April 19, 2012

A Gentle Touch Feeds The Soul



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I am reposting this piece inspiring the awakening of life gently touched.

THIS ART WAS CREATED BY ME! "Dore Callaway" for her. I want to thank my daughter Hannah Bailey Callaway for holding my hand in all that she inspires...
I continue to marvel at the ability my daughter Hannah has in celebrating and capturing her passion with beauty in an artful life, as well as her heart. She moves you to tears, laughter and will take you to a place of wanting to feed the soul. Ephemera book and mixed media art left me with the feeling of needing to place our hands on this piece of art by using tattered poetic book pages, you will soon understand why I had to place these hands to this special piece of paper art. Myself being an interior designer, and also an artist who works in mixed-media, altered art, paper and paint I found the need to create around my daughters artful words in the likeness and style of this art piece. Her words as a child inspired me to create something with my hand and the hand of my daughter placing them to poetic work with paper.

WHO CAN EXPLAIN the nurturing, sustaining role art plays in all our lives? Perhaps it is the dream-like quality of art, and its ability to engender ideas that makes art so important. I hope my art shows a celebration of love.

The left hand is mine, the right hand is my daughter Hannah's, the bird was hers from the wild.

In 2010 when I created this piece for my daughter she was entering college I was inspired to do this art piece when thoughts of her leaving my nest brought back a dear memory of my daughter Hannah when she was 4 years old and how amazed I was at her heart and her fond love of caring for her wild birds. They were hers because they were loved with her heart while making sure they all ate more than their fair share of the pounds of seed we bought monthly. One afternoon one of her birds had flown into the glass door and fell to the ground, she cried yelling for my help and ran right out to care for it, as she picked it up stroking its head with her tiny 4 year old fingers she told it to sing and fly, you can only imagine what that did to my heart. The little bird was soon out of shock from it's near fatal crash into the glass door and flew from her soft grip. She really believed it was her love that helped it to sing and fly. So now you can see why I had to do this poetic paper art and how the words Sing and fly were perfect for this piece.


The paper art is now framed under glass and has been hanging over our storage buffet in our kitchen reminding us everyday to "Sing And Fly"

51 comments:

Rachel Pallas said...

beautiful xo

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

I love it, Dore. So beautiful, and soulful.

GardenGirl said...

genuinely sweet. beautiful too. <3

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Very sweet--love the story

Ashley said...

Such a lovely post Dore and I love the piece you created! Xo ~Ashley

Heaven's Walk said...

Loved reading it then. Loved reading it now. It truly shows the love that lives inside your heart, dear Dore! ♥

xoxo laurie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore
This is true art... From the soul and heart of an artist... and that my friend, you truly are.
Blessings your way,
Penny

Rayanne said...

The story told in how this piece of art was created is a masterpiece.
The soft peaceful colors, the subject, and the display all are so very lovely.
I did not know you did trompe l'oeil and faux painting, I had my own business here in South east Texas, Houston and The Woodlands Area for over 19 years.I no longer have my business and I've been trying to get into other mediums like altered art and watercolors.
I love your style!!
Have a happy evening!
Much love,
Rayanne

Christel said...

Dear Dore, this truly is a beautiful, inspiring piece, and I'm sure Hannah treasures it. I know how wonderful it is to share so deeply with a daughter. I'm sure you both know you are blessed to have that. You my friend, bless us with your awesome talents, and speak to our souls. xoxo Christel

Karena said...

Dore such a moving work of art and poignant story! I love it!

I have a $100 Giveaway from Soft Surroundings on my site if you would like to enter!!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

WhiteWhispers2u said...

This peace is still one of my favs! How beautiful it is and such a reminder of how precious life truly is.
I think of you daily when I wake to your beautiful peace I bought from you.~Blessings always my darling friend Kim xox

PURA VIDA said...

I love it , so soft

FleaingFrance & French Shopping Tours said...

Lovely story, beautiful art.

SueAnn Lommler said...

So beautiful! Loved this post!
Hugs
SueAnn

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOW. WOW!!!!!!!!!!! See, the only way to come up with ART like this, UNCONTRIVED, is to let go and JUST DO IT. IT is absolutely BEAUTIFUL MY DEAR! Anita

Shabby soul said...

Stunning and Sweet!
Thank you for share darling Anita
Silvia

My Shabby Streamside Studio said...

Uplifting!

Maria Vicente said...

Really pretty. And I believe in every word, beautiful work inspired and very much loved by all. That the life you always smile and inspire you.
I loved it.
Kissy and happy weekend.
excuse the English

Wax Beach Artist said...

Very beautiful! Inspirational and touching post!

Elizabeth Maxson said...

Creating from the heart art....is what I call real art! Thank you so much for sharing...I just love this. Out of everything you have shared, I think I love this the most. How very lucky your daughter is to have you as her mum.

Thank you for being a part of all our lives in blogger land!

Big hug
Elizabeth

La Brocanteuse said...

Thank you for sharing this beautiful creation and story. I can " see" the bond you have with Hannah and it is beautiful. Love to you both
Colette xx

Kelly_Deal said...

This is really beautiful!

Counting Your Blessings said...

Really, really creative! Speaks to the heart of all of us "artsty fartsy" gals. =) And it's so cool that one hand is yours and the other is your daughters!

Blessings... Polly

Cindy said...

That is one of the most beautiful magical stories ever, and the art piece is beyond wonderful... now that, my friend is the very soul of artistic beauty...

Cindy

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Love the artwork and the frame is **fabulous**...really sets off the work beautifully!

J.Lyn Jones said...

That is so original and beautiful. It also has sentimental value. Love it!

