Don't grieve alone
We are eternal beings who will never be separated from our loved ones. ~ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
I wanted to share an idea of what we can do with pictures of our loved ones. Nancy Gershman, a digital artist, creates meaningful portraits from photos, memories and stories that we think about every day. Here is a sample of her work:
DREAMSCAPE PHOTOMONTAGE: Myrtle pays homage to the memory of her twin and keeps a promise to her sister. As long as she lives she will keep her nephew - who is a trucker - safe on the road.
I know Nancy's work and I’ve seen how she captures the entire essence of a person and the real truth about their character, their passions and their mission in life.
What Nancy does is digest all these photos, memories and stories until they re-emerge as a holistic portrait of the person you love. You see your father, sister, or beloved poodle, thoughtfully placed into a beautiful legacy portrait for you, but also for generations to come. The end result is that her artwork makes you smile or even laugh.
For the 30 - 60 minutes you spend with her by phone, she delivers a meaningful, heartfelt fine art photomontage in the form of an 8 x 10 print (or enlargement). She can also upload the artwork so you can make something to wear or display (photoblanket, photo-purse, photo trivet, etc.) -- however you want to keep that loved one close by.
I encourage you to view the documentary on Nancy Gershman’s work.
Let me know if you have any questions.
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Every day I smile
A smile I hide behind
My eyes conceal all that is within
The darkness around my heart consumes me
But when asked, I reply ' I'm fine'
My sense of loss, like a child looking for a hand to hold
My bitten fingernails
The feeling of falling when my feet are firmly on the ground
But when asked, I reply ' I'm fine'
The tension in my temples
The bubbling anger rising
Posted by Leah mc on October 6, 2015 at 3:40pm
today my doctor and grieving counceiler both came today at the same time. 23 months today and all I can do is cry. I have a frozen shoulder and torn muscel in my arm. she also put me on more pills to help me sleep and deal with my depression, up to 9 now at night and 5 in the morning. I miss shawn so much, its just to hard and pain full to keep going on, day after day the pain is still there and nothng will ever help. thanks giving is sunday and I picked a few things up for shawn then I…Continue
please god don't let nov 5 come, I cant go through another year, please stop my pain my tears and take me to my son. my tears will never stop, my heart will never heal. and god im so very very lonely. shawn please grab my hand baby im ready, I promise you im so very ready to go home with you. I hurt so bad, I have nothing left now. hear me shawn please hear me I love you always and forever mom
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This week has been better than last, but I know that that will not last. Next week is the 2nd anniversary of his death, I know it's going to be a tough week. Last year my…Continue
Posted by Karen Olson on September 29, 2015 at 11:30pm
Posted by olivia on September 29, 2015 at 2:45pm
My mum died in July from ovary cancer.
She was diagonozed Stage 3 ovary cancer last year May.
She fought hard, and showed some good signs after her treatment last year. Late last year, my Dad confessed he had an affair and his gf was pregnant with a boy.
Mum collapsed afterwards.. Dad started to run from home- gf house. He looked after his gf during the last two months of pregnancy, during this time, my mum worsened. I tried to work things out,…Continue
Its been 11 weeks now although it still feels like yesterday I miss him so much, i carnt stand it ,this is so bloody hard. Ive just got home after going out for dinner with the kids, just trying to make life a little normal again I suppose, but looking around seeing both parents out with their children and it being just me and my kids without their father was so difficult , its not bloody fair, im so mad that my two have been robbed of their dad, it makes me so f***ing angry, the people on…Continue