Friday, December 30, 2011

Marathon with lots of ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤

Hello there! Life been easy compares than many other days before...nothing make me happy than looking at completed task, work done:)...and to have a clean slate is what I desperately need for 2012. It was just another many other year before... new chapter, new book but I hope I could plan everything accordingly for 2012.

I've spent my week finish up Our Adventure Book for Azlea and Jo, which I had delivered yesterday..yeayyyyy. I love doing these books, looking at the purpose the book are made, which will be filled up with life journey, important moments and love, just make me extremely happy, being an important part of people life:)

detail of coptic binding 
front & back
book for Anaz & Azwa
more detail 
book for Ali & Jo from UK
delivery time:) yeaaaaayyyy..I am done

And Nirwana photo album...getting there with almost 95% done. 

I had pleasant time reading novel, watching a hilarious comedy movie "Jack & Jill... don't you think Adam Sandler awesome??? Good laughing are what I really need at this moment...

My list of new resolution was just half way done...some bring forwards from year before and some new list but hanging there in my mind for quite sometime and some simple thing but I always take it for granted all this while like taking care of myself better and drink more water.

Going back to kampung for new year.... will have a family gathering..yeaaayyy

Here I would like to wish all of you "happy new year" may our new 2012 chapter will fill with all good things...Amin ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ ❤ //syam

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Christmas Break:)

Favourite place in Melaka; Jonker Street
While waiting for the boat...
Top: Arissa & Mural at Jonker Walk.
Cruising through Melaka river. I love all the mural by the river side,
it was such a nice scene but pity I dun have clear photo of it:(
family time
Photo session time
Mural at Orang Utan, by Charles Cham 

Making a vintage look by putting tedious detail like cutting
the border by using special scissor one by one...
Hectic process but so worth by looking at the end result:)
finishing of Nirwana's photo album
Yeaaaaayyyy I've done all the 3 books... Glueing time...
and get ready to deliver tomorrow...

Hello There:)

I've been away for few days... time to spend time with family. Last two weeks been such a tough and sad moment to me...Relative of mine at age of 44 passed away caused of cancer, Al Fatihah... Really really sad moment...

Visiting my parent was like a cure to I wish I can visit them as frequent as I can and these are my new resolution for next year "to visit mak&abah as frequent as I could"

Before that I went to Gleaneagles to visit neighbour that just had breast cancer operation and also Kak Miah's husband that admitted at Gleaneagles, also for cancer. Pretty traumatized for what had happened by looking at many number of peoples around me had cancer as if it was such a common sickness nowadays.

On my way back to KL, I got to know Kak Miah Husband condition becoming worst and was really in bad shape, critical... and got the phone call the next morning, he passed away... Oh Tuhan dari dia kita datang dan kepada dia jua kita kembali...

Looking at lifestyle, food that we consume, depression and stress, environment; anyone have the risk of having it. And I've been thinking of this a lot lately.

Cancer is a class of diseases characterized by out-of-control cell growth. There are over 100 different types of cancer, and each is classified by the type of cell that is initially affected.

Cancer harms the body when damaged cells divide uncontrollably to form lumps or masses of tissue called tumors (except in the case of leukemia where cancer prohibits normal blood function by abnormal cell division in the blood stream). Tumors can grow and interfere with the digestive, nervous, and circulatory systems, and they can release hormones that alter body function. Tumors that stay in one spot and demonstrate limited growth are generally considered to be benign.

More dangerous, or malignant, tumors form when two things occur:

  1. a cancerous cell manages to move throughout the body using the blood or lymph systems, destroying healthy tissue in a process called invasion
  2. that cell manages to divide and grow, making new blood vessels to feed itself in a process called angiogenesis.
When a tumor successfully spreads to other parts of the body and grows, invading and destroying other healthy tissues, it is said to have metastasized. This process itself is called metastasis, and the result is a serious condition that is very difficult to treat.

 What causes cancer?Cancer is ultimately the result of cells that uncontrollably grow and do not die. Normal cells in the body follow an orderly path of growth, division, and death. Programmed cell death is called apoptosis, and when this process breaks down, cancer begins to form. Unlike regular cells, cancer cells do not experience programmatic death and instead continue to grow and divide. This leads to a mass of abnormal cells that grows out of control.

I am not sure if it is too late to take care of myself...but that will be my 2nd resolution for next year "take care of myself, health especially".... and I  know I am not treat myself properly all this while...phewww ///syam

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Custom Order Progress

This is how I spend my Christmas break...Final touch before hand it over to client next week.

many more still need to be done...:) but at least it is almost there...
binding, cutting the photo, silkscreen & pasting... 
Just 4 more steps. Will share more photos with you next week:) 

Custom order for Anaz & Azwa 
Custom order for Ali & Jo
............and I am having so much fun making each of it:)

Hanging Mobile Gajah

Hello all...How are you today. Christmas just around the corner...How was preparation for this special day? here I would like to wish all friends that celebrating Christmas a joyful Christmas day.... For anyone that travel do drive safe ya:)

Pictures of Gajah's hanging mobile I've created for Michelle to her friend newly born to be hang on the baby crib... Hope she likes it:)

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Batik Kuda

This is progress job I made for Michelle, client I met in Art for Grab. She has requested 2 things which is batik Kuda and Elephant hanging mobile for a baby crib. These are to be sent to her oversea friend for their newly born.

