This week at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café…

Our annual Feast of Saint Valentine will be going ahead again this month, with tickets available now in store or in the online shop. The menu has been updated, and as usual, I can’t wait to taste it all! Don’t wait until the last minute- get your table booked early to avoid disappointment. The Lower Deck will be open for those who’d like to show up before their reservation begins and/or after it ends!

I’d love to hear your suggestions for more special events between Valentine’s Day and June. Would you be interested in a Trivia Night? Or a Saint Patrick’s Day Feast? How about a Friday night dance (hearkening back to my teenage weekends at the Badger’s Quay SUF Hall) or a board game afternoon?

At the Lower Deck, I’m working on Operation Corkscrew: With the help of my trusty friend Joanne, we are cutting wine corks in half, dabbing a bit of gorilla glue on the back, and adhering each cork half to the unfinished side of a cabinet. I’ll be able to use it as a bulletin board, and it’ll add a bit of interest to the design of the room. What do you make of it? You might ask where I got all the corks? Aha! I’ve been saving them for about 20 years. And I’ve got one shopping bag full. Far less than the new 2 drink a week standard, for sure!

In the studio, I’ve completed all the Year-End paperwork (pats self of back), and now I’m gearing up for the first Printapalooza of the year. Making fresh plates to replace those that have worn out, and figuring out my print list: how many of each design do I have, in which colours, and how many do I need?

New Humpback and Orca printing plates, as well as The Narrows (top)
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This week at Norton’s Cove Studio & Café…

Our annual Feast of Saint Valentine will be going ahead again this February, with tickets available now in store or in the online shop. The menu has been updated, and as usual, I can’t wait to taste it all! Don’t wait until the last minute- get your table booked early to avoid disappointment. The Lower Deck will be open for those who’d like to show up before their reservation begins and/or after it ends!

I have made some decisions about the Café’s 2023 season that I’d like to share with you. We will be reopening in June, serving our supper menu only. And yes, you can make reservations anytime in the off-season by contacting me here at the studio.

This is the last week to take advantage of these great sale prices… The sale ends when February begins! Check out the online shop to see what else is on sale!

Christmas @ Norton’s Cove

If you’re out and about in New-Wes-Valley today, the studio is open all day, until 9pm. I’ll be here working on some last minute hand crafted gifts for friends and family, and welcome you to browse the old shop shelves for a unique last minute gift for your own checklist!

The town of New-Wes-Valley is planning a fireworks display tonight over Norton’s Cove, and while we had hoped to have the Café open to serve drinks for the fireworks display, the timing isn’t suited for us as we have such a big day ahead of us tomorrow with our Tibb’s Eve event. The studio will be open though, so do drop in to get a warm!

We still have Tibb’s Eve tickets available here at the shop, and I’d really appreciate it if you can share that information with your peeps who are in the Greater Norton’s Cove Area. There are convenient social media share buttons right in the online shop if you use facebook, twitter, or pinterest. Today is the last day to buy tickets and submit your menu choices.

Happy Christmas, everyone!
Especially to the Team Norton’s Cove who are hard at work serving up suppers to groups celebrating the season this week – and getting ready for Tibb’s Eve too!
Thank you Ted, Duke, Trina, Kasie, and Matthew for making Christmas special in the Cove!

Christmas @ Norton’s Cove

The time is flying by, and I’m sooooooo not ready for the calendar to tell me there’s only a week left until Christmas! Things have been so busy here, with my new job with Norton’s Cove Marine, and still planning events for the Café, and making product to sell in the studio/shop… My days have been pretty full!

We have lots of Tibb’s Eve tickets left here at the shop, and I’d really appreciate it if you can share that information with your peeps who are in the Greater Norton’s Cove Area. There are convenient social media share buttons right in the online shop if you use facebook, twitter, or pinterest.

Happy Christmas, everyone!
Especially to the Team Norton’s Cove who are hard at work serving up suppers to groups celebrating the season this week – and getting ready for Tibb’s Eve too!
Thank you Ted, Duke, Trina, Kasie, and Matthew for making Christmas special in the Cove!

This Week @ Norton’s Cove

It’s Friday night at Norton’s Cove! The studio is open until 9pm, and again tomorrow from 10-6. Here’s a look around tonight…

Studio posted hours are as follows, as well as any other time by chance or appointment. If I’m in the studio, the shop is open!

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
YES! Tibb’s Eve Tickets are available for purchase in the online store as well as at the Studio or Café! Two choices of tickets this year: the dinner and dance OR just the dance portion of the evening.

Happy Christmas, everyone!
Especially to the Team Norton’s Cove who are hard at work serving up suppers to groups celebrating the season this week and next- and getting ready for Tibb’s Eve too!
Thank you Ted, Duke, Trina & Kasie, for making Christmas special in the Cove!

This Week @ Norton’s Cove

It’s Saturday! Time to update you on what’s happening here at Norton’s Cove!

Thank you to the 12 lovely people who came out last night for our 21st Annual Christmas Party & Sale- while the crowd was very small, I am very thankful for the support shown to us this year and every year!

We drew two names last night for prizes of a $100 gift card each. And the winners are…

Door Prize: Kate Roebotham!

