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

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 26, 2016


Whoa,the proportions of this photo are a bit odd. Still, Shannon's new art setup looks awesome! I am so glad that yesterday I could take a little bit of time off work and spend the afternoon with Shannon making some big progress on the apartment. Sometimes that final push is tough and it was good to be able to help. The place is awesome!


I am so happy that Jamie was able to come over today and help get the apartment feeling that much more homey. I am super close to being unpacked, but there was a lot of things that needed shifting, or tucking away (or pulling out and tucking away again), to get to the next stage for organizing. And on the much more fun note, getting some nice, happy fun stuff a home. Like my plants! Which are now in a window! So exciting! Thank you Jamie!!


I bought this Japanese tin a week ago for 50 cents wanting to use it to make plates! I had my first official independent open studio and it was so quiet! Only one other person came to play with clay for a bit but for the first half hour I could really focus and do my own thing and make a plate. You cut out the clay to the shape you want, put it on this really deep foam and push down with the funky shaped tin to help give shape and lift the sides of the plate. So cool! I used the scraps too and was just in heaven. I even got to hang out with my pottery teacher and one of the painting teachers for a bit. Everyone was so nice. I can't believe how lucky I am to have this resource so close to me.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Wow, what an awesome day all around! Shannon, I just LOVE that photo. It makes me think of you all happy in your home. What a blessing!

Suzie, that's so cool. How great to have that studio space and even time alone in it. Glorious! Can't wait to see what you create.

Suzie Ridler said...

Wow, love your space Shannon and how cool to see it from two different perspectives! OK, who is that little cutie with your plant, love it. So happy you have each other there to be together.

Thanks Jamie, it was so indulgent, I couldn't believe it. Friday is going to be a challenge because apparently it's usually packed which I fine extremely stressful. I'm going though!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Yay you for sticking with it, Suzie! It seems like this is really meant for you :)