The most interesting day of the week for me is always Sunday. That is my first day-off from my normal day-job, which means the first proper working day as an illustrator and surface pattern designer. So if I am able to, I like to start it early, do a bit of work and then follow the rest of my plans – which is usually more work or meeting my Sister.
I thought I’d make a series about how my Sundays look like, and the reasons for that:
* I have a really bad memory, so I’d like to have sg like a diary, but I cannot do that on paper, because I’d love to insert photos, but my printer is broken..
* Also I’d like to share useful things with you, like how to make yourself happy with a tiny thing (e.g. the joy of making a cup of coffee), places to visit (mostly in London, because I live here), what books or blogs to read etc.
I think I’m going to write the blogpost based on my list with the timings again – it might be useful for you as well to use a this kind of schedule if you like to procrastinate or you just often don’t know where your time disappeared!
5:20 Good morning coffee and organising thoughts 🙂
5:40 – 7:00 Finishing some greeting card designs for my agent.
7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast and clearing up the room for the day 🙂
8:00 – 9:00 Talking to my Mum. That’s my Sunday routine, I like having this kind of habits, it gives me stability.
9:00 – 10:00 Talking to my Dad. And getting some photo lessons on Facetime, because he loves taking photos, he explains really well, and I am a moron 🙂 Our lense was broken, so we needed a new one, and we bought one step better, so now I really want to learn some information to use it well. Look at this baby 🙂
10:00 – 11:00 Talking to my Sister and going to the Farmer’s Market. (I don’t talk always this much on the phone, usually I do not call my family all in one day, but Sundays are different, that’s when we have time to see each other too.) Also, I have written a little bit of my opinion about Farmer’s Markets here if you fancy reading it 🙂
11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and snack 🙂
this is the whole set of ceramics Aston Pottery made with my
watercolour robins on for Kew Gardens 🙂
11:30 – 15:00 INKTOBER starts today! I have never participated before, but this year I thought It will be a good practice, because I love colours so much, I need to focus more on the shapes now and reduce the colours, at least for a month. And I have actually been in love with indigo for a while anyway, I decided to use indigo for this project too.
So I have painted today’s page and I have made some sketches for the next ones – because I am such a slow gal when it comes to painting, I cannot let myself do the thinking, sketching and painting all in one day each day for the whole month, because as you may know I have a dayjob as well. I am also going away for a few days, so I need to think in advance 🙂 (more info about that next week 🙂 )
15:00 – 15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 18:00 Trying some new recipes, making some surprise food for my Love, because he has to be on a special diet, so it’s always a challenge what ha can eat, the list is very-very short, so often he looks around, and then eats nothing instead, because it’s just so boring. Also it’s definitely going to be a nice surprise because I don’t like cooking or baking… (baking is a slightly better…) 🙂 But this time I made some veggie crisps and apple twists. None of them is perfect but the enthusiasm of trying something makes it better, I believe 🙂
18:00 – 20:00 Researching and sketching for a new commission, I can show you a little bit, I think 🙂
That’s it for today, I hope you’ve had a nice Sunday, and if you liked my post, come back in a week as well! (probably I will post the next of this series on Monday though, because I won’t have time on Sunday! But I might have a post in between too, you never know 😉 )