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

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Tuesday 207: Looking & Feeling

paintings by Jessica Ives “What makes treatment with water so unique is that it is always as available as the nearest running water. Moreover, water therapy is painless, and hundreds of different health problems can be treated immediately, naturally, and at little or no cost. Water therapy can stop a cold before it starts, help overcome […]

Tuesday 207: Buttermilk Bath

painting by Jessica Ives In ancient Egypt, Cleopatra used to soak in baths of buttermilk in order to preserve her beauty and the radiance of her skin. Today in Maine, we soak in the bath of Gulf Hagas’ Buttermilk Falls in order to preserve both our sense of place and our sense of timelessness. We are here, […]

Tuesday 207: About Life

painting by Jessica Ives I am unable to distinguish between the feeling I have about life and the way I translate it. Henri Matisse Do. Be. Do. Be. Do. Frank Sinatra +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your […]

Tuesday 207: Flashpoint & Forget

painting by Jessica Ives The noun of self becomes a verb. This flashpoint of creation in the present moment is where work and play merge. Stephen Nachmanovitch Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music — the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls, and interesting people. […]

Hancock Pond, Part I

photographs via Tons Of Land

Tuesday 207: Watch Your Step

paintings by Jessica Ives Three dips are better than one. The frigid waters of Frenchman’s Hole renew the spirit again and again. Three paintings are also better than one. Sign up for my occasional newsletter here and receive an email with a special offer to buy all three Watch Your Step paintings for $500.  +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around […]

Tuesday 207: Suspended & Illuminated

painting by Jessica Ives Beauty take us beyond the visible to the height of consciousness, past the ordinary to the mystical, away from the expedient to the endlessly true. Joan Chittister +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  and Save thirty percent on any 4×4 inch oil on panel painting by making your purchase within the first week of its […]

Tuesday 207

painting by Jessica Ives Water is life’s mater and matrix, mother and medium. There is no life without water. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi   Promise me you will not spend so much time treading water and trying to keep your head above the waves that you forget, truly forget, how much you have always loved to swim.  Tyler Knott […]

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