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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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Posted by David H on May 23, 2016 at 2:40pm
I pray everyday you can see your garden, it looks so pretty. with the solar lights to bring you to me. I need my son so much and miss him with all my heart. I want more than anything to be with you, life with out you is no life, im so dead inside, empty and very lonely. my tears still fall all the time, I miss you shawn I beg god every night to take me to you, soon I will hold you again, and never let you go. love you always and forever mom
Posted by kim on May 22, 2016 at 6:37pm
I said I'd be wearing black by the end of the week, and I am. I lost a best friend yesterday around noon. The doctors couldn't do anymore to help her. So I sat next to her as she took her last breaths and told her how much I love her. Told her what a good friend she was to me. She died while I was talking to her. I am so devastated this morning. I am so physically and emotionally ill. My blood pressure went sky high last night, and I don't evn have high blood pressure, normally. I…Continue
On December 8, 2015 I was woken up by my father-in-law saying my oldest daughter was on the phone. I instantly start worrying because it is a school day and she never calls me on the house phone. As I reach for the house phone I also grab my cellphone and noticed that I have missed 15 calls from my mom. My heart sinks. My daughter tells me that my mom is really needing to speak to me and texted her to see if she could wake me. I call my mom and I will never forget that phone call, or her…Continue
Posted by Theresa J Leaverton on May 22, 2016 at 10:06am
I have really been struggling since the year mark and still trying to figure out why. Not that such struggle is anything new in this nightmare but I am still trying to process it and it's like I have a block or something. I've heard for some the second year is harder because it all becomes real. I don't know if that is what's happening for me. Has anyone else felt this?
The depression is still ever present and seems the trigger to sink me lower comes more easily. I hate my life…Continue
juts getin pots why am i sayin dum or dum
im sayin dum coz thy hav sent my dad a leter
dum his bean in spirt or past sisne 2012
thy no his gon
we had deth cethdict 2 prov it funrll diectr yng lad it did giv us deth cetifct 2 bnks evry 1 else 2 let th hes gon 2 stop frod mail cumin bak 2 us
i thrt i wz dum but thy evn dummr sentin letters 2 ded person
Posted by JO B on May 21, 2016 at 6:53am
to even try to go on without my son, will never ever happen, the life as I knew it is over, ill never be the same person, my tears never stop, my heart hurts more and more everyday. I pray he hears me, and comes get me, because that's all I want is to die. to end this pain, this loneliness, emptiness in my heart. I know hes here watching over me, trying so hard to help me, but nothing will help me anymore. im ready im not afraid. if there is a god take me now, save a child take me please…Continue
5 months hurt like day 1. I have had a lot of "day 1's". Just when you think it can't hurt that bad again, it just comes back with a fury and it's uncontrollable. I feel like I have been in battle for years and years, and yet it's only been five months. I am aware that I may live many years from now, could be less, no one can say for sure. The thing is this: How do I go on for years and years like this? How can I live without my husband? I know it sounds selfish, but there is no one…Continue
I lost my dear mother to cancer 5 years ago and it still feels like yesterday sometimes. I was the only one with her the night she died. The rest of the family was due to come in to the hospice at 0800 and she sat straight up and took her last gasping breaths at 0712. I had to call my family and do what I had done so many times as my work as an RN: tell that Mom had taken "a bad turn" and that they should come in now. It was hard to sit there holding her hand as it went cold, waiting…Continue
I am new to this support group but just felt like I needed to express myself. I met my husband when I was 16 years old. When I was 18 we married and after 55 great years I lost him. I'm not sure how to go one without him. He passed away on January 14 of this year which was also his 76 birthday. For about the last 14 years he had some very major health issues. He had a triple bypass, lobe of lung removed because of lung cancer, multiple myeloma and gall bladder removed. He bounced back…Continue