Val Resh

THE OFFICIAL SITE COPYRIGHT (c) RESHMA VALLIAPPAN. 2017 ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. DMAE.

WHO AM I?

Does it really matter Who I am?

Does it really matter Who I may become?

Does it really matter Who You are?

In fact, I think it matters not to any of the above.

I think I can be you at times, and you can be me at times.

What matters is how we choose to show it and if we decide to show it.

One of the many reasons I refused to share my creative work was because of many other reasons that stopped me choosing to do so.

Sometimes I felt no one would really get me.

Sometimes I felt what is the point, no one’s going to buy anything and I’m still stuck at paying my bills.

Sometimes I felt that why must I share? It’s my work…all mine…and only mine (like Gollum from The Lord of The Rings)

But then, after a couple of years of forcing myself to be a part of a social networking site, I realized that even if I was struggling to pay my bills and all I had were complements about my work and no buyer, these honest appreciations kept me alive. Kept my art alive. Even if I withdrew from socializing and often deactivated myself from the rest of the world, I was still painting. Still drawing…still creating…every stroke brought in a different appreciation, a different perception, a different share…and it still keeps me going.

 

Most of my art work have been created at different periods in my life. Some of these works exist and some do not, while some continue existing. You may notice differences in all my styles. This is why I work for DMAE, that is: ‘Depends On My Alter Ego’. I would not go much into the psycho-babble of that term. I’d rather leave it for my doctor and therapist and those within the system to think about it.

What I do know is; at different points in my life, I am a different person. And this different person creates what she or he has to create to deal with that particular trauma or experience. We all have different hats and masks. Mine might be a bit more exaggerated and thus becomes a disorder. Who does not experience the same?…yet with certain differences.

So this is how my art evolves into being what it is. Sometimes abstract, sometimes graphic, sometimes a cartoon, sometimes a mixture of all…quite like our varied human emotions, thoughts and experiences which constantly changes every nanosecond.

…by the end of this sentence I already am a different person.

“in her spare time, the artist is a well-integrated schizophrenic ghost who also dances the tandav in thunderstorms and occasionally rides lightning bolts with Thor…” – by a friend

 

SO WELCOME TO VAL’S OFFICIAL WEBSITE!

To make it user-friendly, you will observe the buttons on the left bar that upon clicking shall take you to another post or blog.

BIO – A little about Val. From ‘What I am’ now changed to ‘Who I am’.

BOOK – Val’s first autobiography and redirects to TheSchizophrenist.com . A one stop for all her published works.

THE ARTIST’S GALLERY. – Val’s art work also redirects to another blog.

MOVIE – A story of Val’s recovery and her very own source of creativity, redirects to http://www.theschizophrenist.com

NEWS: Some of Val’s article, written by her or by others.

FAQ’s – Frequently Asked Questions that I would have already answered. I tend to repeat myself very often, thus I can’t promise the same answer to the same question – and my mind changes itself pretty often too.

CONTACT: Get in touch with Val.

15 comments on “WHO AM I?

  1. bijay timalshina
    April 14, 2015

    i like your work and words and what they speak of at least to some degrees i can understand….

  2. Sparky
    March 24, 2015

    Fallen, yet to stand.
    This is how i can describe myself.
    I suffer from Bipolar Disorder since past 10 years and at one time thought of writing a book. I am glad you actually did that. I am inspired by your efforts. Looking forward to more inspiration.

    • VAL RESH
      March 25, 2015

      Thank you Sparky!
      We are all standing. Sometimes we need a long break and a fall means ‘lie down and rest’. 🙂
      Stay in touch and all the best with your writing.

  3. Mayank Shekhar
    March 11, 2015

    Val done! Sorry for the pun but I thought I owe you the fun. My younger brother and one of my friend are in same boat as yours; so have lived with the sensibilities that you talk about so eloquently. I heartily congratulate you on your ‘daily’ conquests and courage to share this with the world where anything ‘different’ can be termed as a ‘disorder’. As you said – “We all have different hats and masks. Mine might be a bit more exaggerated and thus becomes a disorder. Who does not experience the same?…yet with certain differences.”

    Neither I am true, nor them
    Only truth is the struggle within!

    Love and Regards,
    Mayank

    • VAL RESH
      March 18, 2015

      Thank you Mayank and love the pun!

  4. ANDREA
    January 7, 2015

    Hi!!! this is about my brother he has been diagnosed wit schizophernia. He has recovered to quite an extent but he does not motivate himself to do anything. He is on medication and has put on a lot of weight due side effects. He continues to sit in his dark room which is closed, though there has been improvement the motivation factor is completely missing. We want you to help us to know how to motivate him n get him out of his dark room, coz ri8 now he is not evn listening to take up a job or go to a gym. I WOULD REQUEST YOU TO PLZ REPLY TO US WE REQUIRE YOUR HELP. MY BROTHER SUFFERS SIMILIAR PROBLEM LIKE YOURS. !!!!

  5. angliceyez
    September 6, 2014

    “A creative mind keeps the mind in motion”

  6. Kanad
    July 12, 2014

    Keep on Painting…I like the Awakening…

    • VAL RESH
      July 18, 2014

      Thank u Kanad. I’m glad the paintings are connecting to others.

  7. Sam savio
    July 9, 2014

    Plz send me a friend request or call me plz i am totally disturbed

    • VAL RESH
      July 10, 2014

      Hi Sam. I don’t know anything about you or your contact. Could you please email me instead?
      Take care. Peace & Colour.

  8. Vidyashree
    June 17, 2013

    Sounds like a unique and a very interesting initiative. Thumbs up! Waiting for my mail art now.

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