About

// About
Shia Lynn, Toh is a creative entrepreneur who wears many hats in her creative trade.

Shia Lynn started off her working experience as a Copywriter for many years full time at The One Academy and as a freelancer. She was involved in several collaborations with art directors and talented graphic designers for passion projects. She majored Advertising and graduated in Diploma of Mass Communications. Her writing style vary from education to lifestyle and experimental.


The Artsy Craftsy

Shia Lynn is the Creator of  The Artsy Craftsy, a Malaysian arts and craft blog and creative lifestyle brand that is actively involved in the local arts & craft scene.  It was originally created in 2008 as a homegrown pioneer arts & crafts blog. In 2015, Shia Lynn left her her position as Copywriter to focus on her passion and turned the blog into a full-time creative business with an aim to inspire a creative living, making & learning through its content, arts and craft classes, craft activities and creative services for corporate.

Passion Projects
She is also the co-Founder of Uniquely Henna MY and Craft Affair, a passion project where she co-organises curated craft markets to support local artisans and crafters. It has been more than 10 years since her involvement in the local arts and craft scene.

Living an Artful Life
As a Mixed Media Artist, Shia Lynn is deeply passionate in exploring all forms of arts and crafts as part of her journey as an artist-crafter. She practices Mixed Media Art mostly in the form of art journaling, fabric painting, decorative crafts, altered art and intuitive painting. Shia Lynn is influenced by the life stories and works of her favourite artists such as Frida Kahlo and Vincent Van Gogh, and is mostly inspired by the art of magical realism and fantasy, old world and new age, oddities & curiosities, as well as, art styles like art nouveau, baroque/rococo, expressionism and arts & crafts movement.

Shia Lynn is currently working on her mixed media art series and journal collections. She hopes that one day it can be exhibited to be shared with the public.



Symbolism
A name is assigned to someone to be known as an individual, somehow matches his or her personality and characteristics. Naming this website's domain after her own name simply represents her own personality and interest. In Chinese, her name 'Shia Lynn' literally means 'Summer Lotus' 夏莲 Xià lián;  in some parts of her website or work, you might come across an image of a lotus-like flower, an icon incorporated to represent her existence as a human. The colours in black and yellow symbolize the balance of her inner and outer world as an entrepreneur and the other as an artist/writer, or a creative person as a whole.
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