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

Here we are in the heat of summer. I am in absolute disbelief that I am already writing to you about
AUGUST happenings.
Does time fly because we are older or is it simply because we try to cram so much into our already busy lives that time just seems to fly past? The moments I am at the cottage I can at least stop and admire the beauty of nature that surrounds me. If you aren't able to escape to a cottage once in awhile, then at least here at Cornerstone we can slow it down for you to admire the beauty here. We are blessed with such amazing craftsmanship and artistry from all over Canada. The energy at the shop is truly friendly and inspiring. Whether you are shopping for a gift for someone else or something special just for you, please take your time to admire all the beautiful things we have. Blood, sweat, tears and joy have gone into the making of each and everything here.

Veronical Lloyd has agreed to stay on as our featured artist for August. Quite honestly her painted paddles are better than any I have seen. We are so grateful that she has agreed to stay here for another month. Summer is camping, cottages and water! Whether that be lakes or rivers we have just the right paddle to get you out and about with style! Sable Dog Paddles by Veronica Lloyd, is a local Kingston artist. I love her work so much that I bought one for my own cottage on Lake Scugog!


Exciting NEWS!!!! Marissa Sweet from The Art of Placement & Design, will be doing a 1-Day Landscape course with us November 2, 2019. We have had many requests for a class from this talented and award winning artist, so be sure to sign up fast as spaces are definitely limited!

Once again, Cornerstone is up for an Ontario Choice Award in the "Top Small Museum/Art Gallery/Historic Sites" category. The voting is done daily but you can only vote ONCE in a 24 HOUR PERIOD. We've provided the link below, so please, put it on your "daily to do list"! It would be such an honour to win!

The store is refreshed with works from all of your favourite artists. Pottery from Susan Robertson, Andrea Vuletin & Ashburn Pottery, Jewellery from Andrea Mueller, GAM, Manifest, Moth, Jewels By Jules, Kim Price & Linda Carr. Glass from Euroaccents, and wood from Gary Kennell, Robert Knox, Nick Hally, Bev Redden & Michael Sbrocca. We have new wall art from Marissa Sweet and Jan Fitch and ...... There are really too many to mention here so I say come on down!!!

As you know, I have made a monumental decision to write a book! I love words and writing and HAVE always wanted to do this! I'll keep you posted on when it's going to be published and available for purchase. I want to take this time to tell everyone whom decided to send in their artistic journey story to me Thank you so much!!! I really do appreciate it! There was a couple of people who committed and have not quite gotten it to me yet... If you are one of those folks please send it I am depending on you!!!

By The Way... the name of the book is...

Back On The Path
Allowing Your Heart (And Not Your Head) To Be The Cornerstone Of Your Creative Journey.



From our heart to yours,
Penny & the wonderful staff at Cornerstone

P.S. Remember our No Hot Pets program!! Leashed pets are welcome & we will fill their pet water bowl & your water bottle too!
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Featured Artist - Sable Dog Paddles - Veronica Lloyd
Sable Dog Paddles is a Kingston based project by local artist Veronica Lloyd. Growing up on the water, Veronica started restoring old paddles for friends and family. As she progressed she began salvaging and reclaiming paddles from nearby marinas, canoe clubs and antique shops to paint and restore. New paddles were soon sourced from local makers using Ontario poplar for use in the water.

Each paddle is hand painted and designed with practical use in mind. Sealed with a marine spar varnish to maintain its integrity throughout canoeing adventures, these paddles may be torched or stained to bring out the natural grain of the wood.
Either way you will want one! Sable Dog Paddles is our featured artist of the month of July so we invite you to come down and view them on our feature wall!  
Zentangle Classes
Fun times at the Zentangle Class. New Class is on Sunday September 29, 2019 From 9:00 am - 12:00PM We'll be learning how to make a Tangled Tree! Each tree will be unique to you. Classes are $55.00 and include light refreshments.
Call us at 613-546-7967 to sign up or if you have some friends that want to do a class call us to make a date! We will keep you posted of the details of our new Zentangle Club and keep an eye out on FB for Tangle Tuesdays!We invite you to join our FB group,


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. Starting in June I'll post a "Tangle of the Week" and we can use that as a jumping off point for our pieces. We are open to ideas and just looking for a fun, relaxing way to hang out and do some Zentangle!
Attractions Ontario
We are very proud to again be up for an Attractions Ontario Choice Award in this category. You can vote for us daily but only 1 time in a 24-hour period. (So it's best to do around the same time each day!)
Just click on the picture below and off you go!


Marissa Sweet Class
Landscape: Adventures in Expressive Acrylic Workshop
Explore the landscape by using abstract qualities, bold colour and techniques! Students will learn to use loose strokes and bold lines and create a captivating landscape in this step-by-step workshop. Students will be encouraged to bring their expressive and more personal style into their work! Skies the limit with intuition, body language, feeling and emotions.  

The class will begin at 10:00 AM and run until 5:00 PM. Lunch from a local eatery here in Kingston, will be included. The fee for this amazing class is only $155.00!!!
Marissa will be coming especially for this class, all the way from Oshawa, so lets make sure we give her a warm, Kingston welcome and fill up the class!

A complete list of supplies will be on the "Classes" page of our website at https://www.cornerstonecanadianart.com/classes/ or alternatively, you can pick one up at the store. You can register either in person or call the store at 613-546-7967 and reserve your spot with your credit card. The deadline for registration will be October 19 but because Marissa's classes are so popular, I wouldn't put registering off ' to til then as you will surely be disappointed to learn the class is FULL!
Can you imagine painting this and taking it home with you???!!!!
Toy Story
Need something for the young ones?
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