The Maine
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Tag: handmade

Spring Salmon, Grand Lake Stream

painting by Jessica Ives Land-locked salmon have been swimming in the waters of Grand Lake Stream since the last ice age. It is home to one of the four native pools of land-locked salmon in the United States.  – from Fly Fishers Guide To New England +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on […]

Winter Warm Up

painting by Jessica Ives Many thanks to Maine Boats Homes & Harbors for featuring Jonathan’s words and my paintings in their January/February issue! “The Joy of Pond Hockey” was originally published here on The Maine and begins: Every winter The Carpenter’s Boat Shop sets up a hockey rink on a small pond in New Harbor. Built with 2x6s […]

Set The Trap

painting by Jessica Ives text by Jonathan Ives Finding live bait on New Year’s Day was easier than we thought. Pushaw’s Trading Post in Hope sold us twelve night crawlers and gave us directions to a man named Charlie who lived a few miles down the road and has been selling bait since he was four […]

Cathedral Trail

painting by Jessica Ives The Cathedral Trail is the shortest way to reach the top of Mount Katahdin from Chimney Pond. Hikers follow blue blazes up granite boulders as big as cars. Scrambling up the one and half mile trail with hands and feet, their movement more closely resembles rock climbing than hiking. The 2,350 foot […]

A Postcard Home

handmade by Margaret Rizzio

Magalloway

painting by Jessica Ives Fall fishing at its finest. +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on a 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its posting. Instead of $300 pay just $207, a number which just happens to be the […]

The Maine Coast Craft School

photo by Jonathan Ives The Maine Coast Craft School Philosophy: A useful, every-day item, such as a spoon, bowl or chair, made by the hands of the person using it or by someone they love, will bring enduring joy and meaning to ordinary tasks. Handmade objects, even very simple ones, are ambassadors of inspiration, artistic expression […]

Tuesday 207: Clarity

painting by Jessica Ives After Jordan Pond in Acadia, Pleasant Pond in Caratunk has the highest underwater visibility of any lake in Maine. Swimming in waters with 40 feet of clarity was our reward after a three hour pond-pilgrimage from Mid-coast Maine. +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on a 4×4 inch […]

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