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

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March 12, 2014


I am really enjoying guitar this season. We've been really good about practicing - you should see how many stickers are on our calendar for March! It helps to have wonderful songs like Hallelujah to practice. It inspires me to get more comfortable with the playing so that I can sing along!


I know this might not look like much, but it makes me happy!  I spent some of today organizing and cleaning the desk drawers, and I got through 5 of 7 but these 2 are the ones I was like.... aha!  I put more storage-y stuff in the bottom drawer and the more stuff I access frequently in a not-so-far-away drawer.  I know, I know, the origami is in the bottom but it's on the top which isn't too far more me, and also because the stuff under it is storage-y I don't have to rifle though it.  At least that's my story, and I'm sticking to it!


It has not been easy to do anything physical thanks to my back injury but I just keep going with one small project at a time. Yesterday I went through a kitchen cupboard, did not end up donating as much as I wanted to (you can see I am a hoarder of bowls) but sanded, cleaned and then painted inside this cupboard and the cupboard doors. I was hoping one coat would do but nope! So I wonder what I'll be doing today???


Suzie Ridler said...

Good job Shannon! And I totally get it. Sometimes it's more important for you to just to be able to get at something and know it's there, even if it is a little harder to get at. I'm trying to figure out how to organize my bowls for the same reason.

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

Wow, you guys are inspiring me! Despite the weather some spring cleaning seems to be finding its way here!

That sounds like a great system, Shannon! And the most important part of any system is that it works for you - and that sounds like it will. Yay!

Suzie, I love bowls too! I'm glad you were able to donate just as much as you wanted to. I bet that cupboard is going to look awesome!

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

(late add from me)

Suzie Ridler said...

LOL, I love that song and Reg plays it all the time! It is gorgeous and has the weirdest lyrics. Way to go getting your guitar time in Jamie. :)

Shannon said...

OH that's a lovely way to be inspired to learn the guitar - so you can sing along! I like that Jamie, and I can't wait to hear it one day too :)

OMG Suzie we were so in sync yesterday! And bowls are great things - and you use yours so I can totally understand not donating as much as you thought. I hope you found a little extras space when you put everything back, I always find that to be the case when I clean and clear. I hope the painting wasn't too taxing, and understand that it needed more than one coat. Kitchens are like that :(