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

Shagadelic

photo by Jim Dugan

Shagadelic

I was out for a sunrise walk in Rockland. The water was glassy, reflecting just the right mixture of clouds and sky. Then a lobster boat went by, throwing up a perfect wake. As I was photographing, a cormorant (locally called “shag”) surfaced.

My Maine Mermaid

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My Maine mermaid and fish coin purses!

Tuesday 207: Dwelling

painting by Jessica Ives

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A house is a dwelling. So is the body. Monhegan’s Red House was the island’s first home and because of excellent craftsmanship, great care, and unique character it has withstood time and the elements since 1790. The human body, likewise, is built to last. What can we do to take great care and express our unique character so that we, too, have a dwelling for years to come?

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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.

Good Advice

photo by Linda Zeigler

Camden Transfer Station

Favorite sign ever at the Camden transfer station.

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

Maine Farmland Trust