Let me introduce myself: I'm Janet Davis, an artist and entrepreneur living and working on the North side of Bonavista Bay, on the island of Newfoundland in Eastern Canada. There are many challenges to running a business here in a small rural community, and there are many wonderful benefits too. This blog is where I share some of those challenges and triumphs, and share what it's like to live in this part of the world.
I’m celebrating 🍾 20 years as a business owner! Get 40% off your online purchase at nortonscove.com on April 19th 2022!
Included in this sale (00:01 hrs until 23:59 hrs) are Norton’s Cove cards, mini-prints, bookmarks, apparel, and all artwork made by me! And some things are already marked down more than 40%! You have to be a eNewsletter subscriber to get the best deals- you can easily subscribe by entering your email in the subscribe section of the main page of the website: just scroll down to the bottom of the page, enter your email, and you’re in! If you think you’re on the list, but you’re not sure, just send me a note, and I’ll make sure the subscriber box is ticked for you.
Thank you to all my wonderful supporters out there! Every purchase, big or small, over the past 20 years has enabled me to grow my little company right here in my beautiful hometown. ❤️
If there is one shop you need to visit in Newfoundland, it’s this place. Gorgeous displays, beautiful staff, high quality hand made art, craft, and gift items; interesting bits inside and out that you’ll need some time to take it all in.
My husband has spent lots of studio time with me over the years, enough to learn the craft of lino-cut printmaking. He has made several small editions, and has sold every print. His imagery, unsurprising to anyone who knows him, is always marine related.
A little blast from my past: Introduction to Intaglio Printmaking at the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design (NSCAD), led by Dan O’Neil, in the winter of 1996. This image was made on a zinc plate using hard-ground and aquatint drawing techniques. Printed with black ink. Loved the process, and Dan’s teaching style.
This untitled piece was a part of my first solo exhibit back in 1998, teastory.
Each piece in the series is the size shape and image of a tea bag. The teacup fragments were collected from the floor of my Morris Street apartment’s tiny kitchen. Too precious to be thrown away, I tucked them away for an unknown purpose, until I imagined this piece.
It’s all about holding precious bits and fragments of the past, but going on with something new, beautiful, and cherished.