July 12, 2010

Bird Stories, Who Dare Not Rise And Fly


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The art of restoring life to my latest peaceful art, hand painted by Dore Callaway. This little gem was a cast off and it became my mission to breathe new life into it. This heavy weighted paper tray, wall papered with a small print was not much to speak of. Yet I found layering paint and aging it with peaceful shades, to then paint a little feathered life to it would evoke a peaceful story. As you all have noticed I have been telling some sort of bird story here and there on various pieces of found objects of desire, this piece needed a story of its own. The harmony and spirit of our little feathered friends add calmness to our sanctuary place.

The French call little flea-market gems brocante. Not quite junk, not quite valuable. Brocante is best chosen by its passion to intrigue rather then its appreciated worth. Many number of objects vintage or made to look and feel antique, can be used to decorate flea-market brocante. I love creating a vignette out of lost items in the shuffle of being junk. I will rescue old frames, wire cages, and wood boxes, all these items I find intriguing enough to paint a peaceful bird resting on a branch. I then will take and paint coat after coat of sealers to the piece, this will assure future heirloom quality to it.


Painting my peaceful bird art to just the right piece is why I call it bird stories, every piece will tell you its story. This little flea-market broncante was a cast off, and its beauty was over looked to what it could have become. I love that our wild feathered friends can bring so much charm and endearment to a home. The French have said it well, "La douceur de vivre" adding atmosphere that defines living at its best.

This piece that was not quite junk, not quite valuable has new stories to tell and will hold value for someone new to love.

Inspiring you to make something out of nothing.

45 comments:

Cielo Azul Jewelry said...

THIS IS JUST GORGEOUS MY FRIEND!!!! I just love it so much=0)

xoxo,
Carol

Razmataz said...

Dore, as usual it it gorgeous.You rescued something from the trash and gave it a new life. Do you ever wonder about your connection to birds? Perhaps you have an incarnation from a lovely sparrow or robin.

laura said...

Dore, your work is just beautiful, I love all of it. I have an award to pass to you at my blog if you have a chance to pop over..
the address is
summerhouselc.blogspot.com
Have a very wonderful day!
Laura currie xxx

Jennifer Rizzo said...

Just lovely!!! So restful with really nice brushstrokes!

Sherri B. said...

The story and the piece are precious, just precious.

Secret Garden Cottage said...

You're a wonderful artis, Dore! This tray is really beautiful! You know how much I love bird art!! I LOVE how you breathed new life into an already existing piece. Your vignette is lovely, too!
Have a wonderful week, and thanks for continuing to inspire us!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

WhiteWhispers2u said...

G'day~I love that sweet lil bird I think she needs a name Hmmm! Great job, you Rock.......~Cheers Kim

Cassie said...

So very beautiful! I can't wait to receive my Sing and Fly sign! Thanks again!

Tamra said...

Ok, don't hate me, but while it's all lovely, my favorite thing was the three little eggs holding the liner brush! Loved that tiny still life!

McCarthy Designs said...

It is beautiful Dore, you are so inspiring. I love the finish on the tray. xx

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

oh, Dore this is absolutely beautiful!
Thanks for sharing.Have a wonderful day.
Hugs,
Marie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour Dore! Magnifique et superb. Your bird art really speaks to me, and it is so refreshing to come here to see your work...straight from the heart to the art of refinement! BRAVO!!!!

Anita

Trish said...

This iss beautiful Dore, you are such a talented artist!

Lisa said...

beautiful Dore! You have such lovely vision and talent!

Roseanna said...

Lovely!

Rosebud and Bluebells said...

Another beautiful piece of art you have created.
Wishing you a lovely week.
Donnaxx

Zuzu said...

It's wonderful, Doré!!! I think you have made this piece very special indeed!

MJ Ornaments said...

I love the gorgeous colors in this piece, really pretty! Take care, Martha

Gwynnie B said...

I love the story behind this, Dore'! Not quite junk but not quite valuable. Yet you have transformed this into a beautiful treasure with your talent and love, and now it is priceless!!

Marlene's treasure is gorgeous, and just what she needed right now :)

xXoO to you, dahling!

Rosemary said...

From trash to amazing treasure.
When you get your hands on anything it turns out amazing!!
xo,
Rosemary

Beach House Living said...

Thank you for the perfect definition of Brocante I was never quite sure how to explain it.
Your tray is lovely and I'm awe with of your creations how you bring out the best in them. For some reason I see you as studying the piece first before diving in as you would not be satisfied with the quick fix. Instead, it is like you find their soul.

clustres said...

