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She's brOKen by DestinyBlue She's brOKen by DestinyBlue

OK? Broken? Both?

Are we strong putting on a brave face or weak covering our problems?...

I saw her on the London Underground, she was crying quietly into her hand. Her vest top it read "YOLO" the new phrase, 'You Only Live Once' apparently. I noticed the top before I saw her sad. It made me think of how many slogans and things we wear that are a front, what if our t-shirt said what we really felt...
She inspired this... I handed her a tissue as I got off next stop.

If this is you; Thank You.

Update: well that went viral XD heh, mostly without my watermark on though >.>
I love people sharing my art, but please do give credit and a link back if you do! If you see this posted without credit/watrmark you can be awesome and help by commenting on it pointing people in the right direction. Thanks! :heart: 

Peace, love and words within words,
~Blue x

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Le-Papillon-57 Featured By Owner Oct 31, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I is apparently a theme which is important to you :) Nice that people like you show the world (peoples) how it is whis such innocent and soft picture... Your drawings are just as friendly "Hey, wake up !" 
I love what you do :)
katia9902 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2015
i love your work
Linzizbae Featured By Owner Oct 25, 2015  New Deviant Student Writer
It's so meaningful, I appreciate you doing this for us, you are so kind to help others.
ShewolfAlpha-Sam Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Your art is so meaningful, and I can relate to it.. I just wanted to say that it looks amazing and keep up the awesome work ouo
junk-drawer21 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2015  New Deviant
i'm new to deviant art.... and i love your work!
Zowen2001 Featured By Owner Edited Oct 12, 2015  New Deviant
Not yet.👍
GalaxiOfTheStars Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes in life it's best to put a smile on your face but not act as if anything is wrong at all. I am one who does hide my feelings. I don't cry in front of people and if I do you're lucky. I have many things that go on in my life and I keep them to myself mostly. There is probably only one person I would tell and that is my best friend. It's a horrible thing to do to yourself, to act as if nothing is wrong when inside you feel like you are dying or withering away like a flower that has lost it's beauty. Sometimes you have to cry on the inside other times you have to cry on the outside. I've learned to not care about my own feelings and that's something that not many can do and sometimes I hate how cold I can be to some people.. Not meaning to be but it's just I've been hurt way too many times and it's as if my trust has went and gone in a blink of an eye. I trust people, then they hurt me and I go back to being cold. Then I trust someone, I get hurt, and the cycle continues. I learn to cope with things and keep stuff to myself. Because you just can't trust someone for long.. they eventually break you and leave without trying to put the pieces back together. It's upsetting to think about how many people have stomped on my trust and kept breaking it into tiny fractures of what it was before... It's like a broken mirror. Every time it breaks more pieces fall off, and no matter how many times you try to put the pieces back on, they won't fit like they use to. I've been heartbroken many many times, and by guys I thought I would never lose.. but it came back and punched me in the face, just like everything always does. I sometimes want to draw out my feelings into portraits and Drawings. But I have no idea where to start. There is just so much anger, sadness, trust lost, and other stuff that I could easily put into a drawing, but where to put it? That is the question.  
DanPoch Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2015
I just found this again among your artwork here. It's is fitting with my life so well right now I had to share it to FB. I love the artwork you create, but even more the heart and soul that is in each piece. We so often put on a 'happy face' for what we believe to be the benefit of others, or even to protect ourselves from how we fear others might react to our vulnerabilities. But by doing so we also rob ourselves of the support, comfort and assistance we can receive from those who love us. And we also deprive those we love who are feeling the same way from being free to express how they are feeling. The expression 'misery loves company' has truth to it, not because we enjoy making others miserable when we are feeling that way, but rather due to how company can help us through the misery to show us the light waiting for us at the end. 

