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Healing with Pictures

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.

ORIGINAL PHOTO:

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.

You can visit her website: www.artforyoursake.com/healing. She has provided us with her phone number: 773-255-4677 (EST) or you can email her: nancy@artforyoursake.com

Let me know if you have any questions.

 

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Online Grief Support uses the blog feature for Journal Therapy – You can choose to make it private or public. Blog posts are a great way to express yourself on your profile page. To get started, go to your profile page and locate the "Blog Posts" module in the middle column. Click the "Add a Blog Post" link. You must join the community to take advantage of Journal Therapy – It’s free.
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    first love

    Well I dont know what im doing here i think i will mostly be reading posts... The love of my life that i have been with since 7th grade passed away march 20.  he was everything.. my best friend, lover, husband, father to my 10 and 12 year old.  it was always us.  Everybody we knew always said we had the best relationship.. i know nothing is ever perfect especially now. But as people keep telling me life goes on and give it time.. From the first day he passed to now it has not gotten even a…

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    Posted by Maria T. on May 2, 2016 at 12:11am

    my beautiful son

    today I went to see you twice, I need that, I know in my heart you knew I was there. when summer comes I hope to sit with you awhile, theres so much I want and need to say. I love you with all y heart shawn and I pray everynight to be with you, I hope its soon. without you I have no reason to go on.  I love and miss you shawn always and forever  mom

    Posted by kim on April 29, 2016 at 8:14pm

    Over

    I feel so hopelessly broken today. I put on my ",normal" face today and went to work. I talked to people even laughed, but inside I was screaming "Can't you see I need help? I'm dying here!". Of course, those were only words heard within. Only one person that I work with, an alarmingly intuitive soul, HEARD my voice on the phone and knew something wasn't right. Knew that wasn't me. Knew I had been crying, but didn't want to come out and ask. So she posed another question, " Have you got a…

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    Posted by Felicia Sanders on April 27, 2016 at 9:41pm — 3 Comments

    Wish I could just let it out...

    My grief has taken me over today. I just stayed in bed all day. There are two things grieving me deeply. One, my cousin who has always been my big sister, is losing her memory to dementia. She has been the one who has always called me nearly everyday since Mom died. She is my biggest supporter, my shoulder to cry on. I have always told her that she reminds me of the character "Melanie" from the movie "Gone With The Wind." She has always been so kind and loving. And now I am losing her in a…

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    Posted by Felicia Sanders on April 24, 2016 at 11:52pm — 1 Comment

    Comforting words from TV shows

    "It all just seems so fake...this idea that good things happen to good people and there's magic in the world and the meek and the righteous will inherit it. There's too many good people who suffer for something like that to be true. There are too many prayers that get unanswered. Every day we ignore how completely broken this world is, and we tell ourselves it's all gonna be okay. "You're gonna be okay." But it's not okay. And once you know that...there's no going back. There's no magic in…

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    Posted by Meredith on April 24, 2016 at 10:30pm

    tv loss

    bean 2 mush tv loss in 2016 so sad

    Posted by JO B on April 22, 2016 at 4:09pm

    When friends and family do more harm than good..

    please know this is just a rant because I need to get this feeling out of my chest before I go ape on someone.  Maybe it is too early and I can't take words of support from my family and friends well, but I am getting sick and tired of the "encouragement".  NO, you don't know what is like. NO, you don't f*ng get it.  NO, you have no idea if I am going to make it through this. NO, G-d can't help me right now.  NO, you make no sense when you tell me to hang in there, where??  NO, you don't…

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    Posted by Titi B. on April 20, 2016 at 2:47pm — 4 Comments

    heart

    I can truly feel my heart hurting, I miss my son so much and the pain gets worse. the tears still flow everyday and night. the emptiness still there, so lonely, so dark. I pray to go with him, I beg him to come get me. my heart cant take much more. my son, the love of my life forever, I miss you shawn, I love you   mom

    Posted by kim on April 20, 2016 at 2:21pm — 1 Comment

    A couple of verses...for what they're worth!

    I wrote a couple of verses describing the rending, pillaging of the soul that is the only thing grief can offer us. 

    "Here as time runs, endlessly, shore to shore then back again, waves of despair to never end, to never resolve and close upon  this terrible span of days.”  

    and then-

    "Bleaker shadows keeping vigil in the corners of my room, expressing deeper sorrow, shedding tears of deeper gloom.” 

    Posted by Mel Royer on April 20, 2016 at 9:03am

    confused

    After my love died of a massive heart attack, we were able to donate his corneas. I received a phone call from the local health department that his corneas tested positive for Hepatitis B and were not suitable for donation but would be used for research and professional education. Has any one else had this experience? Not sure what to think at this point.

    Posted by Cydney Oliver on April 18, 2016 at 9:56pm — 2 Comments

     
     
     

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