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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.

Photo taken by contributor Danielle who has lived though severe major depressive episodes as well as periods of intense anxiety and panic.

About this photo: “Sometimes when I feel overwhelmed, I just stop what I’m doing, take some deep breaths and look up. In this instance, the clouds looked like cotton balls and felt comforting like a warm blanket. Somehow the simple act of looking up, appreciating nature, and taking this photo, allowed me to move on with my day without slipping all the way into full panic attack mode.


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23 responses to “Beneath a Blanket of Clouds”

    1. Daniel Sparling Avatar

      I agree.
      Amazing that such a simple change in perspective can help.
      Great photo too.


      1. basiga Avatar



  1. steve's pictures Avatar

    Interesting perspective. Great photo


  2. Veronica Roth Avatar
    Veronica Roth

    That’s a beautiful perspective. Love it, love sky photos. 🙂


  3. jamesknapejr Avatar

    great material. I agree with a lot of your points.

    I would appreciate a view of my blog, I have some pretty controversial material on here. Thanks


  4. jenniferlthorpe Avatar

    Reblogged this on Copy Cat Content and commented:
    Excellent blog spotlighting those who battle with mental health issues (or so the label says)


  5. It's all about a bit of this and that. Avatar
    It’s all about a bit of this and that.

    Awesome photo!!


  6. Wellie Avatar

    This is lovely…. and very aptly titled 🙂


  7. christiebea Avatar

    Very interesting perspective on that photo. It’s funny, the first thing I “saw” was a cross. And I am not religious.


  8. Queenie Avatar

    Beautiful! X


  9. keepcalmitsellie Avatar

    Reblogged this on Droplets of Life and commented:
    I love this. 🙂


  10. keepcalmitsellie Avatar

    I almost feel trapped by the cloud just by looking at this; it’s beautiful. 🙂


  11. bikerchick57 Avatar

    Very cool and most excellent photo.


  12. embracethecontradictions Avatar

    Wow! This photo is fantastic. Keep up the great work:)


  13. Dreams and Zeros Avatar

    A different way of “seeing” and of finding a way out. Beautiful shot.


  14. mariestephensgardening Avatar

    I do the same thing in my house when I am drowning in a sea of clutter! The ceiling is refuge for my eyes:) Your photo brings me back to childhood in elementary school at recess. I remember being outside leaning against the bricks and looking up, watching the clouds roll by, and feeling as if I was on a sailboat floating out to sea. Thanks for sharing:)


  15. Emily Avatar

    I love this. Great composition.


  16. Richard Avatar

    Great image, great contrast between soft clouds and hard bldgs, sweet!


  17. bluebrightly Avatar

    I’m so glad that works for you. It works for me sometimes too – and what a great photo that is!


  18. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    I too suffer Major Depression and Anxiety. This is a fabulous photo. Love the prespective.


  19. Mike Hope Avatar

    Great stuff, like this!!


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