Hello, Grief Artist

I'm shedding my "grief victim" mentality, and you can too.

Healing from grief = learning to live in full color again

How to live life when you’re a Crayon but you can’t figure out what color you are today? This was a question in our recent self-reflection survey, and the responses we got surprised me a little. I expected those in the thick of grief to feel more like greys, whites, and blacks - colorless, if...

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The vital task of embracing PROCESS

The vital task of embracing PROCESS (+ FREE E-COURSE!) (How taking the long-term view of grief actually makes it easier for you) We’re in February now, and about this time is when those passionate New Year’s resolutions start to shift more towards the back burner. By now you’ve realized...

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“Big girls don’t cry” and other lies I've believed

Why crying is actually the best thing you can do for yourself right now Have you ever experienced the release after a good cry? Crying is often so difficult because it’s tied up in the lies we’ve believed. I want to tackle these lies because I want to give you permission to let yourself have a...

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Conquer Your Blank Canvas - in Life & in Art

Conquer your Blank Canvas - in Life and in Art That fear you feel when facing a blank canvas? It’s huge! And it often parallels how we feel when facing a future without the person we lost. Grief Victims are paralyzed by a blank canvas. They tell themselves, "I can't do it!" "What if I mess up?"...

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5 Grief Lessons to Learn From Your Cat

Grief Lessons I’ve Learned from my Cat A humorous but helpful way to talk about our relationship with grief I’m Danica, and my husband and I are founders and owners of Project Grief, an online course that teaches art as a tool for grief recovery. I work from home, and I love nature walks, doing...

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On this day a year ago... pain still real

One year ago at 5am, I got the call that my granpa had passed. It had been a full two weeks of scares, tears, precious moments, quiet, dread, grief. My grandpa had meant the world to me. He was an amazing storyteller, with a sense of humor that made any stranger he met into an instant friend. I...

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Holidays After Loss: It's OK to Try Something New

Do Something Different, like scratch art Learn how to make homemade scratch art paper, and experience the excitement of revealing new, vibrant colors as you scratch away the darkness. Mindset: When I feel stuck in a rut or afraid of change, I can decide to try and learn something...

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Holidays After Loss: Find the "Color" in Your Personal "Winter"

Holidays After Loss Grief Tip #2: Allow yourself to experience the full spectrum of emotions When you're grieving, it can feel like you're in a perpetual personal winter. A nature collage made of multi-colored “treasures” you find on a nature walk helps you seek to find all the colors,...

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Facing the Holidays After Loss: How to Make it Easier & Meaningful

The holidays are always a special time of joy, wonder, and reflection. But after a significant loss, it’s hard to think of yourself enjoying the special traditions and gatherings with this grief in your heart. Sometimes you might feel like you have to put on a “mask”. Why? to protect yourself...

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How An Artist Grieved

"An Artist Grieves," read the title card at the door. The visitor steps in to a brightly lit room with a long conglomerate of images across three walls. The shape is best described as a timeline, and from afar, the images cluster to form their own organic shape. Step closer, and each individual...

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