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 on The Maine and begins like this:
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 2x4 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 trying to maintain an outdoor rink all winter. At the end of every snowstorm we put on our skates and shovel the ice with the same care and precision we use to build boats....
207 Paintings post everyish Tuesday around 5:30am EST on both The Maine and jessicaleeives.com. Save thirty percent on any 4x4 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.