Jill Bliss is an artist (and naturalist, educator, farmhand, caretaker, and deckhand) who lives on a small island in the Salish Sea in the Pacific Northwest. In 2012 she sold her house and nearly everything she owned to move to the island and reconnect with nature after a busy career as a designer in New York and San Francisco. Using a wide assortment of the beautifully vibrant wild fungi she finds, Bliss turns them into stunning arrangements and photographs them for a project she calls Nature Medleys. See below for a collection of some of our favorites. You can follow the artist on Instagram, and you can also find much of her work for sale in her online shop.


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“I’ve plunked down my life savings for a modest half acre of cleared land on a small island of 30 full-time households to live out the rest of my days in tune with the natural world,” writes Bliss. "I satisfy my nomadic nature by holing up in various off-grid cabins on small islands, preferably with wild animals and semi-feral people for neighbors, mentors and muses. These are the months for hibernation, quiet reflection, close observations of discreet moments in nature, art making, sleeping, reading, cooking, chopping wood, stoking wood stove fires, hiking & kayaking in the rain.”

More info: Jill Bliss | Instagram | Shop

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Nancy E 2 weeks ago

They look like Japanese parasols

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Seong Jin 2 weeks ago

They look like something out of a fairytale .+(´^ω^`)+.

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Sarah Ngakaari Hammond 1 week ago

Looks like undersea Coral.

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Angel 2 weeks ago

Omfg this is awesome

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Hikari 2 weeks ago

They look like saucers for tea cups!

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xxxBBxxx 2 weeks ago

this looks like something you can embroider, :)

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Seong Jin 2 weeks ago

The large white one looks like someone sewed it

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Hope Floats 2 weeks ago

A mushroom bouquet. ..

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Seong Jin 2 weeks ago

From now on mushroom bouquets are what I'm going to give to people

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Karin 1 week ago

Absolutely gorgeous..

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