The Artsy Craftsy by Shia Lynn

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"Dont wait around, but make things happen for yourself."
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🙇‍♀️Today I would like to do a 'Gratitude Post' dedicated to the hostesses behind @sharedskills 🌹 Even though I have my own space to conduct creative classes & workshops, I have made my objective this year to focus on collaboration, to go out there and 👉meet the community👈
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🍃Esther & Tse Chien have been wonderful and accommodating. I am grateful for the collaboration, grateful for the opportunity, and most of all, grateful that you believe in my work.
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🌞This shot was taken on a Saturday morning before my #TACintuitivepainting art jam started. I put up my inspiration archives on the windows. I was telling the girls how much I love the pureness and rawness of their space.
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🌻#communityfirst
#communityovercompetition
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#theartsycraftsy
#TACplaces #sharedskills
"Like us, no two brush strokes are the same."
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🙇‍♀️During my recent Intuitive Art Jam session over the weekend, I learned a valuable reminder when it comes to painting which is, trust your self and your own intuition to create. We tend to compare ourselves to others, unsure of our next move because we are afraid of what others might think of us. 💕But truth is, the only opinion that matters is of our own. And the only reason why there is such struggle in thought, simply because, we compare. Let's take this opportunity to grow together; let's stop comparing but start creating in our own unique way. And when we put all our uniqueness together, it is like one amazing series of paintings.
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🌻On a different note, my next workshop is coming up soon! I will be teaching you how to paint florals on fabric at the #modernsewingmarket2018 ✂️Make sure you sign up because only few seats left. For more deets, see #TACfabricpainting or browse my Instagram highlights.
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#theartsycraftsy 
#TACqotd
Tip of the week // Painting Florals🌹
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🌼Painting flowers can be a delicate and beautiful process. I picked up floral painting through fabric painting. I know that these days floral watercolour is very popular and I truly admire the delicate watercolour painting process. If you are wondering what painting florals on fabric is like, well it is much like painting on canvas. The process of course isnt as flowy as watercolour. But like all floral paintings, the general rule of thumb to always keep in mind are:
👍Always find/use a suitable brush. When painting flowers it is important to use good brushes.
👍Use good colour combo
👍 Practice, practice, practice.
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🌸Hashtag your florals with #theartsycraftsy 💕 I would love to show your work some love!
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#theartsycraftsy
#TACfabricpainting
#TACdiy
✂️Mark your calendars cos' #modernsewingmarket2018 is coming soon! Not just for sewists, if you like textile related arts & crafts, then join us for craft-day-out feat. craft & food vendors and workshops by awesome instructors. 🙆‍♀️I will be there to conduct a 🌸Floral Fabric Painting Workshop🌸 - Register at @modernsewistmy 👆SWIPE for deets.
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Floral Fabric Painting Workshop
RM130pp + materials
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MODERN SEWING MARKET
🍦28 Apr 2018
🎉9.30am - 9.30pm
🍃Passion 3 Research, Sec 14, PJ
👉OPEN TO PUBLIC!
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#theartsycraftsy
#TACfabricpainting
#modernsewistsmy
#TACworkshop
🍃"If you feel lost, disappointed, hesistant or weak, return to yourself, to who you are, here & now and when you get there, you will discover yourself, like a lotus flower in full bloom, even in a muddy pond, beautiful and strong."🌸
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🙇‍♀️🍃Couple of years ago when I embarked on a creative self-discovery journey, I found out that my name in Chinese literally means, Summer Lotus. You see, growing up I had trouble connecting with my name, mostly due to childhood experience. The beautiful thing about psychology was that it taught me how to dissect, analyze and understand my relationship with my Self. That's how I learned to appreciate my name, and the symbolic meaning of the flower lotus:- 👉I hope this piece of intuitive art serves as a daily reminder to everyone, to never forget your roots and remember how far you have come in your creative journey.
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📌Create your own positive affirmation at my Intuitive Art Jam session in collab with @sharedskills 🎨
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#theartsycraftsy
#sharedskills #TACintuitivepainting
#TACworkshop
#TACqotd
Black & White ☯️ showing you the yang to my yin in this #WIP acrylic on canvas. I usually use colourful colours to express myself especially when it comes to art, even though my favourite colour is black. But like all things in life, we need to create balance to have a balanced mind, body and soul.💆‍♀️🍃
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⭐With that said, join me to create balance, and express yourselves creatively at my upcoming art jam session (no experience needed) :
📌Intuitive Art Jam 🎉14 Apr 2018
🎨RM90/pp at @sharedskills
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#TAChappycolours
#TACintuitivepainting
#sharedskills
Have you signed up yet? 😊
Join me in a therapeutic, creative exercise: #TACintuitivepainting art jam session. 🌟 Did you know that creative exercise is like food for the soul? We live in a result-oriented society, that naturally we forget the joy of just being free and being ourselves. I can relate, I was once there in my corporate life and I ended up living life in an auto-pilot mode. That's why I reconnected with art, and picked up intuitive art to breakfree from boundaries.
