I started making this ink to use in my own work, and it was so magical that I kept making it.
I cook black walnut husks for a full day, and then mash and stir the ink together with the husks before straining it, and adding clove oil and alcohol for preservation. My process of making this ink has been a part of a practice of intense transformation and creative growth. The connection that I built with the tree and the work inspired me to research and create a description of the creative energetic properties of the walnut tree. A copy of this description is included (in a tiny envelope sealed with sealing wax) with each four ounce bottle of ink.