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

Friday, May 26, 2017

May 26, 2017



Shannon

One more book read, and one more Shakespeare play read! The biggie on this is, Pericles was my 19th Shakespeare play read which means I am halfway through reading the plays: I've read 19, and there are 19 to go! I can't quite believe it. It's taken 2 years to get here, and I am aiming for finishing around the end of 2018. I definitely want to sit down and take stock a bit on the ones that I've read, and what it's been like so far. And catch up on watching some film and stage version of the plays. And luckily, Pericles is one that was at Stratford recently so I can watch that it online! Woohoo! SO much Shakespeare goodness.



Suzie

You know I am feeling off when I only take one photo for the day. Here are some corn sprouts coming up that Reg planted in our little garden patch. Not feeling super great. Wondering if it is the new moon. For spiritual advice today I got the ten of swords, the ten of wands and the moon card. That about sums it up.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

May 25, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday our power was supposed to go off for the day so Shannon kindly said that I could come and work at her house. It was fun to co-work! We even got to do some visioning for the podcast and some planning for Journal Club. We're definitely going to have to do that again!

Shannon

Ack! I totally forgot to take pictures today. Save for a TV show finale, and.. well.. I'm not going to post that because ... spoilers. It was a full day but awesome to have Jamie come by for the day. It's been great to see the podcast in it's new home this season and the exciting changes that have come with it!


Suzie

Got out to pick up some supplies so I could make my first polenta and 100% homemade ragu sauce with Italian sausage. And that was pretty much it. Feeling down today but at least it is sunny.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Jamie

There's so much to do this week that I almost didn't go to art class today. I'm so glad I did. We spent the morning weaving paper. Next week we start working on paper cutting and silhouettes. It makes me want to put everything else on hold and just go searching for shapes!


Shannon

I finished another game: Uncharted 2 Among Thieves. My goodness, these games are a lot of fun. I'm very thankful that they have difficulty modes and I can just put the game on "easy" and enjoy playing. It's still challenge at times. It had some great people working on the game too, there were 2 familiar voices: Claudia Black (Aeyrn from Farscape) and Emily Rose (Audrey from Haven). Overall, totally fun game. I wonder what I will pick next!



Suzie

We finally saw Guardians yesterday! Got out to a matinee with a friend too and absolutely loved it. I think I actually liked it more than the original. So much heart! We are getting a bit of a windstorm here tonight too which I love. It always feels like old energy is leaving and being replaced with new. Let's hope I am right!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

May 23, 2017



Shannon

I did not take a lot of pictures today (holiday laxing most of the day!), but I did work on planning my reading. I've pulled a lot of titles from my TBR Jar and I gotta get to *reading* them. I'm most leery of The Stand... it's over 1,400 pages long! But it's been a while since I've read a really long book, maybe it will be my book of the summer. The Summer of The Stand! I hope I like it!



Suzie

Reg was working most of the long weekend so I had a ton of time on my hands. Good thing that the sun came back and brought my inspiration. Got to Michaels for some supplies and got working on my jewelry. Hope to start making a little money soon.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

May 20, 2017


Suzie

The studio wants potters to have their own little houses for the summer sale so I made a distinctly Suzie the Foodie one today. I also baked a pie and saw Colossal which was FANTASTIC! I have not enjoyed a movie that much in a long time and it was Reg's big screen debut. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

May 19, 2017

Jamie

Well, yesterday was a big day - the return of the podcast! We have worked so hard behind the scenes to shine it up. We've got a new podcast host which is making a huge difference in everything from sound quality to process ease. We've got a new look too. Hopefully this will all help the show reach and inspire more people more often. Special thanks to Shannon for helping make it go, including a few wonderful meetings yesterday. I worked as long as I could on this and other things and then Justin and I went out for dinner, which was just what I needed! Celebration ftw.


Shannon

I didn't take that many pictures today, really tucked into things and then kinda crashed. The heat has arrived in Toronto, and didn't even break for "warm" and went straight to hot. That said, it was awesome to feel all the sunshine and open all the windows, that I can handle!



Suzie

Went for a seriously long walk to a health food store that was sort of in my neighbourhood (the total limit to how far I can walk) and it's too funny, I ended up buying shortening! Well at least it wasn't lard, which they didn't have. But what a meat section! I came home, rested and then decided to hand paint my ceramic pendants with acrylic paint so now you can kind of see them. I am adding embossing powder to some of them too and charms... I feel like I am finally waking up creatively. I even watched the video for the embroidery machine which was not helpful in the slightest but one step closer to starting that too. Busy but creative and productive day!

Thursday, May 18, 2017

May 18, 2017

Jamie

Yesterday was a very demanding day. There was so much to do that I cancelled co-working. When we do that, Tanya and I usually catch up on the phone for an hour but she suggested we do that while on a walk - perfect! It was so good to get out and enjoy the neighbourhood. What a perfect break amidst a very intense day of work. 


Shannon

The treat of the day was definitely hanging out with Ella next door, she has such a nice energy and it was fun to play catch for a bit and to gave out to window too. Nice to have some calm in the middle of the day.


Suzie

Getting out for a couple of items at the market gave me the opportunity to see some amazingly huge and wonderful blossoms out there. Did not get much else done. Too tired.