There is a storm a-brewin'! How do I know that? Well, my first indication was a blinding aura, followed by a raging migraine. My second indication was a look at the weather forecast, which is what I do now when I get a migraine. It almost always tells me of changing weather. Sigh.
During my time of trying to let my medication and Mozart make me feel better, I tried to capture the very strong aura I was having in my sketchbook. (The blue-ish areas are where I glued on bits of aluminum foil, because I couldn't think of another way to make it 'blindingly bright.' It didn't copy well.)
Having shared my propensity for migraines with you before, and having some of you commiserate that you share the curse, I know that I am not alone. In fact, it seems that history has shown many artists have a problem with migraines. I think it shows in some of their art. Van Gogh, for instance: part of the reason he was hospitalized for 'insanity' was that he suffered from frequent and blinding headaches. I mean, just look at this self-portrait... this was clearly a man who knew what a migraine felt like!
And, though I don't think I have ever read that M C Escher had migraines, I truly suspect he did, don't you?
I found this site, talking a bit about artists and migraines. And the New York Times even has a slideshow of 'migraine art' here. If you are a Pinterest user, there is a Board of migraine art here.
I am not sure all that information and art makes me feel better. But it is interesting, and I do not feel so isolated in my pain and nausea.
Well, I am wrong! I, in fact, believe I DO feel better, (probably more dues to drugs and time, than to art and information) and maybe I can now get myself back to work.