May 20, 2015

Returning To The Sea, Sea Weathered Art And Designs

 Burlap Luxe Home In Quiet Moments

A dear friend is moving back to the sea this week, the calm in which we will be entertained 
with visits planned often enough pulls at our hearts in sharing
our friends beauty of his new home at its sandy hem.

 THE GREY SEA 
Painter
Artist Dore Callaway


"The cure for anything is the salt of the air; tears, and the sea.
~ Dore

This setting inspires washed and weathered by the salted air.
Perhaps a few visits will have us looking for that poor sweet
weathered cottage with us as the new care takers.
This photo is inspiring whats to follow in our
Burlap Luxe home.

51 comments:

Méa Strauß said...

Oh Doré,
I LOVE this picture of servies en Brocante, the Patina is so divine, the colors... hmmmm
And then, the second time, I read this post (it takes a while to understand, as I am German ;)), I saw, this was you, that painted this ocean mood??? Wow... You are a true Artist in so many ways! Stunning.
And if THIS does not sound wonderful - moving back to the sea... Ohhhh... How happy one can be.
The salt in the air, tears... the sound of the waves... live itself.
Thank you for letting me dream a bit, my dear friend, have a goooooood time, your friend Méa

Karen Heyer said...

Wow Doré, you are the artist of this wonderful painting from the sea? And the picture of service en brocante looks nearly like an atmospheric painting :-)
greatings from northern Germany, Karen.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

And I will be going to the sea in June with my husband. I plan on taking my camera and escaping to the world I want to recreate in my Rabbit Hill cottage. Oh Doré, what beauty!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Wow, Dore, a painter as well?! Your creative talents amaze and know no bounds! The painting is beautiful, and the pottery is fabulous. It is truly a dream you are bringing to life.
Big hugs,
Patti

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

I just love your amazing artwork of the sea! Enjoy visits with your friend smelling the wonderful sea air and squishing warm sand in between your toes!

WhiteWhispers2u said...

Your so talented My Darling Girl ! So beautiful as always....Thinking of You and Enjoy :) xoxo

the gardener's cottage said...

Such a beautiful painting! You are so talented and sweet! xo

Lin from A {tiny} Cottage In The Woods said...

Love your painting, Doré. It has me missing CA. How wonderful to be able to visit your friend in their new seaside home!

I too visit the Servies en Brocante blog. So incredibly beautiful.

Enjoy your visits to the sea!
xoxo,
Lin

DD's Cottage said...

Gorgeous painting and I do live by the sea so this is a reminder of how beautiful and important the ocean is to me

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Beautiful painting, quote, pics and inspiration - love the look. Love your blog.

Hugs.

Row homes and Cobblestones said...

Doré,
Love your painting of the sea, truly depicts the majestic deeply felt inspiration when returning to the sea. Horace said "A picture is a poem without words", your paining is truly poetic.
What inspiration you will find visiting your friend who is moving back to the sea. I love servies en Brocante blog. Excellent choice of photo to leave us all with a sea washed feeling today.
xoxo,
Vera

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French bread & family said...

I love how we inspire one another.
I have followed you for years, but somehow, I missed that you are a painter of paintings! How beautiful is your Luxe interpretation of the sea and your words to match!

Thank you for coming to 34th street and offering your suggestions for our "off beat" chandelier. It's so very fun to play with!

Wishing the best of "life inside springtime" to you and your loves, dearest Dore!
~Lynne
w/L

edy said...

I fell into your picture of the sea...the colors remind me of mornings with the quiet...a stroll and hitting the waves...your simple expression brings to light such a fabulous warm feeling of life...truly art

Rhonda Vaudt said...

You are such a talent Dore, with art, words, visions. I love your posts as always, I get inspired by you. Why do things interfere with our creative abilities? My family had an unfortunate incident that affected us all, but of course, it seems the mother takes it harder. It happened almost 10 years ago, and since then I haven't been able to pick up a paint brush, other than to paint a wall. You inspire me, and your words inspire me to keep going:) Maybe enough to pick up a paint brush and paint my own ocean:) Thank you my friend.

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Such a delicious reminder of all the things I love! Oh a sea cottage to dream for... Wouldn't it be lovely?

Gail Peterson said...

Hi Dore,
What a pretty vision of the sea, we living in Cali sometimes see it everyday but yet we don't really see it for the magnificence it bestows on us.

I hope all is well and you get to the sea this summer to visit your friend.
Happy Memorial Day weekend...
xo,
Gail

Junkchiccottage said...

So beautiful Dore. You captured the sea so beautifully in your painting. I am going to visit the sea next week. I cannot wait. Enjoy the week ahead.
Kris

designchic said...

I had no idea you were an artist too…gorgeous painting!! We are heading to the beach for the weekend where I always feel refreshed and revitalized! Happy Wednesday!

Victoria Kirton said...

my dearest Dore, you are an amazing artist. How peaceful and beautiful is that painting? You truly inspired me.

La Petite Gallery said...

I had to do a double take on the painting. You are a very talented
woman. You almost do everything, and well. yvonne

Susan McShannon-Monteith said...

A beautiful painting, each stroke of the brush inspired by the devotion in your heart to the mystery of the sea...
I look forward to what ever delights you shall share...
Susan x

Sally Somervill said...

Your writings are always so beautiful and inspired. I love how you covered your chair with the white cloth puddling beneath. You have such a creative way - Lovely photos and artwork.
xo Sally

Karena Albert said...

