July 26, 2012

To Risk...

Photos 1-2 of my daughter Hannah.

Spending time with my daughter, “Hannah Bailey Callaway” creating and getting ready for her return from summer break back to (College) She is still working out the kinks of classes and a direction she wants to take in career and life! I have always thanked God that she has my passion for life and creating. Encouraging her to take a risk.

"To Risk"

To laugh is to risk appearing a fool,
To weep is to risk appearing sentimental.

To reach out to another is to risk involvement,
To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self.

To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss.

To love is to risk not being loved in return,
To live is to risk dying,
To hope is to risk despair,
To try is to risk failure.

But risks must be taken because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing.

He may avoid suffering and sorrow,
But he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live.

Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom.

Only a person who risks is free.

The pessimist complains about the wind;

The optimist expects it to change;

And the realist adjusts the sails.

~William Arthur Ward

Inspiring to take a risk!

July 16, 2012

In That Moment, Inspired By The Sea

A beach cottage...

Burlap Luxe vignette inspires the sea.

"click on photo enlarge detail"

Painted by Dore Callaway (Me)
In that moment I have painted the sea, it's there where I collect from it. An artist gathers what they see and from that it's then what they do with it.

Go he said,
Until rock gives way to sea, gives way to
Salt and air and the elements all—
Until feet touch land that creaks, melts and sighs.
Rippling, crashing, splitting beneath you,
It’s tired arms open to the cold of night—
Everything frozen, everything hushed.
And then, with eyes at rest, look closely.
Closer still.
And in that moment, you will find me—
Indeed you will see.

Sea brocante piece found at my local thrift and what a poetic fit.

Taking you to a Nordic beach home in Sweden where Hanni and Steffen live in this beachfront home full of flea market finds. I love the rain gutters a perfect galvanized look for the beach, and it's outdoor rain shower.

1-4 Burlap Luxe. 5-7 Photography Joachim Wichmann Photos

July 03, 2012

I Know Why The Gaged Bird Sings

Ultimately we know deeply that the other side of every fear is a freedom.

Happy Independence Day !
"We seek peace, knowing that peace is the climate of freedom."
~Dwight D. Eisenhower

Throw away all your excuses.
(Celebrate your accountability)
~Dore "Burlap Luxe"