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

Tuesday 207: Keep The Channel Open

painting by Jessica Ives

painting by Jessica Ives

There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, you will never exist through any other medium. It will be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is, nor how it compares to other expressions. It is your business to keep yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open.

– Martha Graham

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207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.

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.

Rockland Sunrises

photos by Jim Dugan

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Tuesday 207: Shaded Riffles

painting by Jessica Ives

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Riffle: A riffle is a rocky, shallow area in a stream where water cascading over rocks creates a noticeable surface disturbance. To identify a riffle, look for a choppy surface or whitewater spilling over shallow rocks into deeper water. A good riffle will fulfill all of the basic needs of a trout. The shallow, highly oxygenated water is a perfect environment for the aquatic insects trout eat. Boulders and rocks create plentiful hiding and resting spots. Deeper water downstream gives trout rest and security. All of these aspects make a riffle a great starting point when looking for trout.

From “Where’s That Trout

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207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the Maine state area code.

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.

Thriller/Rolling in the Deep/Close Mashup

arranged and performed by Molly Mann and Jamie Oshima
directed, recorded, filmed, and edited by Jamie Oshima at Tiny Room Studio

Cleaning Up The Islands

photos by Jim Dugan

The Maine Island Trail Association has a somewhat mixed mission: stewardship of Maine islands but also access. The stewardship part includes organized cleanups and a network of volunteer island “Monitor Skippers” who check the islands regularly.

Photographer Jim Dugan went along on a cleanup of Muscongus Bay last week. Five boatloads of volunteers fanned out over the bay to walk around islands, picking up whatever the boats could carry. Many bags of plastic debris, tires, construction material, all were jammed into the boats, leaving barely enough room for the people to return to Round Pond.

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Good Morning!

photograph by Tom Stammen

Good Morning!

Jessica Ives Show at Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth

Just go see it.

Jessica Ives is showing her paintings at the Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth

Jessica Ives is showing her paintings at the Courthouse Gallery, Ellsworth

21 Main

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Maine Farmland Trust