Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Photo Heart Connection: September

Strolling along outside, camera in hand, is one of the best distractions so the other day, when I wasn't feeling all that great, I decided to venture outside.  
I may have been feeling ill and only managed a short walk but nature showed me there's always something to smile about, if I'm open to it.
Not entirely sure what kind of caterpillar this is but it was truly beautiful.  The way the raindrops covered its body made it look like it had been bedazzled by nature.
Linking up with Photo Heart Connection.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Truth Of Wrongs

the living weight
of a meaningless phrase
repeated one too many times
forms a truth of wrongs
unable to turn right

Linking up with Imaginary Garden With Real Toads and Poetry Pantry

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

True Gift

the past holds a mirror
the future a glass ball
but the true gift
is that of the present 

Sunday, September 21, 2014

New At Dyche Designs Studio

There seems to be a bit of a 'sea' theme going on with these latest additions . . . . .
16"x20" Mixed Media Art
Canvas Painting
8"x16" Mixed Media Art
Canvas Painting
10"x10" Mixed Media Art
Painting On Canvas

To view other available artwork visit Dyche Designs Studio.

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Inside Dyche Designs Studio: Studio Blog Hop

Many of you are used to seeing my artwork in its finished form but today I wanted to share a peek into what goes on behind the scenes.

I'm pretty heavy handed with the brushes and tools I use to create my art and I love to get messy . . .
You know I'm all about the texture so here's a glimpse at what's on my table right now.

Work in progress . . . . .

My office table . . . . .

Storage and mailing supplies . . . . .

I love to have artwork up on the walls in my studio..  A few pieces are my own . . . . .
. . . . . but a lot of it is work by other artists whose work I love and admire and objects I've found myself drawn to.

I hope you've enjoyed your visit.  Won't you join me in stopping by Seth Apter's blog The Altered Page where you can explore the unedited version of many other artists studios.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

A Bloody Conscience

there's blood on my conscience
not on my hands
still I gaze at them in disbelief

reliving grey fur blurred
under a break neck wheel
the thud of a wish not granted

stomach turned inside out
lurching towards speech
catching on the lump in my throat
before swallowing it back down

looking in the rear view mirror
at paws pointing the wrong way
I die a little inside

Linking up with dVerse

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

The Pulse Of Darkness

where the pulse of darkness
drums a splintered beat
between awareness and torment
the breaker of rules
makes me feel everything
and nothing

while I stand here reeling
on the edge of emptiness
as black as the coal
my grandfather mined
the canary's song
long silenced
by shadows of fear's playground

and gazing into the abyss
a fissure of self
the moon's image holds me
as I wipe away tears
with the truth of its light

Linking up with dVerse

Friday, September 5, 2014

Evening's Edge

dragonflies dart by waters edge
the glistening of blue green hues
mirroring their iridescence
as though relative

while light shines on lifeless limbs
the sun showing no distinction
between the living and the dead
drawn only by the vast expanse
of continuous horizons

gliding through the evening depths
easing into letting go
of breath, of body, of mind
expanding ripples contort
everything of human form

Linking up with dVerse

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Paying It Forward

I am participating in a 'pay it forward'  initiative through Facebook, the basic premise being that the first five people to respond to my message there will receive a surprise from me at some point during the year.  It could be anything from a book, something homemade, a letter, a postcard, poetry, absolutely anything.  I figured why limit it to Facebook so I'm offering my blogging buddies the chance to receive a surprise too.  All I ask is that you do one random act of kindness for someone, that's it.
So if you would like to receive a random surprise from me during the next 12 months simply be one of the first five people to comment below with an email address where you can be contacted.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

The Woven Tale Press Feature

The Woven Tale Press

I am excited to announce that several of my images and poems are featured in the September edition of The Woven Tale Press, a monthly e-magazine.

Their mission is to highlight blog posts buried in archives; paintings and photographs worthy of greater focus than a singular page; the innovative, the funny and the offbeat.  
It's free to peruse and only a click of this link away.  Have fun exploring the writing, artwork and images of its many featured artists.

Monday, September 1, 2014


I openly hold your warm caress
mourning the loss of all that's fading
lips locked in a kiss that can't convey
the inward ache of all that's missing

under light turned dark there's no solace
cries of loneliness echo your name
retreating to shadows of feeling
a blind reference missing its frame

each thought more pointed than truthfulness
that flies in the face of abstraction
tomorrow whispers impermanence
of life, of love, of interaction

Linking up with dVerse, Imaginary Garden With Real Toads and Poetry Pantry