|Left: Margaret Kean and Fred J. Kean on the steps of the Job Kean Shop in 1975.|
Right: Baxter Kean at home in his (my) kitchen, 1975.
Friday, June 07, 2013
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
Monday, April 15, 2013
|Some printed and dried mini-prints, awaiting matting and packaging.|
|Bookmarks get trimmed, hole punched, tasseled, stickered, and bagged!|
|Here are some finished Trilobite cards, especially for the Manual Rivers Hibernia Interpretation Centre.|
Wednesday, April 03, 2013
|Clifford and me with Clifford's Education Fund at The Rooms Provincial Museum, 2007|
He told us that he had old pictures and fond memories of the place, and that we were welcome to drop by his house in Wesleyville anytime to chat. He informed us that he took tea on the hour, every hour. We showed up at his house that night after work, met his wife Joan, and were completely enveloped in warmth and local history lessons.
Clifford has been a source of inspiration to me and my artwork, including (I think) my best piece which is named for him.
Clifford, thank you for caring to pass on your knowledge, your patience in answering all my foolish questions, and your friendship.
Monday, April 01, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
photo credit: Bruce Davis
21 March 2013, 2:30-3:30pm
The Job Kean Shop: From Mercantile to Art Studio
A look at the history of the Job Kean Shop in Brookfield, Bonavista Bay, and its current life as the working studio of visual artist Janet Davis.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Monday, February 25, 2013
The shelves are emptied and the contents piled up all over the shop. It's a mess! But once the shelves are wiped clean, a bit of touch-up paint applied, and all my working materials and tools are put back in an organized fashion, I'll be ready to dig in to some linoleum for this year's new card and mini-print images.
My February birthday also brought with it a fabulous new mat hooking frame, made in Cheticamp, Nova Scotia, where my seafaring dad has been working this winter. I'm really looking forward to getting that set up!
Thanks to my dad who helped to install my new track lighting system for the two long counters. After ten years of artwork being produced in this building, I can finally see what I'm doing clearly!
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
|SIEMENS EQ Loadcentre: 125Amp service, with 5 20Amp breakers not in use.|
|Hot water from the WoodDoctor furnace comes into the building in the basement just under this area. |
Here is the zone valve, pump, heat exchanger, etc.
|This shows the location of the heating equipment in relation to the panel box. |
There isn't alot of room to put much more, but there is plenty of room in the basement directly
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
|Using the window in the press room as a light table to trace the pattern from the enlarged photograph of the ocean waves onto a piece of crinolin.|
|Tracing through the crinolin onto the burlap using a chaulk sketch stick. |
Notice the edges of the burlap have already been finished with a rolled hem.
Thursday, January 17, 2013
The Greenspond Letter is a journal of the history of Greenspond through poetry, prose, photographs, and interviews. Greenspond is an island situated on the north side of Bonavista Bay. It was first settled over three centuries ago in the late 1690s, by people from the West Country of England. Greenspond is one of the oldest continuously inhabitied outports in Newfoundland. In 1698 Greenspond was inhabited by 13 men, women and children. By 1810, the population was 600 and by 1901 the population had risen to 1,726. Greenspond was one of the major settlements in Newfoundland. It was an important fishing, shipping and commercial centre and was called "The Capital of the North".
The Greenspond Letter is published four times a year in Winter, Spring, Summer and Autumn. Subscription rates are $24.00 per year. Please address all correspondence to: Linda White
To view back issues, 1994-1997, of The Greenspond Letter, see: http://collections.mun.ca/cdm4/description.php?phpReturn=typeListing.php&id=71
Monday, January 14, 2013
|Here's the view from my deck this morning as i drank my 2nd cup of espresso after walking Jack around the cove.|
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.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
My new year's resolution is more like a to-do list: things I want to accomplish in 2013, like doing a better job of being a home gardener, making sure the floors get painted in the house and studio, building a wharf across the road, buying a bigger sailboat, making more artwork than I did in 2012, installing new workspace lighting in the studio, making accomodations out of the woodshed.
Whatever I do or don't accomplish, I will take pleasure in trying, and enjoy my family, friends, and visitors stopping in throughout the year to see how it's all coming along.
Wednesday, December 12, 2012
|At the cutting board- backings for frames.|
|With my studio assistant, Jack. He's pretty lazy, but works cheap.|
|In front of Whip Sculpin|
|How I spend most of my time, drinking coffee. Dark roast, black.|
Thursday, December 06, 2012
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
|Eric Winsor's three new images. |
The images are of the Anglican church door in Pool's Island, boats on the slip at Brookfield, and Cabot Island lighthouse.
|Clifford's Education Fund is being reworked. |
I started hooking brown stripes into the salt fish mat from 2006 where there used to be twigs, representing boughs between the fish and the longers. This will turn an installation piece into a usable rug.
Thanks to visitors and studio users Eric, Barbara, and Eleanor for making this week eventful.
Tuesday, November 27, 2012
Friday, November 23, 2012
Monday, November 19, 2012
|My booth at the Craft Council's 2012 Christmas Craft Fair|
Thank you so much to my fellow booth-holders who made the weekend memorable: Christine, Derek, and Laurie of Spindrift, Michelle (who I think I'll call Goose from now on...) and her dad of ArtSea Jewellery, Alexis Templeton, David of King's Point Pottery, the girls from Constantine Designs, and Jason Holley and Rosalind Ford.
Wednesday, November 07, 2012
|Sculpin | Alexis Templeton and Janet Davis | Clay | $165|
Monday, November 05, 2012
Sunday, October 28, 2012
Thursday, October 04, 2012
|That's right! 75% off the original price. Gotta Get Me Moose B'y postcards, Mark Bragg CD, Joel Hyne's book : The Devil You Don't Know, and Newfoundland Musts.|
|Mini-Prints, Cards, just one bookmark, a hemp necklace, 3 elfshot hafted necklaces, CDs from The Novaks and Daniel Payne.|
|Just 4 cards left for $1.50 each|
|Mini-prints, ready to fit a 5x7 frame, just $3 each|
|And more mini-prints.|