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

Saturday, February 18, 2017

February 18, 2017


Suzie

It is never easy to photograph at night, even with stage lights, especially with my old point and shoot but here is an image from our night out at a club with a KISS cover band. There was an AC/DC one too and Alice Cooper. I think I lost some more of my hearing but it was a fun night.

Friday, February 17, 2017

February 17. 2017

Jamie

Yesterday was a big work day plus starting to get ready for another great Journal Jam. I wish you could be with us for that, Suzie! I am a little stressed about how much there is to do but hey, there are always kittens to encourage me :)
   

Shannon

I'm continuing my February goal-ish/reminder/incentive thing of if I can get out today, DO IT! And I did. Good thing too, as I had to return some library books. Had nothing to do with like..getting more library books. Oh, no... that had nothing to do with it ;)


Suzie

Most of the snow is finally gone. I returned library books and got out for a beautiful walk in un-forecasted sunshine which was such a treat.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February 16, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday I went out for an acupuncture session with my naturopath. This is really something I didn't expect to be doing (especially getting needles in my hands!!) but it seems to be doing me some good. Afterwards I went on a walk to do some errands (I've got more birds to show tomorrow) and along the way I saw this tiger in the snow. What a fascinating find!


Shannon

I have been a little off my game on working on my book covers / illustrated journal but I took some time for it today and it was really fun to try and re-create this Choose Your Own Adventure cover. The books have a truly iconic style and I thought I would go with blasts of colours and use markers for the cover. I am pretty happy with the results! I got a little lazy towards the bottom, and it's amazing how seeing a picture of it I can spot the differences between the two, but overall I am happy with the mountains, the flying car, and the guy with the binoculars. They all look pretty solid. Fun!



Suzie

The rain is here big time and will be for the next week so I put on my new rain pants and got out for food. Our market had some amazing deals on produce which is awesome because we had next to nothing left. Quiet day otherwise.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

February 15, 2017



Shannon

Finally made it out to the local coffeeshop! Thank you Jamie for swinging by and suggesting it. It was nice to catch up and see what it was like. I have a feeling I will be back there very soon.



Suzie

Had a lovely day out with Reg, we successfully got to Deep Cove for the first time since we moved here (Jamie, I always think of your visit when I think of Deep Cove) and got to a coffee shop in the city then out to see the final Resident Evil movie. We also went to see one of these films on our anniversary out east so it felt right.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

February 14, 2017


Suzie

My walk after stART led me to a park I have been wanting to go to. I listened to David Sylvian's song "Let The Happiness In" with my eyes closed, facing the sun hoping that could happen.

Monday, February 13, 2017

February 13, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday was really a snow day! The flakes were large, fluffy and constant. It was great to lie in bed and read a bit with cat company, though sometimes they took a break to have a look outside.


Shannon

Finished another book! I was so happy to get a chance to re-read The Summer Tree by Guy Gavriel Kay this week, and I'm really happy the library has the rest of the books in this series and I'm going to get them and read them too! I only made it halfway through this series when I read them in high school, so I'm thrilled to get a chance to read them now. The themes are pretty deep, and I think I appreciate them much more now than I did then. It's so good!


Suzie

After a really rough time so glad I got out to see La La Land. OMG, we loved it so much. So good.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

February 12, 2017

Jamie

We took Shibumi to the vet this weekend. She's had these horrible scabs on her back and on her chest. They seem to have healed up well and we're still not sure what the issue was. In case it is flea related, we got more meds. (We're paranoid now so being super careful seems good to us). We also talked about how to keep the kittens from tussling quite so much by being aware of their being plenty of resources that they all can enjoy - like comfy spots, water dishes and, of course, us, lol.