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major connection:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, July 20, 2011, In : Art 

(photo by jendeanphoto.com)

This year 2-1-1 Maine celebrated five years of connecting Mainers to vital health and human services. The celebration recognized and thanked business, community and elected leaders who helped create and make it the vital resource it has become.

I was asked to create an image for the Pioneer Award that summarized 2-1-1 Maine's first five years. Click the photo above to see the image I created.

Many thanks to Bill Vickerson for throwing my hat in this particular ring.


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wise owls:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Tuesday, April 12, 2011, In : Art 

Behold, the first video I created for United Way of Greater Portland in my role. I look forward to many more. 

Here's the background text from UWGP's website:

Our communities are stronger when we embrace and honor our differences. It's also smart business.

Maine has the highest median age of any state in our country and our proportion of residents age 65 and older is projected to almost double between 2000 and 2030. This has big implications for our workforce since many if our young people are l...


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on the webb:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Thursday, March 3, 2011, In : Art 
I had the good fortune to guest blog for Ophelia's Webb on Monday. Click here to check it out.

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blast from my past:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Tuesday, February 22, 2011, In : Art 


I just found this and remembered how much I love it.
I took a lot of heat growing up for my flat chest and long legs.
I'll spare you the delightful list of nicknames those two things spawned
as my friends separated me from my body.
Fortunately, it really does get better.


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reminder:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, December 1, 2010, In : Art 


Once I lived in a world of happy oblivion where I assumed that I would be paid the same as any man with the same experience and education. When I first learned about the wage gap, I set out to determine what would happen if I took out 23% out of a dollar bill. Never once did I think that it would mean taking out the man.

I created this painting three years ago along with a graphic to commemorate Maine's Equal Pay Day. Things really haven't changed that much since then, but I've never looked at...

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flattered:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Friday, November 12, 2010, In : Art 


It's always a thrill to see one of my paintings in someone else's house.



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badge of honor:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Thursday, August 5, 2010, In : Art 

A while back I had the good fortune to design a patch for the Girl Scouts of Maine with the WAGE Project. Brownies get the patch through activities that focus on valuing self, beginning to learn negotiation skills, learning about the value of money and savings, and goal setting.

I saw the final product today for the first time when these 2-inch beauties arrived in the mail. If I had known they were this cool, I would not have been so patient.


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cirrusly:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Thursday, July 29, 2010, In : Art 



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prepping:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Tuesday, July 20, 2010, In : Art 

Here's an example of what you might find at our tent this August at South Portland's Art in the Park or at the WCSH6 Sidewalk Art Festival on Congress Street.


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new:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Monday, July 5, 2010, In : Art 

The painting drought is over.
Here's three of the six I've finished in the last week.


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i heart sketchnotes:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Thursday, May 6, 2010, In : Art 

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confronting the to-do list:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Monday, May 3, 2010, In : Art 


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konbit:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Saturday, April 10, 2010, In : Art 

In Haitian Creole, a konbit is a traditional Haitian method of working together to till your friends' fields as well as your own.

We'll trade this painting for a $100 donation to Konbit Sante's Earthquake Response Fund. First come, first served and you pick up or pay for shipping.

(Painting is 6X10 inches.)

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here's looking at you:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Tuesday, April 6, 2010, In : Art 


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processing:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Monday, April 5, 2010, In : Art 

This is one way I make sense of the world. I take a word or phrase then write wherever it takes me. I used to do them on large pieces of foam board but switched to 14x17 paper when T$ started fearing for his life.

I love that I find clarity by creating chaos. I also love how disconnected thoughts sometimes bump into each other in profound ways. But, best of all, I love that I can put everything on the line and no one ever knows even when it's right there in black and white.


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sleep interrupted:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, February 3, 2010, In : Art 


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lounge act:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Thursday, January 28, 2010, In : Art 

I could not wait to paint this.
Now I don't want to stop looking at it.


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letting go:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Tuesday, January 19, 2010, In : Art 

My friend has another guerrilla art installation underway and I'm supposed to tuck these four rocks around Portland. Problem is, all I really want to do is keep them close.

While picking our rocks from the tray being passed around, I smartly told people not to name them. I then promptly named the square one in the back Thurmond.

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coming soon:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Sunday, January 10, 2010, In : Art 

As much as I love this store, our dog Ping loves it more. Stop by this February to see some of my paintings and pick up a few bags of Ping's favorite treats. I'll be there for Furrst Friday on February 5 but the art will be up the whole month.

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meet eddie:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Monday, December 28, 2009, In : Art 

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our loss, our gain:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Thursday, December 10, 2009, In : Art 

Five years ago we gave this painting to our neighbor who was moving to a house in the West End. While sad to see her go, her very bright new home has been a publicity magnet. The painting above has been in two magazines and is now part of an Apartment Therapy house tour. Click here to check it out.



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still standing:

Posted by Jessica Esch on Wednesday, December 2, 2009, In : Art 

Stand for Equality is creating a video of people holding signs who support marriage equality. I created this painting before the law was repealed.

If you'd like to play, you better get a wiggle on because the deadline is this Sunday (December 6).

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