This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio

Lots of product in the old shop shelves! Hoodies, tees, cards, mini-prints, bookmarks, bath bombs, candles, chocolate, artwork, soap, and even hand sanitizer all made here in NL.
#WIP: I’ve been working on book illustrations! 1/4 done.
New bath products from Rocks & Roots Co. arrived today! The shop smells so nice!

Next!

And now that #printapalooza is complete again, it’s time for signing, scoring, folding, matting, chopping, tasseling, and packaging Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, and bookmarks! And the weather is perfect for such indoor work! 👌

Norton’s Cove Mini-Prints getting signed and sorted on my well lit office table.

Excursions

My new Studio Assistant (who you’ll be hearing from on a weekly basis), Jack, and I went for a walk at Deadman’s Bay Beach after work today, and I thought I’d share a few snaps with you…

Excursions Around the Bay

It was a beautiful day for a walk on the Greenspond trail. The seas are still rough along the shore after some recent high winds, making for some pretty spectacular view and quite a symphony of crashing waves.

It felt great to be outside in the sun after a long spell of indoor activities. (I’ve caught up on some home maintenance that had been put off for far too long. )

Jack had a great time too, and doused himself in all the bog holes he could find. Luckily, he’s happy enough to hop in the shower, so he no longer smells like a bog dog!

Preparation

Next week this time, I’ll be selling my wares at the 45th Annual Christmas Craft Fair, hosted by the Craft Council of NL (of which I’ve been a member for 28 years!).  It really is the best show of the season, with juried artisans of the best kind.

Until departing for St. John’s on Tuesday, I’ll be busy in my studio, framing up mini-prints and other artwork, and packing up for the road.

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My hands are busy, but washing glass isn’t exactly the most interesting of my chores, and I’d love to have some brain exercise too- please stop in for a chat!

The Travellin’ Thurg’s

David and Theresa, from Calgary, stopped in for a visit the other day, and instant friendships were formed.  I love it when that happens.  And I hope to see them again.  Here are some snaps David took while they were here: I was printing cards and mini-prints and bookmarks in a red-blue rainbow roll.

In the Studio…

Framing up some of these Snow Crab today, getting ready for the New-Wes-Valley Crab Festival which starts on the 23rd and finishes up on the 30th of this month.

Look for my new SNOW CRAB lino-cut print in the café, studio, and in the online shop during New-Wes-Valley’s Crab Festival.

Excursions

We grabbed a take-out supper from the café and ate at the picnic table in the first gazebo on the Greenspond walking trail last night. Duke had the Baxter Burger & Chippies with a Dad’s Root Beer, and I had the Chick Pea Curry with an iced coffee. Yummy supper.

Beautiful evening, until the mosquitoes found us. In Greenspond! The 1st time I’ve ever seen them there! Never mind all the tragic things happening all over the world- I’m upset about the immigration of mosquitoes to Pond Island!!! I think I’m prejudiced towards mosquitoes.

In the Studio

It’s a gorgeous sunny day here at Norton’s Cove. Not too warm, not too windy, just right.

Inside the studio I’m printing cards, Mini-Prints, and Bookmarks. If you’d like to visit, I’d love to show you how they’re made.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Café

Café OPEN
Thursday 10am-8pm
Friday 10am-8pm + 8-11pm Afterhours CoffeeHouse
Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday Brunch 10am-3pm

The kitchen magicians at Norton’s Cove Café are starting the week out with some excitement as Amanda works her first shifts in the kitchen with Ted.  She’ll be starting full time hours when the summer season hits us full on.  We are thrilled to welcome Amanda aboard!

Specials this week:

Tomato Red Pepper Soup
A cup of Roasted Pepper & Tomato Soup as a vegetarian appetizer option.

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Try it with a grilled cheese sandwich for lunch!  Also available in ‘bowl’ size portion.

Our hearty soup this week is Seafood Chowder.  This is available in a cup or a bowl, for lunch, an appetizer, or supper.  Shellfish is added at the last minute, so if you have a shellfish allergy, let your server know and you’ll get your chowder with cod and salmon as the only seafood ingredients.

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Ted’s Shrimp Diane available this week for $18. A little bit spicy, a lot of flavour!

While I was waiting for my fresh out of the oven amazing cranberry orange muffin this morning, I realized that our morning server Kim’s hair is a different colour every day.  Can you guess what colour it is today?  I’m sure there’s a way we can make a game out of this- a free freshly ground delicious drip coffee to the first person to answer correctly?

Have a great week!