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•Two years ago, University of Maine at Farmington professors Elizabeth Cooke and Jon Oplinger wrote a book called The Wicked Small People of Whiskey Bridge (iUniverse; $9.99-22.95). In this whimsical children's novel, Whiskey Bridge, a fictional Maine mill town, becomes home for the Little People, "a happy and peaceful clan" who formerly lived "in the crater of a wonderful volcano." When the Little People meet some big people, lessons are learned and stories are shared.

 

 

•"Whiskey and Snakes" print by Kris Johnsen at emblemstudio.com

 

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•You've seen his work in galleries, on magazine covers, and adorning license plates. But what you may not know is that Maine native artist Thomas Merriam (bearinthebriers.com), who paints lovely landscapes, seascapes, and barnscapes, among other depictions of nature, uses whiskey as a watercolor wash in winter — this technique, which Merriam leaned as an apprentice to the "last surviving member of the Whiskey Water Color Association," prevents his brushes from freezing, allowing him to work outside in all weather conditions.
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