My husband Arthur had a motivation for a project that we could work together on. A project that would first of all feed our relationship ,"of 41 years" no matter what the outcome. As with all prayers of intention, this time Arthur felt that it wouldn't be a bad thing if we were reciprocate for our time and work. One thing, "local bamboo", lead to another, "driftwood from our northern california coast", and artist's brushes was off the ground. Each piece of wood and hair were matched individually for comfort, and inspiration. Happy Strokes.