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

Month: December, 2014

Spring Sailing 11/23

text and photographs by Bill Buchholtz Editor’s note: Although originally posted by the Chickawaukie Ice Boat Club in late November, we felt today’s weather warranted a repost here on The Maine. Stay tuned for more updates from the CIBC as the ice thickens — we hope! Lloyd Roberts can’t remember ever sailing this early in the season, nearly a week […]


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Dreams Of The Ocean

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Fresh Catch

paintings and text by Colin Page Now that things are slowing down in my schedule, I’ve finally found time to do some fun still life projects I’ve been kicking around for a while. I thought it would be fun to paint fish as part of a tablescape. The first challenge was finding some whole fish. […]


poem by Dave Morrison, included in his new collection of poems, Shake Hands With Your Heart, coming out in January We’ve got Trouble now, but there’s always been Trouble; so we keep making babies with enormous capacity for love and few bad habits, we keep falling in love, there are still trees, the moon and the […]


 first photograph by Aaron Gerth second photograph by Jonathan Ives Brim of my hat got coated in ice this morning while shoveling the drive. Winter must be here… +++

Jim Dugan’s Maine Kaleidoscopes

 photographs by Jim Dugan Jim Dugan’s Maine Kaleidoscopes are now hanging at Archipelago in Rockland. An artists’ reception is planned for Rockland’s First Friday Art Walk on December 5th. Full information at Archipelago’s website. In a recent issue, Maine Boats, Homes & Harbors writes about Jim’s Kaleidoscopes and his process: “He takes recognizable Maine scenes, then through computer ‘copy-and-paste’ creates […]

Feather White

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould FEATHER WHITE: A wind-whipped sea, all whitecaps, is said to be feather white. Hence, some degree of agitation in a person: “He came all feather white to give me a piece of his mind!”

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