Get to Know The Team

Founder & Creative Director

Hello! I am Shia Lynn, and I am a passionate creative advocate who believes in healing with art and doing what you love. I find joy in inspiring people with creativity for personal development. When it comes to arts and crafts, 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 exploration 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 with The One Academy. In 2015, I decided to leave my job to dedicate myself to my life's work in art & creativity.

As a creative, I do wear many hats. Apart from The Artsy Craftsy, I am also an Intuitive Visionary Artist, a certified Therapeutic Art Life Coach, and a co-Founder/co-Organizer for 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. To date, it has been more than 15 years since my active involvement in Malaysia's arts & craft scene. If you are interested to pursue the handmade path or seeking for creative clarity, talk to me! Ring me up for a consultation session.

Get to know me more on Instagram | Portfolio

Creative Team & Content Coordinator

Hi! I am Rebecca. I am a full-time creative maker, specializing in making personalized gifts and d├ęcor. I do not fit the conventional creative mold of having just one craft related specialty. Having worked in craft retail for a good number of years, I was exposed to many different crafts through the products and tools that we sold at the store. I took pride in exploring and discovering as much as I could about what we sold to better communicate to our customers all they needed to know what they were and how to best use them. Falling in love with many different crafts was the inevitable side effect of this experience. Hence my work encompasses working with glass, wood, wax, fabric, clay, resins and more.

This experience in craft along with servicing customers- crafters, artists, beginners, dabblers, adults and kids alike, makes teaming up with The Artsy Craftsy the perfect 'next-step' in my journey. It is a mission of mine to make art and craft accessible to all. 

Naturally, I am loving my position working with our team to generate, curate and create wholesome content that supports this mission. I am truly honoured to be part of this team of creatives, working towards building and supporting this awesome community.

Take a look at my creative exploration here on Instagram

Creative Platform Coordinator

Hi! I'm Alice and I am a clay-artist & sculptor and educator. I am a also a cat-momma, a crazy aunt to an inquisitive niece, and a craft supply hoarder. The discovery of crafts intrigued me and has led me to fully explored it 6 years ago. Among the crafts that I have explored, I chose clay as my craft medium of choice because of its versatility and endless possibilities with our imagination. I also enjoy listening to people's stories and making random jokes, haha!

Before I found my passion in clay making, I was a medical science student, a medical sales rep, an insurance agent, and was also in retail and bank sales (and was also a couch potato). I struggled with negative thoughts, but eventually I found a healthy coping mechanism in clay making- the detailing in clay is my Zen.

As a team member of The Artsy Craftsy, I am usually behind the scenes. At events, I am usually behind the booths or setting up and teaching crafts to people of all ages. Online, I am the one that looks into backend of the platform and online classes setup so that together, we can explore various crafts and experiment with different materials. What's my objective? Well, I strive to spread the creative bug around by doing what I love.

Follow my clay journey on Instagram | Website

Creative Tech Coordinator

Hello! Welcome to The Artsy Craftsy universe! I am Jessica, a calligraphy & engraving artist, an educator and a watercolour enthusiast. I am also a crazy cat mom and a mental health advocate. The main creative activities that I enjoy are calligraphy, painting and junk journaling. Ever since my creative journey started, I have had the opportunity to collaborate and work with many local and international brands. 

Being part of The Artsy Craftsy team, my goal is to connect with all of you amazing individuals who would like to engage in the in the wonderful world of arts and crafts. To me, getting artsy is not just for fun and relaxation, but it helps with mental health, as well we emotional healing and creativity boosting. 

Exploring with various art supplies is something I truly look forward to and this is why I am here as part of The Artsy Craftsy team, to spread the creative joy. I encourage you to join The Artsy Craftsy universe, and dive in to a treasure trove of creative adventures! 

Sharing peace, serenity and lettering joy on Instagram

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