November 03, 2011

Solstice Of Darkening Nights And Creating

via Pale and Interesting

Looking forward to the turn of winter and the darkening nights creating in solstice with the holidays in mind, it’s also a time to sit in the early darkness handwriting a personal message, a note of appreciation, friendship and love conveying what joy someone has added to your life, receiving a note card is a timeless delight.

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While I was resting my artful thoughts on this new piece that I was working on and also thinking about what the holidays will inspire for my art this season I took a break setting aside my paint brushes and made my way to my post box to find a hand written envelope from Kerrie and her SeaWashed studio of art, the note card was in between circulars of junk mail and it instantly added a calm to my evening.

My latest Piece created by me (Dore) the art is painted on layers of distressed paints I created so it would have a Nordic feel on a vintage French table leaf, you will find this peaceful piece perfect for a holiday gift in my peaceful etsy shop.
Merry Christmas signs, one of a few of my hand painted signs and are signed by artist Dore (me) they can also be found in my etsy.

Kerrie’s Nordic grey pine tree note cards add to a perfect greeting for a Nordic holiday fondly, peacefully and sincerely. Perhaps you will visit her artist signed etsy shop taking notice of her tags and note cards adding peace on earth.

Kerrie at hand created note card sent to me is sea washed in Nordic grey, it spoke of making contact and appreciation for friendship, its personal content addressed to me brought joy to my night, Kerrie's new Nordic grey pine tree note card art showed how personal she wanted her note to be received. It was a note of wellness, a note of cheer, a note of sharing with a friend, her note card was the perfect tonic I needed on that very ending to that day. I was a recipient of Kerrie Sanderson’s hand written note card that she so passionately sketches and water colors for her SeaWashed studio etsy shop. Please visit Kerrie's beautiful calming art where her works of art will add a Joyeux Noel to your holiday greetings and gifting.


foreverdecorating said...

These are all so beautiful. I never tire of branches and birds.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Dore, your posts are always so beautiful and serene. I love your signs, and Kerrie's note cards.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

So very beautiful Dore!!

michelle said...

So much peace and friendship here dear Dore. Both you and Kerrie radiate such beauty and soul in your creations. I always enjoy visiting with you.
Have a wonderful day.
xoxo said...

I Love it also....

d e l i g h t said...

The sign is lovely for the holidays and the coloring is so beautiful! It is very special to receive a handwritten note these days. It seems much more personal. It is always calming to visit your blog!

Blondie's Journal said...

The sign and note cards are and Kerrie have that magic touch!


Victoria said...

There's always so much beauty on your blog, you're so talented!!!

Anonymous said...

I love all of the beautiful art you showcased on your warm and peaceful blog. Your hand painted signs are a personal favorite of mine evoking a feeling of a warm, loving home.

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Doré,

You show always the nicest, softest natural things... Hope you are doing great in selling these art pieces!
Love to you,


Christel said...

Hi Dore! So happy to see a new post from you. It is always a highlight of my day when I have visted you, and gazed at the beauty you have created. Awe inspiring branches and birds on a lovely vintage tray..what more could one want when seated in front of the hearth, with a book, and cup of coffee..this would be prefect for any season Dore, another beautiful piece, I know it will be sold before I even get to the etsy shop! Sending much love and admiration your way,... always xoxo Christel

Seawashed said...

Dore, you have brought tears to my eyes. I just finished putting together a new post on my blog with your zinc galvanized house number included. I pushed post and then view my blog to see how it looks and then scan my blog list and see you have a new post, which made my heart skip, and I come over here to see you have woven our friendship all through this post and so kindly encourage everyone to visit my shop! We are like seeweed mingled together on the shore aren't we? Just like you wrote to me long ago. Your peaceful beauty glows softly on my heart today Dore. Your new piece of french nordic art is breathtaking. The delicate brush strokes create such gentle beauty. The wreath is my favorite part and gives it that french touch. So so lovely Dore. I hope you are finding rest...I am still taking it slow. love you. ox Kerrie

Burlap Luxe said...

Love you too Kerrie!

Amy Chalmers said...

