Sunday is my favourite #3

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.

Hi Everyone – I am wondering if anyone reads this blog at all actually..? Well, I decided to write it mainly because of myself, and it’s good for me to have this every Sunday to take care of, but if there would be readers also, I would make some tutorials, step by steps, so useful things too πŸ™‚

So please, if you’re around, let me know if you’d be interested in that kind of thing – if you want, you can even leave some things you’d like me to talk about!

But for now let’s get back to the normal Sunday post! I have skipped last Sunday, because I was at home in Hungary, and I didn’t feel like writing – and because this blog is made for fun, I did not want to force myself to write just because it was ‘Sunday-is-my-favourite-day’. But here I am today πŸ™‚
I have written a strict to-do-list for myself yesterday – that is important so I can make the most of my day, time limit is definitely useful for me, otherwise I keep checking what’s happening on Instagram for example.. πŸ™‚
So I got up at 4:30 – because as you know now, Sundays are my favourite, and I am the most active in the mornings, and I already had this list yay πŸ™‚ I think I’m actually going to write the blogpost based on my list with the timings – it might be useful for you as well!

4:30 – 5:00Β Coffee and Frannerd’s newest video.Β I love her videos, very easygoing, but very useful!

5:00 – 7:00 Adjusting some work as requested, then writing this post. Doing some research (bus timetable checking and things like that) and writing some emails.

viktoria.rodek.illustration.christmas.sundayismyfav3.01..jpgOne of my latest card-designs, part of my 2017 Christmas range, but I was told it’s not very christmassy, and I think I have to agree, so I changed it to a birthday card. I hope it will be christmassy enough together with the stickers I am going to print, so the whole collection with snowflakes and things like that will be better πŸ™‚

7:00 – 8:00 Breakfast – washing up from yesterday before it, that’s why I need a whole hour.. oops.

8:00 – 9:00 Talking to my Mum and organising the flat – it’s always a mess by Sunday (ok, let’s be fair to my FiancΓ©, my stuff is a mess, he’s fine, but also he has a lot less stuff to keep organised in my defence πŸ™‚ )

9:00 – 12:00 Working on a commission (a label for jars of homemade goodies like jam, dried herbs – I love these things πŸ™‚ ) and developing my Christmas stickers.

12:00 – 13:00Β Talking to my Sister, lunch, little bit of reading (Harry Potter of course..).

13:00 – 14:00Β Relaxing time – mainly because early afternoon is my weakest time, I cannot function properly, so I am unable to work, I have to do either cleaning or relaxing. Usually even longer, but I always try to fix this problem with another cup of coffee πŸ™‚

14:00. Reviewing my to-do-list, trying to sort out when to finish my half-finished things. I’ve got still 6 hours to go, until my Love’s coming home from work, so I have to use these hours well.

experimenting with my new shiny golden acrylic paint πŸ™‚ (I know you cannot really tell it is shiny, but it is πŸ™‚ )

more indigo in my sketchbook. see the previous one here

18:00 – 19:00 Talking to a Friend and my Dad and organising a bit more – the flat is still a mess….. But during organising, I realised I want to bake a cake… So I did.. πŸ™‚ No photo though, because it’s getting too dark too soon.

19:00 – 20:00 Finishing this blogpost, uploading to my insta-stories.

20:00.Β Dinner and probably a bit more drawing.. πŸ™‚ And tomorrow – exciting day, stay tuned on my insta-page!

That’s it for today, I hope you’ve had a lovely Sunday, and if you liked my post, check my blog in a week as well! Also as I have written in the beginning, do let me know if you’d like some tutorials, tips, anything really πŸ™‚

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Sunday is my favourite #2

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.

The most interesting, I said? Well, not this one unfortunately.. probably most of us (women in this case) know what period pain is. But I think the main problem with it is not just the unbearable pain itself, but that men cannot understand. (this might sound a bit feminist, but if you can get to the end, you’ll see it’s not even that. I’d just like everyone to be equally respected) And I can’t even complain, because my Love knows he has no idea how bad it could be, but he can imagine based on how I look like. But the men who do not appreciate their wives, the ones who think women worth less… just makes me fuming. Just because we are less strong physically, we are not able to lift up as much as men do (well, in general, you know what I mean), it doesn’t mean we are less strong people. Between the age of 15-60 we have to deal with monthly period pain, giving birth, menopause. And they all come with mood swings, spots, cravings etc. every single month. And they dare to say tampax and sanitary pad is a luxury product! Also that a person Β in general suffers from serious pain in twentysomething hours in a lifetime…! Must be all men coming up with these ideas..

I’m sorry about this post, this blog is about fun stuff, tips, illustration, but also about me, and this is me too. And do not get me wrong, I’m not saying, women are more than men either. I just hate when they think they are more than us. (however they all come from mothers, right..?)
No, there are as many good, worthy or useless, rude women as men. How much we worth does not depend on our gender, but how good persons we are.

Anyway! Let’s get back to business, shall we? πŸ™‚ So there was some fun stuff today too, don’t worry, I am quite a complainer (like all the Hungarians, it’s in our blood πŸ™‚ ), but I am trying to develop πŸ™‚ So even though I’m in pain, and I had to cancel the original plans (going to Columbia Road Flowers Market), I met my Sister for a coffee (where I didn’t have to move much πŸ™‚ ).

Our favourite place to go to Sunday mornings, when we don’t have any other plans is one of the Nordic Bakeries. It’s quiet early in the morning, they have lovely pastries, great coffee, and we need nothing more for our few hours chat with my Sister πŸ™‚

I also worked on some of my ideas, I’ll show you below, but not much, because I had to pack for travelling home. So next Sunday, post is coming from Hungary, probably with not much drawing and painting, but more cakes and dogs πŸ™‚

working on an indigo collection


wreath, text will be placed inside later


and a thank you card for someone who helped me getting my first proper, big commission

That’s it for today, I hope you’ve had a lovely Sunday, and if you liked my post, check my blog in a week as well! And if my plans are going well, soon there will be another series with some tutorials and tips. We’ll see.

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