sejma

i always knew myself. not in the way most people know themselves - i mean in the way that i sat day after day all by myself in my room and the only one i talked to, was my brain. i sat on the floor, starred into the mirror right into my own eyes and looked at me, like i saw myself for the first time. i turned down all the lights, lay down and listened to my brain, even when i mostly couldn’t understand it. i let myself fall so deep in sadness through imagining things that could happen or could have happened that i could listen to my brain and heart whimpering in the corner.
i know myself very well. maybe i spent too many ours all by myself. but better to have one very close friend, than none at all. even if that means, your own brain is your very only friend.
—  my friend
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Tale luštna mala stvarca je priplavala iz Čipkalnice že pred novim letom v času božično-novoletnega sejma pred Postojnsko jamo. Proteus Anginus - človeška ribica ali močeril, je edini jamski vretenčar v Evropi. Na prednjih nogah ima tri prstke, na zadnjih pa samo dva.

Figura je oblikovana zelo preprosto in skuša s čim manj elementi zajeti čim več anatomskih značilnosti živalice. Enakomeren ritem ozkega risa z zakvačkanimi zankami ponazarja brazde na telesu, ki se zvija v značilnem gibanju. Drobne okončine so izdelane v tehniki kitice, tako kot škrge na zadnji strani oglato zaobljene glave.

This pretty little thing swam out of my lace workshop a while ago, during christmas market at the Postojna Cave. Proteus Anguinus - the olm, is the only cave-dwelling chordate species in Europe. While its front limbs have three digits, the back limbs only have two.

The animal figure is designed as simple as possible, using as little elements as possible to show all the features of the anatomy. The rythm of the narrow cloth-stich technique represents the olm’s body, segmented with regularly spaced furrows. The body is twisted in snakelike motion. The olm’s tiny limbs are made in braid technique, same as the gills at the back of the head .