It explains everything that goes on in my head and body because of my ADHD
Where to start
Where to start? Make a list. Where did I put my colored pens? That’s a lot of starting points! This is how it looks in my head. I need to get dressed.
This stance is my beautiful daughter’s way of holding in all the chaos in her brain so she can keep her impulses at bay.
Tupac on math homework
Instead of taking ADHD medications, my teachers allowed me to doodle. This is one of my mom’s favorite pictures that she found on my math homework.
This represents how it feels being a woman with hyperactive and “unusual” tendencies from ADHD. I’ve really had to work hard to like myself again
The image attached is a short poem I wrote about ADHD, in my experience.
Self-Portrait in Orange
The ADHD letters are easy to miss if you’re distracted by cool pose. Sometimes, you only see ADHD symptoms if you know how to look for them.
ADHD, but make it pop art
Initially inspired by phrenology, it turned into the multiple ideas, visions, passions, interests etc that having ADHD presents.
My 6 year old’s self portrait. Medication bottle in one hand and pill in the other. She was just diagnosed with adhd and is processing through art.
My OC Distractaria
This is my OC Distractaria
I made it based on my adhd!
She has the power to distract anyone, and we’ll she distracts people she is also distract
My ADHD son some times paints and it usually just stripes of colors. This time I made him stop to admire his own art and he came back with MORE!
The quote “The soul would have no rainbow, if the eyes had no tears” is how I feel with living with ADHD. I drew this age 11 before my diagnosis.
- Positive fun
Positive imagination! Health and safety. Mind never stops.
Drift, a #PsycheGremlin
Drift is the gremlin with a whirlwind attention span… One of my self-care cartoons that, since my recent diagnosis, makes much more sense to me!
Tangled up by all the thoughts spinning in your head. It’s like fighting with yourself, you can’t decide because you want it to be both ways.
Blaire Postman: Struggling Chartist
It’s a picture used for my solo comedic ADHD show meant to encapsulate both the great abilities ADHDers have, and some of the challenges we manage.
My experience of coming to terms with my ADHD during lockdown. watercolour on paper, A3.
My Inner Strength
I took this photo of myself practicing ballet. I chose this image because I look sad which shows my struggles, but I am also strong and creative too.
- Inside My Head
In this image I try to visualize what’s going on in my head by capturing my creativity while also representing the feeling of alienation.
- Pink UnicornThis is an acrylic painting I made for my daughter this summer 2020. I am diagnosed with ADHD, MDD and GAD.
- Candle in the Wind
My ADHD means that I hyperfocused on this digital painting for 24-26 hours (give or take); because that’s the only way I could make sure I finished.
- The Heart and Brain of ADHDHi, my name is Gabriel and I am an 8 year old with ADHD. My picture that I drew is my heart and brain with ADHD.
- my ADHD brain
My brain is very special because I am also gifted, in my way.
I love doodling and I made this for a Noel Fielding art challenge in lockdown.
- The Tall Green Tree
I am four years old. This story is about the seasons changing and my learning how to control myself being bored. So I attempted to draw and color.
My ADHD senses
I’m trying to illustrate how my ADHD feels for me and what I imagine it looks like. I often find it easier to communicate my feelings through art.
My minds a mess, squirrel moments often, always in the clouds, and full of crazy ideals. My awareness.
- Too many tabs open
my ADHD brain often had to many tabs open!
- I am 5
This artwork is a portrait of my son aged 5 when we were going through diagnosis and the drama we dealt with at pre-school then starting school.
My world is intensely colorful and ever-changing. Sometimes the chaos ignites a spark, which grows into a flame and brings some light into this world.
- Lost in Chaos
I have had ADHD my whole life. Not Diagnosed Till age 25. I am now 45 this drawing was when I medicated I am now back on Dexamphetamine
- Try Different
I would fail to manage my symptoms – regardless of “how hard I tried”. New approaches and self awareness have made a HUGE difference for me.
ADHD Awareness Month Cookies
My husband got diagnosed with ADHD three weeks ago. I found out October is ADHD awareness month and wanted him to know that I support him!
