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Christmas mood board / Božična inspiracija

Are you ready for Christmas? I'm not. I almost finished cleaning my house, but I'm definitely not ready for Christmas. Yet. I didn't even decorate my Christmas tree yet. I usually do it on Christmas Eve, but this year I might break the tradition. We'll see. I'll try to figure out all the Christmas decorations tonight. I need to decide how I'm going to set my table. I have ideas, but I haven't figured out how to connect them yet. All the cleaning took longer than expected. What I do have ready is my Christmas mood board. I've created two new festive fashion illustrations and one new Christmas card. Priorities, right? Why do something that is urgent, when you can do something that isn't? Well, maybe I can use this illustrations as a gift for somebody and save up some time that way. Now, that's an idea.

Jeste li svi spremni za Božić? Ja nisam. Skoro sam gotovo s čišćenjem kuće, ali definitivno nisam spremna za Božić. Još. Nisam čak ni okitila jelku (ili bor kako imamo običaj reći u Dalmaciji mada odavno nitko ne kiti borove). Obično to kićenje čuvam za Badnjak, ali ove godine možda uranim. Vidjet ćemo. Trebam još smisliti sve božične dekoracije i moram  odlučiti kako ću postaviti stol. Imam ideje, ali nisam još smislila kako ih povezati u glavi. Ono što imam spremno je božična ploča s inspiracijom. Naslikala sam dvije nove blagdanske modne ilustracije i napravila još jednu božičnu čestitiku. Prioriteti, zar ne? Zašto raditi nešto što je hitno, kada možeš raditi nešto što nije? Dobro možda mogu iskoristiti ove ilustracije kao poklon nekome i tako uštedjeti na vremenu. E sada, to nije loše ideja.









So, these are my two new fashion illustrations, both inspired by this festive season. The medium is watercolour on paper. One of them is more casual, a combo of a cozy sweater and skinny jeans (or jeggings- who could tell the difference anyway?).  I think that when it comes to choosing what we're going to wear for Christmas, it should be all about what we want. I mean Christmas should be about celebrating life, it should be there for us and not the other way. If you hate dresses and you absolutely love jeans, who says you can't wear jeans for Christmas? Wear whatever you feel like, whatever you feel best in. Personally, I love dresses, so that is probably what I'm going to wear. In fact, I wish if I could have this dress that I illustrated here. This other fashion illustration I did is more dressed up. You can't go wrong with a LBD. Not even on Christmas day..Anyway, this outfit on the right could serve as an inspiration for a NYE look. What do you think? Have you planned your Christmas outfit? Have you decided what you're going to wear for NYE? 

Tako da tu su moje dvije nove modne ilustracije, obje su nadahnute ovim blagdanskim razdobljem.  Medij su vodene boje na papiru. Jedna je više ležerna, kombinacija toploga džempera i uskih traperica ( a možda su u pitanju i tkz. jeggings- tko može više i primijetiti razliku?). Mislim da kada je u pitanju odabir onoga što ćemo nositi za Božić, trebali bi nositi isključivo on što nam se nosi. Mislim da poanta Božića treba biti slavlje života, trebao bi biti tu zbog nas, a ne obrnuto. Ako mrzite haljine i obožavate traperice, tko kaže da ne možete nositi traperice za Božić? Nosite što god želite, ono u čemu se najbolje osjećate. Osobno, ja volim haljine, pa ću vjerovati nositi nešto takvo. Zapravo, voljela bi da mogu nekako dobiti ovu haljinu koju sam ilustrirala. Ova druga modna ilustracija koju sam naslikala je malo više dotjerana. Ne možete pogriješiti s crnom haljinicom. Čak ni na Božić. Zapravo, ova druga kombinacija bi mogla biti i nadahnuće za novogodišnju noć. Jeste li vi odlučili što ćete nositi za doček Nove Godine?










Last night I went to my last art class. It was a fun experience. I will frame a few paintings that I did there and then I might show them to you. I'm already thinking about where I will place them in my new home. This will probably be my last Christmas in this house. If I wasn't so involved into the process of decorating my new home (we're doing it by ourselves), I would probably feel nostalgic. I'm there  in that house every day. I'm in stores selecting materials every day. It is a lot of work, but it is also a labour of love. In other words, it is very time consuming and  tiring, but I do enjoy it. 

