Intention Sunday #4

I had such a great week. One long time dream came true. I was happy a freaking lot. I felt really abundant. So my intention for the next week is keep working towards my dreams while feeling happy & abundant.

Few details of my week: murakami I fineshed a new book from Murakami. bath Treated myself with a bubble bath. after massage Went for a massage. I got a very useful advice that I will share in a few weeks as I have to try it on my own first 😉 fabric prints3 Ptice pouches3Ptice pouches I made a bunch of new multiporpuse and coin pouches from fabric scraps and clothes. Will upload them next week to my Etsy shop.stellasport jump rope I found StellaSport jump rope in the mail. Love the colors! dinnerbreakfast I ate a lot of fruit. selfie Tried a new hairdo.

And even wrote two blogpost that I’m really happy with. One is about how to live your dream life (it’s easier than you think) and the second one is what to do when your sales aren’t going so well. Read them! And follow me on instagram for daily updates 😉

Trip to Zagreb, Croatia

How we went to Zagreb, Croatia

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Going back to regular blogging is harder than I thought. I was not a lot on the internet during this summer.  And I really liked it!  Now I’m kinda scared of settling back into old habits when you plan on being productive and then you find yourself scrolling Facebook feed for more than one hour… Okay, now let’s go to Zagreb.  That’s where this summer of mine became interesting. I went there with my friend Tjaša Čuš. There was an exhibition of national European flags through eyes of the artists. And she made the dopest flag. I found some other flags really interesting or good looking as well, but her was so outstanding!

DSC05034 slovenska zastava by tjaša čuš

Well, about the trip 😀 The opening of the exhibition was at 7. We drove from Ptuj at the exact perfect time to arrive there at 7. But on the border we realised that Tjaša has no ID or passport with her. We drove back. Haha. Then we got a bit lost on the highway. But we find the way. Tjaša parked the car in one street in Zagreb and we went by the foot to tram stop. I was excited, my first time on the tram! But we figured out we forgot Kuna’s (Croation currency) in the car. And we couldn’t pay for the tickets for the tram. That’s why we didn’t, haha 😀 We just went on the tram and that was it. Even more exciting 😀 We came to gallery probably an hour late. But we did it. As we were walking there, I was a tiny bit afraid. What if her friends are gone already? She lived and studied art in Zagreb for a year and she came there after a very long time now.

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But then we got there and folks were still there and they were so excited to see her! I enjoyed watching these moments so much. I so much love watching those hugs, smiles, happy eyes, all this love when people are happy to see each other. Have you watched movie Love, Actually? The movie starts at the airport when people come from the planes and see their friends and family. All that hugging! I cry like a baby at the beginning of the movie. It’s so much love!!!

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After the exhibition, we were chilling on the stairs of the gallery, drinking beer with artists from Zagreb, sharing stories from our artistic lives and views on art. It was nice. I got that exciting feeling in my chest on those stairs, that things will start to shift in my life… And they did!

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Another illegal drive with tram, some food and then a little party in the atelier of one painter. I really loved that Zagreb experience. The people are really nice. And good looking! I’m so happy that Tjaša took me with her. Thank you, Tjaša, I love you!

“The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.” -Oprah Winfrey

Anita Puksic

Hello, birdies. Just a quickie today, as I had a long (but joyful) day and I long for shower, meditation and sleep (:

I just want to share with you this awesome guided meditation by Christy Whitman, which I did in the morning and it was fantastic!

It’s about setting the intention for the feeling/energy you want to go with through the year. I highly recommend it!

And you can see in the title what’s my choice of energy I intend to experience a lot in this year and already did during this day (I run out of the house with a pencil in my hand when I saw a glimpse of a beautiful light at the time of the sunset, it was so amazing! And my grandma was enjoying it as well which made me feel connected to her, yay!)

Yep, that’s all for today!

Love,
Anita & 3 Ptice

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Pozdravljene, ptičice! Danes samo par vrstic, saj sem imela precej dolg (a radosten) dan in sedaj razmišljam le še o prhi, meditaciji in spanju (: 

Z vami želim deliti to čudovito vodeno meditacijo od Christy Whitman, v kateri sem uživala danes zjutraj in je bilo res fantastično!

Gre za naravnavo na občutek/energijo s katero želiš iti skozi leto. Zelo jo priporočam!
In v naslovu lahko vidite, kakšno energijo sem si izbrala jaz, da me bo v obilju spremljala skozi leto. In me je že danes! (V času sočnega zahoda sem skozi okno zagledala čudovito svetlobo in stekla ven še vedno s svinčnikom v roki, tako čudovita je bila! Zunaj je pa babica pravkar uživala v njej, ob čemer sem dobila občutek povezanosti še z njo, jej!)

Jap, to je vse za danes!

Z ljubeznijo,
 Anita & 3 Ptice

with the hatred coat water and skyby the watersilhuette

I’m wearing:
Secondhand/vintage coat, sweater, shirt and hat.
Cube shoes
New Yorker leggings

As short as it could be: review of my 2014

violet coat

Hello, my dear people! I must admit, that I became somehow shy about writing a blog, since I don’t write that often.

I really wish I will stick with new year’s resolution to write a post at least twice a week next year. After all, I love writing and this little blog of mine has been a source of new opportunities and friendships for quite some years now.

Like everyone, I am reflecting the year that’s behind me and making a plans for a new one. I have to admit, that I am a bit afraid of dreaming too much for the next year, as I failed at so many plans that I had for 2014, like:
– finally learning German
– reaching 100 sales on Etsy
– get rid of my debts
– make more projects that are just for fun
– starting a T-shirt business, with tees made of hemp and organic cotton

I feel dissapointed about myself, because I couldn’t make all this work. Huh, I shall forgive myself for not being as perfectly perfect as I want myself to be 😉

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Pozdravljeni, dragi moji ljudje! Priznam, da sem postala skoraj sramežljiva glede pisanja, odkar bolj redko objavljam na blogu.

Res upam, da mi bo uspelo držati mojo novoletno obljubo, da bom naslednjo leto vsaj 2x tedensko napisala novo objavo. Navsezadnje res rada pišem in tale moj blogec je bil v vseh teh letih zame najboljši vir novih priložnosti in prijateljstev.

Kot vsi ostali, imam tudi sama v teh dneh refleksijo leta za mano in delam načrte za leto pred mano. Bom kar priznala, da me je malo strah sanjati o novem letu, saj se mi je ponesrečilo veliko planov za 2014, kot npr.:
– da se bom končno naučila nemščine
– da bom dosegla 100 prodaj na Etsyju
– da se bom znebila dolgov
– da bom uresničila več projektov, ki so namenjeni več ali manj moji lastni zabavi
– da bom začela delati majice z napisi iz konoplje in organskega bombaža

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But on the other hand, so many things happened in 2014 that I didn’t planed and they were huge blessings!

– there was an interview with me about this blog and 3 Ptice on our national TV station
– the producers of movie Beasts of the Southern Wild bought a 3 Ptice tote bag, that was inspired by the movie (I keep telling to everyone that I send it to the 5th Avenue of NYC to everyone that ‘s willing to listen)
– my tote bags were twice in Grazia Slovenia, and on some fantastic blogs, even on official Etsy blog (!) (huge thanks to everyone, I love you!)
– I had some deep shit insights about myself that improved my relationship with my boyfriend
– I was invited to some cool events by really awesome people
– I started organising (before that I thought that I hate organisation) yard sale events in our little town of Ptuj with a help of a really inspiring woman
– I even got a place for my first out of home office/studio in our town centre
– I met so many awesome people, oh my God!

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A mi je po drugi strani 2014 prineslo toliko stvari, ki jih nisem imela v planu, so pa bile pravi blagoslov!

– na SLO1 je bil intervju z mano o blogu in 3 Pticah
– producenti filma Zveri južne divjine so kupili mojo totico s citatom iz filma (še vedno vsem, ki so pripravljeni poslušati, povem, da sem jo poslala v New York na peto avenijo)
– moje vrečke so bile 2x v slovenski Graziji in na kar nekaj fantastičnih blogih, celo na uradnem Etsy blogu (!) (hvala vsem, rada vas imam!)
– imela sem nekaj globokih spoznanj o sebi, zahvaljujoč katerim se je izboljšal moj odnos z Juretom
– bila sem povabljena na kar nekaj super dogodkov s strani res super ljudi
– s pomočjo Leje Kolednik (Mami Kreativka) sem začela organizirati (pred tem sem bila prepričana, da sovražim organizacijo) dvoriščne razprodaje na Ptuju
– prišla sem celo do pisarne/studia v centru Ptuja, moj prvi delovni prostor izven mojega doma
dobila sem idejo za 3 Ptice Navdihovalnico in jo tudi realizirala! 1000x hvala vsem podpornikom!
– spoznala sem toliko čudovitih ljudi, o Bog!

green ckecked shirt

– I received so many awesome feedbacks about my work, I just have to brag with the latest one, that came from Singapore:
Dear Anita,
I have received your lovely totes, i love them so much. The yellow smiley face is much bigger than the one you showed online, which is awesome, hahaha.
I love the way you string words together! They are refreshing, original and very different from the ‘standard safe’ style I often see on other crafter/artist works on etsy.
Have a lovely day!
Xoxo
Pixin

I became more OK with the fact, that not everybody likes me and my work. I became more aware of who is my ideal customer and decided to focus on those intelligent, fun, activistic human beings. I even wrote a manifest about it in a hit of the inspiration!