Ah it is lovely Dore, as I have come to expect on my visits here!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

The both of you together my dearest one make such a palate of beauty, it is so peaceful. The way you capture NATURE...birds, VINES, wreaths, OH IT IS STUNNING! AND I can see a theatre with all you wonderful embellishments. Dearest, I think it would be a great idea to announce our theatre thing AFTER THANKSGIVING. I have something in mind. BUT, it is not a production per say....what I was thinking of was to share the CRAFT of stage making, and then each of us could present what we wish.....UNLESS you have another idea. But I was going to basically write a poetic piece. YOU LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO DEAREST.....I am open. But yes, I am juggling my job, my ETSY SHOP, and my writing, but I WANT TO DO THIS, but like I said, I already have something in mind. Do let me know. SO GOOD TO HEAR FROM YOU!! Anita

Ivy and Elephants said...

Such a sweet and calming piece, and the cards are just the perfect touch!I know they will simply fly off the shelves!

savvycityfarmer said...

I'd love to be on your Christmas list ...

oh the treasures you come up with!

Lynne said...

I have followed your beautiful blog for almost a year now. I was elated to have you stop to visit and follow 34th street. Your style is enchanting.

Faded Charm said...

Everything is so beautiful and inspiring and all in my favorite colorway:-)

Hope you are well.


Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Dore I love that you and Kerrie have found each other ~ you seem to be true kindred spirits! I draw inspiration from your photos and your words. Thank you!

Have a lovely weekend!

Beach House Living said...

Lovely signs.
I really like my soft cards for Kerrie too.

Seawashed said...

"I have to tell you we are the seaweed of the sea mangled together in creative thought." ~Dore Callaway

Here it is Dore...I have it on my Seawashed blog. Kindred spirits of the and me. ox

La Brocanteuse said...

Dearest Dore, as always, reading your blog brings calm and peacefull emotions.
Thank you for sharing your beautifull creations with us. Much love
Colette -Afrique du Sud

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My dearest one,

YOU ARE A POET OF GREAT PROPORTIONS....thank YOU for making your world brighter with your vision of purity....I am cozy here in my home, dreaming, creating, staying put as I am battling laryngitis.....but I have gray theatres in my mind...oh how fun my sweet friend...let's play. Any ideas for you??????? Anita

Unknown said...

i've long admired your work dore. how sweet of you to stop in and leave such kind words. it made my heart smile. merci. it's nice to meet you!

Maria Vicente said...

Lindo lindo, adorei. 5 stars.
Beijo, kiss

summersoul said...

Dore, you are simply gracious.

koralee said...

Oh how I love those little trees...pure joy. xoxo

Privet and Holly said...

Dore, it's always such
a balm to my spirit when
I drop by to visit.....thank
you for that! I love Miz
Kerrie and it's sweet to
see the two of you connected
in such a special way : )
Have a wonderful day,
xx Suzanne

Divine Theatre said...

Yoou stopped showing up on my blogroll?! Hmpf! I missed you!



Elizabeth Maxson said...

Okay, I just clicked on your post and just STOPPED and fell totally in love with your first photo...LOVE the jars -it was just breath taking and I don't think I have used those words to describe a photo before...something very calming about it - I went back to look at again.

I love your colors and serenity.

So you and so beautiful.

Big hug
Elizabeth :-)

Rachel Noelle Pallas said...

Beautiful Dore!! xoxo

Heaven's Walk said...

Another beautiful piece of work, Dore. I love the Nordic feel. You never cease to amaze me with your incredible talent. ♥ Kerrie is one special friend, isn't she?? She is such a sweet, gentle soul and has been blessed with such a gift. I hope that she gains alot of orders through your kind post. :) Hugs to you ~

xoxo laurie

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Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

My darling friend!!!!!!!!

I was unable to come early this morning for I had to run to school; I got up too late: 4:30am!!! I LOVE THAT YOU ARE FINISHING UP with your theatres! This is my schedule so far:

This Thursday and next Tuesday I have parent conferences. I will be extremely busy until 11/23. I want to start thinking about advertising our idea. Now, I was thinking of doing it as a LINK party..what do you think? Perhaps inviting others who are interested in the idea? What do you think? Maybe we should keep it between us two, n'est-ce pas? Since there are probably no other people who make theatres! Let me know. THEN, after Thanksgiving, we can start to advertise!!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND COMMENTS; this is going to be fun my friend! Anita

LizlovesVintage said...

You amaze me. I don't stop by often but, when I do I love what I see. Thanks for sharing your talent with all of us!!
xxx Liz

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