Welcome to the Reading Nook.

This is a place you can tuck in and explore. The Reading Nook pairs perfectly with a cup of hot tea.

This is quiet place, think the back corner table of your favorite coffee shop or even your local library. No video or audio here, just delectable words served with love.



How We Can All Find Our Way

November 4, 2022

Traveling into Uncomfortable Creative Territory – and Finding Gifts!

September 14, 2022

What Does “Fun” Look Like?

June 30, 2022

Living on the Luminous Edge

May 24, 2022

The Little Voice Within: How I Hear My Intuition

April 4, 2022

The Worst Kind of Comparison

March 25, 2022

When You Make Something You Hate

March 17, 2022

Is Making Art Worth the Time?

March 11, 2022

Be Your Own Best Teacher

January 28, 2022

Over 50 Ways to Lift Your Spirits

January 21, 2022

Returning to the Studio

January 11, 2022

There are all kinds of creatives. Which are you?

November 20, 2021

Believe in Your Own Creative Magic

October 22, 2021

Discover the Keys to Your Creativity

October 15, 2021

Art Is a Journey without End

October 10, 2021

Three Ways to Know Your Creative Project Is Finished

October 1, 2021

The Fall Reset: Check Your Inner Compass

September 22, 2021

What if you started dreaming again?

September 10, 2021

How to Remember Your Life is Precious

September 3, 2021

Being an Odd Bird aka Choosing a Creative Life

August 20, 2021

Creatively Stuck? Here are 7 Ways to Get Ideas Going and Energy Flowing

July 30, 2021

Too Many Ideas? Here’s How to Choose.

July 23, 2021

When Words Won’t Cut It (or The Joy of Doodling)

July 16, 2021

There is Room for You

July 9, 2021

As the World Opens

June 20, 2021

Eliminating Creative Friction & Enhancing Creative Flow

June 17, 2021

Awakening Your Creativity Changes Everything

April 29, 2021

A Simple Tool for Making Things Better

April 1, 2021

When You Are Having Big Feelings

March 22, 2021

Creative Resilience

March 5, 2021

Love What You Love

February 19, 2021

How to Supercharge Your Learning (a secret you might not want to know)

November 26, 2020

Do You Miss Coffee Shops?

October 22, 2020

Finding Creative Freedom

October 16, 2020

You are the Keeper of Your Creative Fire

October 7, 2020

Pour Your Creative Magic into Fall

September 29, 2020

A Powerful Journal Prompt – and How to Use it as an Affirmation (I used it to get me through the reno)

March 5, 2020

You Don’t Have to Justify Your Creativity

February 18, 2020

The Bigger the Dream, the Deeper the Roots

January 6, 2020

Awaken Your Creative Capacity

December 1, 2019

5 Minutes of Creativity

November 12, 2019

Becoming an Energy Wizard (a Strategy for Empaths & Highly Sensitive People)

August 6, 2019

My Strategies for Handling My Biggest Project to Date

July 11, 2019

7 Tips for Saying Yes when Opportunity Knocks

April 5, 2019

Trust Your Magic

February 23, 2019

The Power of Devotion (or Changing Your Life One Choice at a Time)

January 16, 2019

Five Around the Table

January 7, 2019

Gathering, Reflection, Insight & Action – The Power of Working with Images

December 5, 2018

7 Top Tips for Getting the Tough Stuff Done

November 12, 2018

The Power of Discontent

October 22, 2018

Find Inspiration: Beyond the Ceiling

October 8, 2018
You Full Choices

The Power of Your Choices

October 1, 2018
Little Acorn

The Time It Takes To Unfold

September 10, 2018

Studio Diaries: The Drop

August 22, 2018
JRS Fall Ephemera Friday

Embracing the Joy of Ephemera

August 20, 2018

Taking My Energy Back (aka Don’t Leave Pieces of You Behind!)

August 8, 2018

Books – Can You Have Too Many?

July 18, 2018

Having a Direct Relationship with Our Art (aka There Is No Velvet Rope)

July 6, 2018
Creative Sparkler: Come Alive

12 Ways to Come Alive this Spring

April 8, 2018

The Power of Getting Uncomfortable

March 28, 2018
Fire and Ice

Tending to Ourselves when Suffering Is All Around

January 8, 2018

The Vulnerability of Learning – and How to Get Through It

November 9, 2017
Throw Kindness like Confetti

I Believe in You

September 25, 2017

I’m Taking My Blog Back

September 10, 2017

A Capsule Wardrobe for Your Art Supplies? Meet Your Supply Set

July 23, 2017

Magic is All Around Us

July 18, 2017

Dreaming Impossible Dreams

June 18, 2017

Who Do I Have to Be for You to Believe Me?

