For Every Airbrush Artist!

Ready to get involved? Register for free and you won't see any google advertising!

Register

Big hearts make happy people.

Discussion in 'Open Bar!' started by Squishy, Feb 13, 2017.


  1. Squishy

    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Mod

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    10,841
    Likes Received:
    7,757
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Hampshire South Coast UK
    The wonderful Steve @The dude, really is The Dude. After I didn't win a bid for some free paints that I wanted to hopefully use in a project to give kids a bit of self worth, by teaching ABing later this year, Steve got in touch. He then sent me this box of Wicked and auto air paint and additives - 37 bottles in all. I know I am embarrassing him, but I am very excited, and very thankful. He also passed on the Javier Soto Portrait DVD, which in a few months I will also pass on. Talk about spreading the love. WP_20170212_17_41_03_Pro.jpg

    I have been so lucky to be the recipient (@Malky, @JackEb :D),and witness of so many big hearted gestures on the forum. Its what has inspired me to try and pay some of it forward if I can. Because I'm so tight and only buy the bare minimum, lol lol lol all I have is time. But it got me wondering...

    Does anyone else have something they no longer need, paints you didn't get on with, stencils you wont use again, brushes, or spares you no longer need etc etc, and never bothered to sell?? How great would it be to pass it on to some struggling young newbie, deserving member, community project, or worthy cause. A little rummaging around could really make someone's day. I speak from experience. This forum rocks, thanks Steve, and all the big hearts around here.
    Last edited: Feb 13, 2017
    jsymac, Freakaziot, Bosse and 8 others like this.
  2. musicmacd

    musicmacd Air-Valve Autobot! Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    May 29, 2015
    Messages:
    4,448
    Likes Received:
    6,713
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Brisbane
    The dude, Squishy and Steve McCracken like this.
  3. markjthomson

    markjthomson Very happy! Staff Member Mod

    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2014
    Messages:
    5,395
    Likes Received:
    4,384
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Auckland New Zealand
    THAT ROCKS Cheers @The dude for sharing the love!
    The dude, Squishy and Steve McCracken like this.
  4. JackEb

    JackEb Dragon Hunter Staff Member Admin

    Joined:
    Apr 21, 2012
    Messages:
    5,334
    Likes Received:
    4,546
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Adelaide, Australia
    Pay it forward is the name of the game. If you are lucky enough to be able to help someone then you should. Even if you can 'only' make them smile, then that's made their day better.

    Congrats Squishy and high five to @The dude.

    I look forward to seeing what your students produce.......with their permission of course !
    Squishy and markjthomson like this.
  5. matty171

    matty171 Air-Valve Autobot!

    Joined:
    Mar 9, 2014
    Messages:
    3,991
    Likes Received:
    3,263
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Belfast
    Nice one Steve


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
    Squishy and The dude like this.
  6. michael13

    michael13 Needle-chuck Ninja Very Likeable!

    Joined:
    May 9, 2013
    Messages:
    426
    Likes Received:
    428
    Trophy Points:
    61
    Location:
    Shellharbour Australia
    Good on you Steve that's really great of you
    Squishy and The dude like this.
  7. The dude

    The dude Elite Member! Elite Member!

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2014
    Messages:
    1,137
    Likes Received:
    1,100
    Trophy Points:
    111
    Location:
    Devon UK
    :sus::sus::confused::confused::confused::DEeerrrrrmmmm...Cheers Trish @Squishy ....There are a couple of reasons I did this,one I wont mention as I think we all have our own views....:whistling::whistling: another is I have been on this forum now for just over 3 years and I can safely say its you guys that inspired me to do this going on past gestures:thumbsup::thumbsup:.I dont think we have a lot of time on this planet and we should help those who need it,as Mitch says Spread the love...:D;)
    jsymac, JackEb, Squishy and 1 other person like this.
  8. Squishy

    Squishy Queen Clown Slayer Mod

    Joined:
    May 8, 2012
    Messages:
    10,841
    Likes Received:
    7,757
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Hampshire South Coast UK
    I think a view share that view lol!! You are the goodest of eggs Steve.
    Steve McCracken, JackEb and The dude like this.
  9. Mr.Micron

    Mr.Micron Royal pain in the air hose Admin

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2012
    Messages:
    13,280
    Likes Received:
    7,729
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Location:
    Bloomington,Indiana
    Congrats Squishy and Awesome show of kindness The Dude.
    Steve McCracken, The dude and Squishy like this.

Share This Page