Thursday, December 23, 2010

Space Cadet Migraine Monster

Sometimes migraines can make you feel like a space cadet, like you're not even on this planet.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

MSG Migraine Monster

Sometimes MSG triggers a huge pain flair for me, and lately I've been into the ramen noodle thing, so I've got watch out for this monster.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Strange Migraine Monster

I'm not really sure where this migraine monster came from and I'm not sure whether to call him strange, quirky, weird or just plain bizarre.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Migraine Moods

I'm not sure which one of these Marie Antoinette migraine moods photos that I like the best.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Migraine Moods-Alice

I took this photo outside a costume shop. She is Alice in Wonderland.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Such a Sad World

I've started drawing some sad girls crying, and I'm calling them "Such a Sad World." My first one is called "Migraines are so mean."

Monday, August 30, 2010

Migraine Monster

This dude is pretty weird looking and he can sure make your head hurt.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Side Effect Pill Monsters

I have a problem with being sensitive to a lot of side effects with migraine medications, so I drew some little migraine monster side effect pills for my Migraine Monster Project.

Friday, July 30, 2010

Monster #26

I'm starting to believe that migraine monsters can come in many different shapes and sizes just like migraine pain can be so different from day to day.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fire Head Girl

Sometimes with my migraines it feels as if my head is on fire, so I drew this Fire Head Girl. She comes with her own marshmallows!

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Migraine Moods

I took this picture of a sculpture at the Frederick Meijer Sculpture Garden in Grand Rapids, and I thought this one really looked like having a migraine.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Migraine Squirrel Chuck

Here is my first attempt at drawing Migraine Squirrel Chuck. Sometimes, I feel like there is a crazed squirrel in my head causing my migraines. That is supposed to be my brain which he is snacking on.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Black and White Migraine Moods

I saw this mannequin at a costume shop in Ypsilanti. She was wearing a steam punk outfit, and I really loved her hat.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Migraine Moods in Black And White

I've been playing around with black and white photography lately. I really like the line cutting across her and the sunglasses.

Friday, May 21, 2010

Migraine Monster Villain

I drew her like a villain in a comic book, and is she a lot more obvious about what she is up to, giving migraines to everyone she can get her hands on. I'm not really sure that her boots go with her dress though, and I haven't thought of a decent name for her. Any ideas??

Friday, May 14, 2010

New Migraine Chick Comic

I'm trying out one of my Migraine Chick Girls in her single appearance try out. What do you think?

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Migraine Monster Mary

Little Migraine Mary is waiting to give you a migraine!

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bloggie Birthday

My Migraine Chick Blog is three years old this April!!

Here is my original post: "I'm not sure why I want to begin chronicling my migraine adventures. I just feel compelled to write some of this crazy stuff down, and I want to explore what I'm learning along the way. I want to make some sense of it because it has taken over my life."

Friday, April 16, 2010

Migraine Chick Comics

Still trying out some new versions of Migraine Chick Comics. I think this is my favorite hand drawn one so far.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Gross But Cute-Migraine

I've started a new mini comic called "Gross But Cute." This one has a migraine theme!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Migraine Chick Auditions

I'm trying out some more cartoon girls for my hand drawn Migraine Chick comics. Which one do you like the best?

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Migraine Moods-The Set

I've decided to start a photo set on Flickr for my Migraine Moods photos. The tag line is "Reflections of Life with Migraine." I love how these mannequin reflections express how the world is distorted living with migraine.

Migraine Moods

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Little Migraine Monsters

Four more migraine monsters from The Migraine Monster Project! Which one do you fear the most??

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Migraine Monster #19

The darker side of migraine monsters. Number 19 in my Migraine Monster Project.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Migraine Chick Comic-The Purse

I drew another Migraine Chick Comic prototype. I'm still not sure on the final design of the hand drawn Migraine Chick Comics yet, so I'm trying out different versions.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Migraine Moods Photo

I really like the whole look of this photo, like all clashing things that are going on with a migraine that leave you feeling bewildered.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Migraine Monster #21

Sometimes my migraines make me feel like there is a blanket smothering my head. Does anyone else feel like this?

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

The Migraine Monster Project

I've decided that I'm going to try to draw 100 Migraine Monsters in my Moleskine journal, and I'm going to call it The Migraine Monster Project. At first, I thought it might be too big of a task, but I'm already up to number eighteen.

Here is migraine monster number six.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Migraine Chick-New Comic

I tried to draw my own Migraine Chick comic yesterday on a Post It. This chick doesn't look like me. I was trying to make her look like those zine style comics I see at Vault of Midnight and Green Brain Comics.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Migraine Moods

I took this photo in Ann Arbor. I love her hat, glasses and t-shirt.

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Finding Some Bling

I've been having the worst problem this winter with the migraine blues and my perimenopausal symptoms flaring up. I've been having killer hot flashes on top of unmanageable migraine pain. Also, my hands keep swelling up and down, preventing me from wearing my favorite ring. Someday it fits and other days it doesn't. It has really been bothering me not being able to wear it all the time.

I decided to get an alternate ring in a different size so I can keep wearing a ring every day, and I decided to go for the bling route with a Princess Cut CZ. It's a gorgeous ring, very girly, very sparkly and eye catching, and it has cheered me up immensely. I'm thinking about getting some earrings from the same place. I think migraine chicks need to have some sparkle in their lives.

LuShae Jewelry Earrings

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Migraine Monsters

One of my art projects that I really enjoy is drawing in my Moleskine journal. I devoted one of them to just drawing cupcakes as a migraine distraction. Recently, I bought one of the newer Moleskines called Passions which is a bigger journal, and I decided to devote it to drawing migraine monsters.

For me, my migraines are frequently not the same. There is always some variation, so that's why I think there is a variety of migraine monsters.


Saturday, February 20, 2010

Migraine Haiku

These are some of my favorite Migraine Haikus that I've written.

A crane soars above
Hope floats, a pain free day
It plucks out my eye

Chocolate Bunny
Icon or migraine trigger
I’ll stick to the Peeps

Gentle stream gurgles
A fall leaf floats on the wind
It’s still far too loud

Every day head pain
Not a teddy bear picnic
Nor a nursery rhyme.

Snowflakes melt too fast
Stick my head in the freezer
For blissful relief

Robin eats a worm
Morning dewdrops feed the grass
I swallow a pill

Friday, February 19, 2010

Migraine Moods in Pink

I really liked the sleeping mask and pink top on this mannequin, and I really liked the way the tree seems to be growing out of her, especially the branches coming out of her head.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Migraine Moods

I saw this mannequin at a history museum recently. I thought it really reflected how migraines can make you feel sometimes, so closed in, etc...

Friday, February 5, 2010

Violet Ray for Migraines??

A friend of mine loves to collect vintage medical things, and he recently bought this violet ray machine.

"The device we are most often asked about is the Violet Ray Generator, sometimes called an "ultra violet device." Tens of thousands of these devices were sold for home use between about 1915 and 1950 under brand names such as Masters, Elco and Renulife. Literature accompanying the devices claimed to cure just about everything including heart disease, paralysis, wry neck and writers cramp!"

I thought it was interesting that headaches were listed in the manual, but not migraines.

Read more about violet rays here: