Wednesday, June 6, 2018

The Beauty of Grief



I've known Heather Simpson-Bluhm for many years through my extended art community. In recent years, Heather's work has focused on beautiful hand lettered sayings that are painted onto wood boards and other rustic backgrounds.

Although Heather did not lose her mother to suicide, she did lose her in an unexpected manner. Along those lines, Heather can relate to a part of the emotional overwhelm that so many of us who are survivors of suicide loss experience.

Heather painted the quote by the poet W.S. Merwin above, in honor of her mother. Merwin puts into words perfectly what it is like to forever carry with us both the love and grief inherent in losing a loved one.

Thank you Heather, for letting me share your beautiful work.

You can find more of Heather's lovely pieces on her Instagram account, here:

@brushandbarnwood

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