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.
Duke and I made a supply run to town yesterday, and we picked up some exciting new merch for Norton’s Cove Studio & Café from Living Planet Studio. And today is a gorgeous sunny day that is just perfect for photo-taking outside, so I called on my merch model, Fred, to get some shots to match last year’s batch. It’s quite handy to have a handsome volunteer at home! A funny note: while Fred looks very comfortable in just a tee-shirt with the snow in the background, I was wearing my fully zipped feather parka while snapping his picture!
I’ve got both new items uploaded on the website, and am setting up displays here in-store. Been here? Done that? Get the tee shirt!
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? 😋
Our Feast of Saint Valentine went off without a hitch- if you were there, thank you for being a part of a lovely evening; if you weren’t, here’s what you missed…
Happy Valentine’s Day weekend from all of us here at Norton’s Cove, with special thanks to guest Chef Peter Burt, his Valentine Robin Crane who did a gorgeous job as server, and to Mike Sixonate for his performance which capped off the night.
Kath & Dave visited the other day, bought some Norton’s Cove Cards, and have framed them at home already! Here’s a great example of how to frame Norton’s Cove Mini-Prints! Don’t they look great? That’s my dad’ s Tug Point Vim at the top, Caplin at the top left, Puffins at top right, Dory and Humpback on the bottom, all in black ink.
I love seeing how my artworks look in their new homes. Thank you for sharing, Kath & Dave!