Monday, November 30, 2015

Art Market Malaysia 2015

Year 2015 was the first year of me concentrate in art & craft as my full time job. So this month, I manage to participate in my first bazaar under Art Market Malaysia. I share the booth together with Zainab; my sister and Sazalina; owner of Share Your Love with Cards. And together with us also, this cute little assistant; which is our youngest sister, Nana ❣

The event was so happening and we had so much fun. Well, not much to write here, let the picture tells the story! ;)

27 November 2015

Before the event; setting up our table :)

Keep on rearranging things. Haha

28 November 2015

Saza came and fill up the table! Yeayyyy

Now, we are ready for sale!

We also have a small spot to teach visitors on making their own notebooks :)

My bestfriend came for a visit! Ifaaaaadt ♥

More friends giving their support! Tania, Bali, Christine & Caroline. Thank you guys! ♥

29 November 2015

I always adore my sister's artwork ♥

Make your own notebook session; Day 2 :)

Make your own notebook session; Day 2 :)

Make your own notebook session; Day 2 :)

First time meeting Asma Hazelnut face-to-face. She's one of my close quilling friend online :)

Kak Sha, Emi & Kak Syam give a surprise visit on our last day! Thank you ♥

Had our Henna from my sister before we disperse. So prettyyyyy ♥

Saturday, November 21, 2015

Crafters Get Together - November 2015

Look at how excited I am! Hahaha! XD

5 years of friendship and the members keep growing!
What a fun day! XD

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Secret Belgian Binding Workshop at LittleSyam Creative Nest - November 2015

Having Yuen, Farhan, Sofia and Hana makes it in total 37 students for this first year! ♥
I am so thankful for the experiences and I am looking forward to have more fun in 2016 classes :)

Friday, November 13, 2015

Songket Box

Collaboration work with Little Syam; Clamshell box wrapped in Songket and Prima Cotton

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Beyond Craft Symposium by Galeri PETRONAS

This is my first time attending symposium and at first I don't know exactly how symposium is conducted. But I felt so lucky to be given a chance to attend this event as it was so inspiring and open my eyes to see arts and artists journey in a different perspectives.

Me posing in front of the Gallery :)

The symposium was actually in conjuction with POHON BUDI exhibition: Seeds of Energy from Tree of Life, where Creative Imaginings Abound. The speakers are from selected country where each of them masters their own skills and experiences whether as an artist or a person who support their local artists and community. Basically, the symposium is to address the preservation of vanishing indigenous art traditions.
"POHON BUDI exhibition offers visitors an opportunity to rethink and reframe relations between art and the environment on a critical and creative level, while fostering a love for nature to nurture behaviors that will benefit a healthy and sustainable world. 
Each individually hand-crafted art pieces are created from natural materials. The fine works of art focus on traditional and contemporary expressions, presenting various genres and medias ranging from textile, stone, ceramics, metal, glass, wood, paper, beads and lacquer. 
POHON BUDI stems from the word BUDAYA which means CULTURE in the Malay Language, a poetic marriage of two words; BUDI, which means GOOD PRACTICE; and DAYA, which means Energy. POHON BUDI symbolises the idea of a universal COSMIC TREE, as expressed in this exhibition" 
— Galeri Petronas
Respectable artist and speakers from different countries who share their journey in crafting inspiring and beautiful work

After the symposium; we went down to the gallery and here are some of inspiring and amazing work from the participated artist.

Hand-painted on tussar silk with maddler coloured pigment, Kailash Meher, Contemporary, India

Songket Textile on Silk, Roots of Renaissance, Dr June Ngo & Ong Wan Fen, Contemporary, Malaysia

Khadi jamdani saree hand woven cotton, Series of 3, Gaurung Shah,Traditional, India

Natural Indigo Hand Painted on Cotton, Tzu Lo Cho, Contemporary, Taiwan 

Tree of life collage using mixed leaves on iron wood, Ramsay Ong, Contemporary, Malaysia

woven peacock feathers, embroided with beetle wings and pleated silver threads, Asif Shaikh, Contemporary, India

woven peacock feathers, embroided with beetle wings and pleated silver threads, Asif Shaikh, Contemporary, India

Silk Ikat Stole, Uzbekistan

There are actually many more remarkable work I wish I could have time to capture them...

Friday, October 30, 2015

29th Birthday

Surprise birthday celebration by my little craft family :)

Alhamdulillah, Thank you Allah for all the blessing.
At the age of 29, I am married to a wonderful man, a complete family with mom and dad still around and surrounded by supportive people who always lift me higher :')


Sunday, October 18, 2015

Khayamiya at Islamic Art Museum Malaysia

Last two weeks, me and my little craft family went to Islamic Art Museum Malaysia to see and learn the beautiful art of Khayamiya (Arabic خيّامية Khayyāmiyah), the Egyptian art of Tent-making.

3rd October, 2015 | Khayamiya – Khedival to Contemporary: A Lecture by Dr. Sam Bowker

It is a public talk about the history of Khayamiya and how this art has been evolve to something contemporary to suit each generation. Dr Sam which from Charles Sturt University also discussed the challenges on survival of this art towards the future. There are so many information shared and i feel amazed especially on how people at earlier time creatively and patiently stitch every single appliqué until it became a huge huge tent. Amazing and spectacular!

Here are some of the panel and small tent exhibited in the gallery.

Three brothers; very old Khayamiya Panel. They used to have bright and vibrant colours

99 Names of Allah; really amazing. This was the last masterpiece of late Mohammed Dendon ;'(

Beautiful tent at the centre of exhibition hall

Zoom in. See how each appliqué being sewn onto the panel

From lotus bud to lotus flower. So pretty.

7-8 October, 2015 | Stitch Like an Egyptian: Khayamiya Appliqué Masterclass with Hany Mahmoud, Tentmaker of Cairo

We have now learn the theoretical part. Now, let's stitch like an Egyption! ;)

Mr. Hany Mahmoud is one of the master at Tentmaker Street, Cairo. We learn from designing to finishing the panel with (also hand-stitched) border. I poke my thumb with needle sooo many times. But him; he stitch like a sewing machine! XD zub-zub-zubb; fast and precise. It is quite tricky to fold the appliqué initially, but having a quite large canvas (for us) trains us to keep on improving and getting the correct position to make it easier within this two days session.

Something new, something other than paper; Something really different from what I have ventured in this art and craft world. I used to hand-stitch my hijab when i was in school. I thought the skill was already gone. But hey! my teacher said my stitching is perfect! yeayyyyy

Enjoy the picture below :)

Ok, you have to finish the whole piece within two days. Arkkk!

Mr. Hany Mahmoud demonstrate how to construct a symmetrical design

And also prepare and stitch the appliqué onto the canvas

Ok, let's start!

Mr. Hany mahmoud shows his current work. Not finish yet, he said. For me, this is already perfect!!

More to go! (^_^)"

Last part, applying border

Yeayyyy !

This equals to more homework. Errr... Errr...

It was a very worthwhile experience and really inspiring. The exhibition is still on going until end of January next year. So for those who interested, do make some time to visit and cherish this beautiful art :)