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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.

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Beginning the first structure on my property: the tool shed (later to be repurposed into a garden tool shed). I traded weeding my neighbors garden in exchange for half an hour of kubota time to move the gravel for the foundation. Would have taken me all day with a shovel & a bucket otherwise!

It's tough to get any work done on the job site today with these two heart melters!

Marina pier party. I haven't seen a seastar this big in quite some time. Good to see!

Seasonal transition: art studio supplies heading off the island today, prepping for usual summer work two islands over.

Working with the printer on new & reprint notecards coming soon!

Current workspace view. It's gonna be a gorgeous day!

One of my wonky studio drawings my architect friend translated into his digital program. Timber frame with cordwood infill, ramp up to green roofs with decking to work or sleep en plain air & enjoy peek-a-boo distant ocean views. All subject to revision dependent on the materials I'm able to find & reuse already on-island.

Reduce, reuse, recycle: measuring these windows on an upcoming island house remodel, to be reused for my new art studio build.

Another monumental arrival on Earth Day: the first "mass form studies" from my architect for my future home & studio! So exciting to see my wonky sketches look so solid!

This morning I found out my father passed away in the night. So strange that he would depart on Earth Day, a day that had no significance in his daily life but guides mine fully.

We were never close. His all-consuming disfunctionalities modeled a way of living I did not want to perpetuate. In that regard, he was one of my greatest teachers. Hopefully he has finally found some peace today.

A preserved wee bat!

Today's job site overlooked the little island I spent time on yesterday. Today there were 2 boats at anchor there. I feel lucky I was on the only boat at anchor there yesterday!

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