“The wild is an integral part of who are are as children. Without pausing to consider what or where or how, we gather herbs and flowers, old apples and rose hips, shiny pebbles and dead spiders, poems, tears and raindrops, putting each treasured thing into the cauldron of our souls. We stir our bucket of mud as if it were, every one, a bucket of chocolate cake to be mixed for the baking. Little witches, hag children, we dance our wildness, not afraid of knowing…”
– Emma Restall Orr
Take me back to when I could just conjure anything with my mind. When I could see through ant holes and whisper my secrets into the cracks of trees and transform shells into gold with my touch.
When every pond and rockpool was a portal.
Where ever creek would just come alive if I were slow and silent enough to let it.
To protect my energy, it is ok to change my mind.
To protect my energy, it is ok to cancel a commitment.
To protect my energy, it is ok to take a day off.
To protect my energy, it is ok to not answer that call.
To protect my energy, it is ok to not share myself.
To protect my energy, it is ok to do nothing.
To protect my energy, it is ok to be alone.
To protect my energy, it is ok to sleep in.
To protect my energy, it is ok to to move on.
To protect my energy, it is ok to let go.
To protect my energy, it is ok to change.
“I treat myself like I would my daughter. I brush her hair, I wash her laundry, tuck her in goodnight. Most importantly, I feed her. I do not punish her. I do not berate her, leave tears staining her face. I do not leave her alone. I know she deserves more. I know I deserve more.”
– Michelle K.
“Your vibration doesn’t have to be strong, it just has to be pure.”
“The mission is simple. Create. Create love, peace, art, inspiration, care, heart, honesty, a full picture of what it’s really about.”
– Andra Knox
Hello. It’s me. It has certainly been awhile.
Can you believe we’re almost in May? We killed it at Boutiques Fair in March – it was incredible seeing all your lovely faces.
We launched our jade facial rollers which were a runaway hit about three times over.
And we are just about to pop up at Buro’s charity market on Sat 22 April (2pm to 6pm at The Co.) for #Burogivesback.
But can I tell you a secret? As great as this season’s been, it hasn’t been without its challenges. For example, it’s getting exhausting watching people visiting our booths only to take pictures and “adapt” (to put it nicely) our handpainted props and VM for their campaigns and stores.
Those who blatantly stand infront of our booths to say, “See what they’ve did there? They’ve created height”, and after taking 30 pictures as if it were some styling workshop then ask, “Is it ok we take pictures?”
And to think that Einstein said the secret to creativity was knowing where to hide your sources.
An editor friend of ours whose work gets ahem, remixed all the time reminded us that imitation is the highest form of flattery.
We try so hard to remember Elizabeth Gilbert’s book on creativity, Big Magic which explains that sometimes someone isn’t copying you per se, it’s just merely multiple discovery. Meaning to say, a researcher in South Sudan could reach the same scientific findings as her counterpart in London at the same time. Nobody copied anybody. It was all coincidence.
Except sometimes you know it isn’t. And it sucks. And you just have to bear it and move on. Alors.
The beautiful thing about creativity though, is that you may copy someone, but you’ll never be able to replicate their process or intent.
But before we go to a bad place, time to log off, burn some sage/palo santo and de-internet…