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

Thursday, June 22, 2017

June 22, 2017

Jamie

Happy Summer! Yesterday was an incredibly busy day but I really, really wanted my summer yearbook, which is a good sign that there is something that is really working about it. I managed to finish it off as best I could and take it into the printer. I am also going to see about getting some sample orders that are closer to the form I'm hoping it will eventually be in. I stayed home last night instead of going to choir but it felt good to get things done, get to bed early for a busy day today too.


Shannon

It was quite an all-over-the-place energy day, and I didn't end up taking many pictures but I did end up making healthy dinner! I could have gone with a slightly smaller portion, but I love this salad so much it's hard to restrain myself!


Suzie

Got to Opus and finally got some of my very own Indian ink for just over $2. It is a small container which is fine. I already have a brush. This was in the window.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

June 21, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday was my second last paper-cutting and collage class. Even though it's made my work week a bit tight to give up a whole morning to art study, it has been awesome. I am going to really miss it when I'm done and am considering another course for the summer.

Shannon

It was nice to get out for coffee and journal, and get some art in too with imaginary flowers inspired by non-flower things ... like hot pants! I had a great time. It was a long day overall, but had some great moments.


Suzie

There's the culprit! Although it didn't start today until 9 am but went until 9 pm! Ugh... I hope they will be done soon. Spent the entire day going to the market for produce, then Superstore for groceries, came home, made dinner... Exhausted. Wanted to see Wonder Woman but there was no way.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

June 20, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday I worked and worked. I focused on some to-dos that have been following me week to week and got many of them off the list. Yay!! At the end of the day, Justin and I went out for what turned into a very long walk. Along the way, we saw this little boo just sitting in the park, hanging out :)


Shannon

Whelp, another readathon has come and gone. I did a wrap up video, and I am not sure how I feel about how this one went. I ended up switching out a bunch of titles so that I could meet the challenges including reading 7 books (I ended up reading several novellas and short stories mostly), but no I have a bunch of half read stuff. So weird, the energy was just off this time around. BUT I did get a bunch of stuff read so...I guess that's good.



Suzie

Ugh. Fatigue overload and I had to get out to the post office, return library books, pick up food so we don't starve and then go to mixed media class. I didn't think I was going to make it but somehow I did and my artwork wasn't great (I seem to no longer be caring about results which I am not sure is a good thing) but I really connected with people which was pretty awesome. That said, I'm so tired. Damn crane outside our house starts making huge noise starting at 7 am. Bastards!

Monday, June 19, 2017

June 19, 2017

Jamie

I went out for a walk yesterday and kept at it even when it was raining. I just needed the space, the air, the movement - and I happened to see some beauty along the way. (PS Whoa!! The colour story of these succulents and Shannon's room and TV shot are identical!!!)


Shannon

This weekend I spent a lot of time putting my new journal together. There were so many pages to create! If I keep doing these magazine style journals, I think I should give myself lots of lead time to get the next one in order because it always takes longer than I expect. Good thing there was Safari Live and good company for a good part of it :)



Suzie

I actually had a bit of a weekend! A friend took me to a restaurant that is closing and then Reg and I went to Shakespeare Improv which was a lot of fun. Sadly after being at the doctor's three times during the week and two things on Saturday, I could not do anything Sunday but rest. Hoping I get enough so I can do something productive tomorrow.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

June 17, 2017


Suzie

Returned the heart monitor on Friday (OMG, three days at the doctor's office is too much in one week), picked up a donut from Tim Horton's and then went to the studio to make lots of molds from charms I ordered a while back. Was hoping to be in a better mood but all the medical stuff just steals the life out of me which is why I made molds. No creativity required.

Friday, June 16, 2017

June 16, 2016

Jamie

Well, not surprisingly, Shannon and my pictures look similar, LOL. It was such a treat to go to the Art Gallery and experience Georgia O'Keeffe together, decades of amazing work. Once again I was hungry for more details about the artist, her view on her world and the work. I'm definitely going to be exploring more.


Shannon

It was so wonderful to go to the Georgia O'Keeffe exhibit with Jamie! Seeing so much amazing art, decades upon decades of work, was absolutely extraordinary.



Suzie

I know you probably saw this on FB already but it really does sum up my day. I am trying to be brave with my photos, my posts and my truth. If I could raise just a little awareness of the importance of heart health and that getting it monitored is no big deal so someone else does it too, it is worth it. Same with my 13 Reasons Why post. I had a friend connect with me privately about that time period and it really helped heal my spirit a little more. I am glad I put myself out there.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

June 15, 2017

Jamie

Because the air conditioner was broken at the regular place, we had choir at the Dance Cave last night. I haven't been there for years! It was hilarious that I got carded on the way in. We were singing How Will I Know by Whitney Houston.


Shannon

I'm at the halfway point of the readathon and I'm a little stumped. I am reading my normal amount, but can see that's not enough to finish the challenges for the readathon. I've already swapped out one book, but I can see that I will either need to dedicated many more hours to reading than I had planned, or swap out to some super short titles, or not meet the goals. I know that I want to enjoy the marathon, and part of what makes it fun *is* that it's a challenge, but .... it kind of feels hopeless. I feel like if I can't complete the challenges, I don't know if I want to do it. I'm totally aware this is one of those "the way you handle one thing, is the way you handle all things" moments. Grr.



Suzie

My crafting space is driving me crazy so during Art & Netflix I also did a little cleanup so it wouldn't keep me away from the room so much. Having such a hard time being in there and I love that space so thank you for inspiring me to watch movies with you there, I love that.