I’m sure if you’ve been to my blog before, you’ve probably noticed a serious lack of posting these past 2 weeks. Last week was reading week, so nothing new happened (in my world of fibre arts anyway… Unfortunately, some personal crap decided to surface… I’m ok and it’s one of those things that I think had to happen).
This week we’re doing textile embellishment. I’m having a riot, but haven’t had a chance to post. It also doesn’t help that my camera is on the fritz… It could be the batteries, but I have this really bad feeling… So back to iPhone pictures until I have the time to look into that.
One of my pieces I’m doing is in hopes of raising awareness about Emotional Abuse. Many people’s stand is that it’s “all in your head” or “you’re just being too sensitive”. It’s real. It’s VERY real. It happened to me. And because it’s not recognized as an issue, the same abuser is now allowed to tear down another victim who holds my heart. If this person had have beat the crap out of me a)it would have stopped then and there and b)I wouldn’t be forced to see them or forced to send that dear one with them. Bruises heal. Words are with you forever. It’s been almost 3 years since we fled, but it’s no better today than it was 3 years ago. Sure, I’ve healed, but those words are still there. Imagine actually hearing all of the negative stuff you already believe about yourself on a daily basis. Then added to that being told you’re useless, lazy, mentally unstable, a bad parent… So this is my way of lashing back. The world needs to know that this is NOT right.
And on the super, mega-positive, happy dance front… I WON A BURSARY!!!! 😀