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

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016


Shannon

The day started early and went really long. It started with marker Morning Pages, which I'm really appreciating doing in marker. I can't read them at all, but I dont' need to. And wow, they super glide on the page. I swear I should have taken a picture of me looking at HTML because that would be the most representative of the day!!


Suzie

I got to the art studio for an hour or so but didn't stay long. I'm really creatively uninspired these days so I just made a few spice spoons and came home. 

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

August 24, 2016


Shannon

Picture to be added... having some upload issues! The past few days have a been both normal and unexpected, and I know that because I've been blogging them. It's been great to get back to blogging. I'm feeling strongly about not overthinking it. I download my pictures from the day, look at them and write something. My mantra has been "Pick a picture, tell a story". So far it's working! Thank you both for coming by and hanging out at Planet Shannon!


Suzie

Long day but managed to get out to see Suicide Squad! Movie disappear FAST here and it was cheap night and I knew it might be our last chance to see it and I'm so glad we did. A total hot mess but it was fun and the women were quite powerful in the movie.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

August 23, 2016

Jamie

I couldn't resist these finger puppets when we were at the dollar store. Yesterday, after finishing a long day of hard work, I showed them to Kim and decided each represented someone helping me on this evolution. I'm the cat. Justin's the giraffe. Shannon's.... you guessed it... the monkey and Kim is the elephant - in studio blue, no less! It made us giggle and was a nice way to wrap up.


Shannon

After lots of special activities for quite a long stretch, it's kind of nice to get to some regular things and regular rhythm of time. Today I even posted a "Regular Post" blog post. I also finished up this journal, and it was nice to see it go right to the last page. The journal got me through my birthday (bit one this year) and all of journal club. I wonder what journal I will pick next!




Suzie

No photo from me, I felt terrible! Still so exhausted but didn't realize it until after I did some grocery shopping. Spent most of the day on the couch watching Gilmore Girls so I thought I would share one of my favourite scenes from the binge watch as I fell in and out of consciousness.

Monday, August 22, 2016

August 22, 2016



Shannon

A very full weekend! Help with David and Sylvia's Anniversary Party, and then... the party itself! It was a lot of fun, all around, great to see people , hear great stories and also watch The Tragically Hip concert outside with the wind rushing through like applause after every song. Very powerful all around!



Suzie

This weekend was all about food truck festival in New Westminster on Saturday. I have been in recovery mode since. We managed to put that together with The Hip's concert which was way too much for me but somehow I managed. I wish I had more time to explore the food aspect though but at least I got all the photos of almost all the trucks.

Saturday, August 20, 2016

August 20, 2016


Suzie

Reg's eye is acting up again so we had to go see a specialist and decided to beat the heat by going to Oakridge Mall for some frozen yogurt and wow, this place makes Bayview Village look cheap. There's a Rolex store and I think he said a Ferrari dealership too. Funny thing is, all food courts seem to be the same although no one ever went to KFC.

Friday, August 19, 2016

August 19, 2016

Jamie

Even with how hard I am working I am trying to make it to the gym. I am trying to do the opposite of what I normally do - you know, forget that you are a human being in need of sleep and good food and activity and that you don't stop needing those things just because there's a big project at hand. I'm not rocking it but I'm doing better than I have in the past :)


Shannon

I'm testing out my new process for SciFi Fantasy and Weird Fiction exploration that I mentioned on stART this week, and so far it feels pretty solid, although a little more involved than I thought it would be. Here's hoping that continuing to work through and tweak it, I can come up with something that feels good without feeling too involved. I should be able to work through three more reviews, which is so good! I'm really looking forward to doing them (which is much better than the dread-of-backlog-feeling). :)


Suzie

So this is the third home for my lighting equipment. This time in the crafts room. I even put the green screen behind me to see if I could add a backdrop to the video, which is a cookbook review. This is what happens when Reg is working, it's a super hot day and I actually wear makeup. I shoot three videos in a row before it melts off.

Thursday, August 18, 2016

August 18, 2016

Jamie

In the midst of working, I heard the whoosh of a big branch falling from the tree in the back. It landed on our eavestroughs and our fence, doing some damage. We had our neighbours over to have a little chat about the tree and what we could do to keep our homes and ourselves safe and sound.


Shannon

I've been struggling with the choice between doing my morning pages or taking a break for my hand, but wow.. . not going them really brings out the grump monster. Today I tried using a marker because it flows easily ...and also the bigger writing mean I was done faster. Not a bad somewhere-in-the-middle choice, but very much feels like an in-between choice.


Suzie

Had to go to the doc and drop of a prescription. While I waited for it I hung out at McD's because our Starbucks is always full. Went through Ricardo magazine which was all about Italian food! Hot day and too busy to go for a long walk so I wrote two posts which was tough on my back but at least I am ahead of schedule for tomorrow and some pre-dinner yoga helped. It's going to get hotter and hotter this weekend too, like over +30C! Ugh...