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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.

About this photo: I have found that Henna can be a beautiful thing in the darkness of depression. It is used to dye skin, or nails, or hair in unique and beautiful ways. There is something sacred about the process of having it painted upon your skin by the hands of a skilled artist. It is slow and precise, and becomes more beautiful as the artist continues. It feels like it is becoming a part of you, a new you. Several hours after the painting is complete, the outside hardens and falls, leaving the beautiful design as one with your skin and body. 


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17 responses to “Hands”

  1. Robin Avatar

    Very pretty.


  2. Northern Narratives Avatar
    Northern Narratives



  3. thirdeyemom Avatar

    Wow, my post on Hands is on Henna too! I love it!


  4. aparnanairphotography Avatar

    AH! I did mine on henna too!!! This is a beautiful photo.


  5. The Retiring Sort Avatar

    Wonderful entry for the challenge!


  6. rutheh Avatar

    Great entry for hands. And the idea behind the Henna, a new you! Cool.


  7. Myra GB Avatar

    Looks like a lovely experience. I’ve been meaning to get one for myself – maybe one of these days.


  8. Jennifer Avventura Avatar

    Lovely addition!


  9. Kerstenbeck Photographic Art Avatar

    I really like your blog, thoughts and images!!!!


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  11. eof737 Avatar

    Gorgeous shot… I love the design too. 😉


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