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

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

March 31, 2015

Jamie

A while ago Justin suggested that we put up some of my garden photography in the kitchen. That meant so much to me! This weekend we went out and got prints and frames and yesterday we worked on what will go where. Soon, they'll be up!


Shannon

I was very excited to see that Yes Please! by Amy Poehler had come through the long waiting list at the library. I started this book last year, but didn't finish it before it poofed! and returned to the library. I really enjoy the part that I had read, and think you would both probably like it. I'm really happy to be reading more non-fiction this year, with about one a month (up from 2 in the WHOLE year last year). Fun times.



Suzie

I was so excited to get Amanda Palmer's book but as I try and read it I realized, I don't have issues with asking for help. In fact, I asked for a lot of help for my blog's big giveaway and was very excited about it and invigorated. I don't like asking for help when I am sick but I do. I wish the book was more about just her and not this issue because I love her but I'm not interested in the issue. Still, it's Amanda Palmer. I love her!

Monday, March 30, 2015

March 30, 2015

Jamie

For a long time I've been wondering what makes something feel like home. Okay, that's a pretty funny picture to go with that statement, LOL. Justin and I are adding a few personal touches to the kitchen (no, not a bee suit) and yesterday ended up going downtown to get curtain rods, where we walked by The Brick, which has this exhibit in the window about Big Brother! Apparently you can go take pictures of yourself with the BB house furniture and be entered into draws.


Shannon

The Shakespeare kick continues! I've been mapping out the characters before reading the text to help understand the relationships. This is the layout for Titus Andronicus, and it has a much larger cast of characters than the last one. This time I know the story, so it will be interesting to see how the reading experience compares to reading Two Gentlemen of Verona which I knew nothing about. We'll see how it goes.



Suzie

I finally left the house on the weekend and went to fancy-schmancy Metrotown. Jamie, we took you there to the jungle restaurant when you came to visit? You wouldn't even recognize it now. I was doing OK until we went into the Mac store. My energy just dropped and I felt like I was going to pass out but I had been doing quite well. It's going to take a while to get my strength back but this mall is tough on me on a good day so I think I did great!

March 29, 2015

Jamie

I'm thinking this is pretty random! A lamp at a cafe that I used to go to for Art Picnic.


Shannon

This week for random, I didn't have any oddly exposed or bizarre images...so here is one of me and Mr. Man. It's really hard to talk Selfies while holding a cat!!

Saturday, March 28, 2015

March 28, 2015

Jamie

I spent the day out at the One of a Kind Show and Sale yesterday, which I haven't been to for years! I had such a wonderful time, taking in all the creativity, all the beauty and chatting with some wonderful people. Suzie, you were my role model of sharing about blogging and having a conversation. I was in love with the colour story of this booth. I would have liked to come home with as much as I could carry but instead I came home with one beautiful bowl and dreams of more.


Shannon

I've been on quite the Shakespeare kick recently, and after finishing reading Two Gentlemen of Verona I watched a Shakepeare-in-the-Park type production that's on YouTube to help get a sense of the play. It was pretty fun to watch, especially to "see" where the comedy is. Now, on to the next play!

Friday, March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

Jamie

Yesterday I did a lot of walking while I was out and about for appointments and errands. I made a point to keep my eyes open for signs of spring. This was my favourite!


Shannon

It was nice to get out for coffee today, and an orange/chocolate scone - yum!, but the weather was kind of sucky so I didn't stay out too long. Sigh. /wistfully dreaming of good weather days.


Suzie

Nothing much going on here except that we got groceries which took all my strength. I've been enjoying Eye Candy thanks to Shannon and watched more last night. I'm actually enjoying watching online a lot more these days, not sure why but that's OK.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015

Jamie

I'm trying to stay relaxed and focused as I prepare to take a week off next week. I managed to get two promised pieces out into the world and get the podcast for next week ready to go. The newsletter is the one remaining piece before I can shift into refilling time. I'm excited because for at least two years Shannon and I have sat down to planning day and I've said I've wanted a week off at Easter, knowing it's when my energy needs tending - and this is the very first time I'm actually doing it!


Shannon

It was such a treat to read A Wrinkle in Time. I started it ages ago, but picked it up again this week and started it from the beginning and absolutely devoured it. I totally see Suzie as the main character Meg, and I loved that it felt so mysterious and wondrous. A true delight.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

March 25, 2015

Jamie

I love when a bit of magic happens right under your nose. Yesterday I was having a quiet day writing and when I looked up here on my desk was this moment of beauty! I'm glad I got a bit done during the morning because in the afternoon I was hit with a tummy ache that knocked me out for a bit!


Shannon

I was messing around with my phone and noticed a feature to create collages of pictures and then add effects to the picture. It was supercool, except the fact that I couldn't select just any of the pictures. It oddly limited them to ones I'd emailed myself or uploaded to Blogger or possibly Instagramed. No idea why it has such limitations, because if it was more open I would totally use it for collages a lot! Oh, wells!




Suzie

With being so sick I haven't taken any photos lately but I did work on a mystery box reveal video for my blog today.