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

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

October 17, 2017


Yesterday I started what I hope will be a new practice of getting out for a walk and listening to an ebook. It felt so good! I went pretty spontaneously and with determination so ended up with just throwing a hat on, stuffing myself into layers, having no makeup and just going. I felt a bit self-conscious but the hilarious thing is I think just about everyone that I saw gave me a big smile and a hello! I must be doing the right thing.


It was so great to hang out together and have Art and Netflix in the books for today! I love that we take a chance on the films we see and have had such interesting results!


Tables and tables of clay wedged into bricks that were wedged into each other to make bigger blocks of clay. Exhausting. My arms still feel like they're going to fall off. So grateful we got to hang out and watch Welcome To Me together afterwards.

Monday, October 16, 2017

October 16, 2017


Yesterday was just the weirdest day weather-wise. The wind was wild. The sky was grey. Suddenly it would rain like crazy and then it would be sunny. In the midst of all of that, it was great to sit down to art day with Shannon and just focus on drawing and hanging out. Though I think we discovered that it's harder to talk while drawing, LOL! Who knew?


Nothing like a power out! A windy, windy day made the power go poof! And there was a brief moment where the lights came back on... and than they went out for a few hours. I'm glad I picked up candles!


A lot happened on the weekend but the most memorable was Oktoberfest! I really didn't think a non-drinker would find it fun but man was I wrong! The night whizzed by and it was a complete blast. I wish I had the rest of the weekend to rest but nope... Life has been super busy lately and I guess I just gotta enjoy it before my body can't keep up.

Friday, October 13, 2017

October 13, 2017


Had a blow out in pottery class (left) and turned it into a spout (right). Wish life were as easy to edit. Saw that major construction is going to be started right outside our door tomorrow and it's going to be pipe work and who knows how long it's going to go on. I feel like I'm being crushed from all angles.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

October 12, 2017


Really struggling. Used a piece of leftover extruder clay that looked like a log to me to make it a little nature scene. Came home and crashed.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

October 11, 2017


I got out to do a lot of errands in the rain and went by this poster at Value Village. I have so little content for my food site right now that this helped me decide to update/fix my Halloween posts that got hacked, create new recipe cards for them and reshare them every day online. I am also continuing to go through every piece of paper I have and all my belongings and do some hard thinking about what I need to keep and want I need to get rid of. This is going to be the biggest downsizing yet. Not easy.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 10, 2017


Totally epic night of getting to meet Bruce Campbell and hear him read from his latest autobiography about being a B Movie actor. Well Reg really go to meet him and have a real moment together which was so awesome to capture with my camera and we had other friends come too. I got to rest for a lot of the day as well which I am so grateful for so I could be really present for this.

Friday, October 6, 2017