What kind of people are attracted to 3 Ptice?
People for whom the status quo is not an option. They know the game and they are ready to change the rules so that everyone wins. They have a revolutionary spirit and they start a revolution with themselves. They know their spending habits have an impact on the world, that’s why they consciously choose to buy eco friendly products and to support independent designers. They aren’t afraid to stand out from the crowd, they let their light shine and they light up other open souls. Those people are wholehearted! How can you recognize them? They are all ages and races, but their most common thing is spark in their eyes! Do you have that spark in your eyes? If so, you are more than welcome to fly with 3 Ptice, you are precious part of a bigger story here!

and there were even more blessings! My gratitude diary is almost completely full! There are just a few pages left unwritten.

So, to draw a line, it was pretty fantastic year! Cheers to 2014 with a cup of ginger tea!

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– prejela sem ogromno čudovitih odzivov na moje delo! Moram se pohvalit s tazadnjim, ki je prišel iz Singapurja:
Draga Anita,
prejela sem tvoje ljubke totice, tako zelo so mi všeč. Rumeni smeško je veliko večji, kot tisti, ki ga imaš prikazanega na internetu, kar je zakon, hahaha.
Zelo mi je všeč, kako povezuješ besede! Osvežujoče so, originalne in zelo drugačne od “standardnega varnega” stila pisanja, ki ga ponavadi vidim pri delih ostalih ustvarjalcev/umetnikov na etsyju.
Lep dan ti želim!
Xoxo
Pixin

bolj sem začela sprejemati dejstvo, da jaz in moje delo ne moreva biti vsem všeč. Bolj sem začela zavedati, kdo je moj idealni kupec in odločila sem se, da se bom osredotočala na te inteligentne, zabavne, aktivistične ljudi. Še cel manifest sem napisala v vrtincu navdiha!
 3 Ptice manifest
– in še in še blagoslovov je padlo v moje naročje! Moj dnevnik hvaležnosti je skoraj popolnoma poln, samo še par strani je ostalo nepopisanih. 

Da potegnem črto: 2014 je bilo precej fantastično leto! Mu nazdravljam z ingverjevim čajem! 

Anita Puksic

Outfit:
Wooden earrings: thanks to Sara Savnik
Sunglasses: Secondhand
Heart Brooch: Fino Fino
Green checked shirt: New Yorker
Scarf: Thanks to boyfriend
Leggings and coat: thansk to my girl Saša from duckalicious
Shoes: Cube (wearing them 5th winter in a row now, since 2009, still best shoe choice I ever made)
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true story  

If was “This ain’t no time to sit around cryin’ like a bunch of pussies” the tote bag that you and I loved the most in 2014, I kinda sense, that our favourite of 2015 will be “I love books and deep shit conversations”. Am I right? Available on Etsy and DaWanda since today 😉

Če je bila “This ain’t no time to sit around cryin’ like a bunch of pussies” totica, ki smo jo imeli v 2014 najrajši, imam občutek, da bo v 2015 naša najljubša “I love books and deep shit conversations”. Imam prav? Od danes na voljo na 3ptice.com. (Mimogrede, naročniki na Navdihovalnico še lahko koristite popust, kar počekirajte maile za kodo!)

i love books and deep shit conversations (1)

2. Dvoriščna razprodaja na Ptuju | | 2nd secondhand sale in our town

Hi! These are pictures from the second secondhand sale in my co-organisation. In the house of Fürst in our little town of Ptuj (the oldest city in Slovenia, btw) That’s one of my favourite projects, currently! I said to one awesome gal, if we will make this. She was for it! And that’s now our thing. It’s great! I meet new people, I am forced to go out of my comfort zone and I do good for other people, nature and I also earn some money when I sell stuff that I no longer wear or use. It’s so awesome to see, how happy are people with their purchases, it’s awesome, when sellers turns the stuff that no longer serves them into money. It’s awesome, when something that no longer fits me or my style, becomes favourite piece of someone else. Meeting new people and exchanging love and money, is there anything better? Dvoriščna razprodaja na Ptuju. Fürstova hiša. Trenutno plac št. 1 na Ptuju za umetnost, kulturo, povezovanje. Eni super punci, Lei Kolednik (na facebooku jo najdete pod Mami Kreativka (vsak bi si želel tako mamo)), sem v začetku poletja predlagala, da bi midve to naredili. Bila je za. In sva. To je bila zdaj že druga dvoriščna razprodaja. Nameravava jo furati enkrat na mesec. Bistvo je v tem, da se stvari, ki nam ležijo po hiši in ki jih več ne uporabljamo, so pa še dovolj dobre, da bi jih želel uporabljat kdo drug, spravijo v obtok. Prodajalci tako nekaj zaslužimo, kupci pa dobijo čudovite stvari, ki so jim pisane na kožo, po super ceni. Zakon je! Spoznavam nove ljudi, grem iz cone udobja (npr. deljenje letakov in vabljenje na prireditev ne kaj preveč zainteresiranih dijakov – čeprav verjamem, da ko se bo zadeva razširila med ljudmi, da bodo začeli prihajat v veliko večjih količinah in kapo dol vsem tistim pogumnim dijakinjam, ki si upajo priti med ne tako poznane ljudi, bravo punce!), delam dobro za naravo in ljudi in mimogrede še nekaj zaslužim, ko prodam stvari, ki mi več ne služijo. Res je zakon, ko vidimo ljudi, kako so srečni svojimi nakupi, zakon je, ko vidim, da so prodajalci zadovoljni. Zakon je, ko postane stvar, ki je jaz več ne uporabljam, ker ne paše na moje telo ali k mojemu stilu, najljubši kos od nekoga drugega. Spoznavanje novih ljudi in izmenjava ljubezni ter denarja, je še kaj boljšega? smile Remember her? Se je spomnite? Fürstova hiša sellers La grande familia. This mum, Natalija (on right) makes awesome mosaics, btw. | | La grande familia. Mama od teh punc, Natalija (na desni) dela čudovite mozaike CPU Predstavnik Centra ponovne uporabe (pred kratkim se je odprl tudi na Ptuju, jaz sem že ulovila en čudovit klobuk) horse stylish shoes secondhand Stylish gal selling stylish stuff! | | Stylish punca, ki prodaja stylish stvari dogs What would life be without dogs? Don’t wanna imagine that | | Kakšno pa bi bilo življenje brez psov? Ne želim si predstavljat. gals Young, smart and beautiful! | | Mlade, pametne in lepe mr. boyfriend Mr. Boyfriend, came to check if I need anything. He is the best! | | Jure <3 Prišel pogledat, če kaj potrebujem. Najboljši je! it's me, bitchez I and my thangs! | | Jaz in moja stojnica Janja Happy customer with bags full of clothes for her nephews | | Zadovoljna Janja z vrečkami polnih oblačil za njene nečake Lea Kolednik This awesome gal, Lea, co-organisator, with her new (someone else’s old) cardigan, that suits her like it was custom made for her only | | Ta čudovita punca, Lea, soorganizatorka, s svojo novo (od nekoga staro) jopo, ki se ji prilega, kot da je bila narejena samo za njo victory sweet tooth Sweet tooth (bio lollypops, good for health, no worries people) | | Sladkosnedi (bio lizike, dobre za zdravje, brez skrbi, folk) badass Sara, total badass in her new light coat. In the evening she said she can’t get over her best spent money in last few months. Me happy | | Sara, totalna kulerka v svojem novem suknjiču. Zvečer mi je napisala, da je še kar pod vtisom najbolje zapravljenih evrov v zadnjih mesecih she takes no shit family Secondhand sales are awesome for young parents! | | Stvari iz druge roke so super izbira za mlade starše! typo Typo. | | Se zgodi.

Oh, baby, baby, it's a wild world

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This August was the best August in my life so far! Usually was the August my time of summertime sadness, summer and year somehow dripping out of my hands, feelings of being stuck and such… But this August, oh this August was a month of getting out of the comfort zone, it was the month of first times, the month of expanding my hearth all across the universe. It was the month of people and their stories, it was the month of appreciating life in its fullness. The month when I started answering the question ‘How are you?’ with ‘I am everything’.

I am so grateful for every human being that crossed my path this month <3 If you exchanged the energy with me in terms of words, hugs, smiles, money or just thoughts, thank you, I love you, thank you for making me rich with co-existing on this wonderful planet.

