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.