This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio


We have a whole new shipment of Velvet Snow’s forget-me-not jewellery.

I am still packaging Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, and Bookmarks to fill my shelves and a few orders going out around the province. That means I have lots of time to chat with visitors while I’m scoring, folding, stamping logos, stuffing envelopes, and water-colouring the printed images! Do drop in for a visit.


Don’t forget about our ongoing contest!

  • 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 open at least
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday
You’ll find me here at the studio much later than six o’clock most days!

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’.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio


Hot off the press: These lino-cut relief prints will be scored, folded, a writing liner paper and an envelope inserted to become Norton’s Cove Cards.

So far in 2021, we have printed 156 bookmarks, 1,318 cards, and 857 mini-prints. And I know that it won’t be long after I get this batch packaged that I’ll have to start #printapalooza all over again, as I am already running low on some images & colours again. Which design is your favourite?


Don’t forget about our ongoing contest!

  • 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 open at least
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday
You’ll find me here at the studio much later than six o’clock most days!

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’.

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.

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.

In the Studio

I’m very happy to be concentrating on a special project for the next little while. Sixteen pages of illustrations for a children’s storybook. Definitely a bucket list item for me!

You can see by the image that part of my process is to tape my research material images to the wall, and I have written information and the story’s text at my side too. There’s something about this act that makes me feel comfortable with the new work- I’m sure there’s a word to describe that- anyone know what it might be?

The story is written by a brilliant woman who I’m very lucky to have as a friend, and if all goes well, we’ll be looking for a publisher in the near future!

Next!

And now that #printapalooza is complete again, it’s time for signing, scoring, folding, matting, chopping, tasseling, and packaging Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, and bookmarks! And the weather is perfect for such indoor work! 👌

Norton’s Cove Mini-Prints getting signed and sorted on my well lit office table.

Blue-Green

Blue-Green is the #printapalooza colour of the day!

I am blue, wishing it was green! There’s a bit of white winter weather out there today- nothing new- I expected exactly this, but it’s still disappointing to see the ground covered in snow again when the last little hummock was just leaving.

This time of year I’m dreaming of gardening and boating, and a spring snowstorm always feels like a big step backwards. We’ve been making plans to improve our deck space, and I’m really itching to get at that project! It’s already gorgeous in my head!