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'm so nervous about going tonight... I dont want to see him this way... but I want to see him if it makes sense. I pray that I have the strenth to make it through tonight and the funeral on Saturday. I am mad at God for making me go through this... I don't know what I did to deserve such suffering...
So I really can't stand it when people keep telling me you will be OK. How do they know I'll be OK?
They aren't with me 24 hours a day 7 days a week. They dont see me cry, or how many times I cry. They don't see the little things that may mean so little to someone how much they mean to me, such as cooking in a pan my mom used when I was growing up, or the thought of going to church and her not being thee, or the ten times she would call me in a matter of four hours and her not…Continue
Posted by mj on February 25, 2015 at 3:10pm
how can I go on, how can I live without you? my beautiful son, the love of my life. I need you so much, I don't want to live with this unbearable pain any more, I cant go on without you in my life. I pray every night you will come to me, and you don't. I pray to die and im still here. no one hears me , no one sees my pain. my empty heart.i keep asking you to come home, come back to me please shawn. without you I have nothing, I feel nothing. god please take me to my son, my baby. please…Continue
Posted by kim on February 23, 2015 at 3:45pm
Posted by Jill Evans on February 19, 2015 at 11:47am
every day it hurts more to breathe, my back is so bad, but the pain in my heart is worse. I could not go see shawn yesterday and felt so bad, I cryed so much. cant sleep any more, im lucky to get a hour. I feel empty, tired and lost. my prayers are not answered to be with my son. I keep telling my self he will come home, back to me. if I think any different ill go crazy. why is my baby not coming to my dreams,? why does he not take me to? god I need shawn, without him I have nothing, to…Continue
Posted by kim on February 19, 2015 at 10:14am
every day it seems to get harder to go on. shawn would have hated this cold and snowy winter.every night I still ask why, why my son? why not me? and why is he leaving me here to suffer so much. life is not worth going on, and I really don't want to any more. I want so much to hold my son, kiss his face . I have never bee so tired, never felt pain and emptiness like this before. at night I can smell him, but still no dreams, no answers. I just want to die, im not afraid, im ready. shawn…Continue
It is coming up on two years next Sunday since I loss my grandma. You know how they say, " the first year is always the hardest?" I think the second year is way harder. I was with grandma all the time, helping her, ect.
Posted by Kelli on February 14, 2015 at 9:23am