Robert the cats are well.
I might have got the real cat fur off. It is palm size and Australian white beech. Netsuke fascinates me.
Then roses ... background is silky oak/grevillia and flowers are all aracauria .. native hoop pine. There is sand shading and dying of the hoop pine. Thei e is olive green courtesy of a few bright nails in vinegar.
Turning away from that ... I used to like to do pots. the main pale spalted wood is called beenatree cos I cannot remember the name, and the dark woods are New Guinea striped ebony.
Then the ultra thin platter of sunken hoop pine. Pulled out of a dam on the Darling Downs. With holes.
Great to meet you all.