Who we are & why we are

Welcome to the gallery site of Broken Light Collective. We are artists of all levels and abilities who are affected by mental illness. We create and we share our work for the therapeutic benefits to us, as well as others who may be struggling and feeling scared and alone. Together we can move from disconnected to collective.

Photo taken by HeatherWe have close friends that have suffered with mental illness for years. It is heartbreaking because you don’t know how to help.  I have personally battled through depression and anxiety and it is no easy task.  The picture of the cross that I submitted reminds me to breathe and relax.  It is not easy to tell your mind to settle down.  Sometimes I see beautiful and peaceful things that make me take a breath and smile.

About this photo: My husband and I took a trip to Santa Fe, New Mexico in September of 2011.  I couldn’t resist taking a picture of this cross.  I love this picture because the sky was so blue, the clouds so white and fluffy, and the red brick was so radiant.  This cross is very peaceful to look at especially with the beautiful blue backdrop. I posted about our trip to Santa Fe on my blog.

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5 responses to “Cross of the Martyrs; Santa Fe”

  1. laviebohemeart Avatar

    Great pic!! Santa Fe is just amazing!!! Lived in New Mexico for 4 years and every weekend I would head up to Santa Fe!!! Miss it!!!


  2. laviebohemeart Avatar

    The shadow is great!!


  3. Angel O'Fire Avatar
    Angel O’Fire

    Sometimes the best way to help is to just be yourselves, be there for them to come to you for a shoulder and be that same smile that speaks often more than words are able to say.


  4. island traveler Avatar

    Inspiring…beautiful image that reminds us what’s important in our life!


  5. anotherthousandwords Avatar

    A beautiful photo, Heather…and a fine reminder to us all!


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