, he dedicated himself to do great art and never dwelt on his health issues,it is something I loved from Nick,he also supported many of us his friends, I can say, Nick had a great attitude about life.
When someone tells me that 'the internet is a very impersonal way for meeting people or making friends',I have laughed a few times,because during these years at DA, those wonderful friends I have met, have touched my heart, one of them: Nick, a very talented man that has gone at a very young age, I will miss him very much,as much as the other artists who met him and admired her art and her as well,despite he has gone, we mourn his passing but Nick will stay forever with us,he will be alive in every art work he did, superb artist into our hearts.
I don't know if there is a heaven or hell,I believe in none but personally I believe that when we leave this life, we go to a new dimension where we won't suffer and will be free of pain,a place where we might be doing similar things to the ones we did in this life but everything might be happier and better,I hope and wish from my heart,Nick is there now, watching us and enjoying the art we display every day...today there is a new star shinning in the sky: Nick's star.
May he rest in peace,until we meet again,good journey my dearest Nick!
Sandra Villanueva ~
A few of the superb works made by Nick:
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