This week I decided to get back into doing Illustration Friday, and I'm glad I did, because the topic was perfect as my next art journal entry. I used Mixed-Media (everything from pastels to paint, chalk, gel pens, you name it, I used it). I am pleased with the overall piece, and what it stands for... most victims of abuse end up thinking (at some point) that it was their fault, because they have been manipulated by their abuser. Many are freed from these thoughts through healing and counseling... some are not. Either way, the emotional abuse that follows the physical is oftentimes as damaging.