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

Thursday, January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday was a long trek out to Fairview Mall to see a specialist whose office is nearby. It was wild to be in the busy rush hour and I was thankful to be going the opposite direction, for the most part. This moment really made me laugh. All I could think was #danceoff! I took a moment to stop into Fairview. It's the weirdest thing. It's both entirely different and exactly the same. It's a mall. I didn't feel confident in my experience with the specialist and am going to ask to see someone else before proceeding with any more tests. 


Shannon

I never know what I am going to see when my screen saver stops and I wake up my computer, but this is what I saw today. And I loved it. So now I'm going to add it to my pictures FOR screensavers which will be funny to see it pop up. But seriously, isn't it the cutest?



Suzie

Such a stressful day. Waking up and my site not working, having tech issues all day... At least I got some photographs done of my jewellery and got out to see The Founder which is the story about McDonald's.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

January 18, 2017

Jamie

I did get out and about yesterday in a rainy and blustery day - not the kind of weather that inspires whipping out your camera. So here's a cozy pic of Scout, (semi)patiently waiting for dinner. Yesterday with all my activities, from the gym to going out to lunch, I managed to get >12,000 steps in! 


Shannon

I was happy to get some vlogging in , and I think it's funny that one rainy days the light where I vlog is actually pretty crazy amazing (if I do say so myself!).



Suzie

Another drive out to Coquitlam and the dentist. This is going to be going on for a while. Quite the rainy and foggy day but I will take it over snow. That is Ridge Park ahead on the right and Eagle Mountain up on top to the left. I used to live right between the two. I really miss it sometimes. So beautiful.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

January 17, 2017

Jamie

It's been great to be back in the studio and I am just loving wrapping up my Mondays with you two! I loved hanging out with you guys and watching How to Make an American Quilt. I wonder what we will watch next!


Shannon

OH my picture of hanging out today didn't quite turn out, but at least you can see we were all together and how bright it was at my place! I had a lot of fun hanging out together and doing some art. I forgot to share! I guess now I'll for sure have something for stART next week!



Suzie

I did not actually take this photograph of my "Stupid Easy Potato Leek Soup" today but I did make the graphic for it. What a day. I am so stuck on what to do about hosting my site that I spent all afternoon researching and finding out about companies that I did not have time to do finances and Mondays are my money day. Ugh. But hanging out with you too was great and I got some more stuff ready for the sale.

Monday, January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017

Jamie

Well, Justin and I are really starting to think about whether we'd like to buy a new house or renovate the one that we're in. Yesterday we went to a few open houses in our neighbourhood. This house was beautifully staged, though the overtness of the choices had to make me giggle a bit. Even in the laundry room there was a beautiful vintage tin for laundry soap - to small to be practical but certainly created an impression. When Justin mentioned how nicely the place was put together, the real estate agent said, "Yes, well, they are very stylish people." LOL.


Shannon

After exploring lots of different games last year, I was able to determine which kinds of games I like only to discover some of them might be a tad too hard for me to play yet. Deciding not to let that get in my way I've actually mapped out a plan to work my way up to them and have now embarked on my 2017 Gaming Challenge which is My Quest to Become A Better Gamer. I have not started my first game in this question, which is Uncharted: Drake's Fortune. It's similar to Tomb Raider and so far it's been a lot of good fun. I've fallen off lots of ledges, gotten into a few scraps, but also figured out a some puzzles on my own. So far, so good!



Suzie

I don't know how I suddenly got so busy. I guess that is what happens when you take on a project with a deadline. I want to get everything ready and up online on my birthday so I have one more week! And a week FULL of appointments and things to do. Sigh... Somehow it will get done.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

January 15, 2017

Jamie

My journey through my stuff continues. I am feeling very motivated to make some room for my life and what it is becoming now by letting go of some older stuff. I won't let go of this though - a picture I drew of me when I was 5. I've written Robbie's name up at the top there too. Treasure!


Shannon

It feels like it's been a while since I watched a new TV series so I took a chance on this Icelandic mystery drama that's set in a sleepy town that has some pretty gruesome discoveries. I really enjoyed it although the first episode was rather dark (and oddly the second episode didn't have subtitles when I watched on my PS4 but they worked on my phone... what a mystery itself). Anyhow, it was fun to try something new and I burned through the last several episodes while recovering from bit outing on Friday.



Suzie

I had one hell of a headache Saturday morning and didn't think I would get up to too much but thanks to pain killers, Reg and I got out to Trout Lake. It is the first winter in 20 years that this lake has frozen over and tons of people came out to play hockey, try to skate, walk on ice or perform with a mini hula hoop. There were tons of dogs, so many kids and lots of people really being a part of the experience together. I am so glad we went and we ever went out for hot chocolate afterwards. What started as a crappy day turned around to be quite awesome.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

January 14, 2016

Jamie

Wow, the moon was brilliant last night. It was a lovely light at the end of a grand day. Shannon and I went on an adventure to the Mystical Landscapes at the art gallery. I have to say that I am loving being able to go to a show multiple times and to bring people with me. It is awesome to experience a show with different people's perspectives being shared. We really saw some wonderful art. I think I will always carry that moment of seeing Monet's grain stacks in my heart!


Shannon

It was absolutely wonderful to go to the AGO with Jamie and see the Mystical Landscapes exhibit. I haven't been for so many years, I literally can't remember the last time I went. I had a wonderful time, and a great guide :) And then.... lots of rest. That was a big excursion!



Suzie

Reg and I got a lot of errands done on Friday and went to his friend Grace's art show which was all about monsters. It was quite fascinating. I saw more creatures than monsters but I guess it's how you interpret the word.

Friday, January 13, 2017

January 13, 2017

Jamie

We had a big moment with Escher yesterday. He was curled up on the couch when we came downstairs. I sat down on one side of him... and he stayed. Then Justin sat on the other side... and he stayed. In fact, he even cozied up more. It was AMAZING! He stayed like that for an hour. At one point, he even rolled over on his back, in total bliss! Then he kind of opened his eyes and looked around like, "What? What am I doing?" and jumped down shortly thereafter. It reminds me of a line in the King Arthur movie, "I've been in this life more than the other." I think one day he'll feel like that and the cozy, blissed-out Escher will be the one that stays :)

Shannon

I finished the Hygge book! I really hope to incorporate a lot of what is suggested in, and look forward to enjoying coziness and company too!

Suzie

Reg and I have been playing a game where we leave Totoro in places that are unexpected. Reg had a shower, got ready and everything and did not notice Totoro hanging out on top of the dryer. The rest of the day was insane. I swear, it was an early Friday the 13th for me. I dropped and broke things, things got stuck, nothing worked right, dropped my pan-fried bread on the floor... I usually don't have bad luck on Friday the 13th but now I'm a little worried. If today was bad, what will tomorrow bring?