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

Friday, April 13, 2012

April 13, 2012


What an amazing experience to spend 24 hours making art in a big beautiful studio with this ancient cat as a confidante. Being a behind-the-scenes participant in International Soul Art Day taught me so much on so many levels. I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity to take part, to experience this adventure and to expand into what's next for me.


This is a bit of a cheat as I went to Fightville on Tuesday but in a rather not-like-me behaviour I have been sans-camera for 2 days as I went to 2 advance screenings where is always that elusive threat that you can't take a camera but everyone has a phone with a camera, so no one things anything will ever happen but there is always that one occasion where it might. And I'd always rather see the movie than the possibility of getting thrown out! And re: Fightville, I enjoyed it but there were just a few tweaks it could have had to make it great, from good.

Under Our Willow Tree


Yesterday was Crafty Thursday! I finished the basic cupcakes for my clock, made a video tutorial on creating freezer paper stencils while Reg was at guitar class and finally, FINALLY, made clay truffles! I have been dreaming about making these. Not only that. I want to put this truffle in the tines of the flattened fork I found on the road and turn that into a pendant. I got part 1 done, not sure about part 2 because it requires a ton of hand strength. I hope I figure it out, this would be a dream pendant for me!


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I so get that, Shannon, and also the weirdness of not being able to carry a camera. We're not allowed to bring them into the Oprah show and it just feels so sad that I can't share that experience in that way with people! Though I'm sure they're going to let people bring their phones. Weird.

Yay to advance screenings though - that is totally cool!

Suzie, that truffle, I want to reach out and eat it! It looks so beautiful - and completely delicious. I have confidence you'll figure out how to make that dream pendant - and then it will be a dream come true!

Suzie Ridler said...

That cat looks great for ancient! Is that the same one from the video? What an experience Jamie. I can't imagine how profound it must have been.

I do worry people will get upset with me taking photos but I can't imagine someone taking my camera! Oh they would get a fight from me. I was so mad I forgot it the other day but maybe it was a good thing?

Yay! If it looks delicious, I am doing my job. :) Thanks Jamie! I can twist the tines a bit. Fingers and tines are crossed. :)

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Yes, that's from being at the Soul Art Studio. The cat is 20 years old! He's got a wonderful presence and curled up and had cuddles with me on my body map art piece. He brought so much spirit to the experience and also really connected me to Bascha. I miss her so much. Heart-opening for sure.

Suzie Ridler said...

Unbelievable! And he sounds so lovely. I can see why that would be healing for you Jamie. Heart-opening but lovely.