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

Friday, August 24, 2012

August 24, 2012


This season I'm participating in Patti Digh's Project 137, an "experiment in community" with the focus of loving well, living fully and letting go deeply. One of the things we do in the group is to mark the passing of each day, honouring it deeply and then letting it go. What I'm doing is each day turning a strip of paper into one of these 3D origami stars. I am not particularly good at making these stars (it's nice to see them look kinda cute in this pic) but figure 137 stars later, maybe I'll be a tad better.


I actually spent some time reading this week and in such finally finished the Strange Angels Series by Lili St. Crow with the final of the 5 books: Reckoning. I picked up the first Strange Angels by pure chance when browsing the YA fiction section of my old library (I really, really miss my old library in Parkdale - they are so nice there!) and kept trucking through them. I think it's taken me 2 years to read them all, but I enjoyed all of the books which are set in the real world but where supernatural things happen, follow an awesome female protagonist and have a great combination of old-world mysticism and teen drama. It really drew me in and kept me there, even though I had long periods of time between reading the different books in the series.


Life is easing down a bit and there was less chaos yesterday. Thank goodness! I even had 15 minutes to sew on the rest of the buttons. You can't tell from the photo but they are very glittery.

I have many solid colour items in my closet and I don't like patterns so adding some fun to a grey sweater like this appeals to me. I bought the sweater for $5 second-hand and bought the buttons for $3. Not bad for $8!


Shannon said...

Wow, that sounds like a fascinating experiment Jamie - I hope it goes well and I'm very curious about it!

Way to go on altering the sweater Suzie, I think it's awesome you've found a way to make it your own :)

Suzie Ridler said...

Jamie, I have done origami and am totally impressed with your stars! I love how you are honouring each day with them. That is a lovely idea!

Shannon, it's hard when you miss your library, I know, but way to go reading all those books! They sound totally amazing, right up my alley too.

Thanks Shannon! I can't believe how hard it was just to find time to sew them on but I did it! And now it's totally my style.