Here is some of the migraine art I have made so far this year.

It reminds me of a migraine poem I wrote awhile back.

Shattered
Blue, black, and red
stars
dance behind the
mind
Pain shatters
within
and breaks the world
apart.
What can I do but,
crawl
through infinity,
to a new day to
rue.
Here comes
Blue
But Nothing
Matters
Shattered

This one was a more migraine aura specific drawing when I first started drawing

THE MIGRAINE 

I tried ice
And everything nice
I tried magnesium oil
And a hat of aluminum foil

I tried every supplement known to man,
And an internet cure recommended by Stan.
I tried Butterbur,
Thanks for the heart murmur.

I mindfully meditated,
And nothing eradicated
This migraine is here to stay,
No, I can’t go out and play.

Here in my cave I’ll hide
I love you darkness, I sighed
Covers pulled over my head,
Until this is over, I’m in bed.

This is a more simple aura one

These two are actual migraine self portraits in charcoal.

I DREAMED

I dreamed of escape,
from a life of pain,
the limitations and the shape
Of a life, I couldn’t sustain

from a life of pain,
How far could I flee from me?
the limitations and the shape,
Of my soul taunting all I foresee.

How far could I flee from me?
the limitations and the shape
Of my soul taunting all I foresee.
I dreamed of escape

THE LINE

When the lightning lit
Snaking the pain through my skin
When the thunder hit
Thoughts and a line so thin

Snaking the pain through my skin,
When the storm rolled in
Thoughts and a line so thin
I’m the pain. Thoughts the sin.

When the storm rolled in
When the thunder hit
I’m the pain. Thoughts the sin
When the lightning lit.

So this is one hobby I have picked up this year that has been both interesting and challenging for me. You can see my Etsy on the menu above for some of the ones I have for sale. And I post a lot of my work on my writing blog as well… sort of my progress as I go along as I experiment with certain things, styles and mediums. It has been fascinating to see my progress and to see a sort of style emerge from it all.

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