All a mom really wants for Mother's Day is some quality time with her children, right? Well....sort of....she also wants to be treated like the Queen that she is. Give your mom the gift of your time, attention and creative inspiration this year by taking her to the (FREE!) 13th Annual Kirkland Artist Studio Tour . It's May 7th and 8th from 10-6pm, and there's a May 6th Friday night preview party from 5-9pm. This is a self-guided tour through various Kirkland neighborhoods where you can capture a glimpse of the where these artists make their magic happen. Be prepared for a great lineup of local artists- far too many to visit in one day! Much of what you see will also be fore sale, whether it's jewelry, glass art, paintings, photography, garden art, sculpture, furniture, or fiber arts. So you'll have the option of surprising mom with a unique gift as well. Be spontaneous, and kind and listen ...she'll be impressed. It's just confirmation that she raised you well.