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

Monday, August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014

Jamie 

I spent Sunday working on my Seven Soul Symbols class coming this fall. I woke up with it on my mind and sat completing the outline in my pyjamas before I'd even got coffee! I've been excited to develop the process and have been having so much fun creating the exercises myself.


Shannon

I'm continuing to really enjoy drawing, although this plant was giving me some mucho challenges. The one I drew last week, I am very familiar with but this was a new one. So many new shapes to explore and recreate on the page!


 
Suzie

On Sunday we had a very long day that started with Reg, his brother Chris and friends coming over to help move a lot of our stuff to our neighbour's place. Then we were at a BBQ with friends. It's all wonderful and bittersweet at the same time. And right now, I really miss our couch. Blogging on a bean bag chair just isn't the same!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

August 24, 2014: Random

Jamie 

I am just loving putting the date into the search and seeing what I get for random. I love this shot of someone out on Lake Ontario. It's so serene and almost looks impossible.


Shannon

I've been doing a lot of thinking about how we see and interpret things, and while I was thinking about that I looked out the window and saw this..and to me it totally looks like there is a floating robot.


 

Suzie

This is taped to the top of the bottom of the stairs at the family cottage. I love that the table and chairs reminds me of The Friendly Giant. We were down at the bay for a final family get together which was awesome. I ate a lifetime worth of mussels. They are never as good, anywhere else. I got knocked over off wet rocks by a giant dog named Indy and we got a tour of the bay with family.

Friday, August 22, 2014

August 22, 2014

Jamie

Yesterday I was out and about for appointments and errands. One thing I was on a mission for was a pair of all-purpose, comfy yet stylish short boots for Holland. And I found them!! After looking at tons of basic black, this teal beauties caught my eye. I couldn't believe it when I tried them on and they were comfortable! Imagine! The woman helping me told me they had just put these on the shelf that day. What luck! You never know with shoes until you get out and about but I am hopeful these will be my magical new journey boots!


Shannon

Watched the Veronica Mars movie. Wow. I totally enjoyed it, and I totally don't remember the series as well as I thought I would. Some characters, yes....others... totally forgot. It's wild to see something that started on Kickstarter and than really, truly, came to life. They did their fans proud.


Suzie

Hopefully yesterday was the last time we will ever step into a building to deal with crap. We got kicked into the financial groin in a huge way again. I am looking forward to disassociating myself from anything to with this stuff ever again.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Aug 21, 2014

Jamie

I tried a little experiment. If I put out all the supplies ahead of time, would I be able to paint an art journal background in the time it took to make a cup of tea? It was fun to do and my answer is mostly yes! This is totally possible if you don't care about paint mushing together because it's not dry. I ended up really liking the page but I think generally a slightly more relaxed pace would be more fun. One tea - gesso the pages. Next tea - add one or two colours. Next tea - add the next.


Shannon

Did a lot of organization today, even though Monday is really my day for that but I was feeling under the weather then so it was time to get to it today. There is a lot to plan and work on though, so it was a bit overwhelming. But I got my lists up to date. Yay for that.


Product Review: Lay's Do Us A Flavour Tzatziki Potato Chips

Suzie

Yesterday I had a chance to do a quick photoshoot of the Do Us A Flavour chip contenders. Food blogging on top of all the craziness of the move has been next to impossible but I am doing my best!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014

Jamie

This feels like a bit of a random pic but I did take it yesterday. I love it when little statueslike this become a part of a scene. This little girl is knitting by Shannon's plant and has even attracted another bird - one of those Red Rose figurines I've had since I was a little girl.


Shannon

I may have temporarily revived my phone. I'm still ordering a new one though, this sucker has served me well but it's time to splash out and get a mega~awesome phone.


Suzie

Yesterday was my last visit with my doctor. I got all my prescriptions filled and she gave me a big hug and I know I am going to be a little lost without her. Once again, I'll be scouring Vancouver looking for that special healer. We also had paperwork with the house to do and a delivery to make (deep freeze) and a deal for our dishwasher fell through. What a crazy day!

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

August 19, 2014

Jamie 

Recently a friend asked me to participate in a mandala event and I was a little shy about saying I'd actually never tried making mandalas before. In fact, I wasn't sure where to start! She gave me some tips and I've been experimenting and having lots of fun. I think these just might become a regular part of my creative life! Who knew?


Shannon

I was definitely feeling under the weather today, and as such it was time to watch a bad movie. Selection was: Sharknado 2: The Second One, which Discovery.ca aired to cap of their annual Shark Week.


Suzie

Monday was all about trying to sell stuff in our house and/or find homes for things we can't take with us. It was a big success although there are a few things we still have. It was a lot of fun to do and man, I do like selling stuff. I know it sounds weird but I find it a ton of fun.

Monday, August 18, 2014

August 18, 2014

Jamie
 
This weekend was the first ever Open Street Toronto. They closed a whole strip of Bloor and Yonge to cars so that people could roam freely and enjoy this part of the city. We found out about it from our guitar teacher and had an amazing time listening to him play. I'm so glad I can share this moment with you.


Shannon

I had a lot of fun art-day-ing with Jamie on Sunday! I chose to draw my plant, Happy, and that by the end had some leaf drawings I was really happy about. Har har. A groaner, I know!


Suzie

Since we got back I have been busy with setting up new accounts out west for cable, internet… We also went through our gazillionth purge and there is more to go. Even though we have a great apartment, it will not accommodate everything we have and there is zero storage space so out the door it goes! Bye bye fuggly sweaters and turtlenecks! I really wish I had the chance to photograph our new place but the tenants were there at the time so we're going by memory and I feel like there is tons more to be given away.