Don't grieve alone.
We are eternal beings who will never be separated from our loved ones. ~ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
Added by Debby Sularie
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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My wife died last year in May she got so bad in the hospital and would have lived a miserable life after what the hospital did to her that I had the breathing tube removed .For a whole year I was numb to the fact she passed away. In the past few months memories of her dying in the hospital come flooding back,with an increase in weight from eating the wrong food. I find I loved her a lot, but during the marriage it can be described as dysfuctional as well as two people caring for each other.…Continue
Posted by Linda sorge on May 17, 2013 at 3:54pm
it realey anoys me wen i go to funrellss wen peple dont switch off threr cell fones it dose thy cud least switch it off for a bit
i woz at a funrell yday a few plele wear leting thr fones ring thy cud easy turn it off for a bit
i neaded to screame an shout abot it
Posted by jb (jo) on May 17, 2013 at 3:51pm
Can’t find any words
No photos to take
My half full glass has got a break
Lost within myself
A hollow shell
Am I dreaming or awake
I just can’t tell
Lost within myself
Never to return
I can believe hes gone
Its like a constant burn
This pain just never seems to…
Posted by Celena Dykes on May 17, 2013 at 10:37am
Happy Mothers' Day. I miss you so much today. The sadness I am feeling lately has even taken over me physically. I find it difficult to eat, sleep, and socialize. I really just wanna break down and cry today but for some reason I just won't let myself. I don't wanna feel helpless and in pain. So I have been trying to escape my emotions with drinking and smoking. I know you wouldn't be happy about this. You must be very…Continue
dose any 1 else go in to a room adn thnk thy hav saw ther lovd 1s siting it the table in the kitchn reding a paper or go in to th livin room or sea thm watchng tv
or sea thm warking arond th house tht u get uo to go folor thm coz u thng u r gong krazy…Continue
Posted by jb (jo) on May 12, 2013 at 3:56pm
Before life happens and memory fails,
pieces of you here I'll state.
To you, the beauty that bore me life,
I'll never forget, you'll never fade.
- she calls me precious
- she loves Pizza Hut Stuffed Crust Pizza and made it our staple celebration treat for birthdays, anniversaries etc.
- she adored Barbara Streisand
- she had a crush on Robert Redford
- her best love advice is: Be with a guy that would treat you like a princess…Continue
I am ready to give up. I miss my family and with mother's day tomorrow, it will be hard on my mom for it will be 2 months since her mom, my grandmother passed away. All I want for mother's day is to be with my kids and my mom. I have not seen my mom in 4 years cause I can't afford to go home and if i even talk about my family I get yelled at. I am in a bad relationship, I thought I was ready but know that I am not for I still miss my husband. But this person I am with is very controlling. I…Continue
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