Sunday is my favourite #6

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.

Hey Everyone,

Today’s post will be a bit different, because I spent a few days in Copenhagen, so on Sunday I actually spent my day with traveling and unpacking and catching up with my usual everyday stuff, so I did have a productive day, but it wasn’t that interesting, so I thought I’d rather share a few pictures with you about my trip πŸ™‚
The basic story behind this mini holiday: this was our first sister-trip with Fanni, my Sister. We were never able to afford this in the past, but finally we are grown-ups to do this now πŸ™‚ We didn’t even spend a lot on this, we found cheap flight tickets (it was already a bit chilly this time of the year in Copenhagen, but you know, cheap tickets for a little colder weather=totally worth it πŸ™‚ ), we found a room on airbnb, not a whole flat, but a lovely room in a lovely girl’s home (we just spent a few hours to sleep there anyway πŸ™‚ ), and we didn’t spend much on food, except coffee and pastries.. :))

IMG_9002great cafe, lovely staff, wonderful coffee, amazing cinnamon roll – everything just spot on.. we tried a few cafes, but this was our top favourite, it’s called
The Coffee Collective

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DSC_0104also we love walking and exploring things that way, which is always free πŸ™‚ (maybe just a bit rainy occasionally πŸ™‚ )

IMG_3684me…

DSC_0131the botanical garden is amazing too… definitely a must see – if you love parks and plants of course

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DSC_0164boat trip

DSC_0169Nyhavn

IMG_9113on Saturday it was raining like crazy, and unfortunately our shoes didn’t manage it too well, so instead of walking and seeing more undiscovered streets and beautiful houses, we visited Design Museum Danmark, and look at this beautiful embroidery…!

IMG_9144also amazing chairs…! (and my Sister πŸ™‚ )

IMG_9083and a light indigo and a light mustard house next to each other?
best two houses ever πŸ™‚

That’s it for today, I hope you’ve enjoyed this post πŸ™‚ If you are planning to visit Copenhagen, don’t hesitate to ask, not like I’m an expert, but maybe I can answer some questions.
Have a lovely week!

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Sunday is my favourite #5

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!

5:20Β Good morning coffee and organising thoughts πŸ™‚

5:40 – 7:00Β Finishing some greeting card designs for my agent.

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast and clearing up the room for the day πŸ™‚

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 πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

10:00 – 11:00Β 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 πŸ™‚

11:00 – 11:30Β Coffee and snack πŸ™‚

this is the whole set of ceramics Aston Pottery made with my
watercolour robins on for Kew Gardens πŸ™‚

11:30 – 15:00Β 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 Β 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 πŸ™‚ (more info about that next week πŸ™‚ )

15:00 – 15:30Β Lunch

15:30 – 18:00Β 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…) πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

18:00 – 20:00Β Researching and sketching for a new commission, I can show you a little bit, I think πŸ™‚

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 πŸ˜‰ )

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