Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

More silkscreen painting

SOLD-Oyeen Butet












Salam Aidil Fitri

Salam Aidil Fitri & Maaf Zahir Batin.
Have a safe journey balik kampung & have a good break too:)
Love//syam

Anger makes you smaller, while forgiveness forces you to grow beyond what you were. Cherie Carter-Scott

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Steve Job

You can't connect the dots looking forward you can only connect them looking backwards. So you have to trust that the dots will somehow connect in your future. You have to trust in something: your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever. Because believing that the dots will connect down the road will give you the confidence to follow your heart, even when it leads you off the well worn path. SJ


I love this quote..and it is SOOOOO TRUE. I love the fact that we had the same initial:) ha ha ..man that inspired me a lot..and i adore for what he has been doing. He making such an impact dot... I am sure he got a better plan.. wish you the very best Steve Job.

Silkscreen Painting

Part of Silkscreen painting available for sale at KLDW.
Silkscreen on Canvas - Price: RM300 - Size: 14" x 14"


KLDW2011/02

KLDW2011/01

KLDW2011/03

KLDW2011/04

Messy+Busy Mode

I am in messy and busy mode.....inbetween consignment delivery, preparation for KLDW, workshop, an exciting graphic job, teaching offer decision, preparation for raya, fasting and exciting proposal.....pheeeewww




Sneak Peek

I am basically extremely busy at this moment:( You can tell by looking at the number of article published in my blog space here. The space & location for KL Design Week has been confirmed. I am excited and nervous at the same time....The show going to be held at Publika Solaris Dutamas on 16 to 25 September. Minus the festive holiday.. I have more less one week to prepare everything and I am progressing very very slow. Perhaps I am taking this a bit more serious because the high expectation and exposure are both from local & international.

For anyone that doesn't have any clue what is KLDW all about, here are some details:
“REACH FOR THE STARS”

The thrust of the KLDW festival idea is to produce a skilled, qualified, experienced creative human capital. The festival is to instill, stimulate and magnify our country’s creative productivity by providing the latest information, knowledge and experience through a series of educational symposia and exhibition experience series.


“When you reach for the stars, you may not quite get one, but you won't come up with a handful of mud either.” – Leo Burnett


The phrase “Reaching for the Stars” conjures up images of magic that seems to open the doorway to amazing possibilities. Therefore, we deploy “Reaching for the Stars” as a motivational tagline, a spiritual slogan to gather individuals in challenging this new global economic trend -- “The Creative Economy”. In our context, design activity is of paramount importance in order to transform ideas into value and to link creativity with innovation and production, for the growth of the creative economy. “Reaching for the Stars” is about cultivating the new generation to be a star in the forefront to the eyes of the world. For Malaysia, for Vision 2020!


With the aspiration that KLDW Festival will becomes more cohesive, we hope to see the emergence of freshly shaped creative superstars; whose energy, passion and optimism diffuse throughout the globe and further inspire the minds of a new generation that will power this new economy.


“If you aim for the stars but only make it to the moon, remember there are people who have not yet made it to the moon.” - Anonymous
visit them at: http://www.kualalumpurdesignweek.com.my/ or http://www.facebook.com/groups/21201495764/


Hope all of you could dropby to support local designer. I am personal try to come out with new stuff..and the good thing is I going to share a space like a premises with other good friend crafter & designer; Gigi Gee, Polymer Clay Bead Jewelry Artist & Lina, footstool maker. //syam

Monday, August 22, 2011

Little Syam Book Binding Workshop 11 >>>> 10&11 September 2011

REGISTER NOW



WORKSHOP 11 DETAIL:
When 10&11 September (Sat & Sun)
Time 10.00am~4.30pm

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


For whoever interested drop me an email at littlesyam@gmail.com with your detail as follows:
Name:
Preferred name on certificate:
Address:
Telephone/Mobile:
Email:
Website: (if any)



Quote of the Day:)


