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

Thursday, February 9, 2012

February 9, 2012


Now that we're doing yoga with Chaz, I thought it would be great to freshen up our mats!
I've been thinking about my practices lately, of movement, meditation and morning pages, how clearly they improve things for me and how imperfect I am at maintaining them. I'm studying The Shero's Journey with Jennifer Louden and in class today she spoke of self-trust and the importance of kindness when we inevitably experience self-betrayal. I let that work through my system as I went out for a run.



This pic is a bit of a cheat as it's not from today but a month ago - however on the left is exactly where I parked my be-hind while editing Hexed & finesse-ing a bunch of reviews over at Movie Moxie in my epic adventure to catch up this week (and be done before Fact or Faked & Face Off were on!). Here's hoping I get there!

Pearl-Ex Pendants

Kind of had a weird day yesterday. Right before I was going to make something to eat and drink before talking Hexed with Shannon, Nova Scotia Power guy showed up and turned off our power. This gave a little time to work on these cold porcelain pendants and finish them off with Pearl-Ex, one of the best crafting discoveries that I have made in a while. Then the power came on so Shannon and I could talk about supernatural TV.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I bet that spot behind the computer is a super-familiar one, Shannon! So much writing, editing, gathering, podcasting! You're a wonder!

Suzie, I love that pic. The light is so beautiful and at first, the shot made me think of an ad for makeup, hehe. It's beautiful to see what you're creating!

Suzie Ridler said...

Jamie, my brain is churning. First, I realize I need one of those cleaners. Second, the concept of self-betrayal is haunting me. Processing... Fascinating...

Shannon, I love those two shows! I am looking forward to watching them. It's a great ritual to watch them both.

We actually had some sunshine yesterday Jamie so it's nice that you can really see the shimmer. What is in these powder is mica which is in super expensive makeup. Some women actually wear this stuff but it is not a good idea but it shows you just how shimmery and beautiful it makes things for people to be willing to put it on their skin.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Suzie, I know there are ways to make yoga cleaners yourself with tea tree oil. Here's one, for example:

I don't know if it's easier to get the ingredients or just order some!

And I know... I'm noodling self-trust and self-betrayal. One thing Jen said is that we need to make clear and easily achievable agreements with ourself and to be kind and gentle when we go astray.

Suzie Ridler said...

I should have known there was a DIY on that Jamie, thank you!

Kind and gentle with ourselves. Now that is a new concept for our family! But very wise words. :)