The Artsy Craftsy Celebrates Creative Living & Making

How it all started
THE ARTSY CRAFTSY is a Malaysian creative lifestyle blog that pioneered the local art crafts community in 2008. It started off as a personal blog by Shia Lynn Toh, who felt that there were not enough local art and craft blogs to follow or one that supports the community. Overtime, The Artsy Craftsy has reached hundred thousands of readers, becoming one of the top sites in Malaysia's art crafts scene.
Creative Community
The idea has always been to inspire readers to create a well-balanced creative life, building a network of homegrown creative brands & makers and working with creative brands and companies. It's a thrill to celebrate the local and international creative culture whenever we feature the art crafts community because we believe it deserves to be heightened and we are here to provide that platform!

Always an art crafts 'blog' first business. Think of  The Artsy Craftsy like a large tree, branching out in different divisions:

1) Content - Explore our creative content with stories where you will be inspired to make, meet and learn. We feature Malaysian creative stories and homegrown talents, even cover events.

2) Community - We have artists, makers and hobbyists joined as members of our exclusive arts and craft community group on FacebookWe are also the co-organizer of The Craft Affair, a Malaysian curated craft market and hobby weekend.

3) Shop - Our creative lifestyle online store offers hand crafted items for gifts, weddings and more. We also provide personalized services too.

4) Workshops - Check out our craft menu offering assorted creative craft workshops at our home studio in Subang Jaya that will help you discover your creative side!

5) Partner - We have worked with several brands and companies for sponsorship exposure and/or partnered up for B2B / B2C services specializing in the areas of creative lifestyle / arts & crafts community. We are now accepting applications for makers feature. Find out more

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Shia Lynn, Toh is a creative lifestyle blogger, creative maven and an arts craft influencer in Malaysia's growing creative community. Shia Lynn left her job as a copywriter in 2015 to focus on her passion; arts, craft and writing, and later on, joined by her husband, Justin Victor. Aside from blogging and crafting, she is currently freelancing as a copywriter and has experience in collaborating with graphic designers for exclusive projects.

Before she created the blog, she started her first small creative biz in 2005, and went on to fabric paint on bridal & evening gowns, and had her first two fashion shows on her wearable art. Her milestones include holding a Certificate in Fabric Painting by Pebeo, France; another in Colour Psycho-Spiritual Studies by International Academy of Colour Consciousness, and has working background with creative names, like Craft Haven, Da Vinci Creative Kids and The One Academy.

Some of Shia Lynn's milestones include Top 10 finalists in the content category at the DiGi WWWOW Awards Malaysia 2014, featured craft vendor at the #OhhsomeFest 2014 by Hotlink Malaysia and listed second in Top 10 Arts and Craft Workshops in KL & Selangor.

As a self-taught artist and crafter, to date, it has been a total of 10 years since her involvement in the creative scene. Shia Lynn enjoys arts craft and photography, in particular art journaling, fabric painting and taking colourful creative mobile shots.

If you are ever interested to pursue the arts and craft path, but not sure where to begin, Shia Lynn is available to conduct one-on-one consultation sessions. You may also book or invite to teach her art crafts workshops, work on partnerships, collaborations or book writing or follow her on her 365 days craft adventures!


Stay True to Your Passion!
"I have been in a relationship with the Arts and Crafts for as long as I can remember, and I saw Creativity as part of my soul. Making art was both my inner voice and soul-food. As a self-taught artist and crafter, over the years, I managed to unravel creative boundaries to combine Art (my passion) and Copywriting (my rice bowl) to create a balance in my profound journey as a Creative Entrepreneur. After serving the industry as a working professional for more than 10 years, something changed! A shift happened, and next thing I know, I was going full-time on The Artsy Craftsy. It was a wonderful 8 years of managing T.A.C as a creative hobby/review blog, but I decided that it was time for me to turn it into a creative business, and expand it into a platform for creative growth and inspiration. To know that I am able to share this with the community is just pure happiness! On a final note, it is up to us how we craft our life and what stories we want to tell in our paintings. Pursue your destiny if it calls out to you, but always stay passionate! Your inner child is the true artist in you." - Love, Shia Lynn.
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