Travel | Image of the Day: Iraqi-Japanese Linda Kuniyama (living in Rome)

Image by Linda Kuniyama. Click to visit read article about her on John Cabot University website.

Image by Linda Kuniyama. Click to visit read article about her on John Cabot University website.

FMS | FibroArt Project Continues (got fibro? get life.)

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A work in progress. I am happy with it so far. 🙂

FibroArt Monday

FIBROmyALGIA by Andrea Ninetta Hernandez. Image from http://fineartamerica.com/ | Click to visit their page to see more FibroArt for sale.

I had not idea that FineArtAmerica had an entire section devoted to FibroArt. There aren’t many pieces as of yet, but what is there is great so far.

Prices for prints range from 50€ to 156€. The above is a print by Andrea Ninetta Hernandez, selling for 54€.

 

FMS | FibroArt: Got fibro? Get life. Project (“Willing to Travel”)

Latest image from my got fibro? get life. series.  It’s a work in progress, but I wanted to share it.  Any thoughts/feedback/questions welcomed.

Want to get involved in this project?  Let me know!

Happy Tuesday!

D.

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FMS | FibroArt Monday

never look away, (series: got fibro? get life.), digital media, Diedre Blake (2015)

never look away, (series: got fibro? get life.), digital media, Diedré M Blake (2015)

This is the first piece from a series that I’m working on called “got fibro? get life.” I’ve been wanting to find a way to explore the shift in attitude towards fibromyalgia and how it impacts my life.

It’s always sometimes challenging to write about your own art, so I’ll leave it here. Of course, your comments are always appreciated.

Happy Monday!

Until Tomorrow,

D.

Vlog | What? Fibromyalgia, Living in Italy (Plus Being Black, Queer & Vegan)

I’ve decided to begin a YouTube channel. 😉  It’s something that I’ve been wanting to do for some time, and now I’ve finally taken this first step.

I hope to share with you the lessons I’ve learned living with fibromyalgia, and also living abroad as a woman of color.  I look forward to your feedback and to answering questions that you may have.

Now, you have a voice to with the face! 😀

FMS | Article: “Did Frida Kahlo Have Fibromyalgia?” (Madeline Vann)

"Frida Kahlo (self portrait)". Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia -

“Frida Kahlo (self portrait)”. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia –

Image from Everyday Health Article: Did Artist Frida Kahlo Have Fibromyalgia? Click to read.

“Frida Kahlo’s art depicts a woman bound and pierced in locations that can be strongly affected by fibromyalgia pain. Although the diagnosis didn’t exist in Kahlo’s lifetime, modern women living with fibromyalgia may find her art and passion inspiring…Yet some experts believe she might have suffered from fibromyalgia symptoms, including pain and fatigue. Indeed, her self-portraits…may strike a chord in others all too familiar with fibromyalgia pain…Trauma, including car crashes and sexual or physical abuse, seems to correlate with a fibromyalgia diagnosis. The theme of Kahlo’s chronic pain runs through her art…”

Read more on Everyday Health

FMS | FibroArt Monday! :)

Image from Rhonda Moss on Pinterest

Image from Rhonda Moss on Pinterest

I came across this great image on Pinterest (pinned by Rhonda Moss).

It is truly fascinating to me that there are some people who do not understand that fibromyalgia is a chronic illness, i.e. lifelong…no end in sight…you have to live with it, etc., etc.

At the same time, it is important that we, who have FMS, do not become overly frustrated with such questions.  In my opinion, they stem from feelings of helplessness.  It is not easy to watch someone close to you (or not) go through such a difficult time.  In this era of information overload and quick-fix, I think that we have come to believe that everything has to have a readily understandable explanation and an easy method of resolution–unfortunately, it is not so simple with FMS.

So, to everyone who asks such a question: No, we’re not better yet.  No, we don’t know when we will be. 🙂

FMS | FibroArt Monday

Image from blog The Dancer or the Dance: Illness as Art. Click to read article “What is Fibromyalgia?”

I found this wonderful image on the blog The Dancer or the Dance: Illness as Art owned by Robin Dalton.  The image is a simple and beautiful one, but powerfully represents what it is like to have fibromyalgia, particularly during a flareup when there is little else that one can do besides rest.

The painting is by artist Carl Larsson, and is called “Woman lying on Bench” from 1913.

Happy Monday!

Until Next Time,

D.

FMS | FibroArt Monday

Fibromyalgia by AstralDreamer on deviantART: Click to visit the artist’s page.