Thursday, July 28, 2011

Japanese & English Fever

I love my new fabric collection: Japanese & English Fever. 
Available on my coming Bazaar: RM98, A4 size, Kettle Stich Binding.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

New Painting....

Colour scheme of my new painting seems vibrant and warm this time. A lot more to touch up so stay tune. I will put one of this at Kiwanis Charity Corner. Havent decided which one yet. How I wish I could produce more...phewww I am running out of time...but TAKE IT EASY as the painting says:)

When we do the best that we can, we never know what miracle is wrought in our life, or in the life of another.Helen Keller

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Pasar BazaaaA, Filmmakers Anonymous

Saturday, July 30 · 1:00pm - 8:00pm

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Level G2-01, Block A5, Dutamas 1 Jalan Dutamas 1, Off Jalan Duta
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

ForFilmmakers Anonymous

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In conjunction with Filmmakers Anonymous' (FA) 5th Birthday Bash, Filmmakers Anonymous are organizing an arts&crafts&other stuff market - "Pasar BazaaaA".

Come shop for awesome handmade & original items - also a chance to make your own mini sized canvas arts, tshirts, & tote bags! We also have NGO booths, organic products, vintage clothes, bags, accessories, delish desserts,etc.

It's gonna be a day filled with fun, games, and laughter. :) Bring your friends, family, grandparents, neighbors, coworkers to the party! *cue confetti*

Check me, Lina, Gigi, & Emi Kaz at Pasar BazaaaA, Filmmakers Anonymous:)

Book Binding Workshop 10 > 25 July 2011 dan lain-lain:)

I had a great time yesterday. Old friend of mine Tips sent her 3 kids to Little Syam Book Binding workshop. We had a marathon schedule right from 10am till 12am at night:) I am glad I had separated them from workshop 09. They need a different module and approach. I managed to teach them 3 methods; asanoha toji, simple PU leather notebook and kettle stitch binding. In between we went for a short field trip shopping for material supplies, lunch break and an evening end up went for a swim at Renaissance Hotel and supper at Shazana Cafe, Kg Bahru. Pheeeeww... what a wonderful and tight day.
Top: Khaliesah and Kabir
Bottom: Tips & Dalilah
And yeaayyyyyy I made my first sell at Etsy for my Owl hanging mobile big - my first buyer: Joy Kelly from United Kingdom... soooo happy:)

I only have 4 days left before Film Maker Bazaar (SAT) & Kiwanis Mini Charity Bazaar (SUN). I hope I could manage to produce some silkscreen painting by then.
Silkscreen mould on progress.

Here I would like to share beautiful book, Pi Chuey creations - 5 of them altogether price from RM25 to RM40. Grab or prebook any of them or you could come on the day of event itself.

beautiful detail of Pi Chuey creations:)
3 Top Books: RM25
Brown Paisley book: RM35
Chrochet: RM 40

I definitely going to have a busy day today..wish you have a wonderful week.


Sunday, July 24, 2011

Quote of the Day:)

Art suffers the moment other people start paying for it. The more you need the money, the more people will tell you what to do. The less control you will have. The more bullshit you will have to swallow. The less joy it will bring. Know this and plan accordingly.Hugh Macleod

Hello There:) Happy Sunday...

Been very-very-very-very busy lately, but having a workshop is always something that I look forwards to. I met many wonderful people, sharing the same passion, be able to passing the skill..and out of it I make friend with all of them. 5 students attended my LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 9:
beautiful creation of Samantha, Shirl & Adrina
Top left: Me, Shirl & Samantha
Bottom: Kelly, Adrina & Jenny
Kelly, Jenny & Shirl

Enjoy the photo taken from the workshop:) Gonna have another workshop tomorrow, teaching 3 kids and I have compress the lesson to be much simpler to cater for only one day. I hope they will enjoy making books:)

