Top of the morning to you!

Here’s the view from my deck this morning as i drank my 2nd cup of espresso after walking Jack around the cove.

The weather today and yesterday has been spring-like with + temperatures and has worked like a drug to get me moving again after a month or so of wanting to hibernate. 

We didn’t get the snow that the Avalon Peninsula got last Friday.  We got enough wind to throw all the framed images in my studio off kilter on the walls, but no snow accumulation.  No shovelling!

So far, January has been for paperwork, tidying the studio, and making plans for the rest of the year.  I’ve ordered new lighting for my work-counters, sent out T4s, completed all my fiscal year end accounting, applied for a Studio Listing in the Craft Council’s Studio Guide, applied for a space at the NL Crafts of Character Trade Show in March, and made plans to do some collaborative work with Brian Ricks Photography.


New Cards and Minis in the Works

Starting 6 new plates for Norton’s Cove Cards & Mini-Prints.
Drawings first,  on paper and then transferred to linoleum with carbon paper.

The drawings are more defined with India ink- what’s black stays and what’s white gets carved away.

Labrador Puppy: Ready to be cleaned of the drawing material.

A replacement for my worn out & popular Caplin.

Two new images: Caribou and Lobster.

A replacement Codfish.

And a new one, a Polar Bear, still being carved.

I’m getting ready for a huge print run of these as well as my older images: Cod Jigger, Dory, Mussels, Salt Fish, Sand Dollar, Schooner, Spring Ice, Squid, Starfish, & Teapot.  Lots of paper needs to be cut first, and I need to count my current stock to make sure I print the things I don’t have lots of already.  For my wholesale customers out there, this is a great time to get your order in!

Entering Greenspond

 We sailed away for a year and a day, to the land where the bong trees grow…  Well, not really.  We sailed into Greenspond, cooked our supper, took Jack for a little walk, and sailed home again.  Thank you to K & J for your company and a wonderful evening.  These are the benefits of living out around the bay!