Sinoć sam išla na zadnji sat tečaja. Bilo je to ugodno iskustvo. Uokviriti ću neke od slika koje sam tamo radila pa ih možda i podijelim s vama.  Već razmišljam gdje ću ih staviti u svojoj novoj kući. Ovo će vjerovatno biti moj zadnji Božić u ovoj kući. Možda da nisam toliko uključena u svo to uređivanje ( sami sve biramo), onda bi možda i bila nostalgična...U toj sam kući svaki dan. Svaki dan sam u nekom dućanu i biram materijale. To je sve puno posla, ali to su slatke muke. Drugim riječima, oduzima puno vremena i umara, ali uživam u tome. 









Besides these two fashion illustrations, I'm also sharing this card I made. So, here it is, my new DIY Christmas card. I  think it's pretty cute. It's watercolour on paper and I added some details to make it seem more 3D. I might add more of those. If I find the time. So, that would be about all for today. How are your preparations for Christmas going on? Are you stressed? I was going to write about how you shouldn't be, how we should all just relax for Christmas,  but to be honest, I  am stressed too. I know I shouldn't be, but well...It is like every women has this evil perfection inside of her, that never lets her relax. What will happen if our Christmas meal isn't impressive? What will happen if our Christmas decorations aren't awe-inspiring? Nothing will happen. Will our family love us less if we don't put on a show? No, they won't. So, why do we worry so much about it?  I don't know. I'm trying to make myself worry less and enjoy more this Christmas. I'll let you know how it works out.

Osim ove dvije modne ilustracije, dijelim i ovu čestitku koju sam napravila, tako da evo i te nove božične čestitke. Mislim da je baš slatka. Medij su vodene boje na papiru, a dodala sam i neke detalje da ispadne više 3D. Možda dodam još neki sličan detalj, ako nađem vremena. Tako da, to bi bilo sve za danas, Kako idu vaše pripreme za Božić. Jeste li pod stresom? Htjela sam pisati o tome kako ne biste trebali biti, kako bismo se trebali opustiti za Božić, ali da budem iskrena i ja sam pod stresom. Znam da je to glupo i da ne bi trebala biti...ali ponekad mi se čini da sve mi žene imamo nekoga zločestoga perfekcionista u sebi, koji nam nikad ne dopušta da se opustimo. Što će se goditi ako nam Božični ručak bude prosječan? Što će se dogoditi ako nam dekoracije nisu spektakularne? Ništa se neće dogoditi. Hoće li nas naše obitelji manje voljeti ako ne napravimo neku predstavu iz svega toga? Naravno da neće. Zašto se onda toliko brinemo. Ne znam. Nastojim se brinuti manje i uživati više ove godine. Javit ću vam hoće li to uspjeti. 





















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  1. What a great idea. Looks so good. xx

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  2. They're all lovely! I can't wait to see what you did in your art class (if you decided to share them). I don't feel ready for Christmas either! We haven't done our tree yet either :) xx

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  3. As I said you are very talented! I love your illustrations so much! Thanks for sharing with us dear))
    Have a great week sweetie and best wishes for Christmas!

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  4. stupendi questi bozzetti, sempre bravissima tu
    buon giovedì, un bacione
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  5. Fabulous illustrations Dear:) love as always!:*

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  6. Bellissime queste nuove illustrazioni molto natalizie!!! Sei davvero brava Ivana, non mi stancherò di ripetertelo!!!
    Kisses, Paola.

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  7. I'm not ready for Christmas either. At all. Let's see if we get in the mood :p

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  8. Da, mnogi od nas su perfekcionisti, mi žene posebno. U stanju sam da zakomplikujem sebi život opterećivanjem nekim detaljima koje na kraju samo ja vidim, ali stvarno se trudim u poslednje vreme da usporim i da nije smak sveta ako nisam postigla sve što sam naumila.
    Što se Božića tiče, nisam pod nekom presijom jer je samo nas dvoje za sad (porodična okupljanja su nam u planu nešto kasnije),a ko zna, možda me čeka svečana haljina, možda omiljena pidžama. Stvarno treba te trenutke prilagoditi sebi i slaviti život kao što si rekla. Jelku sam okitila pre par nedelja i postavila neke detalje uglavnom u dnevnoj sobi i to je to. Nekako nemam osećaj koji je datum jer evo, sunce sija i ima oko 15ºC :D
    Tvoje ilustracije su još magičnije sa tom prazničnom notom i srećan je ko god bude primio jednu od njih kao poklon :) I ja bih rado nosila tu odeću :)
    Uživaj u tim slatkim mukama. Meni je san da jednog dana imamo kuću/stan koji će biti 100% naš i onakav kakav želimo...
    <3

