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

As I am writing this I am looking out the window and gazing at lovely Daffodils, green grass & little buds rapidly growing on trees. It's still a little rainy & cold but you can definitely feel warmth from the sun when it pops out from behind the grey clouds. We made it!
Firstly, I want to thank everyone who participated in the Golden Easter Egg Hunt. By all accounts it was a huge success! 55 adults & 32 kids joined in the fun! Many people said that they never come DT (can you imagine all they are missing out on?) and that they went into places they would never have otherwise gone into. I'm a little biased perhaps, but I think DT Kingston is a jewel! A beautiful waterfront, amazing restaurants and unique lovely shops of all sorts. Whats' not to love? So thanks to everyone from our retailers to the participants and we look forward to our next event! Speaking of which....Our next hunt will be in June..... Follow us on FB, Twitter & Instagram for details!

May is full of things going on! We have Sue Steffes as our featured wall artist for May. Sue was one of the lovely ladies who used to be a staffer here at Cornerstone. Sue decided to focus all her efforts on her art & we are happy to continue to share her work here & to feature her beautiful felted pieces this month. I invite everyone to come check it out!

Mother's Day is Sunday May 12. I have to say that my perspective of "Mother" has changed over the years. When we are children our Mother is the person we reach out to to kiss the booboo, share the day's activity with and know we can trust her to 'make it all better". Maybe as a teen we felt she was crazy and didn't get all the "words of wisdom" she was trying to share with us and basically felt she was not "with it!" Now that my mom has passed I would gladly do anything to hear those pearls of wisdom, to feel her hand on my head when I'm not feeling well and to smell her favourite perfume (Chanel No. 5 of course). As a grown woman without children of my own, I have "adopted 2 girls" (now young women with children of their own), to mother. I am blessed that in some capacity I am passing to them pearls of wisdom and being sought out to give insight to. So for all you moms out there (however you came to be one), we have beautiful things to celebrate how special you are. Whether your taste is jewellery or a piece of original wall art we have what your heart is singing for.

At the end of the month we have the annual spring Art After Dark event. A huge hit with everyone! It's a night of going to shop after shop to view all the wonderfully talented artists from far and wide. Of course here at Cornerstone, our specialty is all Canadian artists that come from all over this beautiful country. Light refreshments will be served & it's generally a fun night for everyone as the stores & galleries stay open until 10:00 PM. Hope to see you there!

From our heart to yours,
Penny & the wonderful staff at Cornerstone
ZIA piece
Miss you mum.....Thank you for my very special life.

Below are all the gals I get to be "mums" to.... and yes two are felines!
Featured Artist - Sue Steffes - May 5
Zentangle Class
Fun times at the Zentangle Class.
Call us at 613-546-7967 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,

Kingston City Zentanglers.

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!
Golden easter Egg Hunt
The Easter Egg hunt was a success with prizes being won by Trevor & Chase! We had a great turn out with lots of people returning from last year as well as many new people finding out how great DT Kingston really is! We even had a colour co-ordinated duo in the hunt! Fun Times!
Marissa Sweet
I had an amazing time with our artist Marissa Sweet at a mixed media workshop at her home studio in Whitby Ontario. Learned many things in a short time! My big piece is not quite finished yet but here is a taste of what we created. Best part??? Marissa is going to be doing a 2-day mixed media workshop here in the fall! As soon as we have all the details ironed out I will let you know! This work shop will have limited seating so sign up asap!!!
Wonderful Window.... I love our spring window!!!
Art After Dark Friday May 24 7-10 PM
Pretty Pieces For Mother's Day
For Mom's, Grammas or anyone who plays that role, here are some great gift ideas! From makeup bags to pottery to jewellery to wall art, we have whatever makes her heart sing!
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