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Tale avgust je bil najboljši v mojem dosedanjem življenju. Ponavadi je bil avgust moj mesec poletne žalosti, kot da bi mi poletje in celo leto z njim padala iz rok, občutki ujetosti, kot da sem obtičala v življenju… Ampak tale avgust, ah tale avgust, ah tale avgust je bil mesec pogostega stopanja iz cone udobja, mesec “prvičev”, mesec, ko se je moje srce razširjalo vse naokrog čez vesolje. Mesec ljudi in njihovih zgodb, mesec cenjenja življenja v vsej njegovi (po)polnosti. Mesec, ko sem začela na “Kako si?” odgovarjat z “Vse sem.”

Tako sem hvaležna za vsa človeška bitja, ki so mi prekrižala pot ta mesec <3. Če si izmenjal/a energijo z mano v obliki besed, objemov, nasmehov, denarja ali samo misli, hvala ti, rada te imam, hvala ti, da me bogatiš s svojim soobstajanjem na tem čudežnem planetu. 

if you don't go you don't have a story3 Ptice handpainted tote bag | | 3 Ptice ročno poslikana totica  yaaay
Anita Puksic
(3 Ptice tote and buny ear scrunchie; DIY top; secondhand pants; vintage shirt, Deichmann shoes; Varius wooden necklace) (3 Ptice totica in gumica za lase, DIY majica, secondhand hlače, vintage srajca, Deichmann čevlji; Varius lesena verižica)
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Oh, and these shoes! If you see me around these days, you see me in these shoes. Maja from Dreamland of Sky and Sand contacted me one day to tell me that Deichmann wants me to pick one pair of shoes of my choice at their store. I really needed new running shoes, because my old ones are like 7 years old and falling apart. But damn, I don’t use them for running in the nature now, I wear them all the time for running errands around the town. I think I’m not even exagerrating if I say, that these are the most comfortable shoes I ever wore. I’m really happy about sport being so fashionable right now! It is so comfortable! So, if you go to Deichmann, these are only about 25€. To be honest, I was thinking about picking a bit pricier pair of shoes, because I could pick any pair, but these stole my heart and I couldn’t be happier. You’ll see them a lot on this blog, just to let you know!

And what a fun coincidence! The cashier girl had a tattoo with three birds. Not mine Three Birds (my brand is called 3 Ptice, which means 3 Birds), of course, her represent her family, but still very interesting coincidence!

Oh, and cheers to the awesome month ahead! Dear September, let me fall in love with you!

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Ah, in ti čevlji! Če me zadnje dneve kje vidite, me vidite v teh čevljih. Maja iz Dreamland of Sky and Sand me je en dan kontaktirala in mi povedala, da mi Deichmann podarja en par čevljev po moji izbiri. Res sem potrebovala nove čevlje za tek, ker so moji stari stari že kakšnih 7 let in razpadajo. Ampak, teh zdaj vseeno ne uporabljam za tek v naravi, temveč jih skozi obujem za tekanje po opravkih v mestu. Mislim, da sploh ne pretiravam, če rečem, da so to najbolj udobni čevlji, ki sem jih kdaj imela. Res mi je fino, da je šport trenutno tako moden. In moda udobna! Torej, če nameravate v Deichmanna, naj vam povem, da je ta par samo kakšnih 25€. In če sem iskrena, naj še priznam, da sem razmišljala, da bi si izbrala kakšne dražje čevlje, mislim, če lahko izberem katerikoli par želim… a so mi ti ukradli srce (noge?) in ne bi mogla biti bolj zadovoljna s svojo izbiro. Še velikokrat jih boste videli na tem blogu, toliko da vam kar povem!

In še hecno naključje, prodajalka je imela tetovirane tri ptice (: Seveda ne mojih Treh Ptic, njene so predstavljale njeno družinico, ampak vseeno super zanimivo naključje.

In ja, na zdravje na super mesec pred nami! Dragi september, naj se zaljubim vate!