Perfectionism is simply putting a limit on your future. When you have an idea of perfect in your mind, you open the door to constantly comparing what you have now with what you want. That type of self criticism is significantly deterring John Eliot, Ph.D.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Card Making Session 1 - Classic Vintage

It was amazing looking at the final outcome where each of the employee has managed to come out with a different version using the same set of materials:) It was such a nice session and I am so happy looking at everyone diverting the energy focusing on their own cards within the time given. How great are the employer that have gave such session to add on spice and diverting from a norm routine job.
Demo time 
Some of creative creation

Card making completed by 26 employees 
Proudly presenting her creative creation
I will keep posting, gonna have another 2 session next month. I had a great day couching all of them, and I hope they have a great time too ///syam

Friday, August 19, 2011

Card Making Session


Busy Friday - going to have my first card making session today & I am so excited. This might something I could offer in the near future...

KL Design Week 2011 has giving me a bit of pressure to produce new products..and I am making a very slow progress. And most of my craft creation are all spontaneous without a proper plan..I just do it.

I am also on the midst of preparing a consignment order for two shops.

RM27 each... Mommy & Baby Owl Hanging Ornament
Close up
RM27 each... Mommy & Baby Birdie Hanging Ornament



Thursday, August 18, 2011

Card Making Session 2&3 - DIY






Limited Edition Hand Silkscreen Poster

Limited Edition Hand Silkscreen Poster
Size: 21.5" x 15.5"
2 colour on Goatskin Paper 256gsm

RM35 (price not inclusive delivery charges)

Work in Progress

A5 size - RM50
Kettle Stitch Binding
Craft paper
Elastic band & metal corner finishing


If you interested to learn how to bind your own book, my upcoming workshop are open for registration NOW. Visit http://little-syam.blogspot.com/p/book-binding-workshop.html for more detail:)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Card Making~Experimenting

TIPS of DIY CARD MAKING:
1) Not overly done
2) Explore use of materials, cheaps stuff can look quite expensive
3) Avoid symmetrical, off balance is more balance on its own way.
4) Colour harmony

Card Making Session 2 - DIY

Theme: FUNKY BUBBLE
Using 80% Recycled material. Edgy modern look:) 
Art of gift wrapping using bubble concept

Monday, August 15, 2011

Hello There:)

Theme: CLASSIC VINTAGE
Sample of handmade card from 1st Card Making Session;
using doily paper and matching embellishment


Saturday, August 13, 2011

Alhamdullillah:)

Been extremely busy, and I am glad I finally completed 2 of 3 graphic job from 2 new clients I had recently. When I mentioned that I gonna take a break during Ramadhan from bazaar and workshop, out of sudden graphic jobs are knocking at my door from 2 exciting clients that hard to resist.

Life been always great, I am glad to be be surrounded with people that always trust and believe in what I am doing. My old company offering my position back. The only thing I imagine was for sure I am not be able to pursue what I currently am doing especially my art & craft if ever I joined back.

the only thing that I miss of my old job was my spacious room:)
Those episode was over and I don't even want to consider the offer, eventhough the money side was so tempting. But I believe not all in life can be bought by money. I had moving forward and truly happy. Even now YES there are always obstacle from every angle but that doesn't affect me anymore. I do not bother if the small bumping occur, I can always go to different direction, try a new way of doing, find better solution as long as I am happy.

proposal made for client recently 

And I am considering a teaching offer from a design school. Part time lecturer that only take 3 hours of my time a week. I have a good feeling about this. At the bright side I could share experiences I had in design industry...Guiding and feeding students that hungry with knowledge... I haven't give my answer yet, will wait..never know...

I am going to have my first card making session next Friday, and another 2 continued on September after Raya. The session was for a corporate client during their lunch break. Gonna have 24 participants. Another exciting experience:)

Ramadhan seems moving very fast...So many good things happened this Ramadhan...I am blessed.
Alhamdullillah//syam