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Not Alone by DestinyBlue Not Alone by DestinyBlue
The butterfly flies into thunderstorms just to feel something. The girl cut herself so that she might stop the feelings. A chance meting of two similar souls, both bearing scars.

They survey each other; and realise, they are not alone.

Mm, a very personal drawing for me... I want to give a butterfly. Have you heard of the Butterfly Project? It's an initiative intended to help stop self harm.

Butterfly Project rules:
1. When you feel like you want to cut, take a marker or pen and draw a butterfly wherever the self-harm occurs. 
2. Name the butterfly after a loved one, or someone that really wants you to get better. 
3. NO scrubbing the butterfly off.
4. If you cut before the butterfly is gone, it dies. If you don't cut, it lives.
5. Another person may draw them on you. These butterflies are extra special. Take good care of them.
6. Even if you don’t cut, feel free to draw a butterfly anyway, to show your support. 

I didn't hear about this project till after I was out of my personal crisis, but I really like the idea, supporting yourself or/and friends though tough times. But I don't think its perfect. See number 4? Your butterfly dies if you cut. When I was at my worst point I know I couldn't look after myself let alone a butterfly, real or not. 
So I drew this, to give a butterfly, her name is Hope, she wont die when you cut her, because she's been through it already. She is just there for you, on your skin, a reminder that you are not alone. I wish could draw Hope on every person who needs her; if this is you, please pick up a pen and draw her onto you from me. She is a big raggedy, far from perfect, but beautiful in her uniqueness, and kind in her heart, she doesn't judge you, she is just there with you, to remind you that however bad you feel there are others like you, and people who love you.



To feel so bad that you hurt yourself to feel better. It's terribly twisted logic and a horrible thing to experience... and actually some of the most common form of self harm is actually alcohol and drug abuse.
People do all sorts of things to cope. That's what self harm is, trying to cope. 
I urge anyone going through this to try and find other coping mechanisms, ones that don't cause harm.. Hurting yourself makes you feel better for a moment, but the right help can make the rest of your life feel better. See a doctor, see a councillor, therapist, talk to someone, The Samaritan are always on the end of the phone. There is hope, I know, which is why I give Hope. I wish I could do more, but every person must face their own demons, I'm just letting them know they don't have to do it alone.

What I am doing is donating 10% of the profit of each print of this sold to the Samaritans, a worldwide charity who provide emotional support to people in distress. #

What can you do? Draw Hope. Share your story; and read others stories, and talk. Lets not keep this in the shadows. Please feel free to share this :)

Peace, love and fading scars,
~Blue x




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TrinitySorrow Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant Professional General Artist
Hey. Nice job, Im sure you put a lot of effort into what you do! This is beautiful. Keep doing what you do!

-Trin
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Sevgiflower Featured By Owner 5 days ago  Student Digital Artist
masterpiece!!!
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Burachi Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I did this and I showed my friend it as well. He was going through very tough times. When I showed him this and after he drew the butterfly, he named it after his mother... which recently had got taken to the hospital. He felt better ever since and to this day, he still keeps the butterfly on his arm.

When I did it... I named it after my best friend. She helped get through life and I would have never gotten through without her~
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PickleR12 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm going to do this and share this with my friends, thats actually a really good idea!
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Saratottel Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
what if it is a sort of mental illness? (NOT depression, but... still aches.) Can I draw a butterfly? My little Sapphire, she is.... I'll draw her.
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JadexTorii Featured By Owner Edited Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
My bully's killed my butterfly by cuting me my poor ava
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DreamchaserCloudClan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//hugs 

that's really terrible, and I'm sorry this happened to you. I'm sure Ava knew it was t your fault. You can draw another one, maybe, an extra special one? Don't worry, it gets better <3
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JadexTorii Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Thanks for the hug I actually drew two butterfly's there extra special to me they haven't gone away still it's been three weeks since I drew them there still the same dark color they were when I drew them it's like..... There stuck to me?
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DreamchaserCloudClan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That makes sense :) maybe the original butterfly's family? 
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JadexTorii Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Wow well I did draw one were my old butterfly was. Ever since then my bullies haven't been around much
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DreamchaserCloudClan Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good :) 
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JadexTorii Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
Yeah thanks you get a cookie *Hands cookie*
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DreamchaserCloudClan Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
//eats