June 13, 2017

A Neglected Garden Still Blooms

June 4, 2017
Tanya's Altar

Practice What Is Right

May 14, 2017

Honour the Work

April 23, 2017

Inspiration Practice

April 16, 2017
Tulip Filled with Snow

Breaking Ground

April 9, 2017

Creating Space around the Edges

April 3, 2017
Jamie Ridler Committed Creative

10 Things I Want Committed Creatives to Know

March 26, 2017
Welcome Back from Your Creativity

10 Things I Want You to Know When You Are Discovering or Recovering Your Creative Heart

February 12, 2017

The Value of Your Creative Work

February 1, 2017

A New Year: New Creative Priorities

January 8, 2017

Five Steps on The Road to Success

November 20, 2016

Tending Our Energy Fire: Dial It Down

November 6, 2016
Journal Jamming

Hosting a Journal Jam

October 16, 2016

The Brave Uncertainty of Creating

September 17, 2016
Glitter Moose Photo Shoot

No Effort Is Wasted

July 24, 2016
Too Many Classes

Signed Up for Too Many Classes? 4 Tips to Get You Out of Overwhelm and Back to Learning and Enjoying Again!

July 17, 2016
Chihuly Boat

Finding Inspiration: Chihuly

July 10, 2016
Come to Your Art

The Shocking Truth: I Don’t Care If You Make Money at Your Art!

June 19, 2016

Catch-Up & Muster

June 12, 2016
Scout Helps Me Journal

7 Strategies for When You Have No Ideas or Inspiration

May 22, 2016
Messy Desk

Too Many Ideas? How to Choose not Lose.

May 20, 2016
You need to Create

Why You Simply Must Create

April 24, 2016
Sloth T-Shirt

Fall in Love with the Process; Fall in Love with Your Life

April 17, 2016

Studio Diaries 10: Photography, Comics & Crystallizing Moments

April 14, 2016
Bedside Table

Studio Diaries 9: Snow, Sickness & Good Reading

April 7, 2016
Follow the Stars

The Secret to Following Your Dreams

April 3, 2016
Writing in the Morning

9 Reasons to Journal

March 29, 2016

7 Things to Do When You Just Don’t Know What to Do

March 27, 2016
Developing a Series

Studio Diaries 7: Spring, Series & Style

March 22, 2016
Dark Mornings

Studio Diaries eps 6: Early Mornings, a Kitten Update & The Way We See the World

March 17, 2016
Today You Got Better

Studio Diaries 5: Comfort Zones, Gardens & Quantity over Quality

March 10, 2016

Studio Diaries 4: Art Day, Journals & Robots

March 7, 2016
Justin & Shibumi

Studio Diaries: 3

March 3, 2016
Documenting my Fall

Studio Diaries: eps 2

March 2, 2016


February 17, 2016
Coffee Shop Date

Positive Productivity

January 31, 2016

What David Bowie, Choir! Choir! Choir! and Loss Taught Me About Art

January 24, 2016
Healing Your Art Wounds

Four Keys to Healing Your Art Wounds

January 17, 2016
Vision Card Creation

Making a Start

January 10, 2016
An Autumn Walk

The Simple Goodness of Ordinary

November 15, 2015

When There’s a Crack in the Works, Let the Fresh Air In

November 1, 2015

Costuming: Not Just for Halloween Anymore

October 31, 2015
Journal Showdown

Journal Showdown

October 18, 2015

The Magic of Listening – and How to Develop It

October 11, 2015
JRS Tarot & Creativity

The Tarot & Creativity

October 4, 2015
Creative Sparkler, Your Life is Your Studio

Creating the Season Ahead

September 21, 2015
Celebrating Summer

Celebrating the Summer that Was

September 14, 2015

Lifelong Learning: Create Your Own Curriculum

September 1, 2015

Art School: The Stories that Shattered; The Stories that Mattered

August 12, 2015

Be Brave, Creative Spirit

August 9, 2015
Art School Supplies

What Is It About Art School?

