Creating Art After Loosing a Loved One

Dealing with the death of a loved one is one of life’s toughest challenges. It can be overwhelming. While there is no “right” way to grieve, many people who have experienced loss have found that expressing their feelings and emotions through art can be very therapeutic. Even though creating may be the last thing you think of, art for morning a loss of a loved one can help you through the grieving process.

Creating art can be a way to explore and express emotions like anger, sadness and sorrow in a positive and healing way. Art can be a form of meditation, as it can help you to focus your attention, and to “stay in the moment”. Art can be a space to reflect on the relationship you had with the person who passed away, and to honor their memory.

Sometimes, the pain can often feel unbearable. When creating art, it can also be a healthy way of escaping. Focusing on the physical actions of creating, but not necessarily the outcome of the art, is intuitive. This method can relax the mind and hopefully take your mind off of the depressive circumstances.

The type of art you choose to create is personal, but some ideas may include painting, drawing, photography, collage, journaling, sculpting, or writing a story or a poem. Whatever your activity, try to give yourself some time and space to explore and express your emotions. This may mean setting aside some time for yourself, or simply taking a break from everyday life.

The most important thing to remember is that there is no right or wrong way to express your grief. The art that you create while morning a loss will be unique and special to you, and it can help you to cope and move forward in life. I have created a series of videos on my YouTube channel titled Heal Your Soul. You are welcome to create along with it. I truly hope it can help you.

If you are feeling overwhelmed and need support, don’t be afraid to reach out and talk to a professional or to someone you feel comfortable talking to. Grief is a process, and it takes time. Art for morning a loss is really, some of the best medicine to help with that process.

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