Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Work in Progress - Paul & Sam

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 16

Interested to join?? Email your detail to

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For confirmation of spot, required to deposit RM50 into:
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Sunday, February 26, 2012

Great Saturday:)

I had such a wonderful time yesterday, surrounding by an awesome people at LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 14 at Re-Store, Publika Solaris Dutamas.

what they have in common? all of them are left handed:)
Total of 9 students attended the workshop, 3 for morning and 6 for afternoon. Some start with hiccup here and there and some have better understanding than the others. Some still confuse:P

Adlin & Adlina, the twin 

With Vivian, an editor from Going Places
With Lee Ann
It was interesting to observe on how each of them react towards the same lesson. YES we had so much fun laughing loud, mixture of colorful characters. I had 4 designers (Leena, Zee, Lee Ann & Driv), an editor (Vivian), scientist (Adlin) that bring along her twin (Adlina) and husband (Zaidan), and 13 years old girl (Lily). Thanks for joining the workshop, you all so awesome:)

The Re-Store are amazing, better take many photos:) 
Tara kucha
Thanks to Rom, from Re-store, that squeezing his amazing space for my workshop. Lina drop by in the afternoon after her Little Red Market (muck babe) and customers passing by curious and wondering what was happening in Re-Store. It was nice to be back at familiar atmosphere.

2 gentleman join this time...:)
Being totally flat after the workshop, return home and ZZZZzzzZZ.

My sewing machine is not being kind to me, time to see doctor...but I've managed to finish the hand made doll for TVC before out for late lunch with Lina, Arissa & Syamil today. Here are how it looks like:)

I need a rest & holiday.. but 3 ongoing jobs, a meeting will make me busy next week plus coptic binding lesson with Yvonne on Wednesday afternoon & teaching on Thursday next week.

Thursday going to be my last class for first batch of Applied Design students and was planning to have a field trip to Royal Selangor at noon. I will miss them for sure:(

Hope for a great week, do take care peeps//luv syam

Quote of the Day

Having a dream is what keeps you alive. Overcoming the challenges make life worth living - Mary Tyler Moore

Friday, February 24, 2012

LittleSyam Book Binding 14

Going to have small workshop on weekday, next Wednesday at home.
Very last minute arrangement...only for coptic lesson.

Interested to join?? Email your detail to

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For confirmation of spot, required to deposit RM50 into:
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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Happy Day

Hello all.
It was such a wonderful day for me, small little things that make me very happy. Got an opportunity to do a small prop for a TV commercial; a doll, I used to do prop; a leather handbook for them long time ago, now they call me again.  Time is pretty tight for production but it going to be such a wonderful experience.

Received an email from a magazine to feature my book binding workshop for their April issue yeaaayyyy:) 

Another order from California for Our Adventure book ready for production and to be delivered next week too.

I am looking forwards for a Wonder Women Day end of month. I will participate in their charity bazaar at Zouk KL on 31st March. So be there:) Shop while contribute for a good caused. Me, Lina, Gigi & Emi going to be there.

Yesss it was such a happy day to me...
Syukur //syam

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Corporate Job

Went through old portfolio, looking back it was such an amazing experience that I've survived corporate world. I am glad I had opportunity to try out various jobs from advertising agency, theme park, corporate & government.

I missed friends I left and the breath taking view looking down KLCC Park from 70th floor, PETRONAS Twins Tower... but that's about it. I left without any regret, corporate world just a stop in my life journey. I am glad I've been there but I am belongs to where I am now:)

This brochure was designed conjunction with the  MLNG 25th Anniversary of 1st Cargo in  Japan.
Working with Beatrice Lye, the copywriter was such a wonderful experience, She writes beautiful things.
The Title says: What Does It Take...
What does it take to soar to greater height together?
What does it take to comprehend what people want and need?
What does it take to laugh and cry with each other?
What does it take to foster lasting friendships?
What does it take to stay loyal to each other?
What does it take to move ahead?

Full with big picture by Jeffrey Lim, the photographer

Busy Week:)

Going to have an extremely busy week, with submission of few design jobs. But having a workshop at the ending of week will become such the best peak for the week...

Happy Neighbourhood - Illustration Job
I have not created anything lately but focusing on my priority...Have few things in mind all need to transfer into physical thing, which mean I have to spare time to do it, unfortunately...I dun have much:(

I always mentioned to my student the design concept if you keep talking about it and never realize into physical form or visual is like a dream... ...Good to have a dream but if you keep dreaming it will never become a reality  but just simply an imagination. And it end up like nothing....LOL

YES another busy week...I am hoping the best for everything..same to all of you, Have a great week:) //syam

Sunday, February 19, 2012

Hello there

I am glad all the mess was finally over:) I am enjoying the view before the new gate coming in next week Tuesday...Cut down loads of plant too. 

good bye birdie:(

Life is pretty busy at this moment with 2/3 major graphic job to finish....It's been a while since I making art & craft. I am looking forward for my book binding workshop at Publika next week. I have 3 students for morning slot and 7 students for afternoon. I am excited as always yeaaayyyyy:)

