Sunday, 10 August 2014

All things indigo!

D-Day came on 1st Aug..  Launching of Georgetown Festival 2014 - beginning with Mission Blue-Indigo House
Photo by Pek Min Han
But oops... i missed the opening as i booked my flight a little too close to launching time.


The PLACE was wonderful - It is a renovated house - Formerly housed Christian missionaries - The largest mission house in Southeast Asia.


The PEOPLE there - the gallery sitters, volunteers all work hard to get things going and in order, guided by GTF 'seniors'. There were some touch and go moments but everyone rallied together. I'm impressed!

 


The VISITORS were indigo lovers from all over - from locals who came from mainland, Seberang Prai to Klang Valley and across the causeway (Singapore) and tourists from Japan, Vietnam, US, UK, Australia...everywhere!

The POP-UP SHOP --






EXHIBITIONS -
Regina Ibrahim : My Indigo Life


Tradewind Treasures -  Exhibition of Ship-wreck ceramic shard jewellery


- Made into pendants, bracelets, cufflinks
 

Self Edge - an exhibition of indigo artworks from around the world





 


Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Crossover journey 3

In arty endeavours, the journey never ends. Guess what!  I'm back to FASHION.

Recently, life has been handing me some very sour lemons - tension and frustration consumed me in anger.. BUT as if life always balances itself, an old fren called up. He was setting up an exhibition and pop-up shop for the annual George Town Festival 2014 in Penang.


We brain-stormed - tossed around concepts & design ideas, rummaged through tons of lovely fabrics.. It was a wonderful experience, to be able to talk shop with an artist and designer.

Back home, i was inspired and started the ardious task of pattern-making. But it was a very welcomed distraction from my current woes. I felt a sense of HOPE, a sense of PURPOSE, a kind of art THERAPY!

Life takes u through many bends and turns, sometimes adding a somersault too. My blogs reflect all that i have been doing ever since - PetcrazeeSewcrazee, Crazeepatches, , crazeeEatEkocrazee, Crazeefit, Crazeefit Over40, etc. My calling card reads - blogger, educator, gym rat, crafter and now, fashion designer :)

It was not easy... I had been away from fashion for more than a decade. I studied fashion design whilst holding down a full-time 'normal' job. I still hold that job which is also dear to me. So many, many late nights and weekends were spent on this GTF project. I missed covering art exhibition openings and crafting events as head of an arts & crafts group. But my members have been great, stepping up, organising themselves during craft events.

Here's some of the highlights along my creative journey -

1990's  Costume designer for stage production of Macbeth (sponsored by NST & Isetan)



1997  18th Century French Costume - Research, Exhibition & Dance







2010 - 2014 Organised art & crafting events for ACG 
@ Femme City exhibition - Star Publications
Eco Fashion Show @ National Textile Museum 2011
 
Year-end textile & jewellery workshops @ National Textile Museum 2011-2013

Corporate workshop @ eTiqa, Dataran Maybank
2012  WTSC - White Tee-Shirt Challenge
Contestants of WTSC  

2012   Teaching Textile Art & Embroidery class with co-instructor,  Siti Aishah Awaluddin 
2012  Wrote "Development of Printmaking in Malaysia" for Printmaking Triennial -Macau
           - co written with Prof. Rahman, USM


 Translated into 3 languages



Wednesday, 2 July 2014

Dedicated to all aspiring artists!


Dedicated to all aspiring artists!
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