Thursday, May 16, 2013

Hello All:)

Someone throw me question recently, I think I would like to share with all of you here:)

1) What inspired you to start?
The desire to create something and making my own creation also to earn a living out of what I passionate about.

2) Was it a hobby that turned into a small business enterprise?
It is more to skill than hobby. I am looking at it as a serious business. The different is I am having fun by making something that I feel I am good and expert at and luckily it could be marketable and there are potential buyer that could relate to it.

3) Did you learn making these books and crafts by yourself or did you happen to attend some course that stirred your interest?
For book binding, it was one of my elective subject that I attended during my final year while study in New Zealand. I never stop binding and explore ever since, till I confident enough to share the skill and having my own book binding workshop under my brand Little Syam.

As for other craft, quite number are self taught; like silkscreen, sewing my own doll. I suppose the desire to create something push me to explore certain techniques.

4) What is your motto?
I do not have specific motto but what keep me going is the more I know, the more I know I don't know. Trying something new and explore something I didn't know existed. That's the only way to challenge myself and discover my own potential.

5) How old were you when you 1st started up?
It was quite long time ago when I am still a student. I remember I used to sell craft during summer holiday for a pocket money. I always love art since a very young age...

6) Do you see yourself as a mentor to young people who wanna be as successful as you?
I am hoping I could inspire someone, not sure if I qualify as a mentor or successful enough. That was not an intention at the first place, but I always like to be a trend setter than follower. Being true to what I am doing, hopefully people could see and relate and feel the passion and love I put into my art & craft.

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