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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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    Posted by Ross Hotard on January 25, 2015 at 6:22am

    Thank you God

    Posted by Zell on January 25, 2015 at 6:06am

    9 months today

    Today my love, I released 3 white balloons with messages of love to you into the skies.  9 months...I was going to do just 2 balloons at first so only bought 2 red strings to tie them. With only 2 strings and 3 balloons I tied 2 balloons together on each end of 1 string.  I was going to cut the string in half after tying the balloons, but I decided it was appropriate to leave them tied together.  It signified our love which is tied together - we are one for all eternity.

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    Do You Know That I Still See You - A Poem by Fara Gibson

    I saw this poem on another site this morning and wanted to share it with all.  Especially for those who need assurance of their loved one's safety. If you are not sure if they made it into God's arms if they did not believe, you have to hang on to the fact that God is merciful and just above all and you do not know what may have transpired between them and God in their final moments.  Rest in that thought. For me, I am content in the knowledge that my beloved is safe and so very happy in…

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    Posted by Zell on January 20, 2015 at 2:12am — 1 Comment

    Time out for now...

    Hi all,  Just popping in quickly to say hello and wish everyone well: peace and comfort above all.  I have not been very active here for a few weeks and especially the past 3 weeks. I am currently struggling with a particularly unpleasant shingles onslaught which has cropped up on my face and affects my eyes, making it difficult to focus on the computer screen. I miss everyone here when I dont log on, but just wanted to say hello and remind you I am thinking of you all.…

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    Posted by Zell on January 19, 2015 at 10:30am — 5 Comments

    Comfort

    It's still to fresh. The hurt doesn't go away. I hope she's finally happy now. All her pain has been passed on to me. It doesn't seem to go away. I miss my little buddy so much. I use to wipe her tears away. It's not right. I can't help her anymore. She starting to appear in my dreams every night now. I wake up feeling down. I just want her to come back home.

    Posted by Ross Hotard on January 19, 2015 at 5:53am — 2 Comments

    The only thing worse than being awake is being asleep

    The only thing worse than being awake and aware of the real nightmare is being asleep:in sleep the nightmares roll on a never-ending spool alternating between "he is alive" , "he is dead and I relive the entire thing", "he has gone somewhere and hasn't come back and I'm searching for him" and probably the cruelest "I thought he was dead, but wake up with him next to me". To wake up from those are the worst...

    Posted by Zell on January 19, 2015 at 1:37am — 7 Comments

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    my heart is so very heavy, so filled with pain. I miss shawn so much it hurts bad. my tears still fall so much, everyday. to go on is so imposible, im so filled with hate, to see people go on, so happy, laughing. there are times I just want to slap them, slap that smile off there face. scream for my son to come home, not to leave me. to pray for shawn to come get me, I want nothing more than to go with him. I hate living, I just hate. I beg  shawn please help me, im getting no answer.my only…

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    Posted by kim on January 18, 2015 at 1:32pm — 1 Comment

    hurts to breathe

    everyday it seems to hurt more to breathe, I miss shawn so very much, I still wait for him to come home, when the phone rings I pray its him. I know my baby will never leave me, but we have never been apart this long. my heart hurts so bad. I ask why he took my only child, why not me. I wait for signs, I know I have had some but I want so much more.  I hear people and family saying MOM, and I cry so hard wishing I could hear it to. I just want to be with him, hold him, hear him say I love…

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