April 26, 2018

I Am Painting In The Spirit Of Rural France

 Artist
Dore Callaway
Burlap Luxe

 I Am Painting In The Spirit Of Rural France.

CYPRESS TREES
and...


 Inspiring French salvage surrounds me

 Roses
In old world tones, touched in distressing.
LUXE

 Vintage Linen
Mounted on an antique mahogany floor plank,
nailed in canvas wrapped style.
Tattered with tears and frayed edges, 
painted and sealed for an
heirloom feel.







 Process
Tattered and torn, adding all the rightness to an
aged feel.



 French Flea Market 
Style

 Dore Callaway
Artist
The writer of 
BurlapLuxe

 Soulfully Painted And Tattered In Age.
Earl Grey Roses





You Will Find My Art
Listed,
Burlap Luxe etsy Shop 
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You can FOLLOW me on Burlap Luxe Instagram
Inspiring salvage my home style and art.
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March 29, 2018

French Cottage Spirit

 Burlap Luxe Home Style
Designer/Artiste

Living with a salvaged past and
creating in the French cottage spirit.


A salvaged French 
lantern. 
Decayed and weathered from the
seaside, and purchased from a California, Malibu
cliff-side home remodel.
This exterior veranda lantern, took on years of
sea wash that only a sea breeze and mist
can create rustically.
  

Artist Dore Callaway
The writer of Burlap Luxe

Painting on salvaged antique mahogany floor
planks.
Vintage linen is mounted and canvas nailed
to the wood plank, then painted in an aged
style of intrigue.


Artist Dore (me) signed,
Callaway


Each linen painting is purposefully tattered,
torn, and frayed. Adding all the rightness
to the look and feel of French cottage
spirit.
  

Tattered


Frayed


Relaxed in romance, where graceful age is
painted.


 I will have 17 linen paintings,
the number of salvaged planks.

Listed soon in my online shop,
etsy.






My home that acts as a studio
 muse that inspires

Shop linked here...

Would love to share with you, 
Burlap Luxe
Home and Art

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February 10, 2018

French Wire Art...Rustic Luxe


Burlap Luxe Art

My art in creating French wire art
CROWNS.


Salvage rusted and decayed tin,
perfect in the use of my tags.
Vintage book word ephemerea
"Europe"

Crown And LampShade

I love the haunting shadow play with wire.
The shade I created to play off my
art and light.


I love the unexpected outcome.
Aged in cartapesta and a patina
of tarnish.

I weave and bend, twist and tie every
inch that goes into creating with
wire.
The chain wire garland, I use a crochet hook and single
crochet a chain woven into the wire.


You can follow my art and home designs on my
instagram account.
Where I create in French brocante style.

linked here...

Designer~Artiste

Dore Callaway
Writer of Burlap Luxe


January 22, 2018

French Botanical Art...Vintage Salvage

 Burlap Luxe Art

Artist
Dore Callaway
the writer of
BurlapLuxe blog 

Creating petite French botanic art theatre's.
 

Alpine Columbine Native to Europe
'Lily Family'

Attracts humming birds and butterflies. 


Decayed in an abandoned feel.
Backdrop in botanic drama.
 

Building and painting, weeds and wildflowers
(Dandelions)
'Daisy Family'

"Make a wish".



A Symbol of Spring.

Tulips are the bees knees for Spring pollination.
(Tulips)
'Lily Family' 


There are greenhouses and shade-houses, now
I bring you the botanic theatre house.
 

Art
Can be found listed in my
 etsy shop click link here...


Also would love your visit on my instagram 
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December 31, 2017

French Theatrics Of Salvage

 BURLAP LUXE DESIGNS

My latest theatre of the arts, I design and create from
 rustic salvage wood.
Along with my bending of wire art and paper doll and 
cartapesta mice.
 
 Salvage Wood

Chosen and cut to dimensions, using the best pieces showing
signs of weathered and decaying inspiration.
Every piece gets wood glued and screwed, adding all the
rightness to a French theatre of song and
dance.
  
Theatre Taking Shape 
 Moldings, picture frames, chair rungs and drawer pulls for finials
are often found in pieces of furniture I salvage from their past.
History in such pieces inspire my art in building forgotten
 treasured play.

This Theatre hangs on a wall.
22" in height x 17" in width x 6" in depth.
 Ephemera

Vintage paper ephemera I collect, papering a backdrop wall.
Yet, I nudge along its brittle aged look with tearing and
piecing it together so this wall takes on a look
of centuries old.
 
 Paint And Tattered Curtians

A paint treatment I give it to preserve each piece rustically.
I have still yet to lay the planked stage flooring, adding
a bit more moldings and its vintage music box
under the stage base.
Hopeful in completion soon, old wood salvage finds can not be
rushed.

Threate Quote
 
"Look, a new day has
begun"...
Stage play
~CATS 

Looking forward to a creative new year ...
 
Curtain Call  

Nouvel An
(New Year)

 A Happy New Year
and all it 
inspires.
~2018~