An unexpected use for beeswax: paint

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Small curls of beeswax are building up on Hélène Farrar‘s fork as she delicately carves into her artwork, her intent invisible to the untrained eye. Her hands sweep across the wings of a large owl, brushing aside the bits she leaves behind. Her brow creases as she assesses the impressions she’s making in the image […]

A cat, a map and 25 weeks of Maine made goodness

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25 weeks of Maine makers. It’s been bliss, honestly. Absolute bliss. As of right now, Made in Maine features posts on 22 artists across the state. It includes woodworkers of all kinds (guitars, fishing lures, realistic flowers, rainbow pepper mills), people who pour concrete, paint, felt little gnomes, design and code video games, and much, […]

Maine man hooks fishermen with 1900s reproductions

A finished lure.

The scene is set in Bartow, Florida, in the early 1930s. A man named William Eger designs something he likes to call the “Florida Special.” But with recent events on the brain, the locals start calling it the “Dillinger” because the patented, prison-stripe-patterned beauty’s main purpose is to kill its prey so the user can […]