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Dad’s Guitar

  • 2 x 4″ bookmark
  • Any ink colour on antique white cotton fibre paper with an ivory tassel
  • Original lino-cut relief print by Janet Davis
  • Designed 2019

“This Yamaki guitar hangs in my office, but has been owned by my dad, and all three of my brothers at some time.  All four of us kids learned to play guitar on this instrument, and it’s pretty special to me.  “


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Products from the Dark Tickle Company

I have been carrying these products in my shop and at the Café Giftshop for many years. The products are each exceptional, but here are my Top Three:

  1. Partridgeberry Relish
    The first time I ate a fish cake with this as a topping in Griquet in 2015 turned out to be a life changing experience. I have never had a fish cake without it since. When we indulge in a local favourite: chips dressing and gravy, I add a big dollop of Partridgeberry Relish on top too, and it’s magnificent! We serve it at Norton’s Cove Café with our fish cakes, and with our salt fish ravioli.
  2. Norse Berry Soap
    I use this soap – any scent because I love them all- in the shower with one of those pouf thingies. The lather is rich and lovely and leaves me feeling clean and moisturized.
  3. Chocolate Covered Raspberries
    I love raspberries. I love chocolate. Can’t go wrong! And they go with a glass of red wine just fine!

What are your favourite Dark Tickle products?

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I made four images in this Beach Series: Sea Urchins, Starfish, Sand Dollars, and Mussels. I love the grey wooden frames which look like driftwood- they are supplied by my friends at Image Fusion.

Sea Urchins

  • Edition of 80 prints
  • Available matted to fit a 12 x 12″ frame
  • or framed
  • Janet Davis 2014
  • Printed on green Tatami paper
  • hand painted white dots on each impression

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!

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I received an exciting package in the mail this week: all new jewellery from our buddy Michelle Lambert! She has created a number of ArtSea Jewellery pieces just for Norton’s Cove! They are available in store only- check them out when you visit! The prices are very reasonable, and there are a wide variety of styles and matching sets for those special occasions and every day.

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Sea Urchins
This edition of 80 linocut relief prints is almost sold out. I have available one print matted to fit a 12 x 12″ frame, and one already framed as shown. I printed these on green Tatami paper and hand painted white dots on each print back in 2014. Eight years to sell 80 prints! I’m not sure what that says about my work, but I’m going with ‘not enough foot traffic’ to preserve my dignity.


A 15 minute drive north from Norton’s Cove brings us to Windmill Bight, a municipal park at Lumsden. We like to visit in the winter months when the park is closed.

We park at the turn-off on the highway, and walk past the camping area, over a bridge and brook, past a play-ground and camper overflow area, and the freshwater lagoon area to get to the ocean side beach. Most of the walk is sheltered by fir and spruce trees.

Looking towards the town of Lumsden

When we get to the beach, the wind off the ocean is damp and cold, so we only stay long enough to fill our lungs and take in the views; And of course play fetch with Jack who can find a stick wherever we go.

Jack and Duke playing fetch.

Then we make our way back to the truck again. Oftentimes we meet another who enjoys quiet winter walks, and we did today, but not always. We are very lucky to be living in such a beautiful place with so much space available to be explored!

Looking towards Cape Freels and Newtown.