Excursions: Deadman’s Bay

Beautiful evening light and the roar of the ocean is better than meditation to me. This little section of the coastline is found by traveling on a dirt road for a few minutes after turning into Deadman’s Bay, just north of New-Wes-Valley on the Road to the Shore.

Throw Back Thursday: Pearson Academy Visits

Mrs. Bishop’s class from quite a while ago!

I really miss getting visits from the local school children. Most years, one or two of Memorial Academy’s teachers bring a gaggle of kids the few doors down to my place so I can show them what I do here. Hopefully, next school-year, we can resume the visits!

Mr. J.P.’s class from a few years ago!

Throw Back Thursday: Behind the Scenes at Norton’s Cove Studio c.2009

This YouTube video was made by the fine folks at Adventure Central Newfoundland back in 2009…

So, almost 12 years have passed, and I’m still doing the same thing. Is that good? Is that bad? Hmmm. I guess we can determine that I am not a quitter! Persistent, or stubborn? Sure. Family traits are hard to swerve around.

The thing is, I have been trying my damnedest to make my small business a successful venture since 2002. I am still not really successful, although my team and I have come a long way since then, especially with the addition of Norton’s Cove Café. I love my work. I love making artwork, I love the paperwork, I love getting new products in at the shop, I love trying all the new things to eat at the Café, and I love writing and re-writing my business plan to make room for new developments. I love meeting people in my studio, and I really love seeing my community support this small business.

I have reapplied to ACOA to help finance my Norton’s Cove Rooms project, and I definitely won’t be able to go ahead with that part of my business plan without their assistance. My fingers, toes, and eyes are crossed while I await their response.

I am fully invested in Norton’s Cove. If I fail, I will have nothing to show for the past 19 years of work. So failing isn’t an option. And the Rooms @ Norton’s Cove is THE bit of the plan that’s going to bring it all together. IF I can raise the funds to get it built this year. Cross your fingers for me, won’t you?