This Week @ Norton’s Cove

I am in the studio today until 6, and I’ll be back after supper too, as I’ve got lots to work on!
If you’re in the area, drop in for a visit!

We’re getting ready for Christmas! Four holiday dinner parties have been booked at the Café, and we’ve added a new event on December 4th to sip hot drinks and watch the fireworks over the cove which the Town of New-Wes-Valley will be organizing. The fireworks are set to start at 7pm, and we’ll be open 6-8! Check out our google calendar, which is always up-to-date with everything happening at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café!
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This Week @ Norton’s Cove

We’re back from the Far East! We’re pleased with our sales at the 48th Annual CCNL Christmas Craft Fair, and almost everything is put back in place in the shop, and we’re ready to get on with it.

Tomorrow we’ll be hitting the road again to do a Marine Survey in the Clarenville area to avoid some dirty weather forecasted for Thursday. I’m planning to print some Christmas cards while the snow is falling! I am sold out of Christmas Capelin, and I have a new 2022 card image in mind too. With Christmas just 40 days away, it’s time to get to work!

Duke has lots of mini disc fender wreath ornaments ($12 each) made, and I painted up some miniature lobster buoys (set of any 3 for $12) which are displayed in the press room. Great if you’ve got a bit of a nautical theme going this year!

Norton’s Cove Café is planning its Annual Tibb’s Eve event: tickets will be available on December 1st!

Save the Date:
Norton’s Cove Studio’s
Annual Christmas Party & Sale
happens on Friday, December 2nd, starting at 7pm!

All sorts of treats to start the festive season:
prizes, music, food & drink, and 25% off everything in the shop!

And subscribers to my eNewsletter get a special discount code
in their inbox to use for one day only, December 1st!

This Week @ Norton’s Cove

It’s going to be a busy week for Norton’s Cove! With the 48th Annual Christmas Craft Fair hosted by the Craft Council of NL coming up, today is a day of production. Finishing paintings that I hope to sell at the fair, and finishing off my latest edition of prints, which are still being water-coloured by hand.

The Craft Fair lasts for 4 days. But the prep-time makes it a much bigger portion of time for us. On Monday, Duke will get my wooden booth structure out of the wood-shed and set it up in the middle of the studio. We’ll set it up exactly as we want it to look at the show, including lights, extension cords, wrapping supplies, extra stock, etc. On Tuesday, I’ll pack it all up ready to go in the truck on Wednesday morning, when we take off for town. Wednesday is set-up day- all out of the truck again, hopefully easy enough because we already know where everything goes! Wednesday is also the day we get to see friends that we don’t get to see often, as we’ve gotten to know quite a few other craftspeople over the years. We’ve been doing this show almost every year since 2002, and I’ve been a member of the Craft Council of NL since 1990! On Sunday night we’ll pack it all up again, heading home on Monday. It’ll take all day Tuesday just to get everything put away in the studio again, and back to normal.

Norton’s Cove Studio is open: 10-6 today!
We’ll be closed for the rest of the week, until November 15th.

Norton’s Cove Café is planning its Annual Tibb’s Eve event: tickets will be available on December 1st!

If you’d like to ‘pre-shop’ to ensure you get what you’re looking for, please order in the online shop and leave a note for me that you’d like to pick it up at the Craft Fair! And then choose ‘pick up in store’ in the shipping information to save the cost of shipping!

Save the Date:

Norton’s Cove Studio’s
Annual Christmas Party & Sale
happens on Friday, December 2nd, starting at 7pm!

All sorts of treats to start the festive season: prizes, music, food & drink, and 25% off everything in the shop!

And subscribers to my eNewsletter get a special discount code in their inbox to use for one day only, December 1st!

Work in Progress

After seemingly ages waiting for paper to arrive to print this edition, it is printed and the ink is dry! So, this morning I added watercolour to the 1st relief print in the edition of 25. Summer in Greenspond. What could be sweeter?
The name of the edition is The View from Shallop Cove, and is inspired by photographs I took on the day of a family member’s marriage in Greenspond back in July when the wild iris’ were in full bloom. There is an experimental proof of this image hanging at the Craft Council Gallery in St. John’s right now too as part of their 50th Anniversary Exhibition.
Paintings in progress too: more smudge herring… who’d have guessed?

This Week @ Norton’s Cove

I’ve got lots going on here at Norton’s Cove this week! Mat hooking, planning for Christmas at the Café, a new edition of prints ready for watercolour, making Christmas tree ornaments, painting 19 canvas panels (16 of which are still just white in these pictures!) with smudge herring, and working with partner Davis Shipping Limited which is changing its name to Norton’s Cove Marine Inc.! More on that later!

The small paintings ($65 each) will be available soon for pickup at the studio or the Craft Fair, as well as the new edition of 25 prints: The View from Shallop Cove. Look for them in the online shop soon for pre-order! Duke’s tiny disc fender wreaths are available now in store for $12 each, as well as our tiny lobster buoys in sets of three.

