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

Friday, February 27, 2015

February 27, 2015



Shannon

Had an appointment at the eye doctor and they dilated my eyes and they got SO BIG! It was fun having the world be fuzzy for a while. She also explained that my eyes are blue, but because how light and colour work they may appear grey depending on how bright the light is around me. Wild, eh?


Suzie

I thought it was going to be a good day. I was wrong. Lost one of my commissioned earrings (totally disappeared right before my eyes) and dinner was meh. I tried to do that animal card reading Jamie but got overwhelmed from losing the earring. I could only read the four directions which was helpful. I keep getting signs from the Universe to be a teacher but I never know what that means. Then, right before bed I found the earrings hiding in my Hulk lunch box and now I can't sleep.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

February 26, 2015

Jamie

I thought that I hadn't taken a picture yesterday at all, which was so surprising because I co-worked at Tanya's and got out to choir! But the one picture I did take was this moment I captured with my hummingbird key chain. I felt this big delight when this moment caught my eye.


Shannon

Another day of not taking many pictures, but I have this delightfully goofy one. I filmed an unboxing vid, and I'm not even sure I will post it. Second time this week I've recorded something but unsure if I'll post. I know I'm looking at Rest as a theme this month, but I've only actually done 1 vlog. That's making my brain boggle.



Suzie

I hope Alma is OK with me posting this. These are the first "draft" of earrings I have made for her. She wanted turquoise, silver and a coffee theme so I have coffee-ish colours in the beads. I decided to make them three-tier too and can add "sugar" or "coffee beans" to the spoons. I thought mixing metals also gave it a boho feeling which I hope she likes.

This is sort of how I am feeling like jewellery is poetry. These earrings represent music and magic at a coffee house to me.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

February 25, 2015

Jamie

It was great to film stART with you both - though I know we're still in a bit of a bumpy development stage. We'll get there! Justin and I each went through a real bumpy stage at guitar but this week it feels like we're through the other side - until the next one, LOL. Ah... learning :)


Shannon

The day was so crazy, this was almost the only picture I took! What a day!



Suzie

Yes! Very busy day. I managed to squeeze in a little baking for a lovely woman Reg goes to class with who picked me up some bonito flake dashi which is how people in Japan make miso. I made her Lemon Burst Cookies.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

February 24, 2015

Jamie 

Yesterday I showed you the pretty side of the "new computer" shift around. This is the side that shows you all the things that got shifted and need a home.  


Shannon

I finished my February book for the Book to Film Challenge... In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex. It was a challenging read on so many fronts, the whole non-fiction narrative element, the very challenging survivalist theme and the whole whaling thing. I am happy that I read it, but it was a rocky road and it was helpful to shift my thinking partway through and embrace that I was reading it purposely as a challenge (hence...it being a challenge). I am still mulling a lot of it over, but it's good to process it.



Suzie

Yesterday was just mostly grocery shopping but I did get a chance to work on the mini hamburgers I am making for my friend Miranda's daughter. This is the cheeseburger, LOL. They were fun to make and it was a nice change of pace.

Monday, February 23, 2015

February 23, 2015

Jamie

A big day yesterday - we moved my new computer in and got me set up!! It's the first time I've had a desktop in eons! One thing I already love is it is very quiet! This side of the studio is looking and feeling so beautiful - but with making that so, the other side is currently chaos!! I hope to get a bit of time for that today.


Shannon

Art Day drawings! Had a lot of fun playing with the exercise from Year of the Spark this week. I've also been obsessed with playing with patterns. One thing sparks and then it just keeps sparking!



Suzie

We had quite the weekend, driving down to Jericho Beach and yesterday went to Richmond for Reg's Kung Fu's School's Lion Dance.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

February 22, 2015: Random





Shannon

Just as the day says: random! I believe this is paint-turned-plastic moment.


Suzie

FYI: mini crockpots heat along the sides and not the base! Oh this craft project inspired by CreativeBug was a complete and utter failure. Oh well!

Saturday, February 21, 2015

February 21, 2015

. Jamie 

Shannon and I hit the world stage for Just Dance yesterday and were surprised to see one of our favourite songs. I was beyond excited to see myself featured up there as third in the world! Thanks, Shannon for being such a great dance buddy and for snapping the picture!


Shannon

I realized it's been waaaaaay to long since I shared a cat pic, so here we go!


Suzie

It was so much fun to go out to dinner in what Reg and I are calling "our old hood" (where we stayed in the hotel for 3 weeks) with our previous landlords from Coquitlam. We had such a good time talking and talking I totally forgot to take photos in the restaurant and of them. Doh! So here is Cambie Street heading down towards the bridge to downtown.