thanks :)
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JadexTorii Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015  New Deviant Student Traditional Artist
I did this once but one I was at school a girl had a knife and cut me where the butterfly was she killed my butterfly my little ava
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Eatherai Featured By Owner Jun 9, 2015
wow.. i need to draw a butterfly and I'm gonna call it Faith.
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ageha-nacht Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015   Writer
This really hits close to home because I have a really close friend who's going through some tough times and self harm is/was one of her main methods of coping. Regardless of circumstance I'm always there to support her no matter what to the best of my ability. She's taken the butterfly challenge before and named one of them after her boyfriend, a close friend who she talks to long distance, and myself. I continue to be strong for her and many others and support them because I don't want to see them fall into their own darkness. Thank you for what you do, your art is incredibly inspirational and it gives its own hope to those who look at it.
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Prettyportie40 Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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rosepetal179 Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015
this is a pretty neat drawing. i love the butterfly, and i love the butterfly project. i'll have to try that whenever im depressed.
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The-Awesome-Blossom Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful <3
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CrystalartMLP Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i can use your images for a video in youtube?
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xlivcor Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
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BakaGee Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2015  Student General Artist
Your art is absolutely beautiful. You portray the messages so well, they warm my heart so much. It is things like this that should be seen globally.
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mushroommudkip Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2015
Wow i didnt notice the scars in the other photo but this makes it stand out so much more.
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AgentKK Featured By Owner Jun 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
In the other photo, there weren't any scars on the girl, because she has scars you could never find on her skin. Scars that she holds deep in her heart, that you would never guess she had if you didn't know her. At least, that's how I interpret it. In the other photo, only the butterfly's wings are visibly damaged. It does stand out more when things are visible, doesn't it? 
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IlluminatedinShadows Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Beautiful, gorgeous, captivating . . .:happybounce: 
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ProjectTerra13 Featured By Owner May 30, 2015   Artist
i walked in on my friend while she was cutting...i swear its the only reason i cry.
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shadamy20 Featured By Owner May 28, 2015
I love the style!
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RoseDuelistBBSHM Featured By Owner May 28, 2015  Student General Artist
SO beautiful!
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MoonrakerTrainer Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is an amazing piece. It has helped a lot, your work is truly amazing! :)
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Athena1000 Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
love this :happybounce: 
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SabrinaAmatistaKaila Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
Wow.........sad story.....but I like the drawing!
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Pandorazx Featured By Owner May 27, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this!Heart 
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lololala9 Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is really amazing, thank you.
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KtheKreative Featured By Owner May 26, 2015  Student General Artist
I'm gonna draw a butterfly on my wrist now... No, in the morning.
I'm not depressed. I just wanna be a supporter.
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TFAngelwolf Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant Student Artist
wow. I know some one who cuts, I'm going to tell her about this. It makes me cry when I see people do it. 
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Shapmaiore Featured By Owner Edited May 25, 2015  Student Writer
I'll show that to my friends. One of them has this problem, and I wanna help her.
You can show the light to everyone. Keep it up. :)
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LoveFromSky Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
I nearly cried!
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YukiHaira Featured By Owner May 25, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful......
I also really like the butterfly project!
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uhlivyaa Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Artist
this is stunning...
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Maja-ll Featured By Owner May 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
thank you so much
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DlNOSAUR Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Student Digital Artist
This helped me a lot, thank you with all of my heart blu.
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Pipinchek Featured By Owner May 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
So cute!
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SillyScribblet Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Everything you do is so beautiful. It makes my heartache. You're such a wonderful human being
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Fur-Fag013 Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
I saw this awhile ago and started drawing butterflies on myself where I want to harm. I finally found it again. Thank you.
Thank you so much.
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Samhayn Featured By Owner May 22, 2015
Thank you for this, I really needed to see it. I haven't self harmed in over 4 years but the urge is stronger than ever right now and I don't think I'll ever be done with the habit entirely. This saved me for another day. 
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Meru-Black-Neko Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Whoa,that innocent feeling in this artwork..Whoa.
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Gl0Viih Featured By Owner May 22, 2015  New Deviant Student General Artist
W0W! :happybounce: That colors... Love 
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Little-Waterfall Featured By Owner May 20, 2015
wow i love this one!
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LukaMegurineLover Featured By Owner May 12, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I love this pic, really
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