Wednesday, September 26, 2012

A fond farewell...for now!

Well, it's that time of year again. We've packed away the art and closed up for the season. It's been a wonderful summer and we've loved seeing so many of you. We hope you've enjoyed reading our blog and hearing about what's going on in Galliott Studios.

We'll be having lots more fun activites next summer and will be back blogging in June, so check back with us then. We'd love to hear about your wintery art projects and you can contact us through the facebook page

We're heading off for some long awaited hikes and hoping the sunshine holds out! We're looking forward to spending the winter working on our art and planning fun stuff for next summer!

We'll see you then!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Packing up

Well, it's that time of year. We're packing up the art and getting ready to shut down for the season. Here's a photo of our walls looking a bit bare. Jenn's dancing, it makes us feel better about packing away all of the art!

Our friend Justin came to help us. He's a wicked good musician, we're massive fans. Here's a link!

Monday, September 10, 2012


We're battening down the hatches here at Galliott Studios. Hurricane Leslie is headed right for us. We've brought all the furniture in off the wharf and made sure the windows are closed tight. The wind is already picking up and the bay is pretty choppy. It's raining hard and our poor house is leaky! No fear though, Galliott Studios is warm and cozy and water tight!

The hurricane's meant to hit on Tuesday but we reckon it's already started! Liv's never been in a hurricane before and she's a bit worried. Both of us Galliott Studios girls are wondering if we'll be waking up in Woody Point, Kansas or Oz tomorrow. Who knows?!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

A run in with the law!

Here's a fact for you: Liv loves mounties. In particular, tall handsome mounties in their red garb. They're intimidating, but fabulous.

She loves them enough that when one walked past the Studio she ran outside and chased him down the road to get a photo. Here it is, the Galliott Studios girls with Mr Mountie and his law enforcement buddies!

Captains revisited

As promised, a photo of Liv finishing the cruise ship captain's bags. They'll be receiving them today, so fingers crossed they like them!

Friday, September 7, 2012

Goodies for the Captains!

This weekend we'll be visited by not one, but two cruise ships! We like it when the cruise ships come in. It means we have lots of new people to chat to. And we like looking at the boats!

A few posts back you may remember that we were making espresso cups for goody bags for the Writers at Woody Point crowd. And we're making treats for the cruise ship captains. Woody Point loves a good goody bag it seems!

This time around we've been entrusted with making the bags themselves. Pressure! However, we've stepped up to the task and felted lovely bags for the captains of both ships. The welcome committee will fill them with lots of lovely prezzies and hopefully the captains will really enjoy them!

We'll try posting a photo once the gremlin leaves the electrics and we can get Jenn's phone working!

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Woody Point

We just realised that throughout our entire blogging history we haven't actually said anything about our town! We know that there's lots of people who check the blog from lots of different countries and we thought you might like to hear more about it!

We're located in Woody Point, which is in Gros Morne National Park on the west coast of Newfoundland. Gros Morne is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, because it's so beautiful and also because of our unique geological features.

Here's a photo of the town from the water

We like it here a lot. It's a small place with an awesome community. There's lots of people here who's families have lived in town for generations. Jenn is a 5th generation Woody Pointer. Her Pop on one side owned the Studio back when it was a fishing shed. And her Grandparents on her Mother's side owned the Roberts House, which is open to the public as a heritage property. She's adamant that the sewing machine in there belongs to her, so when you visit don't covet it too closely!

We also have a pretty famous lighthouse. Here's a photo

There are lots of fun events that go on here in the summer. We've blogged about some of them, but here's more stuff you could check out!

Writers at Woody Point is incredible. It's our favourite time of year, we like it even more than our birthdays, which makes it a pretty big deal in our book. Here's their website

Bonne Bay regatta takes place in July every year. And it's fun every year. Some of you may remember that us Galliott Studios girls are the reigning champions in the women's dory race. Feel free to come and challenge us next year, we'll be staunchly defending our title! More details on the town website

It's not technically in Woody Point, but Trails Tales and Tunes festival takes place in Norris Point, which is just across the bay. Here's their website It's pretty easy to get to Norris Point. There's a water taxi, or you can take your boat over. Here's Liv driving over!

Gros Morne Summer Music makes us happy. They bring over incredible musicians from all over the world, and this year did an amazing radio style play of Sherlock Holmes. Here's their website

There's loads more information about the goings on in the park here

There are lots of other, impromptu events that take place, so whenever you visit there'll be something great to see and do.

Woody Point is easily our favourite place in the world. And we're reasonably well travelled ladies. We think you should come visit. Hopefully we'll get to see some of you, we'd like it if you told us you found us on our blog!