A Cottage Muse said...

What beautiful memories Dore all captured in this inspiring work of art! I love this story and I thank you for sharing it again. I shared it with my daughter before and as my son is going off to college in the fall I will be sharing it with him too.

Miss Gracie's House said...

What an absolutely beautiful way to honor your girl and remember the special times all at the same time. It is beautiful!
Rene'

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Hi Dore...Blogger has not changed on me yet. I have read other blogs that have mentioned it, but there is a way to return to the old format. I don't want to learn the new so I hope it doesn't just change on me too soon. So..I don't know how to help you except to do a search on google and I'm guessing something will come up showing how to return to old blogger format that you are used to. I have not changed over to google+ either. All of the constant changes makes me want to just stop sometimes, how about you?

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore
How very sweet of you to wander over and leave such a kind note. So happy you enjoyed Willow..
Again, this piece is so very inspiring.. Sheer beauty
Blessings, Penny

kerrie of sea cottage said...

Dore go to SavvyCityFarmer and read comments on her post just below ipood. I checked my 'new post' button and it is still the old for me. I will do a 'call for help' post for you...but I am tuning into Masterpiece Theatre at 9pm for Birdsong...looks like a good love story. Don't fret, it will be okay...we will figure this out together. ox

Burlap Luxe said...

Kerrie OMG! I so figured it all out, this is what you will do when it happens to you!

If you want to go back to the old format, click on the icon at the upper right corner of the page that looks kind of like a gear or very small narrow gray box. A drop down menu will give you the option to go back to the old format. It's easy, once you know where to go...
All bloggers are dealing with this its a matter of time for others.

Call in the COAST GUARDS I am sailing fine on the high seas
xoxo
Dore

Karena said...

Hi Dore I am back to let you know...I am featuring Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera on my site! She is amazing!

xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Bonjour ma chère amie,

Tes mot de tendresse me soutiennent maintenant; je suis trop stressée mais le bon Dieu nous soutient. Merci ma belle pour être venue chez moi. C'est si cher à mon coeur de voir tes commentaires. Bises, Anita

Jenni said...

Hi Dore~
I love this! What a beautiful piece of art, and so touching! :) I also want to say how happy I am that everything is going better with Blogger now! That new set up really bewildered me, and I am so glad to know there is a way back to the old way! I thought I was stuck with it! :) But I hope you are doing well, and having a wonderful day so far! You and I are in the same time zone, so I can also say "Have a good morning!" :)

Blessings and hugs,
Jenni

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, mon cher ami qui marche avec Dieu, je suis très honoré de vous avoir comme mon ami.

xoxo
Dore
I posted you on my sidebar!!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, mon amie!!! WOW, tu as affiché la photo chez Karena! MERCI BEAUCOUP! Oh c'est si gentil. Tu sais, je suis ici chez moi dans mon studio, assise sur ma fauteuil grise...c'est si sublime.

Pensant à toi, Anita

Burlap Luxe said...

Anita, Je suis honoré de vous créer une affiche qui annonce toute la beauté que vous créez et si bien donner.
Je m'assois et je pense souvent à toi et comment divine, il serait de s'asseoir et de créer avec vous. J'imagine que vous assis dans votre fauteuil en écoutant ce que la prochaine votre cœur veut créer.

Je me rendrai bientôt.
xoxo
Doré

Mrs. Sutton said...

How absolutely beautiful. Such a meaningful and thought provoking story behind a fabulous piece of heartfelt art. x

LizlovesVintage said...

You are so talented! I love it Dore!
You should make miniature ones on canvas! Do you?
Have a great Wednesday :)
xxx Liz

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore,
Thanks so much for re posting and sharing the sweet story behind this lovely piece. While the piece in and of itself is beautiful, it can not compare with the beauty of the pure faith that inspired it.
One of God's little miracles.
Hugs,
Patti

Victoria said...

What a beautiful tribute to the young woman your little girl has become! My boys found a dead bird in our backyard when they were little, they were convinced we could nurse it back to health...it was dead as doornail, rigor mortis and all. So we put him in a box, buried him and held a little funeral. A while later I looked in the back to check on them and my youngest, who was about 2 at the time, was walking around the backyard with his little toy shopping cart WITH the dead bird in the seat! He had dug it up!!! Still makes me laugh so hard to think about!

time worn interiors said...

Children can be so amazing! What a lovely piece of art!

My children have taught me many important lessons.

tot

awal.ny said...

Dore what a wonderful piece of art. Your daughter is loved.

POWDER GREY said...

Very touching Dore, beautiful piece of art created from you both. What a lovely keep sake.

Shauna Nosler said...

This is truthfully one of the most beautiful sites I have ever visited! And I spent waaayyyy too much time scrollling over all of your posts and pictures - I LOVE it here!! Stopping in from today's hop to say hey and follow - hope you have time to visit soon too :) Would love a follow via GFC and G+. Have a great day! http://shaunanosler.blogspot.com/

Debbie said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!
And so emotionally moving. Love your blog. I am a first time visitor and I will definitely be back.

Hubba said...

Wow you have great taste! I'm a new follower and found you on a Thursday blog hop, feel free to follow me back at http://iheartpears.blogspot.com/2012/04/elegant-girl-nurseries.html. I blog about nursery designs, if you have a second you should pop on over :)

VITTORIANA said...

Absolutely romantic and creative..as usual I would say..my compliments and again thanks for images to my blog
Susanna-Victorianage !!!

Katherines Corner said...

gorgeous! Thank you for linking up to the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop Happy weekend wishes! xo

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Merci, Doré. Anita