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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 Jim, a man from Texas who has struggled with depression for much of his life.

About this photo: “Even Barbie is going to have a bad day sometimes.

I found this head of a Barbie doll in a lush local park. There are plenty of more beautiful subjects in the park, but seeing this image amongst the lushness made me return home to collect my camera.

Her blue eyes and red lips showed the remembrance of better days gone by. Along with the promise that things do get worse and things do get better. Weather your storms.”

Find more from Jim at his website.


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6 responses to “Even Barbie Can Have A Bad Day”

  1. Tip Crawford Avatar
    Tip Crawford

    Hi Jim, Great find and you sure utilized it well. I like everything about it.


    1. Developing A New Image Avatar

      Thanks Tip…..I thought it funny, my wife think’s it freaky….oh well….it is what it is….j

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      1. afristyleblog Avatar

        I think its freaky.. Very!

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  2. travelingmind2anywhere Avatar

    creepy..but makes sense..


  3. eLPy Avatar

    It is a little freaky but dolls just are sometimes. Don’t you just love moments like this, coming across some weird out of place? I always hope I can treat it properly, which I think you did. 🙂


  4. Mel Stone Avatar

    I Love this photograph. It tells a story, it has a good composition, the colors are beautiful and the lighting is perfect. This is how I often feel like or look like almost regularly. It represents my battles affectively. Thank you.


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