Norton’s Cove Studio is open: 10-6 Wednesday to Sunday!

Norton’s Cove Café is planning its Annual Tibb’s Eve event: tickets will be available on December 1st!

Duke and I are excited to be registered for this event again this year- this is the only Craft Fair that Norton’s Cove Studio attends. If you’d like to ‘pre-shop’ to ensure you get what you’re looking for, please order in the online shop and leave a note for me that you’d like to pick it up at the Craft Fair! And then choose ‘pick up in store’ in the shipping information to save the cost of shipping!

Save the Date:

Norton’s Cove Studio’s
Annual Christmas Party & Sale
happens on Friday, December 2nd, starting at 7pm!

All sorts of treats to start the festive season: prizes, music, food & drink, and 25% off everything in the shop!

In the Studio

I am back in the studio a day early after taking some time off for Thanksgiving weekend. I had a lovely 2 days of doing yard-work and a big feed of turkey with our Greenspond friends. I’m thankful for all I have.

This week in the studio, I’m packaging up a couple of orders that have been drying on the rack all weekend, putting together a display of Christmas themed items, and tidying up after a mat hooking workshop that went ahead on Saturday. I’ll be here all week working on new projects, editioning The View from Shallop Cove, and hoping to see lots of visitors!

The View from Shallop Cove hung side by side with Sharon LeRiche’s Wild Iris’ on the Coast tapestry in a new exhibit at the Craft Council Gallery celebrating 50 years of the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador. I’ve been a member for 32 years!

Norton’s Cove Studio is open: 10-6 Wednesday to Sunday!

Duke and I are excited to be registered for this event again this year- this is the only Craft Fair that Norton’s Cove Studio attends. Will I see you there?

Save the Date:

Norton’s Cove Studio’s
Annual Christmas Party & Sale
happens on Friday, December 2nd, starting at 7pm!

All sorts of treats to start the festive season: prizes, music, food & drink, and 25% off everything in the shop!

Land at Norton’s Cove

Because I have decided against the plan to build a hotel next door as was the hope of pre-COVID times, I am selling a parcel of land that I had purchased for that project.

If you know of anyone who is interested in purchasing land to build a new home in the local area, please refer them to my Real Estate Agent’s website! The property is listed as Wesleyville, but is actually in Brookfield- both a part of the eight amalgamated communities that make up New-Wes-Valley.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

These fine gentlemen are coming back to perform Live at Norton’s Cove at the Lower Deck on October 8th! That’s the Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend. I hope we’ll see a big outpouring of support for the Silver Wolf Band from Labrador. We’ve got 50 tickets at $20 each, and we’ll have some snacks and drinks on the menu at the Lower Deck so you can make it a great night out with visiting family and friends. You can get your tickets in the online store, or by visiting the studio.

UPDATE: DUE TO LOW TICKET SALES, I HAVE HAD TO CANCEL THE LIVE @ NORTON’S COVE PERFORMANCE BY THE SILVER WOLF BAND. THE 4 TICKETS THAT HAD SOLD HAVE BEEN REFUNDED IN FULL. (2nd October 2022)

All the great products you found at the Café Giftshop this year are now available across the road at Norton’s Cove Studio! Feel free to stop in any time you see the OPEN sign to get your Dark Tickle or Gros Morne Coffee fix!

Café hours this week:

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
Closed
Saturday
Closed

In the Studio

This week and next, I am taking a little time off to rejuvenate my creative and entrepreneurial sensibilities. I have been enjoying some time at home, doing some long overdue maintenance and falling in love with a new paint colour on our foyer walls.

But today, I’m in the studio and office, taking care of some business:

  • Working on orders: packaging dry cards and minis, and printing more!
  • Moving Café Giftshop stock to the studio’s shelves and updating inventory
  • Reinstalling my big wall of artwork: I’ve sold a few pieces (thank you thank you!) and need to rearrange it all again, including artwork from the Café’s walls
  • Catching up on paperwork
  • Hoping to see a few visitors!
At home, I’m painting the foyer and three levels of the main hallway with the staircase leading to the third floor which was removed around 1930! I’ve already spent two days cleaning all the surfaces, spackle-ing the holes and gouges in the walls, painting the ceilings and wood doors and trims, touching up floor paint, and then the walls. I love the new colour, which is kind of a slate grey leaning towards blue. It offers lots of drama next to the beautiful white painted woodwork in this c.1884 house that I am lucky enough to own!

Norton’s Cove Studio is open:
The Studio is open by chance or appointment this week! Please call/text me at 536-8166 to make an appointment. Today and tomorrow, I’ll be here from around 10-6.

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
Closed
Friday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Duke and I are excited to be registered for this event again this year- this is the only Craft Fair that Norton’s Cove Studio attends. Will I see you there?