ponedeljek, 30. december 2013

Na pragu 2014

Januar 13 se je začel s temle sončnim zahodom. Leto je vsebovalo vse, kar je na sliki in kar je  stkano v platno življenja:
- žareče trenutke, ki pogrejejo srce,
- mirno in vedro jasnino neba,
- temne in nizke udarce.

Okrog naše reke brnijo stroji in nenadoma ne sme več teči čisto tam, kjer je bila navajena. Njen tok se ne da motiti in s sabo odnaša take in drugačne spomine in podobe.

Tiho, pomirjujoče šumenje bo prineslo in odneslo tudi leto 2014. Naj bo mirno, zabavno, zdravo, barvito in polno iskrivih trenutkov, ki dajo moč in zagon.
Upam, da bo k temu malce pripomogla tudi kaka objava v Mlinu.
Srečno!


ponedeljek, 23. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 23 in 24





Kdor nima Božiča v srcu, ga ne bo nikoli našel pod jelko. (Roy L. Smith)

Mir je ... strmenje v zvezde, ko si gotov, da poznaš Stvarnika;
... zaspati brez strahu za prihodnji dan;
... mirnost v srcu sredi morja težav;
... umirjen um sredi besnečega sveta. (neznani)

BLAGOSLOVLJEN BOŽIČ!

nedelja, 22. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 22



Na 19. rojstni dan druge hčerke samo ena misel o rojstvu.
"Ko si prišel, si jokal in vsi ostali so se veselo smejali, ko boš odšel, pojdi z nasmehom in naj ostali jokajo za tabo." (Rabindranath Tagore)


“When you came you cried and everybody smiled with joy; when you go smile and let the world cry for you.”  (Rabindranath Tagore)

sobota, 21. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 21



V moji glavi je pojem angeli najtesneje povezan s pojmom prijatelj. Nimam jih veliko, a imam prave. Zgornji voščilnici sta za dve izmed njih.
" Mnogo ljudi se želi voziti s tabo v limuzini, a potrebuješ nekoga, ki se bo šel s tabo na avtobus, ko se limuzina pokvari." (Oprah Winfrey)
"Ko se pošteno vprašamo, kdo nam v življenju največ pomeni, ugotovimo, da so to tisti, ki namesto, da bi delili nasvete, rešitve in zdravila, raje delijo našo bolečino in na naše rane polagajo toplo in nežno roko." (Henri Nouwen)


Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.  (Oprah Winfrey)
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. (Henri Nouwen) 

petek, 20. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 20



Tudi angeli so neobhodni del Božiča. Ker jih na mojih letošnjih voščilnicah ni, naj jim bo namenjena ta objava - poleg tega, da toplo priporočam knjigo "Angeli" Anselma Grüna.

"Angelska krila se pogosto nahajajo na hrbtih ljudi, za katere se nam to zdi najmanj verjetno.".(Eric Honeycutt)
"Zlati trenutki  v reki življenja spolzijo mimo nas in vidimo zgolj pesek; angeli nas obiskujejo, zavemo pa se jih šele, ko jih ni več." (George Elliot)


The wings of angels are often found on the backs of the least likely people.  ~Eric Honeycutt

The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us and we see nothing but sand; the angels come to visit us, and we only know them when they are gone.  ~George Elliot

četrtek, 19. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 19


Voščilnice so končno pripravljene na oddajo. Pozno, pa s težavo so mi šle od rok. Včasih se sprašujem ali ima to izrekanje želja res smisel - sama jih z veseljem sprejmem od tistih, ki so ob meni in zares z mano skozi celo leto ali pa so bili neko obdobje v preteklosti. Retoriko, ki se pojavi le za praznike, pa vedno teže prenašam. Zato danes nekaj o željah.

"Ne moreš prečkati morja, če zgolj stojiš ob vodi in strmiš vanjo. Ne vdajaj se praznim željam." (Laurence J. Peter)
"Modra ženska želi biti nikogaršnja sovražnica, pa tudi nikogaršnja žrtev." (Maya Angelou)


"A wise woman wishes to be no one's enemy; a wise woman refuses to be anyone's victim." (Maya Angelou)
"You can't cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water. Don't let yourself indulge in vain wishes."    Laurence J. Peter       

sreda, 18. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 18


V Božičnih voščilih se pogosto omenja veselje.
"Vez, ki te veže s tvojo resnično družino, ni vez krvi, ampak vez spoštovanja in veselja drug nad drugim." (Richard Bach)
"Žalost je zadostna sama sebi, da pa izkusimo veselje v polnosti, moramo imeti nekoga, s katerim ga delimo." (Mark Twain)


