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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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Let's be perfectly clear . . . spammers/spellcasters etc.  I will seek you out and prosecute you to the full extent of the law . . . so remove yourself now before I find you.  You are preying on people who are grieving.  Where is your heart???????

1.  SPAM IS NOT TOLERATED ON OUR GRIEF SITE.  iF YOU POST SPAM WE WILL SUSPEND YOU FROM OUR COMMUNITY.  THIS IS A GRIEF SITE.  PLEASE RESPECT OUR PRIVACY.  

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Journal Therapy and After Death Communication

Online Grief Support uses the blog feature for Journal Therapy – You can choose to make it private or public. Blog posts are a great way to express yourself on your profile page. To get started, go to your profile page and locate the "Blog Posts" module in the middle column. Click the "Add a Blog Post" link. You must join the community to take advantage of Journal Therapy – It’s free.
You can add text, links, images, and files to your blog post using the blog editor toolbar. You can also select the privacy of your blog post to allow anyone in the community to view it, just your friends in the community, or just you. Go to Settings and then click on Privacy. If you need help, I'm just an email away. - Diana

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    Blog Posts

    run up hill

    i wish i cud run up hill wear no 1 can sea me i no its song but i wish i cud run wear no 1 will n me wear i get no slf pity 2 be person i usd 2 be coz of loss i do i wish i cud run up hill i do be me agan persn i wz yrs go if id di mak a deal if god it still be a big prb pron prob coz i thng god must realy hate me i do 

    iv had so mush loss so mush bad shit why me i ye;;lllllllllllllllll i do i luv song juts herd it i did its why i did a blog on it i did  but run up hill 2 escap my…

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    Posted by JO B on September 25, 2016 at 5:34pm

    sad

    1. I really don't know what I would do without this site, knowing I can come on here and read  other peoples posts and know that I'm not going insane and I am indeed normal is a great help to me, I just cannot relate to people anymore, I have learnt that so called friends do not give a damn about me anymore, and im sick of people asking me "how are you, are you o.k", No I'm not…

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    Posted by joanne on September 25, 2016 at 3:40pm — 2 Comments

    Stuff

    Your clothes remain in the wardrobe and in your drawers.  I keep thinking I should do something with them but I just can't bear to.  Some stupid part of me keeps thinking what if you come back.  Stupid I know.  I must be out of my mind.  But I don't want to let go.  I can't.  It hurts too much.

    Posted by Donna Amendola on September 23, 2016 at 4:53pm — 5 Comments

    Small Talk

    I work at a building with over a thousand employees, there is a lot of small talk waiting for elevators and walking from the parking structure. This morning an upbeat co-worker got off the phone with his parents and two stepped to catch up with me for small talk the rest of the way to the office. He started his convo with "ah parents" and I froze. I didn't know what to do or say. Long story short it gutted me and was the worst 3 minutes of my life. Immediately followed by the next worse ten…

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    Posted by Linda Miranda on September 20, 2016 at 11:06am — 3 Comments

    COMPUTERS!!

    so kinda irritated cause I didn't notice where I was typing this long story from this morning that left me gutted. I put my whole heart into it and went to hit "share" and it's just deleted. Right now I feel like I can't even mourn my parents right. Crazy how quickly sadness can turn to anger. It's my own fault which just makes it worse cause I have nobody to blame. I'll retype the story and see if it helps me. Again. }:/

    Posted by Linda Miranda on September 20, 2016 at 11:02am — 1 Comment

    I WILL prosecute

    ATTENTION!!!

    Let's be perfectly clear . . . spammers/spellcasters etc.  I will seek you out and prosecute you to the fullest extent of the law . . . so remove yourself now before I find you.  You are preying on people who are grieving.  Where is your heart???????

    Posted by Diana Y on September 17, 2016 at 7:33am — 9 Comments

    god/saton giv a sh@t

    ok sorry 2 say it duz god /saton giv a sh@t or f@@@k wot hapns 2 us  i do 

    2012 wz bad coz of loss

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    lifs seasm 2 be getin so sh@t on me u cud say i feal lk im getin pusnd wors thn peados kilers in  prison u cud say not slf pity 

    iv bean hear sisne 2012 evry 1 on bean grt on hear coz ill say thnx 2 evry 1 evn wen i go off on 1 

    but i nead 2 vnt loeds of thngs i do 

    but i cud tak all day al mth all yr…

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    Posted by JO B on September 11, 2016 at 5:00pm — 2 Comments

    Reason

    Found out why you died finally.  And a reason still doesnt make it any less painful, or make any sense of losing you.  My heart beats, but it is broken.  And will stay that way forever. xx

    Posted by Donna Amendola on September 10, 2016 at 11:44am

    Gabe

    I am needing and wanting more time alone to meditate and pray to find some kind of relief from the physical pain of feeling like drowning slowly for the last 5 years.  

    Posted by toni m dicarlo on September 5, 2016 at 7:54pm

    Gabe

    I am needing and wanting more time alone to meditate and pray to find some kind of relief from the physical pain of feeling like drowning slowly for the last 5 years.  

    Posted by toni m dicarlo on September 5, 2016 at 7:51pm

     
     
     

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    Anniversary

    I lost my husband 10 months ago. He was my everything. We were together for 20 years. His birthday was a couple of weeks ago. That was very hard for my children and I. This Friday is our anniversary. I'm dreading it so much. I still cry everyday. I'm on the verge of tears all the time. He was always my biggest fan. I'm so unsure of myself without him. I miss everything about him. He was my reason for getting up every morning. I never thought at 38 I would have to be without him. We should of…See More
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    Linda Miranda commented on Linda Miranda's blog post Small Talk
    "Hi John the Dragon, I'm not sure if the co worker has kids or not. I work in a building with over 800 people and we all may not know each other or not. He was a harmless guy just having small talk he just happened to pick his parents has a…"
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    JO B replied to Jeff C's discussion "Loves Knows No Death" - This Could Help You!
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    Connie K commented on Karen's group Missing my Son or Daughter
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    Jeff C replied to Jeff C's discussion "Loves Knows No Death" - This Could Help You!
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    Helen gardner replied to Jeff C's discussion "Loves Knows No Death" - This Could Help You!
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    Jeff C replied to Jeff C's discussion "Loves Knows No Death" - This Could Help You!
    "Helen,  do you have any interest in "Love Knows No Death?"  Here is a quote from the workbook: "Would your life, here and now, be any different if you were absolutely convinced that: a) your deceased loved one has not…"
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    Helen gardner replied to Jeff C's discussion "Loves Knows No Death" - This Could Help You!
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    KEVIN

    This is My Angel Kevin on his last day an hour before his death caught on our adt video. I love the light above his head.
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    Ruthie replied to Jeff C's discussion "Loves Knows No Death" - This Could Help You!
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    Ruthie replied to Stephanie R's discussion How do I live without him.
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