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

Friday, March 8, 2013

March 8, 2013


Yesterday we had our first official guitar lesson and it completely exceeded our expectations! Sure, it's challenging. I feel like a goldfish. I forget what our instructor said the minute he said it. Changing chords feels impossible and my fingertips are killing me! But I had forgotten what a joy it is to make music. I forgot that I love it. I forgot. But when we sat there, me playing a bass line, Justin strumming and our teacher adding a melody, I remembered. It's overwhelming and wonderful.

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I started early this week on my SciFi Surprized series and caught up with this Japanese SciFi gem Warning from Space. Very kitsch, very enjoyable and pretty funny. I didn't always know what was going on, but that didn't mean it wasn't fun to watch :)


Yesterday I got out the Gesso to work on an art project that I hope goes well. I don't want to share too much since it is good stART material. I also got out the clay which always makes me happy. And! I started on my flavoured tea experiment. Now I just have to wait for my nightgown to show and I will have completed my Monday meme! 


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

What fun! I can't wait to see what you're making, Suzie. And wow, way to get things moving. That Monday Meme is powerful!

Shannon said...

It sounds like guitar has been amazing Jamie! A challenge at several points and newness everywhere, but amazing. How wonderful to bring back music and remember how much you love playing it together. That's so exciting!

Suzie you are getting all mysterious on us, I can't wait to hear at next stART all the skinny on this project that involves gesso and started with flavouring tea! So curious!

Late add for me :)

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I immediately loved that graphic, Shannon. Warning from Space!! I can just hear that SciFi movie voice saying that. It's awesome to know you can enjoy and have fun even without knowing what's going on!

Suzie Ridler said...

Yup, want to keep it a secret so far, not sure it is going to work but I'm trying!

Jamie, music is powerful isn't it?! I love that you are making music and that photo of you is awesome. I love it! And wonderful you can share the experience with Justin too.

Shannon, that graphic is awesome! Wow, we all had a very creative day. And it's true, I can hear that voice saying it too. I'm glad it was a good one, you've had to sit through some not-so-good ones lately so yay!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Yay to a creative day! I also managed to paint yesterday. I am really staying committed to my Life Book class. But more about that on stART!