On top of this I am also looking forwards for another 2 bazaar; 
  • 30 JULY/SAT/12pm-8pm - Pasar BazaaaAA, White Box MAP KL, Solaris Dutamas
  • 31 July/Sunday/ 9am-6pm - KIWANIS Charity Mini Bazaar, LBS Hall, Sjk(C) Sg Way, Jln SS9A/1, Seri Setia, PJ 
I am not sure what to expect, but to explore in different type of bazaar than what I am normally do and the caused behind it, is what excites me the most. I had a wonderful support from students and friend that kind and generous enough to donate their wonderful creation; which every value of the item sold will be donated directly to Kiwanis. Pi Chuey, Lei Ching, Hu Yuen, Ilyana, have passed me their creation, will capture picture of those real soon. You can prebook if you interested to purchase before day of event and I will post it to you for FREE. So stay tune for this:)
Amugurumi by Hui Yuen RM50 each
Book by Lei Ching & IlyanaRM35 each
"captured this yesterday, I have another 4 beautiful book from Pi Chuey.
So stay tune for more photos tomorrow"
I am looking forwards to be introduced to one potential client this Friday. Nothing related to craft but I am going to presenting my graphic design portfolio. Most of client I have now was based on recommendation and reputation. But I am open for any opportunity especially an exciting project and client like this. If the project meant to me I might ride another adventurous journey & new learning curve:) Phewwwwww, I am having an adrenaline rush; full of excitement. Wish me every luck:)//syam

Friday, July 22, 2011

Design Proposal - Lecture Series

The Sime Darby Lecture Series brings forward prominent experts in the field of economics, society and environment. Sime Darby aims to create a learning avenue with the Lecture Series to enforce our commitment towards sustainability for the future.
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A very interesting deco proposal for big event  - Lecture Series organised by Sime Darby at Sime Darby Convention Centre. I felt proud to be part of it. Job managed by Safinaz from Maya Puri was successfully executed and the energy that have been channel for this project was worth doing when client was happy with the outcome. The visual was an overnight job with not much changes.

The topic for this year Lecture Series was about terrorism and these topic need to be translated into a deco. Using recycled, reclaimed wood as a concept, the decor are represented to complement an overall discussion topic in humble symbolic way.

It was turn out close to visual I've proposed with changes here and there with also combination of heads everyone involved; Mayapuri, Lina, AsiaPromote & Sime Darby.

I am excited with this job because of the thinking involved and it was not the typical normal esthetic decor. Here some photos to share. ENJOY:)

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Quote of the Day:)

Creative Muse > 17 July Sunday

I was participated in Creative Muse the next day after Urbanscapes. I am so blessed having many students and friends that came to support the event and all other crafter. Creative Muse is an event held at The Weld organised by Cut Out Magazine team. Check this event that was held once a month, they are different from other art bazaar by having programme & performance during the event.
Top left: Lina & Vivian. Top right: Thanks Kak Norzie for coming:)
Bottom left: HuiYuen & Emi playing batu seremban. Bottom right:  Meet the artist session
Top: Effa in the house
bottom: Kelly, CY and Nolan
Baby Sophea...geeeeraaaammm, Jaszmyn's daughter
Thanks to both Eu Geen & Hui Ling. They always there to support our creative scene:)
bottom: Yummy soap

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Plushies Hanging Mobile listed for Etsy

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Quote of the Day:)

Urbanscapes 2011

I had a wonderful time at Urbanscapes...the crowd were overwhelming just like what I've been imagined and YES I am talking none stop LOL. I've met many wonderful people. Thanks for puchasing LittleSyam products:)
Lingggggggggg>>> sweet girl
and I love looking at people reaction towards my products 
My setup:) 
Top: Safinaz...baaaa caaaak
Bottom: Teddy Bunny adopted by sweet Ella:)
Urbanscapes 2011 at Padang Astaka
I remember a few names that kind to drop by and give support; Ling that been so kind adopting my Dolltopia Owl, Ella and dad adopting Teddy Bunny and another 2 girls adopting Owl and Duckie. Jennifer if I am not mistaken that purchased my notebook. I am so touched when she felt inspired by the quote inside the book... Emi & sister...Joanne and Nana, Gigi... oh so many people...thanks 100000000x.

Replenish order for Tropical Spices Garden

Here are some photos of Dolltopia I produced for Tropical Spices Garden. I am sure they are in good hands there. Tropical Spices Garden was such a wonderful place and I am happy and proud to be part of them:)

Friday, July 15, 2011

Gloomy Friday

I have a few photos to share but my external memory card reader gone kaput again...grrrr. What a gloomy Friday today..and I hope I can just continue sleeping...but still so many things need to be taken care of. I just finished my consignment order for Tropical Spices Garden and I only have one day to produce products for Urbanscapes. Used to be panicking whenever there are any bazaar but I am taking it easy...Just bring whatever I have and just have fun.

