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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 Teija, a woman in her thirties from Finland. Teija suffered from a severe depressive episode at the age of 25, which turned into psychosis, and led to a three month hospitalization. Fortunately, she got better quite quickly and got her life back on track. She found love after getting out of the hospital. Her life changed drastically when her partner was paralyzed in December of 2012. It has been hard ever since. They are both fighting to keep from getting too depressed. Life goes on and they try to stay strong. She has been interested in photography for many years, but began actively exploring it over the last five years.

About this photo: “This photo is titled, ‘Paint Me A Garden Of Light’. When I think of winter… I see it as icy blue and magical. We all have our own world of believes, dreams and fantasies, imagination. I am happy that I can make some of my fantasies come alive in my photography.”

Find more from Teija at her blog.


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9 responses to “Paint Me A Garden Of Light”

  1. Rajiv Avatar

    What a marvellous photo. I have been missing your site

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    1. Moodphototeija Avatar

      thank you and I am so sorry that I have been away, I had a vacation and I got ill and still trying to get myself together 🙂

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      1. Rajiv Avatar

        Oh.. I hope you are getting better..

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      2. Moodphototeija Avatar

        Now I have been few days without fever, but still suffering migraines but hopefully this is now finally going away 🙂

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  2. Frank Avatar

    Beautiful woman with great contrasts of red, white and light!

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  3. Writing for Ghosts Avatar
    Writing for Ghosts

    So, so good….

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  4. michaelj51 Avatar

    Reblogged this on snave51.

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