Thursday

I was wondering...


I was wondering... What do you do? -that is when you don't hang around the internet reading blogs -or maybe what you should be doing, when you are reading blogs? What i should be doing right now is studying for my exam in Php and Mysql - and for my exam in dynamic webdesign. Im studying for my masters in digital design and communication. I also have a job as a web assistant at the danish ministry of culture + im working on something that im gonna tell you about soon.
So
What do you do?

▶ Sandra: no no no -they were swallows! im sure!!
▶ Lina: Ha ha -yeah of course!
▶ Irene: Yeah its nice to mix it up
▶ Alice: No i don't - i have to look that up
▶ Bukay Alkan: Im so happy D got it for christmas
▶ Magdaloony: Its ten at night and i want brunch!
▶ Tambourine Sam: ha ha -godt mentalt billede
▶ Masako: Thank you -i actually made the rye because i found out i had run out of wheat flour
▶ Lisen: I should try that!
▶ Jayne: Those buildings are very copenhagen
▶ Izzy: Thank you for your sweet comment!
▶ Alex: Izzy reminded me that the bird feeder is called Born in Sweden
▶ Galiana street: I really haven't seen anything like this one -and its made for kids. But there are a lot of great dog houses out there

59 comments:

Lost Bird Found said...

I am a graphic and textile designer. I am a mother. I am the president of a non profit that give money for preschool scholarships. I usually wait a few weeks and then read all my favorite blogs at once, like a magazine. You are one of my very favorites.

Maren Elisabeth said...

I read books and I play with the cats. There's really nothing I should be doing, but I feel bad whenever a few day passes without any reading.

Anki said...

I work as a creative entrepreneur and social worker.

Anki said...

Oh, and I'm a mother of course... and a partner, a runner, a blogger... etc. ;)

jessica said...

just finished a phd in post-war planning...now i make people coffee by day, and in my studio by weekend.

Anonymous said...

mother, the other, product designer, rock climber, shopper, ebayer, cook-er?, londoner but northerner, knitter, drinker and a tinker

charlotte said...

i love little my :)
so, i am a freelance writer. i write for websites and do a lot of internal communications for large companies. when i'm not doing that, i rescue old furniture, do upholstery and take a lot of photos. that's what i love the most.

stuffedmice said...

At the moment, I' working as a freelance photographer and a mental health worker. I'm also volunteering as a graphic designer for a local magazine. Other than that, I'm fundraising for my Big Dream overseas work project (which feels like a job at times). Manic/depressive all the way;)

Vibeke Hoie said...

I usually draw when I am not busy being a mother, or working on commissioned project ! Very nice blog! Good luck with you secret project!

;) vibeke

myblognest.com said...

I'm a media worker (tv and web) and mother of Tove, two years old, and Agnes, six months old. At the moment I’m on parental leave!

Ciao/ Emilia

Flora said...

I'm part time practitioner/trainer of a self development clothing-based method I co-created with a psychotherapist, and part time freelance illustrator. I'm full-time happy :) I can't wait to read about your project!

fifi said...

i'm a mummy, craft enthusiast and blogger. reading blogs is my time to escape during the day! gives me a feeling like there are so many out there the same as me!

rotsax said...

I'm a European culture historian and mother of Thomas,fifteen months old.At the moment, i'm not working-in Greece is very difficult to find a daycare and job,too!!!For this reason, i have much time to watch films and theater(sometimes i write film-critic of free press),read blogs,books,swimming,cooking!
Good luck with your exams :)

mille said...

architectural student, not a mom or maybe not even in the same age bracket, but i love reading about your life, family, cooking etc. say hi to rufus! and post more stuff about amager, i just moved here and i'm not sure i'm digging it yet...

Jayne said...

I am a mere student, also studying for exams (but not really, as I'm finding your blog too distracting at the moment!)

Lien said...

I am a Researcher for a corporate by day. Knitter, crafter, runner and now home decorator (as I try to furnish our new house). I love reading blogs as my way of escaping from the boring Finance industry. I'm married to a Dane so love reading Danish blogs as I like to get ideas on what to do when we go to Denmark next.

april said...

sounds very very interesting what you're doing. and i'm especially curious in what you are working on......i'm a mother of 4 and i'm working in a collective that manages a cultural center in switzerland. and i'm studying at a yoga university, started teaching yoga twice a week. and should practice sun salutations instead of blogging ;-) i'm dreaming about a big travel around the world for indefinite time with my family and working as a dj when my kids are a bit more grown up. happy day ♥

Ida said...

