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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shawn, on wed it will be a year, im so filled with sadness, lonelyness emptiness and so very heart broken. I remember it all like it was yesterday. each day is harder and harder to try to go on. I still pray each night to go with you. I know I don't want to go on with out you. I cry everyday and night, sadness floods over me and I cant hold on. with out you there is no sun, no light, just darkness all the time. I promise ill be with you soon, to hold you forever and never let you go. to…Continue
Posted by kim on October 31, 2014 at 1:32pm
My heart has been like a hot lava stone inside my chest these past weeks. My eyes never stop overflowing with hot tears. It hurts too much to speak, to communicate, to be with other people, to even breathe at times. I seek instead silence and solitude, all the while knowing that you would want me to live, to be happy, to go out, but I cannot my love.
Separated from you I am withered like a rose without…Continue
Posted by Zell on October 29, 2014 at 7:49am
Posted by MarieSte on October 28, 2014 at 3:30pm
Posted by Zell on October 28, 2014 at 9:12am
well again my sister slapped me in the face, she called to tell me her daughter bought her a grandfather clock on sat for x mas, I just told her I was not feeling well and had to go. I cryed my heart out, all I want is my son, his voice, why don't people think before they open there dam mouths, I told her so many times the holidays mean nothing any more but pain. she keeps saying its time to move on. omg ill never move on, I cant. she sees my heart breaking she sees my pain every day, yet…Continue
how can a mom go on with out her only child? how can my heart still beat, when its so broken? how can my sisters go on like nothings happened? how do they not see im dieing inside? so many answers ill never get. I only want one thing just one thing one wish, to be with shawn, to hold him in my arms, kiss him and never ever let him go. today in months I saw a bunny again, I know he sent it to me, I know in my heart hes never left me, but I need so bad to dream of him, I need to know hes…Continue
Posted by kim on October 27, 2014 at 9:29am
I miss you more everyday, I want so bad to touch your face to kiss you. im so lonely without you. I cant remember what its like not to cry any more. a few days ago a bunch of purple daisys sprung up on the front lawn, I know you sent them to me, there beautiful. there are times it hurts to breathe, and everyday day my heart hurts. im begging you with everything I have left to take my hand and take me with you. I cant do this without you, my love my son. my reason for living. please shawn I…Continue
Posted by kim on October 25, 2014 at 7:31am
Posted by MarieSte on October 23, 2014 at 2:00pm
My brother of 67 years lost his partner J last week.
They had been together for 30 years and had a civil partnership.
It seems there is very little literature on gay bereavement and also on how best to support LGBT population.
I know my brother is a 'sturdy oak' type no 'sissy stuff' and doesn't allow his emotions to show at all. I belief this is a trait he has adapted from my mother.
I go to pieces and cry when upset for normal good reasons and wonder if anyone…Continue