Here's an article from author Megan Devine ("It's OK That You're Not OK") on expressing grief through creativity. Since losing Rader, I've made the effort to take classes in making chocolates, macarons, bread and herbed butters; in enameling, ceramics, marbling and book binding, and lost wax casting. Each method of expression helped in its own way. But writing is the practice I come back to every day, since joining Devine's 30-day "Writing Your Grief" course in January.
"At its best," Devine says, "I think all the arts allow us to tell ourselves our own story. The canvas or the page or the theater is always willing, always open to receive, and to mirror back, that which needs to be said. It's a gesture from the inner world to the outer one."
That's been the key for me. When I can express my inner world in the outer world, it sets a part of me free.