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

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Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives Riddle: What is as delicate as seashell in the realm of thunder, and watched by a beehive while watching otters? *** Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Ives. These small works, all 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panels, will be concurrently listed for auction on, a […]

Maine Kaleidoscopes

photographs by Jim Dugan Rockland photographer Jim Dugan creates a wide variety of pictures but the most surprising is a series of digital kaleidoscopes that he’s been making, all with Maine themes. He says: “Yes, I know this is a bit of a gimmick. So sue me. There are plenty of gimmicks in photography these […]

Looking For The Lookout

photographs and text by Karen Zimmerman Food, language, gardening, people, wildlife, history—the world is so full of wonder. My life skitters between them all, lacking focus perhaps, but never dull. Heading home to weed, a quick stop to chat with a neighbor set me off instead in pursuit of a watchtower. Otter Creek once had […]

Little Moose Island, Schoodic

text and haiku by Kristen Lindquist Spent the morning on Schoodic Point in Acadia National Park. The tide was low, so we were able to walk over to Little Moose Island on an exposed natural causeway. I was with three botanists, so learned a lot about the plant life: the male Roseroot Sedum has yellow flowers […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: I have lived much of my life on the coast of Maine but I do not know how to sail. This summer I will change this; but as Richard Bode writes “first I must row a little boat.” *** Every Tuesday The Maine will post a new painting by Jessica Stammen. […]

Learning To Stay, To Climb, To Practice

paintings and text by Jessica Stammen On this day last year I was driving home, winding the opposite direction of downeast, traveling up-west along the coast of Maine from Acadia to Camden. Three days of adventuring in the national park with a crew of designers, marketers, and athletes from Northface had my body buzzing and […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: A year ago this week I went outdoor rock climbing for the first time. I was hooked – or rather, harnessed – after a challenging morning session at Otter Cliffs in Acadia. It was best not to think too much as I was being lowered over the edge for […]

Ice Fishing Shacks On Eagle Lake

photographs and text by Jennifer Steen Booher of Quercus Design We had a nice little snowstorm yesterday. (Editor’s note: This was originally posted on the Quercus Design blog on February 7th. This past weekend’s snowstorm, by comparison, was not exactly “nice” and “little.”) Big fat snowflakes came down hard for a couple of hours and […]

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