This week at Norton’s Cove Café

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

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Chicken Vegetable
Veggie Soup of the Day:
Moroccan Carrot Lentil

Starting today, our supper menu includes crab cakes served with pineapple salsa as an appetiser, while supplies last! One of my all-time favourites!

Check out our full menu HERE

Tickets are on sale now for our second 2020
Live @ Norton’s Cove event!

Dave Penney
Tuesday, September 1st
Click/tap HERE to buy your tickets in the online shop, OR you can get them in person at Norton’s Cove Studio, OR by calling the studio at 536-2533. Tickets are $20 each. People will be seated in bubbles, and there will be table service to keep from people congregating at the coffee bar. Safe and happy live music!

Here’s a link to one of my favourite of Dave’s pieces: Johnny Chrome!

And please see below the pictures for all our COVID-19 related changes and policies…

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • As of August 24th, you need to wear a mask inside any public building in Newfoundland. That does not include while you are seated with your bubble at a table to eat, but it does include times when you are walking about the room, perusing the gift shop, and when you are entering/exiting the building.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ nine people full time, and to share some joy and beauty with all who stop in. And thank you to my gorgeous employees who are able to bring us all such great service and products at Norton’s Cove Café: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, Trina, and Fred. xx

I’m very pleased to report that the Canadian & Newfoundland & Labrador governments are helping Norton’s Cove Studio & Café stay open while our visitor numbers are reduced right now. Without their support, I would not be able to keep my business running at present. Thank you to everyone out there working to keep businesses in business!

Café hours:

Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Excursions

Woman’s best friend.
Lumsden, Newfoundland

Postcard sunsets, strolls along the seaside, and taking notes on the beauty surrounding us is just a regular summer day. I’m a lucky lucky woman.

A Note from the Studio Assistant

The adventure in “Art After Death” continues! Janet and I spent yesterday printing the whale skin texture onto various materials. As we expected, the whale skin had a short lifespan, and thus we had to retire the piece a bit earlier than anticipated, due to it losing its shape and depth. Nonetheless, we managed to pull some lovely prints for a special edition, and are excited to share the upcoming finished products.

[Left] We adhered the whale skin to a piece of linoleum for added stability.
[Right] Janet applying ink to the whale skin for printing.
Janet carefully placing material onto the whale skin for printing.
Stay tuned for more updates from Norton’s Cove Studio!

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

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

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Chicken & Rice
Veggie Soup of the Day: Curried Butternut Apple

Starting today, our supper menu includes crab cakes served with pineapple salsa as an appetiser, while supplies last! One of my all-time favourites!

Check out our full menu HERE

Tickets are on sale now for our first 2020
Live @ Norton’s Cove event!

JIM PAYNE & FERGUS O’BYRNE
Sunday, 23rd of August
Click/tap HERE to buy your tickets in the online shop, OR you can get them in person at Norton’s Cove Studio, OR by calling the studio at 536-2533. Tickets are $20 each. People will be seated in bubbles, and there will be table service to keep from people congregating at the coffee bar. Safe and happy live music!

And please see below the pictures for all our COVID-19 related changes and policies…

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • As of August 24th, you’ll need to wear a mask inside any public building in Newfoundland. That does not include while you are seated with your bubble at a table to eat, but it does include times when you are walking about the room, perusing the gift shop, and when you entering/exiting the building.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ nine people full time, and to share some joy and beauty with all who stop in. And thank you to my gorgeous employees who are able to bring us all such great service and products at Norton’s Cove Café: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, Trina, and Fred. xx

I’m very pleased to report that the Canadian & Newfoundland & Labrador governments are helping Norton’s Cove Studio & Café stay open while our visitor numbers are reduced right now. Without their support, I would not be able to keep my business running at present. Thank you to everyone out there working to keep businesses in business!

Café hours:

Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

A Note from the Studio Assistant: WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGE

Yesterday, Janet and I spent the morning down at Lumsden beach at the dead whale. The weather was less than ideal and very windy, but the tide was low enough for us to climb onto the rocks to reach it. There was a specific cluster of barnacle scars left on the whale’s skin that Janet thought looked like a swarm of jellyfish. We brought the printmaking supplies, and managed to pull four prints directly from the whale.

Janet attempting a transfer of whale texture to printing matrix.

We thought it would be neat to take the piece of whale skin itself. Armed with a few sharp rocks since we did not have a knife, I did my best to cut around the barnacle scars. We then took everything back to the studio, cleaned the whale skin, and have let it dry overnight. We are excited to use this piece of whale skin over the next few days as a creative medium. Stay tuned to see the finished products from this adventure in art after death.

Cutting out the piece of whale skin.

This week at Norton’s Cove Café

Please call the Café to make reservations: 536-2633
We’ve been busy lately, and if you don’t have a reservation, we may not be able to seat you. We have a very limited number of seats. So call ahead! Even if it’s just a few minutes before your visit.

Starting today, we’ll be serving these soups:
Hearty Soup of the Day: Spicy Italian Zucchini
Veggie Soup of the Day: Carrot Ginger

Check out our full menu HERE

Tickets are on sale now for our first 2020
Live @ Norton’s Cove event!

