What ate DD's paintbrushes? (lighthearted)
wherearemypaintbrushes · 19/11/2019 09:18
Hi all. Want advice as I think I am not being unusual but DD says I am. Just joined after a while of lurking I think the great detective skills of Mumsnet will be able to help me out!
I recently purchased a set of expensive paintbrushes for my DD's art GCSE. They work wonderfully and appeared to be very stable.
Yesterday, I asked my daughter about how her art is going, and if the brushes are any good. She seemed nervous of something and tried to avoid talking about it. So, I went to check her pencil case.
And, to my horror, I saw that the brushes were chewed down and covered in a substance that looked like saliva
I am very upset. We own a dog, who I at first thought was the culprit, but upon some quick thinking I realised that he would not be able to reach the pencil case. Asking my daughter, she denied it all and said they were like that before!!
Well, if they had came like that, I would not have given them to her!
Mumsnet, please help me to solve the mystery of...
Who ate my daughter's paintbrushes?
steppemum · 19/11/2019 10:01
- she left th epencil case on the floor and dog got them
2. she chews as she paints and was embarrassed that you found out.
3. she shares with a friend who is a chewer.
When I was teaching I was always amazed at how chewed the pencils got, especially as I rarely saw one in anyone's mouth!
steppemum · 19/11/2019 10:19
I assumed you meant the handles were eaten, but I realise you meant the bristles.
More likely to be dog or similar then.
and moths could definitely be the culprits, but only if she wasn't using tem, otherwise they would have been washed off. Did she leave them for a few months before using?
FilledSoda · 19/11/2019 10:50
I understand someone might chew on a paintbrush , as they would a pencil but I don't understand how they would be wet , covered in saliva.
That's pretty disgusting .
I know it's supposed to be lighthearted but I'd be quite cross about that I'm afraid and she would need to replace them from her pocket money .
onalongsabbatical · 19/11/2019 11:22
Mate, you're doing it wrong. I'm an artist but I only buy cheap as chips brushes because I'm LITERALLY shit at looking after them, so I just use new ones all the time.
Sources of perfectly decent cheap brushes - Amazon but take ages to get themselves here from China etc. Aldi/Lidl specials - I got some brilliant brushes from there last time they had them, they were about £3 a pack of 8 or might have been 10 or 12 - phenomenal value and definitely not rubbish. The Works do cheap brushes all the time so start there to solve the immediate brush crisis.
Decent expensive brushes only go to people who can either look after them or have cash to splash.
The dog ate them, obvs!
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