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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 […]

Swimmer At The Surface

painting by Jessica Ives The water is warm, the air is cool. Reflections of foliage across the surface help us imagine the pond is a colorful, cozy quilt that surrounds us as we swim. With barely an eye, a nose, a corner of mouth, we peek out from under our cover for a glimpse and a […]

Long Pond Mornings: Photos of Acadia’s Quiet Side

photographs by Jim Dugan

Pond snow clearing – it takes a neighborhood

photograph by Leila Murphy

Next Goal Ties

photographs and text by Jonathan Ives Every winter The Carpenter’s Boat Shop sets up a hockey rink on a small pond in New Harbor. Built with 2x6s screwed into a 2×4 base, the height of the rink is just enough to keep the puck in and the snow out. Still, it’s a lot of work […]

Tuesday 207: Primary

painting and text by Jessica Ives Yellow laces, red plaid, and that sky! +++ Every Tuesday morning The Maine and will post a new 207 Painting for sale. For a limited time these small works, each 4 x 4 inches on cradled birchwood panel, will be available for the special price of $207! Click on the image above to access the painting’s sale. […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives The sixteenth chapter of Henry David Thoreau’s Walden begins: After a still winter night I awoke with the impression that some question had been put to me, which I had been endeavoring in vain to answer in my sleep, as what- how- when- where? But there was dawning Nature, in whom […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Stammen “Even though it’s dark, we still want to play.” After the work day is done staff and students from The Carpenter’s Boat Shop caravan over to the neighborhood pond to play hockey as night falls. With the first strong, loud smack of the puck against the boards Mr. Riley knows without […]

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