I am a artist, I am a woman, I am a hard worker, I am a wife, I am a 90’s baby, I am happy most the time. I have Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia, and so I deal with a lot of pain.

After crazy years of figuring out how to live with Atypical Trigeminal Neuralgia. (Don’t feel bad if you have never heard of it, most people have not. You can learn more in my “About” pages.) I want to do something positive with it. I have a debilitating invisible illness. I want it to be seen. I want to raise awareness of this disease nicknamed the Suicide Disease in the years before treatment was possible. I want to heal mentally and emotionally from this terrible year of sleeplessness and pain.

I want my pain to mean something, at least to me.

So I have decided to “paint it out.” Because I am lucky enough to be able to touch my face without increasing my pain, I will paint my face when I feel pain, where I feel pain. Each time I will reclaim my face by turning the aching, crushing pain into beauty and color.

Welcome to any readers who may choose to follow my project, I hope you enjoy my work.