Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thank You

As we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the US I wanted to take the opportunity to send out a big thank you to you all.
Thank you for your love, friendship, support and encouragement.    For your bravery, honesty, courage and strength.  For your art, words, photography and creativity. For your generosity, passion, emotion and heart  . . . . . but most of all THANK YOU . . . . . for being you.

Monday, November 24, 2014

Bound Tightly Open

the end of beginnings
the beginning of ends
observer of the insipid
of disingenuous truth
piercing introspective
rattling nerves
as key
to a lockless room

a fingerprint
in a sea of hands
by the strength of scars

label adhered wounds
full-mouthed and slipping
stitched up , threaded
bound tightly open

Linking up with Imaginary Garden With Real Toads and Poetry Pantry

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Love In The Time Of Melancholy

my heart shatters
at the pitch of you

jagged shards of F sharp blues
a melancholy chord
soul bound strung

in words
    in notes
        it's all the same

innuendos instrumental
in the rhythm of blame
crescendo's dulcet irony

your feet rumble a beat
of lock stock and barrel
in a distant key
Linking up with Imaginary Garden With Real Toads and Poets United


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An Altered Mind

there's no magic in dry spells
in uncertainty and doubt
in tones of expectation
or in hues of drawing out
but in stroking the darkness
in the fear of letting go
embracing random chaos
in letting emotions flow
executing ideas
not by guillotine or gun
but through the touch of texture
in unravelling undone
emerging to dull echoes
of great suffering and pain
a mind altered of color
yet the shadows they remain

Linking up with dVerse


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Monday, November 10, 2014

In The Studio

It's been a painting and prepping kind of day until a migraine and my facial nerve pain stopped me in my tracks.

 Tristan, our tabby is my studio buddy.  He loves to hang out on the window seat and take long catnaps.  What creative endeavors have you all been up to?

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Saturday, November 8, 2014

Home Town Nominated Best In Britain

The town where I grew up was recently voted best town centre in Britain.  For those of you who are interested in seeing what a small market town in the UK looks like click on the video link below.

HOLIDAY SALE at Dyche Designs Studio

For the month of November I am running a Holiday Sale on all art paintings, journals and prints in my Etsy Shop.  To receive your 25% DISCOUNT simply enter coupon code HOLIDAY14 during checkout.  Have fun browsing.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

Dead Man Walking

stench of death tinged with breadth of life
tongues a warning of regret and grief
value measured in shades of grey
mourning rising each generation

dreams of color form ashen footsteps
with gait of choices on dusty road
to the vibrating pulse of a static heart
charred with remains of earthy memories

the subtle hues of light and dark
rich with allusion cast no shadow
for he is obscure, a shade of sunless
for he is the shadow, the dead man walking

Linking up with dVerse

Monday, November 3, 2014

Holiday: Part Four (Falconry Center)

I got to celebrate my 42nd birthday this year in the UK with my mum.  I managed to rope her into joining with me for a falconry experience at a center near her home and had no idea what an amazing day it would turn out to be.

It was a real privilege to get close to such powerful and magnificent creatures.  Birds of prey are truly stunning.
Well that marks the end of my holiday series, thanks for sticking with me.  I hope I didn't bore you all to death and that you enjoyed a peek into my UK adventures.