Tuesday 207: Baby Boarder

painting by Jessica Ives

Every winter the Camden Snow Bowl generously gives fourth graders in Midcoast Maine an opportunity to learn to ski or ride for free — three day passes, equipment, instruction, even warm gloves for those who forgot theirs, all at no cost. This season my husband worked as a snowboard instructor and helped students from Belfast to Warren to Vinalhaven make fresh turns, some for the very first time. Once in a while he got to ride down Coaster or Foxy with a group of seasoned students, he the tallest kid in the pack. Most of his time, however, was spent on the Slipway holding hands, breaking falls, and picking up small but smiling bodies. Bruised but not broken, at the end of the day everyone had fun and learned to love the winter a little more.


207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. 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 area code.

Tuesday 207 Paintings are exclusive to The Maine. They depict the land, the light and the people that make this state a state of wonder. Jessica is editor of The Maine and writes occasionally as The Outsider.