PRESENTED BY RTD. PROF. LATHA PREM SAKHYA
( PAINTER , POET AND GREEN WOMAN)
GIA 5 (God' s gracious gift)
By Rtd. Prof. Latha Prem Sakhya
Happened because of God's will and mercy towards me. Without any fanfare, with my family, neighbours and friends I celebrated myself by displaying my long passion for painting. Along with my frames there were a few done by my husband, daughter and grandsons.
We had invited only our immediate neighbours and friends but were surprised by a good number. More than 150 people visited the one day exhibition and they were mostly women and children. The pride and joy I saw reflected in their faces made the day for me and the way they applauded me was worth the arduous labour behind it. My husband and daughter toiled day and night along with me to fix up the show. The surprise visit of my youngest brother and wife was a great support. I had also garnered the blessings of all the old people I loved and admired and couldn’t come because of age related problems and I sensed the grace of their blessings throughout the day. The blessings and prayers I received from my mother and Prof. K. I Jacob Sir, the Founder Principal of the college where I had worked were real moral boosters.
There were different types of painting :
Chinese style painting
Oil Art works on pots
Stencil art on pot
Yes it was a learning experience for those interested.Most of them were interested in the stories behind each painting. A fun time for those who needed an outing . Above all a get together for everyone after almost 2 and a half years of confined life. A loosening up. And they thanked for that too.
And a great learning experience for me, as lot of constructive criticisms, suggestions and ideas came up from different angles, blue prints for future exhibitions, above all love and warmth and demand for prints which I never expected and so didn’t put up for sale, really boosted me. I feel happy I did it without much expense and provided an entertainment for all those around me. Really grateful to my God who sustains me.