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

Wednesday, March 2, 2016

March 2, 2016


So, this was the highlight of my day yesterday, captured in my Fauxbonichi. I went out for an introduction to a gym near us and I was feeling so good about the experience. It was very welcoming and the director had already given me some great tips for supporting my health and well-being. I was walking home feeling optimistic about making a start. The snow had been going for a little while but there was just a thin film on the sidewalk. I slipped a little, caught myself, and then literally watched myself slip again and, out of control, land hard on my left hip, which is a sensitive spot for me. I spent pretty much the rest of the day in bed. I think I'm okay though I am a bit worried that I shook up my hip joint and did some damage in there.


I'm almost done unpacking all my kitchen stuff, and for the most part it's been pretty easy about decisions but both bowls and plates got me stumped a bit. I thought about the choices from a lot of angles (what works together, whats in the best shape, what makes the most sense), but none of them spoke to me as true. In the end, I decided not to make all of the choices just yet. It's challenging, because I feel the pressure of the power of deciding now, but that gets me all torn up inside - a clear indicator that it's *not* the right choice. I choose time as my choice.


My dear friend Mike sent me his old cell phone! Once I figure out how to use it (Shannon, I might need your help again) I can really be on Instagram which is awesome. No phone plan, just wifi but that's fine. So exciting!!!


Suzie Ridler said...

Oh Jamie, I can't believe it! That's horrible! And you did such a good job capturing the moment in your illustration. I was worried that it was your bad hip from all those years ago. I hope you continue to heal completely.

Shannon, yes, don't rush the process if it doesn't feel right yet.

Shannon said...

I love this drawing Jamie, although I'm so sad to hear about the fall. And on your sensitive hip. Sounds like rest was a good way to go afterwards. Winter does pose it's challenges. But good on you for getting out to the gy and feeling very supported, that is a good sign! Don't let the slip get ya down!!

So exciting about your new phone Suzie! And I see you are already on Instagram, that is sooooooo exciting to have you back there. That actually looks like an iPhone, so I'm not sure how much help I'll be because I use Android, but I'm happy to give it a shot!!

Suzie Ridler said...

Yes, finally figured out how to get the photos on Instagram, I am such a ludite these days. Now if only I can get my Kobo and Skype to work...

Jamie Ridler Studios said...

I'm so glad you guys like the drawing! That makes me feel better about the fall, lol. I'm kind of having a good time trying to capture moments like that.

Shannon, I like calling that my "sensitive hip". I'm going to use that language from now on! Yay you for making so much progress on the kitchen and allowing yourself to not make decisions too! Seeing everything together like that I see a clear blue and white theme!

Yay! Suzie, I'm so excited you got a smartphone and that you'll be able to Instagram! I'm sure you'll have it figured out in no time. My phone has been an iPhone so let me know if I can help, though, um, honestly. I don't know how to do anything. LOL!