Making Watercolor Brushes!

Last fall our cats brought us several squirrels. At the time, I was appalled, particularly when they showed up with various pieces in the living room. We promptly disposed of the carcasses. Not long after I came across a video of how to make brushes from squirrels’ fur! The cats, however, had moved on to other prey. Until recently! Considerately, this time they left only the tail of a young squirrel outside on the porch. Serendipitously, a stand of bamboo has been cut down nearby. I collected the tail, selected bamboo pieces of appropriate size, viewed various videos, and made some brushes!! Here’re photos of my attempt. It seems a mature squirrel tail with more abundant and longer fur might be a better starting point. I’m now watching the roadsides…

 

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2 responses to “Making Watercolor Brushes!

  1. Uh oh, now you and Tim will both be watching the roadside – who’s driving??

  2. So, today Ink Spot showed up with another prize! Two small, and then she ran off with it.

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