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

Month: June, 2015

Former Florida Man

overheard in portland Older lady, to group of people at bus stop: “Well, I lived in Florida once, and I wasn’t so crazy about it…” Older man, interrupting loudly: “I lived in Florida for two years, and I hated every single minute of it!” (Overheard at the bus stop in front of the Back Cove […]

Another Day In June

paintings and text by Ingrid Ellison stranded in the studio chasing an idea that has been percolating for months beginning with one novel: We the Drowned and ending with another: Moby Dick in between there were a lot of experiments false starts and drawings of waves and nets and shipwrecks of night skies and cast lines of […]

How To Make A Sign

with Megan Lillie at The Carpenter’s Boat Shop photographs by Jonathan Ives

Tuesday 207: Tidal Treasure

painting by Jessica Ives “[…] it is a strange thing that most of the feeling we call religious, most of the mystical outcrying which is one of the most prized and used and desired reactions of our species, is really the understanding and the attempt to say that man is related to the whole thing, related […]

Coast Walk 2 Still Life

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher Coast Walk 2: from the Town Beach to Cromwell Harbor; January 6-10, 2015 From left to right, top to bottom: Hovering above: plastic ring, sea glass Row 1: young Blue Mussels (Mytilus edulis), Northern Rock Barnacle (Semibalanus balanoides), more mussels Row 2: granite beach stone, Corallina officinalis, plastic marker […]

Back to the beach

photographs by Jim Dugan who has been photographing the same beach for over 20 years.

Healing Song

poem by Dave Morrison How can I sing with this broken throat, this burned mouth? How can I sing when I drag through the days, wanting only sleep? Very quietly. Every day I will hum notes of gratitude for everything that works and everything that does not hurt and then one day, without even noticing […]

Indigo Girls

photographs and experiment by Jess Smith and Trelawney O’Brien When you become bored with your pants, take them off and dunk them in indigo. This is what happens when you accidentally get indigo inside your glove. Blue hand and blueberry tea. Mug by Austin Smith.

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