5 Tips For “The Lost Generation” | | 5 nasvetov za “izgubljeno generacijo”

3 Ptice vitality tote Fellas, its that time again, me actually writing a real post, not just microblogging on social media (like instagram – that link is invite to follow me there, get it?). So, today I want to write about the lost generation. What lost generation you might say? You haven’t heard the news? There was a ship with a whole generation of young people and now they are all lost somewhere in the ocean, they sit on some island, waiting for a big ship of opportunities to come to the port that doesn’t exist to pick them up and then they’ll sail away all happy to the bright new future. A few days ago I’ve read an article about the situation in our country and the author has labeled us as a lost generation as we live in this uncertain times and bla bla bla. He said: “And they know they are the lost generation”. And you know what, my nerves weren’t happy about this label. I don’t see myself as lost. I know what I want, what my soul aspires to, I’m doing my thing (click it, there’s music). But then again, maybe some people in our generation are lost. And then the inspiration for an inspiring post rose up in me. I wanna inspire you, if you are lost, to found yourself! Let’s make our generation the generation of people who found themselves! And each other! Why? Because we can! Pozdrav! Spet je prišel ta čas, ko dejansko pišem pravo objavo, ne samo mini objave na socialnih omrežjih (kot je instagram – ta link je povabilo, da me spremljate, saj štekate?) Danes želim pisati o izgubljeni generaciji. O kakšni izgubljeni generaciji? Niste poslušali poročil? Ladja s celo generacijo mladih ljudi je doživela brodolom v nekem oceanu in zdaj izgubljeno čakajo na nekem otoku na veliko ladjo priložnosti, da prispe v pristanišče, ki ne obstaja in jih vse srečne odpelje v svetlo novo prihodnost. Nekaj dni nazaj sem prebrala članek o situaciji v naši državi, v katerem nas je avtor označil kot izgubljeno generacijo, glede na negotove čase v katerih živimo in bla bla bla. Rekel je: “In sami vejo, da so izgubljena generacija”. Sama se te oznake nisem nič kaj razveselila. Ne vidim se kot izgubljeno. Jaz vem kaj hočem, vem k čemu stremi moja duša, jaz delam na svoji stvari (kliknite za glasbo). Ampak vseeno, morda pa se nekateri v moji generaciji počutijo izgubljeno. In potem je v meni vzbrstela inspiracija za navdihujočo objavo. Želim vas navdihniti, če se počutite izgubljene, da se najdete! Naredimo našo generacijo generacijo ljudi, ki so se našli! Sebe in drug drugega! Zakaj? Ker lahko! 3 Ptice joy tote And then my stomach was too full of delicious risotto I prepared myself for dinner (with the chanterelles I found in our wood last week) and I went to sleep a bit earlier than usual. And I would probably forget about it, if a blogging colleague hadn’t wrote a post named Lost generation (only in slovene, unfortunatelly), where he encourages young folks to move their asses, stop complaining and do the shit! Yep, and that was exactly the point in my head. Yes, it’s true, it ain’t as easy for us since that crisis has begun, and if I was making jokes about it in 2008, a few years later I started crying because of it. But everytime I sooner or later realise this ain’t no time to sit around crying like a bunch of pussies. Yes, it’s true, the pain is usually awesome catalyzation for the change and my tear drops often cleared my emotional body and made my mind useful again. But after you honor your pain, it’s time to take action, not just roll in a self pity until Jesus comes and gives you a miracle or your birthday fairy blows a stardust over you and makes everyday of your life filled with joy. Not that I have anything against Jesus or fairies, anything can help you if you believe in it, but you have to take action. Help yourself and God will help you. (or Goddes, or Nature or Life or Universe or Force or whatewer you name it) Potem je pa bil moj želodček preveč poln slastne rižote, ki sem si jo pripravila za večerjo (z lisičkami, ki sem jih nabrala v domačem gozdu), kar me je malo prej kot ponavadi zazibalo v spanec. Na objavo bi verjetno pozabila, če ne bi blogerski kolega Gregor na Goflji napisal objave imenovane Izgubljena generacija, v kateri spodbuja mladino, da premakne riti, se neha pritoževati in naredi nekaj. Točno to je bilo tudi bistvo mojega razmišljanja. Jap, res je, ni nam tako lahko odkar se je pričela kriza, in če sem se od začetka še iz tega delala norca, sem se čez par let začela tudi jokat. Ampak slej ko prej ugotovim, da to ni čas, da posedam naokrog in jokam ko p**ka. Ja, res je tudi, da je bolečina pogosto odličen katalizator za spremembo in moje solze mi ponavadi očistijo čustveno telo in naredijo um spet uporaben. Ampak potem, ko počastimo svojo bolečino, je čas, da gremo v akcijo, ne da samo gnijemo v samopomilovanju in čakamo Jezusa, da prinese čudež ali rojstnodnevno vilo, ki nam bo dneve po rojstnem dnevu napolnila z nenehno radostjo. Saj ne, da imam kaj proti Jezusu ali vilam, karkoli lahko pomaga, kadar verjameš, ampak vseeno moraš nekaj narediti. Pomagaj si sam in Bog ti bo pomagal (ali Boginja ali Narava ali Življenje ali Vesolje ali Sila ali kakorkoli že to poimenuješ). 3 Ptice confidence tote Two years ago  (I read it a few days ago) there was an interview with german poet and writer Hans Magnus Enzensberger (1929) in special issue of slovenian magazine called Mladina (The Youth). And there is a Q&amp;A I want to higlight: Q: We have crisis today. An economic crisis. Are you ever afraid of fascism raising again? Or are you looking forward to the old order falling apart? A:First of all, I’m not even sure we have crisis. We, a bit older people, have survived many other things already and compared to them it’s the world in which we live now a real paradise, an so called crisis just a funny thing. We don’t have a money? Good, we have no money, nothing special about it. When we hadn’t had money, we organised black economy. Or we planted potato. Well, isn’t that a great call to wake up? {more music} Not that I want to mock people which are in unfortunate situations, I want inspire us all to do something about it, to follow our dreams, to contribute to community, to be the people of courage! As Brene Brown told us: “Courage, the original definition of courage, when it first came into the English language — it’s from the Latin word cor, meaning heart — and the original definition was to tell the story of who you are with your whole heart.” Now, let me give you some tips on how to gain that courage and I’ll also share my personal examples. Dve leti nazaj (jaz sem brala par dni nazaj) je bil v posebni izdaji Mladine intervju z nemškim pesnikom in pisateljem Hansom Magnusom Enzensbergerjem (1929). In noter je en odgovor, ki ga želim izpostavit: V: Danes imamo krizo. Gospodarsko krizo. Vas je kdaj strah, da bi se lahko fašizem ponovil? Ali vas prej osrečuje misel na to, da bi stari svet propadel? O: V prvi vrsti nisem ravno prepričan, ali imamo res krizo. Ljudje, ki smo malce starejši, smo namreč doživeli že marsikatere druge stvari, v primerjavi s katerimi je svet v katerem živimo sedaj, pravi paradiž, ta, tako imenovana kriza pa prav smešna. Nimamo denarja? Dobro, potem pač nimamo denarja, saj to ni nič takšnega. Ko včasih nismo imeli denarja, smo organizirali črni trg. Ali pa smo posadili krompir. Torej, se vam ne zdi, da je to precej dobra budilka? {še glasbe} Saj ne, da se norčujem iz ljudi v težki situaciji, želim nas vse navdihniti, da naredimo nekaj glede tega, da sledimo svojim sanjam, da prispevamo k skupnosti, da smo pogumni! Kot je povedala Brene Brown: “Pogum (eng: courage), originalna definicija poguma, ko je prvič prišla v angleški jezik – je prišla iz latinske besede cor, ki pomeni srce – in originalna definicija je bila, da poveš zgodbo tega kdor si s svojim celim srcem.” Zdaj bi pa rada z vami podelila par nasvetov, kako okrepiti ta pogum, opisala pa bom tudi svoje osebne primere. 3 Ptice love tote 1.  Talk about your dreams Not everyone will listen and some might listen but make fun of you. But you’ll also find a lot of people, who will see your potential to make your dream reality and they’ll encourage you when you’ll feel like a failure, they will keep believing and they will see you as brave for taking the road less travelled. That way you’ll also find the people who will want to make projects with you, who will share your efforts with others, who will talk behind your back only to say good things about you, who will buy your product or service and that way really help you grow your biz and living the life you were born to live! So, let me talk about my dreams for a second. My big dream now is to start making hemp + organic cotton T-shirts with cool prints (and handpainted ones, of course) and also a whole clothing line. Well, that’s a dream of mine for quite some time now, I also want my tote bags to be made of hemp, because is hemp way more ecofriendly than cotton. My vision is, that through the time I’ll make clothes from hemp grown in Slovenia. I don’t have rich parents, my mum is a magican who substain the household with her minimum wage and I know I’m not only one like that. And if you recognize yourself amongst us the only way for you is to share your fucking awesome dreams with the world and… 1. Govori o svojih sanjah Ne bodo te vsi poslušali in nekateri se bodo norčevali iz tebe. Ampak obenem boš našel tudi mnogo ljudi, ki bodo videli tvoj potencial za uresničenje tvojih sanj in ti te bodo spodbujali, ko se boš počutil kot zguba, vztrajno bodo verjeli v tebe in videli te bodo kot pogumnega, ker si šel po manjkrat prehojeni poti. Na ta način boš našel tudi ljudi, ki bodo želeli s tabo narediti kakšen projekt, ljudi, ki bodo delili tvoja prizadevanja z drugimi, ki te bodo za hrbtom hvalili, ljudi, ki bojo kupili tvoj izdelek ali storitev in ti na ta način res pomagali pri rasti tvojega posla in ti omogočili, da živiš življenje za katero si bil rojen. Zdaj pa pustite meni, da vam povem svoje sanje. Moja trenutno največja želja zdaj je, da bi lahko začela delati majice iz konoplje + organskega bombaža, potiskane ali ročno poslikane s finimi motivi in napisi, prav tako pa bi rada naredila celo kolekcijo oblačil. No, to je že kar nekaj časa moja želja. Želim si tudi, da bi bile moje totice iz konoplje, saj je konoplja veliko bolj okolju prijazna kot bombaž. Moja vizija je, da bodo čez čas oblačila narejena iz konoplje, ki je zrastla pri nas. Nimam bogatih staršev, moja mame je prava maginja, glede na to, da vzdržuje gospodinjstvo z minimalno plačo in vem, da še zdaleč nisem edina v tej situaciji. In če se prepoznaš med nami tudi ti, je moj nasvet zate, da deli svoje noro sijajne sanje s svetom in… 3 Ptice compassion tote 2. Ask for what you need! You will hear no for the answer, but if you don’t ask you already said no to yourself. And you will be surprised how often you’ll hear yes! People love to help, they feel good when they do, and sometimes they will even make you a big favor, but they will feel like you are making a favor to them. And when you are selling something good, people get value from it and they love to pay for it. And that’s good, it’s an energy exchange, so don’t feel bad when people give you money or other things you need, they do that because they like you and your stuff. One thing that helps a lot when asking. Usually, when we want to ask, we feel lesser, like the person who could help us is above us. And then we are afraid of them. But the truth is, no one is more and no one is less, we are all part of life. Yes, there are people who have more successful stories to share than you, but remember, they have many fails as well, and they are totally human. They feel like they are not good enough when they have bad days as well, they cry too and they have to go pee and they shit and they fart too (unless they don’t eat enough of fiber) and they make funny faces when having sex as well. Oh, the trick, I almost forgot, when you feel like you are bellow someone, imagine a balance swing swinging, you on the one side an the other person on the other side. Check who is above, swing it and imagine it stop in the middle, both sides are equal, because no soul is worth more than others. Now you can ask from your heart. My turn. I ask you to buy my dope ecofriendly accessories. You already know you want a piece or two, but to convince your mind that is a good decision, I’m gonna tell you, that you will love them, you will use them for a long time, you will feel special in them and you will feel good, because you know you support the new world economy with it in which can people do what they love and live well from it. Yep, it’s not a concept for everyone yet, it is for ancient souls in modern body with a futuristic mindset who get things a bit earlier and feel what is right. Most popular tags for this image include: wisdom, body, future, futuristic and god (via) 2. Vprašaj za to, kar potrebuješ! Slišal boš ne kot odgovor, ampak če ne vprašaš, si si ga že sam izrekel. In presenečen boš, kako pogosto boš slišal ja! Ljudje radi pomagajo, dobro se počutijo ob tem, in včasih ti celo naredijo veliko uslugo, obenem pa se jim zdi, da si ti naredil uslugo njim. In ko prodajaš kaj dobrega, je življenje ljudi za to boljše in z veseljem plačajo. In to je dobro, gre za energijsko izmenjavo, tako da se nehaj počutit krivo, ko ti ljudje dajo denar ali kaj drugega, kar si želiš. To naredijo, ker so jim všeč tvoj izdelek/storitev in/ali ti. Povem za skrivno tehniko, ki vam bo olajšala spraševanje. Ponavadi, kadar za kaj sprašujemo, se počutimo manjše, kot da je oseba, ki bi nam lahko pomagala, nad nami. In potem nas je strah. Ampak resnica je, da nihče ni manj in nihče več, vsi smo del življenja. Ja, obstajajo ljudje, ki  lahko podelijo več lastnih zgodb o uspehu kot ti, ampak verjemi, da imajo pod kapo tudi veliko neuspehov in da so tako človeški kot ti. Ko imajo slab dan, se pravtako počutijo, kot da niso dovolj. Po licih jim tečejo eneko mokre solze kot tebi. Hodijo lulat in kakat. In prdijo (razen če ne pojedo dovolj vlaknin). In ko seksajo delajo grimase. Aja, trik, skoraj sem pozabila. Ko se počutiš, kot da si manj od nekoga, si predstavljaj gugalnico za dva, sebe na eni strani in drugo osebo na drugi. Preveri kdo je zgoraj, kdo spodaj, zanihaj gugalnico in si predstavljaj, da se ustavi na sredini. Obe strani sta enaki, ker ni nobena duša lažja kot druga. Zdaj lahko vprašaš iz srca. Zdaj pa sem jaz na vrsti. Sprašujem vas, če boste kupili moje fine in okolju prijazne modne dodatke. Saj veste, da hočete kak kos ali dva, ampak da prepričam še vaš um, da je to dobra odločitev, vam bom povedala, da vam bojo zelo všeč, da jih boste dolgo uporabljali, da se boste z njimi počutili prav posebno in da se boste v srcu odlično počutili, ker veste, da s tem podpirate novo ekonomijo, v kateri ljudje delajo to, kar jih veseli in od tega dobro živijo. Ja, vem, ni še to koncept za vsakogar, je bolj za stare duše, ki živijo v modernem telesu in imajo futurističen um in ki dojemajo in začutijo, kaj je prav malo pred drugimi. Aja, pa spomnite se tudi na Navdihovalnico 😉  3 Ptice wisdom tote 3. Share your success Some will say you are a bragging cunt and that you are more fortunate than others and that it’s not fair for you to have what you want. They are envious, because they don’t dare following their dream, because they might fail. You have guts! Others will feel you are doing your thing and they will be happy for you and they will enjoy your success as their own, because they know that the more people doing the work they love, the happier whole world. My successes? The people who I adore for what they are adores me for who I am. I was on national TV. I make people happy with my work. I inspire people. I make people feel better about themselves, because I see their potential and encourage them to make changes. I have eyes that see the beauty of the world and the heart that feels its joys and sorrows. I sell my work to places I’ve never been, but I want to see them. 3. Pohvali se s svojimi uspehi! Nekateri bodo rekli, da se važiš, da ti je postlano z rožicami in da ni pravično, da imaš kar pač imaš. Zavistni so, ker si ne drznejo slediti svojim sanjam, saj jim lahko spodleti. Ti pa imaš jajca! Drugi pa bodo začutili, da delaš svojo stvar, srečni bodo za tebe in v tvojem uspehu bodo uživali, kot da je njihov, ker vejo, da več ljudi, ki sledijo svojemu poslanstvu, pomeni boljši svet za vse. Moji uspehi? Veliko ljudi, ki jih občudujem zaradi tega kar so, iz istega razloga občuduje mene. Bila sem na nacionalni televiziji. S svojim delom osrečujem ljudi. Jih navdihujem. Poskrbim, da se boljše počutijo glede sebe, saj vidim njihov potencial in jih spodbujam k spremembam. Imam oči, ki vidijo lepoto sveta in srce, ki čuti njegove radosti in žalosti. Svoje delo prodajam v mesta, ki jih nisem nikoli videla v živo, si jih pa želim. 3 Ptice intuition tote
4. Share your failure. Some will be happy when you fail. Let them enjoy, because you’ll rise again. Others will be even more inspired to follow their dreams, because they will acknowledge everyone fails and that failure doesn’t mean there’s no chance to fly again. Failure makes you human. And the new economy is about being real, human to human, heath to heart, soul to soul. My failures? I had my share of art markets where I hadn’t sell a thing. I didn’t pay my dues to my country for few months now and that’s why I don’t have health insurrance and I also have tons of old bills to pay. I’m proof you can’t make it with doing what you love to some. When I was at my latest art market, I covered my expenses the first day and was sure I’ll actually earn some money the next day, but then I didn’t sell a thing the whole fucking day. I cried the whole way home and was seriously trying to figure out the best way to pay my dues and quit everything. Well, breakfast in the bed made by my boyfriend and he telling me that he sees me as successful because I keep on going no matter what, changed my mind. And then I had a successful week full of great feedbacks and way more orders than ordinary. 4. Priznaj svoje poraze. Nekateri bodo srečni, kadar padeš. Naj uživajo, dokler lahko, ker se boš spet povzpel. Drugi bodo še z večjim navdihom zasledovali svoje sanje, ker bodo videli, da vsem kdaj spodleti in da poraz ne pomeni, da ne boš več nikoli letel. Padci te naredijo človeškega. In nova ekonomija se vrti okoli tega, da si to kar si, človek človeku, srce srcu, duša duši. Moji porazi? Bila sem na kar nekaj sejmih, na katerih nisem nič prodala. Par mesecev nisem mogla plačati prispevkov in tako sem zdaj brez zdravstvenega zavarovanja. Za nekatere sem verjetno dokaz, da ti pri nas ne more uspeti s tem, kar rad počneš. Ko sem bila zadnjič na sejmu, sem si prvi dan pokrila vse stroške in prepričana sem bila, da bom naslednji dan končno nekaj zaslužila, ampak potem nisem cel dan prodala niti ene stvari. Celo pot domov sem jokala in čisto resno premišljevala, kako naj vse plačam in prekinem z vsem skupaj. No, zajtrk v postelji, ki mi ga je pripravil fant in njegove besede, da me vidi kot uspešno zato, ker ne glede na vse vztrajam, je poskrbel, da sem si premislila. In potem sem imela uspešen teden z veliko pohvalami na račun mojih izdelkov in več naročil, kot ponavadi. 3 Ptice inspiration tote 5. Go out! Go out in the nature with your dog to fill your batteries. When is your energy low and you can’t decide between a nap and a walk, choose walk. And if you are still sleepy take a nap. Well, what I meant to tell here is go out to the events where you can meet new people. Go to concerts, go to stand-ups, go to exhibitions, go to networking events, go for a coffee. Do that alone, so that you have a chance to actually meet new people. And if you don’t, don’t worry, it’s a quality time for yourself and your self-awareness. When we talk about success or almost anything in life, we always come to people, to relationships. People are the most important ingredient of your success. Build meaningful relationships, ask questions, be compassionate, be supportive, be honest, be vulnerable. People love the attention and they love to talk about themselves, even introverts, when they feel relaxed enough around you. It happens with some people, that you see them for the first time and you have a crazy deep honest talk, but usually it takes some time before you start to talk to people you find interesting. You might see each other at the same coffee house every week and then you starts to say hi on the street and then you are both at the same party and you talk for two hours straight about changes you’ll make in the system.  That’s the thing, connect with people, people! My experience. I am kind of a mix of introvert and extrovert. I love meeting new people, I love to talk and listen to them, but I used to get diarrhea before going alone to the public. Now I enjoy it (going alone to the public, not diarrhea). Well, for the most of the time, sometimes I still feel like I am not good enough and that everyone could see that. Then I try to remember myself that almost everyone does feel this way sometimes and some as often as me and some even all the time (you know those people who can’t talk without alcohol?). Oh, and I use balance swing technique. And I met many people I found interesting at first glance and they find me interesting as well. 5. Pojdi ven! Pojdi s psom v naravo, da si napolniš baterije. Ko ti primankuje energije in se odločaš med dremežem ali sprehodom, izberi sprehod. In če se ti bo še vedno spalo, si privošči dremež. No, kaj sem v bistvu hotela povedat je, da pojdi nekam, kjer lahko spoznavaš nove ljudi. Pojdi na koncert, na stand-up, na razstavo, na kak dogodek namenjen mreženju, sam na kavo. Pojdi sam, da boš lahko dejansko koga spoznal. In če ne boš, ne skrbi, si vsaj namenil nekaj kvalitetnega časa sebi in svoji samozavesti. Ko govorimo o uspehu oz. skoraj vsem v življenju, pridemo slej ko prej na ljudi, na odnose. Ljudje so najbolj pomembna sestavina tvojega uspeha. Izgradi si čudovita razmerja, postavlja vprašanja, sočustvuj, podpiraj, bodi iskren, pusti si biti ranljiv. Ljudje obožujemo pozornost in radi govorimo o sebi, celo introverti, če se le počutimo dovolj sproščene. Včasih se zgodi, da koga prvič vidiš, a vseeno padeš v globok in iskren pogovor, ampak ponavadi malo traja, preden se začneš družit z osebo, ki se ti zdi zanimiva. Morda se vsak teden vidita v isti kavarni, potem se na ulici začneta pozdravljati in naenkrat se oba znajdeta na neki privatni zabavi in dve uri skupaj govorita o spremembah, ki jih nameravata narediti v sistemu. To je najbolj pomembno, povezujte se z ljudmi, ljudje! Moja izkušnja. Sama sem nekakšna mešanica introverta in ekstroverta. Zelo rada spoznavam nove ljudi, rada govorim z njimi, rada jih poslušam, ampak ponavadi sem dobila drisko preden sem šla sama na kak dogodek. Zdaj uživam v tem (v tem, da grem sama kam, ne v driski). No, vsaj ponavadi. Včasih še se vedno počutim, kot da nisem dovolj dobra in da vsi to vidijo, Potem se spomnim, da se vsi kdaj tako počutijo, nekateri tako pogosto kot jat, nekateri vedno (saj poznate ljudi, ki ne morejo v družbo brez alkohola?). Ja, in tudi tukaj uporabim tehniko gugalnice. No, spoznala sem že mnogo ljudi, ki so mi bili zanimivi na prvi pogled in tudi jaz sem zanimiva njim.  compassion confidence wisdom Now, I admit it, it’s not always easy doing your thang, I sometimes wish I would be one of those unemployed  people with a social support, because they can pay more bills than I do… But guess what, been there done that. My life is way more interesting and fun and meanigful now. And I might not have enough money yet, but it’s getting better. And I have already made a strong foundation on which I can build. I don’t feel lost. And I do what I love and what I believe in. And that’s the whole point, people who do what they love are happier and imagine how that influence people around them and the whole world with it! Happy people doesn’t start wars. They start beautiful things that counts on a bigger scale. No, zdaj pa še priznanje, da res ni vedno fajn delat na svoji stvari, včasih si zaželim, da bi bila ena tistih brezposelnih ljudi s socialno podporo, ker lahko plačajo več računov kot jaz… Ampak sem že bila na njihovem mestu. In moje življenje je zdaj veliko bolj zanimivo, zabavno in polno pomena. In morda še nimam dovolj denarja, ampak gre na boljše. In postavljene imam trdne temelje na katerih lahko gradim. Ne počutim se izgubljeno. Počnem to, kar rada počnem in v kar verjamem. In to je bistveno. Ljudje, ki delajo to, kar imajo radi, so bolj radostni. Predstavljajte si, kako to vpliva na ljudi okrog njih in na cel svet. Srečni ljudje ne začnejo vojne. Začnejo pa s čudovitimi projekti, ki veliko pomenijo v širši sliki. bouquet I  would like to dedicate this post to mum of my friend who also became a friend of mine. A really special woman without whom whould my life probably have taken a very different road. She was the first grown up person with whom I could really dream out loud and she was dreaming with me. She passed away when the majority of this post was written. I will forever remain grateful that I could share the space and the time with her and for all the great life advice she gave me. Tole objavo posvečam mami mojega prijatelja, ki je postala moja zaupnica. Res izjemna ženska, brez katere bi moje življenje ubralo čisto drugo pot. Bila je prva odrasla oseba, s katero sem dejansko lahko na glas govorila o svojih sanjah in ona je sanjala z mano. Umrla je v času pisanja te objave (sobota, 26.6.). Za vedno bom hvaležna, da sem si lahko z njo delila trenutke v času in prostoru ter za vse odlične življenjske nasvete, ki mi jih je dala. Zaradi nekaterih ljudi je vredno živeti, tudi ko jih več ni.