August 2, 2015
Nourish Your Self with Beauty

Nourish Your Self; Nourish Your Dreams

July 26, 2015
Salad Love by David Bez

I Heart Salad Love

July 15, 2015

When Life Is Unpredictable, Get Creative!

July 12, 2015
Cultivating Awareness at Jamie Ridler Studios

Cultivating Awareness

June 28, 2015
I'm Nervous in Guitar Class

The Vulnerability of Being Seen (or Why I’m Scared in Guitar Class and How I’m Getting Over It)

June 14, 2015

Creative Project: Creating a Capsule Wardrobe

June 7, 2015
Hard to Shine

Why Is It So Hard To Shine?

May 25, 2015
Art Rules

Art Rules

May 16, 2015
Choir in the Streets

Braving the Road to Belonging

May 3, 2015

Lessons in Journaling

April 26, 2015

Time Off for Type A’s – 5 Tips

April 12, 2015

Core Creative Practices

March 22, 2015

Creative Living Practice: Celebration

March 15, 2015

Creating Intimacy

February 22, 2015

Creativity & Optimism: The Power & The Pain

February 21, 2015

What To Do When You Feel Overwhelmed

February 15, 2015

Start Where You Are with What You Have

February 8, 2015
The Day Job Desk

Day Jobs & Creative Entrepreneurship

January 31, 2015

Make Way for Art Day

January 18, 2015
Love Today

Ten Ways to Love Today

December 7, 2014
Sparkler,Create a Moment.

Create a Studio Moment:
A Practice in Intentional Learning

December 3, 2014
Discover Your Magic Words

Discover Your Magic Words

November 22, 2014
Dahlia Unfolds #goodmorninggarden

How Long Does It Take to Make a Dream to Come True?

November 4, 2014
The Joy of Colouring

The Joy of Colour (ing)

October 28, 2014
Jamie's First Fabric

Learning to Sew: Braving the Fabric Store

October 22, 2014

Gratitude Rituals

October 13, 2014
Dancing Jesters in Ghent

Wake Up Your Creativity

September 28, 2014
Safe & Sound

Becoming a More Confident Traveller

September 15, 2014
Heart Mandala. Jamie Ridler Studios

Learning How to Draw a Mandala

September 9, 2014
Ideal Day: Jamie in Paris

Creating Your Ideal Day

August 23, 2014
On My Desk. Jamie Ridler Studios.

Remembering How to Play

August 16, 2014
On My Creative Desk. Jamie Ridler Studios.

Your Life in a Photo

August 9, 2014
Creative Chaos.

You Can’t Do It All (Don’t You Hate That?)

July 28, 2014
Choose a Boa

Our Choices; Our Lives

July 21, 2014
Come Alive at Jamie Ridler Studios

Creative Awakening & Your Relationships

July 14, 2014
Jamie and her cat, Jinx

Things I Know For Sure (and why it matters)

June 22, 2014
Jamie's High School Audition Photo

There’s Room for My Voice Too!

June 10, 2014
Paper Plate Art

Creativity, Feedback and Our Tender Hearts

June 8, 2014
I Am Ready

Create your Own Powerful Affirmations

June 2, 2014
Shannon Ridler Art Day

Welcoming Back Our Creative Selves

May 25, 2014
A Clock & Self-Trust

The Clock that Taught Me Self-Trust

May 18, 2014
Rest & Creativity

A Surprising Key to Creativity: Sleep

May 3, 2014
Creative Combinations

Expand Your Creative Thinking with Combinations

April 30, 2014

Don’t Make Your Dreams Wait

April 28, 2014
Safety in the Studio. Jamie Ridler Studios.

Safety in the Studio

April 22, 2014

Your Life Is Your Studio

April 19, 2014

Stop! Don’t Start Where You Are

April 12, 2014

Know Your Symbols

April 2, 2014

Fool’s Gold: Lessons the Fool Taught Me

April 1, 2014
Doodle by Jamie

I Made This: Getting Over My Fear of Drawing

March 31, 2014

Working with Focus Areas – And Free Focus Journal Sheets!

March 29, 2014
Finding Focus

Finding Focus & Knowing Your Priorities

March 26, 2014

Practice, Persistence & Improvement

March 21, 2014
Clear and Claim

Clear & Claim

October 1, 2013
Finding My Style

Raising My Standards

August 4, 2009

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