Mark Making Tools ~no horsing around

I live in a community where asking a neighbour for horse hair is as normal as asking to borrow a cup of sugar. The sensory experience of mark making is so deep in our DNA that only when we take the time to revel in the texture and flow of the ink do we realise this love is bigger than ourselves. Or is that just me?

 The following video is my first application of ink on paper with my homemade horse hair brush. It moved easily across the paper and I was very happy with the result.


The character and earthy smell of horse hair really comes out once dipped in the ink.