Monday, June 30, 2014

New At Dyche Designs Studio

I recently had someone request a lined notebook so here are a couple of new additions that can now be found in my shop.

Lined Notebook
Lined Notebook
I have also added this new blank sketchbook journal.
Blank Sketchbook Journal
Apologies if my posts seem a little sporadic of late.  I've been suffering with both facial nerve pain and my herniated disc.  Hoping the pain passes soon and I can get back to a normal routine.  How was your weekend?

Thursday, June 26, 2014

In The Studio

Today I am in the studio working on a new painting.  It's always a good day when my hands look  like this . . . . .

What fun things are you up to?

Wednesday, June 25, 2014


a bag of nerves
in a vice grip
of gritted teeth
grinding shards
of rose tinted glass
that sever nothing

as searing hot hooks
g o u g e
burning flesh
and the dead weight
of a bloody carcass
hangs suspended

its disfigured silhouette
with psychological scars
of fear and pain

Linking up with dVerse

Monday, June 23, 2014

Interview At Poets United

Today you can find me over at Poets United where I'm being interviewed by the lovely Sherry. 
Be sure to check out their 'Life Of A Poet Interview Series' where you will meet a wide range of Poets from around the world.

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Harbor Moon

the moon harbors
slivers of secrets
as seagulls cries
pierce our conscience

and drifters, beached
under gravitational pull
of sandblasted thoughts
like unpolished stones

dappled light rides
through canopies of ancients
weighted, earthbound

mourning the loss
of rugged wisdom
skyward limbs trembling
with the totality
of our ignorance, indifference
our own stupidity

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

North California: Part Three

What I loved most about our vacation was that it combined the best of two worlds . . . the beauty of the redwoods with my need to be by the sea.    There was something curious though, the sea didn't smell of the sea.  It really was the strangest thing.
I love birds so of course I had to hang out on the pier and spend some time photographing them.
One of my favorite moments from the trip though would have to be when my husband invited a homeless man to sit with us while he grilled some freshly caught salmon on the BBQ for him.  He was nervous and anxious when he first approached us but left with a couple of days of food all bagged up and with a smile on his face.  Random acts of kindness really make a huge difference and it's one of those memories that will stay with me for a long time. 
Still playing catch up from being unplugged and away for a week but hope to be back into the swing of things by next week.