Thanks for your quick reply. I have put the brushes I attempted to create in the Brush folder. I now have two such folders. The brushes do show when I open the folders. I also did both a "refresh" and closed and reopened the Gimp. The brushes still don't show in the brush doc toolbox. I did find a sort of work around in the I can create a "new brush" from the toolbox doc but it limits me to one of four basic shapes and some adjustments to those shapes. In the Artist book it says I can create a brush from any shape, design, or even part of a photo. The one in the tutorial was a "X" shaped crush. I find it in the brush folder but I still can get it in the brush toolbox.
Hate to be such a PITA, but I sure appreciate any help/suggestions you can offer.
Old Guy & New Gimp User