Thank you, with all my heart. Thank you for reminding me that every one hurts, suffers and cries at times in their lives and with support, we can all make it through our tough times. Heart 
RainCloudsCome2Play Featured By Owner Sep 19, 2015   Artist
ive felt this alot in the past couple of years. 
Kaiatheshapeshifter Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
I tend to give names and is pretty good at giving names. But basically I'm trying to say she sort of looks like a Brianna to me without makeing it look like I don't even care about art piece. But really I do, it does say alot and I could easily imagine the girl's point of veiw. (P.s sorry couldn't help it. Writer instinct)
I was crying on a bench in the London underground. I was crying about my friend, she didn't die, she just moved. But without her it was sort of hard. It felt so lonely. I didn't notice a girl next to me, before she got on her train she hands me a tissue.
As the train starts off I stare at it. I realise I'm wearing my YOLO shirt.
Just love the concept!
CalicatLinnie Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2015  Student General Artist
I lovelovelove your artwork! X3
MikkiTikki Featured By Owner Sep 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
W-Rabbitt Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
This is the drawing of my feelings =_=
I love it^^
Mokeko Featured By Owner Edited Sep 4, 2015  Student Digital Artist
Allowed to use? (on a site people have a render image of that i just want to know to let the people who use it to know its not okay or okay)
EdenEvergreen Featured By Owner Sep 4, 2015
Broken is not destroyed... but it still hurts.

May all who hurt like this find the healing they need. :cheerup:  
HiddenAwaynDead Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2015  New Deviant Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've been looking for this picture for years since I first saw it. I could never find it. I thought it was just a figment of my imagination! I'm so happy I found this! It means so much!
cqmoran99 Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi blue. I really hope you read this, as well as anyone who suffers from depression. I have, and I know how hard it is. I just turned twelve, and it's so, so hard to keep going sometimes. It's gotten to the point where I cry myself to sleep. So please, just look up The butterfly project. I've self-harmed, and I regret it every day. Please don't ruin your life. And do something for me- have an amazing day. Look up "growing up" by Macklemore. Just enjoy life.
~ Cate Heart 
bvballtheway676 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2015  Student Writer
I have depression and on the outside I am happy while on the inside I am dead
VaniaMatulic Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Touch my heart
TotallyDeviantLisa Featured By Owner Aug 21, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
So creative! :3
Niallrocksxx Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2015
I like your art. It's nice. It kind of explains how I feel.
Walue Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2015
she'll be OK:)
luna09876 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Hello, I was on wattpad today and a book there caught my attention because they used this art for the cover. They called the book broken and the author is naenae246 I'm not sure if they found the art here or maybe someone else stole it, I'm not too sure. But I thought I'd let you know.
Great art by the way!
luna09876 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Never mind I read the description again so I told them that they should link back to this page:)
LeDutchGirl Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
I'm looking at this art and realising how much it reflects in real life there are so many who say there fine when they aren't, it's really sad.
MarcychanThegreat Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Student Artist
Icon popo 3  I worship you~~ lmao Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 Icon popo 3 
lexi5009 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Lapis Lazuli Icon  THAT'S ME. :'(
Maddy66547AJ Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Adamantiel Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2015
Man, you can tell you have history learning stuff that some are not "privileged" to learn so young.
kknkbaker Featured By Owner Edited Aug 9, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
"I'm waking up to ash and dust
I wipe my brow and I sweat my rust
I'm breathing in the chemicals
I'm breaking in, shaping up, then checking out on the prison bus
This is it, the apocalypse..."…

"Don't you dare look out your window darling
Everything's on fire
The war outside our door keeps raging on
Hold onto this lullaby
Even when the music's gone"…

"So speak Life, speak Life.
To the deadest darkest night.
Speak life, speak Life.
When the sun won't shine and you don't know why.
Look into the eyes of the brokenhearted;
Watch them come alive as soon as you speak hope,
You speak love, you speak...
You speak Life, (oh oh oh oh oh oh) You speak Life. (oh oh oh oh oh oh)"…

Angry words and honking cars
Satellites and falling stars
Distant dark blue radios that whisper down my boulevards
Ghosts and chains rattle in the attic
Broken headphones filled with static
Lonely room you’ve got nowhere to run

