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April 30, 2012


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Acts of Random Kindness!

Mon Apr 30, 2012, 11:41 AM
Hi there, fellow deviants!
In this small introductory journal, I'd like to explain an idea for a project I'm expanding upon.
So stay put, it's going to be an interesting read, I promise!


What are Acts of Random Kindness?

Acts of Random Projects, also known as ARKs is a project that was initially started by MzzAzn and builds upon the idea of "paying it forward".
Basically, each month you commit yourself to doing at least one or two (or more) random acts of kindness to spread positivity throughout the community.

This can be done by leaving small positive comments on pieces that haven't been commented on yet, by making art for someone, by giving points to donate towards someone's goal and in a various amount of other ways. The main idea is simply to do something constructive to make another person smile. It doesn't need to be a big gesture, it's the sentiment behind it that counts.

Why should I participate?

Besides the fact that you'll be a positive force within the community, the idea of this project is to randomly reward those who partake in it. Good deeds deserve to be acknowledged, no?

That being said, the main idea still is to spread some positivity in the community by means of small acts of random kindness.

How do I participate?

Keep a look-out for people who contribute a lot to the community without asking for something in return. Look up new deviants and welcome them to the site. Basically anyone can participate, as long as you're doing something positive where you go.

This is still a WIP-project.

Organisation-wise, there's still a lot that needs to be sorted out, such as how to keep track of those who participate in the project and such. That being said: I hope this introductory-journal to the project has at least piqued your interest.

Groups backing this project

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And be sure to show MzzAzn some love for being the first to start the project up.
I'm merely working with what she started.

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Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist

I usually try to help people that means try to encourage them and inspire them. My first good act I have been taking part in was the group #Write2liveCancerFree. It is a group where monthly winners are picked which will be published in a book by the end of the year. The money goes to a cancer research center.

Unfortunately the group "Love-Lit-Community" does not exist anymore but I have taken part in `KathrynODriscoll's review project.


Now I am taking part at #PoeticalCondition's GGG (Gigantic Generosity Giveaway) including features, reviews, comments, DLD suggestion, compliments, poetry form writing etc.

I featured well-known but also unknown artists to support them in my first feature.



Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, wow. You're doing loads of things! :faint:

Especially the #Write2liveCancerFree-project sounds absolutely amazing!
It's nice to know there are people on deviantART who are this involved in doing good deeds for others! <3
Malintra-Shadowmoon Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
In my job it is difficult to help people this way, so I do it here in my spare time. I am really glad when making people happy :)
ANGELICA-LILY Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012
This is what I have done since I started with dA.
The first thing do is , give them a llama .
Then I always have nice , positive things to say ,
to build up their confidence .
I even have many , many of them on my watch list ,
and I always choose some of their work for my favorites .
It makes for a very eclectic grouping of art ...ha,ha
So if you think you would like to have me join your group ,
let me know .

:peace and love ~
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Oh, the project isn't invite only or for a select few people to join.
It's for everyone and anyone to join and take part in, no need to ask for permission. :tighthug:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It's something I started doing almost immediately when I joined...for the simple fact that we all started new at one point, and it's very intimidating to be the newbie...It was also nice to get comments and feedback because it gave me more confidence, so I try to make it a habit to visit at least a few new artists each week and then do a feature also! Great Idea, there is so much we can pay forward in life!
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ah, it's great you're taking the time out of your day to stop by the new artists! :love:
ArtBYbeverly Featured By Owner Sep 24, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I was once there myself, I know how intimidating it can be :), thank you so much for saying so! :heart:
Astrikos Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012   General Artist
I'm going to feature this project under projects in my profile. :heart:
Hardrockangel Featured By Owner Aug 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much! :hug:
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