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

Thursday, May 26, 2016

May 26, 2016



Shannon

Very full day yesterday, but I was happy that I was able to get some vlogging in, especially a bit about gaming which has been on my mind a lot recently and I am *this* close to doing some streaming of playing games. I ran out of steam to do it yesterday but maybe I'll be up for it today!




Suzie

It was a busy day! I went out for a walk, bought food, saw this stunningly monstrous rose with mini rose minions, did a photoshoot of Crispy Minis, made a roast in the Instant Pot... Also napped a long time due to lack of sleep.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

May 25, 2016


Shannon

Another successful catching up with a show! This time, I caught up with Wayward Pines just in time for Season 2 which starts tonight. I am so surprized this one didn't get more buzz last summer, it was quite good! It definitely had a lot of tension, but it wasn't over the top or gratuitous. Maybe that's why I didn't hear anything about it! Anyhow, I'm glad I caught up wiht it, it was much better than I expected and now I'm looking forward to enjoying Season 2 throughout the summer.


Suzie

I have been wanting to take myself out on a foodie date forever! It was a bit harrowing to get to The Gourmet Warehouse (long story) but wow, what a store. It has EVERYTHING! I mean it. I wanted pistachio extract and blood orange extract and they had then. I needed a Le Creuset pot top for one of my casserole dishes and they had one! They even had paper chefs hats which I wanted but didn't have the guts to buy. It was incredible. I did some filming and took tons of photographs and also did an interview. It feels good to be back on my foodie feet again.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

May 24, 2016



Shannon

It was nice to get outside on the holiday weekend and chat with the folks here and give some cuddles to this cute kitty! Okay, the mid-meow shot might not be the most flattering, but the demand to get back to giving cuddles merited less pictures than I would normally take. I think summer has officially arrived!




Suzie

More fun with the comic book app but very appropriate considering we finally got to the second location of the Storm Crow on the weekend. I finally got to celebrate my bday with Reg and a friend and it was great but so glad we like the closer location even better.

Monday, May 23, 2016

May 23, 2016



Shannon

Although my brain keeps wanting to focus on getting the apartment super settled and perfect, I have also felt the pull to get back to some regular habits. I know, I know... I watch a lot of TV at any given time, but the magic here was pairing watching stuff with getting back to physio. In just a week I've gotten back into the habit of physio in the morning *and* I finished Season 1 of The Shannara Chronicles. And now that I've established the habit, I can just pick another show to watch as I stretch, strength, balance all that good stuff. Total win-win! And I really enjoyed the show. It was nice to have something lighter to enjoy.





Suzie

If I didn't think I was a perfectionist before, I do now! I made about 10 different versions of the thumbnail for my photo studio unboxing video. I am trying to bring in a little superhero-theme and start the transition but without going overboard, since the video itself doesn't feel that way yet. I figured out how to setup with studio and now have to figure out how to use it. It already feels weird to think of doing foodie photos not in the kitchen but I have to realize I am a creature of habit. It's not a bad thing, it is just a different thing.

Friday, May 20, 2016

May 20, 2016



Shannon

More fun with Tomb Raider. I was having trouble finding where to go, so I adjusted the brightness settings so that it wasn't so dark. Amazing, that after that I noticed things like the arrows here. Gee. I wonder which way you are supposed to go? lol.





Suzie

I had a few minutes to work on making jewelry which is good because the rest of the day kind of sucked.

Thursday, May 19, 2016

May 19, 2016



Shannon

A bumpy first time playing Tomb Raider wasn't enough to scare me away from coming back for more and trying to keep Lara alive! It ain't easy! There are lots of elements of the game I'm unfamiliar with, but after watching some YouTube vids and streams on Twitch of other games I'm getting a better sense of how to play. I'm not watched anything that's Tomb Raider because I want to see if I can get through myself with out any tips/walkthroughs. But in classic Shannon Style, I've fallen off many ledges and bridges so it's true that some things truly never change!




Suzie

I had to rest because of a migraine but afterwards I tried to get back to getting stuff done and it included getting my drill press out which is the first time since the move. I had zero success drilling holes in my ceramic pendants because they are so tough! I'm going to try again tomorrow, only had enough energy for one attempt. I'm feeling claustrophobic just looking at this photo. OMG, the projects! All the projects...

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

May 18, 2016


Shannon

I'm in a bit of a tired and sore stint, so didn't take many pictures today although I did have lots of fun chatting during stART! Definitely the most fun part of the day.


Suzie

What a busy day with stART! Then my walk, making lunch, dinner and then... I tried to sew! I always have to relearn everything about the sewing machine when I get it out and I tried to make my first mask and it was a bit of a disaster and ended up looking weird so I have to get more felt, LOL. But it was easy, everyone would be doing it, right? Thanks for believing in me being a foodie superhero. I am pretty terrified of it so I guess it's the right decision.