I took a free class he taught (at Big Picture Classes I think). It's great to see a young man embrace a passion that's way out of the mainstream for his gender and age. And he seems to be pretty good at what he does.
Yes, he is quite talented for his age for sure. I’ve been following him for a while and I’ve always wondered how he got in to card making since it’s rare to see guys in to it. He is great now- he will probably be the next Tim Holtz. I can’t even remember how I found out about him.
I am so happy he's got a line coming out with Ranger. He's such a sweetie. I remember watching one of his first videos and I am always peeking at his new ones. Thank you Ranger for giving us younger artists. I really appreciate it and different artists too.
Post by riversong1963 on Jan 19, 2019 15:36:11 GMT
I've watched his videos and took his SB.com course. Honestly, he didn't teach anything I haven't seen in tons of videos and classes during the many years I've been stamping. When someone made a comment about this (albeit an unnecessary one) on a YT video, he said that all these ideas were his, and he didn't learn them from anyone else. That really turned me off. Someone so young surely learned from others, and he should have at least acknowledged that when asked. Not individual people, but a general acknowledgment that not many ideas are completely original, and we have all learned from others.
That being said, it is nice to see young people getting involved in stamping. I just don't see what the big fuss is about him.
I admit I taught myself at his age and younger. I had no books, no social media, didn't know any stampers except my Dad who stamped leatherwork. The first time I saw a book about stamping my eyes bugged out of my head like a cartoon character, lol. I was in my late twenties then! I was self taught when there was no Internet only in government and high end corporations. I agree with your assessment riversong1963 in today's social media age he learned a few tricks or tips somewhere.
Even though I had no stamping education at all I had art classes that applied my knowledge to stamping too. I learned from others too but it was a different way to learn.
I know it's probably his age, lack of wisdom and trying to prove himself after saying stupid stuff like most young kids. I hope this doesn't become a habit and he gets some education about doing that in the industry. We all go ballistic and nuclear hearing the older artists say things like that. He is starting young and he keeps doing that then he is really going to receive a lot of backlash. That will be a shame because he's a talented kid and a sweet boy. I think he can change a lot of what is stodgy in this industry. I really want to see newer younger artists with fresh takes. I am really rooting for him because I want change, lol.