Healthy Remembrance Memorial Ornament Grief Art Workshop
The holidays are upon us and it is extra important to take intentional time to care for yourself and to remember
and honor the love ones you've lost. Grief always seems to tougher around the holidays, but the chaos and isolation of 2020 is unlike anything we've ever faced. That's why Danica Thurber at Project Grief put together
this Healthy Remembrance Memorial Ornament grief art workshop.
In this workshop you'll learn how to make a beautiful ornament that contains hand-written memories.
The trouble is that the holidays are here, but our lost loved ones not. It can be tempting to either push thoughts
of a lost loved one away, OR sink into the depths of despair. That’s why doing something productive -
making something with your hands! - can be so helpful.
This ornament is made out of a toilet paper roll. Before making the snowflake, you’ll have time to reflect
and write a memory or a letter to your lost loved one.
Watch it and participate for FREE. Here is the link: https://youtu.be/Wzg8oEJQIkQ
If you’re interested in learning more about Project Grief resources
or purchasing a course, please visit with my affiliate link:
Instagram LIVE Event: Lulu Faces Loss and Finds Encouragement
Join @my_grief_connection founder, Sara Cobb, and author Danica Thurber of @projectgriefart for a
special Instagram LIVE event on Friday, October 16th at 6:00 PM (MST). We'll be giving you a
preview of her beautiful new children's book, “Lulu Faces Loss and Finds Encouragement.”
We'll also be chatting about our favorite grief resources for children and share some suggestions
to help parents & caregivers who are tending to children who are grieving.
“Lulu Faces Loss and Finds Encouragement” gives children a way to creatively express their thoughts
and emotions about death & grief. It’s also a helpful resource for the adults in their lives because it
helps both sides engage in meaningful conversation. There’s even instructions to a cute craft activity
that goes with the book - one which kids and adults can do together.
Attend the IG LIVE for a chance to will a FREE eBook copy in a drawing!
The e-book is available now as a pre-release on Amazon and it’s only a few dollars.
It can be purchased via the affiliate link here: https://amzn.to/3lIhVcE
The printed paperback version will be released on October 20th, and if you’d like to get an email when that’s available, you can sign up on the author’s waitlist at https://projectgrief.org/p/kidsbook
Coloring For Self Care
Join Danica Thurber of Project Grief on Monday, August 17, 2020 from 12:10pm-1:00pm MDT
for this self-care, digital event. Cost is just $10. It's essential to anyone grieving, dying, or providing care right now. Self-care is NOT selfish! In this workshop, Danica will talk about the obstacles we face when it comes to taking care of ourselves. Then she'll share some TRUTH, reflection questions, and creative ideas for how to engage in self-care in a way that is both healthy AND refreshing. Included in your registration: Replay video, community discussion, private log in access to "Coloring for Self-Care" at ProjectGrief.Org,
AND 3 printable coloring/activity pages to help you brainstorm ways that you can engage in
self-care. Print and color these after our time together as a way to apply what you've learned.
All you’ll need to participate: Pen & paper for taking notes.
From ‘Grief Victim’ To Grief Artist
Join this FREE, virtual grief-art-making event from Project Grief is coming
Monday, July 27, 2020 at 12:10 PM MST via ZOOM.
This event is part of the global festival, "Reimagine Life & Loss".
In this creative workshop, you'll construct a paint palette to demonstrate the colors
with which we are painting our lives and talk about the characteristics of
a grief victim (who lives in only grays, blacks, and blue) and a
GRIEF ARTIST (who lives out of the full color spectrum).
All you’ll need to participate:
Event is FREE but you must RSVP to get the Zoom link.
Permission to Grieve: With Watercolor & Crayon Resist - FREE Online Event
Hosted by Project Grief
Monday, July 13, 2020 from 12:10 - 1:00 PM (MST)
The first step toward healing after a loss, is granting oneself permission to grieve.
This about HOW to do it by creating a simple watercolor art project as a way of granting that permission.
Even if you’re a total beginner, art is an incredible tool for healing.
During this virtual event, you’ll:
1.) LISTEN about the importance of granting yourself permission to grieve
2.) LEARN some ideas on HOW to do it
3.) TRY IT OUT for yourself with a simple watercolor & crayon resist activity.
