Maine, A Love Story (Hardcover)
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“Can you live in a moment?”
This love letter to Maine from artist Blue Butterfield is a book of intimate essays illustrated with her evocative woodblock prints.
Life isn’t easy on a farm outside Bar Harbor with her single mom, but they both find solace and joy in the beauty of Acadia National Park and in making art. This is a unique book about how you find inspiration and gratitude in attention: to nature, to loved ones, to ideas. From the peaks of Katahdin to the lakes of Mount Desert Island and the Casco Bay islands, her love of Maine shines from every page.
About the Author
Blue Butterfield is a woodblock printmaker who lives with her family in Portland, Maine. She has works in permanent collections around New England, including Maine Medical Center, Maine General, and the New England Cancer Center. She illustrated Coloring Maine and Robert Tristam Coffin’s Christmas in Maine, published by Islandport Press. She issues a yearly calendar of woodcuts, A Year in Maine, currently in its 17th year of publication. In her free time, she mountain bikes with her husband, Kevin, and their dog Hopper in their second favorite state (Vermont), perfects her tofu tikka masala recipe and makes fangirl t-shirts for her favorite fantasy authors. bluebutterfield.com