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

Friday, February 10, 2012

February 10, 2012


The sun was shining and I was out and about yesterday. I had so much fun walking down Bloor Street with my camera, particularly taking photos with reflections, like this one.



Dreamboards for the month, although I didn't have a big piece of bristol board this month I made a few little-er dreamboards and sometimes used the actual page/envelop/magazine page it came from as the actual backbone. Although colour wise very different, they all seem to have a similar theme.

Under Our Willow Tree

Yesterday there were two major events. Number 1: I left the house on my own to go to the corner store at 7 am to pick up milk. Since I got pneumonia, I have been stuck inside dependent on others, it was very liberating. Number 2: I finally used Ice Resin for the first time. I totally love the idea of working with it but it scares me. And yes, that is an eyeball sinking to the bottom of a skull mold. This makes me very happy.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Shannon, your dreamboards are beautiful! So much glam and spaciousness. Way to get creative and make them happen.

And thanks for reminding me that I haven't put mine up yet!

Suzie, I'm glad you got outside. There's something liberating about the fresh air and our own feet. And I love the Ice Resin! I knew immediately that was a skull, hehe.

Suzie Ridler said...

What is that Jamie?! Is that a tractor or something? Is that part of the sculpture? Wild! You never know what you are going to see in Toronto, I miss that.

I see a lot of serene-ness in your dreamboards with the glam, interesting! Fabulous collages as usual Shannon and I like that your did more than one. I've done mini boards and they're fun.

Yay! Glad you could tell it was a skull Jamie, woot! I bought more latex gloves so I can finish them up today, although they take 3 days to cure!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

It's a toy bulldozer that's a part of a window display for a fancy jewellery story. All the buildings are the reflection of what's across the street. The light was so lovely yesterday!

You're so right - you never know what you'll see - and be able to photograph! Before that I saw big lights and a street filmed with trucks for a shoot that was going on. There was an amazing series of Russian posters in front of the Royal Conservatory and I just assumed at first they were for a show that was coming up and then put two and two together and realized they were probably for a film or a TV show!