New 2014 Xmas Card!

Rudolph, The Red Nosed Caribou

Designed Fall 2014
Available as a 4 x 6 card ($6.75*), 5 x 7 matted mini-print ($13.50),
or 8×10 framed mini-print ($45.50) in any ink colour on off-white paper with a touch of watercolour.  *tax included
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Caribou


Designed Spring 2014
Available as a 4 x 6 card ($6.75), 5 x 7 matted mini-print ($13.50),
or 8×10 framed mini-print ($45.50) in any ink colour on off-white paper.

Drawn from a pin worn by soldiers of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment, this updated caribou image is in honor of the 100th anniversary of the first World War.  Lest we forget.

In the midst of a print run…

Printing a complete line of cards, mini-prints, and bookmarks for spring orders as well as stocking my own shop shelves takes a while… When I started Norton’s Cove Studio almost ten years ago, working a 12 or 16 hour day was fairly common.  I’m not up to that anymore though- aches and pains and grumpiness come from long hours doing the same thing now that I’m forty.  So I take it slowly but surely.  One colour of ink per day, taking days off in between, and keeping up on other projects at the same time make for a much happier middle aged Janet!

Today we’ll (my mother, Ollie, is my co-worker again today) be printing black.

I’ve also added all the new images to the Norton’s Cove Cards product line page.  Have a look!

New Cards: First prints..

Labrador
Caplin
Codfish
Lobster
Polar Bear
Caribou

Eleanor [my trusty clean hand helper] and I printed about 100 cards yesterday, in yellow and red, including the six new designs.  [The colour here is a bit off- more of a candy apple red than the bright orange-red you see here!]  When I get more colours printed, I’ll have good scans for the card & mini-print page of the website…

New Cards and Minis in the Works

Starting 6 new plates for Norton’s Cove Cards & Mini-Prints.
Drawings first,  on paper and then transferred to linoleum with carbon paper.

The drawings are more defined with India ink- what’s black stays and what’s white gets carved away.

Labrador Puppy: Ready to be cleaned of the drawing material.

A replacement for my worn out & popular Caplin.

Two new images: Caribou and Lobster.

A replacement Codfish.

And a new one, a Polar Bear, still being carved.

I’m getting ready for a huge print run of these as well as my older images: Cod Jigger, Dory, Mussels, Salt Fish, Sand Dollar, Schooner, Spring Ice, Squid, Starfish, & Teapot.  Lots of paper needs to be cut first, and I need to count my current stock to make sure I print the things I don’t have lots of already.  For my wholesale customers out there, this is a great time to get your order in!