Subscriber’s Prize: Wayne Perry!

Kate and Wayne, check your messages/inbox to claim your prizes!

I am in the studio today until 6, and I’d love for you to drop in for a visit!
I’ll be printing some cards – I am out of stock on several designs, and I have my 2022 Christmas card design ready to print (finally!) .

Tomorrow, December 4th, please join us 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!

Studio posted hours are as follows, as well as any other time by chance or appointment. If I’m in the studio, the shop is open!

Sunday
Closed
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
Closed
Thursday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday
6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Tibb’s Eve Tickets are now available for purchase in the online store as well as at the Studio or Café! Two choices of tickets this year: the dinner and dance OR just the dance portion of the evening.

Happy Christmas season, everyone!

Happy Canada Day!

What a wonderful day it has been! This has been our busiest day of the year so far, with 30 visitors at the studio, and 64 people served at the Café. I’ve been hearing wonderful feedback from customers, and all feels right with the world.

I spent a wonderful couple of hours at The REACH today where there were so many happy faces- people genuinely pleased with the progress of the museum, archives, artisan marketplace, and the new exhibit by Tracy Blackwood in the art gallery… such a beautiful space made even better by beautiful smiles. So much positivity!

And then, to top it all off, the Town of New-Wes-Valley put off an impressive fireworks display right in Norton’s Cove, from the floating docks that were installed late last year by the province right where the old Brookfield wharf was.

Oh Canada! I know we’re not rated as the best country in the world, but man, it’s a pretty wonderful place that we’re living in. My little part of this country seems pretty hard to beat. And I’m very thankful every day to have been born just up the road at Brookfield Hospital as a Canadian citizen and a Newfoundlander.

This Weekend at Norton’s Cove

Can you feel summer coming? The grass turned green this past week, my crocuses are blooming, and the sun is strong even when it’s still cold outside. And of course the icebergs are here there and everywhere. This time of year, it’s fun to have a look first thing in the morning to see if any icebergs have drifted away or broken apart, or if new bergs have appeared. They are beautiful, no matter how many we see.

I’ve been doing some shop-keeping, updating displays both in the studio and the Café’s Gift Shop, and I’ll be printing late this afternoon and tomorrow. We’d love to see you here!

Mother’s Day photo-litho I made a billion years ago while a student at NSCAD University: my mom with a red rose overlaid. The tradition here was always to wear a red rose on Mother’s Day, or a white rose if your mom had already passed on.

This weekend, we’re wishing all moms out there a Happy Mother’s Day! A special shout-out to my mom, Ollie Davis, to my mother-in-law, Louise Kelloway, and to my Aunt Gwyn, who has always been like a 2nd mother to me. I love you!

Here’s the schedule for Norton’s Cove Studio this week:

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 – 6:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 6:00 pm

We have just a couple of openings left for Mother’s Day Brunch tomorrow. Contact me via e-mail or text or at the studio to reserve your table. While we welcome walk-ins, we often can’t accommodate them. Please do make a reservation to avoid disappointment!

Mother’s Day Brunch at Norton’s Cove Café 10am-3pm

Have a great weekend!

This Weekend at Norton’s Cove

I’m back to my regular hours here at the Studio this weekend! I’ve finished my 8 week contract with The Town of New-Wes-Valley to help set-up The REACH, and I’m pleased to be back in the studio getting cards, mini-prints, and bookmarks printed, packaged, and sent off to all the fabulous shops that carry my products!

While I have agreed to continue to do a little work at The REACH until the arts centre is ready to open, it will be a different schedule which allows me to get back to work at Norton’s Cove.

Sunday
Closed
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

The Café is taking reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch which is just a couple of weeks away! Contact me via e-mail or text or at the studio on Saturdays to reserve your table.

Mother’s Day Brunch at Norton’s Cove Café 10am-3pm

Have a great weekend!

This Weekend at Norton’s Cove

Another busy weekend here at Norton’s Cove! I was thrilled to receive a flower delivery from my friends Ashley & Aladdin on Friday afternoon! Ashley has been a long-time supporter of Norton’s Cove- I first met her as a teenage volunteer here in the studio. I employed her for a couple of summers, and taught her a few arty things that she continues to use in her career as an educator in Alberta. I still have my fingers crossed that they will make the move back to Newfoundland eventually, but for now, we keep a long-distance friendship!

Duke and I have been printing again, all day on Saturday, and again today, as St. George gave me the day off from my other short-term job which will be all done on Friday! I can’t believe how fast the weeks have gone by. You can check out the work I’ve been doing with my workmate Suzette Sheppard over at the newly designed website for The REACH! I’ve been very happy to be a part of the lovely changes being made at our local art gallery, museum, archive, and new artisan showcases! It’ll have a grand re-opening this summer. I will also be happy to get back to my regular schedule here at the studio! I’ve got lots to do!

The Café is now taking reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch! Contact me via e-mail or text or at the studio on Saturdays to reserve your table. And it’s only another few weeks until we open the Café for regular hours again! I’m so looking forward to that!

Mother’s Day Brunch at Norton’s Cove Café 10am-3pm

See you soon!