Thursday, March 24, 2011

Migraine aura zentangle


I said a week ago that I would try to zentangle a migraine....well, I didn't quite accomplish that, but I did zentangle a migraine aura. This is similar to what I see sometimes before I get a migraine. I see a spinning silver circular sawblade that moves around in my vision field and gradually becomes bigger until I can't see what I'm looking at. I can see around the edges though. It only lasts about 15 - 20 minutes and then goes away. But then the headache usually starts shortly thereafter. This was fun to draw (without a headache) and try to visualize what I see when I'm not seeing it.....does that make sense?

8 comments:

Margaret Ann said...

OOOOH Yes! This is a seriously cool illo Patty...in a seriously "unfun" way. I feel those same gnawing edges and that unforgiving piercing when I have mine also! Check out this Flickr Group when you catch a cnance...I am a member of it. It will blow your mind...:) http://www.flickr.com/groups/the-migraineurs/

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I can't imagine how awful this is. I would be put into a panic every time I couldn't see. Great drawing though.

Kellie said...

It makes complete sense to me.

I would see a silver rod in the upper right of my vision, followed by being unable to talk - except in gibberish, followed by major headache. Mine were all hormone related and thankfully I haven't had one in years.

A Lady's Life said...

When I close my eyes I see checkers as well
Interesting :)

Barbara said...

Oh, wow! That one - so well drawn - hurts to just look at it!

Teri C said...

I have never had a migraine and by the looks of yours I don't want one. Wonderfully done for something so painful.

Kimmie said...

It hurts just to look at it! Ouch!!!

Aunt Krissy said...

Poor patty. I get those too but no pain, just the aura.