"The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other's life."   (Richard Bach)
"Grief can take care of itself, but to get the full value of a joy you must have somebody to divide it with."  (Mark Twain)


torek, 17. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 17





Še zadnji poli izdelek za letos - japonska zapestnica. Drugače sem si jo zamišljala in nagajalo mi je kup stvari, na koncu pa mi je všeč v vsej nedodelanosti. Japonski motivi so čudoviti - čisti in preprosti.
"Življenje je v resnici preprosto, mi pa ga vztrajno zapletamo." (Konfucij)
"Katerikoli bister norec lahko naredi stvari večje, bolj zapletene, bolj vsiljive. Potreben pa je kanček genialnosti in veliko poguma, da se premaknemo v nasprotno smer." (E.F.Schumacher)

“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.”  (Confucius)

“Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius — and a lot of courage to move in the opposite direction.”  (E.F. Schumacher)

ponedeljek, 16. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 16

V ušesih mi še zvenijo angelsko ubrani glasovi s koncerta dekliškega gimnazijskega zbora in zato danes nekaj o petju.
" Če že ne morem leteti, naj vsaj pojem." (Stephen Sondheim)
"Kdor poje, odžene bridkosti." (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)

"If I cannot fly, let me sing." (Stephen Sondheim)
" He who sings scares away his woes." (Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra)


nedelja, 15. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 15

Čas je za pripravo okraskov. Cilj 2013 je bil naplesti dovolj okraskov za celo smrečico. Ko sem jih fotografirala, sem ugotovila, da sem še kar daleč od tega. Mogoče mi uspe v 2014...

" Gre za to, da uveljavljenih mnenj sveta ne vzamemo za svojo zvezdo vodnico, ampak gremo po svoji poti in nezmotljivo delamo ter ne pustimo, da nas neuspeh pobije ali odobravanje zapelje." Gustav Mahler

Time to prepare Christmas tree ornaments. One of 2013 goals was to knit enough decorations to fill the whole tree,but a week before the holidays I am very far from that. To be continued in 2014... 

"The point is not to take the world's opinion as a guiding star but to go one's way in life and working unerringly, neither depressed by failure nor seduced by applause."  Gustav Mahler



sobota, 14. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 14



Še pospravljam po računalniku in bom še dolgo. Tako sem našla še zadnje tri kvačkane blazine, na kateremo se vržemo, ko smo utrujeni.
"Vsi deli telesa se konec koncev utrudijo razen jezika." Konrad Adenauer
"Če vidiš celoto, se vedno zdi, da je lepa. Planeti, življenje... Ampak od blizu je svet le prah in skale. Iz dneva v dan je življenje trdo delo, utrudiš se, ne vidiš več celote." Ursula K. Le Guin

I'm still sorting my computer files and photos. I haven't posted my three crocheted cushions made in summer yet. When we are tired we literally fall on them. 

"All parts of the human body get tired eventually - except the tongue."Konrad Adenauer
"If you see a whole thing - it seems that it's always beautiful. Planets, lives... But up close a world's all dirt and rocks. And day to day, life's a hard job, you get tired, you lose the pattern." Ursula K. Le Guin

petek, 13. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 12 in 13/ Creative craft photo December 13

CRAFT GOALS FOR 2014 AND ADVENT DAY 13

I don't like making new year's resolutions because I know I won't stick to them for long. But one has to think about goals from time to time. My first craft goal is to keep filling my jewellery sketchbook. The one in the photo is brand new - I started it a month ago. The second goal is to actually make as many pieces of jewellery as possible. In 2013 I was much much better than in 2012 and hopefully the trend will continue in 2014.

The next goal is to fill this beautiful notebook with inspirational images and mood boards.


I started reorganizing my polymer clay corner a year and a half ago. I haven't done much - almost all the boxes in the photo are empty and I am too embarrassed to show the chaos below the shelves. The last craft goal is to finish the reorganization effectively and quickly.

Perseverance is failing 19 times and succeeding the 20th.   Julie Andrews
Perseverance is not a long race; it is many short races one after the other. Walter Elliot

ADVENT IZ DNEVA V DAN 12
Panika - zadnji čas je za oddajo 40 in več voščilnic, narejenih imam ubogih 5 (ki so predvsem poskusne), ves material in ideje pripravljene, pa morje testov moram oceniti. Pester vikend je pred mano.
My cards should be posted soon and I've made 5 out of more than 40. I have also lots of tests to mark. It's going to be a busy weekend.
“Don't spend time beating on a wall, hoping to transform it into a door. ”  Coco Chanel

