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

Month: August, 2015


poem by Dave Morrison I should not come to this day empty-handed, If a poem is a song I will clear my throat, If a poem is a painting I will try to find a subject that interests someone besides me, If a poem is an inheritance then I will sit in the lawyer’s waiting […]

New Day, Fresh Start

inspiration via Happier Outside

Hancock Pond, Part II

photographs via Tons Of Land

Hancock Pond, Part I

photographs via Tons Of Land

Tuesday 207: Watch Your Step

paintings by Jessica Ives Three dips are better than one. The frigid waters of Frenchman’s Hole renew the spirit again and again. Three paintings are also better than one. Sign up for my occasional newsletter here and receive an email with a special offer to buy all three Watch Your Step paintings for $500.  +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around […]

SEWBIZE Kathy Stanley

photograph and text by Karen O. Zimmermann Showbiz was not in Kathy Stanley’s mind when she created this combination of letters for her vanity plate. The owner of two fabric and sewing stores, and with over 100 miles between the two, she is just sooo busy. And, of course, she sews. But with a seemingly […]


painting & lifting by Lily Hamill Bosley, 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.

Tuesday 207: Illumintide

painting by Jessica Ives Without the sea, Acadia would be like a gem without a setting. Each headland, bay, and inlet reveals the majestic interface between sea and land…. The sea destroys and displaces, but it also builds. What the sea takes from one point on the coast may be added to another. With the irresistible energy […]

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