Here we are in the heat of summer. I am in absolute disbelief that I am already writing to you about
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!