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 contributor Jacque who has been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and ADHD. She is a graphic designer, wife, and mother to two boys. She is learning to draw from God’s strength to get her through every day. She has also found art and music to be great healers and outlets for the soul.

About this photo: “As someone who suffers from BP, I often feel like staying hidden in the weeds, camouflaged from everyone when my dark days set in. 

The flip-side is when I go out into nature and look around me, the freedom of taking pictures helps me to feel so much better and lifts my mood tremendously. 

It’s the people on BLC that have shown me a new way to find freedom on even my darkest days. Taking pictures and writing can break the chains when I’m trapped within my mind.

Find more from Jacque at her blog.

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14 responses to “Camouflaged”

  1. todessakane2013 Avatar
    todessakane2013

    Jacque you have a wonderful that does not need or deserve to be hidden anywhere!!! Thank you for blessing my day today, I could stare at your wonderful photo all day long. Please remember always you are precious, unique and there will never be anyone else in the whole wide world like you!! God bless you my friend enjoy the rest of the week and keep blessing the world with that wonderful gift 🙂

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    1. god[isms] Avatar

      thank you SO much for these nice words 🙂

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      1. todessakane2013 Avatar
        todessakane2013

        You are most welcome my friend 🙂

        Have a great rest of the week 🙂

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      2. god[isms] Avatar

        You too 😃

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      3. todessakane2013 Avatar
        todessakane2013

        Thank you 🙂

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  2. Crooked Tracks Avatar
    Crooked Tracks

    Gorgeous photo 🙂

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    1. god[isms] Avatar

      thanks 🙂

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  3. Paula McLane Jennings Avatar

    this photo is truly stunning!

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    1. god[isms] Avatar

      thank you!

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  4. god[isms] Avatar

    Thanks for the feature D and thanks to all of you here on this site. It’s helped me in so many ways to express myself in pictures…

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  5. god[isms] Avatar

    Reblogged this on god[isms] and commented:
    Thanks to D and BLC page for featuring my photo “Camouflaged”.

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  6. markthegodchaser Avatar

    beautiful photo and yes Jesus is truly the bulwark that holds us fast during the storms of life and the dark night of the soul… Keep looking to Him as your hold breathes in His beauty 😉

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  7. Rhonda Avatar

    Absolutely beautiful. And I agree with the music and art aiding healing. It’s almost as if creativity releases endorphins–happy hormones–that draw out the beauty of God’s intent.

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  8. autisticaplanet Avatar
    autisticaplanet

    i can relate to much of what you say about wanting to remain hidden, in a safe place.i have autism and find the world an intimidating place much of the time. great nature photo. so glad you are a Christian!

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