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

Month: March, 2015

A Postcard Home

postcard designed and sent by Margaret Rizzio

Tuesday 207: Point

painting by Jessica Ives “Over there?” “Yes, there.” Overheard from overhead. Whitehead, Mohegan. +++ 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. […]

Developing An Eye For Color: Transparency

text by Jessica Ives artwork by Nancy Duncan, Sasha Laurita, and Tom Wright For the past several winters, during the darker, colder weeks between holiday festivities and mud, I have been lucky enough to teach regular classes offering an exploration in color for both adults and children. During this past January, February, and March I once again had the pleasure to work […]

Hulls Cove, Maine; November 25, 2014 (Beachcombing series No.86)

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher In this photo: Blue Mussel (Mytilus edulis), stone encrusted with Coralline, Northern Rock Barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides), Waved Whelk (Buccinum undatum), sea brick, Rock Crab (Cancer irroratus), beach stone, lobster claw band, polyprolylene rope (probably from a lobster trap), nursery plant tag, Periwinkles (either Littorina littorea or L.saxatilis), maple seed (Acer […]

Honeybee Update

photographs and text by Sharon Kitchens A few photographs from the super quick hive check. What you are seeing: Honeybees can eat through their food stores (honey!) by early March if not sooner and will starve if not fed.  That’s where candyboards come in – a sugar syrup that is made into a fondant and sits […]

Kin To Kaint & Stiddy

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould KIN TO KAINT: From can see to can’t see; dawn to dusk. In outdoor work the weather is a factor, and in shipyards, on farms, and in the woods it was the custom to work stiddy in pleasant weather from kin to kaint. STIDDY: Steady. A stiddyin’ hand, and “stiddy as […]

Ice Fishing At Kid Only Ponds!

photograph and text by Steve Vose By March, many of the hardwaters of the state have begun slowly returning to their liquid state. This change comes with the longer days of sunlight and temperature that creep well up into the proximity of down right balmy. By March’s end, many favorite fishing spots will be unsafe […]

Skid Road

an excerpt from Maine Lingo: Boiled Owls, Billdads, & Wazzats by John Gould SKID ROAD: This original Maine term has been much abused by the world at large. It is not, was not, and never can be a “skid row.” The skid road was an iced logging road over which oxen and horses pulled the sleds. On downgrades a snub […]

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