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.
Do you use blank note cards? They’re great for thank you notes, birthday wishes, sympathy cards, even just a hello. Tara Bryan and I have put together a little collection of note cards to compliment our Wesleyville Book Project: we’ve taken the six linocut images made for the book, and printed them onto note cards. Sold in a box with matching envelopes, the cards are available only at Norton’s Cove Studio (online or in store).
The books are very near complete, with just the covers left to work on. We’ll have a book launch as soon as they’re ready!
I’m at Flatrock, at Walking Bird Press, with my partner in crime, Tara Bryan. We’re continuing work on an edition of 100 books about Wesleyville. They are coming along very nicely, and it’s getting pretty exciting to see our efforts turn into something- not just proofs, but final printing!
I’m spending some time in Flatrock with my friend and artist extraordinaire, Tara Bryan. We are working on a little art book together, to be titled Wesleyville. This morning, I set type for the first time, and really enjoyed it- a bit like playing word games
I got some basic instructions on how to operate the Vandercook press, and made a first proof. There were lots of typos to fix. Another word game.
Once we got the type set correctly, however, we started to play with layout. Perhaps the type will be reset to form around the shapes of our images…