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

Monday, August 10, 2015

August 10, 2015


I had so much fun at Art Day this weekend playing with a technique Jamie shared from her class. I think I could get totally obsessive about this kind of collaging!


I did it! I officially began making jewellery! I almost froze because I realized I was almost out of a component but I had enough to make two pairs of earrings and then Reg took me to Michaels and I got some headpins. I'm really excited that this journey for me has begun. It took a long time for me to see the value in "things" and creating "pretty things" in particular. When I first started jewellery I made amulets because they had to have purpose to have value. Now I see jewellery as wearable art. Art that I like and want to share. It is like poetry and a recipe at the same time. Repetition and components flavoured with colours and materials. So weird but I do believe that earrings matter.


Shannon said...

Sounds like you have taken a huge step forward in jewelry making Suzie, from both a practical and a philosophical point of view. Very , very exciting!

Another late add from me.

Suzie Ridler said...

That collage is totally kick-ass Shannon! Wow!!! I can see how it could become addictive.

Thank you, yes, I think I finally made a breakthrough.