Donald,Years might pass by,but at 67 i am as bright as a shiny new brass button, and having just paid out £258.328.56p Tax on my earnings this year that`s not bad for an Old Timer. I happen to hold three Masters Degrees for Physics,Engineering , English Literature and Creative Writing. I worked for NASA for three years. Retired I live on a small Pension of £168.527.57p a year,plus my State Pension. I write Children`s Story Books and most of those earning go into helping Charity each week.If it were not the case I`d pay three times more Tax each year than i do.With over 3.000.000 sales on my books alone,the 10% royalties still flood in daily.Not bad for an Old Timer. I smile because every Pound i give ,the Government pays out too. As far as i am concerned Donald,a paint brush, and how it was made no mater how long ago, is a paint brush. A Tool for painting,and an answer to your question.
I support this great Forum,and I enjoy this hobby daily ,and never do i look down on any member. Concerning my tender 9 year-old head of 1958 ,many of my wide eyed dreams became a reality.
I like to play the fool by writing very tall tales here ,and on my blog,but i am far from being one.
Like Alice Through the Looking Glass. One never really knows who is just a finger tip away.
OK,I`ve had my say.__________________ I`m off typing another part of my wide eyed dreams. BB