Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Hello:)



I am back..Many pictures to share but I have to put that on hold.. Another 2 days before Etsy Art Market..still so many things to do..Bangkok was great, exciting city but nothing compares to home...Missed Syamil & Arissa tremendously...Now I am back for game.. with new perspective 
and ideas..



Love this quote: 
The key to realizing a dream is to focus not on success but significance - and then even the small steps and little victories along your path will take on greater meaning ~ Oprah Winfrey

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Hello There:)

Another day before fly ..and I am too busy finish up orders...crafting & creating. I delivered a families of Dolltopia Kitty Cat today to Nazmi.

All ready to pack 
Nadwa-PURPLE 
Mama- RED
Nabila - YELLOW
Papa- GREEN
Nadzrah- PINK
Nazmi - BLUE
He requested a family cat each representing his family member to be given to his mom for her birthday.. reason because his mom loveeeeeees cat so much... what a sweet thought. I hope his mom will happy receiving those, as much as I am happy making it to her. Thanks Nazmi..

Cheers//syam

Crafty Art Market 3




SEE YOU THERE:)


WHEN?  Saturday, April 30 · 11:00am - 6:00pm
WHERE? Jaya One, 72A Jalan Universiti, Petaling Jaya

Quote of the Day:)


I always wanted a happy ending... 
Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguityGilda Radner

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 6

Hello all!

Here I would like to announce the upcoming LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 6. Due to limited space I am going to have 4-6 students only this time. The application will be on first-come, first-served basis. 



When 21-22 May 2011

Time 10.30am~4.30pm

Where No 20, Jalan Pandan 10, Pandan Jaya, 55100 Kuala Lumpur

How much Fee is only RM180 (Incl: handout, materials, certificate & simple meal). 


For anyone interested to join you could send details to littlesyam@gmail.com:

Name:
Preferred name on certificate:
Address:
Telephone/Mobile:
Email:
Website: (if any)


For further info kindly visit this link: http://little-syam.blogspot.com/p/book-binding-workshop.html

//syam

TQ tag design for Aqiqah

Another request for TQ Tag design for aqiqah ceremony. His name is Amsyar.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Aryan Majlis Kesyukuran & Aqiqah

I did mentioned in my previous post that I helping out friend, Safinaz to do some graphic work for Aryan Majlis Kesyukuran & Aqiqah. Here I would like to share some photos on the actual event. Safinaz from MayaPuri Creations has executed everything nicely as an event planner. 

door gift
She is women with magic touch.. just discuss with her your budget and she make sure your event went smoothly. Her attention to detail in decorating your event,  either wedding or birthday party etc was just so amazing.

candy land
buaian 
Visit & contact her at mayapuricreations@gmail.com should you interested to use her service.
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What is Aqiqah?


Aqiqah, in Islamic terminology, is defined as sacrifice of an animal on the occasion of a child's birth.

The performance of Aqiqah is highly encouraged. It is to be performed by the parents or the guardians of the child. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and his companions used to perform Aqiqah when they were bestowed with a newborn.  


When Should Aqiqah be Performed?
The best time to perform Aqiqah is on the seventh day after the birth of the baby.

What is the Purpose of Aqiqah?
There are many benefits in the performance of Aqiqah. One is the announcing the birth of the baby.  Being bestowed a child is a great blessing from the Creator. Another purpose is inviting family members, neighbors, and friends to celebrate the blessed occasion. The poor should be included in the celebration by offering them food and meat served on this occasion.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 5 - Day 2

Oh.. today was just perfect...Mr Sunny decided to turn up the whole day...I am less worried..YES the weather does affect me in so many ways....And I have no single complain today:P
Student > work in progress
Effa & Me
B&C > old buddy decided to join the workshop  together
Photo session time..
From Left Standing: Boon, Kak Norzie, Effa
From Left Sit: Christine, Me and Vivian
Me & Vivian
I am kind of more comfortable with the idea of having workshop at home today...that's why you can see more photos here..LOL and food turn out ok. We had Nasi Lemak with Sambal Udang and we sat on Lina's stool in my studio and borak-borak. It was such a relaxing sharing session..but as usual I forgot to capture any pictures during makan makan session.

Top: I love this photo > Vivian~work in progress
Bottom: Me & kak Norzie
Cynthia postponed second day session to next workshop so there are only 5 of them. I hope they have spend a worth weekend learning hand bound skill. Nice..very nice session..I had so much fun..
Student master piece

Till we meet again folk:)

Saturday, April 16, 2011

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 5

I am so worried that rain has been pouring so heavily this morning...and I also worried if the students can't find their way to my home...and I am nervous if they will comfortable with my living room limited space, and if they are comfortable to sit on the stool...To know me someone that always worried with what happened if...




I met with batch of new students that have very interesting background, but have the same common passion towards art and craft. 6 participants this time, another 2 got to postponed to the next workshop because of last minute commitment that can't be avoided.
1) Christine Rowland
2) Boon
3) Cynthia
4) Kak Norzie
5) Vivian
6) Effa
7) Adrina - postponed
8) Cindy - postponed

Unfortunately I did not manage to take much photos.. maybe because I am worried too much...LOL
Will definitely share more photos tomorrow.

