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

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

September 28, 2016



Shannon

The curtains are up! Huge thank you to Jamie for finding them at VV and Justin for helping me get them actually up! I absolutely love how zany they are. I wonder if will take a long time to get used to not seeing out the window all the time. We'll see!

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

September 27, 2016

Jamie

Yesterday Chris and his friend Cynthia arrived from Curacao. The family got together for chat, hugs and some soup and sandwiches. It's just the start of a few weeks of family fun. It's going to be awesome!


Shannon

I noticed I tend to try and take the same kind of pictures a lot, so I have been trying to shake that up a bit ..and here is one of them. Normally I wouldn't included one with someone else in the background but it just kind of happened that way. Learning, learning.

Monday, September 26, 2016

September 26, 2016

Jamie

What a whirlwind of a time. We're getting ready for hosting Chris' arrival. Soup, sandwiches and banana bread on the way!


Shannon

My to do list was kind of crazy over the past few days, but I'm glad I made some time to do some art and glue stuff in my journal. Now to find time to *write* in it....



Suzie

The clock is ticking down to my big trip and I was acutely aware that this would be the last brunch I make for Reg and myself for a while. Poor guy is so sick and I'm taking astragalus like crazy so I don't get sick. Feeling a little emotional... It's hard to leave him behind.

Friday, September 23, 2016

September 23, 2016

Jamie

What a day I had yesterday! I went for my professional photo shoot with Helen Tansey. It was truly a wonderful experience. Helen was so real and cool and made me feel totally comfortable. The time flew by and I have a lot of hope that there will be some great photos!

Shannon

Another big book tackled! I'm happily surprized at home much I enjoyed (and understood) this one. Okay, I think I've been a bit book crazy. Might be time to get outside a bit.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

September 22, 2016

Jamie

The cats were kind of hilarious today. The trouble makers managed to figure out that if they knocked the toy box off the counter, suddenly it's Christmas! 


Shannon

Whelp, I finished it. I can officially say that I don't know what the deal is with The Sound and The Fury. It was a slog to get through, the unconventional narrative style was confusing at best, and what I could make out of what was happening (which wasn't much), it was all depressing, sad, treating people badly, hopeless and expressed with a lot of derogatory language. There were some amazing transitions from clarity to completely confusing, and one tiny thread of a story I liked but the rest of it just grated me. I need some distance for today, but I'll eventually look up why it's A Big Deal and Important.


Suzie

I'm getting a little freaked out by how busy I am and how much I have to do before I leave so I of course made time to come up with three fictional characters that reminded me of me, LOL.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

September 21, 2016

Jamie

I had a very full day yesterday! I was up at 5:30 to go to the gym. Came home and then headed out for my fall photo shoot at Fresh Collective. Had a wonderful time and left with two dresses! I decided to continue the shopping trend to see if I could get something for my photoshoot Thursday. I'm getting shots for my website, etc. I ended up getting just about my entire fall wardrobe! Then a trip to the post office, dinner and continuing to clear and clean here for tomorrow's autumn solstice - and family visits! I can say that I sure slept well, LOL!

Shannon

This may not look that excited, but it gets me all super happy! Today I worked on more Summer to Fall crossover stuff, and I picked my plates, bowls and glasses for the season and put everything else up, up and away! It instantly felt better. And it didn't take that long! So glad to have worked it in.

Suzie

I had a busy day of doing errands, making appointments... but I didn't actually have an appointment or a meeting which I do all week so I was happy to get a little breathing in and saw Reg out on the deck practicing guitar. So much to do before I leave on my trip but it is good to enjoy moments like this.

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

September 20, 2016

Jamie

After work we took one more trip out to look for a sofabed and this is the one we decided on. It seemed like the right balance of comfort, size and affordability. It's being delivered on Sunday!


Shannon

Okay, I know this is almost exactly the same as yesterdays picture but I had to share it anyways! I started my epic journey of reading/watching all of A Game of Thrones today, and I continued to enjoy having a reading nook to do so. It's not 100% comfortable, but so far it's my best spot for reading and taking notes at the same time (while having a tea too!). I think I just have to be careful how much time I spend at it at a time... like everything. Man, moderation wants to be my friend SO BAD and I keep resisting. Maybe it's time to take them up on their offer to play.



Suzie

Busy day with a meeting at the studio and then Reg and I went for a walk and had a mocha at Starbucks. It apparently is pumpkin season already!