MECA Made is a new online store from with work made by current students, alumni and faculty of the Maine College of Art. During this year they will be hosting a series of pop-up sales, some of which correspond to annual events they used to hold in the Porteous Building.

MECA Made, With Love is special for Valentine’s Day, with a focus on the Illustration and Jewelry Departments. Through Monday, Feb. 15, you’ll be able to find beautifully made gifts for your loved ones (or yourself), many with a sweetheart theme.

Visit to browse the sale. All of these highlighted products are available in limited quantities and may no longer be available.

Cocktail accessories by DMG Designs

Here’s a gift idea and a date night idea: get takeout from a restaurant that also sells craft cocktails. Most are formulated to make two drinks when poured over ice and these slender tools, hand forged and hammered for texture, will stir it up and spear the garnish. Brass cocktail pick is $12, cocktail stirrers are $30 for brass and $85 for sterling silver.

Paper flowers by Audrey Robidoux

You know the Portland Press Herald loves paper crafts. This year, get flowers that will remain unique works of art in your home long past February 14. Each flower is constructed with wire, glue and paper, then hand painted with watercolors. Pictured here is the peony $30. Nine different flowers available, prices range from $15 for a carnation to $40 for an iris.

Mobiles by CATQUAT

Mobiles are not just for nurseries. At just 4 inches to 13 inches wide, these delicate, ceramic and wire mobiles are easy to install and would look sweet almost anywhere, since hearts and cats never go out of style. Mobiles range from $55 to $105.


Paintings by Michel Droge

From the artist: “The Aubades is a series of tiny paintings that are based on the idea of an early dawn love song or a poem a lover sings as they take leave of their partner for the day. They are also a love song to the earth and its early mornings – to all creatures surviving the darkness and entering into a promise of new day.” 5 inch by 5 inch oil and acrylic paintings are $125.

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