Studio Update


There’s always something in the works at Norton’s Cove Studio, and you’re welcome to be a part of it! If you’re nervous about going out because of the coronavirus, then please feel free to shop from home with our online store or call in an order. You can pick it up or have it delivered without contact locally. We’re happy to bring you your Norton’s Cove fix!

Have you ever tried to hook a mat? Design and hook your own mini-mat in a one day craft workshop here at Norton’s Cove Studio. You can register in person at the studio or using the online shop.

Our 4th Friday Night @ Norton’s Cove is tonight!

  • Craft Demonstration: I will be working on a hooked mat! You can sign up for upcoming mat hooking workshops, the first of which is tomorrow.
  • Flash Sale: You’ll get 15% off your entire purchase from 6-9pm.
  • And we’ll be serving up cappuccinos, lattés, and americanos. If you’d like to take your coffee to go, please bring a travel mug.

Norton’s Cove Studio Hours of Operation:

Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Dad’s Guitar

Dad’s Guitar Bookmarks: $5.50 each
Available at Norton’s Cove Studio or in the online shop!

This Yamaki guitar hangs in my office, but has been owned by my dad, and all three of my brothers at some time.  It was purchased new in 1980/81 and has been lost in poker games, travelled near and far, and finally came to hang out with me. All four of us kids learned to play guitar on this instrument, and it’s pretty special to me, even though I’m the least talented musician in the family by a loooooong stretch. I love it when my guys pick it up to play when they visit me at work.

Growing up in a family of musicians didn’t rub off on me in that I’m a great musician, but it did teach me to appreciate music; and the difference between someone like me who can strum a few chords, to professionals who can make their guitars talk and send shivers down your spine. What I really love the most about live music, I think, is that when you listen to the same songs later on a CD or a streaming service, I am reminded of the same wonderful feelings that the live show gave me, and I remember the back stories the artist tells between songs. It just makes me fall even deeper for the music in general.

How about you? Did you grow up with a musical family? Do you play any instruments?

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Norton’s Cove Café is closed for the season, but there is still lots going on at Norton’s Cove…

Come on over to Norton’s Cove Studio to get your cappuccino fix in the off-season. Bring your own mug if you’d like to take your americano or café latté to go- as an effort to cut down on the amount of garbage we produce. You can pick up your favourite jams, sauces, and salts too.

Our Annual Tibb’s Eve Dinner & Dance tickets have started to sell to those who have attended before- make sure you don’t miss your opportunity- get your tickets before they sell out!

We love our tee shirts and and hoodies branded with our Norton’s Cove logo! We have a new product hitting the shelves and online store very soon, in cahoots with Star Creations!
What do you think it will be?

And progress continues to creep along at the Lower Deck. I’ll keep you posted of anything new right here every Wednesday!

Excursions

11 degrees celcius on October 19th at Newtown. Calm with a gentle fog on the water, and the sun starting to set. Amazing, considering that a week or so ago we took the same little trail and had our breath taken away with a cold and fierce wind on this same little walking trail. I can’t even imagine what it’s like to live in a place where the weather doesn’t change drastically from day to day. Winds, tides, and whether or not we see the sun is a topic for discussion all the time here in Newfoundland.

Studio Update


There’s always something in the works at Norton’s Cove Studio, and you’re welcome to be a part of it! If you’re nervous about going out because of the coronavirus, then please feel free to shop from home with our online store or call in an order. You can pick it up or have it delivered without contact locally. We’re happy to bring you your Norton’s Cove fix!

Brand new paintings in the studio! And lots more in the works. I’m on a roll!

Our 3rd Friday Night @ Norton’s Cove is tonight!

  • Craft Demonstration: I will be printing Christmas Cards! Check out how lino-cut printing plates are pressed into paper with my etching press- have a hand at turning the wheel if you like!
  • Flash Sale: If you’re on our customer mailing list, you’ll get 15% off your entire purchase from 6-9pm
  • And we’ll be serving up cappuccinos, lattés, and americanos!

Norton’s Cove Studio Hours of Operation:

Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Norton’s Cove Café is closed for the season, but there is still lots going on at Norton’s Cove!

Last week, in order to reach out to my local peeps who use Facebook more than any other type of social media, I have set up a Norton’s Cove Studio & Café Facebook page. I’ll be cross-posting from this blog, so anyone who follows the page will see links to these posts in their timeline, as well as posts that usually go to Instagram or Twitter only. In order for my business to succeed, I really need the support of my local community.

If you like to use Facebook, I would really appreciate it if you would head on over to Norton’s Cove Studio & Café’s brand new Facebook page and share it with your friends, especially people local to the GNCA*. (*Greater Norton’s Cove Area!)

We love our tee shirts and and hoodies branded with our Norton’s Cove logo! We have a new product hitting the shelves and online store very soon, in cahoots with Star Creations!
What do you think it will be?

Our Annual Tibb’s Eve Dinner & Dance tickets have started to sell to those who have attended before- make sure you don’t miss your opportunity- get your tickets before they sell out!

And progress continues to creep along at the Lower Deck. I’ll keep you posted of anything new right here every Wednesday!

How Much is Enough?

In just a few weeks, I’ll be heading to St. John’s to sell my artwork at the Craft Council of NL‘s Christmas Craft Fair. I have tons of new prints already in stock, but not a lot of paintings left. So this fall in the studio, I am painting more and more Smudge Herring pieces to bring to the Craft Fair.

Yesterday, I was asked if I should be painting something else. Do all the people who like my Smudge Herring paintings enough to buy one already have one? How many Smudge Herring paintings are too many? Is my Smudge Herring market already glutted? Maybe I should be painting something else, but I don’t want to. Does that make me a hopeless entrepreneur or a good artist? Both? Neither? What do you think?

Studio Update

The shelves are full of new product, and I hope that we see lots of vaccinated people out and about for a cup of coffee and a behind-the-scenes look at some art in progress!
There’s always something in the works at Norton’s Cove Studio, and you’re welcome to be a part of it! If you’re nervous about going out because of the coronavirus, then please feel free to shop from home with our online store or call in an order. You can pick it up or have it delivered without contact locally. We’re happy to bring you your Norton’s Cove fix!

We have tons of beautiful giftable items in the shop.
Shown: Dark Tickle Co. products, perfect to bring along to your host for Thanksgiving dinner!

Our 2nd Friday Night @ Norton’s Cove is tonight!

  • Craft Demonstration: I will be painting! Ever want to try your hand at oil painting? Try a few brush strokes of your own!
  • Flash Sale: If you’re on our customer mailing list, you’ll get 15% off Dark Tickle Products!
  • And we’ll be Tasting some wonderful Dark Tickle Company products.

Norton’s Cove Studio Hours of Operation:

Sunday
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm