SSL: I'm Shan Sham Lim and and I am an artist through and through. I’m in my element when I’m sketching, painting, designing, weaving or doing anything creative. I enjoy travelling, learning the arts and crafts of other cultures, and widening my perspective of the world.
Every artist has their own creative process, how would you describe yours?
SSL: My creative process stems from spontaneity. I begin each work with a motif and layer more shapes and colours until I reach an overall balance and harmony. It is in this harmony of all the elements in my work that I feel a sense of freedom and relief.
SSL: I’m inspired by the year’s end on the horizon. I’m glad to be done with the roller coaster that was 2020 and hopeful that we’re entering the next chapter with a newfound wisdom. I have a list of goals to achieve and dreams to manifest and I’m inspired on a daily basis to take small steps towards them.
SSL: The end of 2020 is especially self-reflective for me. One of the important lessons I have learnt is that validation has to come from within myself, a place that is absolutely genuine and honest.
It is an incredibly peaceful place that allows me to create with absolute freedom and joy without the fear of making mistakes, failing or dreaming big. It is also a fort that protects me from my own ego or constant search for validation externally. That is what I am now working towards, an honest self-acceptance.
SSL: I love listening to gentle music whilst creating.
- O by Coldplay
- Of Life and Death by Nicki Wells
- The Dangling Conversation by Simon & Garfunkel
Outfits on Shan Shan Lim:
The Chiller Knot Skirt (in Red Botanica): shop here
The Homegirl Set (in Sand): shop here
The Kickback Slacks (in Khaki): shop here
The Cream Of The Crop Striped Tee (in Olive): shop here