I am an architect at a big firm in Malmö, and I start every day by reading through my blogroll. Inspiration is very important. :)

Ella said...

I run a web shop and a record company together with my boy friend. We also have a band and DJ together. I also try to break through as an illustrator and film maker. And consider becoming an interaction designer, for money.

kadhysign said...

i'm a 6-week-old-mom. my little boy is sleeping, playing or just watching at me when i'm reading blogs. i love my new mama-job! but our appartment is, what i should do.. i'm a graphic designer and my new job as household-responsible is not yet my favorite.. :-)

Bonjour Johanna said...

I just stood up, checking my mail and reading your blog. I have a huge list of things to do today for my exhibition. I'm a bit stressed but the sun is shining in Berlin :)

I wish you a nice day and a nice weekend.

Marie said...

I study comparative literature at the University of Copenhagen, at the moment my exam are close to killing me but also soon over and and done with. While studying I tend to read blogs as procrastination, unfortunatly. Happy friday!

Saga said...

Jag var hos tandläkaren igår och fyllde i en lapp där man skulle uppge yrke/sysselsättning. Jag skrev för första gången illustratör istället för student och kände mig lite fnissig, och glad. Slutade skolan förra veckan, och ska vara ledig ledig ledig i sommar. Hänga i vår trädgård, och bada. Och läsa så många bloggar jag vill! Sen till hösten ska jag starta företag och försöka bli illustratör "på riktigt".

Ida said...

I'm a web developer. I do html/css/js/actionscript at a web agency in Stockholm.

Bantik said...

I just graduated from Art school!!!
Now I'm going to go look for a new dress for my holiday by the sea!

gracia said...

What do I do? When not working on my own artwork, I do design work for galleries and teach painting to students via long distance study. Today I have been assessing student works and language escapes me... zzzz

Fenke said...

exactly right now, i am just enjoying some quite time while my son is sleeping surprisingly long. on other days i am taking care of him and trying to keep up my work as a designer for fashion accessories.. preparing for a presentation in july! and now he woke up, so good bye... :-)

lisen said...

I like to read this, didnt know exactly what you were doing actually! :)

I'm working with kurt & kio book 3 right now, drinking coffee, listening to the radio and waiting for the rain to come. stina lays behind me, taking a play-break with her new toy.

have a nice weekend!!

Thale said...

I am a web producer in a communication house (Dinamo, Norway).

lundt said...

quite interesting to read what you and us readers do! i mention a lot of mothers and designers <3
i work as social worker at an university-project focussing on old people, study for my masters in social work and human rights and make music. and of course all the rest.

chrrristine said...

hi mette! I'm an architect by day, which is only sometimes a creative job, there's also lots of organizing and no-so-nice office work... in my free time I do stuff around our new apartment (three months and we're nowhere near getting rid of all the boxes), I just started sewing more stuff for myself again, and I try to not spend too much time in front of the computer since that's where I spend 90% of my work day. at the weekends we've been doing bike trips to get to know our new city and surroundings, and to see some trees, fields and cows (I tend to forget they exist if I don't leave the city once in a while).
Your master sounds really interesting, I don't think I knew what exactly you were studying.

Lisbeth said...

I have followed your beautiful and inspiring blog every now and then for a few years now.
I'm a happy mom of a 3 years old daughter. I worked as a graphic designer for about 5 years, then studied architecture for my bachelors degree and now I'm styding my master, and here comes the odd part - I'm actually studying the same thing as you, on the same school! I have never noticed you at school though, maybe I have my head in the sky too often :)
Good luck with your exam - maybe I'll actually see you at school next semester!

hannah said...

i live in paris and take care of children, and then in october i will go back to berlin and study art history :) it's cool to know what you do!

Renske Pronk said...

My job sounds quite boring compared to you creative people. I work as an office manager at an accounting office. I love to cook and write about and photograph food. And I live in Amsterdam, so there are a lot of fun things to fill my weekends and evenings with.

Julie said...

I work in an open air museum where I organize workshops based on traditional crafts and other fun stuff for kids. In my spare time I sew, cook and read (a lot of) blogs. Love yours btw!

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cheeruppooky said...

i'm an aeronautical specialist, taking part in flight planning process.
when i'm not at work i'm reading books, riding a bike, baking cakes, making photos, birdwatching, practicing joga, etc.
right now i should work ;)

mamutopia said...

Hi, I'm a librarian and studying graphic design. And I love the triangles in your blog lay-out :) Nice weekend to you!

sofie said...

i'm an architecture student, currently studying for exams (right now i'm learning all about metal constructions, which is really as interesting as it sounds haha. it's usually very interesting/fun though!)

stephanie said...

i am a librarian and amateur photographer.

kate said...

i live in los angeles with my brother and sister. i work part time as an assistant at a letterpress studio. i spend time reading, making notes on what i read, making eggs, and sleeping.

schorlemädchen said...

