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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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:iconlumenite88:
lumenite88 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Totally doing this.
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Suicidal01 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2016  Student Photographer
I honestly have been suffering from depression for too long now.. One of my friend showed this to me, for the second time..I tried to the the "Butterfly Project"..it failed..because my life keeps on getting worse. So, I just cut when I feel the need too..I do so many different things to self-harm now.. I do so many different things..
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lumenite88 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Don't cut. God created you to be someone special. He made you to live. You can be strong. I have faith in you. :beach: 
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Suicidal01 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Student Photographer
To be honest..I used to "follow God" but when my depression got worse..I'm like," Nope!" And stopped.. I'm homeless now...going through hell...
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lumenite88 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
Oh. Sorry. Ummm.....words can't explain how embarrassed I am. Anyway, keep your chin up! You're still here, aren't you?
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101Everdream Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Digital Artist
Love the butterfly...colours...actually I love everything about your picture♥;)
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hundredcolors Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Deep... pikachu icon 
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BrunoTito Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016
Great work... really beautiful!!! which app you use to get a clear picture? whenever I take a picture the paper is dark
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gamersphotography Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't, I take showers every night. is there any other way I could do this? like a butterfly on a paper note?
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:iconlumenite88:
lumenite88 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
What about paint? I know from experience that it works. (Talk to my newly painted walls.)
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gamersphotography Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
I-it's too l-late, I-I've already f-failed the challenge 5 t-times
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lumenite88 Featured By Owner 9 hours ago  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
*pats you on the head* I've barely started, and I've already killed 3 moths.
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AliyahIceQueen Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
well, you could use Sharpie... It comes off a lot less easier.
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gamersphotography Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
I can't find a sharpie :(
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AliyahIceQueen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
...oh... :(
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gamersphotography Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
meh, doesn't matter. I'm good at being crazy so I can just imagine, butterflies I guess
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AliyahIceQueen Featured By Owner Mar 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
lol
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DimondsAce Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016
I love this but what gets me kinda worked up is that boys self harm too they can feel love hate and loneliness .they can hate themselves just like us boys can cry after a breakup or a loss of someone they love .we are all human we just fight different levels with the same devil
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Wilde-Cheetah Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
and boys can do this too. she isn't denying the fact that boys can self-harm as well.
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DimondsAce Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2016
I know i'm Just saying and ps i adore your art
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Wilde-Cheetah Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
aw thanks <3

i understand i may have come across as a little rude back there ^^

i get how some people tend to think that only girls self-harm. anyway, have a nice day c:
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DimondsAce Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2016
Ik i esa rude too , people even think that boys arent victims of rape and violence We All Are Human no matter what and we all need love ❤️💯
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MaxSchnell1 Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
This is such a great idea! :) I'm going to show this to a struggling friend of mine who has become suicidal again, and do it myself in support. I hope you're doing well, Blue, and everything is going well for you. Your artwork is amazing and so deep, and some are extremely relatable. I love how deep they all are, and your absolutely beautiful style. Best wishes Blue! :)
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matzgamerHD Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your art is like so freakin cool :mangapunksai:
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HEE-Girl Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I did something similar to this last summer - horse heads versus butterflies - and it was the same goal = save the horse and don't cut it's head off. I feel better now, and am back to my normal self. Well, my usual self, I'm not really normal..
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REDDYROSE Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  New Deviant
OMG YAS
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lordofthecrazies Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2016  New Deviant
Pretty!!
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Weird-Puppy-Studios Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Hobbyist Artist
S T U N N I N G ^.^
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KamiQoo Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist Filmographer
Your style of drawing is very well. I realy love it!! Just can't discribe how i like it!
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Bethysnittz Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Beautiful love your drawings, and you meaningfulness to them
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BrendiH Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Really beautiful!! <3
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Sasumin Featured By Owner Mar 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
This is beautiful Heart Deadpool - Cute 
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Mystie-Wolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks you. thanks you for this. this make me feel so much better :DJacky Dance 
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TyphlosionForLife Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I may try this actually 
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theblooman Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That is so beautiful, cute and deep! 

:D (Big Grin) 
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TheScarlettWolf Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is really inspiring and the art is great!
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Yilleo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
I remember the first time I came & looked at this, maybe a year or two ago, and thought, hm, the butterfly idea sounds nice... Now it is actually relevant to me.
Thanks for all your inspiring art. 
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sparklesMc Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I really love this!!! I've loved butterflies, for as long as I can remember. 
I think I'll try that draw a butterfly thing sometime if i need it
 Butterfly Free avatar 
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Nemyt Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Truly amazing, every drawing you make has its own story.
I really like this one, great job
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littledandeliontears Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
so sweet
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MisheruOff Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016
Amazing !!
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Qwen2018 Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2016  Student Artist
That's so cute I love it 
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CrazyBannanas121903 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
WARNING! Carry on reading! Or you will die, even if you only looked at the word warning!
Once there was a little girl called Clarissa, she was ten-years-old and she lived in a mental hospital, because she killed her mom and her dad. She got so bad she went to kill all the staff in the hospital so the More-government decided that best idea was to get rid of her so they set up aSPECIALROOM to kill her, as humane as possible but it went wrong the machine they were using went wrong. And she sat there in agony for hours until she died.
Now every week on the day of her death she returns to the person that reads this letter, on a monday night at 12:00a.m. She creeps into your room and kills you slowly, by cutting you and watching you bleed to death.
Now send this to ten other pictures on this one site, and she will haunt someone else who doesn't. This isn't fake. apparently, if u copy and paste this to ten comments in the next ten minutes u will have the best day of ur life tomorrow. u will either get kissed or asked out, if u break this chain u will see a little dead girl in your room tonight. in 53 mins someone will say i love you or imSORRY
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WaterEnchanter Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2016  Student General Artist
Yea, I read this like a month ago, didn't post it anywhere, and I'm still not dead, so... go and post crappy chain letters on some other social media, stop ruining the atmosphere of this lovely place, and this lovely art
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Yilleo Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2016  Student Traditional Artist
Rude...
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sparklesMc Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow... Another one of these... Especially on a beautiful piece of artwork like this? Are you really that insensitive?! I really wish there was a way to flag comments
(if there is, I do not know of it)
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alinaalina804 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2016  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Are you that disrespectful? This beautiful piece of art is about awareness of people cutting and trying to stop it! You must be mentally retarded as there are people that need help, and you're ruining the page that should help, not be filled with spam.
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MaxSchnell1 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2016  New Deviant Hobbyist General Artist
SPAM!!!! Stop trying to scare people! This is carp >:(
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Triochan Featured By Owner Edited Feb 3, 2016
bruh pls no i get enough of this on Pandora
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