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 Bipolar On Fire, a woman in her 40’s who lives and works in Boulder, Colorado. She has Bipolar Disorder and Depression, as well as Fibromyalgia. It is a great struggle for her to work full-time and has been for a while. She works as a System Administrator, but will hopefully be leaving the corporate world soon and supporting herself through her art. She passionately loves photography, writing, and music, and her many other creative artistic endeavours (sewing, decoupage, jewelry making, batik, screenprinting, and singing). Her aim in life is to create beauty and bring joy to the lives of others through her creations and words.

About this photo: “I live next door to a community garden and one gardener had a bumper crop of sunflowers last year.  They were relentlessly cheerful, like a great big toothy smile.  Every day, I woke up and thanked the sunflowers.  Today in the middle of winter, I can time-travel back and say hello by looking at this handsome fellow.”


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5 responses to “Smiling Sunflower”

  1. Bbots Avatar

    This sunflower looks like it was posing for the photographer. The picture is beautiful. Thanks for sharing it.


  2. luro97 Avatar

    So peaceful to look at. Thank you.


  3. Ziya Tamesis Avatar

    It’s beautiful. Thanks for sharing its cheerfulness.


  4. bipolaronfire Avatar

    Thank youuu commenting angels!


  5. JohnRH Avatar

    I’m glad we have a sense of beauty in nature.


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