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I need to explain this so before you judge me please read this! haha.

Okay 5 years ago (this week) I created a group here on deviantART called #ProjectPositivity. The idea behind it is that you take a picture that symbolises you (it can be a photo of you, or if your not comfortable with that then a drawing, a cartoon, anything) and then on the image you have to add 10 things you like about yourself.

You are specifically not allowed to write false nice things like "I don't look like a dead rat every day of the year" for example.

Now, I know some people are going to think; "how vain", but actually the reason why I started this group is because, for some of us, thinking of ten things you like about yourself is REALLY hard, but by doing the project you will open your mind to notice your good qualities as well as your bad. It can't stop you from focusing on the bad things, but it makes you think of the positives for a while and challenge yourself to think positively.

I have believed, since this project began, that everyone who does this project benefits from it. It doesn't need a points reward or a competitive environment, because you get something out of it anyway.


I would just like to say that if you do participate firstly you can add your own PP to the group. Secondly, if its hard, its worth doing. I know from the original group of people who did Project Positivity when I launched it, a LOT of them cried while trying to do it, but every single of one of them was glad they did.



If you are about to reply to this with "I don't think I could think of 10 good things about myself" then you are exactly the person who should try this project. Trust me, because I am one of those people.

Five years on, I wrote 11 things this time and I didn't even cry. :>

We used to have our own DA gallery for our entries but I let the group fall into disuse. I am about to relaunch it and needed a new PP of my own to show people an example. So for now I'm using the 'devious fun' gallery :>

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As for the image, it took way longer than it should have, but I did it nonetheless.

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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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caminante0 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Student Interface Designer
I'm the most negative person in the world and I do the opposite list (flaws) so often, that I believe I should really try this.
Maybe having this list could cheer me up during hard times :nod:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
:thumbsup:!
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I think you could also add "I am brave" because that is what trying to do what your disorder tries to prevent you from doing and dragging yourself up from rock bottom also mean. Adding how you can help others on a list of things you like about yourself also says a lot about you, I'd say. But I have a little suggestion for improvement: I think you forgot the "extraordinary" in front of the talent :)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2013
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Story-of-a-Mind Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
:tighthug:
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Zevais Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2013  Hobbyist
I wonder if any image symbolizing myself would conteract the positive things I'd write about myself. I'll think about this one; I see if I have the time to get a proper drawing done anytime soon.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2013
:thumbsup: I hope you do.
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sherbetblooms Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
good on you, dear. This is great! :heart: keep the positivity up!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2013
:blush: thanks!
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
10 good things?

Might take a while.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Then its worth doing.
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nightshade-keyblade Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I guess so.
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love this, and well done you!

With the PP, do they have to be new ones? I did a similar project in counselling some years back, and I still have it. I could take a photo and submit if they don't have to be new projects. :)

(Though I still intend to do a new one as well! I'm a different person to who I was back then.)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
That would work but I think you get more out of it by doing it again! :]
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yes, definitely! I'll photograph and upload the old one as well then, but I'm going to work out something to do here at home, and I'll also add it to my list of projects for art [therapyish] group. Beats creating an endless series of lotus art. ;)

Probably I won't get to the group version for a couple of weeks though as I've promised to do a lotus for one of the other ladies, and I want to finish my picture of my little foster girl (dog) I had.

(I sound like I think it'll be nice and easy to do, lol. I know it won't, but I also know that this is absolutely something I NEED at the moment.)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
:nod: Well if you need support just let me know, but the ideas have to come from you in the end :]
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camelopardalisinblue Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Aw, bless you.

Also, I just looked at my previous art piece has only 7 or 8 things on it (it's a fabric quilting collage and they're one worders) so I guess I won't be submitting it, lol. Double the excuse to make a new one! ;)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
hehe good!
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hae-ri Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Professional Photographer
I have a feeling that I should do this.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
:nod: I think that everybody should do this.
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Pen-and-mouse Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
This is wonderful and so are you. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
:blush: Thanks
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
What a great thing to do. You really are an inspiration :D
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Nuh uh!
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FoxofEbony Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013
It's true I found I've written much more since I started to read your work and I feel my work has improved as well, so thank you :D
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
aww!! You are so welcome! :tighthug: :glomp:!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Giggles, shush!
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cskadoz Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   General Artist
:hug:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
:tighthug:
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theGman0 Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist
This sounds really hard to do.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
It is, and the harder it is the more worthwhile it is to do it.
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mirz-alt Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013   General Artist
This is very sweet. Good luck with it. <3
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thanks mirz!
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WinterLeave Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
what a kind and beautiful idea! good luck with it, Kate!!!
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thanks! I hope people take up the challenge :>
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Writer
Gorgeous.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
:blowkiss: Thank you
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DrippingWords Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2013  Student Writer
You're welcome :D
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0hgravity Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
lovely idea :)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
:>
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Naganeboshni Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Student Artisan Crafter
beutiful, lovely =)
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 24, 2013
Thank you :>
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This is sweet and creative, just like you. :heart:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
:blowkiss: No you! I thought it was time to actually help you with the group :giggle:
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LadyLincoln Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
We'll get those wheels turning in no time! :tighthug:
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2013
Someone submitted :D
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XxXXzZ Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a really sweet idea! If I had more time, I'd definitely want to give it a shot. Still, I hope a lot of people try it out.
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BloodshotInk Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013
I will try and spread the word as much as I can
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KuraiTenshiV Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2013  Hobbyist
yeah i am deffinatly one of those ppl
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