The name AlejRose originated from living in Guatemala, where I was affectionately called Alej - short for Alejandra. I started making custom embossed cards in January 2019 as a hobby taught to me by my aunt (thanks, Tía!). It quickly turned into a way to connect with loved ones by both sending them cards I'd written and then mailing them their own set of blank embossed cards. After many messages of encouragement, custom packs, and trips to the post office, I started my Etsy page.
I’ve bounced back & forth between Maine & Mass for years, always creating along the way. I love working with my hands & mixing styles. Right now I’m into bohemian wall art, macrame decor & plant hangers. My projects change as frequently as my mind, so check my page to stay updated on recent work!
His hand crafted metal works and watercolor bring a new spin on our nature vibe in the shop!
I have been published in DownEast Magazine, The Maine Magazine, Maine The Way Quarterly, National Fisherman Magazine, and am routinely included in Portland's annual visitor's guide. It is a true honor to represent the beauty of Maine and greater New England through my work, and cannot wait to share it with you!
Olga Herrera, self-taught painter and writer, born on the island of Cuba, Travels to Argentina in 1994, there begins her true foray into painting, and also begins her first steps in writing. In 2007 she traveled to the United States, where she starts working as a Nurse Assistant. In 2021 she moved to the state of Maine, where publishes her first book, and also spends much more time painting, its main theme is spirituality, but she likes to paint everything that catches her attention.
I started painting rocks about 1-2 years ago for something to do when I was bored. Now it’s kind of a therapy for me, a calming type of thing. Recently I decided to start selling my rocks because so many people were interested in them. Painting rocks takes a lot of patience and I enjoy doing all the spacing with the dots because I’m kind of a perfectionist. It makes me happy when I know people have my art in their homes which also makes them happy.
Tides and Dyes is inspired by my personal experiences and love of the local beaches of Maine where I have grown up. The beach has such a calming effect which allows me to reflect on some of my happiest memories. Tie dye has always been a fun outlet for me and has been something I have been doing since I was really little. My love for the beach and tie dye inspired me to come up with the creation of Tides and Dyes which I am happy to share with all of you!
We’re Gabby and Sam, two sisters from Maine. We have both spent a majority of the past few years traveling the world (to our parents’ slight dismay) and something that always came up for us was the amount of natural products the rest of the world uses. Everything has a purpose. This started out as a way to make natural products for ourselves and our loved ones, and it turned into Statera.
The Crooked Look is two Portland, Maine artists, Jeremy McNelley and Lucie Anderson, working collectively with a wide variety of materials to make the world a more interesting place. You can find them on Instagram @thecrookedlook
My work is always a collaboration with my camera - I move and change the actual landscape into a representation of the ephemeral reality. These are all reworked using watercolor techniques.
Originally from upstate New York, i am a Maine based artist dealing in mixed media, canvas painting and illustration. Most of what I do is capturing unspoken narratives, letting imagery and characters telling everyone who sees them a unique story.
Christy has used art as an emotional outlet and coping mechanism to help her find her voice when she couldn’t find the right words. After over ten years as a commercial graphic designer and feeling burnt out, Christy rekindled her passion for art and illustration and merged it with her love (and obsession) for pin collecting. From this came EVOL-EYE co. featuring designs inspired by love, loss, and hope for better days.
"Born and raised in Maine, I graduated from Thornton Academy in 2012 and studied Art with a Business concentration at SMCC. Growing up I always had pencil and notebook in hand, ready to draw or paint whenever inspired. Now my mediums range from watercolor, drawing, photography, jewelry making, macrame, and flower preservation. Living in such a beautiful state with all four seasons has always been my biggest inspiration; I feel so fortunate to be able to experience it."
Beth Nowicki Bringing a pop of color to new & upcycled clothing. MAINE