Broken Light: A Photography Collective

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Spider Art

Please say a warm hello to first-time contributor Janice, a 59-year-old woman who suffered a deep depression after losing her younger brother five years ago. Janice buried her feelings of despair and loss by caring for her parents in their time of grief, only to have her own feelings and emotions overwhelm her at a later time. With care, support, and physicians help, she is working to overcome and deal with depression and periods of OCD.

About this photo: “This photograph was taken in my backyard. I went to sit outside to relax after a bad morning and when I saw this web it took my breath away. How determined this little spider was to create his web made me realize that determination and perseverance can make such beautiful creations in life. I hope in my heart to make more beautiful moments in my own life as a human being!”

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8 comments on “Spider Art

  1. Pam Gaynor
    July 28, 2014

    Best photo of a spider web that I’ve ever seen. Beautiful!

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  2. BookOfPain
    July 28, 2014

    It is a staggering and beautiful photograph! The red background is superb. well done!

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  3. luro97
    July 28, 2014

    Truly outstanding debut! A warm welcome to Broken Light.

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  4. Bridget
    July 28, 2014

    Very beautiful & insightful! ❤️

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  5. Paula McLane Jennings
    July 28, 2014

    the web is amazing as is your photo of it! Great work!

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  6. Glory Be
    July 29, 2014

    Thank you for the wonderful metaphor of “perseverance…” Charlotte’s Web….

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  7. Victoria
    July 30, 2014

    Gorgeous shot!

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  8. kutukamus
    July 31, 2014

    Very well taken and quite well put, spiders do art. 🙂

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