“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates When it seems all that is left of us is the broken pieces, what do we do? How do we go on? And more importantly, how do we bring them with us […]
Sarah Treanor is an artist and photographer out of Northeast Ohio who is interested in how the relationship between creativity and grief.
Losing both parents and her fiance by the age of 30, she has been using creativity to explore and transform her own grief for over 25 years. She has seen firsthand the positive and powerful affects of allowing creativity into our grieving process. Within her workshops she facilitates a safe and supportive environment for participants to do simple creative projects that help to transform aspects of grief and bring comfort.
“Making things from your grief can change the way you look at your pain and your story. It can provide a kind of relief and perspective that are often times hard to find in other ways. Creativity allows for possibility, curiosity, and emotional release. Whether a photograph, painting or poem, I find hope and possibility in the creative process, and I aspire to show others they have that same capacity.”