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

Saturday, August 27, 2016

August 27, 2016


Another sizzling hot summer day. Walked to the library, got lunch out at A&W (we had no food), went to Kin's and got produce, went to Superstore for groceries and then I passed out. Tomorrow should be much cooler and I sure hope so. This heat is getting to me.

Friday, August 26, 2016

August 26, 2016


I'm sure this is a familiar stretch of land to you two! Going to the old hood is always a bit weird, there is a huge store going where Whell & Cullen was and it comes almost to the street! I think they are doing underground parking cuz there was tons of construction. Even if things changes around there, I always do some things the same way including rubbing a bit of this plant in my hand to get that Christmas smell, no matter what time of year. I don't know if the plant is stretching out to say hi, or giving me the finger from breaking off a piece! Oh, if plants could talk....


One of our D&D pals has been away a lot this summer so we haven't played much but he's back! My friend had this D&D Mimic dice holder which I totally fell in love with. A Mimic looks like a treasure chest but will bite you if you try and open it. The purple tongue rocks! Didn't do much else but wait for a package that wasn't delivered on another crazy-hot day. It's going to be crazy-hot tomorrow but then we get a break, thank goodness!

Thursday, August 25, 2016

August 25, 2016


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!!


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


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!


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


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.


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!


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


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!


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


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.