Actually, yes! This time of year is perfect for gathering pokeberries, or pokeweed, which grows in many parts of North America. The berries are super-toxic, but they produce a lovely pinkish-purple ink that you can use in your workings. The ink does eventually fade to brown if it's exposed to sunlight, but that's not such a bad thing - rumor has it that the Declaration of Independence was written with pokeberry ink! How to Make Pokeberry Ink
Addendum: Thanks to reader Makarios for clearing up the question of the Declaration of Independence -- turns out the finalized version that is sitting in the National Archives was actually written with iron-gall ink. However, it's possible that earlier drafts were done in a less permanent method. Thanks, Makarios, for the link!
Readers, have you made your own ink using magical ingredients? What suggestions and ideas can you offer?
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