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

Saturday, November 22, 2014

November 22, 2014

Jamie

A week full of hard work and good things, including getting to chat with Suzie - yay!! And to have some Friday night time with Shannon, which included Just Dance 2015! I'm so glad I decided to dive in and buy the new one. There will be lots of dancing to come!


Shannon

Let Just Dance 2015 begin! It was such a blast to play. Thank you Jamie so much for buying it, it was so much fun to play together!


Suzie

What a beast of a project! Fifty one products for sale, no wonder it took me forever! And some of those were collections of stuff. You can see my store here. Although not having combined shipping to choose from when you are listing (long story) I can't believe that it cost me nothing up front to list all those products. Nothing! Ebay has really changed that way. They take 10% of your sale but no listing fees. Anyway, it's done! Yay!

Friday, November 21, 2014

November 21, 2014

Jamie

Inspired by a beta group that I'm starting, I invested in these medicine cards .As I was opening the box I realized just how long it's been since I bought a set of cards! I also wasn't expecting to be as moved as I was by these. I started reading the book and it went straight to my heart. I guess these showed up for me for a reason!


Shannon

Finally starting the colour stage of my Tender is the Night page, and wow, this many steps in something officially makes each page feel like a project! I don't think I'll be doing these for all books I read, but I really want to do it for this one and for The Haunting of Hill House. Soon I gotta get back to actually reading books!



Suzie

I spent most of Thursday prepping my listings for my ebay launch on Saturday! This is one of my favourite pieces. It's a Hallmark Queen of Chocolate ornament. She has sugared pansies (or violets?) on her shoes. I am having fun getting ready for the big sale but my back hates it, unfortunately. Oh well, not going to do this regularly so I'll just get through it and focus on the fun.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

November 20, 2014


Shannon

When I posted one of my blue cabled squares on Facebook, a buddy mentioned a Wikipedia page of the blue it looked like (that was "created" in 1961). I never thought of new colours being created. Fascinating. At the bottom of the page, they listed all of these different Shades of Blue. I looked at it with glee. LOVE the colour blue.


Suzie

After having an awesome chat with Shannon yesterday my friends ended up cancelling our video chat so I got to go out for a walk to Value Village. I am supposed to do a coffee machine cleaning post and my coffee maker died so here is the tank of a coffee maker I got at VV. This way I have another Bargain or Bust video no matter what. OMG, it was soooooo heavy to carry home! And BIG!

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

November 19, 2014

Jamie

This time of year is so very busy for me and the studio - even more so now that I've decided to lead a planning day workshop in December. I've been getting up super early to give me some more time to get everything done. Seeing the beauty of the dawn and experiencing the quiet is a plus!


Shannon

I went through my Value Village purchases and put together this little diagram with images of them. I also did this after the summer 50% off sale. I'm still sorting out why I do this, especially because it felt like too much work (that phrase always reminds me of when Mom would say "That sounds too much like work!"), but I still felt compelled to do it. I think it's actually a way of trying to figure out which clothes work for me as I can look back on it later, but then again I can figure that out by what goes in the laundry week after week because I choose to wore it. I know I like documenting stuff, so it could be that in a 'time-stamp' kind of way. There were other things I would probably rather do, but... I did this. I'm wrestling with something here and it's clear I haven't quiet figured that out. Anyway - one thing is that it's a way I can share what I bought! So there is that :)



Suzie

Reg and I heard that there was going to be a "conversation with George Takei" at the theatre downtown so we got tickets and when we showed up we were upgraded to the sixth row!!! We felt like we had won the lottery. It was such an inspiring evening. So many people graciously went up to the mic and shared their appreciation for everything he has done on so many levels. It was an evening of education, story sharing, the civil rights movement and gratitude. Amazing.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

November 18, 2014

Jamie

And with that, winter has arrived! It was very pretty in the morning, especially with my twinkie lights on, but I'm glad I didn't have to go out in the evening. The wind was howling!


Shannon

I went back for more. Although I got a few things that I liked on Sunday with the members day, I kind of fizzled on energy and the crowd got to be too much. So I went in for a quick look and got a few more things and now feel totally set for a while. Yay!


Suzie

I was out for a walk yesterday and the hood was packed with cars up and down our main strip so the madness inside Value Village must have been wild. I decided to forego anymore shopping and went and got groceries at markets instead. I'm thrilled with what I already had so this was a win for me.

Monday, November 17, 2014

November 17, 2014

Jamie

I'm so glad that Shannon and I got out to the Value Village pre-sale for club members yesterday! I came home with clothes (in fact I filmed today's video in that top shirt there, LOL), that wonderful black watering can and behind it youc an see my black owl planter. I put one of Shannon's plant in it and it almost looks like wings! 


Shannon

I finally finished reading The Haunting of Hill House! That one took me quite a quite, 2 library sign outs (thank goodness for no waitlist). This whole more-actively-reading-and-being-engaged means it takes quite a bit longer to read a book. I almost wrote "get through" a book. That might be the difference between the speed and focus I used to read, and what I seem to be getting up to now!


Suzie

I had the most amazing day yesterday! I loved going out to Value Village for the big sale (you can see my haul here) and we also went to check out a D&D gaming demo at our local comic book store. (I love being able to write that.) I have never really played it so the demo was incredibly helpful. Reg and I signed up to try it out next week. Overall? An awesome weekend.

Sunday, November 16, 2014

November 16, 2014: Random

Jamie 

I always just pop the date into my photo search and see what comes up for random day! I love this moment at a family lunch at our place! I can hear the laughter! 


Shannon

More complete weirdness of iTunes. Often now when I open the program I get this message, I have no idea what it means. And I'm still loving Windows Media Player, it found a whole bunch of music that I thought I had lost, and had really tried hard looking for to no avail. And now.. I can listen to it! YAY.


Suzie

I managed to get out for a long walk and some of the houses here that haven't been replaced by monster "Vancouver Special" houses have so much character. This one spoke to me in particular.