Monday, 14 March 2011

Drawing with Thread

After a week working on site at Shire Hall Gallery, heres the result

 And check this out........a big thank you to Rich, Phil and Tom for creating this video

Exhibition runs until the 1st May.......catch it before you miss it!!!

Drawing with Thread......the install

Installing Drawing with Thread at the Shire Hall Gallery, photos and video coming soon!

I'll have the final photos in just a mo!!!!!

Thursday, 10 March 2011

I am now selling some of my lovely works on notonthehighstreet. and they are featured in the catalogue which is out now....request a free one from the notonthehighstreet website......theres lots of othere lovely things to look at not just my works.
Alphablox...which I launched at Origin last year are now selling on With a choice of 3 fonts and 10 colourways the possibilities are endless....create any word you like.....or choose from the precreated ones....LOVE....HOME

Heres some photos of my little Alphablox

I also completed some work for notonthehighstreet!! They commissioned  me to complete my depiction of their logo on the reception wall at their offices in Richmond. Here are some photos. Some installation photos can be found  on the notonthhighstreet blog

CraftSpace @ Creative Careers Festival, mac

In January I was working with Craft Space at mac in Birmingham  for the Creative Careers Festival, and what an insightful few days it was.
Craftspace invite participants to create with rising textile star, Debbie Smyth exploring drawing using thread. Debbie has developed a visually stunning technique to create playful but sophisticated artworks using a networks of threads stretched between plotted pins. Come and experiment with hammer, nails and thread and a whole new approach to drawing.”
I worked with hundreds of  teenagers within the space of a few days to create a threadiffiti wall. Here of some snaps of the few days.....

I learned a lot over those couple of days and came to the conclusion....teenagers ain't that just gotta point 'em in the right direction

Cowarth Park

This is a very exciting commission I completed last year and was very different to a lot of things I had previously done. I worked with Interior designers at Fox Linton to produce 5 floor to ceiling panels depicting bulrushes for Cowarth Park Spa foyer.
Here are some photos

And thats that.......visit the Cowarth Park website to see more and also keep an eye out for the May Hotels by Design supplement in House & Garden magazine where there will be a wee write up on the commission

Very much overdue......

So I've been a bit slack with my posting but the plan is to get right back up to date asap so I keep all you lovely people  in the loop with what I'm up to....
My last post came just after Origin last year, which proved to be a very worthwhile experience and I will be applying again this year. The shows new venue and setup suited me very well- running in line with LDF brought in a new type of clientèle, and opened my work, along the the other exhibitors, work up to a much wider and varied audience
Here's a little pic of  my stand at Origin 2010 and below I'm doing a bit of threading at the show
And a few pics of some of the commission I gained from Origin

and another
So thats a little about Origin minds on the go now thinking of new ideas for Origin 2011 if I get in that is.....bigger and better hopefully!!!