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.

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.

April 05, 2015

French, Prairie, Or Farmhouse, Its About Raw Texture

 Burlap Luxe Home Designs

My New Typography Sign Pottery
Artisan Created By Dore (Me) Burlap Luxe.

41" x 13" 1/2
All salvaged woods 100 plus years.

 Inspired to created this sign after spending time in the studio of clay.
Studio of art on the desert of Southern California.
"The Burning House"
Art Studio.

 I love when pieces call out to me to create. This hinge is original to the antique window
that became part of the letter "T" I love the salvage it adds.

 I use salvage pieces that call out to be used.
Old table tops for the base covered with vintage and weathered barn woods washed in
tree bark beige's and French greys.
Embracing the imperfection.
 I add fragments of vintage to complete the letters, adding all the right kind of rightness.

 Pottery, earth and fire glazed in touchable beauty.
Everyday objects bring a natural style to living in harmony with ideas that inspire.

I have been creating the essence of beautifully well lived pottery as the French say,
"Perfect Imperfection" seem to capture the essence of the French approach to
creating with the underscore of confidence in French, never throwing out
a piece of use.
Mixing my artful pottery with the old of pieces collected and gathered.

 Ironstone Pottery

 Nothing is served in anything that distract from the colour of food.
Countless chefs and food experts refuse to serve food on anything other than the plainest white.
 Porcelain and faience (stoneware and earthenware) 
glazed in every shade of white to creams.

 Uneven, raw texture and the absence of smooth edges add to the reason I am creating
in clays giving reason and the impression that these pieces have been unearthed
from an old French country chateau, known as roadside pottery.

 Simple imperfections of art clay speak to me!
The charm in creating imperfect pieces become very perfect for me.
Adding rustic French to my rural kitchen.

 Rows of pottery useful, beautiful, loved and used.

 Setting the table unpretentious, restrained elegance with French pottery as
the backdrop.

Soon you will find hand thrown pottery in my etsy.
My home cabinets will be filled.

 Rustic pieces nudge me to create in reclaimed beauty, adding a 
backdrop to how I create art for all reasons.

 I purposefully age, damage and abuse my pieces to achieve the love of
all things French. Using salvaged pieces tug at my French soul, rooting
myself in living with age.

 All my pieces had a different life before they reached my hands, where then I
took each piece and finished them in clay like patinas not allowing one
piece over the other, to compete with each other.

"Nothing is interesting unless it becomes personal."

 In Plain View
Washed and given a weathered worn finish as if acquired over years inspire,
plain and simple as that.
 Home is where the art is.
Good and pure art heals the home...The most important and theatrical place
to entertain my pottery is the French kitchen where guests and family
enjoy something good on my pottery.

All my home pieces painted by me, adding a calculated austerity and
feeling of timelessness.
The POTTERY sign will be hung over a bank of cabinets.
Pottery signs will be added to my etsy in time, along with
uneven pottery.
Working on custom orders.

March 28, 2015

French Nordic And Grey Spring

 Burlap Luxe Home
Natural nature, where a grey garden has spring in waiting.

 What is it about assorted shapes of glass that welcomes the beauty of spring.

 Awaiting the tight buds awakenings.

 Optimism, " If you have a garden filled with birds, 
You have everything."

 "On a quiet day, I hear them sing sounds of spring."
I never doubt the thoughtfulness of spring.
 Nature never disappoints.

 Old French
Rustic~Living, inside and out.

Mixing vintage and nature; rich, neutral woods embrace French country

March 16, 2015

French Attitude...Handed Down French Living

 BurLap Luxe Home

French attitude and the French country kitchen that contains much that has been 
handed down.

 When I say handed down, its as if any great find be it thrift shops, yard sales,
or flea-markets add that little handed down feel to your country home.

 Gathered decoration is inherently an affair of the heart, and nowhere is the
French more engaged then the French kitchen.

Rare in a French house that does not have lavender.

 Few things of beauty are dune with or out-of-date in the French rustic home; the
French have this saying for their brocante, 
" Not quite valued, but not quite useless."

 In the art studio, my daughter and I are adding French pottery
plates stacked in savory piles with an inherited patina of 
aged and uneven.
Everything connected with our French kitchen is used as well as
enjoyed for its rustic shapeliness.

March 08, 2015

L' Art du Cartapesta, Papier-Mache My Art Studio Designs

Burlap Luxe Home, and my art in Cartapesta.

I design around the patina dusting of paper mache. Its the
closest description in reference to my art and homes
colour scheme.
 I pay careful attention to the smallest of details where the
end result calls out with a nudge to be noticed.

Chair painted by Dore (Me)
Followed by...
My latest ART pieces I have created for my etsy shop Burlap Luxe.

 I live in the light and dark of my art where my soul is deepened
with creative emotions.
I work so intensely in many mediums finding myself with a deep connection to
each piece. So much so, I have an emotional weeping attachment upon
it's completion; "it's who I am as an artist."
I use natural and recycled materials such as in the following pieces of Cartapesta (Paper-Mache)
I work in mixed media, altered art and fiber materials creating objects in paper-mache.
My altered artistic identity allows me to create from my imagination in soulful

My bottle art is added to this wall pocket roadside angel shrine...
 where flowers in a vase may be left.

 The backside of my art is where you often will find the surprise of vintage French
 book page ephemera.

 While creating in fiber art and paper-mache, I am quieted with any chaotic thoughts other
then the thoughts in how it will turn out.
 Molded Papier-Mache art objects were first made in France in the 
early part of the 18th century, and later, in Germany and England.
Paper-Mache is still ever so popular with collectors.

13" 1/2 x 10" 1/2
 I cast molds and shapes from pieces that move me in the direction of art,
and I create to appear to have a little damage to each piece.

 Papier-Mache define from French, literally: chewed paper.
I find such peace in creating with paper. These two wall pockets, or
prayer pocket vessels are found wall mounted where one can leave their
prayers or tokens such as dried flowers, feathers, or poetic

The creator in me listens to each piece telling me what it wants to
become, and when it is completed.

 Artist Creator, Dore Callaway
Each piece is made of paper and added materials that I find appealing or
The cast and molded piece in paper is layered on a French book cover tattered
with age. The roses are shaped by my hands and applied with plaster coatings aging
the piece to a desired look and feel of what may have been found in the 
17th~18th century France.

 Patina of old...
 Artist painted by Dore (Me)
 Soulful gatherings in the vessels pocket.

 This is the part of my art I love best, its all in the finished piece.
6" x 8" 1/2

 The French wall pocket vessels are mounted securely on old
salvaged wood, with a wire hanger to hang it from.

  Tattered cloth scrap and a paper tag that reads..."Comfort."
                                   Hand sculpted roses by Dore (Me) Aged with a decayed feel of old.

 Tattered fiber edges add emotion to its strength.
May you find comfort.

Source...Via 1stdibs
(Not my work of art)

This pair of 18th century papier-mache angels offered by Skelton-ST John at 1stdibs.
Cartapesta papier-mache angels for...

Creating lies within me, how I create is in my imagination.
Soon to be listed in my etsy shop.

Thank you for allowing me to share a deeper side of my art.
All my pieces here are original to my art designs, and are