Studio Update

I am still working away at more smudge herring paintings, and will have a number of them ready to go with frames by Sunday. I love painting them!

Smudge Herring No. 62 in progress

I’ve been attending the Craft Council of NL’s Christmas Craft Fair as a vendor most years since 2002. But long before Norton’s Cove Studio was born, I actually had a job with the Craft Council (or the NLCDA as it was known back then) as an assistant to the Craft Fair Director. The job lasted just a few weeks, and had me putting up thousands of posters all over St. John’s, helping to set up the venue- taping out booth sizes on the concrete floor of Memorial Stadium, lugging things about, helping craftspeople set up their booths, and manning the information/credit card booth. One of the best things about the Craft Fair is the people that I’ve met there over the past thirty years. And it’s the main reason Duke and I still bother to load up the truck with whatever we need and go to town for a few nights to sell our fine art pieces in an arena!

This is the reason I’ve been painting up a storm lately- I want to have plenty of new paintings to bring to the Craft Council’s Christmas Craft Fair.

Tonight will be the 5th Friday night in a row that the studio has been open late, and I had hoped to get a few visitors in the door by offering up some special stuff- but in four weeks, four people in total have walked through the doors. I may be the daughter of Captain Oblivious, but I can take a hint. So there won’t be anything special (or at least nothing more special than usual) going on here on Friday nights. Just the regular charm of an 1890 general store with the aromas of freshly pulled espresso and oil paint. I’ll enjoy it by myself and stop worrying about trying to convince everyone else to love it too.

Norton’s Cove Studio Hours of Operation:

These hours will change with the beginning of November. I had planned to stay with my current hours until Christmas at least, but the weather has prevented me from having much time to do the things I want to do on my days off, and as a business owner, I have to take the few perks I do have, like making my own schedule, to make my life more enjoyable. So beginning on November 1st, the studio will be open by chance or appointment. I’ll still get my 40+ hours in, but I’ll be able to work in the garden on those rare sunny days! Artwork & paperwork can be done in the rain drizzle and fog!

10:00 am – 3:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
10:00 am – 9:00 pm
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

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