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

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

August 14, 2012

Photo: My Desks 

I've had these two desks in my studio the whole time but only recently did I realize they are serving these different and complementary functions. Yesterday I really enjoyed keeping my journals open and available on my right-brain desk as I worked away at my left-brained one. Whenever I felt the inspiration, I'd swivel around and capture a thought or take some time to process. I love working this way.


This was my view I had for pretty much the last 2 weeks, and I have to say I really miss the Olympics! Seeing so many amazing athletics, fantastic sports and the drive for excellence multiple times daily was so inspiring. I hope everyone gets home safe & sound!


After the zombie apocalypse we spent yesterday going out to buy a saw for Reg to cut this tree apart. It had fallen onto our shed and when Reg pulled it down, my bush green beens narrowly escaped destruction!

I worked on the dandelion invasion which resulted in thoroughly screwing up my shoulders, even worse than before. It was hot as hell yesterday, the humidity here is actually worse than Ottawa, so I didn't do much else. Our holidays are always pretty exhausting.


Shannon said...

Sorry to hear your holidays are exhausting Suzie. It sounds like even the escape of the Zombie Apocolypse didn't stop with the invasion-ness of dandelions. Both creatures are very resilent and rampant, let's hope we never get a cross-breed!

Shannon said...

And I added a pic - I've been a bit slacking recently!

Suzie Ridler said...

Well at least we are productive but thanks Shannon. Cross breeding would be very bad! Great photo! So sorry the Olympics are over Shannon but wow, looks like Olympics headquarters were at your place.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Wow, things are feeling quite mythic these days - champions, zombies, invasions!

I'm already missing the Olympics too. I was really inspired and found a lot of it rather thought-provoking too. I'm hoping to write a post this week on what I learned from the Olympics.

And wow, that's quite a branch, Suzie! I'm glad your beans managed to escape destruction. Rest up. I hope you recuperate from dandelion-fighting soon. ((hugs))

Suzie Ridler said...

Jamie, I do a similar thing! I keep my desk clean and then put all my "stuff" on the tables next to it. Yours is so left/right brain it's awesome! Not sure what mine would be called but thanks for sharing that, I love it.

I look forward to hearing what you learned about the Olympics Jamie!

Shannon said...

That's so cool that you have a right brain and left brain desk Jamie! I love how you showcase that they can parrallel play! :)