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 first-time contributor Tilda, a 40-something female from Australia. Due to childhood abuse and trauma, she has a history of cPTSD, depression, and dissociation. She uses creative pursuits to distract her and express herself, including photography and blogging.

About this photo: “I took this photo of a succulent from my garden, about a year ago, and some people may recognize it as the gravatar image I used for a while. I see the image as a reflection of myself ~ many segments of a whole, pieces joined but separate and spiraling. There are points at the end of each petal, which look sharp, but are actually soft to touch. I see beauty in its uniqueness and complexity.

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22 responses to “Pieces of Blue”

  1. AnyTing Avatar

    this is absolutely amazing!

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    1. Tilda Avatar
      Tilda

      Thankyou so much

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  2. Jessica Slavin Avatar
    Jessica Slavin

    Reblogged this on jessicaslavin.

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    1. Tilda Avatar
      Tilda

      Thankyou for this

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    1. Tilda Avatar
      Tilda

      Thankyou

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    1. Tilda Avatar
      Tilda

      Thanks so much

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  3. bakesinslippers Avatar
    bakesinslippers

    gorgeous. pictures tell so much about us, and i thank you for sharing

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    1. Tilda Avatar
      Tilda

      Thankyou for this lovely comment. And you’re right, pictures can capture our essence, pieces of ourselves. Thanks

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  4. Jesse Gross Photography Avatar
    Jesse Gross Photography

    Beautiful contrast and color

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    1. Tilda Avatar
      Tilda

      Thankyou. I played with the colour values a little, as I prefer purples and blues, the actual plant is a blue/green. Thanks

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  5. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    the flower is stunning and I love how you compare it to yourself!

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    1. Tilda Avatar
      Tilda

      I love it too, and I could go on and on with the analogy!
      Thankyou!

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  6. Tilda Avatar
    Tilda

    Thankyou so much to Broken Light.
    It was such a lovely surprise to see my photo published this morning.
    I feel very honoured.
    Thankyou ♡

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  7. Su Leslie Avatar
    Su Leslie

    This is a beautiful photo. I love that although the centre is dark, there is light on every petal tip – a reminder that we can find find our way to the light. Thank you.

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    1. Tilda Avatar
      Tilda

      That’s a lovely way to look at it, Thankyou.

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      1. Su Leslie Avatar
        Su Leslie

        You’re welcome. I’ve been thinking about your photo a lot today; it’s changed how I will approach the background of a collage I’m doing – for the better!

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      2. Tilda Avatar
        Tilda

        Gosh! That’s great to hear, that we can inspire each other. Have fun.

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      3. Su Leslie Avatar
        Su Leslie

        I will; thanks.

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    1. Tilda Avatar
      Tilda

      Thanks!

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