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 Tiger Lillies, a 48-year-old woman located in Ontario who suffers from deep depression, psychosis, and agoraphobia, all while raising her 2 young grandchildren, 4 and 6 years old. Thankfully she has a supportive partner Rick who helps make daily life with children possible. Her grandchildren, as well as her recent love of photography, have become her saviours and kept her from succumbing to the negative temptations that regularly haunt her. She has tried to commit suicide several times in the past, but thankfully is still with us. Her hopes are to get past her illness, as well as glaucoma, and become a professional photographer.

About this photo: “This is a picture of my little ones hand taken 2 years ago. We were sitting out back in the late fall, and she came over to me with the leaf in her hand just like this. Like most of you, my camera is always with me, and snap, took the picture. Then in editing changed it to selective colouring. Just love the picture and the memory.” 


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11 responses to “Welcoming Fall”

  1. Developing A New Image Avatar

    nice image and effect……..shalom en theos……..jim


  2. Darla Welchel Avatar

    Reblogged this on Through The Lens and commented:
    This is so beautiful as is the story.


  3. Darla Welchel Avatar

    beautiful as is the story. Thanks


  4. Victoria Avatar

    Lovely image


  5. jmgoyder Avatar

    That is absolutely lovely.


  6. Inge Avatar

    Love the shot and the effect! 🙂


  7. ag Avatar

    Nicely done. Wonder if you’ve ever tried reversing the effect, i.e., hand in full color and leaf in b&w, and what that would look like.


  8. The Lioness Avatar

    I love this little, tiny leaf!


  9. Emily Avatar

    I love it too!


  10. kevintheriault1 Avatar

    Beautiful. I think your treatment was perfect, and, along with the story, offers much to think about in terms of life and death, and the hope and joy of a child. Thank you.


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