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


Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dear Dore
When I arrive in this special place you have created I always find inspiration and beauty that would fill the sea.
What a beautiful post my friend, words that lift my soul. I can
actually feel your presence here.

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dore... You painting is amazing!
I can feel the waves crashing against the rocks.. It just takes my breath away... What a talent you
have.. I love the colors.. The ocean is difficult to paint and you have done a magnificent job here.
Thank you so much for sharing it with me..
You are so very kind to come and introduce yourself to Rat Butler and Scarlett.. Thank you for your lovely comments.. Oh yes, I would love to see the wedding couple!
Please do share.
I am working on a post, hope to have it up in a while.. I would love to hear your thoughts this evening.
With great admiration,

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Beautiful painting, beautiful home, beautiful post. Dore, every visit is like an escape. You're so inspiring.

Victoria said...

You and Kerrie truly are soul sisters, you've both inspired me to turn my guest room (when we move into our own place and I actually have a guest room!) into a "sea" inspired space. I collected shells on the beach yesterday, not sure what I'm going to do with them yet but it's so amazing how nature can create such beauty! Lovely painting Dore!

helen tilston said...

Hello Dore

I have been looking at your beautiful painting of the sea. I feel like I am sitting on a rock just looking at those thunderous waves rolling to shore.
The colours and values are so beautifully captured.

Thank you for sharing

Helen xx

Kate said...

You are a beautiful blessing to all of us who know and love you! Your amazing talent breathes new life into me always. You create beauty that calms me. My best to you always my friend.


Anonymous said...

Hello Dearest Dore, you are so talented and continue to inspire me so. When I am close to the Sea, I feel content, I feel at Home, I wonder if that may be the Norwegian in me. The Sea is such a magical place, full of many wonders, full of God's beauty....The Swedish cottage is fantastic! Have a lovely evening, Xo, Ashley

Suz said...

That is a beautiful ocean painting that you have done. I would hang it in my home.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Doré ma belle!!! I am stealing away some precious early moments before my day begins with my dear old friend, who happens to NOT rise early!!!

I LOVE YOUR PAINTING MY DEAR ONE! It has those touches of aqua that are so comforting to me, mingled with our GRAY color!!!

That Swedish cottage is just fabulous and let me tell you that VINTAGE BY NINA has been a wonderful inspiration to me. My studio is complete, but I need to add some small touches of gray TULLE onto my bed crown curtain. THANK YOU AGAIN for this lovely find and I wish you a wonderfully creative week! BISOUS, Anita

Pura Vida said...

I am so inspired by the mystery of the deep blue sea

Anonymous said...

So beautiful, Dore! The last two photos are favorites of mine & what I hope our little cottage will look like one day! :)
Wishing you a wonderful day, my friend!

Unknown said...

inspired <3

Anne said...

Lovely! Esp like that weathered basket...

Vintage Home said...

So much serene inspiration!....Blue waters sand & foggy grey!

Cindy said...

You painted that? It's fabulous! It has movement, and beautiful colors and you can see straight through the water moving around and over the stones... wow... you go girl, that's amazing!
Great find in the other painting too. The Nordic beach house is to die for of course, i love the gutters like you do... and am dying over the rustic beachiness of it all...


designchic said...

What a beautiful painting and these images are amazing...count me inspired!!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Dore,
Such a gorgeous painting, you've truly captured the ever changing movement of the sea. The power and beauty of those great blue depths forever calls us to create.
Such a great tablescape as well.
Have a wonderful week and continue to use your talents to make magic.

Flying high in the sky.... said...

My God you are gifted!!! loved the painting..always visited your blog for interior inputs...this one took me by surprise...lovely!!!

La Brocanteuse said...

To my very talented friend..Visiting your blog is so calming, serene and very beautiful, always inspiring and true beauty....your painting depicts exactly all of these feelings when visiting here..love to you , Colette xx

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Your talents are endless Dore!
Love your vignette, so peaceful and pretty!

Laura Venosa Verbena said...

beautiful love all your pictures...hearts is singing...xoLaura

Anonymous said...

Your blog is so wonderful..I asked you a while ago if you have twitter or fb to follow with??

If you want some cute castle inspiration...check out my new post:)

Have a great weekend

LOVE Maria at inredningsvis.se

Anonymous said...

how beautiful. you inspire me so. your painting is just lovely. i just put a "maritime painting" book into my trade pile and now i'm going to go bring it back. lovely post. great mood. beautiful theme.
nautical blessings,

Roberta said...

Beautiful music, cute Swedish cottage and soulful painting of the sea Dore. Love it all!! Stop by and see my Grace By the Sea post. xoRoberta

Zane Wooder said...

I'm in love with the painting of the sea and the painting of the boat. They are all amazing paintings.

-Zane of ontario honey

Sharon Leaf said...

I lived in Sweden for a year and your photos make me long for that beautiful country once more. You are an inspiration, my gifted friend.