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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.

tangled

Photo taken by contributor Livonne, a 55-year-old woman who lives in the Blue Mountains of Australia. Livonne was diagnosed with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder over 20 years ago following a troubled childhood, a violent marriage, and the tragic death of her 10-year-old daughter on an access visit. She eventually found herself unable to work full time and at a loss as to what the future held for her. Livonne returned to college three years ago to study photography to complement the blog she writes about her life. When she was very young, she escaped the trauma of her childhood by retreating to fantasy. The Magic Faraway Tree was her main escape. She now finds that same sense of peace by creating fantasy pieces and enjoys not only storytelling with words but also with pictures.

About this photo: “Go beyond your tangled thoughts and find the splendour of paradise.”

Find more from Livonne at her Facebook page and blog.

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6 responses to “Tangled”

  1. iwritedid Avatar
    iwritedid

    What a wonderful creation in this picture.. showing the magic side of escape described in this post. Marvelous.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. tessbloggs Avatar

    Wow! SO incredibly creative and moving this picture is and so well-captured.

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Livonne Avatar

    Thank you for your kind comments.. 🙂

    Like

  4. daveyone1 Avatar
    daveyone1

    Reblogged this on World Peace Forum.

    Like

  5. maureenjenner Avatar

    Reblogged this on Musings of a Penpusher and commented:
    Life can sometime be a tangled web, but finding that single thread can often be the way out of life’s mess.

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Sarah W. Avatar
    Sarah W.

    Beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

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