4th March 2022 Ms Lillian Goh
Hello everyone. I wish to introduce my good friend Lillian Chong. I met Lillian more than two decades ago. She lives in Malacca, a beautiful small state in West Malaysia. It is known for being a popular tourist destination with many historical places. Malacca is closely associated with the Peranakans. Below is Lillian’s story.
“I began painting this picture a month ago. I had bought these pieces in December but didn’t feel like painting. My dear friend from Kuching inspired me to paint. You see, every Friday, she will send me her picture with an inspirational message. She sends me a painting every Friday. During my school days, we did some artwork. So it was with great apprehension that I embarked on this adventure. 😊😊 it is indeed an adventure. These pieces come with numbers, and all you need to do is put the colours in that space. Easy right?
Sometimes, we venture into the unknown because of changes in our lives. I was feeling down, sad and depressed due to some personal issues. Hence, I thought painting would help me. But I could not find that inspiration. Now I fully understand why artists need inspiration😊. Nothing could bring back my zeal for painting, drawing or even doing art and craft stuff. But I could not just sit and cry! I have to pick myself up. Be happy!
That’s when I decided to start with simple, small steps. Start with paint by numbers, and hopefully, I will get through the days. I have progressed from my first set to now my fifth set. Painting has eased my heartache. I don’t feel as lonely as before and find my zest to live has returned😊. I can now do all the things that I neglected. Painting saved my lif😊. I feel a certain peace within me and can move on with my life.
Thank you, Beena, for being my catalyst!”