“It has been said, 'time heals all wounds.' I do not agree. The wounds remain. In time, the mind, protecting its sanity, covers them with scar tissue and the pain lessens. But it is never gone.”  Rose Kennedy

Have a nice weekend,
Kristina

sreda, 11. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 11

Čudovito izgledajo, a so prazna, pripravljena za sceno Božičnih koncertov. Pogled se  vedno znova pričakujoče ustavi na njih - žal pa je tako tudi med ljudmi.
"Stvari ne ocenjujemo po tem, kar so, ampak po tem, kar se zdijo. Večino stvari presojamo po zunanjem izgledu." (Baltasar Gracian)
"Včasih lekcije, ki nam jih daje življenje, k nam prispejo v čudni embalaži." (Dar Williams)

They look wonderful, but they are empty - just props for my daughter's Christmas concerts. We still think for a moment they are real every time we pass. Unfortunately, the same happens among people.

"Sometimes life gives us lessons sent in ridiculous packaging."  Dar Williams
"Things do not pass for what they are, but for what they seem. Most things are judged by their jackets."  Baltasar Gracian



torek, 10. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 10




Utrjevanje in ponavljanje - Bettinine tehnike zapestnice in ponarejene keramike Iris Mishly.
Barve so jesenske in ker je uradno še jesen, dve misli o tem.
"Jesen... zadnji, najlepši smehljaj leta." (William Cullen Bryant)
"Jesen je druga pomlad, ko vsak list postane cvet." (Albert Camus)

Let's revise - Bettina's hinged bracelet technique and Iris Mishly's faux ceramic. The colours make me think of autumn. As it is still autumn, there  are two quotes about it.

“Autumn...the year's last, loveliest smile.”  William Cullen Bryant
“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.”  Albert Camus



ponedeljek, 09. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 9


V teh dneh sem napolnila šesti zvezek idej za nakit. Novi se je že začel polniti na delavnici Bettine Welker. Letos sem lahko kar ponosna, saj sem vztrajno pisala in risala, čeprav je le najmanjši delček teh idej ugledal luč sveta. Trije deli predstavljajo tri leta - zgornji leto 11 od aprila dalje, srednji 2012 in spodnji, največji, ideje 2013. Dober občutek je, imam pa veliko željo, da bi v 2014 napolnila debeli sedmi zvezek.
" Samo tisti, ki poskušajo absurdno, dosežejo nemogoče." (Albert Einstein)

I've just completely filled my polymer jewellery sketchbook number six and I am very satisfied and proud. The upper portion in the second photo contains ideas from April to December 2011, the middle one represents 2012 and the bottom one, the thickest one, is from 2013. I'll do my best in 2014 to fill another thick book, even if only few of these ideas get realized.
“Only those who attempt the absurd can achieve the impossible.”  (Albert Einstein)

nedelja, 08. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 7 in 8

Advent iz dneva v dan 8

Današnja tema je izbira - vsak dan moramo neštetokrat izbirati med številnimi možnostmi na vseh ravneh in to je lahko zelo naporno.
"Izbrala sem...
da bom živela tako, kot se bom odločila in ne na slepo srečo;
da se bom spreminjala in ne izgovarjala;
da bom motivirana in se ne pustila manipulirati;
da bom uporabna in ne izrabljena;
da bom gojila odličnost ne tekmovalnosti;
izbirala samospoštovanje ne samopomilovanja.
Hočem poslušati svoj notranji glas,
ne pa naključnjih mnenj drugih." (Louise Hay)

We have so many choices to make every day on all levels - which is often very exhausting.
"I choose to live by choice, not by chance;
to make changes, not excuses;
to be motivated, not manipulated;
to be useful, not used;
to excel, not compete;
I choose self-esteem, not self-pity.
I choose to listen to my inner voice,
not the random opinion of others." (Louise Hay)

Advent iz dneva v dan 7


Bolečine iz preteklosti se vse prevečkrat vračajo v krogih, nas najdejo nepripravljene in na žalost še po mnogih letih zadenejo v živo.
"Ko sem odšel na prostost, sem vedel, da če za sabo ne bom pustil vse jeze, sovraštva in zagrenjenosti, bom še vedno v zaporu." (Nelson Mandel)
Lahko se je strinjati s tako mislijo, težko pa jo je izvesti.

Pain from the past can catch us unawares even after many years and it still hurts like hell.
"As I walked out the door toward my freedom, I knew that if I did not leave all the anger, hatred and bitterness behind, that I would still be in prison." (Nelson Mandela)
It's easy to agree with such a statement but much harder to live by it.

