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Topic: Emotional Abuse-FEAR  (Read 5575 times)
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« Reply #10 on: October 13, 2009 06:31:57 AM »

This brought tears to my eyes, thank you for sharing it.
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« Reply #11 on: October 13, 2009 09:33:53 AM »

your stitching is so sketch-like, it's beautiful.  I love the way you inserted color to show emotion. 

I have a pretty similar story, your piece really made me double think what happened in that relationship.
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« Reply #12 on: October 13, 2009 11:29:32 AM »

You are brave...brave to face the emotions, brave to confront them. i know its hard. I've been there, not as bad, but know how difficult it is to get to the point you have got to...well done *hug*

plus your stitching is awesome!
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« Reply #13 on: October 13, 2009 11:42:24 AM »

you are so inspiring. both mentally/emotionally and in the craft sense. thankyou, sincerely
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« Reply #14 on: October 13, 2009 02:40:28 PM »

you're an inspiration to those of us that have been through the same abuse. i love your stitching, showed it to my awesome second hubby and we both were moved.
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« Reply #15 on: October 13, 2009 05:43:33 PM »

That's a powerful piece of work you've created there. I hope you find a public place that will display it so the message can reach others who need to hear it. Thank you for sharing. I'm a little teary-eyed.
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« Reply #16 on: October 13, 2009 10:39:45 PM »

I've been more of a lurker than poster in the past year or so but had to comment on this.  Being a survivor of domestic abuse and looking back, for me, the fear was the worst part.  I cannot tell you how amazed I am at your bravery and honesty.  The stitching is gorgeous but the most powerful thing about this piece (to me at least) it that it sums up a story and a feeling in one little sentence and image.  Amazingly good job and thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #17 on: October 14, 2009 01:00:16 AM »

I am also a survivor and your story and work is beautiful. It touched me deeply. Thank you for sharing and inspiring.
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« Reply #18 on: October 14, 2009 08:17:36 AM »

It's already been used several times, but the best word for this is powerful. Your piece conveys the feeling of fear and helplessness in a way that is both beautiful and moving- I have teary eyes. I find it hard to look at, and I didn't live through this. Thank you for having the strength and courage to face your painful memories and tell your story.
Also, might I suggest that you donate this piece to a local domestic violence shelter/ agency? It's so poignant; I'm sure a lot of survivors would identify with it. That is, when you are ready to let it go.
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« Reply #19 on: October 14, 2009 06:37:47 PM »

This is such a deeply moving and powerful piece that you have created. Thank you for sharing your story.
I hope creating the piece was therapeutic for you.
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