Inspired by a dream, Linda Schadewald, a career nurse, used her avocation, painting, to alter the way she viewed her mother's death from cardiac arrest twenty years earlier. Utilziing a rainbow palette of vivid colors, she turned the zigs and zags of her mother's cardiac readout into a depiction of her ascension into heaven, thereby transforming long-held grief into joy and exultation.
Since that day, as Linda explains in her story in the February-March 2017 edition of Mysterious Ways magazine, she has used her artwork for healing.
Coming Full Circle, the painting that changed Linda's view of death
Linda was an art major in college before switching to nursing.
It was a therapist who suggested Linda revisit her mother's medical file, which led to her artistic revelation.
Linda has made sympathy cards of her paintings to bring comfort to others.
Linda encourages everyone to see not as a sunset, but a sunrise.
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