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Hello St. Louis followers,

Come see us and do some Holiday Shopping at the 2nd Annual Artist’s Boutique and Sale.
Location: Webster Groves Christian Church – 1320 W. Lockwood Ave. – St. Louis, MO 63122 –
Date and Time: Sat. Dec. 7, 2019 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
Free refreshments
Children’s activity table
Many unique and one-of-a-kind art items by a variety of artists.

A portion of proceeds go to benefit


Last day of Free Shipping on Spoonflower.


Here is one of Carolyn’s fabric designs for sale on Spoonflower. “Pink Pinwheels”. Check it out.

Free Shipping on Spoonflower through May 10


Here is one of Carolyn’s fabric designs for sale on Spoonflower.

“Fortune Cookies”. Check it out.

John and Carolyn Dyess have several sites where you can shop small for art and products. Support small businesses! We are really small.


Great Blue Heron by John Foster Dyess

Personagrams store on Etsy- Custom designed mats for photos


Example of custom designed photo mat featuring Mother’s Day. Other special occasion mats shown in the Personagrams store.

Studio Dyess Etsy store:


Set of 4 Christmas Mug Rugs handmade by Carolyn. Perfect Christmas hostess gift.


“Peachy Green” fabric arrangement by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

My wife Carolyn and I are having a joint show on Thursday March 31 at “The Gallery of Contemporary Art at St.Louis Community College -Wildwood. Below is the statement about our show.

Husband and wife artists, John and Carolyn Dyess share their home studio but do a variety of types of work and creative projects.
John is a traditional illustrator by career but does personal work in painting, photography, collage and digital media.
This show features his photography taken in New York City, digitally manipulated and abstracted, printed on large stretched canvas and then painted.

Carolyn is graphic designer, with a background in print design, but has been working in fiber and fabric over the last few years. Creating what she calls, “fabric arrangements or ‘fabrications’ ”. Some pieces are along the lines of small art quilts, some have dimensional, stuffed, trapunto- like areas, and some are stuffed and wired shapes arranged in a container or wall sconce.


Valentine’s card made by Carolyn Dixon Dyess


The inside of Valentines card made by Carolyn Dixon Dyess.


My wife Carolyn suggested that for this Valentine’s day we recycle, saved, bought, valentine cards by cutting them up and making our own collage cards.Carolyn’s card was made of a few elements of bought cards and torn paper.


Valentine card made by John Dyess for Carolyn Dixon Dyess.

Happy Valentine’s day my Wonderful Wife. Love John

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Fabric Door Hanger in Carolyn’s Etsy store

Etsy Store




Fabric wall hanging 1 by Carolyn Dyess

I have always been interested in fiber and fabric art and wanted to explore it,but never really devoted enough time to it. This past summer I took a fabric collage workshop taught by Chris Burton and had a great time working with the fabric pieces and assembling them. I created this piece first. It is about 12 x 14 inches. Parts of it are fused together and parts of it are sewn on the sewing machine. It’s just a start but it makes me want to do more of these.

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"Facade" by Carolyn Dixon Dyess

I started planning this project when I saw a call for entries for a show at the St. Louis Artists’  Guild that had to do with “wearable art.” I wanted to create something with fabric that had dimension and qualified as wearable.
To create this mask I call “Facade”, I started with a plain foam mask bought at a party supply store.

I created each of the elements separately such as eyebrows, cheeks, lips and chin. Each is stuffed with fiberfill and sewn on the sewing machine. I glued them to the surface of the mask. The black and white material is felt sewn down the middle. I created a template to cut holes in the black and white felt and put that over top the eyebrows, cheeks, lips and chin, and adhered with glue. I used artificial flower pieces of gold berries for the “hair”, along with curled
covered wire and different length ribbons. The fabric head piece was added over that and then the gathered satin ribbon was added last around the whole face, secured with pins in the back.

The pink yarn used for eyelashes is called, I believe, “eyelash yarn”! (What a surprise). I learned that working with that stuff takes more patience than I really have and some !#%^&!! choice words.

By the way…my “Facade” was not accepted in the Artists’ Guild show.

I thought “Fat Tuesday” would be an appropriate time to show the mask “Facade” by Carolyn. It also relates to my interest in DaDa, which began in Zurick, Switzerland ,during World War 1. The beginning was at the “Cabaret Voltaire”.

I hope you take the time to read the links I have provided. John Dyess

View 2 of "Facade' by Carolyn Dixon Dyess