Industrialpowersart wrote:Thanks. I got a very necessary chuckle out of "terribad". I have found some pretty good brushes at odd little shops in neighborhoods where nobody speaks english. This is the calligraphy section of the much larger version of those. Is it any use to you?
Industrialpowersart wrote:I hate it when they stop making something that I really like, which always seems to happen just as i decide I really like it. Because of this, I have taken to making my own everything, when all else fails. Cut reeds are my favorite pens. Egg tempera is my favorite paint. My favorite gesso involves calcium carbonate and rabbit skin glue. So. . . this is not me being an intentional pain in the behind when I suggest- have you considered making them yourself? I'm wondering if dog hair would have some of the same characteristics. I know a lady who makes her brushes out of a snip of fur from her cat's tail.
Industrialpowersart wrote:Because Kolinsky sable comes from weasels who live in a winter climate, the fur is thick and soft and verrrry absorbent. It is also strong, and a brush will never be "past its prime" if you clean it properly. I still use my mom's brushes from college- and it's been ten years since _I_ graduated college.
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