I've never attempted to write much about myself in the past, mainly because in doing so you expose yourself and allow every man and sundry to have a dig at you because you're different, because you haven't had a stroke, heart attack or major operation and haven't lost the use of some part of your anatomy or some other hard luck story that makes you more important than everyone else that you must mention it with almost every posting across the internet that you make. I shall refer to this type of person from now on as the “moaner”
At my age, and let me tell you, retirement can't come fast enough, I have zero tolerance for idiots, time wasters, prima donnas’, self proclaimed experts and level headed people, a chip on each shoulder.
Over the years, I have gained some really good friends in this hobby. It is a hobby by the way people; I could count on one hand how many artists are actually making a living out of their images and most of them are dead now.