About 18 months ago, I made a name plaque for Niamh, and here at last is a similar one for her sister Róisín, inspired by Australian wildflowers.

I’ve read that the parcel mail between the US and Australia is flowing freely again, after a couple of years of major slowdown. Let’s see if this gets there in time for her July birthday!

oxalis ink

I thought this ink would be closer to the lemony colour of the flowers themselves, and it might have been if I’d checked in half an hour earlier. But I do love this rich orange. I thickened it with a teaspoon of gum arabic so it is more viscous than watery. I have no idea how fugitive it might be, but time will tell!