15 May 2018

arting my feelings...

In a previous post, I shared part of an art journal page based on the physical pain I was experiencing at the time and the resultant emotional turmoil.  I'd started three different pages during that time.  Each was a little different, but all revolved around what I was going through.  I think I was hoping doing it was a way of purging myself from pain.  

All I know is that I made three pieces of art in my journals and I felt a little better for it.  I also know that one of those pieces, I really love. 
A lot of the time, when I'm feeling my worst, I'll lay in bed with my earbuds in listening to music.  I know that sounds counter-intuitive when dealing with a migraine/severe headache but for me it helps to calm me down and breathe through the pain.  This journal page is based on one of the songs I listened to.  It spoke right to how the physical pain was making me feel and I was inspired.

 The writing in the background are the lyrics to the song.  I wrote it over and over until I filled the page.  I don't want to tear the page out of the journal so I'm thinking of doing another similar or trying to improve this one on canvas or wood panel.  If I do, I'll probably show it here.  :-)

And here is the full page.  As you can see, I spilled a bit of paint and tried to incorporate it into her hair.  But...well, I'm proud of her.  I make a lot of art that I'm not proud of, or that I like but don't think it is good enough to show.  However, she declared she wanted to be out in the world.  So, here she is...

The song that inspired her is "Deep End" by Ruelle.  If you want to hear the song, you can go here

I wish I could remember where I heard the song.  I *think* it was the trailer for the new Freeform show "Siren", but I can't swear to it.

Anywho, paint should be dry on my current project so I should get back to it.
Hope you are having a great day!

Tell me, do you do anything to help you cope when you have pain or just to help deal with everyday life?

Thanks for stopping in for a read...
love & blessings



Debra She Who Seeks said...

Your art page is lovely -- you're very talented!

Magic Love Crow said...

I love your art page! Lots of feeling in it! Be proud of all your creations! They came from your soul! For me, I either meditate, go out in nature or paint. Big Hugs!

Kelleyn Rothaermel said...

WOW! You are a fantastic artist. So sorry you were in so much pain. While I don't suffer from migraines that often I do have lupus which seems to be attacking my joints, so I can sympathize. Sending good thought your way and how things get better!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I love the way you art your pain. I do the same with mine. In different ways. I've been known to dance--very slowly--when I have a migraine, with music sometimes, most often with an audiobook (getting lost in the story makes the pain less present for me).