Cool people wearing 3 Ptice: Maruša and Teja

Because we have rainy days here in Slovenia, it’s time that I show you these two awesome gals wearing 3 Ptice Rain tote bag.

Ker zunaj padajo dežne kapljice, je čas, da vam pokažem ti dve fantastični punci s 3 Ptice deževnimi toticami. 

 Marusa rain totemushei 3 Ptice rain tote

The first gal is Maruša, (whom you should follow on instagram, btw). She is one of those people I met via internet and I can’t wait to meet her in real life someday, because she is such a cute, beautiful and kind persona, she deserves a long warm heart to heart hug from me! She ordered this bag called Purple Rain last November and send me a picture saying “I’ve sent you this picture just to let you know your work brightens someones day”

Isn’t that so heart warming? Yes, it is! Thank you, Maruša!

Prvo dekle je Maruša (mimogrede, morate jo spremljati na instagramu). Ona je ena izmed teh ljudi, ki sem jih spoznala preko interneta in komaj čakam, da pride dan, ko se srečamo tudi v živo. Po osebnosti se mi zdi tako prisrčna, lepa in prijazna, da si res zasluži dolg srčen objem od mene! Tole Purple Rain totico je naročila nekje novembra in mi kmalu poslala slikico rekoč, da zato, da vidim, kako moje delo nekomu polepša dan!
Če to ne ogreje srca! Hvala ti, Maruša! 

teja 3 Ptice 50 shades of gray rain

Another cool gal that ordered a tote with rain is Teja. And I just figured out those rain drops are turned upside down, ooops! She wanted a black cloud and drops in shades of gray. She and her friends thought of cool name to market this tote: 50 shades of grey rain 😀 And she says she wears it all the time! Teja is also a designer, she makes awesome crochet + wood jewelry. I am always amazed when I see her perfect booth on art markets! Check out Kvičke Kvačke page on etsy and order a piece for yourself, you won’t regret it!

Druga kul punca, ki se naokoli sprehaja z deževno totico pa je Teja. In jaz sem pravkar ugotovila, da so te kapljice narobe obrnjene, ups! Teja je želela črni oblaček in sive kapljice. S svojimi prijatelji se je domislila pametnega imena totice za boljše oglaševanje: 50 odtenkov sivega dežja 😀 Pravi, da jo skozi nosi! Za njo ste verjetno že slišali, izdeluje namreč čudovit nakit iz svojih kvačk in lesenih osnovic. Vsakič, ko se srečava na sejmih sem očarana nad njeno popolno stojnico, prav tako pa tudi nad spletno stranjo in Kvičke Kvačke facebook stranjo. Naročite si kakšen njen kos, ne boste obžalovale! 

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If you want to be featured on my blog, send me pictures of your styling with 3 Ptice goodies at anita.puksic@gmail.com.

Če si želite odpreti moj blog in na njem uzreti sebe, mi pošljite kakšno fotko, kako ste stilirali 3 Ptice izdelke na anita.puksic@gmail.com.

How succesful am I, how I met my role model and how Freedom bike looks like

Anita

Hello hello, my dear people and all the animals who likes to read 😉

001. I know you are eagerly waiting the update on my life and work! 😉

You know, my life is everything but boring lately! I somehow fly very high and walk on the really solid ground. And I feel deeply grateful for both! I enjoy flying and I am grateful for all the lessons I learn when on the bottom.

I have the most busiest month so far in my life behind me. Lots of work, lots of meetings, lots of stress, lots of love, lots of insights and a lot of joy.

I currently work in a book store and of course still run my eco friendly accessories business. I have never before had so much work and being so broke at the same time. I came to that point, when people who watch my thing from the outside see me as successful… and by some definitions I see myself as successful too, but if I look at my finances, I have never been so low before. I try to come out of debt and to be honest here, my sales are actually improving, but expenses and dues are killing me. I have to pay my dues for few months, I have blocked bank accounts, I lost my health insurrance, I have few months of unpaid bills, I had to pay registration and inssurance and that stuff for my car and I still have to make small car service for my car or it can happen that I will stay on the road. + bunch of unexpected and big expenses in our household.

But as shitty all that sounds and as much I was always afraid of coming into that situation, you know what, it isn’t as hard as I always thougt it would be. I am poor and I live in poor family by the western income standards, but I still have my eyes and other senses open for the beauty and still can give a freaking lot to the world. What do I give? Love, compassion and creativity. I have these in abundance. And I receive abundance of oxygen, blue skies and gorgeous smells from the nature (my nose loves that time of the year). And I have abundance of people who loves me and are happy that we share the planet at this time in the eternity. And that’s why I am deeply and profoundly rich. And that’s why I don’t want to change my role with anyone else (except my dog or some cat for a day), because I feel joy of life and I like being me. And I am awesome at it!

Pozdravljeni, dragi moji ljudje in vse živali, ki rade berete 😉 

001. Vem, da ste že vznemirjeno čakali na novice o mojem življenju in delu! 😉 

Moje življenje je res vse kaj drugo kot dolgočasno zadnje čase. Nekako zelo visoko letam in hodim po res trdih letih. In globoko sem hvaležna za oboje! Uživam v letenju in sem hvaležna za lekcije, ki jih predelujem na dnu.
Za sabo imam najbolj zaposlen mesec v svojem dosedanjem življenju. Veliko dela, veliko srečanj, veliko stresa, veliko spoznanj in veliko radosti. 

Trenutno še zraven vsega dela za moje 3 Ptice prodajam knjige v Mariboru. Še nikoli nisem imela toliko dela in obenem bila tako brez denarja. Prišla sem do točke, ko ljudem od zunaj izgleda, kot da mi res uspešno gre… In po nekaterih definicijah uspeha, se tudi jaz vidim kot uspešno, ampak če pogledam na finance, še nisem bila na nižji točki. Skušam priti iz dolga, in po resnici povedano, se mi prodaja končno dejansko izboljšuje, ampak me izdatki in prispevki ubijajo. Plačati moram prispevke za nekaj mesecev nazaj, bančne račune imam blokirane, imam za nekaj mesecev neplačanih položnic, registrirati sem morala avto in vse kar spada zraven, pa še mali servis moram naredit, ali pa lahko ostanem kje na cesti. + nepredvideni večji stroški v gospodinjstvu. 

