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Jill Bliss  Pretty (& pretty interesting) details of my life as an artist-naturalist-educator-farmhand-caretaker-deckhand living in the islands of the Salish Sea.


Got to drive M/V Odyssey briefly today, only 44 feet longer than my new boat that I'll be driving home tomorrow on my day off!

Taking the Judy B for a little spin before purchase. We'll be running home to the islands together in the next few days!

One of the most popular prints at the @sanjuanexcursions shop. Go figure!

Packaging prints this morning for the @sanjuanexcursions shop before heading into town to work aboard M/V Odyssey today!

Ferry commute tonight has two unscheduled stops, but at least the view is beautiful! Without a boat of my own at the moment, my weekly commute between islands during the summer work season has involved two travel days a week juggling ferry schedules & charter boat schedules. Im very excited that very soon I'll be able to zip between islands in my own boat, on my own schedule!

Another little berry harvest from my little bit of island!

Been banging nails all afternoon, with breaks in between for chocolate. Reusing old lichen-encrusted shingles and semi-bent nails from a neighbors old roof gives the Homeshed instant vintage!

This mornings commute (via electric bicycle).

Back on the small island to move more doors & windows destined for my upcoming studio/homestead build. The renovation crew is ahead of schedule, meanwhile my own project is a few months behind schedule.

Yesterday aboard M/V Odyssey we visited with this humpback whale. S/he seemed to be a younger smaller whale & s/he wasn't in any of our Salish Sea Humpback ID guides. A new visitor to our area perhaps, and an indicator that this species is indeed recovering in numbers as they're no longer hunted.

Full moon with dappled clouds last night.

Throw your tail up in the air like you just don't care! July 3 was another fantastic day on the water with Biggs/Transient mammal-earring Orca!

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