About Me

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My name is Selena Vilov and Retro-Sparks Blog is my artsy corner where I share my passion for the art of letter writing and DIY stationery & crafts, all sparkled with my motherhood adventures. I share my daydreams and night-designs. I write about something that is common to all of us. I write about life, creativity, and experiences.

I was born and raised in Serbia, a small country in East Europe on the hilly and turbulent Balkan Peninsula. However, in 2015 I moved to romantic Vienna (Austria) due to the continuation of my Master’s studies.

After successfully mastering the German language in 2017 I have begun my studies at the University of Vienna with the emphasis on the historical, philosophical, and sociological foundations in education. I am an Andragogist (i.e. adult educationalist) and a freelance research assistant, who survives thanks to coffee and avocado. At the end of the day, I am a mom of a little girl, bookworm, daydreamer, and yoga enthusiast.

In Vienna, I have found my place under the sun. The city inspired by the warmest sun, best coffee houses, and the sweetest piano sound without exception. Springs and Autumns have special charm here – suddenly the Vienna Secession comes fully to the fore, and Art Nouveau shines in all its glory. With my baby girl Xara Nadia, and my husband, Danijel, a freelance Web developer who is by my side in everything, we make each day count.

My daughter was born with a rare birth defect called long gap esophageal atresia without tracheoesophageal fistula. She was unable to swallow. The challenges we have gone through, as well as the ones we face on a daily basis, are presented within my Mommy Belly page. Fascinated by the art of letter writing, literature, creativity, and books, I am tipping about my daydreams and night-designs on my Letters To A Friend page. For some nice and easy DIY projects check out my Creative Factory page. 

Also, there is a Free resource library page where I share my free goodies such as birthday card decor printables, mini polaroid frames, miniature vintage letters forms, printable Easter greeting cards, printable stickers for baby cards, an e-book about the art of letter writing, newborn essentials checklist and much more. 

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You can comment below my posts if you would like to discuss something, or simply want to share your thoughts and observations. Furthermore, by any question, any advice, or if you require any further information, feel free to contact me using the form below or at [email protected]

Selena V.

PS: Letters are timeless and make every word count. 

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