The wolf inside of me has always been there.
She’s hidden as she often is in most women. Inside though, I’ve always had strong instincts. I’ve always known when to run when to hide. I’ve always been able to hunt and fiercely protect. After 7 years in London, my Wolf was on the hunt for something bigger, something deeper something brighter. London as magical as it had been, is tough and rough and no room to roam. It is so rich in creativity and yet it had sucked me dry of my own creativity and my own brightness.
I felt as though all the colour in my life had drained out like ink down the plug hole.
After much fighting against the inevitable, I quit my full-time job and found the strength to leave the life I had created behind me. I left London and I booked a trip to Bali. Something just came over me, I just had to go. An Eat, Pray, Love cliche dream I suppose. I felt I needed to retreat from fighting and Bali looked like the perfect place for that.
In Bali, I discovered all these new colours of aqua blues, oranges, jungle greens, bright pinks, sunset colours I’d never seen before all blurring past me in quick wonderful moments. It filled my creative cup, it filled me with happiness and joy. I started to capture all these colours with my camera, then with paints in notebooks and sketchbooks. Trying to absorb all of these new colours and feelings… I hadn’t felt this connected to creativity in years.
The one place I thought I would find colour the most was in the shores of Gili. We went on a snorkelling trip and I was so excited. I’ve always been a Mermaid, ever since I was a little girl I have loved being in the water and swimming, diving into the deep. I used to spend hours in the bath practicing holding my breath and pretending I had a mermaid’s tail. So, naturally I wanted to go to the ocean… Inspired from all the colours I’d seen on land I’d seen I thought I would find even more underwater.
We plunged in over the edge of the boat into the blue, and all colour disappeared. The coral was white and grey for miles. The coral was dead, broken and drained of all life and colour. I knew this feeling.
I swam away from the group, continuing my hunt for colour, for life. The further I went the further I could no longer see anything but dead coral. I got a deep pang in my chest, how could we of done this? I knew it was us. I knew it was us humans. I knew this was unnatural. I knew it was out of balance.
On the boat trip back to land, I started thinking.
How could I help save the oceans I was swimming in? How could I contribute to the healing on the earth? Just the way these waters and lands had healed me?
How could I keep this creativity alive in me, how could I create these colours I’d witnessed? I wanted to share this creativity this joy I had found.
The Wolf in me had brought me forward, had made the moves to make me travel and make the changes that needed to be made. The Mermaid in me has found the deep watery emotions and creative ideas. The two came together to start work on a new project. I reconnected to all my creativity again. It flooded through me, Mermaid started painting and collecting colours. Wolf started building a business plan, something I’d never done before and I started to venture out into the unknown on a new adventure.
Wolf and Mermaid was born. Passionately devoted to bringing colour back into my life and into the lives of others, a brand built for conscious beings and wild souls. My yoga and my art, my Wolf and my Mermaid, blended into one being.
Wolf and Mermaid launched in 2018.
Wolf and Mermaid gave 10% of their profits to The Coral Reef Alliance to help preserve and protect our coral reefs in the first two years of selling.
All of Wolf and Mermaid products are made from eco-friendly materials, 100% organic filling, and non-toxic dyes.
Eve designs, sources suppliers, custom makes, fills, hand packages, and sends your goods to you from her, to bring light and colour back into your world.
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