The Many Faces of Me

Sometimes, images capture words better than words capture ideas. I threw this together this afternoon, and thought it grasped some of my many facets pretty well. And yes, by the way, it is me in the pictures. This is only a semi-anonymous blog, after all! I’ve put the images in the ascending order from least to most important. So yeah, I’m someone with a mental illness, but more importantly, I have many interests; more importantly again, I’m characterised by many things; and most importantly, I am many things.

I hope you like these.

22 comments on “The Many Faces of Me

    • Thank you san, but I have to own up – they’re my work, yes, but through a nifty little application I have. I wish I had the skills to do something like this in GIMP or Photoshop, but unfortunately I have to resort to cheating πŸ˜‰


  1. I get this, I’m many different me’s (if that makes sense??) and though they’re all *me* the mentalist face can eclipse my other faces.

    For the record, I love all your faces m’dear.


    • Aww, thank you lovely πŸ™‚ I totally get having many different ‘mes’ – one example I always have is that when I meet someone, and they later find out that I have mental health problems, they’re always astonished. Apparently I always seem so lively and ‘affable’. I suppose we all put out different faces to the world.

      Love ya ❀ x

        • There’s a particular group I’m really bad around: my partner’s primary school chums. They’re a bit mad (in the non-clinical sense), and I suppose I counter that with an unconscious reaction; it’s certainly hypomanic, and arguably like full-blown mania. I simply can’t stop myself from racing at them at the speed of light with endless spiels of crap. I’m animated and enthused in my presentation, even if not in my mind. I’m loud, I throw my arms around like an idiot in gesture, I connect things that are not related…you know the drill.

          I analyse it afterwards and think I’ve been arrogant and obnoxious, but they seem to think the opposite..!

          What I don’t understand is why it’s them specifically. Although on a group level they’re the maddest I know, there are certainly other individuals I know who are not entirely grounded!

          Bah, this manic depression thing is frustrating.

    • That’s a good point, Alice – I hadn’t actually thought of it! Yay πŸ™‚ I’m working on the novel today but hope to get posting some stuff here properly soon πŸ™‚


      • I’m so glad you’re getting some writing time in for the novel πŸ™‚ x

        p.s. Thanks for your comment, it made me smile πŸ™‚ hugs x

  2. Viv this was spectacular! I can’t believe how awesomely you put this together (well actually I can you’re freaking talented). Is it weird that seeing your face was quite special for me? I don’t know, it just was and you’re brilliant and gorgeous and definitely all of the wonderful words you used that make up Viv.

    • Aww, thank you so much CI – but as you can see in my reply to san, I kind of cheated πŸ˜‰

      And no, I don’t think it’s weird at all, though I am flattered πŸ™‚ I remember first seeing / meeting some people I knew online and was really thrilled that they trusted me enough to let them see the ‘real’ them, so I do totally get that.

      But really, you’re too kind! I’m very grateful for your loveliness and support though πŸ™‚



    • I agree with Cimmerianink, its _really_ special to see your face which yes is gorgeous! I feel so glad to be here, thank you for trusting me, I can’t wait to read all your thoughts on different issues.

      Take care Vivid

      Best wishes

              • Ha ha only teasing:) Another subject was Things To Do Before I’m 40 but there are sooooooooooooo (tooooooooo) many of them out there already and anyway I’m in denial about that number. Noone would want to read my thoughts, I don’t even think I’d want to read my own. I’ll stick to making repellent, fake, modern art-if Damien Hirst can do it, so can I. ;Hope he doesn’t read your blog)Seriously tho, I was speaking to a “real artist” the other day & she was encouraging me to go for it. Its just a confidence thing.

              • She’s right – what have you got to lose? I’m not an arty person, but even I ‘get’ something from creating images – catharsis, mainly, I think (probably because most of it’s mental-related). Plus it’s great to have something to focus on, and I’m sure you have the talent.

                Coincidentally, I set up a ‘things to do before I’m 30’ blog about a year ago. I will be 30 in 18 months. There are no entries in said blog, and I doubt there ever will be πŸ˜‰ So I empathise entirely with that!


  3. Vivid:

    It is an honor to be here on the next step of your journey, and it is also an honor to have been able to see your face for the first time. I very much look forward to following this chapter of your life–judging by your engaging and insightful prose elsewhere, I have absolutely no doubt that it is going to be a fascinating ride =]

    Take care for now, and thank you for trusting me enough to allow me to follow you onwards.

    Robert =]

    • Thank you sir! And the honour is mine – thank you for continuing to read my nonsense, and I look forward to all your future comments!


      Viv x

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