1 July 2011

Paddys' On The Move

Paddy's Place goes mobile! 

Starting next Tuesday 5th July 2011 I will be at the Church Lane Community Centre on Church Lane in Prestwich, Manchester. I will be there most Tuesday mornings at a drop in class. This week we will be visiting the old technique using shaving foam to make backgrounds etc...  You will need to bring along an apron, papers, fabric etc and a basic crafting kit.  The cost is £2 for a drink and a slice of cake as these are drop in sessions and not classes. We start at 10am and go on until noon.

The Centre itself  is open from 9.30 until 12 noon, there are places to park very close and there is disabled access.  If anyone has any queries please email me as I haven't got my mobile sorted just yet.  

I am taking a well deserved holiday for three weeks in August, during this time the Centre is still open and you will be welcome to attend the same sessions but there not be any structure as such it will be more of a social occasion. 

Will be posting more information in the next few days and updating my Blog showing the new times and dates of workshops and drop in sessions available.  Really am hoping to see you all on Tuesdays to share our creativity and to enjoy the journey.

Bye for now, take care:-)

20 June 2011

Quick Update

SORRY SORRY SORRY, no blogging for the time being.  Paddy’s Place continues but the shop is closing down.  Last Week of the SALE now on, everything is half price. I have been very good and sorted lots of second hand wooden stamps for sale in the shop now.

The next ELEMENTS workshop is in the planning stage for September 2011.  Keep watching this space for more news.

Will catch up with blogging very soon and let you know what’s happening next.

Paddy :-)

7 May 2011

Art Boards for Port Sunlight

Another image from Carrie you've seen this one before from the 'Earth Spirit' plate by Elusive Images. I've finished the card off using Snow Sheer fabric, cut around the edge of the fabric and then heated it to get this fab ruffled edge.

A macro shot of the Snow Sheer fabric showing the ruffles.

Also from the 'Spirit' plate this is a thick embossing technique with mica powders over the top. Love the way this technique brings out the depth of the images. Used two of them from the stamp plate on this card, the tree tops of the larger plate was used to create the look of foliage. This looks much better in real life, the photograph doesn't really do it justice.

Well that's all for now. Please leave your comments as I do love to read them, don't be shy.

Bye for now, take care:-)

4 May 2011

More Elements 2 Photos

Here is Helen with her metal class having fun.

One of the corner sections on our frames....... that butterfly worked well.

Fabric dryed and on to overlaying with more stamps and stencils. It was amazing how individual styes started to emerge at this point.

You may never see it again here I am with an iron in hand!  Contemplating Chris's work. Isn't it lovely.
 I look a bit sad here maybe I was thinking of Neet. We missed our polymer clay artist who was taken into hospital Wed night. She sent her best wishes to all and I can tell you she was hoping to be discharged yesterday. Please note I was wearing beads Neet made for me a while ago. I love them they are made with Makins air drying clay.

I will leave you for now with this happy shot of Becca with Helen I hope you didn't get pudding on those works of progress you have over your arm Becca. I will try to post some photos of this amazing quilted coat Becca is making. Great lady all the way from dorset to share her expertise with us on Elements.

Keep watching I'll post some more photos soon it is hard to choose which ones to put up but how come I have no photo of Sylvia?  I know this textile artist is camera shy she has dodged me does anyone have any photos I can post please?

Bye for now, take care:-)

Having problems with blogger

sorry folks please keep checking I am trying to get pics up here thanks for calling in Paddy

20 April 2011

Elements 2 The Start Of An Amazing Time

Getting started, stamping and stenciling with white before we choose colours

Colouring Oh wow! See how that pearlise shines through. High levels of concentration here for everyone

That paint looks yummy on Gwens piece

Wendy's scrunchy style

Lynn's Monet moments

Will be posting more images from the workshop in the next couple of days, until then take care.

Bye for now:-)

12 April 2011

ELEMENTS 2 is this Saturday and Sunday April 16th and 17th 2011

Sorry folks the shop will be closed this Saturday due to Elements taking place.  Will be back blogging next week and will have pictures and finished examples to show you.  See you very soon.

Bye for now, take care:-)