Don't grieve alone
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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After Death Communication
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Posted by Yvonne on October 22, 2014 at 9:39pm
This topic comes up often, but it is always worth re-posting for new people who join this forum. I have learnt to shut off or walk away from these hurtful cliches over the past 6 months, but for the sake of others you may encounter in the same grief situation (we forget quickly), please note this advise that I saw again today (I myself, shock-horror have used 1 or 2 of these statements) Or copy and email it to your family/friends who keep tripping up on these mistakes:
No matter what you choose to believe, know that there is a world more real than ours where your loved one lives on...and waits for you. I have seen this story before, but as it has come around again I wanted to share it here. I lost my boyfriend, but I know where he is, waiting for me. I trust this will help to comfort those in pain...
Posted by Zell on October 22, 2014 at 2:35am
It must be the holidays, because she expired just after Halloween, I still can't make myself mention the 'D' word as in someone's life ending. But every video , every song she and I listened to reminds me of her. I lose control of my emotions, involuntarily, when hearing certain songs as "One more night", "Last Kiss", "Because you loved me" , and "Wind beneath my wings".
No one can ever imagine the feeling of losing someone , even though they are laying right in front of you with…Continue
oh shawn I miss you so bad, my heart is so broken, I feel I just cant do this any more, it hurts so much. today I had to write out a beautiful piece to put in the paper, oh god how I cryed. it took everything I had to hold it together when I handed it to her to put in the paper. its just not real, I feel you will come home to me, I just keep waiting. please baby let me hear MOM again, let me hear I LOVE YOU again please. im waiting for you and always will. we will be together soon I…Continue
Posted by Bunny on October 19, 2014 at 8:37pm
I have found such a fantastic book in the library which I am reading now - I'm definitely going to buy myself a copy: "Heaven Revealed" by Paul Enns. It is written by a minister who lost his wife of 42 years. They shared the unique and very deep love I can relate to. It proves that even those of great faith feel a deep and constant pain at the loss of a loved one BUT we have the hope of reunion one day. The book is really so very good and encouraging and answers many questions based…Continue
Posted by Zell on October 19, 2014 at 1:32pm
my doctor told us, if the heart dr had called 911 shawn would have had a chance, instead of sending him home. oh god I want that dr to die, he killed my son, I cryed so hard it was hard to breathe. how could a dr be so stupid, heartless an ass hole. he took away the one chance my baby had, I pray he loses everything in his life he loves, I want him to feel my pain, my broken heart. I hate him so much, please shawn forgive me, I never thought I could hate like I am now. I need you…Continue
Posted by kim on October 18, 2014 at 8:31am