Love your work!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Doré ma belle, tes commentaires me font plaisir aussi!!! Comme j'aime bien notre monde dans le blogosphère...on fait des amies et on s'entend bien grâces aux arts et des autres choses...vraiment, tes talents me coupent le souffle, et n'importe quoi au motif ornitholique me plaît! Continue tes idées et merci mille fois!!! Bonne soirée, Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita Belle, Je vous remercie pour vos aimables paroles, vous êtes un véritable ami. J'aime apprendre à vous connaître comme un ami véritable blog. Votre passion pour les dessins et les paroles poétiques en langue française est si évident dans votre façon de vivre et des mots.

Vous me visiter à tout moment, aussi souvent que vous le souhaitez. Ce serait formidable de créer ensemble un jour.
xx
Dore

Marlene said...

Dore! Love this Tray..its so beautiful! Everything you do has that special touch! I blogged your sign I recieved for all to see! will be taking it to the shop tomorrow! to show it off! Thank you for such a wonderful piece to enjoy for years to come!!! xoxo Marlene

Lana said...

Dore, this is just beautiful! I love the subtle artwork. It looks old and worn and loved. :)

Style Attic said...

Your eyes, your hands and your work are truly a gift!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh! Comme vous êtes gentille mon amie de me répondre! Bonne journée et amusez-vous bien de toutes les occassions de partager tes talents....amitiés, Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, tu es une belle femme avec passion.Je vous remercie pour vos messages.
xoxo
Dore

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh!!!! Et toi aussi ma belle!!!! Bonne journée...qu'est-ce que tu vas faire? Je vais accuellier une bloggeuse de PRIVET and HOLLY!!! Elle habite près d'ici à Minneapolis. Nous mangerons ensemble chez moi.

C'est amusant de rencontrer des amies!!! Bisous, Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita,Une semaine remplie d'inspiration pour vous.
xx
Dore

aurorafedora said...

i love that tray!! not junk at ALL!!!!!

Romeo said...

Meowllo Miss Dore! As I was sipping the cream you left me and reading your latest post.....something on the right caught my sharp eyes....you added ME to your "Inspiration"....oh I feel faint....could it be....did you really do that?!?!....and then your french conversation with Anita.....oh now I am REALLY faint.....my whiskers have never been so happy as to be noticed by mew!!!! I love the post about Brocante but love the bird even more....don't worry much as I love your birds, I didn't lick it to see if it was something I would want to eat later....remember I'm on a strict NO-BIRD-BUNNY-CHIPMUNK-OROTHERWISECUTEFURRYANIMAL diet. Keeps me fit and trim.....well that and out of trouble with you and "her".....Sending mew purrs and head bonkers for such a wonderful visit....mew is the bestest hostess!!! That's probably why you have so many followers....of course you must be careful....now THEY might be after the birds....you can never be too sure you know.....

Luff,

Romeo

Miss Sandy said...

Glorious! I love that it is a soothing and subtle design and the subject matter is one of my favorites, a beautiful transformation.

Mary Ann said...

Hello Dore! Beautiful tray. It is great to be back and lots of catch up to do, and sorry for the late return. Thank you for your sweet comments. Have a great weekend! verbena cottage

Laura said...

Hi Dore-
Everything is beautiful as usual.
I love the definition of brocante- especially because I can now visualize it.

Thank you,

Laura
White Spray Paint

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dore,
This is so beautiful...what a gorgeous tray! And I loved hearing about brocante...I never heard the word before...wow!
If you've got a minute, I wanted to know if you'd pop over to read the post I wrote called "A Special Thank You." It's on my I Owe it All to Him blog.
Sending hugs your way for a great weekend,
Cindy

OneCraftyFox said...

So incredibly beautiful!! Happy weekend :)

Cindy Adkins said...

Hey Dore,
I was so happy to see you stopped by...I was ready to do the Happy Dance...lol
Always so awesome to hear from you and see how you're doin'!
Hugs,
Cindy
P.S. Hope you're having a great weekend!

Barbara Jean said...

Hi Dore.
I came over from the French Cupboard Rosette party, but I cannot find either of your posts you have listed on there. Do you have a link to them? I'd love to see your rosettes.

blessings

barbara jean

cityfarmer said...

I LOVE what you do ... the million dollar look for a buck
my new mantra

sweetlaraine said...

When I need "calm".....I come and visit your blog. AAAAAHHHHHHH...I feel much better now. Your art is so peaceful and beautiful...You are an inspiration.
Laraine

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

Dore,
Amazing talent you have! Absolutly beautiful!
Beth

Theresa said...

LOve the softness of it, you made the tray beautiful! Theresa

Anne said...

Hi Dore, I just found you through Sea Cottage. After the wonderful things Kerrie wrote about you, I was intrigued. Your style is ethereal and tranquil. I am enamored with it. Those painted birds sing of the skies and sights not yet seen. Beauty just seems to flow out of you, and others are drawn to that. I'm impressed and I have just begun to explore your blog-- looking forward to seeing the rest! Take care.
xo,
Anne