Tuesday, February 24, 2009

On Thursday I met up with Bonnie Beaton and Ron LeRiche at the Fogo Island Ferry depot in Farewell. We were on our way to Fogo for 4 days to work with the Artisans Guild out there. Bonnie was working with 8 women on the art of small batch processing while keeping quality in the product. Ron helped 6 men turn bowls and small lamps. I was there to do several design and pricing workshops.

We had a great 4 days. We stayed at Foleys B&B. Gerard and Darlene provided us with 5 star accommodations in our opinions. It is the place to stay if you go to Fogo Island. The old fashioned house is situated in the town of Tilting and some of the original timbers of 150 years ago can be seen in the kitchen and entrance way.

We kept looking for the great caribou herd - and we were not disappointed. Ron took some great pictures. Bonnie didn't get to see any until our last morning there. They came out in the community of Shoal Bay just to say good by to her.


I am going to try to update you on my past week.

I began last Tuesday, Feb 17, after waiting out the storm, driving to Roddickton for meetings. George came with me to help with some of the driving.

It was great travelling. Roads were snow covered in some places, but not dangerous if you are driving around 80 -90 kph.

The park was beautiful. Our trip was a not with out moose encounters. This beautiful animal decided to keep us in one spot for about 10 minutes as he posed for drivers and wandered back and forth in front of our car.
Some people pay big dollars for this sighting. I was just driving to work.


Sunday, February 15, 2009

It was so good to meet with other artisans here in Grand Falls Windsor. Today we are here with Wilma Hartman of Digital Daisy learning about Internet Marketing.
Tomorrow I will be on my way to Roddickton to meet with the northern corridor people who are preparing for the 2009 craft summer season.

Snow is still falling but it didn't stop people like Linda Yates and David Hayashida from driving here from Kings Point. Marcel Penton also made it from Fogo Island.

Betty John is here promoting her beaded jewellery. Her product is fantastic. Very well done.

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Monday, February 09, 2009

Sunday afternoon George and I dropped by the Arts and Culture Centre in Corner Brook to see the new exhibit WEST COAST BLUES (and other colours) by Hilary Rice of ME Studios. It was well worth the extra day we spent in Corner Brook. This piece is labeled "Mausy Weather"

The exhibit will be open to visitors through to the end of the East Coast Music Awards. It is well worth the visit.

"Audible Silence" was another that caught my attention.

There are many more interesting pieces, but I won't give it all away. You have to see it for yourself.

I left the exhibit eager to find time to spend in my own studio.

Molly White of Molly Made, Woody Point also had a couple of pieces in Hilary's exhibit.

"Button Accordion" made me laugh. Molly only has two pieces of work in the exhibit but they are so "Molly". Her work is full of fun, just like Molly. You will want to take the drive to Woody Point to see more of her work.


Saturday, February 07, 2009

Good morning artisans. I am working here in Corner Brook, Newfoundland and Labrador with a group of 9 people who are all learning how to do craft internet marketing , better.

By the end of this day I am hoping to be able to increase the visibility of my websites for craft tours and Newfoundland and Labrador Craft.

When this is completed I may even be able to help Tom with his Fishing Tours and George with the Boat Tours.