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

Friday, June 24, 2016

June 24, 2016

Jamie 

Yesterday I was feeling rather poorly and tried the best I could to have a gentle day. One big and challenging task was on the agenda and that was taking Escher to the vet. He was terrified. Justin managed to get him in the carrier but before we even got in the room with the vet, Escher had peed with fear. Luckily they were gentle with him, cleaned him all up and gave him his shots. The vet had a good look at him and said he seems to be doing well, though maybe weights just a titch more than he should. We talked about his nervous ways but also the progress he's made. When we got home he hid under the couch for about 10 minutes but then he even let me pet him. I had a big aha that made me feel better. Being scared of scary things (like going to the vet) is perfectly normal. As long as he's not transmuting that into a fear of everything, including us, then I think he's doing well.


Shannon

I have been obsessed with doing the fill-in-squares-with-gel-pens funness, but today I ran out of painted squares! And was not feeling up to painting, which is sad but true. Solution: make a black-out version. Now I have a big big page to fill. Fun times.




Suzie

Got out to my library to pick up first season of Penny Dreadful, thanks for the recommendation Shannon! Also got groceries which felt like it took forever and took the life out of me but it's done. I have also started watching Nashville at night and am shocked at how much I am enjoying it! That young little blonde singer has the voice of an angel, reminds me how much I do like folksy music. The country? I skip a lot of it, LOL. Interesting stories though.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

June 23, 2016

Jamie

The big task of the day yesterday was filming another Creative Living Bookshelf. I can't believe it's episode 13! I had some technical difficulties so this ended up eating into just about the whole day. Still, I hope everyone will love the show!

Shannon

It's been nice to get back to drawing. I couldn't quite remember my dream last night, but I was able to hold onto this image.



Suzie

The day started off great. I went to the library, got season 2 of Parks & Rec which I am now thoroughly enjoying and got season 1 of Bionic Woman. I stopped by VV for a couple of fun deals (not the stamps, crazy price!) and even took myself out for a slice of pizza. But then the energy changed and everything got all wrong. Michelle helped me slog it out about my site and revealed there is something wrong with it that I have to contact my ISP about but my phone was dead. Just stupid stuff but it got me all stressed. Hope tomorrow is better!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

June 22, 2016

Jamie

The raccoons really were the big excitement yesterday. It was so weird sitting here working and suddenly hearing the coo of raccoons. The cats were glued to the window while these 4 babies dug into the eavestroughs and did some play fighting. I sincerely hope they move along to somewhere safe and sound.


Shannon

Busy day out yesterday, and kind of overdid it. Sad face. And obviously my resistances were down because this was my interpretation of "lunch" on the grocery list. Um... not much nutrition there, Shannon! Save for the strawberries. Oh well, next time I'll be clearer and hopefully I won't by a treat instead of a meal.


Suzie

Today we went to the market for produce and I had some time to add finishing touches to pieces, including adding "sprinkles" to my Pop-Tart Cell Phone Cozy. The rest of the day kind of sucked.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

June 21, 2016



Shannon

Well I tackled a big shift of stuff in the apartment today. I've had these file boxes just sitting, waiting, to be dealt with and find a new home and today I finally moved them! It actually doesn't look like the picture anymore, I really though that the set up work work as pictured ... but turns out it didn't. The boxes are in their new homes, but some of the other stuff isn't quite perfect or sorted or how I'd like it yet. But I'll get to perfect another day, today I got it to here and that's a win for me! I cleared a nice amount of walking space and I hope that encourages me to keep on getting the place that much more sorted. Yay!




Suzie

One of the nice things about going to yet another meeting at the studio is I got to pick up a whole WHACK of items that came out of the kiln that I now can play with and turn into pendants. It's so exciting! That said, the studio is out of recycled clay so I probably can't make anything for another week which is a total bummer.

Monday, June 20, 2016

June 20, 2016



Shannon

I got a little side tracked on my Shakespeare project when I was reading The Iliad, but was able to get back to it with Henry IV Part 2. This one was not what I expected, and it was even stranger because I am fairly familiar with the one that comes after it. I'd be a little pressed to say what the themes are, but I will give it that it had some great speeches and lots of amazing quotes. I can't wait to watch The Hollow Crown version of this one to understand it better.




Suzie

Was a bit of an emotional struggle this weekend so when that happens I like to go into "just get 'er done" mode which included photographing even more jewelry for the upcoming salt. Bracelets are the hardest thing to make but I really wanted to try making one and I did it. I made it quite small (my size) so if it doesn't sell (it isn't going to be cheap) I get to keep it, LOL.

Friday, June 17, 2016

June 17, 2016



Shannon

I recently downloaded a whole bunch of gaming demos to try and this was one of them. I mean, it's called The Deadly Tower of Monsters,... how could I resist? The game is pretty fun, it's like being in a film that Mystery Science Theatre is riffing one...while your playing. Oddly, that made it not one that I felt I could stream because it literally comes with commentary so it's a little strange to stream and chat on top of the commentary! So I just played it to enjoy it. Mostly fun, some gender crap though. I have a feeling I may run into that often with games. I hope not, but I'm sure it's out there. But for now, mowing down monsters with a ray gun was pretty fun.




Suzie

Insomnia hit again so I was mostly useless for most of the day. Did laundry and finished off these glamour earrings for the sale. I am so happy with how they turned out! So yay for one good thing on Thursday.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

June 16, 2016

Jamie 

I popped into Value Village yesterday. I have been on a bit of a hunt for fresh dinnerware without much luck. Today though I saw these and though the colour isn't what we would normally choose I do think it is a good match for foods - plus the quality and the feel in hand are amazing. These are made by Bowring and there were 8 for $9.99! I had originally let them go but then went back and got them. Yay! 

 
Shannon

Another early morning moment, this time it was a dream that I drew out in a bit of a comic format. I have no idea why I did it this way after writing it down, and didn't quite get the vibe but dreams can be so odd that it's hard to capture them in any format!



Suzie

I went to Value Village to get some supplies for working with clay and finishing some jewelry projects for the big sale and discovered this adorable stool! It was only $5.99 and barely fit in my backpack. We have been trying to find furniture for the deck but with no luck. Everything is so expensive. I need something I can sit on and work on while using my Dremel power tool and hopefully it will work like a charm. I have been watching Frankie & Grace and it reminds me so much of Frankie, I fell in love with it and had to take it home.