I have no idea how to do a contest...
whether or not you have to have a paid account to do so.
Or if you just run it through your journal and write up a "news" page on it.
But I want to do this.
Several of you may know... or may have guessed from looking through my gallery or my favorites, but I suffer from self-injury. I say it like that, not because I have wounds on my body or anything current, but because I feel like it's something you fight. Something that doesn't ever really leave you completely.
I've talked to a few people who's quit smoking after years of doing it. They all say the same thing - if they smell it or really really think about it, they still crave it. And I think the same goes for people who have self injured. If you're having a hard time and those situations that brought about self injury in the first place return. The cravings come with them.
So I'd like to a contest.
A contest for people who currently SI.
It would go on the honor system. In trade for some time of not SI, I'll do a ATC. One to keep with you. In your pocket, or maybe where you keep your blades, or whatever it is you use. Something that will remind you you're not alone. That you're loved. And that you have other options.
I have no idea how long this should go. It's been a good while since I really stopped, so I can't recall just how hard the struggle is in the beginning. Is a month without it a good amount of time? Then I can make the cards during that month. And who ever goes a month gets one. It won't be a contest of who can go the longest, more of a contest with yourself.
Of course, to receive your "prize" you'd have to be comfortable with giving me your address so that I could send it. But I swear all addresses will be burned after the mailing.
Also- if your uncomfortable with others knowing you SI, you can note me to join.
But I want to know everyone that's "doing it" from the beginning of the month.
Then - I can run it again, maybe with a month in between.
If anyone would like to donate their time to help me make "inspirational" ATCs. I'd more than welcome the help. (I have no idea how big this may or may not get, but I'd be super sad if I couldn't meet the demands.)
It's really time for my art to start doing something.
I think that's it. Just ideas for right now. Thoughts?
Completely inspired by
's ATCs and also by this... [link]
A collage made by a girl to remind herself...
Hope you're all doing well.
Thank you for putting up with my crazy uploads.
I had an entire weekend dedicated to making art, and it was lovely.