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

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Random Pic: April 20, 2014


Suzie

Reg and I FINALLY found a piece for the front hall area to be a focal point. I am going to add highlights to it so it stands out a bit more. I just wanted a photo of Reg carrying it to the car door when it turned into an accidental self-portrait!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

April 19, 2014


Suzie

Another day hard at work on the house. Once the little library next door is ready, I'll be moving my office over there and turning this room into a bedroom. Every day a little bit closer.

Friday, April 18, 2014

April 18, 2014






Shannon

It was great to get out and journal a bit, I really want to get back to this as a very regular habit. The nanimo bar ...well, that should done with less regularity! I think I'm still on a sugar high from it!



Suzie

It was a crazy-cold walk all the way to my thrift store but I did it! :) I only found one shirt but got a couple of house ware items I'm excited about. Took myself out for a bite too. I was exhausted when I got home, maybe pushed it too far, but it was worth it.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

April 17, 2014

Jamie

Yesterday I went to my first every Kundalini yoga class. It was really interesting. It was a bit of a drag that I got there half an hour early though - ack! So I thought I'd go for a walk and thought, hey, I've got my camera. And then the batteries died - ack! But I still had my phone so I could capture the sad sight of a little monkey lost in the cold.


Shannon

Tea Time :)



Suzie

I took this photo right after stART. Even though my crafts is officially closed, I smiled because no matter where I am with my desk and laptop, it will be an artsy, craftsy and slightly weird space. Healing is awesome.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

April 16, 2014

Jamie

After a 20-degree day it is really weird to wake up and see snow! I love what Tanya wrote on Facebook - Did you hear that? It's the sound of thousands of Torontonians muttering expletives this morning. You could just feel it! I hope the tender shoots of green I discovered in the garden this weekend will be okay.


Shannon

Just when we thought winter was done…..



Suzie

We are putting the finishing touches up in the bathroom. I really wanted to go for a spa feel, hence the "morning rain" grey paint and the stainless steel light plates. Make it more modern to boot. We are so close to having the upstairs bathroom finished. It would be nice to have one room completely done. Just have to figure out how to put up the cabinet back up!

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 15, 2014

Jamie 

What has that line drawing class done to me?! I have been obsessively interested in doodling, drawing, exploring. It's the  perfect meditative practice and draws on all the things I always found appealing about 2D. I'm officially hooked. (PS Sorry if this is a stART spoiler)

Shannon

After a few weeks of a lot of shows taking time off, this week it looks like EVERYTHING is back. Take that March Madness! And as such, I realized I'm watching almost ALL of the shows on The CW, including Star-Crossed (picture) which might be my favourite of the new shows this mid-season.


Suzie

I managed to get out for a walk with Reg yesterday despite wicket insomnia continuing to plague me. This photo is of a poster in a pet store window but you can also see the parking lot in the reflection. I thought the poster was adorable and had no idea that it would look like this when I took it.

Monday, April 14, 2014

April 14, 2014

Jamie 

Yesterday Justin and I spent some time cleaning up the backyard. It's still massively covered with leaves and we even have a big hunk of ice still holding ground! Amazingly, as we carried out twigs and swept away leaves there were little signs of life. This time of year always fills me with hope and delight! I'm worried though because apparently we have one more snow potentially coming! I hope these tender shoots will be okay.


Shannon

I'm starting to get back into some normalcy after a really draining week, and as part of that I recorded Before the Dawn with Marina - fun times!! We actually recorded via Google Hangouts and if it stays stable we will probably do a show live!


Suzie

This is what I did end up buying at Value Village. I have wanted a peach Old Navy sweatshirt for a long time. Also, I finally found a silver version of the wedding shoes I wore. I ended up donating my gold shoes a while ago. These are the shoes I wanted for that day and now I have them. I also bought the cutest little pot. It felt very French to me and I could have used it the other day when making Nutella ganache. Only $1! Overall, a pretty successful shop.