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    1. uživam koliko god mogu, jer se to ipak radi jednom u životu i što sada napravimo to je to, sumnjam da ćemo moći dignuti novi kredit za prepravke:). Baš smo jutros kupili lustere za dnevni boravak i kuhinju...ja se zezam da smo sada poslušali savjet Ramba Amadeusa, prema njemu tajna dugoga braka je dignuti nekakav grozan kredit zajedno, što gora rata to bolje ha ha ha...

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  9. Wow, as always so amazing pics) thanks a lot for sharing)

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  10. My pick goes to the cheery skirt, my dear! Happy hoidays! xoxo

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  11. Sei bravissima, mi piacciono molto questi disegni
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  12. Very festive outfits! I am not ready for it either.

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  13. Dear Ivana, I really love your Christmas card and it is agreat idea to use your illustrations as Christmas cards! Thanks for your permission! I'm convinced you will do everything in context of Christmas in time and in the end you will also have a wonderful Christmas tree as usual.
    I have also still something to do but I'm confident I will manage it all :)
    Wish you by all my heart wonderful and very happy Christmas!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
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  14. Very very interesting post. Go and decorate your Christmas tree first <3 <3

    Merry Christmas <3

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  15. Dearest Ivana,
    I can well understand that you would like to wear the dress you drew. Me too! ;-) I like your designs again very much, but since I like to wear dresses, I prefer this outfit. I don’t yet know exactly what I myself will wear on Christmas Eve, - I will decide spontaneously. And we do not celebrate New Year's Eve, so I don’t need to think about it ... ;-)
    Have a Merry Christmas!

    Lots of hugs, Traude

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  16. Ti auguro una buona serata pre-natalizia tesoro!
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  17. Joj što mi je preslatka ova ilustracija s božićnom kapicom, i jako mi se sviđa čestitka, iduće godine mi pošalji jednu :D

    Što se tiče Božića, ja sam ove godine kao u nekoj crnoj rupi - tri mjeseca na snimanju i oteta od svijeta pa uopće nemam nikakav dojam tog blagdanskog raspoloženja. Provesti ću ga u društvu babe i dide, baš smo danas dogovarali što ćemo sve jesti i nekako se baš veselim tome :)

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    1. vrlo rado ću ti je poslat:) Mislim da je s babom i didom uvijek super:)

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  18. Beautiful illustration and a beautiful mood board, Ivana. I am ready for Christmas, just a couple more days, can't wait but on the other hand I would like to last it a bit longer, well you know about that, lol. I wish you and yours a very merry Christmas. God bless, girl.
    xox
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  19. Amazing illustrations - I would actually love to wear those outfits!
    Hope you have a great Christmas :) x

    The Belle Narrative

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  20. Molto brava, disegni favolosi!
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  21. Samo polako, stići ćeš sve i uživati u praznicima natenane.
    Drago mi je da si provela kvalitetno vreme na tečaju, a ove božićne ilustracije su mi presavršene, pogotovo ova sa haljinicom.
    Pusa

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    1. hvala ti:)
      mi žene i haljine...nikad dosta;)

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  22. Well, I am not ready for Christmas, but at least we already have our Christmas tree ;-)

    I love your amazing fashion illustrations! As you can see on my blog, I have a christmas outfit with a LBD ;-)

    Love, Nadine

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  23. Very cute illustrations dear! and nope, still not ready for Christmas yet too haha I just have so many things to do and list to accomplish. However, my holiday is doing well so far :)

    love lots,
    Tin

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  24. "Are you ready for Christmas?" - today is christmas eve, i think i´m. and again i see a pair of nice paintings. this clothings make me a little bit jealous, cause i love some of them and i would wear them too. specially this violet shirt - cool!

    mery x-mas my dear!!!

    Jennifer
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  25. I didn't decorate for Christmas this year. I just finished remodeling my home. Now I have to furnish it. I've been throwing away things and preparing for the New Year. Love your mood board and Christmas card.
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    1. we'll be moving soon, so I understand you...it is so much work.

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