The Maine
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.

“Damn it…NOT before breakfast.”

photograph by John Ames

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The lament of a photographer’s wife.

Inspiration

haiku by Kristen Lindquist

If not for squirrels
would the cat leave her bed?
What gets me up?

Long Winter

haiku by Kristen Lindquist

Ghost of snow
blows through the branches–
fleeting dreams of spring.

Tuesday 207: Spring Break Snorkel

painting and text by Jessica Ives

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It’s only the last week of February but already I’m leaning forward, anticipating Daylight Savings Time, longer work days in a studio full of natural light, and increasing birdsong out the window. More wind chill advisories and snow may come, and I may not be traveling anywhere tropical in the month of March, but you can be sure I’m already swimming, snorkeling, and surfing in the studio. Studies say taking a vacation might not make you happier, but anticipating it will. Painting is, for me, an act of remembering because I work from past adventures and experiences; but it is also an act of anticipation. Oh to be that free, that immersed, that awestruck, that breathless, that filled with wonder soon — soon when the painting is complete, soon when the seasons change, soon when I am in the water again. My imagination travels and so do I. So can you.

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Every Tuesday morning The Maine and jessicaleeives.com will post a new 207 Painting for sale. For a limited time these small works, each 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panel, will be available for the special price of $207! Click on the image above to access the painting’s sale. New 207 Paintings will post each Tuesday around 5:30am EST and will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis directly through the artist’s website (no longer through a third-party auction platform — yeah for developments in soloprenuerism!). Should a painting not sell by midnight on the Saturday following its original posting, its price will increase to the standard $300 and be available through the store at jessicaleeives.com.

Tuesday 207 Paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.

Coast Is Clear

photo, text, and coffee by Dan Dishner

Coffee On The Porch

Good Morning from the Coast of Maine. Woke up to a nice 24 degrees this morning. Time to get back to work. My how time flies when you are having fun. Black&Blonde in my cup today, one of my favorite ways to make coffee, light/dark. Enjoy the day. — Dan

Coast is Clear. Very clear. Costa Rican, Mexican, and places across the ocean. A cup of smooth sailing in a sweet breeze.

A Postcard Home

postcard designed and sent by Margaret Rizzio

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The ice breaks up on Fore River, a sign of things to come

triptych by Justin Gove

The ice breaks up on Fore River, a sign of things to come.

Summer 2015 CSA

handmade for le bouton studio’s
Summer 2015 C
ommunity Supported Apparel

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white linen box top, citron linen shorts

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citron linen tie shoulder sundress
on seam pockets, straight shape, just below knee length

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banded skirt in cotton voile print

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banded skirt in cotton voile print, shown with caftan

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linen mushroom color caftan
v-neck, side vents, center front and back vertical seam detail, on seam pockets
the belt is interior at the back, exterior at the front
this way, the back remains free, and the front can be gathered
knee length

The CSA closes on February 15, 2015

Maine Farmland Trust