whale of a time

late night sketch, pen 

I saw my first grey whale of the migration season. It came right up to the shore line. I saw the tail fluke and realized the whale was moving on. I ran all the way down to the marina hoping to get a photograph of this beautiful creature. Luckily, this whale found another spot for foraging the ghost shrimp just beyond the marina. This was the closest I've ever been to one. Granted, I still needed a zoom lens, but I could hear every time the whale blew a spray of water. So amazing. The grey whales are monitored by The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and I later learned that this was Grey Whale #22.

linocut whale print on envelope

The experience inspired me to make a whale linocut and a fluke linocut for my love of mail art.

Here's to another great week!

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