Fortunately Exercise 3 was somewhat easy to do. So now I have time to go back to Exercise 1 and 2 and attempt them once again. I'm still not on auto pilot for making custom brushes. It's not creating the brush that's hard, it's the confusion on saving them. There's just so much to learn and not enough time. When did I ever have time to have a career? I can't answer that.
Below is the original of a photo and then the second photo combines another image of a vintage postcard.
Trust yourself, you know more than you think you do - Benjamin Spock