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

Monday, April 9, 2012

April 9, 2012


Wow, there was so much I wanted to share today! My dreamboard, the development of the fence and of my art nook in the basement. I decided to go with Easter dinner. For me, this is a celebration of spring, my very favourite season, and it looks like quiche is becoming the tradition. This year augmented with Jamie Oliver's tomato salad and his mango frozen dessert, as well as a delicious recipe for Greek orzo pasta salad (shown above) that is fresh and delightful. It was great to watch it with Shannon - and share a couple of episodes of Game of Thrones as well!


This months dreamboard! Another month with an unusual colour story for me but even so I really like it. Still sitting with it in terms of what it's telling me, or what I'm telling myself; I'll be curious to see what I come up with!

Under Our Willow Tree


I could not share just one photo of my weekend because it rocked so much! A friend named Emily took me out for the day to do whatever I wanted (and needed) to do. She appreciates fiscals eating out and shopping too so I didn't panic when spending money.

We got a great deal on such a fabulous Greek lunch and then went to Value Village (first time for me in years) and I got two sweaters and a plate and stayed on budget. We went to the Bulk Barn where I bought some candy I'm thinking of turning into resin pendants and only spent $10. The hardest part was Michaels. I had to put some stuff back but I now have a crochet hook, an embroidery loop, felting needles and black paint so I could add black acrylic medium to my Gothic Cupcake Clock to make it look more like a cake.

Emily is such a sweetheart and had fun too and even found some stuff she wanted for a great deal and I may have inspired her to start crocheting! Awesome weekend, even though we got a huge snowstorm on Easter and woke up with the power out.


Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Wow, it sounds like a wonderful Easter weekend all round.

Shannon, the golden gorgeousness of your dreamboard is beautiful. Maybe that's your Leo-ness shining :) As soon as I saw the pic in the bottom left, I thought of your recent glam mascara and new makeup! I wonder what all of these images hold for you! I hope it's a fabulous month.

Suzie, what a good idea to bring all the photos together. I totally could have done that for this weekend too!

That is awesome that Emily took you on such a great adventure. What a creativity infusion. You can see how much you enjoyed it on that beautiful picture of you!

Suzie Ridler said...

Jamie, that sounds like the most amazing meal! Where did you get that orzo salad recipe from? I love Orzo. Sounds like you had a wonderful but full weekempnd, that is awesome.

Shannon, I agree with Jamie, seeing the Leo energy and the return of warmth there myself. Love it!

Yup, weekends are the only time I may actually go out and do something and this one rocked. Thank you! I'm so glad you like the photo.

I really wanted to do a dream board this month but the moon caught me off guard.

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...

Easter goodness everywhere! It was hard not to pick an Easter pick but I love, love, loved the awesome salad & all the Easter fixing that Jamie made! Suzie I love your collage and it looks like the cupcake clock is tick, tick, ticking happily away :)

Shannon the Movie Moxie said...
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Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Suzie, believe it or not I found the recipe while flipping through House & Home magazine for my dreamboard! Orzo, spinach, mint, cucumber, chickpeas,feta and a lemon-olive oil dressing. Absolutely delicious.

And oops, Shannon, your comment showed up twice so I deleted it but now it looks like big meany administrator deleted big meany comment or something!

Nope, folks, just a duplicate. Nothing to see here ;)