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

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

April 22, 2014

Jamie

And the drawing obsession continues! I had so much fun scanning this and then adding colour with Gimp. So many new things to explore!


Shannon

Monday still felt like the weekend a bit, and part of what I did this weekend was clean up a bit and get my VCR out, up and working. It's funny that I'm now already used to looking at it simply for the time, which of course is totally fuzzy in this picture!



Suzie

Reg has really gotten inspired about the house and we got him a new desk (see right) for such a deal at Staples to replace the monster desk (see left). It has already opened up the room in a huge way and I can almost get to painting it. If I didn't know better I would say that apartment hunting is going to be a vacation in comparison to all this. But I do know better.

Monday, April 21, 2014

April 21, 2014

Jamie 

A 30% off coupon had us searching for treasures this weekend. I had to laugh when I looked at my cart and saw so clearly my current palette. It reminds me of stones.


Shannon

VV time! These are the items I got that didn't require hemming, hehe. I am really happy to have a tree book version of Le Morte D'Arthur, even if it is HUGE. And the chapter/story titles are so long and descriptive I feel like I might understand it better if I just read those rather than get confused about the actual text of the stories!


Suzie

I added a light white wash to the top layer and then added some white to the edges and now the mirror is perfect. Reg thinks it might be a little too unusual for people coming into the house but he loves it now too. We needed something for this big spot, I just hope it isn't too much. It didn't even occur to me when I saw it, I loved it immediately so I am taking that as a good sign.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Random Pic: April 20, 2014

Jamie 

As I was looking at my photos, I saw the folder for "A Day in the Life" 2004! This is where I was ten years ago. I'm still drinking from the same coffee mug (tucked behind the reference books) and that picture of Jinx and the hanging picture are in our living room. Other than that, everything's changed. Omg, does this mean we've been blogging for 10 years?!

 

Shannon

Nothing says random like a cat pic, especially a sneaky one in between laundry loads on the bed one!


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

Jamie 

Taking Friday off was such a gift. It even gave Shannon and I time to do some art and complete our most recent Life Book class. I got a lot out of the class and am so pleased with the final result. Something to share for the next stART!
 

Shannon

Art Day goodness! I love taking pictures throughout the process, as sometimes after the fact it's hard to remember some of the stages - like this one, which I quite like. It's also really odd because I keep thinking that I'm not a super fan of doing backgrounds, but then when I do them... it's usually pretty fun!


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

Jamie

So that I could take the long weekend, I made an early start on the newsletter. This week I wrote about being vulnerable and so just had to share this book by Brene Brown, who speaks to the power and importance of vulnerability so well.


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!