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.
This week in the studio, I’m still working on a special project for the Craft Council of NL’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. Here’s a progress shot… I should be able to finish carving today!
Madison & I printed a few mini-prints for two small online orders- these are drying, and will be sent to California and Toronto once they’re ready to go…
We’re absolutely loving meeting people in the studio at our busiest day of the year- I’m always impressed with how far away some people come from who have had Newfoundland on their bucket list for a while, and am equally happy to see our own folks supporting local shops like mine!
I’ve started taking my mornings off to catch up all the things I didn’t get done while I was sick- gardening, getting our house ready for visitors, a bit of house painting… But Madison is here to greet you by 10am, and I usually keep the shop open longer than our posted hours, doing the things that I can still do while it’s dark outside.
This week in the studio, I’m working on a special project for the Craft Council of NL’s 50th Anniversary celebrations. More info on this when I’m ready to submit the piece to the Craft Council Gallery! I’ve got a deadline of August 12th. Full steam ahead!
While I am feeling the effects of a COVID-19 infection that started around three weeks ago, I really am feeling much better, and am able to put an honest day’s work in, as long as I take a few breaks and remember to eat!
I am extremely thankful for every customer that has supported my small business so far this summer- it means so much, from every bookmark to every large piece that sells. Things are looking much brighter this week than they were last week.