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

Saturday, February 11, 2012

February 11, 2012


I realized I haven't posted my Full Snow Moon Dreamboard. I feel like I"m still getting to know it, though I can tell you that I'm wildly in love with the chaise lounge in the windowed room and the table under the chandelier. I'm imagining relaxed time reading and also around-the-table meetings with creative cohorts.



Last week I devised a brilliant plan to track my accomplishments on my cheerful calender with happy tacks with achievements in different areas from keeping on track with goals to writing posts, etc. I was actually really surprized after just a week I feel like I'm no where near staying on track as I usually am. Nowhere near. I'm going to keep tracking though & assess what I want to changed later.


February 10th is the anniversary of our head-collision. It happened less than two months after we moved here and nothing has gone right since. All the dreams we had for moving here are now over. I went to the spot where pieces of our car are buried under snow and garbage. I went to say good-bye. I am filled with sadness that I know everything we had hoped for would happen when we moved here is dead.

I hope that next February 10th I will have no reminders of the accident. That I can heal and move on, quite literally. There is a reason I hate February. Now I can get past it. Onto the future. And hopefully away from this spot in my personal landscape.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Shannon, this is such a great tracking plan you've devised. I really hope that it supports you.

It's funny because on this side, just looking at all those colourful pins, it looks like you're doing awesome :)

Oh, Suzie, I'm so sorry about the accident. What a difficult day to mark and remember. I am so very thankful that both of you were and are okay, even though I know the experience impacted you very much and in many ways.

Saying goodbye is powerful mojo. I hope it releases the energy and brings it back home.


LMA said...

Jamie, I always love your dreamboards. The women who show up especially intrigue me. Different facets of you waiting to emerge?

Shannon, I love this idea and may steal it. I'm having a hard time getting my act together.

Suzie, your shadow in the shot is strongly symbolic to me ... particularly since it makes the picture. You've said goodbye to all that. Now I hope you can dance with the beautiful shadow into a brighter place. ((hugs)) ~Linnea

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

I love your dreamboard Jamie! Lots of blurring the lines in there, and juxtapostion. Very interesting!

Suzie, what a sad anniversary to have but I think it's so powerful to say goodbye to it; and you are so strong to have made it through it and very brave to stand up to is and say goodbye.

LMA - feel free to use the idea! I was thrilled my dollar store has so many fun thumbtacks to use & the calender is from Pincurl Girls :)

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Thank you, Linnea. This dreamboard included the most unusual woman for me yet - the woman in the top right sitting on the couch. She's sort of the most 'regular' person I've had on my boards, a bit of an acknowledgement that it's perfectly okay for me to enjoy the regular life and being at home.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Make that top left.