WHAT you going to expect from me is books and many note books, some bag and tshirt , few painting and dolltopia & plushies hanging mobile. Lina will bring her lovely stool, bag and new products hairband. Safinaz will bring bags, batu seremban and many fabric based products. So look for us at booth number 06.  Say hi, if you dropby. I imagining myself busy talking and have fun.

Have a great Friday and looking forwards for the Urbanscapes & Creative Muse.
See you around//syam

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Quote of the Day:)

And I loved the whole idea behind the story, which is that you're beautiful, so don't let other people tell you that you're not just because you don't look like the people in magazines. Or because you're not that weird ideal body image that's out there right now. Mike Myers

Busy..busy..busyyy Day

What a busy week to me with so many things in hand...but I am sure it going to an exciting with Urbanscapes happening on Saturday and follows by Creative Muse the next day, Sunday. Which both i am going go participate. Feel free to dropby to Padang Astaka, we are at booth no 06 and if you are free the next day Sunday, dropby at The Weld....

I gonna have 2 workshops next week on Thursday for my friends kids that came back from Dubai for holiday. I am experimenting and going to compress and simplify everything into one day and skip coptic binding lesson, which I felt a bit difficult for kids to handle.

On weekends 23 & 24/Sat & Sun there are another workshop. Both very small with number of 4 to 5 students only. Drop me an email if you are interested to join.

Creative Muse


The programme //

17th July, 2011 // 11am - 6pm
The Weld Shopping Centre. Jalan Raja Chulan

1.00 pm - 2.00 pm
• CY Chen
• Jin Claz’room Art Studio
• Little Syam
• FC Wong, Transasia Paper

2.00 pm
Yoyo Performance

3.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Design-A-Character Contest by The WELD Shopping Centre
Result & Winners’ Announcement
Who will win the character design competition?
40 top finalists will receive a certificate of participation

3.30 pm
Music Performance by Jared

Also, meet more than 30 art & craft vendors who wil be at the event. Please come and support the local craft scene. Tell people about it!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Quote of the Day:)

A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner, so if one's life is cold and bare he can blame none but himself.Louis L'Amour

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Have a Peaceful Sunday:)

You don't get harmony when everybody sings the same note - Doug Floyd

Have a peaceful Sunday, May we learn something from yesterday:) My heart beat are pumping faster and my pray that everything will end up peacefully. The government are implemented their agenda without considering what people want. I am not saying all of them but some area are not taken care as what people want. Don't they realise they are supported by people. They are voice of people. The one that hold the power should stop being complacent, so much tension, too much rumours in the air, people just want the betterment for Malaysia. Look at the root cause than pointing fingers to each other.

I am scared where my children heading to but at the same time I am grateful that our country are much better than certain country. But I am sure things can be better. Not easy to have a multi racial people, whereby each of individual needs, sensitivity need to be taken care from every angle. What I hope is we could live without prejudice, respecting each other and smile.


Saturday, July 09, 2011

Little Syam Book Binding Workshop 8 >>> 7&8 July 2011

I had so much fun, 5 students came for my Little Syam Book Binding Workshop 8. Most of them are not a full time crafter, but the passion to learn the new skill what brought them to the workshop. Sofina and Safiyya are the 2 sisters both 9 and 11 years old that came back from Oman for summer holiday. I hope they could memorise the binding technique I taught them. The rest pick up very well and have done a good and very neat job for the first book they made. Well done:)
Mei Ru...come on... you can do it:)
Yeaaayyyyy graduated students from workshop 8 & their works:)

Cheeky sisters Sofina & Safiyya
Top: Sofina & Safiyya
Bottom: Jia Mayne
Student's master piece
With Mei Ru & sudent's master piece
Shirl; borong all the fancy ribbons & materials
We went to a field trip, and it was convenient because the workshop was held on the weekdays..I can see everyone eyes sparkling looking at material available in my favourite supplier shop. LOL.

Time seems flies really fast. My hope are they will keep practising the skill. Caiyoooook:) //syam