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

Tag: swimming

New At Every Moment

painting by Jessica Ives But of all the water’s secrets, he saw today only a single one — one that struck his soul. He saw that this water flowed and flowed, it was constantly flowing, and yet it was always there; it was always eternally the same and yet new at every moment! Oh, to be able […]

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 […]

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 Save thirty percent on a 4×4 inch […]

A Postcard Home

handmade by Margaret Rizzio

Tuesday 207: Sloop & Swimmer

painting by Jessica Ives Ahhh…summer in Maine! +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and 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 Maine state […]

Tuesday 207: Walking Water

painting by Jessica Ives A human being is a container invented by water so it can walk around. – from Job’s Body Popham Colony was a short-lived English settlement founded the same year as the Jamestown Colony in Virginia. Over the course of its first and only year of existence in 1607 and 1608, settlers built the Virginia of Sagadahoc, […]

Tuesday 207: Dwelling

painting by Jessica Ives A house is a dwelling. So is the body. Monhegan’s Red House was the island’s first home and because of excellent craftsmanship, great care, and unique character it has withstood time and the elements since 1790. The human body, likewise, is built to last. What can we do to take great care […]

Tuesday 207: Keep The Channel Open

painting by Jessica Ives There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening, that is translated through you into action. And because there is only one of you in all of time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, you will never exist through any other medium. It will be lost. The world will […]

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