Dear Dore I just returned from the west coast, a last minute trip to Andrea's...we will meet soon and enjoy the sand, salt air, and the sea!!

xoxo
Karena
The Arts by Karena

Karena Albert said...

Gorgeous and serene seascape Dore!!
xoxo
K

Jacqueline said...

What a beautiful painting! I love all of your inspiration pictures too. I adore the calming effect of the sea and the sun and the water! AHHHHH.....

chateau chic said...

Your painting of the sea is truly breathtaking! I never lose my sense of awe and wonder of our Creator's magnificent oceans and seas! I imagine your visits to the sea will be filled with many peaceful, quiet, and happy moments.
Mary Alice

Simple Home said...

Beautiful grey sea painting Dore! It's always nice to have friends who live by the ocean :)

PRINCESSGREENEYE said...

Good morning, I am unfortunately too rare on your blog although I denBlog stored on my list. I love the signs that you build from old wood.
About Your comment on my blog and the great compliment to the calendars I was very happy.
Many greetings from Germany
Jacqui

Suz said...

I love your painting of the Grey Sea. You always surprise with the ways you inspire me.

Lisa said...

What a beautiful painting of the sea! You have such a gift of creating art that inspires us and takes us to another place in time. I spent my childhood at the sea and really miss those days! I love that last photo and what a lovely collection of weathered brocante! Blessings!

Rié Moratto said...

Lovely, joyous, serene! A beautiful inspiration for a holiday weekend! xx Rié

michele said...

i would love to live near the water as well. we have considered a couple waterfront properties and may get a fixer upper as a getaway but have found nothing we feel would meet our needs as a primary residence. tonight we will see a cottage which has not been lived in for years and whose overgrown garden (weeds!) has nearly swallowed up the home! i cannot imagine tackling the landscape as all that trouble is one of the reasons i was able to let go of our sleepy hollow property, but if the inside speaks to us, we may have no choice. and it isn't it ironic that we may also buy a second home in the desert, near rugged mountains i never considered friendly? i think this is what it means to stay open to what God has in store rather than rigidly follow a path with hands firmly stationed on the controls. my hands are more open these days than in fists. i will let you know if the cottage is a contender!

Nella Miller said...

Just beautiful Dore! You have captured the subject and I can feel it....very well done! N.xo

lynn cockrell said...

The ocean painting is wonderful, Dore! The shades of gris are perfect. As I have become a woman of, shall I say, mature age certain things have become very appealing. For one, the color gray in many different shades has become ever more delightful. The painting and your quote touch my heart! I haven't been able to do much visiting with blogging friends lately and I feel I have missed much. Have a beautiful Memorial Day tomorrow!

Poppy said...

A beautiful painting of a multi faceted subject, the sea, and captured so exquisitely on canvas.

Thanks for your lovely comment on my feature at Kris' this past Saturday!

Have a wonderful week,

Poppy

Rhonda said...

I am so in awe of your talents. This sea painting is stunning. Enjoy your visit as and soak in the sea air.

Rhonda said...

I am so in awe of your talents. This sea painting is stunning. Enjoy your visit as and soak in the sea air.

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

The painting is so beautiful, Dore. I first thought it was a photograph! I love the worn, white desk, and everything about that spot in the room. I hope you had a wonderful weekend. I love to visit here; it is such a special world you have created. xoox Su

Little Farmstead said...

Your beautiful painting really captures the emotion of the sea! I love your quote as well... ~julie

Cindy said...

Wow Dore, you really captured the movement and color and energy of the ocean. You are such an artist on every level. I love love being near the ocean too... I have wished for my own little beach cottage for a lifetime. It sounds like you are entertaining the idea yourself. I hope you got my email a couple of weeks ago... and have been thinking about you...

Cindy

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Dore,
How I have missed you... Have been away from my computer for weeks. What a joy it is to come here and find this exquisite painting.
The sea has always been such a challenge for me to paint. With all the movement in the waves you have managed to captured a sense of calm.. This is not an easy task... Bravo, dear friend!
Love and blessings,
Penny

Bente said...

Dear Dore. Your ocean painying is so beautiful. Love it.

Hugs from here

June said...

I know my blood pressure goes down whenever your blog page come up on my screen Dore. A sense of serenity that I crave. I love the painting of the sea my dear.
I came over from Vera's and so enjoyed the interview and seeing more of your amazing artwork.
sending hugs...

Cindy Hattersley said...

Oh that painting of the sea makes my heart skip a beat!! You are a woman of many talents!

Debbie said...

I feel a longing in your heart for the sea, Dore.....you can see it in your painting, as well.
Love the inspiration for your home.
Debbie
xo

La Contessa said...

BEAUTIFUL painting!!!Hope you are well...........XX

Cheryl Lawson said...

Hi Dore,
Finally...a moment to visit your blog. I love your style and your use of whites. I too live by the sea, in Maine, and love white ironstone. I'll be adding a link to your blog to my sidebar and look forward to following you.
Cheryl @ 22 Applegate Lane

handmade by amalia said...

I like the thought that tears are little nuggets of the sea, salty and a little melancholy.
Amalia
xo

Abby's Paperie Garden said...

So inspiring.

Victoria said...

Beautiful painting! You're multi-talented:) I'm sooooo horribly behind on blogging but I'm determined to put a post up later on today (or tomorrow!).

T said...

Even if I couldn't read a word, the photos and their timelessness would draw me back for more. Lovely blog.