Hi Mette...I am Maria and I work at Google, before that I worked for H&M in as advertising project leader...but with my move to Sydney I also needed to change my job as they don't have H&M down here. I am living all my creative spirit in my spare time..which I something I sometimes miss..a more creative job...
Your job sounds super interesting...

jana said...

hello mette! it's nice to know what you are studying.
i'm studying architecture in barcelona. i decided that quite late, after starting art/design at another school and thinking i needed something more. i didn't expect that it would take me so many full-time years...in the mornings i work at my faculty's international office. i miss having more free time to do other things i love and i'm looking forward to finishing school next year. no idea what i will do afterwards though, but i kind of like that.

ania said...

i'm polish but my dream was to go to italy. and here i am, since more or less 4 months i live in rome working in a gallery. i'm evs volunteer and my project will finish in july but i'm sure wanna stay here. finished fine arts so i draw and make jewellery in my free time. maybe i could work like this here?... who knows. really everything is possile.
lovely blog btw :)

cis said...

i'm a student of scandinavian and german language and literature, so i learn swedish and icelandic. but i'm also very interested in denmark and think about starting to learn danish as well. my current job is working as a receptionist at a coiffeur and in my freetime i love reading books, blogs and listening to good music as well as visiting great concerts. we probably share the love to good coffee and mumin-stuff, i found your blog months ago because of the mumin-can you blogged about. finally - like all the others i really like your blog!

basic said...

i live in toronto and work in a music library. my spare time is spent blogging, running a netlabel and hanging out with friends. basic_sounds.blogspot.com / basicsounds.ca

alice said...

i work for a small stationery studio, helping things run! i am relatively recently out of school and studied international affairs so this is a fun departure from the more serious political work i studied for.

i know i need to go back to get my masters- but i am torn between public health and design. there must be something in the middle...

Elitsa said...

Hi there. I'm a lawyer, and I also have a small online and wholesale business trading in bio, ecological and organic products, mostly for childrem and women (latanier.com). I also have a one-person translation agency :)

Hanna Päivikki said...

hei!
i don't comment here much (maybe once before!) but i like to visit here a lot. and this is interesting! the question and the answers. very inspiring.

i work as an illustrator and graphic/textile designer and with my own art a little bit too, everything as a freelancer. i hope i'll graduate next spring as a master of arts (i study in graphic design department). i have to decide what my thesis will be about and i'm in a bit of a hurry with that. i hope i know how to work and go towards my dreams, even if i don't always know exactly what they are.

valentina said...

Hi Mette!i'm a fashion editor here in italy

Eva / Sycamore Street Press said...

Since having a baby 7 months ago, the majority of my time is devoted to caring for her. But I've also owned a small letterpress company for the last few years. I illustrate the designs for one of three lines that we carry, but it seems like I have to spend much more time dealing with paper work, etc... all the minutae that goes into running a business. Not that I'm complaining, though, because overall, I love what I do.

alice said...

What a variety of different things your readers do! :) I manage digital media projects for a well known publisher.

nadja said...

I am an architect. I am a mother. And I love wine, dresses and music. An my man. Among other thing.

sian kellaway said...

i'm a mama, an artist, a look-into-skips-for-interesting-stuff-er and a terrible housewife.

synnøvemo/news said...

On my new collection of print dresses. synnovemo.com
working in photoshop on the computer, so surfing is not far away.... But in my mind it is labelled inspiration so then I do not feel so guilty about it... just a bit...

frausieben said...

Oh hi, this is very interesting to read :) I work in a small digital agency which was founded by some friends of mine. We are a really small team and don't have any interns, so all of us have to do "everything". It is a nice mix of webdesign, "real" design, flash, some more technical stuff, organising etc. I love taking photos, exploring cities & nature, and I love to go camping with our vw bus. And I am planning to get more creative in my free time again!

ave said...

I´m an artist (on hold), designstudent (on hold). And proud café owner. Finding inspiration trough other creative people, and planing for the future,

susan said...

I like to look at your blog for design, and the fresh look. I'm a shopkeeper and a weaver, and I love graphic design, coffee, conversation. My own 3 kids are just grown up, and moved away, so I have a lot of time to work! My store and workshop are on my farm in Wisconsin

Denise | Chez Danisse said...

I write. I suppose I am writing right now, but we can't count blog commenting now can we. Off I go!