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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I am just over two months into my Grief journey so I thought I would share some thoughts on it with you.
Posted by Marie Ste on September 28, 2014 at 4:44pm
Posted by Marie Ste on September 28, 2014 at 4:43pm
22 weeks today. My darling, my honey, my angel. 22 weeks since I have seen your handsome face, your warm smile and felt the thrill of your touch and firm, reassuring hug. The last gentle kiss in my neck that morning before I left for work. 22 weeks since you whispered: "I am here if you need me, I'm not going anywhere..."
22 : a significant number. For 22 months you were my heaven on earth. I fear the passing of time. I fear the day that the length of time that I have been without…Continue
Posted by Zell on September 25, 2014 at 5:30am
The deep dull ache intensifies on weekly and monthly "anniversaries". The 5 month mark dawned on Wednesday 24 September. I bought 5 red helium-filled balloons - one popped on the way home.
I felt physically ill from the grief and longing. I was shaky and could barely scribble legibly on the balloons before releasing them into a gusting wind from our apartment balcony. They were gone within seconds: out of sight - just like you. I hope you were watching. I hope you know that my…Continue
Posted by Zell on September 25, 2014 at 5:00am
Posted by Marie Ste on September 24, 2014 at 6:32pm
I lost my honey 5 months ago today. Contrary to what people say, the intensity of my deep grief has not "softened" or "blunted". In fact it has gotten worse as time goes by as we were never apart even for a day, so it is natural that as time goes by I feel the loss more. The pain lasts throughout the day.
I cry a lot, even on anti-depressants, but this is me coping. This is the best I can do. I have no doubt that without God I would not be able to function at all or…Continue
Posted by Zell on September 24, 2014 at 1:45am