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

Tag: winter

Too Much Of A Good Thing

text and photograph by Jonathan Ives Two times a week I work at the Camden Snow Bowl teaching fourth graders how to snowboard. The hardest part of the day is not learning how to get on the chairlift or how to move with one foot strapped in. It’s when the kids change out of their […]

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 […]

Breakwater In Winter

photography by Jim Dugan Jim Dugan lives in Rockland and tries to walk out the Rockland Breakwater regularly. The recent cold spell kept him from it for a couple weeks. When the weather broke, it was still pretty icy and the path to it was drifted over. Nevertheless, he persisted.

More Light

photo by Joseph Sortwell

Northern Currency

text by Jonathan Ives photo by Lazy Acres Farm “I can’t believe I’m taking layers off,” I said out loud as I pulled my sweatshirt overhead, throwing it to the grass underneath the staging. “Yeah, it gets pretty hot with the sun on our backs,” Mark said smiling. “It’s hard to believe it’s already the […]

Tuesday 207: Northern Whites

painting by Jessica Ives As I sit here and jot notes about these, my two newest paintings, it is snowing, sleeting, and raining. The first day of spring has come and gone, but it is March in Maine and here we are with weather not quite fit for skiing, but also not quite tempting us to dress […]

Acadia: Back To The Waterfall

photography by Jim Dugan Jim keeps going back to the same waterfall. Year after year. This year, not so much snow but nice ice.

Tuesday 207: Beginner’s Courage

painting by Jessica Ives I say to the young: “Do not stop thinking of life as an adventure. You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively.” – Eleanor Roosevelt Many a false step was made by standing still. – Fortune cookie +++ 207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine  […]

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