Throw Back Thursday

Looking through some old photo CDs, I found a photo shoot by Brian Ricks of me working here at the studio in 2007.  Funny to look at now, seeing all the changes in me, Duke, Fred & one of his school mates, the artwork on the walls, the supplies in the shelves, so many changes in 11 years!  What do you see as the biggest changes in my studio?

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Top of the morning to you!

Here’s the view from my deck this morning as i drank my 2nd cup of espresso after walking Jack around the cove.

The weather today and yesterday has been spring-like with + temperatures and has worked like a drug to get me moving again after a month or so of wanting to hibernate. 

We didn’t get the snow that the Avalon Peninsula got last Friday.  We got enough wind to throw all the framed images in my studio off kilter on the walls, but no snow accumulation.  No shovelling!

So far, January has been for paperwork, tidying the studio, and making plans for the rest of the year.  I’ve ordered new lighting for my work-counters, sent out T4s, completed all my fiscal year end accounting, applied for a Studio Listing in the Craft Council’s Studio Guide, applied for a space at the NL Crafts of Character Trade Show in March, and made plans to do some collaborative work with Brian Ricks Photography.

Surfacing I

Oil on plywood, Janet Davis 2012

This is my newest painting, finished just yesterday.  It’s sitting in my shop window for now, to be framed and priced once it’s dry.  My toughest critic told me it was “really good”, which shocked my eyebrows to my hair line last night!

I’m hoping to have a photographer friend get a better picture of it for you soon…