Arissa drew this...
huge women with huge teeth:)

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

busy..busy..busyyy

Hello all,

Weather kind of gloomy this few days for me to do a photo shoot  for my new Grandma Bag, especially in the afternoon..so here I would like to share a not so nice photo. Expecting this new bag at my upcoming bazaar, and I still not decided on the price yet:)






It's been a busy and productive week for me... I am looking forwards to see new students for my upcoming workshop this weekend... YES the venue has been confirmed ..and I am going to do it at my home. I am expecting 4-6 students register but the number seems increase a little bit....
I am supposedly will bring my workshop to UNISEL in May but I thought it is a good idea to postponed it till July 23&24, that was when the exam has over. 
Going to have another another LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop again next month date May 21 & 22. For anyone interested to join you could send your detail to littlesyam@gmail.com :

Name:
Preferred name on certificate:
Address:
Telephone/Mobile:
Email:
Website: (if any)

Looking forwards for my trip to Bangkok 22-26 April. Gonna scout for materials.. materials.. materials, inspiration & makan-makan:)

I also has registered & going to participate in:
  • Etsy Bazaar - Sat 30 April- Jaya One, Petaling Jaya - CONFIRMED
  • Art for Grabs -  Sat 18 & Sun 19 June, The Annexe Gallery, Central Market - NOT YET CONFIRM
  • Craft Supplies Bazaar - Sat 2 July - Bfree, opposite Pyramid's main road CONFIRMED
Till Then...have a great day everyone:)

Friday, April 08, 2011

Wedding Card - TICK DONE

I used to design a wedding card for Nita long time ago, now she asking me again if I could design a simple wedding card for her brother in law. Olive green was a theme colour for the wedding. 

This is how the card looks like after offset printing. I am happy with how the colour turns out
and the finish of textured beige colour paper used. Job delivered- TICK DONE:)

invitation card, tq tag etc

Helping out friend to design small little thing like this..make me happy:) Different feeling altogether compares to design a big stuff for a big client.

green, blue and brown...nice combination as per brief for baby boy Aryan.


food indicator
I am busy finish up a customise order; bag for friend..Gonna capture some photos to share soon..I am kind of happy with the out come..not good in sewing as I always mentioned..no patience to handle sewing machine.. I am going to call it "Grandma Bag"...I feel kind of cute...so stay tune for photo to be uploaded. Have a good day everyone..

xoxo//syam

Yeeeayyy...happy-happy happy

My illustration was featured on the front of CUTOUT magazine amongst other designer SYAM, Malaysia // Chris Lee, Singapore // Larry Peh, Singapore // Hoony, Korea // Julie Watai, Japan // Linda Le, USA // etc. I am not sure what coverage for inside content all about, but I know they are being generous and promoting me and my LittleSyam bookbinding workshop. I am so honoured and this really make my day. 

Get your issue soon available on may 2011 or you could subscribe this CUTOUT magazine every quarterly. I definitely going to get my copies..3 copies perhaps:) happy happy happy. Thanks V&J for your support.


My life is full of whimsical elements...small little thing, a story that I picked up along my journey..
they are my inspiration, my motivation that keeps me going.
 I am enjoying my new perspective...open up myself for whatever possibilities life brings me to.. 
I am hoping my day will continuously filled with many colours..blend harmonious the way I like it to be:)

Wednesday, April 06, 2011

vintage illustration

I been keeping this book that I found from Pay for Less Book Store for many years. The 1958 classic example of perfect binding cover, letter press with nice illustration. I am attracted to the visual illustrated by famous legendary illustrator such as Lawrence Beall Smith, Leornard Weisgard, Susanne Suba, Herman B. Vestal etc. I almost forgot that I am having this book until Syamil pointed out on the recent Gulliver's Travels movie starring by Jack Black.... He said " Ibu, this movie was adapted from Gulliver in Lilliput, but the plot has been modernised"... wow I never expected that he could noticed it, and the word modernise that came out from him kind of amaze me...


Here I would like to share the illustration, strictly came from a visual person:) 


quote of the day

Tuesday, April 05, 2011

Adoiiii

hand silkscreen on pvc
I've been trying very hard this two days to perfect this new binding technique..and I try to experiment with different material and silkscreen for cover.. but adooooiii, not up to my expectation yet.. I can picture how the end products looks like in my head but this is not good enough, need to redo:(

Sling Bag


RM80 only..we can cater for any size; price will be differ 
Lina pose with sling bag:)
Customised order for friend. These are collaboration work between me and Lina. Design was based on the iPad sling bag I made for Asri long time ago..but this one we enlarged the measurement to accomodate  iMac Book Air. Patchwork outer job was sewn by Lina...and the finishing for bag and inside inlay made of jeans fabric with additional 2 pocket by me..

Sunday, April 03, 2011

Trinkets&Treasures

I have hundreds of precious small little things - trinkets&teasures that I been keeping and keep collecting either from travelling, found shop around or a gift from friends. Everything is so close to my heart, that have sentimental value and story behind it. It makes me feel grounded by having them around me.
MY FAVOURITE TRINKETS& TREASURES:
1) Handmade glass blowing deco vase by Angah, New Zealand 1994
2) Cylinder deer ceramic vase from thrifty shop Kuala Lumpur 2010
3) Ceramic mug, farewell gift from my good friend Mei Eng, 2004
4) Handmade glass blowing deco vase by Angah, New Zealand 1994
5) White floral mug from thrifty shop Kuala Lumpur 2010
6) Small blue ceramic bowl, Tokyo, Japan 2010
7) Propaganda ceramic mug, Bangkok, Thailand 2010
8) Hen shape ceramic milk container, Strait Quay Bazaar Penang 2011