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

Monday, September 1, 2014

September 1, 2014


What a weekend. From crazy busy, to totally quiet. Going to spend some time writing, reflecting and planning in the early days of the month. Things be shifting, I can feel it.


Went to the big mall out in Burnaby yesterday. We were going to see a movie (hence the floating alien) but nothing was really showing by the time we got there. Unfortunately I got really sick afterwards and had to cancel on an invite to dinner. My stomach is really missing fresh food.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

August 31, 2014: Random


I'm continuing of going a vlog series of watching films from A to Z that a bunch of folks are doing on YouTube. I'm actually trying to get a bit ahead in the watching part as I know I'll get behind later. BUT while I was researching options for "I", I came across a bunch of BLUE inspired films. I know I'll watching them all. Randomly (hahah, I worked that in), Beneath The Blue was one of the first films Netflix ever recommended to me. I still have to watch it though :)

Saturday, August 30, 2014

August 30, 2014


I have been having so much fun looking up colours in the HP Colour Thesaurus (thanks Jamie!). I find so many things fascinating, like how it gives whether the colour is widely or rarely used, similar colours and also their colour antonyms. I had never heard of a colour antonyms before, but it looks like it's true complement (aka the direct opposite on the colour wheel). I look click and search through this site for hours.

Friday, August 29, 2014

August 29, 2014


Me with my 'bright red' (aka NEON) phone. I think I don't ever want to let it out of my site, and it's not likely I'll ever be able to even if I wanted to! And sidenote, my new technique with concealer appears to have worked, which was simply using more. I look way less baggy than normal!


Last night we spent with our friends to the restaurant Chives and had a lovely meal. This photo was taken at the end of the night and the humidity got to Reg's hair, looks so cute. Those are friends Emily, Gareth and Chris. Awesome night.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

August 28, 2014


I'm still all about my new phone (especially as today I got the 'phone' part of the phone set up). I love being able to see what's going on on Facebook, starting to get the hang of Instagram, adoring watching shows on various apps and of course Netflix. I was also really happy to see that the TV Tag app seems to work okay, despite user reviews. It also a website, one for checking into shows that you are watching. I used to use it religiously, but it changed and my old phone couldn't handle the update. You can see that it's been almost a YEAR since I checked in last. That's a long time. Now it's just a matter of if I will still love it :)


The house is officially no longer ours. Things closed very fast, much faster than we were expecting and all of a sudden our agent was there and we left. I didn't even get to finish cleaning! I feel elated. It is not just the freedom of responsibility but the end of a cycle that I knew was inevitable. Having my feet in the past, present and almost future was exhausting. Now, I know where I am going. I feel free.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

August 26, 2014


My new phone arrived! It might be the first day I can remember where I was like "Screw my to do list! I'm gonna play instead!". It's so exciting to have a phone that apps actually work. Although I am worried once I start watching Netflix this way, no one will see me for days.

Watch out west coast. We are packed and loaded!


Yesterday was load day. It started off late but then everything came together in the end. Oh those poor guys, what a hot day and a ton of work! Of course Reg had to help every now and then. I of course snuck photographs.

Monday, August 25, 2014

August 25, 2014


I spent Sunday working on my Seven Soul Symbols class coming this fall. I woke up with it on my mind and sat completing the outline in my pyjamas before I'd even got coffee! I've been excited to develop the process and have been having so much fun creating the exercises myself.


I'm continuing to really enjoy drawing, although this plant was giving me some mucho challenges. The one I drew last week, I am very familiar with but this was a new one. So many new shapes to explore and recreate on the page!


On Sunday we had a very long day that started with Reg, his brother Chris and friends coming over to help move a lot of our stuff to our neighbour's place. Then we were at a BBQ with friends. It's all wonderful and bittersweet at the same time. And right now, I really miss our couch. Blogging on a bean bag chair just isn't the same!