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

Wednesday, January 4, 2017

January 4, 2017


This season I am trying to loosen up my schedule so that I have more time both to drink in inspiration and to express my artist's heart. I started by going to the AGO and experiencing the Mystical Landscapes exhibit for the second time. I went despite the cats waking us up at 3:00. I went despite going to the gym for 6:30 only to discover it doesn't open until next week. I went despite the rain. And it was wonderful.


You know those resolutions that can come back year after year? One of mine for the past several years is defining words. I haven't stuck to that one in a while (or, ever) but I think I'm going to pick it back up again this year. I was inspired to do this because a book I bought second hand had a bunch of translations in it from the occasional word into French. Now, I don't think I'd be as daring as to mark up an actual book, but I can not them elsewhere... like my composition book! And given one of the words I had was mongoose, I decided to draw some mongooses. And it *is* mongooses (not mongoosi), I know because I looked it up! Woot I feel smarter already.


Time for something silly here! I had gone out yesterday to pick up supplies and today made a Thai coconut soup that was out of this world delicious. I thought this accidental googly eyed Newfie dog was hysterical.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I sure do know those kind of resolutions, Shannon! Yay you for making a start - and for discovering and drawing mongooses. Awesome!

Yum, Thai coconut soup sounds awesome, Suzie - and lol, I can't even quite understand that funny dog :)

Suzie Ridler said...

Yay for the AGO and art Jamie! You are so out there seeing and doing, I love it. So inspiring.

Shannon, I love that you pay such attention to words and am curious, what is mongoose in French? LOL. Great pictures too!

I thought the dog looked like it had googly eyes, LOL. This is what cabin fever does... Maybe I'm just going insane?

Shannon said...

I love that you went to the gallery despite all the despites Jamie. What a trooper! Sometimes I think it's days like that when it's the MOST important to get out there and do stuff, be inspired and express ourselves. Man, you are going to have a lot to talk about on stART!

Omg, Suzie that picture is hysterical! I love it. Wow, I initially just saw he googly eyes but now that I see the nose, that's extraordinary! What great noticing.

I'm glad you both like the word-i-ness! And I've not clue what mongoose is in French, I think just the one language will keep me busy enough!!