Hello

After a looooong time, here I am! 🙂

It’s been quite a ride this past year. Since my husband went to Germany (on business) it’s been hard and not that hard, sometimes good, sometimes horrible, but all in all it was a learning experience. That’s for sure.

I have two more months to wait for hubby to come home. Can’t wait to see him finally here!!!

Anyway, we were able to spend a month (last month) together in Hamburg, and it was wonderful! Hamburg is a beautiful town, with friendly people, gorgeous buildings, lots of greenery and parks. Meda also had a great time there. 🙂

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I have been working too, and I have a lot to show you, but not in this post. Let’s leave it for another one. I hope it won’t take another year, LOL!

Have a great time everyone! 🙂

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After a Long Time

I’m not sure how to start this post. It’s been so long, so many things happened (both good and bad) that now I just don’t know where to start.

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I’ve been writing and deleting who knows how many times.

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Well, this isn’t working, I just deleted half a page of text, so let me just tell you: after a period of almost nine months of shit I am finally back to my good old self. I can create again, I can blog again, I can do all kinds of things instead of just reading books and waiting for my husband to come home from his business trip to Germany (which started in November 2014 and should end in July 2016. !!!) The only good thing in all that time was MY trip to Germany. 🙂 I’ve stayed there for a month and a half in March/April. And here are the photos to prove it 🙂

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If you ask yourself why I’m standing like this (photo below) it’s because of Mr. Beethoven behind me. A pose for a great classical music.

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And of course, a Royal pose in front of a castle.

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And now, after hubby’s Summer break, he will leave for Germany again, and I will be here for a couple of months until I go to Hamburg to be with him. But I hope to make lots and lots of journals before I go. And to weave. And to blog. Well, we’ll see how it goes. But I will try, I promise.

 

 

 

The Flood

Maybe you saw it on the news, maybe you didn’t. I know that many people don’t even know where Serbia is, and that’s ok. It’s a small country in the Balkan, (and not in Africa as BBC reported at first!!!).

We had a LOT of rain for almost a week, and now the whole country is flooded. So much devastation. People lost lives, people lost their homes. Some of us were lucky to avoid the worst. Although it is not over yet, we are still waiting to see if the rivers are going to rise more or not.

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Words (or photos) can not describe how hard the situation is.

People are trying to help those in need and I am so proud when I see how fast we managed to collect food, clothes, blankets, water and many many other things that are desperately needed (baby food, diapers, soap…). I am proud of all those men who immediately stepped in to defend cities and villages from the water. I am proud of young people who are volunteering at the collective centers, delivering food and water and working so hard, always with the smile on their faces.

We still need help! If you can donate, here is a link for that:

http://www.mfin.gov.rs/newsitem.php?h=1&id=10281&change_lang=en

Thank you!!!

Beautiful Slovenia

I’m back! Home sweet home! It’s great to travel, but it’s always great to come home, right? I missed my studio and my hands became a bit restless. I need to make things, make art, bake and cook, and do all the things I love doing. Well, apart from ironing and vacuuming. I can live without that, no problem.:)

But what a wonderful vacation it was! Slovenia is a beautiful country! I enjoyed every minute there, but let me just show you the photos, you will see what I mean.

Gorgeous nature

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Lakes and mountains, everything I love.

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Lake Bled

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It may be from the 7th Century, but  jewelry is jewelry! 🙂

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Clothing now and then:

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Oohhh, handmade paper, quill and ink. Paradise!

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My favorite, Postojna Cave:

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It was absolutely amazing! I was blown away by the beauty of the cave and by forces of nature that made it!

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Us ❤

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Ljubljana is a lovely town. I especially loved the old part.

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My little journal is filled with memories. 🙂

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Have a great day/night everyone!

 

 

Before I Go

It’s time for traveling! We are going to visit the parents, travel to Slovenia, go to the mountains (no matter how bad the weather might be), and hopefully have a wonderful time! Yay! We have almost three weeks for all that, and with hubby working long hours lately, this is exactly what we needed. Time for fun and to just be together.

So I made a big bag for moi, and a small bag to go inside of a big one, for makeup and other lady’s things that a lady needs on her travels. 🙂

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The back

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And a small one

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I also made a travel journal, or better say I decorated a journal I made some time ago, added things to the cover, and a bit on the inside, just to make it more interesting. I didn’t have the time to make a completely new one, so this little thing came in handy. I like it.

It needs a title, which will be “Slovenia 2014”. 🙂

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It’s small, 6×3,5 inches, but it’s big enough for a five days trip.

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That’s it for now! See you soon! 🙂

Happy End

Another wonderful weekend was spent in the mountains with my parents. It was extremely hot here in Belgrade, so we had to escape.

It was like “Animal Planet” live! 🙂

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I live in a wonderful part of Belgrade which is full of parks and greenery, with Sava river just a hundred meters from my building. But for me it feels like it’s not a ‘true’ nature. Trees and birds seem so different in the mountains, more natural and free.

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Boots were a must there; when it’s warm, snakes come out! 🙂

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We found one (edible) mushroom, and gorgeous herbs for tea. Not bad. 🙂

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But most importantly, we have a little family in our yard! I’m not sure how these birds are called but they are so cute!

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They made the nest in a straw bag (with magazines), which hangs outside of the gazebo.

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At first my father didn’t want to remove the plastic “windows” because he didn’t want to scare the birds, but the birds (mom and dad) kept flying inside the gazebo and didn’t know how to come out because of the plastic.

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So he carefully started to take it down, trying not to stress the birdies too much. But, even though he had the best intentions, he accidently shook the bag, and the babies fell out of it. They could fly just a bit, so at least they were not hurt, but we were all so scared for them! I started collecting them and putting them back into the nest, but one baby flew a bit further and camouflaged so well in the grass, it took us quite a while to find it. My dad was so desperate to find it, and I wanted that little bird to be safe in the nest, not only for it’s own good, but also for my dad, because I knew he felt so guilty. But I found it, and put it back into the nest, which was an incredible relief for all of us! Then we waited a bit to see if the birds calmed down, and when they started feeding their young, and everything was ok again, we decided to go home and not disturb them anymore. A disaster avoided. I can’t describe how awful we all felt when those babies fell out of the nest. But everything is fine again, they will not be disturbed anymore. My parents are even postponing fixing the roof because of the birds.

So, it’s a happy ending. Four lives saved. And a good thing we have a dog who doesn’t have hunting skills, he just wanted to swim and wasn’t impressed with birds at all. 🙂

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A Little Break

Ten days out of the big city, concrete and traffic was just the thing I needed. We took our camera and headed to the mountains for a much needed break. No Internet, no cell phones, only a nice weather and a long walks in nature. Bliss!

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With an occasional visit to the historic sites and spas. 🙂

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Having fun with the new camera lenses, photographing gorgeous creatures and flowers:

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Jumping into the water 🙂

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Rolling in the grass:

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Beautiful Nature, calming and healing:

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It’s all about balance. Going to the mountains helps me feel relaxed and refreshed, and then I can go back to the city, work and other everyday things. But it always feels good to come back home. 🙂