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

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We All Have Our Reasons: #765

Michaela Coleman reminds us of the most urgent, and orienting activities when returning home: Perfect first day in Maine. Picked blueberries on mount Battie then went for a swim in Megunticook. Feels good to be home.  


photograph by Jamie Bloomquist Editor’s note: Jamie’s photo reminds me of the Charles Hawthorne quotation, “It is beautifully simple, painting — all we have to do is to get the color notes in their proper relation.” This photographed moment looks like a beautiful painting to me; I can hear the notes of the dog splashing […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen You don’t need to leave your room. Remain sitting at your table and listen. Don’t even listen, simply wait. Don’t even wait, be quite still and solitary. The world will freely offer itself to you to be unmasked. It has no choice. It will roll in ecstasy at your feet. -Kafka […]

Mt. Battie Sunrise Workout

an adventure a day for the month of December by Shannon Thompson For 12/4, 124 reps each: Squats Push-ups Walking lunges Sit-ups Tricep dips Plus a 124-second plank with four instances of cheating.

Canine Color

photographs by Brian Willson

Tuesday 207

paintings by Jessica Stammen Happy October, Tuesday 207 fans! The seasons are changing and it’s going to take me a couple weeks to build up a fall appropriate body of work. While you wait I thought it might be nice to show you that I can, in fact, make paintings larger than 4×4 inches! And […]

Tuesday 207

painting and text by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Last Friday I took the ferry out of New Harbor to Monhegan. Jonathan and I spent the day hiking this magical island, finding the best views in front of which to play an epic series of cribbage games. For match two-of-five we set up on a shallow […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen About this painting: Last weekend I hiked the ridge trail in Camden Hills State Park with Jonathan. Just before we reached Ocean Lookout on Megunticook Mountain I turned back to see the incredible blue of Penobscot Bay rising up through bare tree branches. Jonathan’s hat almost became camouflage; it was as if […]

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