This image, first seen in "Blog 2-How to Sit in the Chair"... is a blow up to better show monitor #3. Way to the left...but never left out...I use this computer while painting to show the brushes. Here's the deal.
I experiment with brushes until I settle on one best for the area...in this example the feathers of the flamingo head. I then record the stats of that brush INCLUDING all the numbers in the property bar. It just isn't good enough to only remember which brush is used...size matters...as does opacity, resat, bleed and jitter. When starting a new project I can say to myself "didn't I have a great brush for this job while working on flamingos". Of all the things I've tried in the past...a pile of "brush detail files" has been VERY useful.