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The ButterFly Project

Journal Entry: Fri Mar 8, 2013, 6:42 PM
I self-harm. I'm stopping. I'm doing the Butterfly Project. And I need a few friends to help me along the way.

What I'm doing is a collab kind of thing. This is for the people who cut, whether it's a friend, family member, or loved one. That's where you guys come in. If you can, I want you to draw a butterfly on your hand, wrist, ect., take a picture, and post to deviantART.

There are a few rules to the Butterfly Project:

1. When you feel like you want to cut, take a marker or pen and draw a butterfly on 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. Just let it fade by itself.
4. If you cut before the butterfly is gone, it dies. if you don't cut, it lives.
5. If you have more than one, cutting kills them all.
6. Another person may draw them on you. These butterflies are extra special. Take good care of them.
7. Even if you don't cut, feel free to draw a butterfly anyways, to show your support. If you do this, name it after someone you know that is suffering right now, and tell them. It could help.

This is for all the people who self-harm. A handful of my friends do, and I wanna show I support.

I will post a video on Youtube with all the pictures at the end of the month.

I'll be doing this for a month, to see if I remain cut-free. :3

Thanks for your support!~<3

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:iconjirachithegreat:
JirachitheGreat Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lately I've been feeling much better than I usually am....I don't know people IRL who self-harm, but I wish I could help..
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xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
That's good! ;w;
Aww, it's fine Ab. ;w; <3
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:iconsundownmkii:
SundownMKII Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
-waits for paint.net to make up its mind on what the hell it wants to do-
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
DRAW A BUTTERFLY
ON YOUR HAND
>:CCCC
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:iconsundownmkii:
SundownMKII Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
NO CAN DO
PARENTS
I CAN USE PAINT.NET AT LEAST
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Okie. o:
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Froggeh-BOOM Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013
Awwwwwww<3 I don`t cut, but I know a lot of people who do. I`m going to do this tonight- draw a bunch of Butterflies on my arm. And then im gonna show you, cause theres gonna be one for you on it bby<3
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xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks so much! ;w; <33
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SterlingtheRobot Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
I would draw butterflies on my arm but I'm not allowed to, it's school rules as well as my mum's rules
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww. :c
It's fine.~ x3
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:iconcappuccino-jennyxoxo:
cappuccino-jennyxoxo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Writer
can i draw a butterfly and put your name on it? cuz all my other friends don't cut...
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
If you want. ;u;
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:iconcappuccino-jennyxoxo:
cappuccino-jennyxoxo Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student Writer
kay :3
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:iconsophie-the-great13:
Sophie-The-Great13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I've cut before :P I stopped a while ago. I'll draw a butterfly on me for support :)
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Yay, thanks! ;w; <3
And aww. :c
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:iconsophie-the-great13:
Sophie-The-Great13 Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I'm not sure who to draw them for. :P grr.
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CherryTheNinja Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
So...just draw a butterfly and put a name and post it? -thinking- I may do this...
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Yes, but explain why you chose that name. ;w;
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CherryTheNinja Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Ok ^_^ ima do it right now~
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Yay! ;w;
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CherryTheNinja Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
[link] I don't know if it counts or not..but here :D
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
It does! ;w;
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:iconcherrytheninja:
CherryTheNinja Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013
Yay~<3
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MegaEspeon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I would, but I'm afraid to draw on myself...
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
BRAD DON'T BE AFRAID
I DREW ON MYSELF IN SHARPIE
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:iconmegaespeon:
MegaEspeon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I'm too nervous that somebody'll notice and make fun of me..
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:iconxxbrightyxx:
xXBrightyXx Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Aww.. :c
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:iconmegaespeon:
MegaEspeon Featured By Owner Mar 8, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah...
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