Such a busy person, sharing his knowledge, guiding, referring me
to other people, so much for a person he had just met a for few
How good it will be for every beginner if there is a mentor. Or am
I asking too much?
As a beginner well below the skills of the majority on this forum, I
relish the I gather, glean, ask for and more. So many
people here are great teachers and mentors. I don't live in an area
that offers classes, or has a school. I don't have the ability to
apprentice (I'm disabled) in the usual way.
So in venturing from buying my findings and stringing beads on wire
to finding my 'voice' by searching for skills I need (along with lots
of practice), using noble metals, and copper, too; to begin learning
about them individually; how to saw, design; torch, fuse, weld,
solder; forge, shape - and every finishing step in the world; cold
connections, and SO much more. That has all been taken from what I
read/watch at Ganoksin; through the forum here; and YouTube (I have
watched every vid Nancy LT Hamilton has put out, she's marvelous, as
are so many others).
Yet for the wealth of great info out there, nothing can replace a
personal connection like what you made. That's such a wonderful and
precious thing, and I am so excited for you!
For myself, having virtual mentors is better than nothing at all,
and will get me further than I'd have gotten on my own. It's up to me
to take it whare I want to from there.
Becky, in Huntsville, AL