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

Month: April, 2015


painting and lifting by Lily Hamill Phoebe, 12″ x 12″, acrylic on wood panel Besides running one of Midcoast Maine’s epicenters of fitness Lily Hamill paints dog portraits by commission. She’s “ruff” and tough. Yes, that’s a cairnoodle in the foreground.


written and performed by Jamie Oshima Editor’s note: We love every new song sung from the lips of Maine’s first family of music, the Oshimas!


photograph by Jonathan Ives

Tuesday 207: On Guard(rail)

painting by Jessica Ives A guardrail protects all the hard work of a boatbuilder. It is the last piece of wood to be fastened onto a Monhegan Skiff, but it will be the first piece to bump, rub, or scrape against a dock or another dinghy once it’s launched. The guardrail here is the last and most satisfying task for this new apprentice to finish before […]

A Postcard Home

designed and sent by Margaret Rizzio

Something Completely Different

Photographer Jim Dugan really does run the gamut of Maine, from pretty waterfalls to, well, just take a look. These are the roller-derby ladies of Rock Coast Rollers raising funds in their annual Milli Vanilli Lip Sync Contest at Trackside Station in Rockland. The music was all over the map but humming “Proud Mary” from […]

Spring Melt in Acadia

Jim Dugan first photographed this waterfall on Mt. Desert Island over 20 years ago. He’s never seen it roaring as it did this spring.

Tuesday Tune: Yellow Rumped Warbler

photographs by Brian Willson Pussy willow blooms, Beech Hill Preserve, Rockport, Maine, 20 April 2015.

Maine Farmland Trust