3, 2, 1 for all and all for 1

Times will be bad, times will be good
Things I wish I hadn’t done and some I wish I would
Cutting through the American noise
You’ve got a voice and a song to sing (and a song to sing)
Drink deep in the morning
Drink deep in the morning
See what the day will bring

La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise
La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise

Slamming doors and cell phone rings
Hurricane force of silent screams
Don’t know what to believe
Bend the rule just to break it
You're so tired 'cause you're gotta fake it
But you just wanna be someone

3, 2, 1 for all and all for 1

Times will be bad, times will be good
Things I wish I hadn’t done and some I wish I would
Cutting through the American noise
You’ve got a voice and a song to sing (and a song to sing)
Drink deep in the morning
Drink deep in the morning
See what the day will bring

La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise
La da da da
Lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise

No matter who you are you’ve got a voice
Why don’t you use it
Sing your own song take all the noise
And make it into music

La da da da
La da da da
La da da daaaa
La da da da
La da da da
La da da daaaaaaa

La da da da lift up your voice
Let love cut through the American noise
La da da da you have a choice
Let love cut through the American noise
You’ve got a voice
Let love cut through the American noise…
nicolieolieart Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow.  LOVE this <3
Zelda85044 Featured By Owner Edited Aug 8, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
If we could see what one felt
past the plastic smiles,
we'd come to realize that this world
wasn't always what we thought it to be.

He says he's OK, but his mind says "brOKen."
She says she's "well," but truly lives in a mental hell.
They'll never tell a soul that they need help-
for everyone wants a rainbow.
Who are they to bring in the storms?

If we could see the cracks that
line a broken heart,
we'd be spending less time wondering
and more time trying to heal.

If we could see what one felt,
nothing would be the same-
but, in this world, we strive to do
what we think we should.

It's time to paint the tears,
and write of all the woes.
Though our shirts will never spell,
our fingers and minds may
create a million stories that are yet to be told.
Musings101 Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2015
Wow...this did go viral. And it's awesome. Amazing. Thank you. <3
CountessJJ Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015
FluffyBunny321 Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awww this is so sad..
Sozavac Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2015
DecayingSky Featured By Owner Edited Aug 2, 2015
fOTland Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2015
Found this on Pinterest and the thought struck me at once.
- You can't spell "broken" without "OK"
It's a bad pun, but it felt rather emotional in the moment.

You've really captured a special and emotional moment/atmosphere with a "simple" motive. Truly impressive.

nonhero98 Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2015
These are so great
WinterSnowFL Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
You're art is amazing. You've got such beautiful talent.
Just-a-Nomad Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Broken and alone
Not good enough
Distraught over life
The shit is too tough

Nobody gets it
When I truly need it
Just one moment
All that is needed
To release an angel
From her dark prison
NatsuHitachiin Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Student Artist
This breaks my heart so much.... I can see the emotion through the art
bl00dymarry Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
holy cow all you art work is amazing you have a great talent!! i'm jealous!!Freddy intensifies 
EchoTheEmoWolf Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so clever and beautiful!! Your artwork shows a lot emotion and I love it!
Blackfoxtailz Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2015
I saw these on pintress. It's sad, but the art work is amazing.
VioletteTheViolent Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Very interesting story behind the picture. And interesting idea. I'm currently wearing a shirt that says: "Don't worry, it's not my blood". Somehow I like the idea to keep wearing stuff like that over "mood shirts"... one never knows when one really wants or even needs to hide one's feelings. ;D And telling from how many comments I get to wearing my T-Shirt with the Vulcan Salute hand and "Life long and prosper" on it I don't even want to know how many stupid comments about my true feelings I'd get. Whether or not I have a right to feel the way I feel, if it's justified, if it's petty, or whathaveyou. 

Great picture and inspiration! Amazingly drawn, and very meaningful. I wish the real world inspiration behind the picture well, too.
Cookie71266 Featured By Owner Jul 24, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's okay
I was there once.
wingedwolves164 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2015
we are all strong but in side we are weak and we will fight the weakness in us 
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