Moleskine: Fionnaghal


Name borne in Roman mythology by the goddess of flowers and the spring. It is also the feminine form of the old Roman family name Fl{o_}rus. Flora was little used in England before the 18th century, when it was imported from Scotland. In 1746 Flora Macdonald, helped Bonnie Prince Charlie to escape from there to the Island of Skye, disguised as a woman, after his defeat at Culloden. In fact, Flora was merely an Anglicized form of her Gaelic name, Fionnaghal.

This is a pencil sketch in a ruled Moleskine with a small amount of color from Copic markers.