I watched this and was inspired by the beautiful art created through grief and I’m going to give it a go my son is an artist and have asked him to set me up a canvas and I will go with the flow who knows what I will create I’ve no idea I will let it happen.
I have to admit having been and worked with many many grieving people this film really touched me. I love the clever way it shows us how to live with grieving in such a beautiful way. Using art to release ones daily inner pain and loss openly in this way is brilliant. You will never not miss a loved one but expressing that inner loss can be difficult and every single one of us is unique , as was each of the 365 works of art created that we were privileged to see. Thank you for creating this film and allowing us to share its journey. I have no doubt that this idea will help many others. You all did good x.
All around a wonderful experience and would definitely recommend…
Keep up the good work because you are an inspiration you and your family. Thank you for showing the rest of the world that it is possible to heal and also the progress and the path it takes you on looks like it truly is the best way to let out your feelings. There’s something about looking at a painting or a picture and when you do when you can feel it. You can feel everything of each stroke of the paintbrush. That right there that’s where the good stuff is. That’s where the healing is forever doing its work. Thank you again for sharing everything that you guys all share in the time you put in to do it.peace and blessing.
One year ago I suddenly lost my 20 year old daughter who was an amazing artist. I have all of her art supplies. I can’t wait to watch this. I’m ready to be inspired and make art in her honor. Love Lives On Forever. Sarah River forever 20, forever my daughter, forever in my heart.
I truly enjoyed this movie and how it shares Preston’s process of navigating the extreme grief he experienced after his brother died. It was quite a dedicated path he was on to create a painting once a day for a year to commemorate his brother’s death. We would be much more balanced as a culture if we practiced the necessary steps to grieving our beloveds in a healthy manner.
This film perfectly illustrates how culturally how we are taught to suppress grief and the why behind this belief system. I enjoyed how he talked about different cultures, like the Egyptians and how they perceived and celebrated death. I highly recommend this incredible film, It is a brilliant piece of art!
“The Art of Grieving” by Preston Zeller is incredibly inspiring on the emotional healing benefits of art.
“The Art of Grieving” by Preston Zeller is incredibly inspiring on the emotional healing benefits of art. Zeller shared his journey of grieving and he also shared some of the research on how art has been connected with processing grief. I felt the final result of his artwork also paid a beautiful tribute to his brother. I’m healing my inner child and this documentary inspired me to continue healing with art. I was also able to learn why creating art has helped me. Art releases emotions in ways that words can’t explain! I highly recommend this to anyone experiencing grief or healing trauma. Blessings to everyone on their healing journey!
Absolutely amazing!! Really opened my eyes to how all of us deal with grief and ways to express those feelings we tend to hide. I loved the educational parts as well, it really goes to show people have dealt with grief through art since wayyyy back in the day! I really like that someone we hold so dear to us can be praised in such creative ways after their passing. All around a wonderful experience and would definitely recommend to anyone because we all have a love one pass sooner or later, and this gives you a glimpse of how people deal with such strong feelings when everything may seem hopeless.
Just watched it last night and it has given me a great idea to honor my 14 yr old daughter that passed away in January. Highly recommend!
“The Art of Grieving” is an Indie budget documentary but doesn’t feel that way. Take it from someone who is significantly picky about cinematography and shot selection to present the story. “The Art of Grieving” showcases expert-level techniques even with a limited budget. I hope everyone watching this film is inspired to create on any level. There are many takeaways from this film but the one that stood out to me the most was the inspiration to let your emotions drive your creativity. Thank you Preston for bringing the audience into your mind space and showing us your true creativity!
There are many takeaways from this film but the one that stood out to me the most was the inspiration to let your emotions drive your creativity.
This film adresses grief in a personal, therapeutic and historical sense. I am a mother who lost her child and I found it informative and moving. Grief is not easy to talk about for most people. Preston sharing his grief journey made me feel inspired to create, to have something tangible that holds my memories.
We love art and we had a VERY SPECIAL sweet soul cross over and this is just what we need as an artist at heart I think this is an amazing thing y’all are doing with y’all’s platform thank you for making this for us to enjoy!
This beautifully crafted film will inspire healing for so many. Zeller has created a masterpiece in his individual artworks, his completed unification of works and with this film!
And for being a part of this journey…