Tuesday, December 21, 2010


This may be the first day of winter but you would never know it in Newfoundland and Labrador. Rabbits are sticking out like a sore thumb (much to my delight) and it looks as if there are new buds coming out. Wait! Stop! The snow will come....I know it. And when it does snow I'll be happy. I might not be able to see the bunnies but I'll know they are there. :)

Monday, November 22, 2010

Fogo Part 2

When I left my Bed & Breakfast at 7:30am it was like everything was bathed in gold. I think it might have something to do with the fact that when the sun comes up in Fogo there's nothing to get in its way. Like hills or mountains. At least that's what I came up with! Either way it sure was beautiful.

Sunday, November 21, 2010


Last weekend I travelled to Fogo Island...and fell in love with yet another place in Newfoundland and Labrador. The trip along the Road to the Isles takes you to a place called Farewell where you take the Ferry to Fogo Island. When you disembark, just around the corner is a place called Seldom. I think I'd like to live in Seldom just to say, "I live in a place called Seldom". How cool would that be? Everything looked blue from the ferry and the waters are dotted with little islands which were beautiful to look at. I met some lovely people there and I'll have more photos tomorrow. Until then. b

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Still travelling

I've been travelling around the province lately mostly through rain and fog. The sun came out for a little while just outside of Rocky Harbour along with a beautiful rainbow. In the meantime, in the little time that I have actually spent in Grand Falls-Windsor, Blackie and I have managed to find a lovely little pond to walk around. Next on the agenda more travels along the Northern Peninsula and back out to Port Aux Basques and planning the West (Best) Coast Craft Fair. On another note, someone left a comment wondering if he could use some of my photo's. Don't see why not. And the Granite Coast is how the 'locals' refer to the road from Port Aux Basques to Rose Blanche. It's not actually a link...yet. Till next time. Brenda


Friday, October 1, 2010


Yesterday I travelled to Port Aux Basques and Rose Blanche on the south west coast of Newfoundland and Labrador. It was just a wee bit foggy on the way out (about 2 and a half hours from Corner Brook) but the fog finally cleared and the sun came out. Apparently the road from Port Aux Basques to Rose Blanche is known as the Granite Coast and it's not hard to see why. The Rose Blanche Lighthouse was designed by a Scottish Architect and was indeed made from local granite. I'll show some photo's of the inside tomorrow. Happy Weekend.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Studio Visit

Yesterday I went to Woody Point in Gros Morne National Park...it's so beautiful there. I visited Barb Daniels' Studio. She's so lucky...just look at that view! Barb has a wonderful space and amazing collections. Later in the week I'm heading off to Rose Blanche which is on the south west coast of the island. I've never been there before...at least not that I can remember. My own studio practice is on the back burner right now so it sure is nice to be spending time with so many wonderfully gifted Craftspeople and Artists. What a life!

Friday, September 24, 2010


Last week I travelled up the Northern Peninsula all the way to Conche. It was a spectacular view when we crested the hill before heading down to town. In the morning we went to Englee which was absolutely breathtaking in the calm and foggy morning. and now it's confession time. For anyone who was amused that I had started another blog last week you might be even more amused to learn that I really can't write that blog....at least not right now. :) So for the time being I'll just stay put. Have a great evening.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Another blog?

This will probably amuse some but I have started another blog. I say this because I hardly ever post on this blog so to start another, possibly seems, shall we say...'a stretch'? My new blog is intented to document my travels and experiences as the new Craft Development Consultant for the Department of Innovation, Trade and Rural Development. In the meantime, last night I watched a beautiful documentary created by Maiwa in Vancouver on Natural Dyes. If you are a member of the Craft Council of Newfoundland and Labrador you can ask to borrow the DVD and they will send it to you....that is...when I bring it back! Which I promise will be soon. Oh yeah, my new blog is www.nlgirlforcraft.blogspot.com

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Two weeks in

For the past two weeks I've been getting aquainted with my new job. Moved into my little house in Grand Falls-Windsor and my new (lovely) office, as well as spending the past week in St. John's. One of the real pleasures of this job will be travelling to all over the island. Last week I went to Kings Point and visited Linda and David at Kings Point Pottery. My photo's don't do justice to the beauty of their work and what they have created in that gorgeous spot. Luckily I'll get to visit them again!

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


As I count the days down to my next new role, I wonder what will become of the 'old' me. Will I still create? or more importantly, will I have time? I guess I will have to make time, which of course I know I will do. And...I will definitely have to get more creative when it comes to writing this blog because now I have to serve as an example to all my clients! In the meantime, I wanted to say Thank You to everyone who has wished me luck in my new role. That means alot to me. I will do my very best. xxxb

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Woody Point

Just a few photo's of Woody Point...where once again there was magic in the air. The music of The Once is still swimming in my head as well as the lovely Sarah Harmer....and I can still hear the words of Lawrence Hill. I'm not sure what I will be doing this time next year but hopefully I will always be able to get to Gros Morne National Park on the second last week of August to take in the Writer's at Woody Point. I can't imagine wanting to be anywhere else.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Sunday and Monday

Today we (my Craft Collective and I) set up our show at Writer's at Woody Point which is a magical six days of Writers from across Canada and Musicians from Newfoundland and Labrador. I'm going back on Wednesday to stay until Friday. A little mini-break before heading off to my new life. And speaking of my new life, one thing I'm really going to miss is Sunday evenings on the deck overlooking the Bay of Islands with my friend (and landlord) Trudy.