Ampak, kolikor koli gnilo se to vse sliši in kako me je skozi bilo strah priti v takšno situacijo, veste kaj, sploh ni tako grozno, kot sem si vedno mislila. Sem revna in živim v revni družini po naših dohodkovnih standardih, ampak še vedno imam oči in druge čute odprte za lepote in še vedno lahko veliko dajem svetu! Kaj dajem? Ljubezen, sočutje in ustvarjalnost. Tega imam v izobilju. In v izobilju prejemam kisik, modro nebo in čudovite vonjave narave (moj nos obožuje ta čas v letu). In imam obilo ljudi, ki me imajo radi in so srečni, da si delimo planet v tem času v večnosti. In zato sem globoko in resnično bogata. In zato si ne želim zamenjati moje vloge z drugimi (razen z mojim psom ali kakšno mačko za kak dan), ker čutim življenjsko radost in ker sem rada jaz. In res sem dobra v tem!  

zulu zion socks(vintage shorts, H&M tee, Zulu Zion socks, unknown) (vintage kratke hlače, H&M majica, Zulu Zion nogavice, neznano) 

Also, if I define my success as doing what I love, learning, growing and helping others see their own beauty and the beauty of the world we live in, then I am successful! And if inspire people to start making new choices, damn, I rock!

And if I define successful person as someone who is daring greatly, then I am success!

And writing honestly about this is daring greatly! You know why? Because poor people usualy don’t talk about it. And I think (that’s my opinion), that poor people stay poor because they are so ashamed of being poor, they don’t wanna talk about it, because it hurts and so they are closing themselves off from the world, which is the best recipe for staying poor.

And you know what? I felt lots of shame about my situation, I felt inadequate, I felt like a loser, I felt like a total dissapointment about myself. I even felt really stupid, even though I always defined myself as intelligent. I still might feel some of it (in this moment I don’t, I just feel this momentum energy), but I know, that I don’t have to.

Why I don’t have to feel ashamed of my debt? Well, first things first, it doesn’t help, I can’t shame myself to wealth. Second, I was doing the best that I could, I’m still doing the best that I can. When I look back, I sometimes think I could do so much more or I should do this instead of this, but given the things I knew and felt in those moments, I was doing my best.

Tudi, če definiram uspeh kot to, da delam to kar ljubim, se učim, rastem in pomagam drugim videt njihovo lastno lepoto in lepoto sveta v katerem živimo, sem uspešna! In če še mimogrede navdihnem koga, da začne izbirat drugačne izkušnje, vraga, jaz res obvladam! 

In če definiram uspešno osebo kot nekoga, ki si veliko drzne, potem sem uspeh!

In veliko si drznem, ko iskreno pišem o tem! Veste zakaj? Zato ker revni ljudje ponavadi ne govorijo o tem. In mislim (moje osebno mnenje), da revni ljudje ostanejo revni zato, ker jih je tako sram, da so revni. Ne želijo govoriti o tem, ker boli in se tako raje zaprejo pred svetom, kar je pa najboljši recept, da ostanejo revni. 

In veste kaj? Tudi sama sem čutila ogromno sramu okrog svoje situacije, počutila sem se premalo dobro, kot čista zguba, kot poosebljeno razočaranje. Počutila sem se celo zelo neumno, čeprav sem sama sebe vedno definirala kot inteligentno. Priznam, da še se vedno včasih tako počutim (v tem trenutku sicer ne, ker sem zdaj v tem ‘momentum’ energiji), ampak vem, da se ne rabim,

Zakaj se ne rabim sramovati svojih dolgov? Prvo kot prvo, ne more me biti tako sram, da bi lahko s tem obogatela. Drugo, delal sem najboljše kar sem lahko in tak še vedno delam. Ko gledam nazaj, se mi včasih zdi, da bi lahko toliko več naredila oz. da bi lahko naredila ‘to’ namesto ‘tega’, ampak z ozirom na stvari, ki sem jih vedela in čutila v tistih trenutkih, sem naredila najboljše, kar sem lahko. 

vintage shorts  
I live my whole life with people, who see money as a problem and as cause of all bad. And we all know that we learn by examples we see around. And I just didn’t have any grown up person with real knowledge and clear feelings around money around me that could taught me managing, saving and investing money and feeling good about it.

But even though it’s not my fault, I know it’s my responsibility. So I learn and I am trying to find people who can teach me how to manage money and what attitude to tune in.

Celo življenje že živim z ljudmi, ki vidijo denar kot problem in kot vir vsega slabega. In vsi vemo, da se učimo po zgledih, ki jih imamo okrog. In preprosto ob sebi nisem imela nobene odrasle osebe s pravim znanjem in razčiščenimi občutki okrog denarja, ki bi me lahko naučila upravljanja, varčevanja in investiranja z njim ter dobrih občutkov ob tem. 

Čeprav krivda ni moja pa vem, da je moja odgovornost. Zato se učim in skušam najti ljudi, ki me lahko naučijo upravljanja in naravnanosti okrog denarja.

field

002. Ooh, here I have to tell you I shook hands with my business role model two days ago, Ivo Boscarol himself, the founder of Pipistrel (they make light aircraft). He is such an inspiration to me! I listened to his speech three months ago and it filled me with so much energy and power I almost cried there. It was first speech in that day and I felt like running home and throwing myself into work. And since then I believe in myself and my vision more. The things he spoke were so in tune with me, I was like Yes, Yes, Yes! Eco-friendly phylosophy, long term vision, focus on people and high goals! Yes!

There was an airshow this Sunday in village called Moškanjci, near by place where my boyfriend lives and I convinced him to go there. I hoped Mr. Boscarol would be there and that I could meet him, but I kept that to myself. Last week I read all the interviews I could find with him and was collecting my courage to write him. And then we come there and meet some friends and they told me Ivo is there. And so I went to him and shook his hand and told him who am I and that I am very happy to hold his hand, because he is my role model. I had tears in my eyes, literally. He was very kind and he asked what do I do, said its good I do something different and gave me encouragement about it. Wow wow wow!  “The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good” (quote by Samuel Johnson). I can say from my own experience that Ivo Boscarol is a really great human being!

002. Opa, tukaj vam moram povedati, da sem se pred dvema dnevoma rokovala z mojim poslovnim vzornikom, Ivom Boscarolom osebno, ustanoviteljem Pipistrela (proizvodnja super lahkih osebnih letal). On mi je res takšna inspiracija! Pred tremi meseci sem na 500 podjetnic poslušala njegov govor, ki me je tako napolnil z energijo in močjo, da sem se skoraj začela jokat tam od sile. To je bilo prvo predavanje v tistem dnevu, jaz pa sem si želela kar laufat domov in se vreči v delo! Od takrat dalje bolj verjame v sebe in v svojo vizijo. Njegove besede so bile v takem sozvočju z mano, da mi je skozi celo bitje šlo ‘Ja, Ja, Ja! Okolju prijazna filozofija, dolgoročno gledanje, osredotočenost na ljudi in visoki cilji! Ja! 

V nedeljo je bil v vasici imenovani Moškanjci letalski miting. Moj fant živi tam blizu in sem ga prepričala, da greva na letališče. Upala sem, da bo g. Boscarol tam in da ga bom imela možnost spoznati, ampak sem to svojo željo hranila samo pri sebi. Kakšen teden prej sem prebrala vse intervjuje z njim, kar sem jih našla in zbirala pogum, da mu pišem. In potem prideva z Juretom tja, naključno srečava prijatelje in en pokaže, kje stoji Boscarol. In tako sem šla do njega in mu segla v roko, se mu predstavila in mu povedala, da sem zelo srečna, da ga lahko držim za roko, ker je moj vzornik. Solzne oči sem imela, dobesedno. Bil je zelo prijazen, povprašal me je kaj počnem, mi rekel, da je dobro, da delam nekaj drugačnega in mi vlil poguma! Vau, vau, vau! Če se veličina človeka vidi po tem, kako se obnaša do tistih, ki ne morejo nič naredit zanj, lahko iz lastne izkušnje povem, da je ta Ivo Boscarol res velik človek!

blue white bike

003. I was in Ljubljana (our capital) this Saturday. I was at the really special little festival, where I had stall with my ecofriendly accessories and I was also painting an old bike. I was doing this for the first time in my life, so I was a bit nervous and didn’t exactly know how to tackle that, but it came out pretty well. I sprayed it with blue and white and I painted birds on it by hand. Two gals said it should be named Freedom and I really like the name. I unfourtunatelly didn’t hear nothing from the owner yet (the bike was brought there by her superkind and understanding parents), so I don’t know what she thinks about it. I am kinda satiesfied with it. Of course a picture in my mind was a bit more perfect, but I can understand I just can’t make things perfectly perfect the first time I’m doing them. What you think about it?