Materials: Watercolors (tubes, cakes, or even that 8 color Crayola kid set will do),
Watercolor paper, watercolor brush, cup of water, paper towel, AND a white crayon (very important!).
If you have questions about art materials or content, please contact
Danica Thurber directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
Register for this event at:
Art For Your Grief Journey: Going Beyond Words To Heal
Monday, June 29, 2020 from 12:10 - 1:00 pm (MST)
Hosted by Project Grief, part of the FREE online virtual summit Reimagine: Life, Loss, and Love.
This is a digital event. Beginners welcome!
Learn how creativity can help you externalize the pain inside, and then try
a simple doodling activity for yourself.
Register at: https://tinyurl.com/artforyourgrief
Transform An Old Photo Into a Keepsake Drawing with Project Grief
Project Grief just released a new e-course that teaches how to transform a photograph
of a loved one into a keepsake pencil portrait.
Step-by-step instructions and the use of TRACING (yes, tracing!) ensure that even
beginner artists can achieve a high level of likeness - that means you'll end up
with a portrait you can be so very proud of!
The course is super affordable - only $25 - and when you enroll this month, you’ll
get a BONUS mini-course: Coloring for Self-care ($15 value).
If you’re interested in learning more about Project Grief resources or purchasing
a course, please visit with my affiliate link:
If a co-worker, friend, or far away family member experiences a loss you may want to send a card,
but what do you say? Avoid these common mistakes and get to know some actually helpful things
you can write. Words have power to wound, cover up, or actually help them heal.
Art Journaling for Grieving Parents (& those who lost what will never be) with artist Danica Thurber of Project Grief
Follow along with the lovely Danica Thurber of Project Grief during a replay of a special Watch Party where you'll do an easy art activity. Grieving what will never be (vs. grieving what was) is a kind of loss that requires special attention and care. This kind of grief hits parents most when they lose a child. No art experience required.
All you need is something to write with and something to write on.
Project Grief: Growth Mindsets for Grievers - Free Webinar - Part 1
Project Grief: Growth Mindsets for Grievers - Free Webinar - Part 2
Have you ever thought "I should be done feeling like 'this' by now"?
This kind of "fixed mindset" actually stifles grief and keeps you from ever "feeling better"!
We can't change our loss or the circumstances around us, but we do have the power over our mindset.
"Growth mindset" is a way of thinking that opens up new possibilities and paves the way for change and growth.
In these 2 FREE webinar replays, hosted by Danica Thurber from Project Grief, you'll learn some new powerful changes in mindset, as well as a few practical tips and tricks as to how you can put them into practice in your life.
I highly recommend Project Grief and have taken the mini-course, master course & Holidays After Loss Course myself with great results. If you’re interested in learning more about Project Grief resources or purchasing a course,
please visit with my affiliate link: https://projectgrief.org/?affcode=182270_vqacozol
FREE Self -Care Webinar with Project Grief
Do you ever feel guilty for taking time to care for yourself? Join grief artist, Danica Thurber of Project Grief,
for a FREE Webinar to talk about WHY we sometimes feel guilty, share some TRUTH, and then some tips for
how to engage in self-care in a way that is healthy and life-giving, not "selfish."
Watch the full webinar replay here: https://youtu.be/eqJ1J1VHsKg
Art Helped Me Through My Loss (Beautiful 1 min. testimonial!)
I was blessed to get to take the wonderful, heal online grief art course, Project Grief last year
and it helped me so much in my healing journey through grief. Project Grief founder,
Danica Thurber, interviewed me recently and is creating a series of video clips from our interview.
This first clip is about how art helped me and continues to help me through my loss.
FREE Self -Care Webinar with Project Grief
Do you ever feel guilty for taking time to care for yourself? Join grief artist, Danica Thurber of Project Grief, for a FREE Webinar on Thursday, February 13, 2020 to talk about WHY we sometimes feel guilty, share some TRUTH, and then some tips for how to engage in self-care in a way that is healthy and life-giving, not "selfish." RSVP to save your seat at https://tinyurl.com/qrcaq54
Sara J. Cobb
Founder, My Grief Connection
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