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

Monday, May 5, 2014

May 5, 2014


What a joy! Saturday I spent the entire day at a painting workshop with Shaun McNiff, one of the founders of the discipline of Expressive Arts Therapy. The central theme of the workshop was that painting is a movement practice. No wonder I loved it! I left feeling inspired on so many levels and completely, utterly spent.


Art Day! I deviated from the assignment in medium, but tried to keep the spirit of the work. Big thank you to Jamie for saying that it looked done, because...I totally would have kept going but it feels very done right here.


Reg and I actually had a social life this weekend, including going to a wedding reception downtown. It was good to get a break from the house.


Suzie Ridler said...

"painting is a movement practice" That sounds like it was made for you Jamie! Wonderful.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

How wonderful, Suzie! And what a great picture - it feels like springtime. I'm ready for that!

It really was right up my alley, Suzie. I loved it so much. It's got me thinking a lot about what else I can do with this!

Suzie Ridler said...

Oh me too Jamie, spring would be so nice!

Wonderful! I can't wait to see what develops from the class. :)

Shannon said...

Sounds like an amazing experience Jamie, I love the idea of thinking of painting as a movement practice. That is absolutely delightful :)

Woohoo for wedding receptions! I hope you had a good time, and enjoyed those cupcakes - yum!

Another late add from me.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I love your art day project, Shannon. It looks so evocative and, I keep thinking, really filmesque.

Suzie Ridler said...

Wow Shannon, that's gorgeous! So glad you're enjoying art day.

Reg and I actually danced at the reception to, get this, "Celebration!" I kept thinking hippopotamus the whole time. It was fun to dance, I miss it.

Shannon said...

Awww, thanks so much! I'm so glad you both like the art I made :)