I've completed 4 Kudas for her to choose one. And Elephant Hanging mobile on its way:)

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Hello there:)

What I am up to lately?... not much just need to finish up job that supposedly to be completed before new year. Shopping for my kids for their new school session. I am getting more orders from UK and Malaysia..for the Our Adventure Book.... yeaaayyy. And progress for Nirwana photo album... and soft toys too. Enough to keep me busy.

my sweetheart; Arissa & Syamil

Witty Arissa 
My Living GPS

Nirwana photo album in the making 
I love the purple suede
Batik Kuda in progress
I am hoping to start 2012 with no pending job in hand and totally new slate:)

Delicious Christmas Catalogue

Delicious Christmas Catalogue I've designed recently:)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

If you want change, you have to make it.
If we want progress we have to drive it.

Susan Rice

Monday, December 19, 2011

Quote of the Day

Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go... And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over ~ Gloria Naylor

Coptic Binding Book

Sunday, December 18, 2011

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 12

I had a wonderful day yesterday meet up with wonderful people from different background.  It was so fun and I hope they felt the same way as mine. I had two slot in the morning which was Kettle Stitch Binding & afternoon Coptic Binding.

Sharon, Melody, Mira, me,Alison, Susian, Lixia & Pei Yee

Top: Asma, Nisah, me & Miyyah
Bottom: Ruzana & CY

Shazwani & Naziah

Me & Natalia

Still consider large number of student compare to my previous workshop even though 7 people made last minute cancellation. Looking forward for many more workshop on the future:)

Thanks to Emi & Pei Yee for being such a darling helping me out during the workshop...thank you, thank you, thank you:) //syam

Friday, December 16, 2011

Oh Tuhan

Oh Tuhan
Aku hanya mampu melihat, tak mampu berbuat apa2, 
sekadar doa..
Sekiranya ini yang ditakdirkan di hari-hari terakhir ini 
semoga dipermudahkan segalanya,
minta dikurang kesakitan... 
dilepaskan bebanan penderitaan

Dari Dia kita datang dan kepada Dia juga kita kembali
Sesungguhnya kehidupan rapuh ini hanyalah sekadar pinjaman.



22/12/11 Dari Dia kita datang, dan kepada Dia jua kita kembali. RIP Haleed:(
Al Fatihah

Monday, December 12, 2011

I am in the mood of "Talking to the Moon"

Hi there.... do not ask me why the title of my post sounded like I am in the gloomy mood:) I couldn't explain of the inner state I felt at this moment due to hormone that been upside down lately..ha ha

Hey what a great 2 days at Art for Grabs. It's been a while since I do bazaar and participating in AFG like a break, breathing space that I extremely need, after the hard work this 2 months...And I have met many wonderful people that gave an encouragement, compliment for my humble products I produced. Thank you so much I can't thank enough...and fellow crafter that being such a wonderful company and friends that drop by to give know who you are... and YES this is such a worth break after all.

House a bit chaotic at this moment with minor renovation on the roof and ceiling, so I am being very patient with the state of messiness at home and I am so glad that having the workshop at different place is the wise decision after all.

I can't wait to meet my new students for this Saturday workshop.. and I apologise to have turn down a few applications. I am sure there are many more workshops, next year...

Look at how fast time has flies... and time for us to make a new resolution about you? Are you making one too?

take care as always//syam

When I was younger I thought success was something different. I thought, " When I grow up, I want to be famous. I want to be a star. I want to be in movies. When I grow up I want to see the world, drive nice cars. I want to have groupies." But my idea of success is different today. For me, the most important thing in your life is to live your life with integrity and not to give into peer pressure, to try to be something that you're not. To live your life as an honest and compassionate person. To contribute in some way Ellen DeGeneres

Friday, December 09, 2011

Children Workshop at Galeri Petronas, 8 Dec 2011

My second and last session teaching an Art Escape Programme at Petronas Gallery. I had a fun time teaching all this adorable kid a basic technique of silkscreen printing...22 kids attended a workshop...I like when one kid said I like to get my hand dirty...

They are totally a different type of generation..2 of them even chose flame as their subject matter...and a dragon, because she inspired of Harry Potter. While during my time I will choose flower or house. Our exposure and the way we been brought up was so different and contrast.

But kids will always be kids they are fascinated learning a new stuff...I definitely will miss them:)