Friday, 13 March 2015

The Weekly Bit!

'Lucky Dip' Aceo sketches (2 5/8" x 3 5/8") arrived and flew then out of the shop at almost the speed of light this week! They're all being drawn up and posted as we speak!
Artist Info:
Mrs P
AKA Louise Firchau is the artist behind the folk style Paper Panda papercuts. She created the characters Bunny & Bird, the naughty cake-eating FBH, and Jess & Brown Bear among others and is currently working on her second papercut design book.
Her sketches will be mostly in pencil with maybe a hint of watercolour in some.
Mr P
AKA Ryan Firchau is responsible for the darker, more gothic PP papercut designs but apart from Paper Panda he is a very much sought after artist in his own right, creating work for Terry Pratchett's Discworld series, also winning a BAFTA for designing computer games for Microsoft, he has created drawings and 3D concepts for many games and movies and is also a talented sculptor of scary stuff in The Room Of Death.
His sketches will be mainly in pencil and blood. (No, not really).
AKA Sam Woropaj is head of...the PP packing room. He is very extremely tall, beardy and you can't understand a word he says. He likes cats, bakes cakes and refuses to wear the hat I bought him for Christmas with copulating reindeer on it.
If you pull TimSam out of the metaphorical hat then you're in for a treat. His scribble will be worth millions* in years to come and I wouldn't be surprised if he draws it in chocolate.
The examples shown here are:
Glitter, Dachshund, Wine & Alpaca (drawn by Mrs P)
Courage, Dragon, Mouse, Rainbow (drawn by Mr P)
Unicorn, Cupcake, Hedgehog, Cat (drawn by TimSam)
Stars, Friends, Happy, Courage (drawn by Mrs P)
We will donate £5 from each sale to the furry babies at Burford Blue Cross Centre - have a look here for more information about what they do.…/Burford-adoption-centre.html
Please allow up to 3 weeks for delivery as it will take some time for us to complete each one, especially as Mr P draws his 8963 times before he's happy.
*millions of, um, Yen.


You might remember ages ago I featured the work of freelance illustrator and graphic artist Martin Tomsky. He's properly talented, creating the most amazing scenes and brooches, laser cut from plywood.
Well, lucky old you can now can buy the brooches in the guest artist area our shop *wees a bit*, there's four stunning woodland creatures to choose from, robin, fox, mouse or rabbit.
Which is your favourite?

**Special Competition Time**
WIN a papercutting weekend away for you and a friend worth £600!

You will win:
A one night stay at the Old Manse Hotel for you and a friend (twin room, including breakfast). The hotel is situated next to the tranquil River Windrush, just a stones throw from Panda's house in beautiful Bourton on the Water, in the heart of the Cotswolds.
You will both come along to the workshop on Saturday 17th October 2015 to learn different aspects of paper cutting, including hints and tips from Mrs P herself - plus all the sandwiches and cake you can eat!
You will each receive a full Introductory Papercutting Kit, plus 10 DIY Templates from the current range.
You will each receive a signed copy of Mrs P's new book "20 To Make Papercutting".
PLUS £100 spending money each!

All you have to do to win this amazing prize is tag a friend and say why you'd like to win! Please feel free to spread the love by liking and sharing this post - sharing is caring, after all.
A limited number of workshops dates are also available to purchase on 17/18th Oct, 14/15th Nov and 9/10th Jan.

The winner will be selected at random at 8pm on Sunday 22nd March. Paper Panda staff are not permitted to enter. Over 18s only. This promotion is in no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with Facebook.

It's here! It's time! The book is ready! Hooray!

I've been busy signing hundreds of the book for the lucky few of you that bagged yourself one. Have you got yours?
They are available in limited quantities in our online shop now. We're posting as quickly as we can - and of course it's dedicated to you lot - yes, YOU (and poor Mr P haha!)...

On a final note this week it's with great sadness we say farewell to
Sir Terry Pratchett.

 April 28th 1948 - March 12th 2015

I started reading Terry's Discworld series of books 20 years ago. My first cat was called Greebo (I always said when I got a kitty it would be!) after the feline figure in the books. I even have it tattooed on my arm. He means a great deal to us here and although we are not shocked, we are deeply saddened and our thoughts are with his family, our friends Sandra & Rob Wilkins and Paul Kidby who created the most wonderful book cover artwork.
You will be very greatly missed and it's been a pleasure helping your characters come to life in paper and working with you and your team over the past couple of years. It was the greatest honour.
Rest in peace Terry, may you live on in your words as we pass your wonderful books to our children for them to love too.
RIP Sir Terry. xx

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