Saturday Night at the Studio

There’s a whole lotta watercolouring goin’ on!

Still heavy on Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, and Bookmarks production here at Norton’s Cove Studio. I’ve got most of my #printapalooza packaging done and the new products are in the shelves and on their way to other retail venues in the province, but I still have a big pile of prints waiting for watercolour to be added. One of my favourite jobs.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio


We have a whole new shipment of Velvet Snow’s forget-me-not jewellery.

I am still packaging Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, and Bookmarks to fill my shelves and a few orders going out around the province. That means I have lots of time to chat with visitors while I’m scoring, folding, stamping logos, stuffing envelopes, and water-colouring the printed images! Do drop in for a visit.


Don’t forget about our ongoing contest!

  • post a picture of your Janet Davis artwork on twitter, Instagram, or your blog
  • each post is a new entry
  • use the hashtag #JanetDavisArt
  • tag Norton’s Cove: twitter: @NortonsCove Instagram: @nortonscovestudioandcafe Blog (WordPress): @nortonscovestudio
  • June 1st – 30th
  • all artwork by Janet qualifies, including Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, Bookmarks, textile pieces, paintings, and all printmaking from 1990 to present date.

Norton’s Cove Studio is open at least
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday
You’ll find me here at the studio much later than six o’clock most days!

The online shop is open 24/7 of course,
and you can choose to have your items shipped to you,
or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.

This Week at Norton’s Cove Studio


Hot off the press: These lino-cut relief prints will be scored, folded, a writing liner paper and an envelope inserted to become Norton’s Cove Cards.

So far in 2021, we have printed 156 bookmarks, 1,318 cards, and 857 mini-prints. And I know that it won’t be long after I get this batch packaged that I’ll have to start #printapalooza all over again, as I am already running low on some images & colours again. Which design is your favourite?


Don’t forget about our ongoing contest!

  • post a picture of your Janet Davis artwork on twitter, Instagram, or your blog
  • each post is a new entry
  • use the hashtag #JanetDavisArt
  • tag Norton’s Cove: twitter: @NortonsCove Instagram: @nortonscovestudioandcafe Blog (WordPress): @nortonscovestudio
  • June 1st – 30th
  • all artwork by Janet qualifies, including Norton’s Cove Cards, Mini-Prints, Bookmarks, textile pieces, paintings, and all printmaking from 1990 to present date.

Norton’s Cove Studio is open at least
10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday
10am – 3pm Sunday
You’ll find me here at the studio much later than six o’clock most days!

The online shop is open 24/7 of course,
and you can choose to have your items shipped to you,
or you can ‘pick-up in-store’.

The Broadcast

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Jane Adey for The (Fisheries) Broadcast on CBC radio recently. She did an excellent job of filling in the details of the history of my heritage building/studio, and ended with the perfect finishing touch.

Check out this episode from CBC’s The Broadcast: https://www.cbc.ca/listen/live-radio/1-122-the-broadcast/clip/15789921-shrimp-processors-buy-product-long-hold-out-meet?onboarding=false – Shared from the CBC Listen App for Android

Anniversary Sale!

Today marks 16 years since the day I first opened Norton’s Cove Studio for business.  A tiny figure compared to the 128th anniversary of the construction of the historic general store that houses my studio & shop, but significant to me never-the-less!

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This picture was taken for the Beacon (if my memory serves me correctly) back in 2002, just before I was ready to open.  I was still setting up new equipment.

To thank you, my faithful customers, friends, neighbours, and family who have supported me through the years, I have a few treats for you here at the studio today:

  • coffee
  • tasty nibbles
  • door prize: $25 gift card
  • 50% off all cards, minis, bookmarks, and framed minis
  • 25% off everything else in the shop
  • door opens at 10am and closes at 6pm

Online customers get a different deal:

  • 40% off all artwork by Janet Davis: use code Anniversary Sale
  • Also use this code if you don’t require shipping: PICKUPINSTORE
  • 6am to 10pm (Newfoundland time!)

Go ahead, make the most of both deals!

To all of you, whether you are a repeat customer with an entire Janet Davis art collection, you stopped in once on a travel trip and bought #justacard, or you love to eat at my restaurant, THANK YOU.  Every purchase counts towards a successful business that is employing several people and I think is doing good things in our tiny community here outport Newfoundland.  I hope this little business keeps growing!

Nortons Cove 2018-7
2018 photo courtesy of Grant Cudmore.

My lovely clean studio…

Because my studio has been a busy spot these past few weeks, it’s been messy.
Then the heating system stopped working, forcing us to install new electric heaters… more mess.
So when I cleaned up the place to make it comfortable enough to work in again, I took a few snaps to show you how lovely a building I am lucky enough to have as a workspace…

Pearson Academy’s Grade Four Visit

The Grade Four class at Pearson Academy came for a visit today to learn about the history of the Job Kean Shop.  They heard all about how Job & Virtue Kean built the wooden structure back about 1890, and how the community could get pretty much anything required at the shop.  They checked out the working scales, the brown paper holders, and the old cash drawer that dings.  
Thanks for visiting!  What a lovely group of students!  Come back soon!
Photos courtesy of Brenda Lee Goodyear.

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.

Alzheimer Society Fundraiser

Saturday, January 18th , 10am-4pm

This is a fundraising event for the Alzheimer Society, a group that is important to me because the disease has affected my family, and most likely will again. 

Every $2 coffee purchase at Norton’s Cove Studio on January 18th will be donated directly to the Alzheimer Society. As well, 10% of all shop sales will be donated from Norton’s Cove Studio. Please stop by, have a coffee, a chat, and see some artwork in progress. 


Have you visited the Job Kean Shop before? The building is a great example of an old general store (c.1890), and is worth seeing the inside of!  Look for the weigh scales, brown paper rolls, and the wooden cash drawer that ‘dings’.  I’ll be sharing some of the history of the shop.