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

Friday, October 31, 2014

October 31, 2014


Shannon

Although I follow far fewer awards shows than I used to, I still love to follow The People's Choice Awards because you always know what it is: a popularity contest. The transparency is a welcoming factor to me for some reason. And I love that you can actually vote (no geo-blocking!), but then there are some categories where it's hard to pick favourites. Thank goodness for this round of voting you can select 5 choices!


Suzie

Yesterday was supposed to be a crafting day but I got all frustrated. I couldn't sleep last night so I spent a ton of the day having to rest. Then, it just felt like I had no time because of all the cooking I had to do. Then, I wanted to spend time watching videos and prepping for my big trip to Michaels when I realized, it's official, my crafting room is just out of reach from our wireless connection. I ended up getting a headache and having to lie down. Again! I think there might be just too much pressure to allocate a day to crafting. And OMG, why did this publish???

Thursday, October 30, 2014

October 30, 2014

Jamie

Today was a complete wash for me! I filmed the Behind the Scenes and was literally falling asleep while I was editing it and getting it up and out there. It was pretty much a "stay in bed" kind of day and I am really, really hoping to feel better soon.


Shannon

I've been having a lot of fun playing little games on my phone, but recently I've been stuck on the same level for days and it was driving me bananas. And both of the games I play, I couldn't get past a level! I almost gave up, but decided I would just enjoy playing the level over and over again until I got the happy face of victory. And today I did. With *both* games. Finally! Woohoo :)


Suzie

My Old Navy purchases arrived! And funny, when I went through everything I realized, hey, that's my palette! Strong bold colours (with that diner green I love and some stripes). I finally have colourful long sleeve shirts! And the shirts are quite long which is so nice, my other shirts are all dull colours and short. I'm getting there and what deals I got! Cheaper than Value Village!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

October 29, 2014

Jamie

It was so great filming stART with you - and chatting afterwards. I'm so glad we have this regular time to check in and hang out. And man, can we do Halloween on the fly or what??


Shannon

I had a total blast recording stART yesterday! Right before we started I let out 1 little curl from under the kerchief, and this was what it looked like in the in between. :)


Suzie

Yesterday was a total roller coaster. Had the most amazing time with you two at stART, went out to White Rock and then played a high school zombie board game. After we left the game we kind of witnessed an accident. Reg helped the guy who got hit and I tried to help keep the driver calm. Long crazy day.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

October 28, 2014

Jamie

It was a beautiful day to get out and vote yesterday. The leaves are shedding their leaves and Toronto has shed its mayor. It's funny because the Osho Zen card yesterday was "Change". Perfect timing, once again!


Shannon

Event of the day was easily the Toronto Election. I voted! And it was close by. Yay.


Suzie

I haven't been sleeping and am finding it hard to get time to do stuff but I managed to make snicker doodle pumpkin cookie dough.

Monday, October 27, 2014

October 27, 2014

Jamie

A surprising take on Art Day: we spent some time on my sewing project! I've cut out the very last piece and so we are ready to move into next steps. This is such a voyage of discovery. I'll be sharing more on stART when we film tomorrow!


Shannon

My reading journey with Tender is the Night is going so well! I dove into Book 3 and I'm so close to the finish line! It's completely ironic that I'm not terribly enjoying the book, but the process of reading it will stick with me for ages.


Suzie

I look at this photo and I think, hey, those aren't Shannon or Jamie's hands! They're mine! And they're kind of knitting, LOL. I went to the Geek Crafts group and physically it was daunting to sit for four hours and mentally learning how to knit was brutal and I felt kind of stupid but my teacher was amazingly patient. I was quiet for most of the day but opened up by the end. Reg came and we chatted as I worked on my pink bracelet. My hands hurt all night but they were find by the morning. I was shocked! So I did it, yay!!!

Sunday, October 26, 2014

October 26, 2014: Random

Jamie 

Nothing says random like a chance encounter with a cute doggy on the street. Hey, I think this is the same spot where I posted another random dog a couple of weeks ago, LOL! This must be the spot!


Shannon

I knew right away that this would be my random pic for this week, random channel and random show and totally made me smile!

 

Suzie

Saw this in my hood the other day during a walk.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

October 25, 2014

Jamie 

Yesterday was, for the most part, an incredibly productive and wonderful day! I worked on the Full Frost Moon dreamboard workshop and headed out to film the welcome video in this wonderful spot. It was just perfect when this white cat wandered by; I thought s/he represented the frost to come! The downer in the day was some computer issues that slowed everything down to a halt! Luckily Justin was able to eventually figure out a solution and I was back in action again!


Shannon

I finally figured out where "My Favourite Genres" in GoodReads is. The odd thing is, these are the ones they picked for me, based on the books on my lists. Some make sense but... travel? comics? suspense? All very confusing. I had fun picking the ones that actually ARE my faves. Oddly, I don't think of books in terms of genre that much, but this good me wondering what is considered a "classic" and that sucked me down the rabbit hole of Wikipedia big time! I might ask for some advice on that one.


Suzie

Yesterday was customer appreciation day at the thrift store by the doctor's office I "applied" for. I wanted to see how long it would take me to get there. I walked quickly and got there in 15 minutes! I could not believe it. I ended up spending at least an hour and a half there looking over everything. Their prices are amazing and everything was half off so I went a little crazy, I admit. I can't remember having that much fun shopping since we all went to the church auction together. The walk home took longer (more hills to climb than go down) but I can do it. Yay me!