003. To soboto sem bila v Ljubljani na Župfeštici, kjer sem imela stojnico s svojimi izdelki, polepšala pa sem tudi eno staro kolo. Prvič v življenju sem delala kaj takega, tako da sem bila malo nervozna in nisem čisto vedela, kako se naj lotim, a je na koncu kar dobro izpadel. Pošprejala sem ga z modrim in belim šprejem in nanj s čopičem naslikala ptice. Dve dekleti sta ga kar poimenovali Svoboda, kar mi je bilo zelo všeč. Žal še nisem slišala mnenja lastnice – kolo sta namreč tja pripeljala njena super prijazna in razumevajoča starša – tako da ne vem, kako ji je všeč. Jaz sem zadovoljna. Seveda je bila slika v moji glavi boljša, ampak lahko razumem, da ne morem naredit vseh stvari popolno popolnih, ko jih delam prvič. Kakšno se pa zdi vam?
 bike with birds
blue white freedom bike

004. Also, Špela from The Fashion Junkie came to meet me! Besides being a fashion addict and student, she also works as a web designer and loves it. Her blog design is her work, btw. I so much love about her how she shines when she talks about her work! I so much enjoy when people radiates such energy!
She is so kind and supportive! She bought a pouch from me and told me how much she loves 3 Ptice Navdihovalnica (my own little crowdfunding project, where people can support my bussines and they get every month in return digital goods created by me – quote they can print and hang on their wall, mandala they can paint and creative challenge, where we make something from things we can find at home – so far only in slovenian language).

Of course, clumsy as I am, I forgot to say to someone to take picture of us together…

004. No, v soboto me je prišla obiskat Špela, ki piše blog The Fashion Junkie! Zraven tega, da je zasvojenka z modo in študentka, je tudi oblikovalka spletnih strani, kar obožuje. Dizajn njenega bloga je njeno delo, mimogrede. Tako mi je všeč, kako sije, ko govori o svojem delu! Res uživam, ko ljudje sevajo takšno energijo!

Od mene je kupila toaletko in mi povedala, kako zelo všeč ji je 3 Ptice Navdihovalnica (moj mali osebni ‘crowdfunding’ projekt, preko katerega lahko ljudje podprejo moje delo in v zameno vsak mesec dobijo digitalne dobrote izpod mojih rok – citat, ki si ga lahko natisnejo in obesijo na steno, mandalo, ki jo lahko pobarvajo in kreativni izziv, pri katerem izdelam nekaj iz stvari, ki jih lahko najdemo doma).
Žal sem pozabila komu reči, da naj naju fotografira skupaj… 

summer style   
005. So, I guess that’s more than enough for one post 😉 Thanks so much for reading! And if you got something valuable from this post, you can hit the donate button on the sidebar or get yourself a good looking and ecofriendly accessories that I made – 3 Ptice at Etsy. And btw, I love your comments, so don’t be shy! Or be shy if you wanna be and write it anyway!
Be awesomely you, folks!

005. Mislim, da je to več kot dovolj informacij v eni objavi 😉 Res vam hvala za branje! Če ste dobili iz te objave kaj vrednega, lahko stisnete na ‘Donate’ gumb ob strani, si privoščite kakšno 3 Ptice totico ali kaj drugega, ali pa se naročite na 3 Ptice Navdihovalnico. In mimogrede, rada preberem vaše komentarje, tako da ne bit sramežljivi! Ali pa bodite sramežljivi, če že želite in vseeno kakšnega napišite!
Bodite čudoviti kot ste!

“A day of worry is more exhausting than a day of work.” – John Lubbock

Anita Life.Style.Fun.

Hello fellas! A new working week is here and it’s time to see that life is beautiful no matter the circumstances we are in. The sky is blue with gorgeous puffy clouds and the nature is all in happy green tones for us! We have air full of oxygen to breath and power in our hearts which makes world even more awesome place to live in!

That’s exactly how I feel today and I hope you will get infected by my mood too. I of course have a lot of things I could worry about, but I decided not to. What help does worry brings in? None. Okay, maybe it helps get you aware of the things in life that could be improved.

Check. Thank you worry for this gift, now you can let go and give your place to ideas and actions that will improve my situation.

And I’ll improve my life with enjoying the journey, knowing that I’ll reach the destination sooner or later. I am ready for the next step and I do it with grace!

There are some steps I cannot make yet, but I’m coming there with steps I can make here and now. There are things I cannot do yet, because I don’t yet have all the resources, but there are many things I can do with what I have here and now. And I can make those and give them out to the world and I believe that from 7 billions people in the world I can with some help of the Universe attract the right ones to me! Because definetely there are many many awesome wholehearted people out there that would enjoy what I have to offer and I am excited to meet them! And I will happily say yes to our energy exchange! YES!

So, steps I took already? I updated 3 Ptice shop with some new eco friendly goodies created by my hands (which grow from my heart), I wrote this post and now I am of to enjoy the other steps towards my destination and I will feel perfect and whole, because I am perfect and whole because I exist, just like everything else in the nature!

Oh, and happy Earth day, fellas! Use code ‘3PTICEEARTHDAY’ to get a free worldwide shipping on all orders of eco friendly goodies over $20 at 3 Ptice shop on Etsy! I can’t wait to see you there!
Stay awesome and let your light shine!

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Pozdravljeni! Nov delovni teden je tukaj in čas je, da ugledamo, da je življenje čudovito ne glede na okoliščine  v katerih smo. Nebo je modro in posejano s puhastimi belimi oblaki, narava pa je cela v srečnih zelenih odtenkih za nas! V zraku imamo obilje kisika in v srcih moč, ki dela ta svet še bolj čudovit!

Točno tako se počutim danes in upam, da se boste tudi vi nalezli mojega razpoloženja. Seveda imam dovolj stvari, zaradi katerih se lahko sekiram, ampak sem se odločila, da se ne bom. Kaj mi sekirancija pomaga? Nič. No, morda z njeno pomočjo ozavestim stvari v življenju, ki jih lahko izboljšam. 

Narejeno. Hvala skrbi za tole darilo, sedaj pa lahko greste in prepustite prostor idejam in delovanju, ki bo izboljšalo mojo situacijo. 

In življenje si bom izboljšala z uživanjem na poti, vedoč, da bom slej ko prej dosegla cilj. Pripravljena sem na naslednji korak in naredila ga bom odločno in radostno. 

Seveda obstajajo koraki, ki še jih ne morem narediti, ampak se mi bližajo z delanjem korakov, ki jih lahko naredim tukaj in zdaj. Obstajajo stvari, ki še jih ne morem narediti, ker še nimam vsega potrebnega, ampak obstaja mnogo stvari, ki jih lahko naredim s tem kar imam tukaj in zdaj. In te stvari lahko naredim ter jih dam svetu in verjamem, da lahko med sedmimi milijardami ljudi na svetu k sebi z malo pomoči Vesolja pritegnem pritegnem prave. Ker je gotovo na svetu ogromno širokosrčnih ljudi, ki bodo uživali v mojih darovih in z radostno vznemirjenostjo čakam, da jih spoznam! In z veseljem bom rekla ja naši energijski izmenjavi! JA!

Koraki, ki sem jih že naredila? 3ptice.com sem posodobila z novimi okolju prijaznimi dobrotami izpod mojih rok (ki rastejo od mojega srca), napisala sem tole objavo, zdaj pa grem uživat v novih korakih proti cilju in zraven se bom počutila popolno in celostno, ker sem popolna in celostna zato, ker obstajam! Kot vse ostalo v naravi! 

Aja, srečen dan Zemlje vsem Zemljanom! 3 Ptice vam danes častijo poštnino pri nakupu nad 18€ tudi pri plačilu po povzetju! Se vidimo! 

Ostanite čudoviti in pustite, da vaša luč sije na veliko! 

P.S.: Pred tednom in pol je izšel nov izvod 3 Ptice Navdihovalnice (april 2014), v katerem je govora o popolnosti, čaka vas čudovita grafika, ki jo lahko takoj natisnite in daste na steno, da vas bo navdihovala in spominjala na vašo vrednost, mandala, pri barvanju katere se lahko sprostite (ter si z njo potem polepšate delovni prostor) in navodila za prav poseben hranilnik, s katerim si boste lahko hitreje izpolnili kakšno od svojih želja. Kaj še čakate, hitro srečko kupit! Pardon, hitro se na Navdihovalnico naročit!  😉 

Za tiste, ki še niste slišali za 3 Ptice Navdihovalnico – tukaj je celotno ozadje nastanka, v tem zavihku pa si lahko izberete način plačila in dostave ter ogledate seznam čudovitih naročnikov.

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