Our Ink of the Day for the 8th of November is Tasmanian Safron, from the new series of Fountain Pen Inks, Van Dieman's Harvest. Out and about here in a Tasmanian Spring, flowers abound and roses in particular are to be seen everywhere in Launceston where we live.
The rose here was done solely with Tasmanian Safron, as were the blotches around. The remainder of the painting was done with Wasabi, also from Harvest, and Wineglass Bay from Tassie Seasons.
There are few places in the world where the Safron producing crocus flower grows well. In the Huon Valley of Southern Tasmania, this incredibly rare spice can be found. This ink is a slightly dark red, darker than our Bay of Fires or Firetail Finch, but not as deep as Sweetheart Cherry or Tamar Valley Pinot Noir. This ink has a very slight sheen, flows well and has some amount of shading, but performs excellently in any fountain pen.
We are very proud to make this ink our first ever Ink of the Day, and it is Free with every order made before 11:59pm, November the 8th, 2020.