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

Month: March, 2015

Tuesday 207: Spring Skiing

painting and text by Jessica Ives Saddleback was magic on Sunday! +++ Every Tuesday morning The Maine and 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 […]

Where The Deer Were

haiku by Kristen Lindquist In the old snow, tracks zig-zagging up a hill– a long winter for deer too.

The North Atlantic

painting by Scott Kelley The North Atlantic, a new painting – in six parts, each 10 x 14 inches – will be shown at Dowling Walsh Gallery in Rockland, opening May 1st. It is based upon a group of small books I found in the special collections branch of the Providence Public Library, which has […]


an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould RUGGED: Pronounced rug-gid. A favorite word throughout Maine in the usual dictionary meanings but with a great deal of additional verve and color. The physical condition and state of health which makes a man well set up and powerful establishes him as rug-gid, but a ten-year-old boy […]

The Spruce

text by Jonathan Ives My mind races as I sit silently with my hands folded in my lap. All around me in a circle twenty others bow their heads reverently. A violent wind shakes the building, causing me to look out the window. A winter storm hit our area over the weekend and forced me and my […]

Maine Boatbuilders Show 2015

photographs by Jamie Bloomquist

Spring Garden

photographs and text by Jo Ellen Designs Until the snow melts and reveals my garden we are feeling very heartened by these colorful wooden veggie ornaments! They come in Orange Carrot, Purple Turnip, Pink Radish, and Tall Red Beet and are available online here. Happy Spring!

The Equinox Approacheth

photograph by Brian Willson

Maine Farmland Trust