21st Annual Christmas Party & Sale!

Tonight’s the night! I hope to see some of you here at the studio- we’ll have some food and drink to share and a door prize for one of you! We’ll also draw our annual gift card prize from the list of eNewsletter subscribers at 9pm.

Doors open at 7pm, and we’ll stay as late as you want! We’d love to see new faces as well as our regular supporters- please bring friends!

  • Christmas music, snacks, punch and mulled wine
  • Door prize $100 gift card: don’t forget to put your name in the bag!
  • Subscriber’s draw for a $100 gift card
  • 25% off (almost) everything in the shop!
  • Sale is valid in-store 7-11pm, and online all day.
  • Everyone welcome to join in!
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In the Studio

I am back in the studio a day early after taking some time off for Thanksgiving weekend. I had a lovely 2 days of doing yard-work and a big feed of turkey with our Greenspond friends. I’m thankful for all I have.

This week in the studio, I’m packaging up a couple of orders that have been drying on the rack all weekend, putting together a display of Christmas themed items, and tidying up after a mat hooking workshop that went ahead on Saturday. I’ll be here all week working on new projects, editioning The View from Shallop Cove, and hoping to see lots of visitors!

The View from Shallop Cove hung side by side with Sharon LeRiche’s Wild Iris’ on the Coast tapestry in a new exhibit at the Craft Council Gallery celebrating 50 years of the Craft Council of Newfoundland & Labrador. I’ve been a member for 32 years!

Norton’s Cove Studio is open: 10-6 Wednesday to Sunday!

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?

Save the Date:

Norton’s Cove Studio’s
Annual Christmas Party & Sale
happens on Friday, December 2nd, starting at 7pm!

All sorts of treats to start the festive season: prizes, music, food & drink, and 25% off everything in the shop!

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?

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?

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

In the Studio

I am colouring & packaging new cards, minis, and bookmarks this week, for our own shop shelves as well as some orders coming in (including Christmas Cards!)

A few of my cards and mini-prints are printed in black ink and then coloured by hand using watercolour paints. I love this part of the job- I like to settle in with a big pile, listen to a podcast or two, and get them all done at once.

The Mystery of the Missing Printing Plate Update:
No sign of the saltbox printing plate anywhere! When my favourite cousin asked if I thought someone may have stolen it, I said, “don’t be rediculas”; but right now, I’m thinking it’s about the only explanation! Maybe someone put it in their pocket by accident? I know I’ve come home from the Café with a napkin in my purse before. I can’t be the only oblivious weirdo out there, can I? Anyway, the search continues! And in the meantime, I have to discontinue that image in the online shop, as I can no longer take orders for that particular design. I guess I’ll be making a new saltbox image!

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

In the Studio

We are printing and packaging new cards, minis, and bookmarks this week, for our own shop shelves as well as some orders coming in (including Christmas Cards!) and as this is Madison’s last week here at Norton’s Cove Studio, we’re trying to fit a lot of work into the last few days! If you’re thinking of stopping in for a visit, it’s a great time to see how these lino-cut relief prints are made!

A funny thing has happened… see the printing plate in the picture, which makes my Saltbox card? It has gone missing! We have searched high and low, and we cannot find it! Obviously, it’s here somewhere. But where? So if you come in and you see we’re using flashlights on all fours to search the dark corners and under the sink, you know why!

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