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.
I had a great Christmas Craft Fair week in St. John’s! The fair was my most successful ever, I spent time with friends, ate good food, and am now very happy to be back at Norton’s Cove, unpacking my boxes and putting things away. I’m in the studio and ready for your visit or your online order!
For the next few days, I’ll be away from my darling studio to bring my artwork to the Christmas Craft Fair again. Wish me luck! And if you’re in the St. John’s area, drop by for a visit! This truly is the best shopping event of the season.
I look forward to this event not just as a sales opportunity, but as a social event. I get to visit with other artisans, meet new people, and take in some of the St. John’s nightlife. For instance, I’m trying to decide whether to go out to YellowBelly Brewery on Friday night to hear my baby brother Mick sing, or if I’ll go to the Black Sheep on George on Saturday night to hear him with Thin Love… decisions decisions!
My booth at the Craft Council’s 2012 Christmas Craft Fair
Going to the Craft Fair is a bit of an annual reunion, which I always look forward to. I see people that I have met throughout my craft career, some of whom I see often, others very rarely.
Thank you so much to my fellow booth-holders who made the weekend memorable: Christine, Derek, and Laurie of Spindrift, Michelle (who I think I’ll call Goose from now on…) and her dad of ArtSea Jewellery, Alexis Templeton, David of King’s Point Pottery, the girls from Constantine Designs, and Jason Holley and Rosalind Ford.
These were just dropped off at the studio. There are four of them here, and Alexis has more at her studio. They’ll be available at the Christmas Craft Fair at the Arts and Culture Centre next week, along with some other fishes we’ve been frying…
Sculpin | Alexis Templeton and Janet Davis | Clay | $165