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

Monday, July 28, 2014

July 28, 2014

Jamie

Last night Justin and I were sitting in the living room when we heard a very close by chittering! A baby racoon was right on the fence outside our window. Justin shooed him away and he ran like crazy up into the tree, where he tucked himself in and seemed very content to wait out the rain, not bothered by us at all.



Suzie

I actually had a social weekend! Went for dim sum with my friend Emily on Saturday and saw Reg's parents yesterday. OMG, the dim sum was just as good as the company! :)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

July 27, 2014: Random Pic

Jamie 

Okay, not completely random because it's inspired by the theme of Shannon's birthday week! Here's where we celebrated in 2004 (Omg, 10 years ago!): Mitzi's Sister. And we always picked this table because it so reminded us of us!
 

Suzie

I saw this image on the way to the library and couldn't help turning into a little cartoon. Random!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

July 26, 2014

Jamie

This week I finalized preparations for launching the Full Sturgeon Moon Dreamboard workshop and that included filming the welcome video. I wanted to create a little scrying bowl and dropped some ink in water and was captivated by the ever-changing look! I took tons of pictures and some video too. It's amazing how the simplest things can be a great inspiration.


Suzie

The crobot revolution has begun! I slept a lot yesterday since life has been so insane but I did start my first crobot!! Very excited about that.

Friday, July 25, 2014

July 25, 2014

Jamie

After guitar class, Justin and I went for a great walk along Bloor Street. I love the ROM building (I know not everyone does!), including how you can get such interesting shots in it! You can see us right there in the centre with our guitars across our backs!


Shannon

Birthday possum! Yes, birthday week continues and I absolutely love this card Jamie made me. :)


Suzie

Books of empowerment keep coming via the library for me. I didn't realize that these two books were written by the same author. Yup, definitely a theme of trying to be strong and successful going on here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

July 24, 2014

Jamie

So many amazing birthday photos to choose from for Shannon's big day! I love this portrait of the birthday girl at brunch. We had a great day, enjoying good food, an inspiring film and great company! Plus... there was dancing!


Shannon

Birthday Breakfast with Jamie! It was just the beginning of a full day of birthday goodness. *happy*


Suzie

Reg and I had a second showing last night so we went out for food and ended up at Dairy Queen! Reg got a classic banana split and I indulged in my favourite: caramel… When we got back to the house people were still outside chatting so we're taking that as a good sign. We just drove on of course, LOL.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

July 23, 2014

Jamie

I had such a wonderful time heading out for a patio drink with the lovely Amy and Kim, aka the Red Tent Sisters. We had such a great time catching up. I can't remember the last time I chatted with friends about movies and books! And, okay, yes, we talked entrepreneurship too! All under the most magnificent big willow tree! What a treat :)


Shannon

BIRTHDAY TIME!!!!!! I'm sooooooooooooooo excited it's my birthday! It's going to be an awesome day, I can just *feel* it :)



Suzie

I am so glad I got to celebrate your birthday early yesterday Shannon and that Mr. Man came to part-ay!!! Definitely the highlight of my day and I hope your birthday is fabulous Shannon. Love you!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

July 22, 2014

Jamie

I think I'm falling in love with doing photo series. I love Cats in the Hood. I'm constantly doing On My Desk shots. I've started doing #goodmorninggarden every day too! Lately I've also been taking snapshots of the jewellery I wear. I wonder if one day I'll be absolutely able to tell the era based on these!


Shannon

It took me way longer than I expected, or would like to admit, but gosh darn it I finally finished watching all 9 seasons of The X-Files plus both the films. I am really happy I kept it up. I hadn't seen a lot of the final seasons, but I ended up liking them better than expected. I might to a vlog about the experience. Because...that's what I seem to be doing these days.



Suzie

Yesterday we had our first open house in almost two weeks. We worked so hard to get the house perfect complete with fresh sunflowers and a new rock garden in the backyard… I even washed the propane tanks so they look brand new. I have been through the terror of thinking we might not sell the house and then started really bonding with the house and not wanting to let it go. All of which was quite paralyzing.

Psychologically, it's been brutal but last night we took our exhausted butts to Starbucks and I had an iced cafe mocha. And didn't like it. I think I have officially tried everything on their menu and come to the realization I just don't like their coffee. Which is fine. I am hoping that whatever happens, like the coffee everything will be fine.