JIM PAYNE & FERGUS O’BYRNE
Sunday, 23rd of August
Click/tap HERE to buy your tickets in the online shop, or you can get them in person at Norton’s Cove Studio, or by calling the studio at 536-2533. Tickets are $15 each until the 16th of August (Sunday); the price goes up to $20 each on Monday the 17th. People will be seated in bubbles!

And please see below the pictures for all our COVID-19 related changes and policies…

We’re doing a good job keeping COVID-19 away from our beautiful province, and we’d really like to keep it that way! Please follow our COVID-19 protocol to ensure that we keep ‘the Covid’ away!

  • Please call to make a reservation. This way, we can avoid clusters of people at the entrance. Please wait in your car (or somewhere that others won’t have to come within 6 feet of you) until it’s time for your reservation. Please do not wait on the front steps. When you open the door, step back first, to make sure there isn’t someone right in front of you! If there is a cluster gathering as you are ready to leave the building, you are welcome to exit via the side entrance.
  • Hand sanitizer is available in the vestibule. Please use this when you enter, and again as you exit.
  • We are asked to dispose of any paper menu that has been used just once. We don’t like to be wasteful, so we’ll be asking you to share a single menu, or to use a digital menu: we have a QR code attached to the menu additions chalkboard in the vestibule that you can zap with your mobile device’s camera for access to our full menus. Simply focus your camera on the QR code square, and a link will pop up on your screen. Tap that, and you’ve got our full menu! If you need to use the free WiFi in order to access the online menu, our password for Norton’s Cove Café WiFi is ilovetiffins.
  • To avoid contact with you, your server will place food and drink items at one end of the table. Please pass them along to the right recipient at your table. When you’re done with a dish, please place it back at the end of the table so that your server can remove it without leaning in next to you. It feels weird, I know.
  • No hugs or handshakes, please. I’m in favour of the curtsy/bow greeting, or a nod/wink. Or in other words, please practice physical distancing from those who are not in your bubble.
  • If you have recently arrived in Newfoundland and are in quarantine, please phone in your order- we’d gladly make a contact-less delivery to anyone in the greater New-Wes-Valley area. I can send you an invoice that you can pay via nortonscove.com
  • Yes, almost everything on the menu is available for take-out. Just call in your order!
  • And lastly, if you feel any symptoms of illness that might possibly be linked to the Corona-virus, please stay home and contact a medical professional.

Thank you all for your continued support, especially in times like this, when things are a little weird. It means a LOT to me, enabling me to employ nine people full time, and to share some joy and beauty with all who stop in. And thank you to my gorgeous employees who are able to bring us all such great service and products at Norton’s Cove Café: Duke, Ted, Chrys, Amanda, Noah, Hannah, Trina, and Fred. xx

I’m very pleased to report that the Canadian & Newfoundland & Labrador governments are helping Norton’s Cove Studio & Café stay open while our visitor numbers are reduced right now. Without their support, I would not be able to keep my business running at present. Thank you to everyone out there working to keep businesses in business!

Café hours:

Sunday
10:00 am – 2:00 pm
Monday
Closed
Tuesday
Closed
Wednesday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am – 8:00 pm

Humpback ~WARNING: GRAPHIC IMAGES

One of my all-time favourite things to do on this earth is to watch humpback whales frolicking in the waters all around where I live in the summertime. They spend months here, feasting on capelin, smacking their flukes on the wave-tops, and jumping clean out of the water seemingly very happy with their lives. We are only given glimpses, and very rarely get the opportunity to see them up close.

I heard that a dead whale had washed ashore at Lumsden beach, and at the same time, some friends dropped in who I knew would want to see it too, so we jumped in our vehicle and drove to the most popular of our sandy beaches. Not exactly sure of its location, we walked for a while, looking at rocks that might be whales, until we finally came within sight of the whale. Unmistakable once we were in the right place.

Although it is roughed up a bit, it’s hard to say what happened, and how each injury was gotten. There are signs of having barnacles pulled off or crushed, perhaps by netting, and there are some marks that look like rope wounds. It is lying on a rocky part of the shoreline, and so some of those marks could be simply from being tumbled over the heavy granite stones.

Some of the barnacles on the flukes are still alive, popping in and out as if things are normal. There are air bubbles still leaving the whale’s system. He hasn’t been there long. And yet, there are already marks all over the whales skin from seagulls starting to eat away at it, and flies and rock crab are doing their bit too. It’ll be interesting to see how long it takes mother earth to reclaim the body, if it’s left there as is.

It is an excellent opportunity to see this majestic creature up close, and I have taken quite a lot of photographs so that when I want to draw a humpback whale again, I’ll have lots of detail shots to refer to.

Studio Update

I’m loving my days in the studio… I think this will be my most productive year since I was a student! Smudge Herring No. 17 is on the easel.

I have lots of artwork in stock, from $5 up! A piece for every budget.

I want to send out a THANK YOU to every person who has purchased a piece, big or small, here at Norton’s Cove Studio this year. Even #justacard is so important to the success of this little business! You let me continue to grow my businesses at Norton’s Cove!

These Smudge Herring pieces are available here in the studio, or in the online shop: https://nortonscove.com/collections/everything/products/smudge-herring