Migraine Smile

Migraine Attack

This is not a pretty picture. It’s my visual representation of how a migraine feels. A red hot tunnel of pain throbs on one side of my head. All the light is too bright. A sea of nausea surrounds me. Jagged stabs of pain arrive intermittently. I’m pretty pleased with how I captured the feelings.

But why did I make an ugly painting? Cuz I thought I was going to submit it to a publication about chronic conditions that aren’t always visible. BUT AS USUAL, I failed to read the directions. Art must be submitted in black and white format only. Well, turning it monochrome would ruin the whole effect of my depiction. So, I’m not sending it and instead will inflict it on my readers. 😂

The idea that I wasted a canvas and used up a bunch of precious paint to create an ugly piece of art I won’t even get credit for cracks me up. Typical me! 😜

That’s my smile for the week. 🙂


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24 responses to “Migraine Smile

  1. Very well done my friend. It’s not a wasted effort. Anyone who’s had suffered from migraines will get this painting! 👌

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  2. There is no such thing as “wasted art” 🙂 Sorry you suffer from migraines.

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  3. Paula, I think you did a great job. I have never had a migraine, but I think you captured it perfectly.
    And I do think you should submit it in monochrome. It should still capture the pain/tension even n black and white.

    Have a great day.

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  4. What a perfect depiction!

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  5. It is not necessarily ugly and to me it looks a bit like a black hole sucking up dark matter.

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  6. You’ve painted what you feel, and that in my opinion is true art. I like this very much. 🙂

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  7. I do like that but not the connection with migraines. They are no fun at all. 🥰

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  8. It’s a good depiction. M’s are horrible! But tsk tsk, not reading the fine print… and you married to a lawyer all those years. Must be a subconscious rebellion thing😉🤣🤣🤣
    You could paint the whole thing black and paint something else over it if you dont wanna keep it.

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  9. Not all art is meant to be pleasant or pretty. Some is meant to convey other sides to the human condition. Like your painting of a migraine.

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