Have a great Sunday you all:) ///syam

Quote of the Day

The sad truth is that there are some people who will only be there for you as long as you have something they need. When you no longer serve a purpose to them, they will leave. The good news is, if you tough it out, you’ll eventually weed these people out of your life and be left with some great people you can count on. We rarely lose friends and lovers, we just gradually figure out who our real ones are. So when people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you. It doesn’t mean they are bad people; it just means that their part in your story is over - marc&angel

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Quote of the Day

Follow your passion. Stay true to yourself. Never follow someone else's path unless you're in the woods and you're lost and you see a path. By all means, you should follow that. Ellen DeGeneres

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Sabrina's Book

I am so busy today making a silkscreen illustration to be applied on book cover for Sabrina. 
Will share more pictures of book once done. 

books she pick bottom 2 for B6
she picks this for A5 size book 

She will pick 3 covers, and all 3 books will fly to Brisbane on Friday. Usually I will create more than what normally requested. It is like kill 2 birds with one stone...time to replenish my craft stock that are running really low. 

Monday, February 13, 2012

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 14 @ Outdated

Interested to join?? Email your detail to

Name on certificate:
Website: (if any)

For confirmation of spot, required to deposit RM50 into:
Maybank account Samsiah Binti Jendol /ac no: 164052355030
Latest one week before the workshop.

This is where I gonna held my upcoming workshop. Yes the workshop will be surrounded by all precious vintage stuff, different venue, different feel, different experience...very exciting. Outdated, located at no 55, Art Row Publika, Solaris Dutamas...I am sure it going to be an exciting one.. Still lot's more seat available especially for morning slot - Kettle your seat NOW:)


Applied Design at Dasein

I am so nervous looking at their presentation until I forgot to capture some of the work. It takes me 4 days to digest, rewind back, strolling back at presentation day.As an overall, I am so proud of them, to look at the progress that they've made, squeezing time to finish up all the task. 
Philip's work
Ah Dou presentation 
Ah Dou artwork 
Fin's artwork
I’ve learnt that two people can look at the exact same thing but absorb it differently. Same brief but different individual will approach it their own way. I hope they've  learnt to become more independent, be able to defend their design concept based on knowledge and research they had been through. 
Dennis' artwork
Deep in my heart I hope they all will do well, pass with flying color. The progress the made was so different from one to another. The most important thing is they had tried their very best, to push the ability beyond boundary. 

My beloved students
As a designer it was easy to become an average. But there are no shortcut to become great either. Such a long process, and this only the beginning, so much thing they could offer the world as long as they are willing to keep learning and to improve. Recognise own potential, weaknesses and strength. 

I definitely will miss them deeply once the semester over:( ///syam


You have to know when to slow that train down and kind of just sit back and relax for a minute...

Tuesday, February 07, 2012

LittleSyam Book Binding Workshop 14

Thanks to Re-store from outdated for bring my workshop at their space; 55, Art Row, Publika. They carry loads of wonderful vintage stuff like old luggage, typewriter and many more. Going to pay a visit to their space soon, and definitely will share more photos to keep you excite. Another venue that I look forwards to:)

Interested to join?? Email me your detail to

Name on certificate:
Website: (if any)

For confirmation of spot, required to deposit RM50 into:
Maybank account Samsiah Binti Jendol /ac no: 164052355030
Latest one week before the workshop.

New Artwork

Freshly made.... latest silkscreen artwork on wooden based cutting mat, with clear acrylic varnish finishing. This 2 artworks available at my friend's shop at Omg! - Oh My Grocery, Handmade Zakka & Creative Hub in Poco Homemade Bangsar, OPENING SOON on 10.2.2012.


House kind of mess at this moment with drilling and hacking on porch side...I hate renovation, but we do need fence and neat tiles for the porch. Mr hubby are contributing money, so I don't have much say on the outcome. We both are so individual, when he talks is when I should keep quite. Will give a bit of trust on his judgement, while I have so much things in my plate at this moment .
So we will wait and see...

Few plants has been thrown away and that make me a bit sad:( I reluctant to throw it because each of them have a soft spot in my heart and green always keep my creativity afloat. Siggghhh tutup sebelah mata:(

I am excited too to see the final result from my Applied Design's class. Going to have internal presentation on Thursday, the peak of what I've been teaching them and to see the result from what they've learnt. Will capture pictures during the presentation and their final brand identity products. I can't tell how much I am proud of each of them.

Going to be a busy week as always...Have a great week folks///syam

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Hand Bound Book

Latest book I've created.. I am so happy at last I managed to complete the task. These are made for a regular customer... that always order in big quantity from me for her personal use...Dato Noraini Ahmad:)

Using the hand silkscreen print, this batch of books are one off design, you might find the same design, but not exactly similar, because the making of silkscreen and the ink used will be different from one artwork to another. 

And this is what make it so special...Spontaneous unexpected result:)

My craft journey kind of slow at this moment...I need to prioritize my time focusing on my graphic job that needs lots of thinking. But I will take a break in-between to run away from monotonous routine. Got few consignment order to send...And time to think of new products too.

I am looking forwards for two upcoming workshops, wanna learn how I bind like above?

25 February  Little Syam Book Binding Workshop 14 (RE-store, Publika, Solaris Dutamas)
31 March Little Syam Book Binding Workshop 16 (venue to be confirmed)

Going to visit Kaka Market later on..
and will share more photos with you guys..have a great Sunday:) //syam