Wednesday, April 15, 2015

New From Dyche Designs Studio

A few new pieces available locally at One Main Gallery, Milford Ohio.

Conscious Dreaming
16"x20" Mixed Media Art Painting
 
Harbinger
10"x10" Wood Panel
 
Journey
10"x10" Wood Panel
 
Gold Heart
10"x10" Layered Wood Panel

My Etsy shop will be in vacation mode for the next couple of weeks while I visit family in the UK.  Hopefully I'll have some nice pics to share with you when I get back.

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Getting My Glaze On

With just ten days to go before I fly to the UK I've been trying to finish up all the ceramic projects I've been working on. 


It's so hard to stop creating and concentrate on glazing as clay is super addictive.


Above is a small hand built hare and below is a celtic plaque I've been working on.

 
Behind the celtic plaque is my first hand thrown bowl.  I can't tell you how excited I was when I created it.  The first thing I'd managed to make on the wheel that looked anywhere half decent.


I've also been making some owl plaques to hang on the wall.  Just waiting to see how the glazing turns out.


I turned my back for two seconds and then had a major 'OH-NO' moment when found Connor sitting amongst some of my newly glazed work.  Thankfully cat hair burns off when fired!


He's so inquisitive, loves to check out what's going on . . . and talking of what's going on, what's been happening in your neck of the woods?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

What's New In The Studio?

My foray into clay has been keeping me pretty busy these past few months but I managed to find some time to play in my studio today.
 
 
 
A few weeks back I'd prepped several journals and added a design so they were ready for painting.


I think layering paint is one of my favorite aspects.  Seeing a blank canvas (or journal in this case) be transformed by color never fails to surprise me.
 

There are still several steps left before these will be ready but it has been fun working on them so far.
 
What have you been up to lately?

Friday, February 13, 2015

Claytastic

You may have noticed that I've been a bit absent lately.  In part it's because I have had no 'words' but also because I've been getting my 'clay on' at Whistle Stop Clay Works.  I just finished a six week class with my instructor Heloise and have had so much fun.  Those who warned me that it was addictive were right.  I've signed up for an additional six weeks of studio time so I can continue creating. 

 I love that exploring a new medium opens you up and exposes you to new possibilities . . . . .


. . . . . and it's the perfect tonic for the winter time blues.

Friday, January 30, 2015

I Wish I Could Write

 
I wish I could write . . . . .
 
words that leap off the page
and stay with you
long after being read

words that make you
laugh so hard
your belly aches

words  that make you
breakdown and cry
overwhelmed with emotion

words that reach
deep into your soul
so you know you're not alone

words that celebrate
life and the living
of everyday magic

words that ignite
raw passion
the fire in your blood
 
words that chew you up
 and spit you out
forever changed

words that invoke
a childlike state
of wonder and awe
 
words that energize
inspire action
set you on a beautiful adventure
 
but alas
my words have fallen
the way of dinosaurs
 
. . . . . I wish I could write


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