Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Ink Batches

Amazingly, I have been able to post twice in one month! I need to restrain myself lest expectations rise to unattainable heights.


A new batch of ink is completed and is awaiting the completion of the slow dehydration process in the oven. Unlike batch numbered 3, this ink has a very dark, stout character with a bit of shine. Batch 2 as you will recall seemed a bit timid and not quite as permanently impressed upon the paper fiber as I would have liked, though still quite usable.


So, I should have a completely adequate supply of period correct 18th century ink ready for sale come Spring.




Packaging is set set, with instructions in both period and (inside) modern day wording.






Now, I await the return of Spring, the budding oaks, the busy wasps, and nascent galls ready to be turned into more ink . . .

29 comments:

  1. 3 March

    Dear Sir,

    It is with great joy that I am able to respond to your post of this past 23 February. I am greatful to know that you have survived, yet, another Minnesota winter. I look upon this as having accomplished a tremendous feat, as I too have suffered through many a challenging winter there. I will be arriving to the headwaters, in only a few more days, where I shall hope to reunite with my Anishinabeg friends. I hope to take possession of my new canoe, for which I have prepaid my Ojibwe builders, quite handsomely, with rifles, munitions and other unmentionables. I am sure to be pleased with it's quality for I hear said, more often than naught, how this particular band is know for building a most steadfast vessel. I hope to collect, as well, a ready payload of beaver, rabbit, and with the grace of our Good Lord, much besides.
    Until such time as we might meet face to face I bid you, my friend, a fond Farewell

    Yours, in this spirit,
    Davy B

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