Updated: Aug 24
This post is designed to be a resource for creativity about miscarriage and still birth. It was such a blessing to find all these creative works about Miscarriage and still birth and to add them to my own. I know the creativity I've found are just the tip of the iceberg and that so many millions of people will have created pieces of art as an outpouring of their grief. If you are reading this and have created something you'd like added, or have found a creative art form which has helped or touched you, then please email me and I'll add it.
The painting below is something I've been working on for the last few weeks, though in my mind for several months, depicting my four baby boys as sleeping angels.
My Paintings and poems Journey of grief https://www.llmcalling.com/post/journey-of-grief Praying endlessly https://www.llmcalling.com/post/praying-endlessly Holding onto hope https://www.llmcalling.com/post/holding-onto-hope Grief and art https://www.llmcalling.com/post/grief-and-art Oh baby of mine https://www.llmcalling.com/post/oh-baby-of-mine Wave of Light 2021 https://www.llmcalling.com/post/wave-of-light-2021 Where is my baby now God? https://www.llmcalling.com/post/where-is-my-baby-now-god My book of poetry: This is my story: this is my song. Available from all good bookshops or online at https://www.amazon.co.uk/This-story-this-song-Major/dp/1300692162 Grove book written by Tina Hodgett and I: https://grovebooks.co.uk/collections/pastoral/products/p-141-miscarriage-and-pastoral-care-ministering-to-sufferers-of-pregnancy-loss My talk at Greenbelt: a baby dies, how do we mourn https://llmcalling.blogspot.com/2012/09/a-baby-dies-how-do-we-mourn-talk.html Resources for baby loss services: http://llmcalling.blogspot.com/2012/10/resources-for-babyloss-services.html A to Z of babyloss: https://llmcalling.blogspot.com/2012/10/a-to-z-of-babyloss.html Service of prayer for babies who die before or shortly after birth: https://llmcalling.blogspot.com/2012/10/service-of-prayer-for-babies-who-die.html
Here are some more paintings I have created, usually around anniversaries, as a way of dealing with the grief which never goes away.
Resources, Art, Music and Poetry: Healing Miscarriage Trauma Through Expressive Arts Therapy, Ritual, and Healing Circles: https://digitalcommons.lesley.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1307&context=expressive_theses Ellie Harrison at The Grief Series https://www.griefseries.co.uk/lecturingconsultancy Ashley MacLure http://www.ashleymaclure.com Andrew Foster https://www.cassart.co.uk/blog/artist-interview-andrew-foster.htm Grief unseen book https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/677212.Grief_Unseen Miscarriage bronze sculpture by Lizzie Cane https://lizziecane.com/sculptureMiscarriage Jizo statues https://lizziecane.com/sculpture-miscarriage Spirit houses https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/stories-47819487 Memorial of unborn children sculptures http://martinhudacek.sk/gallery.html The Miscarriage poem by Amit Majmudar https://www.poetryfoundation.org/poetrymagazine/poems/46348/the-miscarriage Sylvia Plath’s poem Parliament Hill Fields https://whatsyourgrief.com/poem-about-miscarriage/ Frida Kahlo’s painting https://www.fridakahlo.org/henry-ford-hospital.jsp Miscarriage Painting by Andrea Atanasova https://www.saatchiart.com/art/Painting-Miscarriage/1753037/8307052/view A useful article about the exhibition by Tracey Emin https://www.royalacademy.org.uk/article/10-works-grief-loneliness-tracey-emin-edvard-munch The Miscarriage by Helene Ruiz https://www.artmajeur.com/en/artgirl/artworks/424001/theMiscarriage Fine Art America have many paintings about Miscarriage https://fineartamerica.com/art/paintings/Miscarriage You were our baby photographs https://madeportraits.com/you-were-our-baby-miscarriage-photography-project/ Melanie Paterak www.mother.ly/amp/powerful-photos-changing-the-way-we-talk-pregnancy-infant-loss-2640382657 Alison Dilworth http://abbydilworth.blogspot.com/2015/03/your-bartender-is-having-miscarriage.html Sarah Reece https://sarahkreece.com/category/relationships/family/pregnancy/miscarriage/ Lucy O’Donnell exhibition https://www.annemariemurland.com/uploads/1/2/1/5/12152765/pdf_version_lucy_odonnell_sitting_with_uncertainty_jun20_digital.pdf The secret club project https://www.facebook.com/SecretClubProject/ Ana Hine shorthand confessions https://anahineart.wordpress.com/mfa-art-humanities/ Zohar Hagbi https://www.cbc.ca/arts/exhibitionists/miscarriage-is-still-a-taboo-subject-zohar-hagbi-empowers-women-to-start-talking-1.5134308 15 songs about Miscarriage https://www.glamour.com/story/9-songs-you-might-not-know-are-about-miscarriage