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Healing with Pictures

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.

ORIGINAL PHOTO:

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.

You can visit her website: www.artforyoursake.com/healing. She has provided us with her phone number: 773-255-4677 (EST) or you can email her: nancy@artforyoursake.com

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

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    I miss her so much ,I want to hug her ,to talk to her, be with her .Oh dear God it's so hard getting through a day.Now today has come and I know what my mom would say oh my baby girl is how old ~ say it is not…

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    Posted by Kim L S on July 27, 2015 at 4:56pm — 1 Comment

    Its been 7 months

    So far it has been 7 months since my father has passed away. It's been really hard for me to deal with this because he had struggled so much in life. He always had to worry about a place to stay, transportation, love, and money for rent and food. 

    I still haven't even spent a $10 Coldstone gift-card he gave me earlier that year because I don't know if I even want to... 

    He died on December 4th 2014, he was…

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    Posted by Ashley on July 26, 2015 at 6:40pm

    Roller Coaster

    Never blogged before so please excuse me if I do not do it correctly.

    Getting close to the 1 year anniversary of my Moms death and I feel like I am at the worst amusement park and an even worse roller coaster.  I am angry at her for not taking care of herself.  I am angry at myself for not paying close attention to her.  I am angry at the doctors.  I am angry that it still hurts just the same as it did on August 22, 2014.

    The pain is so excruciating that I often…

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    Posted by Fighting hard on July 23, 2015 at 11:21am — 5 Comments

    The raw, suicidal pain

    So in the last 9 days I've had times of feeling the raw, suicidal pain resurface. I have my theory as to what caused it but I will spare that detail as something more important needs expressed.

    The feelings of this pain is dark. So very, very dark that I'm not sure how to even describe it. Best I can come up with to my dissatisfaction: It's night time and overcast. No street lights, no headlights, not even a moon to be seen anywhere. It's pure, bleak, dismal, thick, dense, no sense of…

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    Posted by rachel_michelle on July 22, 2015 at 7:53pm — 10 Comments

    Another womans blog post on losing her daughter

    Another word press blog

    http://deeincollingo.com/

    These are my confessions or should I clarify by admitting the only confessions I am willing to share.  These confessions will not be pretty or inspiring so if you have stumbled upon this post looking for hope, you may be wise to stop here.

    There has not been one life lesson on the other side of Devastation Day which I personally wanted to learn.  The sudden death of my child has not…

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    Posted by Laurie ~ Jesse's mom on July 19, 2015 at 6:59pm — 2 Comments

    One mom's blog post after losing her daughter

    Thought I would share this blog post from a Word Press site:

     https://workinggrief.wordpress.com/

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    Posted by Laurie ~ Jesse's mom on July 19, 2015 at 6:30pm

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    Posted by sapna kumari on July 18, 2015 at 12:30am

    Why should you Use Specialized Packers and Movers Services on Relocation

     

    Products and services involving skilled packers in addition to movers firms currently have a major recognition involving persons who wish to make the move or transfer derived from one of spot or town to a different often using home things as well as professional merchandise. No matter whether an example may be relocating across town or maybe going around the world as well as moving overseas, assistance involving specialized movers along with packers might help de-stress…

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    Posted by sapna kumari on July 18, 2015 at 12:30am

    Pleasant Experience on Shifting from Delhi to Your city

    It absolutely was the year connected with 2013 as i has been surviving in the actual country wide money area Brand-new Delhi. That period My partner and i seemed to be employed in the respected firm. My partner and i seemed to be thrilled inside Delhi having his dad : my spouse in addition to my own daughter. About 2nd Sept 2013 the actual manager regarding my personal corporation claimed regarding shift regarding the work to be able to Your city; and also When i started to be happy…

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    Posted by sapna kumari on July 18, 2015 at 12:30am

    DEPRESSION

    today I was told im cronicley depressed, I now have 2 different grieving councelers, from 2 different places. I pray they can help me  even just a little. I cant remember a day when I was not crying all day and night. still that unbearable pain, still so lonely, empty, everyday I fight not to take my life, but I don't know why, to hold my son, to hear mom I love you, to see his beautiful smile and his voice  again that's all I want.im so sorry I have not been on to try to help others in…

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