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📌To know more, swipe to read the posters. We will be doing this session with a guided meditation and facilitation while you explore with acrylic on canvas. I will be your guide! No experience needed. Just you. 💌RM90/pax - Register with @sharedskills
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#theartsycraftsy
#sharedskills #TACworkshop
"Big things have small beginnings." -T.E Lawrence
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💕I have quite a sentimental value with the brand, #Pebeo. It was one of the first few good brands that I was introduced to when I started my #fabricpainting teacher's training in year 2004/05 with @crafthavenmy, and only invested in their #setacolor fabric paint range when I can finally afford it. Before that I was just a college student using cheaper brands. 🖌When I furthered myself in arts & crafts, I started using Pebeo's acrylic paints and finally now gouache in art journaling. It is amazing to see how far we have gone and grow when we look back to reflect on our creative journey.
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👩‍🎨I find that an artist's journey is truly a profound experience; the hardship we endure, people we create ties with and skill we build humbles us, and teaches us to empathize others too which is why so many of us are willing to put aside our differences to help each other grow.
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🌟I have watched our Malaysian creative community grow over the years, we have certainly come a long way. The one thing that I learned is that without #communityovercompetition non of us will be where we are today.
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💕If you agree with me, continue to use this hashtag 👉 #communityovercompetition
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#theartsycraftsy
#TACfavouritetools
#TACqotd
#crunchtime #MyFirstTime
Tip of the week 👩‍🎨Doodle Practice
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🖌I keep a journal with me everywhere I go to make sure I never lose touch on the simplest form of hand & mind exercise; doodling. As simple as it can be, doodling can be therapeutic and to some, a form of practice to maintain muscle memory. ⭐Back when I reconnected with my artsy side (thats a whole different story there which someday I will share haha!) I picked up doodling as a way of warming up. 🎨The more I practice doodling, the more I regain my confidence and even discover my own style of art. If you have an art journal, or want to start one but not sure what to do with it; consider doodling. 🤘Explore with stationeries. There's no right or wrong, and it is definitely NOT result-oriented. Just be brave and be you.
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💕Dont forget to tag #theartsycraftsy, I would love to show your art some love!
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#TACartjournaling101
Sometimes the best things in life to put a smile on your face is the simplest thing.
🎁Like these adorable and smallest watercolour tubes I have ever seen! Grabbed it in Manila @nationalbookstore for PHP57, that's like MYR4.
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#TACfavouritetools
#theartsycraftsy
STEP 6 👉 #TACDIY your @papershootmy Camera
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🙋‍♀️Hola! It is the final video of the DIY decoupage camera craft series. 📷In this last video, I will show you how to assemble your digital lomograph #papershootmy camera.
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1. Place the motherboard in the middle. Fit it in nicely, use the lense as a guide.
2. Fit the batteries in. You will need AAA batteries.
3. Fold the camera while making sure that everything is in place. Hold it firmly.
4. Screw the plastic nuts and bolts in each side of the camera.
5. Insert the SD card in.
📸Snap away! The digital lomograph camera comes with a usb cable to transfer your pics.
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👀View the rest of this DIY tutorial here: #theartsycraftsyxpapershootmy 🎊
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#theartsycraftsy #papercamera #lomographcamera #cameraaccessories #diytutorials #decoupageproject #collageproject #craftbloggers #diyhacks #craftersofinstagram #diyblogger #diyblog #plaidcrafts #modpodge #crafttutorial #craftideas #monochromeart #decorativecrafts #diyideas #makersmalaysia #craftprojects #onlineclasses #skillshare #papershoot
STEP 5: Sealing 👇 
#TACDIY Decoupage Camera w/  @papershootmy
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🙋‍♀️We are almost at the end of this DIY series! Some of you are concern I am sure if the paint/paper will come off. This is why varnishing/sealing is important.
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🖌👇Here's what I did:
1. To seal/varnish, you can use @PlaidCrafts Modpodge or #JoSonja Satin Varnish. I decided to use Satin Varnish instead. 
2. Apply it all over the #papershootmy camera case. Be careful as it gets sticky. To make it easier, do part by part, layer by layer.
3. Leave it to dry! For thicker layer, just apply another coat.
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🎬Look out for the FINAL video! Assembling the Camera!
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PS. If you have something in particular that you would like to see, comment / DM me! .
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#theartsycraftsy #theartsycraftsyxpapershootmy #papercamera #lomographcamera #cameraaccessories #diytutorials #decoupageproject #collageproject #craftbloggers #diyhacks #craftersofinstagram #diyblogger #diyblog #plaidcrafts #modpodge #crafttutorial #craftideas #monochromeart #decorativecrafts #diyideas #makersmalaysia #craftprojects #onlineclasses #skillshare