The Ridler sisters, Suzie, Jamie and Shannon, discuss their creative projects, from challenges to celebrations, and support each other's creative lives.

Friday, July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

Jamie 

Yesterday was awesome!! I had a busy day prepping for The Art of the Altar but was able to wrap up just in time for heading out to the aquarium to celebrate Shannon's birthday. It was magical! We had an amazing time, so much wonder and beauty. We even saw a sea turtle! I couldn't have been happier.


Shannon

I think I may be a little out of practice with outdoor selfies, but even so I think this is a fun one! I had so much fun going to Ripley's Aquarium with Jamie and Justin to celebrate my birthday! So many fishes! Sharks! Jelly fish! And more. Wow. I'm still amazing by all that we saw. What a treat!!!

 
Suzie

Took more stuff to Value Village, printed out letters, forms, filled some forms out, baked cinnamon buns for the volunteers are the studio party/sale tomorrow, made a risotto for lunch... Keeping busy so I try not to panic about life.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017


Shannon

Another drawing... oh my... I have to start taking pictures of other things too! Anyhow, I'm really glad I did this one (The cast of Trainspotting 2 as if they were Vikings). The idea came up right at the beginning of the month and I really wanted to try it out, so I'm glad I got to it. It was way harder than I expected, didn't turn out as I expected, but I'm taking it as a win because I DID it and for today... that's good enough.


Suzie

My candy house is done and ready for the sale on Friday and it turns out I am the only one who made one. Not sure what to do with it. Saw the doc today, lots of tests ahead. I'm so stressed I can hardly eat. Feeling rough.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday was a really active day. I got back to the gym after quite a break away, worked on The Art of the Altar and then did some yoga. Probably not the smartest idea after also going to the gym but hey, Scout was entertained!


Shannon

I didn't take a lot of pictures as I was out and about, but this was my lunch! The cherries were amazing. I am so glad I bought some, it can be a challenge when they package them already in bags I always feel a bit weird if I re-distribute so I don't take so many but these were so good I am glad I have lots to enjoy!



Suzie

Had a day to myself and was super productive. Got out to buy some food, came home and made real Pad Thai (I'm getting there) and did a ton of paper work for applying to co-ops. Which is exhausting and I am spending way too much time on the computer so I am glad I got a cooking break and made this fantastic treat.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017



Shannon

I'm continuing to play along with Sketchbook Summer, but a recent prompt of Rocks, and using a big marker was a bit of a challenge! I thought this would be easy, but without shading or context... it's hard to know a rock is a rock! Continual learning is happening, and I consider that a good thing! :)



Suzie

Because I had completed my mixed media piece that week I brought in a crappy canvas to do another one. I finally made my strawberry milk in a bottle reboot for my book and wanted to do a piece as an homage to it. I really like it and wanted to protect it. My teacher told us how a guy used other people's instagram images to make lots of money and apparently get away with it so that inspired me to find a watermark app just in case. Not that anyone would appreciate my art like I do, LOL.

Monday, July 17, 2017

July 17, 2017

Jamie

On Sundays I try to take some time to read. Yesterday I was so tired though I just fell asleep. Looks like Scout's got me covered though. Thanks, Scout! I'll look forward to hearing all about it!

July 15, 2017



Shannon

One of the things I love about having all my books wrapped up on my shelf is that I can look for (or create) fun moments between the books and see how the images on the spines match up. It's kind of ridiculously fun.



Suzie

Life has been more than a little frustrating and disappointing, like these potatoes that did not cook in time for dinner. Spent most of the weekend getting together all the stuff I have to give away because we have to move. I feel like I have hardly made a dent and that we're screwed.

Friday, July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

Jamie

For the next ciuple of weeks, I am going to be immersed in The Art of the Altar, which I am thoroughly enjoying. It was a rich day exploring and then I took a break and went over to a friend's house for the evening. We had a great time chatting for hours at her kitchen table.


Shannon

I didn't take many pictures yesterday as I was doing a bunch of organizing and that would just be piles of different kinds of mess, and who needs to see that? Instead... here is an app I tried out that's like a colouring book. It's pretty cool, you choose a colour and than tap anywhere you want to be that colour. Fun!



Suzie

Made space on my desk for altar items for Jamie's class including my own holy moon water from the other night. I also made sticky toffee pudding which was unbelievably delicious. A good day.