Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Trees Call Us Home

prehistoric knuckles
once dragged the ground
and you wonder what it was like
to walk upright for the very first time

the change in perspective
that would find limbs moving
from branches
to the confines of hand built walls

vertigo replacing contentment
as we long once again
for the giddying heights
of the trees that call us home

Sunday, August 24, 2014


they say . . . . .
"keep your friends close
your enemies closer"

so tonight I'll writhe
under your magnitude

rumpled sheets
in balled fists

begging and pleading
sweat beading
as I let you fuck me

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Wish Bone

fowl soothsayer
predicting grains of future
we tear flesh
from your carcass

pick at morsels
caught between our teeth
and wish upon the snap
of your hollow bones

Monday, August 18, 2014


between spiny legs

skin bristling at a touch
that offers no creature comfort
a mouth penetrates places
it should not go
 you'll hear no laughter
at the tickle of a moustache

for I'm paralyzed
m  e  l  t  i  n  g 
from the inside out

until, until
I'm sucked
The cycle of death can be hard to look at but it's all a part of Nature and I find myself fascinated by it.

We Have A Winner

The winner of 'Fish Bone' is . . . . . Brian Miller.  Congratulations Brian, I will have it in the mail to you today. 
Commiserations to everyone who didn't win, stay tuned for additional giveaways throughout the year.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Curling Silence

tearing lost she just enough
high the own never enough hear it
for thoughts the reaching high
silence frustration intensified shaking head just enough
her noise the she just
searching silence thoughts amongst high to to

crowded alone
she is more than she is not
curling silence a smoke screen
mirrored even in truth
politeness screaming
its all lies

Linking up with Poets United

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Lotus Pond

I love exploring Lotus Pond at the Cincinnati Nature Center and seeing the wildlife there.

At this time of year the frogs and toads are pretty well camouflaged.  Mud baths seem to be a popular activity among the residents.

I fell in love with this little guy, it's just too cute how his back legs are stretched out in the air as though he's trying to fly.

Don't forget to stop by my Free Giveaway for your chance to win this 7"x5" mixed media art painting.

Monday, August 11, 2014


 'Fish Bone'

For your chance to win this 7"x5" textured art painting simply leave a comment below.  A winner will be drawn at random on Monday August 18th.  Feel free to share a link to this giveaway with friends and family.
Good luck.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Cry Me A Raven

cry me a raven
of ink and feathers
scribing innards
black as sorrow

smearing messages
in whispers
of fallen souls

carrion upon your breath
rendered in cras

Linking up with dVerse

Cincinnati Nature Center

Just a few of the creatures I encountered on my walk at Cincinnati Nature Center this weekend.

Some were a little harder to spot than others.

Monday, August 4, 2014

New At Dyche Designs Studio

Just a few new pieces that I recently completed.  I'm finding myself drawn to the abstract so it will be interesting to see where that leads.
I've also been busy working on a commissioned seahorse triptych for a friend.  The image isn't the best but will give you some idea of what it looks like.

Still lots more paintings in progress so stay tuned.

Friday, August 1, 2014

Photo Heart Connection: July

This image makes me giggle, and anything that makes me giggle is a good thing.  It's the way the tail of the one is being held on top of the head of the other.    I think these dragonflies are creating their own version of the Karma Sutra.  What do you think?

Linking up with Photo Heart Connection