Beyond the Fog
To go beyond the fog of one’s own mind into clarity is a rare occurrence, but once there, the beauty found is nothing short of remarkable.
A piece I made while in a state of flow, or hyper-focus, capturing my essence of mind during a hyperactive spell.
Think Outside the Box
When measured up to Neurotypical standards, the beauty that exists outside the box for many with ADHD can sometimes be missed and underappreciated.
When you can’t pick a color or a subject… paint anyway
I try to put my life into words… An empty attempt to organize my thoughts and daily Todos.
This is that
Michelle A Passey
Pen doodle in a watercolor tray
I made this at school because bored, mild vandalism. It symbolizes the overwhelming responsibilities of life clouding around me while I’m tranquil.
Embrace your gifts!!
I have lived with ADHD my whole life. It has presented some challenges, but I made it through. Love and embrace the gifts that ADHD has given you!!
This is an acrylic painting of mine. Painting is something I discovered as an adult. I never knew I could do it. Its the greatest escape I know of.
My Escaping thoughts
I made this collage trying to represent how I always feel like my thoughts are escaping of my head, also feeling súper héroe with my diagnosis.
Dancing through ADHD
This photo is about persistence, strength and becoming confidant with myself, regardless of any obstacles I have with ADHD.
The Struggle is Real
I created this awareness logo in an attempt to showcase a little bit of what having ADHD feels like.
Beauty of the Deep
Hi painting and drawing are the things that I love to do and I express myself through art. I was diagnosed with ADHD at 5 years and 7 mos.
Ram Antonio Rubinos
One of my many ADHD super powers
My adhd gives me spiderman powers.😊🕸
JPs super powers
ADHD is a gift!!
It took a while to understand that my adhd was a gift. We have great qualities like creativity & enthusiasm. ADHD is a gift that makes us special.
My trees grew out of high school boredom and blossomed into art, one tiny dot at a time. Harnessing my extra energy, I created something beautiful.
Please get to know the difference
Please get to know the difference between neurological driven behaviour and naughty behaviour.
- Head In The Clouds
I took this virtual portrait in Second Life and edited it in Photoshop. I wanted to express the brain fog I feel with ADHD. Signed with my Avatar name
Flow, Meditate, Find Inner Peace
This is a form of meditative practice that I and my clients explore in our sessions on well-being
ADHD and Me
This photo was a way of displaying ADHD and how my mind works. Made with Lego.
Beautifully Broken with Painful Purpose
Tina Y Washington
ADHD and other “Gifts”
This is a relief carving out of Linoleum. Then, I make a limited number of hand printed copies. I am a printmaker and I have ADHD.
Nadiyah Najah Rodgers
Katie’s Kaleidoscope Tinted World
My image hopefully portrays my ADHD busy brain. This is a reflection of how many thoughts my head is full of and how hard it is to pick one out to concrete one on at a time.
Working with what I was given.
I am a nurse with ADHD. Bed side nursing didn’t work for my brain. I still had a passion to help others so I built this float using PILL BOTTLES. Work with what you were given
The human brain “my brain mom”
This is a picture my 10yr old daughter drew over the weekend. She handed it to me and said “Mom, this is how my brain works”! She has an absolutely beautiful mind!
ADHD Is my StrengthThroughout my life I have viewed ADHD as my strength in life. So I got the awareness ribbon on my bicep to symbolize that.
A glimpse inside
Ive been dealing with ADHD for my entire life. Many people dont understand it or make light of it. This is “A Glimpse inside my mind”. Chaos, frustration & Beauty
The experience of ADHD in the classroom
What the student hears from well-meaning educators and parents, what the student manages internally, all while sitting in math class. ADHD is not a problem of intelligence.
Cindy Goldrich, Ed.M., ADHD-CCSP
This snapshot was taken at my client’s office. Just when he went to washroom, i found myself bored. While looking around I observed this & I grabbed the opportunity to click
ADHD Is my Strength
Developed for my Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/janeson59 – An empath living with ADD, OCD, CPTSD, and… Look! A kitty!