THE MORNING'S WORK
Before I get going on the day's artwork, I need to take advantage of the wood stove's morning flare to do the cooking.
A gallon of sea water makes this much sea-salt (Fleur de Clallam). It's collected from Clallam Bay, out by the far point in that picture. It's slightly damp, very white, and has a very faint sweetness. Only enough is made for us, Christmas gifts for a few friends and occasionally to sell. Up here they call it "Donna's Salt."
To keep from getting my clothes wet, I wear a knee-length sweatshirt dress and flip-flops. Yes, it's cold, but it's never cold enough to freeze. Two gallons are collected at a time, one for each hand.