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

Monday, July 24, 2017

July 24, 2017

Jamie 

Well, the celebration continued Sunday for Shannon's birthday. It started off just right - at the Sunset Grill for breakfast. We even made it down to the beach - and wow, the water levels are the hightest we've ever seen them! We watched movies, ate barbecue and had an ice cream cake. Celebrating Shannon is so much fun!




Shannon

Birthday TIME! It was great to hang out with Jamie and Justin from breakfast at Sunset Grill with, to hanging out at the beach, and shopping and movies and new place for burgers and an ice cream cake! It was a fun filled day from start to finish!

Shannon

Suzie

I tried to pack as much as I could into my Saturday and made risotto balls! OMG, so delicious. I thought the risotto was good and then I made these? Damn. Worked on jewelry, my book and Sunday we went to see Spiderman which I really enjoyed. Had a lot of heart.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

July 23, 2017


Suzie

Happy Birthday Shannon! Hope you had the greatest most awesome birthday ever. Love you!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

July 22, 2017



Shannon

I'm so excited that Jamie picked my first set of wrapped TBR Books! I can't wait to unwrap them and see what she picked, I am sooooooo curious!

Friday, July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

Jamie 

Yesterday was awesome!! I had a busy day prepping for The Art of the Altar but was able to wrap up just in time for heading out to the aquarium to celebrate Shannon's birthday. It was magical! We had an amazing time, so much wonder and beauty. We even saw a sea turtle! I couldn't have been happier.


Shannon

I think I may be a little out of practice with outdoor selfies, but even so I think this is a fun one! I had so much fun going to Ripley's Aquarium with Jamie and Justin to celebrate my birthday! So many fishes! Sharks! Jelly fish! And more. Wow. I'm still amazing by all that we saw. What a treat!!!

 
Suzie

Took more stuff to Value Village, printed out letters, forms, filled some forms out, baked cinnamon buns for the volunteers are the studio party/sale tomorrow, made a risotto for lunch... Keeping busy so I try not to panic about life.

Thursday, July 20, 2017

July 20, 2017


Shannon

Another drawing... oh my... I have to start taking pictures of other things too! Anyhow, I'm really glad I did this one (The cast of Trainspotting 2 as if they were Vikings). The idea came up right at the beginning of the month and I really wanted to try it out, so I'm glad I got to it. It was way harder than I expected, didn't turn out as I expected, but I'm taking it as a win because I DID it and for today... that's good enough.


Suzie

My candy house is done and ready for the sale on Friday and it turns out I am the only one who made one. Not sure what to do with it. Saw the doc today, lots of tests ahead. I'm so stressed I can hardly eat. Feeling rough.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

July 19, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday was a really active day. I got back to the gym after quite a break away, worked on The Art of the Altar and then did some yoga. Probably not the smartest idea after also going to the gym but hey, Scout was entertained!


Shannon

I didn't take a lot of pictures as I was out and about, but this was my lunch! The cherries were amazing. I am so glad I bought some, it can be a challenge when they package them already in bags I always feel a bit weird if I re-distribute so I don't take so many but these were so good I am glad I have lots to enjoy!



Suzie

Had a day to myself and was super productive. Got out to buy some food, came home and made real Pad Thai (I'm getting there) and did a ton of paper work for applying to co-ops. Which is exhausting and I am spending way too much time on the computer so I am glad I got a cooking break and made this fantastic treat.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

July 18, 2017



Shannon

I'm continuing to play along with Sketchbook Summer, but a recent prompt of Rocks, and using a big marker was a bit of a challenge! I thought this would be easy, but without shading or context... it's hard to know a rock is a rock! Continual learning is happening, and I consider that a good thing! :)



Suzie

Because I had completed my mixed media piece that week I brought in a crappy canvas to do another one. I finally made my strawberry milk in a bottle reboot for my book and wanted to do a piece as an homage to it. I really like it and wanted to protect it. My teacher told us how a guy used other people's instagram images to make lots of money and apparently get away with it so that inspired me to find a watermark app just in case. Not that anyone would appreciate my art like I do, LOL.