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 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
Posted by Zell on October 18, 2014 at 7:54am
I often think of this song by the Beatles, Yesterday. I just swap the words, Life for Love, and the gender references, in my case; it fits how I reflect on my life today in a melancholy sort of way...
I think about the weekend before my son died, the Saturday before he was killed I had a very strange feeling of my life being divided in half.…Continue
today my doctor is coming to talk to me, I have not seen her in almost a year. shes coming to talk about shawn and why. I went to see shawn earlier this morning and asked him and mom to be by my side, I just cant do this with out him. dear god help me through this morning. please shawn I need you with me, I beg you to be here. im afraid to hear it. I cant stop crying and my broken heart is pounding so hard. my legs feel like rubber. don't leave me shawn, please be by my side please. love…Continue
I am a different person than I was before because half of my heart lives in heaven now.
This world holds nothing more for me with half of me gone. I don't feel like a citizen of earth any more...I long only for the day when my heart will be whole again - when we are finally together again.…