Don't grieve alone
We are eternal beings who will never be separated from our loved ones. ~ R. Craig Hogan, Ph.D.
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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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Started by Zell in Untitled Category Aug 26.
After Death Communication
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My Daughter died on the 14/08/2014,on my phone i have an app that records calls ,i have at least 40 recordings of different people on it ,a week after she died , i heard her voice on checking found it to be coming from my phone ,it was playing one of the calls from her ,i had not touched the phone and out of all the calls ,it was her,this happened again on the day of her funeral,again the recording of her voice went off on my phone and again i had not touched it,i was so spooked i diabled…Continue
watch the video close..tell me what you see?
We ran hand in hand to the entrance of the amusement park and pressed ourselves tightly to the locked gate. “If only they would open!” we lamented, literally wishing time away so that we might begin to experience all of the amenities that the park had to offer. While we waited for what seemed to be an eternity, we huddled, talked and planned of how together; we could best fully enjoy the happiness that surely awaited us. After spending a few moments basking in the brilliance of our…Continue
Posted by Mike on September 1, 2014 at 12:05pm
Why, why, why? Why you? Why me? Why anyone? Hell if I know. If I knew the answer to that, WOW. I get asked that question so many times, and all I can say is I don't know. When I get frustrated with the whole thing I ask myself Why not me? Why not you? What the heck do I know? Because I'm a 2 time loser I should know the answer to that. I've lost many family, and close friends over the years, and it never gets any easier. I do however get through it. How you ask? I have no idea. I guess when…Continue
Life Without You
Since you left this earth my honey, I have cried every day,
It’s still too hard to believe, that you’ve really gone away.
My heart and soul just cannot comprehend
So I live every day a lonely life of pretend
It hurts so very much, not seeing you in all the places you used to be.
Posted by Zell on August 29, 2014 at 7:30am
A candle for you my love every Thursday: to honor you, to symbolize our forever love and the light and happiness you brought into my life - and because I was not here at home that fateful morning when a cruel and terrible accident took you from me on 24 April 2014, 18 weeks ago. I wish I had not gone to work that morning. Our love will never die and I will hold you in my heart until I hold you in heaven....…Continue
Posted by Zell on August 28, 2014 at 4:05pm