This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio


#printapalooza is my name for a full print-run of Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, & Bookmarks in all the designs and all the colours! Red, Red-Yellow (shown), Orange, Red-Blue, Blue, Blue-Green, Green, Grey, & Black.

I have been working away at #printapalooza, as I have orders due to be shipped to shops next week, and I have also been spending quite a lot of time in my office, working on an export plan with the help of NLOWE‘s GATEWAY to Trade program. I realize that I need to expand my market and double my art sales in order to call Norton’s Cove Studio a successful business. And I am determined to make that happen.

With the aim of promoting exactly that, I would love to see those of you who already have a piece of my art in your personal or office collection to post a picture of it and share it with your social media peeps. It would be really great if some of you who are considered influencers would take part, to really help get some bigger reach. I’ve devised a little contest: the prize will be a custom order of artwork, made just for you, and we’ll use up the whole month of June, with a winner drawn from the entries on July 1st. Here’s what you need to do to play:

  • post a picture of your Janet Davis artwork on twitter, Instagram, or your blog
  • each post is a new entry
  • use the hashtag #JanetDavisArt
  • tag Norton’s Cove: twitter: @NortonsCove Instagram: @nortonscovestudioandcafe Blog (WordPress): @nortonscovestudio
  • June 1st – 30th
  • all artwork by Janet qualifies, including Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, Bookmarks, textile pieces, paintings, and all printmaking from 1990 to present date.

Norton’s Cove Studio is now open
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday

The online shop is open 24/7 of course,
and you can choose to have your items shipped to you,
or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.


Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel until 11:59pm on May 31st! Or shop in store and get the same discount! That’s on all apparel, even the tee shirts that are on sale for $10 already! This will be the last sale until the Anniversary Sale in September.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


Another wrench thrown in… back to alert level 4 for the Greater Norton’s Cove area.

I’ve been thinking about what we should do as a business these last couple of days, and have come to the conclusion that we will go ahead with our planned start dates. If we are still in Alert Level 4 next Wednesday (reopening day), then we we will open for take-out only. If you have a reservation for the first week, I’ll be in contact closer to the reservation day to let you know what’s on the go.


2021-06-02T10:00:00

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Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact us directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)
Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel! This sale is only on for a few more days, until the end of May. The next discount will happen in September.

The Café Gift-shop is still open by appointment, and it’s products are available for browsing 24/7 via the online shop! You can choose to have your items shipped to you, or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.


Work on the Lower Deck is still progressing, if slowly, and the space will double our usual floorspace when we reopen for in-person dining. I just spent one of my days off painting doors and trims, and I’ll be spending a few of my evenings after work at the studio over there finishing that work. We still have to install bathroom fixtures, a track lighting unit (to illuminate Live @ Norton’s Cove performers), install floor covering on the stairs, remove all the tools (oh dear, we need another shed!), and furnish the space.

Victoria Day Weekend at Norton’s Cove Studio


Welcome to Norton’s Cove! While I have had many disappointed callers looking to make reservations at the Café (which opens for the season on June 2nd), you will find Norton’s Cove Studio open and actively printing new cards, mini-prints, and bookmarks this weekend!


Come on in for a visit while you #TourTheShore on Victoria Day Weekend!

#Printapalooza begins with a count of my inventory against my orders to fill and shop stock required, and that information gets me this print list:

The second step is to cut the required paper. I use this nice paper cutter to slice my 22×30″ sheets of 250g cotton fibre paper into the right sizes for cards, minis, and bookmarks. There is a tiny sliver left-over, which goes into storage for paper-making projects later on.

The next step is rolling out ink and printing all designs in a range of colours on my Praga etching press. Watch for more #Printapalooza progress shots as the week continues! And if you’re in the area, please stop in for a visit- we’d love to see you.


Norton’s Cove Studio is now open
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday

The online shop is open 24/7 of course,
and you can choose to have your items shipped to you,
or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.


Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel! Or shop in store and get the same discount! That’s on all apparel, even the tee shirts that are on sale for $10 already! This will be the last sale until the Anniversary Sale in September.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


2021-06-02T10:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact us directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)
Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel!

The Café Gift-shop is still open by appointment, and it’s products are available for browsing 24/7 via the online shop! You can choose to have your items shipped to you, or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.


