Happy Saint Patrick’s Day ☘

I was hand colouring Shamrock cards at Norton’s Cove Studio this morning.

Be Mine

Norton’s Cove is ready for Valentine’s Day with new cards at the studio, and a lovely menu for supper at the Café. I’m still taking reservations for supper, and you can drop by the studio to pick up a mussel heart card anytime!

It’s easy to think Valentine’s Day a waste of time for those of us who show our undying love for our spouses each day of the year. But it’s also a day when we can support local businesses and have a bit of fun too. Having someone go out of their way to make their sweetheart feel special never gets old, really. At least, I can speak for myself: I’m not tired of it yet! 💖

Red Blue Rainbow Roll

Top of the morning to you!  What a beautiful morning it is here at the studio, warm and sunny.

Once I’ve printed enough cards, minis, and bookmarks to fill up my drying rack, I move on to the window screens (which belong to the café), stacked up on a table in my office.  I keep them apart with little pieces of wood, giving space to dry.

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While the drying rack is designed for printmakers, the window screens are actually more versatile in some ways- I don’t have to wait for the prints on the top layers to dry before I remove the prints from the bottom layers.  They can be shifted around, and are larger, thus fitting more prints at a time.

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I finished the silver and gold prints yesterday, and moved on to the red-blue rainbow roll.  Hopefully that will be finished today and I can move on to the next colour after my shift at the café this afternoon.  As always, I’d love to have you drop in to see some printmaking in action.