art, DESIGN, illustration, paintings

Amber Smith I hate you, I love you.

December 11, 2012


Do you guys remember a post I did a while back on one Miss Amber Smith? She asked me if I would like to be a part of a zine she was designing as part of a university project. If you don’t, just click here to see what an amazing job she did. The whole idea was centred around people’s collections. She came and took photos of me with my many ceramic animals and then asked me a few questions about my unhealthy obsession with them. She also interviewed a guy that collects slinkies, watches, knives and a lady who collects crystal animals.

Well anyway last night whilst I was standing outside Wolves just before I was heading out for dinner, a figure appeared out of the darkness, it was Amber carrying a brown paper bag with my name on it. She handed it to me and in a few seconds she was gone. I was not expecting her and now I wish I had the chance to look into the packet before she disappeared so that I could show her how damn excited I was about the contents.

Amber dropped off a physical copy of the zine that she put together by hand. It’s wonderful, it’s so beautifully crafted and lovingly made up and it’s sitting proudly on my coffee table as I type this. She also gave me a set of postcards that she designed of crazy looking circus folk. They are beyond amazing. They are so detailed and the content and colour pallet is beautiful. She also made me 3 brooches, 2 from broken plates (which I love) and one of a bony hand, which is so much fun!

Amber you really are one talented young lady and I’m so glad that you randomly picked me out to be one of your subjects, because now I get to enjoy and collect your more than awesome work.

I have asked Amber if she will do a solo show at Wolves and she said yes with a smile. I’m so super excited to see what she’s going to create for the space and don’t worry I will warn you all so that you can come see her stuff up close, because it’s so worth your time.

Thanks again Amber, you really made my week xxx

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  • pippa j December 11, 2012 at 11:35 am

    wow, such creativity…she sounds amazing….makes me envious 🙂

  • @DieOranje_Skaap+Tunet+Jordaan December 11, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    Love it!