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?

In on the Gander

We had an appointment in Gander today for a recall concerning faulty headlights on our vehicle. So after dropping off the truck, we had a couple of hours to kill.

I had heard that some interesting improvements had been made at the Gander airport, where I haven’t been for quite some years, and Duke was willing, so we went for a visit.

This is the new giftshop, Gander Goods, at the airport. What a beautiful shop!
The Gander Goods store has a ton of fine craft and wonderful things made right here in Newfoundland, including my cards and minis! I absolutely love the design of the store- very bright and appealing, with lovely friendly staff too!
This is the International lounge at the airport, which had always been closed to the general public. It is now open, with a welcoming entryway, museum displays of relics from the history of the airport, an era appropriate playlist, and a bar. I am thoroughly impressed! Hats off to whoever is behind the refurbishment of YQX.

Life’s A Beach

I’m taking a little time off this week, and I started my holidays with a walk on the beach with my favourite cousin at Cape Island.

We found these interesting balls on the beach, and with a little investigation, we deducted that they are balls of seaweed type grasses that have rolled on the beach to form balls.

A grey and beautiful walk with a treasured friend. A great way to spend some time away from the studio & office!

In the Studio

Stop in to see how Norton’s Cove Mini-Prints are made today, and the next few days! I’m slowly getting through my latest #printapalooza print list while working on another couple of projects unrelated to my artistic career. When the Café closes up for the season tomorrow night, I’ll be able to put far more focus on artwork and building up stock to be ready for the last quarter of the year.

I’m printing a red-blue rainbow roll on mini-prints today, as seen above…

Norton’s Cove Studio is open:
(I’ll be taking a little holiday time soon, so please, if you’re travelling from afar, check in with me and let me know what day you’ll be visiting to avoid disappointment!)

Sunday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
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?

Product Spotlight

Hermit Cove Cups have been greeting customers at Norton’s Cove Café all summer!

Hermit Cove Cup Series

  • Three editions of 100 prints + 1 Trial Proof
  • Available matted to fit a 10 x 10″ frame
  • Available in a professional metallic wooden frame
  • Janet Davis 2020
  • Printed on Canson Edition 250g Antique White paper
  • As seen at Norton’s Cove Café
  • $60 each matted
  • $104 each framed as shown

“These cups were created during COVID-19 restricted times.  While choosing books to read or listen to over the winter and spring, I found that the old stories of Jane Austen and the Bronte sisters were where comfort was found.  This translated to my artwork in that I found myself going back to old images, old ideas from my own work.  These teacups were originally used in my imagery in 1996 up until about 1999.  My series of work then, called teastory, was all about appreciating the little things in life, and realizing how good things are compared to the experiences of our ancestors.”

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Don’t forget to visit our little Café Giftshop which is stocked with lots of these fabulous Dark Tickle products and lots more! All items in the Café Gift-Shop have a food theme! After Saturday, our Café Gift-Shop stock will be found across the road at Norton’s Cove Studio. Feel free to drop in there any time to get your Dark Tickle fix!

Starting this week off, we have these extras on offer:

  • The usual assortment of extra baked goods at the coffee counter: brownies, cookies, hand-pies…
  • Moose Burger served with caramelized onions, mayo, and cheddar cheese $18
  • Grilled T-Bone Moose Steak with partridgeberry BBQ sauce $29
  • And there is some Chicken Cacciatore in the plans for Friday!

Our full menu can be seen HERE, and we will be only using our digital menu this week, as we are not restocking during our last few days. When we run out of something, it’ll be deleted from the menu. If you are making a reservation and are worried that we won’t have what you want left in stock, just tell us your order when you make your reservation, and we’ll reserve a portion for you!

We are serving four types of burger with chippies this week: Moose, Turkey, Baxter (beef & pork), and Bean. $18

Please call the Café to make reservations: 536-2633
We have a very limited number of seats. And this is the last week of service this year.
So call ahead! Even if it’s just a few minutes before your visit.

Thank you all for your support– it means a LOT to me. Shopping and eating at Norton’s Cove enables me to employ nine people in this small town, and to share some joy and beauty with all who stop in. And thank you to my excellent employees who are able to bring us all such great service and products at Norton’s Cove Café: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Trina, Kasie, & Matthew! xx

Café hours are a bit different this week:

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
12:01 pm – 8:00 pm
Thursday
12:01 pm – 8:00 pm
Friday
12:01 pm – 7:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

In the Studio

I am printing new cards, minis, and bookmarks this week, for our own shop shelves as well as some orders coming in (including Christmas Cards!), while listening to the BBC coverage of the Queen’s death. What a historic moment we are living through this week! The Queen who I pledged my allegiance to as a Girl Guide is gone, and a new King takes her place. Only senior citizens remember when the last King died, and have known any other monarch than Elizabeth II. What an incredible woman she was to dedicate her entire life to royal duty and the people of her realm. I imagine the conversations between her and all the heads of government around the world would be amazing to hear.

Stop in to see how Norton’s Cove Cards are made today, and the next few days, and grab your tickets for David Guy Live @ Norton’s Cove on Saturday night too!

I’m printing a red-blue rainbow roll today, as seen on the caribou card above.

Norton’s Cove Studio is open:

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

Café closing very soon!

Get it while you still can! Our wonderful Norton’s Cove Café is scheduled to close on the 17th of this month, and we’re seeing such slow days this week that we may need to close up a bit earlier. If you’re hoping to visit, please make your reservations now so that we’ll know what to expect and help us to make decisions about how to handle the next few days. Call 536-2633.