I stared down at my locks after my haircut on Friday. The way the little bundles of hair curved to a point reminded me of something. Oh, it was like my favorite sable paint brush! I know of wolf, rabbit and weasel hair paint brushes used for sumi-e painting & calligraphy, but never human hair paint brushes. I picked up a little bundle of curls. I stroked the cut end. It was blunt and sharp. I stroked the other end and found it surprisingly soft. Before you know it I scrounged a chopstick out of my supplies. Unable to find any bendable metal in the stash I opted for black duct tape. I mean, why not? It was just an experiment. I spotted some strong button thread to dress it up a bit. A little trim to the hair and wow, it almost looked like a paint brush. The experimenting continued with black ink, walnut ink and some Indian yellow Radiant watercolor on watercolor paper. This was wonderful - if I ever should be stuck on some tropical island without my art supplies.