Canadian Hand Made Gifts & Souvenirs From Coast to Coast
Greetings! :

December 1 and we are being hit hard! Mother Nature heard a whole bunch of people wishing for snow to make it "more holiday like, and SHE DELIVERED!
So now that we are "In the mood" for the holidays, lets take a look at what's happening here at Cornerstone. This past Friday was the kick-off to the holiday shopping season with Festive Friday. Participating shops were open late and we thank everyone for coming to check us out! When it comes to shopping at Cornerstone the saying, "The early bird catches the worm" definitely applies. We have new pieces from all of your favorite artists arriving daily. From mitts to slippers, to jewellery, to amazing sculptures and wall art, we have gifts that will bring a smile to even the fussiest of people. I mean really, who wouldn't love a piece of Canadian - made art to wear or to look at or to use!

This month's featured artist is Sarah Hale. Sarah has had her work at the store for a very long time. You may recognize her handiwork from the name cards that so many people purchase whenever a baby in the family is born. Sarah's batik work is outstanding technically and she keeps coming up with fresh, new & beautiful ideas for her work. We invite you to c'mon down to see it for yourself because the pictures don't do it justice!

Nick Leniuk is noted for doing some pretty amazing & intricate stone carvings. In fact we have shipped his pieces all over the world! So it comes as no surprise that he was asked to carve a special piece.
Stone Shaper Nick Leniuk has created a piece commemorating 50 years of the Ukrainian club in Kingston! It will be unveiled on Friday December 6 th  2019 at Kingston City Hall where it will be on display for a few months before being moved to its’ permanent location, St John The Apostle Roman Catholic Church. Congratulations Nick!

2 of our featured artists, painter, Lise Gillis & digital artist, Rachel Arcadi, had such great responses to their work here at the shop that we have asked them to come aboard & be a permanent part of the gallery. Congratulations ladies & welcome aboard!

The "Snow Much Fun" event is happening December 6, 2019. An evening of fun at Market Square is just what everyone needs to get the holiday spirit rising. Think skating, hot chocolate and sparkling holiday lights.....

Speaking of sparkling holiday lights.....The staff at Cornerstone have created a wonderful & whimsical holiday window. (Even I got to work on it this year!) Store manager, Lisa Scales, pulled out all the stops with Polar bears skating under the Aurora Borealis, sledding down hills beside birch forests....Looking at all the beautifully decorated storefront windows when I was a little girl was a very special event. I hope that you will come down to check them all out and see the hard work everyone has put in.

And just a nod to few other artists here....
Nick Hally from Maple Hollows Studios, has created some beautifully crafted little wooden boxes that are inlaid with the most beautiful designs. Popping the "Big Question" to a special someone soon? I can't think of a more special way to do it!

Sparkly bits from Karley Smith are making their way to the store. A jewellery favorite of many of the ladies that come here! Guys are you listening???
Nathalie Parenteau has sent us a HUGE shipment that include some larger wall art pieces that we have not had before. There is also a section of her amazing cards that reflect life in the Yukon Territory

We have holiday cards & ornaments that will warm anyone's heart. Need a gift for a special teacher? Babysitter? Dog walker or cat sitter? We have what you are looking for!
Need to keep you organized? We have calendars from a wide range of artists to keep your dates up to date! All are beautiful so pick out the one that will keep you inspired!

Looking ahead....
A new Zentangle class will be happening (weather permitting) on Sunday January 19, 2020 (I can't believe that I am writing that number...) from 9:00 AM - 12 noon (or there about as it often runs later because people are having fun!) The topic of this workshop is "A Black Tile Event". As usual, the class fee is 55.00 and light refreshments are provided. Notices about the class will be put up on our classes page on our website and there will be postings on FB, and other social media. Please call the store at 613.546.7967 to register.

We are already in the process of signing up for the Humane Society Cupcake Event in February. The month of January & February we will be accepting donations that will be donated to the Kingston Humane Society. I know what you are thinking.... Someone else asking for money... We hear you because we get requests for donations all year long here at the store and we do as many! All I am asking is that you save a little of your donation dollars for the animals at the Kingston Humane society for the CupCake event in the new year.

From our heart to yours,
Penny & the staff at Cornerstone
ZIA piece
Featured Local Artist - Sarah Hales of Arden Batik
Linda Samuels is a local artist
Snow Much Fun - December 6, 2019
Check out what's happening for Snow Much Fun
(Weather Permitting of course!)
Click on our skaters below for more information!

Nick Leniuk
Congratulations Nick! And what an honour!
Here are some sneak previews of the piece and the Invitation that Nick received!
Holiday Window
And visions of of Ice skating polar bears & hares, danced in their heads......
Zentangle Classes

It's a
"Black Tile Event"

New Class Sunday January 19, 2020 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 noon. Working with Black tiles and various types of pens and inks. Some supplies are included. If you have favourite pens &/or paper, bring them along!
Call the Store at 613-546-7967 to register
$55.00 and light refreshments are included.

If you want to join our FB group please click the link below. We accept beginners as well so please send us your tangles! I also put them up on our FB page & they sometimes make it to Instagram too!

We have just started the group so that we can get together, people who like Zentangle here in Kingston. Join, Post & Share. We are working with coming up with a schedule where we can meet monthly at a the store to tangle and share ideas. We are open to ideas and just looking for a fun, relaxing way to hang out and do some Zentangle!
Beautiful Boxes
Nick Hally from Maple Hollow Studios has created these impressive little boxes. Just right for staging that perfect surprise .....
Holiday Cards & Ornaments & Calendars
In - Store Giveaway!
In Store Only!!!! Starting this Friday December 6, fill out a ballot for a chance to win a limited edition Nathalie Parenteau print!
Winner to be drawn December 24th at closing!
A Taste of What's In Store.....
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