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.
Our annual Feast of Saint Valentinewill be going ahead next week, with tickets still available in store or in the online shop. The menu is available for pre-order, and the Lower Deck will be open for those who’d like to show up before their reservation begins and/or stay for a while longer after it ends! Get up and have a dance or just cozy up with your valentine
I’ll be printing in the studio today, and I’d love to see some of your smiling faces here for a visit! Bring your coffee and stay for a cuffer!
Welcome to Norton’s Cove! While I have had many disappointed callers looking to make reservations at the Café (which opens for the season on June 2nd), you will find Norton’s Cove Studio open and actively printing new cards, mini-prints, and bookmarks this weekend!
#Printapalooza begins with a count of my inventory against my orders to fill and shop stock required, and that information gets me this print list:
The next step is rolling out ink and printing all designs in a range of colours on my Praga etching press. Watch for more #Printapalooza progress shots as the week continues! And if you’re in the area, please stop in for a visit- we’d love to see you.
Norton’s Cove Studio is now open 10am – 6pm Wednesday through Saturday 10am – 3pm Sunday
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’.
Printing black cards, mini-prints, and bookmarks took two days, as there was a power outage on the 2nd day of #printapalooza, and while I did get some printing done in daylight, after a couple of hours without heat I could feel a chill creeping in, so I went home and parked myself next to the wood burning fireplace in my kitchen. Toasty…
Did you know that it takes about 3 seconds to make a perfect piece of toast by holding a piece of buttered bread inside the wood-stove on a big steel fork? 😋
Today’s Printapalooza action: a rainbow roll of quinacridone red and prussian blue with a wee bit of titanium white in the mix. I started this a couple of days ago on my own, and Duke helped me get it all done today. Having a ‘clean hands’ helper makes such a huge difference in production time!
Duke had been doing a little work elsewhere, but today I had him all to myself again! I am adamant that when I’m allowed to reopen my shop, it will be FULL of product!