PS Pravkar ugotovila, da je to moja 300. objava. Kar lepa številka, čeprav sem danes spet tiste volje, da bi vse skupaj izbrisala, pričakujem pa, da bo jutri bolje. ;-D
I've just found out that this was my 300th post. Quite an impressive number!

Lep teden/ Have a nice week,
Kristina

petek, 06. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 6


Darilca so se nabirala v dnevni sobi ves teden. Lepo, pa tudi zahtevno, je znati dajati in sprejemati darila. 
"Paradoks daril: vem, kaj sem ti podaril. Ne vem, kaj si prejel." Dr SunWolf

We prepared gifts for each other during the whole week. It's wonderful to give and receive gifts, but also quite difficult in a way.  
The paradox of gifts:  I know what I have given you.  I do not know what you have received.  Dr. SunWolf

četrtek, 05. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 5

                                               Manjkata še bela čokolada in mrvice.

                                             Opojno dišijo po cimetu, klinčkih in mandljih.

Nocoj je pa en krasen večer. Pred 17 leti sem bila tretjič na poti v porodnišnico in za vedno bo Miklavžev večer še bolj poseben. Letos sem padla v piškote in verjetno se že od vonjav  debelim. Naj bosta Miklavžev večer in dan čarobna ter polna darilc in pozornosti.

St Nicholas is coming tonight bringing lots of presents and it's such a wonderful time of the year. I helped him bake some biscuits and there are more to come. The night is also very special because my third daughter was born 17 years ago.

sreda, 04. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 4


Danes pa še pogled z druge strani. Vtis je odvisen od zornega kota. "Lahko se pritožujemo, ker imajo grmi vrtnic trnje ali pa se veselimo, ker imajo trnovi grmi cvetove vrtnic." (Abraham Lincoln)

Here is the other side of the bracelet from yesterday's post. In life, the point of view is also of ultimate imporance.
“We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses.”  Abraham Lincoln

torek, 03. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 3


Po dolgem delovniku potrebujem kaj pomirjujočega. Po glavi mi hodi morje in modrina. Delček  tega razpoloženja je ujet v zapestnici, narejeni v tehniki, ki jo je pogruntala Artybecca. Obožujem njen slog in barve.
Sledeča navedka pa predstavljata ideal, ki bi ga želela doseči.
"Nikoli ne hiti; vse delaj mirno, z umirjenim duhom. Ne izgubi notranjega miru zaradi česarkoli, čeprav se zdi, da ves tvoj svet stoji na glavi." (Sveti Frančišek Saleški)
"Veliki dogodki me umirijo; zgolj drobnarije me razdražijo." (Kraljica Victoria)



After a long day at work I need something to calm down. I can't help thinking about the azure sea and blue skies of summer. The colours in my new bracelet remind me of this mood. I finally tried Artybecca's technique. I love her style and colours.
The following quotes talk about an ideal I'd love to reach one day.

Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset.  Saint Francis de Sales
Great events make me quiet and calm; it is only trifles that irritate my nerves. Queen Victoria       
http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/



ponedeljek, 02. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 2

Advent je zelo poseben tudi zato, ker je dvojen čas - zadnji delček koledarskega leta in začetek cerkvenega leta. Zato sem spada tudi pospravljanje za nazaj in načrti za naprej.
Tale citat mi je padel v oči : "Ugotovil boš, da je potrebno stvari izpustiti iz rok, preprosto zato, ker so težke. Za sabo ne želim vlačiti uteži." (C. JoyBell C.)
Pospravljanje pa je tudi čisto konkretno - fotke, ki so ostale neobjavljene čez leto, želim prestaviti v mapo 2013.
Lep ponedeljek,
Kristina

 Advent is very special because it has a double role - it's the last part of the calendar year but the first part of the liturgical year. I think it's the perfect time to tidy up and sort things.
"You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”  C. JoyBell C.
Computer also needs tidying - it's time to move photos from the "To post" folder to the one called "My work 2013". 
Have a nice Monday,
Kristina

nedelja, 01. december 2013

Advent iz dneva v dan 1



Venček je simbol upanja in večnosti, ker se nikjer ne začne in ne konča. Naš je letos nov, popolnoma netipičnih barv, da se ujema z dnevno sobo, ima pa 4 zvezde za 4 adventne nedelje.
Lep december,
Kristina


“Symbolizing eternal hope, the wreath goes 'round and 'round, and where it starts or ends cannot be found. Woven of things that grow - for life, and hung for holiday delight the wreath must be left in place from Advent through Twelfth Night.”(http://thinkexist.com/quotation/)

Ours is "woven" from yarn and in the years to come four stars/snowflakes will symbolize the four Advent Sundays.
Have a wonderful December,
Kristina
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