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

Friday, September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday I was out and about doing errands and prep for our grand adventure. One of the things I did was get my haircut. Oh, it is good to feel like me again. Yes, it's nice to make a change but sometimes you just want to come home.


Suzie

Spent all afternoon on the wheel and this is my third goblet! I didn't even realize I could make something else, LOL. A woman made these beautiful bowls and I was like... Doh! I was working so hard at perfecting the technique. Ah well. It was awesome.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

September 21, 2017

Jamie

Recently I stumbled across a treat that I had never heard of before: a Dutch baby! The recipe was incredibly simple and incredibly familiar and so last night Justin and I gave it a try. It takes no time at all and is delicious - a cross between a pancake, a beaver tail and a Yorkshire pudding! (Most like a  Yorkshire pudding - but dessert!) We were testing it out for a special occasion so won't be sharing it anywhere else for a few days. This is the recipe we used. And no, this is not low fat ;)


Shannon

Busy Day! Lots of planning and prepping and computering today, but was happy to knock off one of the challenges for the super chill readathon I'm doing this week by reading a graphic novel (okay, this is a comic...which is a lot shorter... but I'm counting it!). Yes, it's Hrolf Kraki and His Champions! A famous tale... we'll all heard it, right? Right? Okay, maybe not but it was still a lot of fun, although quite brutal and oddly sparse story telling.



Suzie

I had my first clay extruder class and it was quite fascinating. It is a two-person job to put that clay through that monstrous press but look! It make the walls of this casserole dish and I used the soap dish one for putting chopsticks on! Took all my energy though. Totally baked by the end of that class.

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

September 20, 2017



Shannon

It was an out and about and erranding day for me. And boy was I tired when I got home! It was exciting to see the store has gotten pumpkins, although it does feel a tad early for that. But still...pumpkins!

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Suzie

This is pretty much my only day with nothing planned so I got out for groceries, vacuumed the floors, sanded pendants, finished others, then photographed them and... made a healthier Instant Pot version of my favourite soup. Now? Sore and resting.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

September 19, 2017


Shannon

Summer TV Finale Week is underway! I watched another season of American Ninja Warrior and I *finally* figured out how people win the show! Only took 2+ seasons to work that out. It is a fun, and pretty inspiring, summer show.


Suzie

Big highlight was getting good news from the doc and then selling earrings to a friend. Then I walked home and caught a bit of a chill, things have really cooled down here. Rested for most of the day which is frustrating because I want to get things ready for Etsy for the first day of fall on Friday.

Monday, September 18, 2017

September 18, 2017


Suzie

Reg and I got our to an Italian restaurant Saturday night and then went to The Fringe Festival for a play and even had pierogies at Granville Island Market afterwards. Despite it getting very cold, rainy and crappy, we made the most of our wedding anniversary weekend.

Friday, September 15, 2017

September 15, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday was a very busy day. I worked throughout, went to the dental hygienist and then met Justin downtown so that we could do some clothes shopping. We both still need some things for the trip!


Shannon

It was an errands day, which always turns into a rest day, but I was okay with that today as I was completely mesmerized by a creepy book I had just started called I'm Thinking of Ending Things. It was a short one, and I just hunkered down and burned through the rest of the book. I would love to recommend it, because it's intriguing, insightful and smart but on the other hand... totally creepy!! I couldn't read it at night, and I certainly hope I can sleep tonight! Plus a bonus: Canadian Author!


Suzie

I did it! I got on the pottery wheel today and it was so exciting. I really feel like 1) I have no idea what I am doing 2) that it feels oddly intuitive 3) I really don't know what I am doing but it was OK that I didn't. I was so caught up in it that I didn't realize the pain I was in. It kicked in later which is just fine. For me that's normal. I was so scared it would hurt so badly while I was doing it that I couldn't do it at all but not the first time at least. It's so amazing to sit and listen to the whirl of the wheel and use your body to press down on the clay and because I'm not strong it happens so slowly and subtly... Pure magic. I can't wait to do more!

Thursday, September 14, 2017

September 14, 2017

Jamie

It was awesome to get back to choir this week, especially with September by Earth, Wind & Fire being our song. Man, I love that song! You just have to smile and groove as you're singing along. Plus what a lovely way to return - two members created 2 banners for choir, one for Tuesday night and one for Wednesday. What a great new energy those colours bring!
   

Shannon

I totally was NOT going to do a readathon this month, until I came across one that is absolutely perfect... read 10 pages a day. Finish 1 book. I think I can manage that. I might even unwrap the smallest book on my shelf just for this!


Suzie

CRAP day.