I don't like secrets.
Even when told a nice secret I get too over excited and find it almost painful keeping it to myself as I can't stand the suspense!
If I'm asked by someone to keep any sort of secret, I take that very seriously and won't tell a soul. I'll ask permission to reveal it to others and only then will tell those closest to me and trust that they know they are the chosen few.
The picture that I've painted (above) for Illustration Friday is a page form my art journal.
It has its own secrets.
The first layer was writing about how I felt, private thoughts that needed to pour out. I layered gesso and inks over the top to disguise what I'd written and in some way to heal too.
It seemed to work. :)