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

Monday, August 21, 2017

August 21, 2017

Jamie

I can't believe that I didn't take a picture of the lovely dinner we had at Shannon's yesterday. What fun to eat green curry together and watch the newest Alien movie! Family dinners ftw :) In the afternoon Justin and I went to a few Open Houses in the neighbourhood and saw some very interesting properties. Including this odd little house built way back behind the others on the street. To quote Spock, "fascinating."

Mermaid Pendant

Suzie

I did have plans for the weekend but had to cancel them due to health problems on Friday night. As a result I spent most of it in bed but I did manage to do a photoshoot of my upcoming mermaid and nature jewelry launch for the fall. Only got through the pendants but that isn't bad. I thought the whole weekend was going to be a total write off!

Sunday, August 20, 2017

August 20, 2017

Jamie

Justin and I had a wonderful Saturday together. We walked 10 miles!! We just headed down to the Beaches, had coffee, walked along the boardwalk, ran some errands and then went out for dinner. All of it, awesome. It was the perfect day to be down at the beach, clear but breezy and not too hot. The water is still high so it was pretty dramatic to walk out to the end of the pier. I even put my feet in the water, which I am surprised to say that I have never done!

Friday, August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017

Jamie

It's definitely hard going to the gym for 6:30. Then again, there are moments like this.

Suzie

Today I helped a friend set up her online accounts and that was pretty much all I was able to do. Missed National Thrifting Day and the VV sale but as you said Shannon, there will be other sales. This was a test photo for her instagram feed.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

August 17, 2017

Jamie

Shannon and I had an epic day yesterday! I worked in the morning then we met up for lunch and then headed down to the passport office. We got our forms in and then went for coffee. Then we rather spontaneously (and maybe not so wisely) decided to walk over to the art store. It was a treat! I got a new sketchbook for a journal idea I have and want to try. Then I went to choir, where I took this rather weird picture, which is the shadow of a bike. We sang Rhinestone Cowboy by Glen Campbell.


Suzie

Today was a rest day because I did not cook lunch (partook in the 67 cent hamburgers for McD's bday) and I got two naps in but I also did laundry and wrote two posts. Hmm... Not sure I am resting right but life has been busy and I needed clothes!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

August 16, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday I was so delighted to have a lunch date with my dear friend Annabel. We haven't seen one another for quite some time so it was such a treat! We also got very lucky because the minute we sat down, it started pouring. The minute we paid our bill, it stopped. Then I was able to walk to my next appointment and as soon as I arrived there, it rained again! What luck!


Shannon

A whopping 3 new books started in one day! I am loving Art and Fear big time, I have a feeling I will be flying through that one. It will also be really cool to read through the Osho Zen Tarot book front to back, I don't know if I've ever done that with a tarot card companion book.



Suzie

An incredibly long day complete with long walk in the hood (got zero sleep the night before), out to the hospital for an ultrasound of my heart (not what I was expecting) and then off to the movies. Tomorrow will be a rest and do laundry day.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

August 15, 2017



Shannon

I had a blast recording stART together! This was a pre-show picture I took with the stack-o-books to be picked from. Thank you Suzie for making such awesome picks and Jamie to inspiring me to open one extra one with the chef guy on it! I had a great time unwrapping the books and I am so excited to dive into the stack!



Suzie

stART was definitely the highlight of my day! Love getting together and so honoured to pick Shannon's books and then get to see the video of the reveal later on too. Awesome. And Jamie, I absolutely adore that collage, white paint and Sharpie artwork you did in particular, it is just so amazing what you both have been up to!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Aug 14, 2017

Jamie

It was so great to have another Art Day! Time just flew as we created little abstract explorations. Quite a challenge - but it was one we were up for.


Shannon

Action shot of pre-Art Day! It was so much fun to try out doing abstract studies, and quite a challenge. So much thinking about something not looking like something. Or trying not to think. I think I was better with the not thinking technique!



Suzie

Got treated like gold when I went out to brunch with my friend Pepper to Deacon's Corner and had the best time hanging out with her. Reg and I also drove up Mount Seymour now that the air has cleared and it rained a little. Oh the mountain was so joyful for the rain, it smelled so happy, fresh and clean.