About The Artsy Craftsy

Celebrating the Creativity Within. The Artsy Craftsy doesn't fit in ONE specific box. Our goal is simple- we just want to inspire live, create, play.

Becoming The Artsy Craftsy

Founded in 2008, Shia Lynn was determined to start The Artsy Craftsy after noticing there were no Malaysian website or blogs that covered the DIY arts and crafts or creative niche.

At first, the idea was to document her own creative exploration and to support those who were embarking on a similar self-discovery journey. She covered topics on creativity and how it helped her lead a fulfilling life. 

As the blog grew, Shia Lynn became actively involved in the creative arts and handmade landscape and continued to empower people to find joy through creating. Shia Lynn also featured like-minded people in the scene, mainly Malaysian artists, creators and makers. 

In 2014, Shia Lynn entered The Artsy Craftsy in the DiGi WWWOW Awards Malaysia and was selected as one of the Top 10 finalists in the content category. Finally, in 2015, The Artsy Craftsy became a full-fledge platform to cultivate creativity through its curated content and community engagement.

We give thanks to the support of some of our fans-turned-friends, because of them The Artsy Craftsy remains one of the most go-to names in the Malaysian arts and crafts community

Welcoming Change,

We believe in small wins everyday! Thanks to the pandemic, the year 2021 marked as an awakening for The Artsy Craftsy to embrace change. From a hobby blog that was created in a little dingy room, to a platform that curates and educates- today, we have come full circle and move forward in our calling to celebrate the creativity within to focus on creative wellness and creative lifestyle content.


Meet Shia Lynn!

Hello! I am Shia Lynn, founder of The Artsy Craftsy. I do believe that by doing what you love, great things will unfold in your life. I find joy in inspiring people with creativity for personal growth. When it comes to the creative arts and handmade landscape, I can be pretty resourceful and I enjoy sharing what I know with growing artists and crafters.

In 2008, I created The Artsy Craftsy as a blogging space for me to document my creative journey whether it is through painting, crafting, writing, or even networking with the local artists & crafters, while juggling with my full-time position as a Copywriter. In 2015, I decided to leave my job to dedicate myself to the creative path.

As a creative, I do wear many hats: I am an artist, a therapeutic art practitioner, and also the a co-organiser of Craft Affair Malaysia a curated artisanal & handmade market events. 

Before The Artsy Craftsy, I was already pursuing the creative world long before. While majoring advertising in college, I started my first freelance fabric painting service. In 2005, I went from hand-painting t-shirts to hand-painting bridal wear and evening gowns. I even had my first wearable art fashion shows and landed clients like La Senza, Dragonfly Tattoo and Wondermilk.

Those who know me well, know that I practically live and breathe a creative life. Not being able to receive a formal art education did not hold me back as I went on to gain experience through several certificated courses in Fabric Painting, Therapeutic Art Life Coaching and other forms of exploration.

It has been more than 15 years since my active involvement in Malaysia's arts & craft scene. Get to know me more on Instagram | Follow my creative practice here
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