As an NLOWE member, I am very pleased to welcome NLOWE advisors Lindsay Mercer and Betsy Saunders to the Lower Deck @ Norton’s Cove Café right here in New-Wes-Valley!

Illustrations Update


So I didn’t make my self-imposed deadline. I still have three panels that need more layers- I’m currently waiting for them to dry so I can add on top without the colours mixing. And I have one panel that I loathe and I will rework.

But I still want to start Printapalooza on Wednesday, and I want to take Monday and Tuesday off to do some garden work and reading. I also start a little business program on Wednesday evening. And I have a bit of work to do getting the Lower Deck ready to open. These will have to get finished when I get time in the evenings. Soon!


twelve of sixteen panels complete (I think): or 75%+

This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio


I am on a self-imposed schedule to get these illustrations completed before #printapalooza is set to start again on May 19th. And I’ve been keeping to a regular work schedule for the first time after 19 years in business, taking two days off each week. So that means that I have 3 days left to get this project complete or suffer the consequences: personal shame and a rather nasty inner monologue.

You might see my lights on and my open sign up later than usual for the next couple of days! Please do stop in for a visit while I’m painting.


six of sixteen panels complete (I think): or 38%

Norton’s Cove Studio is now open
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday

The online shop is open 24/7 of course,
and you can choose to have your items shipped to you,
or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.


Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel! Or shop in store and get the same discount! That’s on all apparel, even the tee shirts that are on sale for $10 already! This will be the last sale until the Anniversary Sale in September.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


Just three more weeks before I can walk across Main Street for my cappuccino each morning! I’m so looking forward to our 5th season at Norton’s Cove Café! I’m really missing Ted’s seafood linguine, and Amanda’s orange partridgeberry muffins! How about you? What do you miss most when Norton’s Cove Café is closed?


mmmm… one of my all time faves!

The Café Gift-shop is still open by appointment, and it’s products are available for browsing 24/7 via the online shop! You can choose to have your items shipped to you, or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.

Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel!

2021-06-02T10:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact us directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


I’m thrilled to be able to say that our Mother’s Day Brunch event is almost fully booked!

The Café Gift-shop is open by appointment, and it’s products are available for browsing 24/7 via the online shop! You can choose to have your items shipped to you, or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.

Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code MAY2021 to save yourself 20% off on all Norton’s Cove Apparel!

2021-06-02T10:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact me directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)
And at the Lower Deck, the floor is finished! Yay! This project is coming along quite nicely, and we should be ready to open in June when the Café reopens for the season.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


New products are arriving in the Café Gift-shop, including some really cute all-occasion cards from artist Kate Fudge that just might be perfect for a Newfoundland & Labrador loving person in your life! #pineapplecrush #tetleytea #puritysyrup #canmilk #mustardpickles

Order online for pick-up with the subscribers’ special discount code SPRING to save yourself 15% off your purchase!


The Café Gift-shop is open by appointment, and we’re now taking reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 9th! We reopen the Café for our regular hours on June 2nd. ‘Ask Janet’ for reservations!


Mother’s Day Brunch at Norton’s Cove Café: May 9th, taking reservations from 10am until 3pm

2021-06-02T10:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact me directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season, including Mother’s Day Brunch in May.

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café


Happy Spring everyone! We’ve been ‘Holding Fast’ for a long time, and we’re making plans to have one of the best summers and autumns of our lives! We hope you can join us!

The Café Gift-Shop is open by appointment, and we’re now taking reservations for Mother’s Day Brunch on May 9th! We reopen the Café for our regular hours on June 2nd. ‘Ask Janet’ for reservations!

And of course, the online shop is open 24/7! Have a peek at our newest products! Shamrock and Saltbox cards & mini-prints, Norton’s Cove tees & zip-up hoodies, & coffee beans from NL roasters!


A Norton’s Cove sampler!

2021-06-02T10:00:00

  days

  hours  minutes  seconds

until

Norton’s Cove Café reopens for the season!

You can contact me directly to make a reservation for anytime during the entire 2021 season, including Mother’s Day Brunch in May.

Janet’s mobile 536-8166 (off-season)
Café 536-2633 (in-season)