What to Do When You Lose A Loved One

Sadness and Summer Time Blues                           How many people think their dad is like superman, invincible, and will never leave? I don’t care how old you are, I thought my dad would never die, and neither did he! So when it happened, despite […]

When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloomed

“When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom’d” -Walt Whitman Is the title of an elegy poem by Walt Whitman written in 1865 after President Lincoln was assassinated. It’s also the line my husband recited to me on our first date. (He’s and English teacher at Orono High School and he knows his poetry and how […]

Art That Makes Your Heart Beat Faster

                        Beating the Odds My creative spirit has been focused these past few weeks on a beating heart, my Dad’s. Like many retired “Mainahs”, my father travels and lives in Florida over the frigid Maine winter months. This year is his seventh year since […]

How To Survive Mud Season in Maine

Welcome to Maine’s “Mud Season“: the time of year between wintah and summah! As I was dashing into Lord Hall at the University of Maine last evening, trying to avoid the rain, the heel of my shoe caught in the soft soil and stuck in the mud. Luckily, my bare foot avoided the same fate […]

Dont Be A Fool Love April Art

My footsteps on OHS football field next to my home in Orono, photo by Teddi-Jann Covell

April’s Art of Baseball It would be “foolish” to ignore all the signs of spring, even though snow may be falling and covering the tiny blossoms. Look around and I will help you discover vernal season evidence with an artful twist to brighten your spirits!                       […]

The History of the Color Green in Maine

“Top of the Morn’in to Ya!” Today is the day for the “wearing of the green”, an Irish St. Patrick’s Day tradition for many “Mainahs.” As a former Baxter State Park artist in residence I love green and find that this hue presents itself in most of my work. Therefore, I decided to highlight this […]

What Are Big Girl Panties and Who Wears Them

  As a female professional artist, business owner, and book illustrator nothing aggravates me more than seeing the short sighted phrase, “put on Big-Girl panties” used toward women. Just what does this mean? I will “frame” the following response with factual references and personal experiences for everyone to learn from. Statues Don’t Wear Underwear Erected on Wall […]

Can you Imagine Art and Life Without Women

“Women’s Rights are Human Rights” – HRC, painting by Teddi-Jann Covell, 16″ x 20″, oil on canvas Art without Women March is Women’s History Month. Today is International Women’s Day and it’s “A Day Without Women Strike”. Today, women, if possible, are to remain home, not work or shop so that the world can realize […]

Mainahs in Mexico who didnt climb the Wall

While some spent February vacation on the slopes or at the “Tourney’s”, I convinced my husband to leave our house in the middle of the winter and visit my brother and his family in Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico! (And no our pipes didn’t freeze or the boiler break down as he had feared! In fact, one […]

Art Of Tourney Time!

What is it about this time of year when entire towns come out of the ice fishing shacks, off the snowmobile trails, and head for the “Mecca”? We love to cheer on our teams during the Eastern Maine Basketball Tournaments! But there’s an art to this cold winter ritual that gets people heated up and […]