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 my small rural hometown, 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.
January brings a 40% off sale on Norton's Cove apparel for those who subscribe to the Norton's Cove eNewsletter! Just enter the discount code 2022 in the checkout in the online shop, or remind me in person at Norton's Cove Studio!
I am back to regular hours in the studio, and am putting together a plan of future events at the Café and Lower Deck to be added to our events calendar as we nail down dates and happenings. While I’m doing lots of paperwork today and taking down Christmas decorations here at the studio, enjoy this from a couple of my favourite people: Ian Foster & Nancy Hynes’ Old Christmas Day video (which my brother Trev and sister-in-law Dana just so happens to appear in!)
Norton’s Cove Studio’s winter hours: Please do stop in to browse the shop, to chat about the latest books you’ve read, to apply for a summer job at the studio & café, or to sit around hooking mats! We’d love to see you (with a mask on, of course! )
Thank you to Ian & Nancy for another beautiful performance here at Norton’s Cove, to all of you who bought tickets to support these artists, and to Team Norton’s Cove for their helping hands that make my live music dreams a reality. ♡
I know, I know, it’s taking us FOREVER. I still have a list as long as my arm of things that need doing and found to get the project complete and ready for action.
I do have a new photo to show you of the bar front that I am really excited about- I love it so far! We made it from bits of woodwork from the Anglican church in Pool’s Island that we managed to salvage last year. I’m looking for a bit of sheet metal to hide the back of the cupboards behind the diamond shapes, and the black rectangles are blackboards for a chalk menu. We still have to add a little shelf on the top to pass drinks over. What do you think?
In the meantime, Ian Foster and Nancy Hynes will be performing on Sunday night at Norton’s Cove Café, upstairs, as we’ve always done before… even though the tickets say that they will be performing at the Lower Deck. We still have lots of tickets left, and you can get yours by dropping in at the studio, or you can buy them in the online shop HERE. The show starts at 9pm, doors open at 8pm. Come early to get your favourite seats!