The term 'burning the candle at both ends' is derived from the French language and was coined in the 17th century. At the time it meant being wasteful because candles were expensive, and to burn one at both ends meant to use it twice as fast. It eventually took on the symbolic meaning that we know today, working too hard or too much, exhausting oneself. This idiom still holds true to today, and is a reminder that you need to take care of yourself as well instead of spending all of your energy twice as fast as you need to. Add this beautiful patch to your denim jacket or bag as a regular reminder to spend your energy wisely.
Hand screen printed by Prints of Darkness
Approx. 4x4" inch patch on black cotton canvas. May fray if not sewn onto something.
These patches are made by the wonderful Amanda Bullick of Brutally Beautiful.
Amanda Bullick, The Conjurer, is a lover of life, nature and all the treasures that are left behind. She is a Vancouver based artist and the driving force behind Brutally Beautiful. "I feel, I lead with my heart. I believe we are all brutally beautiful just as we are all perfectly flawed...and I have the pictures to prove it." Amanda says of her art.
Since earning her BFA in Photography at the Alberta College Of Art And Design, Amanda has become a multi-discipline artist and often incorporates ethically sourced bones into her work.
By honouring life, death, and the inevitable rebirth in all things Amanda captures the essence of her brand - art that is truly BRUTALLY BEAUTIFUL.