photograph by John Ames
The lament of a photographer’s wife.
An artful dialogue about the wonders of the state.
February 27, 2015
haiku by Kristen Lindquist
If not for squirrels
haiku by Kristen Lindquist
Ghost of snow
February 24, 2015
painting and text by Jessica Ives
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.
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.
Published: February 24, 2015
February 23, 2015
photo, text, and coffee by Dan Dishner
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.
Published: February 23, 2015
February 21, 2015
Published: February 21, 2015
February 20, 2015
Published: February 20, 2015
February 18, 2015
handmade for le bouton studio’s
white linen box top, citron linen shorts
citron linen tie shoulder sundress
banded skirt in cotton voile print
banded skirt in cotton voile print, shown with caftan
linen mushroom color caftan
Published: February 18, 2015