How to wake up new years day without a gigantic hangover

How does a person show courage not to drink alcohol on the bubbliest of holidays and still be the life of the party? It takes an inventive person with discipline and determination. I will illustrate 12 ways in which to eliminate popular drinking pursuits and I have suggestions to replace socially imposed pressures with creative […]

How to end problems at the Maine North Pole

                        Changing of the guard and restore art at the park Director of Baxter State Park, Jensen Bissell announced his retirement plans for the end of December, during last October’s annual end of season staff meeting. As a former, artist in residence at Baxter State […]

What happened when 4000 people are caught in the garden blackout

              Shorter days require bright nights Last December, I coaxed my husband into witnessing the eye-popping, fun-filled weekend of the “Festival of Lights” in Boothbay Harbor. This included an art show opening reception at Boothbay Region Art Foundation’s “Art in the Square” annual holiday exhibit, in which I was […]

Passionately playing like a girl to help the team

                    Play like a girl In the fall of 1974, I couldn’t wait to climb “lib slope” on Cornell’s campus with my hockey bag over my shoulder on my way to the famous Lynah rink. So what if it was 5:00 AM and freezing cold! I […]

Now is the time to buy great art

              Paint Bangor and live wet paint auction Every year the Bangor Art society hosts a “Plein-air” paint-out in Bangor. Plein-air is a term that means a process of painting out of doors. This is when an artist sets up her easel with a canvas outside and creates a […]

How to help after a hurricane

                Fearing the unknown My late father’s home in Lehigh Acres, Florida sustained a direct hit by hurricane Irma last month.Even though, I was in continuous contact with neighbors before during and hours after the eye passed through the little town, my family was worried about possible destruction. […]

How to avoid getting wet in a rainstorm

                Great American paint out 2017 I should not complain. I am not in the eye of hurricane Irma like thousands of Florida folks. Nor do I have to evacuate to a shelter or get help from the Red Cross due to flooding. Thank God I live in Maine! I […]

How to embarrass yourself without really trying

Don Cookson of WZON radio station interviews Teddi-Jann Covell this week in Bangor, photo by Deb Neuman Being president means embarassing moments Little did I know, that when I was elected president of the Bangor Art Society I would end up in front of a camera, in front of a local radio station microphone and in front of […]

What to do now if you looked at the eclipse

                              I, like many other folks around the country, watched the solar eclipse this week with excited anticipation. My husband and I were with about 100 other people at Schoodic Point at Acadia National Park in Winter Harbor, Maine. We did […]

Behind the scenes at art festivals

              What people don’t see as they walk through the booths As my alarm jolted me at 5:30 AM  Saturday, I felt like I had just laid down to sleep. That’s because I had, I crawled into bed only 3 1/2 hours before! Yes, last minute matting and wrapping prints had […]