Monday, April 16, 2012

Illustration Friday, "Puzzled"

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.

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful.

I was a victim of some verbal and emotional abuse from a roommate I once had, and even though I eventually got myself out of it, I still sometimes think back to something I maybe did wrong to mess up our friendship. I know, really, that it was stuff he needed to deal with, but it's so easy to think that way.

I love your art journal, and I think I need to start one. :)

NellywithWings said...

Jen, this illustration has great impact. Because I do not consider myself a victim of abuse, I tend to forget these things happen, but your art makes a point, and I get it. Thank you very much.

MYSAVIOR said...

Jen - extremely insightful. Having been a victim of many different types of abuse, I am finding it just a little depressing because (maybe I deserved it) was the way that most people believed way back when. That is a hard concept to get rid of unless you reach out to God.

♥♥♥
Sue

bananaorangeapple said...

I would just like to say that I love the blue and purple together in this piece.

Luella Newkirk said...

A worthy reinforcement against the effects of abuse and for emotional healing.

Niki Jackson said...

I think you are very brave to explore your experiences through art. I pray it brings you much healing. Blessings Niki x

ZudaGay said...

You never deserve to be mistreated in any way by anyone. But that is hard to grasp. Great piece!

Linda Woods said...

Thanks for sharing!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Using your art to help others is so phenomenal!

Angels and Everlastings said...

Beautiful -- I purchased the "The Creative Entrepreneur" but never have used it. Do you have that book? Your art almost motivates me to use it.