Okay, here’s the thing… I rarely, if ever, blog about events on my blog, but I just HAD to talk about this one. Mainly because I am a sucker for promoting the arts and two, because I think this was such an amazing effort by the organizers; Centre for Arts and Design (CAD).

I have been to a lot of art bazaars in KL when I was still studying there and I love seeing so many wonderful creation by extremely talented people too. So imagine my delight when I knew about The Art Factory (TAF for short) happening in KK! Our very own arts and craft bazaar, how exciting!

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I made a point to return back to KK (I was away for my trip to Indonesia and was contemplating on staying in KL longer after the trip) just in time for TAF because I just HAD to go to this really interesting (and exciting) event and boy, was it worth it!

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Sure, in terms of number of vendors, it wasn’t a lot but the variety was there. From paintings to jewelry, unique bookmarks to terrariums, leather goods to henna tattoo; it was all too exciting! Although there were some ‘outstation’ vendors from Russia (artist and graphic designer Elena Kravchenko who is currently based in KL) and Korea (my friend Won of Glorious Won whom I met at the Asian Empowerment Conference two months ago!), many of the vendors are locals – Sabahans. I love that!

So many creative people came out to play and they’re all from home! I get so excited when I meet a fellow Sabahan at any arts and craft bazaar in KL but now that I’m home and meeting more extremely talented Sabahans, my heart is filled with pride :)

Side note: I know there are many creative and talented Sabahans out there, but due to lack of opportunities to feature their art, we barely see them! Hence why, events such as TAF is extremely important to help, let alone feature, all these talented artists doing their thing! Best of all, we get to own one of their own for our own personal indulgent! Hehe ;)

Beautiful pencil case bags!
Beautiful pencil case bags!
With artist, Lena of Elena Kravchenko and her husband.
With artist, Lena of Elena Kravchenko and her husband.
Admiring a ring made by my friend, Haizum of Bikin. That's my sister (in her printed skirt) choosing the perfect stone for her personalized ring by Haizum (in the beautiful colourful dress which she made herself!).
Admiring a ring made by my friend, Haizum of Bikin. That’s my sister (in her printed skirt) choosing the perfect stone for her personalized ring by Haizum (in the beautiful colourful dress which she made herself!).
Paintings done by artists Florence Wong
Paintings done by artists Florence Wong
With Haizum, an old friend and face behind Bikin :)
With Haizum, an old friend and face behind Bikin :) Did I tell you that she made that dress? YEP!

I had tons of fun there with my sister, Jacintha and friend, Rachel. Unfortunately, hunger got the best of us so we couldn’t stay any longer than we (well okay, I) wanted to so we had to leave within an hour of being there. Devastating, I know! But we did have tons of fun!

Here is the damage (albeit a very satisfying one!) for today. Hehe.

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Jacintha, Rachel and my rings! Look how beautiful they are! And we all got to pick our own stones! Everything cost only RM15 too!!
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Owl pins (RM5 each!), postcard with Lena’s painting (RM5), anklet with vintage bell (RM8) and ring from Bikin (RM15)! In total, RM38 for all. Not too bad!

If you haven’t gone to TAF just yet, fret not for you have today (if you’re reading this on December 14th, 2014 before 6pm that is!) to go! It’s from 10am – 6pm!

10836475_10153025711218083_2100607569_nEnjoy!

PS: Sorry for the poor quality images. My camera broke and phone cameras are pretty much hopeless too. Time for an upgrade! Anyone wants to get me a good camera or phone? Hehe.

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