Jane Hulstrunk and Amy Botula

Jane Hulstrunk and Amy Botula

Jane Hulstrunk Response Amy Botula Inspiration piece Originally written in response to the shooting of Michael Brown and shared as part of a blog created for a high school …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine “Where They Used To Live” Inspiration piece The Big House By Robert Haydon Jones Response Billy Sullivan had always enjoyed himself at wakes. There was plenty of good food …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine “History” Response Hotline Action By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Chris was off that Saturday afternoon just back from a long, dangerous, ultimately successful op in Arizona. He had …

 

Rusty Lynn and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Rusty Lynn and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Rusty Lynn “Crosier Bishop Beast” Response Sansen Sessions and Woodland Sprints By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece As though no instance of maidens had marked his cycles, Thunder quavered his silent bending …

 

Amy Botula and
Jane Hulstrunk

Amy Botula and
Jane Hulstrunk

Jane Hulstrunk Inspiration piece In The Weeds By Amy Botula Inspiration piece I had the usual, run-of-the-mill chores as a kid: help with your sister, help with the start and …

 

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

M.M. Panas “Take Back the Night” Mixed media Inspiration piece Muscle Memory By JoAnn Moore Response  I find myself at the edge. Teetering… Dizzied, again, by the past when I learned the heart has muscle memory if bruised …

 

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

M.M. Panas “Talisman” Response Zephyrs By JoAnn Moore Inspiration piece No one knows I’m here except the wide eyed moon’s cypress shadows— and Pa, my watchman more than forty years now— the invisible talisman who lets …

 

Jonathan Ottke and
Caroline Crawford

Jonathan Ottke and
Caroline Crawford

Jonathan Ottke Response Between Islands By Caroline Crawford Inspiration piece Good reading material for a long commute is important. Whatever you bring with you to read has to be compelling, …

 

Beck Sebenius and Rhodora Jacob

Beck Sebenius and Rhodora Jacob

Rhodora Jacob “Elsa” Acrylic on canvas, 8×10″ Inspiration piece Pioneer Plants By Beck Sebenius Response  Potting pools with portage waves singing along like nothing has changed, Present places without a place to stay, …

 

Tora Estep and Kamika Cooper

Tora Estep and Kamika Cooper

Tora Estep, “Blinded by the Goddess” (charcoal on canvas, 30 in. x 24 in., painting cartoon) Response   Priceless by Kamika Cooper Inspiration Patsy locked her bike to the fencing around …

 

Cheryl Aubin and John Lewis

Cheryl Aubin and John Lewis

Cheryl Aubin “Goddess” Response     http://www.getsparked.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/baby-not-this-time.mp3   John Lewis “Baby, Not This Time” Inspiration piece   _________________________ Note:  All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the person who created it.  Copying …

 

Lisa Pimental and Julia Rolfe

Lisa Pimental and Julia Rolfe

  Lisa Pimental “Woven” Response   This Wild and Precious Life By Julia Rolfe Inspiration piece Make messes and beauty Feel 100 percent human Begin again and again End as many times or more Nestle in the …

 

Julia Rolfe and Lisa Pimental

Julia Rolfe and Lisa Pimental

Lisa Pimental Inspiration piece Gilded By Jules Rolfe Response Glaze over the mess With gold shimmer The double zero still shows through Leave three for the money, Four with direction, And five for the hope of something …

 

Traci Robison and Jules Rolfe

Traci Robison and Jules Rolfe

Traci Robison Into Dusk Digital collage Response   Night’s Soul By Jules Rolfe Inspiration piece   The geese call themselves present lifting my gaze upward and holding my body still before I can see their bodies outlined in …

 

Jules Rolfe and Traci Robison

Jules Rolfe and Traci Robison

Traci Robison Where We Buried Cammi Sue Inspiration piece   Don’t open your eyes By Jules Rolfe Response   Blue, blurred, harsh, unclear   Don’t Open Your eyes Promises of light shone through the optimistic cracks in your eyelids are …

 

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

“It’s been a long day…” by Greg Lippert Inspiration Dog Story by Robert Haydon Jones Response This was way before there was such a thing as I-95, and Jimmy remembered the …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert

Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert

Perfect Breasts by Greg Lippert Response The Facts of Life by Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration Randy’s wife Helen was a low level assistant producer on one of the six teams that …

 

Mary Hill and Bauke Kamstra

Mary Hill and Bauke Kamstra

Mary Hill  response   Wild Tree    A tree in a place where the wind ever blows is a different kind of tree.   The tree never moves, it is moved the wind never rests, …

 

Bauke Kamstra and Mary Hill

Bauke Kamstra and Mary Hill

Mary Hill Inspiration piece The Innocence of Predation By Bauke Kamstra Response Scales fine as green tattoos littered with staring eyes blue as the high thin fish teeth skritching stripes from bone white and cold as …

 

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Through His Eyes Inspiration Piece Escape Annmarie Lockhart Response Driving my daughter home for spring break, stuck in stop-and-go traffic on Pennsylvania 95, we see a small dog, chow or …

 

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Carrying Light Response No Secrets Annmarie Lockhart Inspiration Piece The trees were supposed to carry you my secrets: scrawled love notes on swirling leaves. But no wind blows six years strong and …

 

John Lewis and Cheryl Aubin

John Lewis and Cheryl Aubin

Cheryl Aubin Inspiration piece     http://www.getsparked.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Jesus-etc.-3.0.mp3 John Lewis Response:  original arrangement of “Jesus Etc.” by Jeff Tweedy   —————————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the …

 

Anthony Valade and Nick Winkworth

Anthony Valade and Nick Winkworth

The Collector Nick Winkworth Inspiration piece Sketchy Anthony Valade Response Sure man, I’ll let you taste a sip of disaster. But hell no, it’s just my opinion you’re after. I could twist the …

 

Barbie Fischer and Jewel Beth Davis

Barbie Fischer and Jewel Beth Davis

Who am I? By Barbie Fischer Response piece Sophia By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration Piece The annex hallway of my apartment building was dank and musty, with the slightest …

 

Jan Irene Miller and Jules Rolfe

Jan Irene Miller and Jules Rolfe

Jan Irene Miller Awake Acrylic and ink on paper Response Awake By Jules Rolfe Inspiration piece I Am Awake I woke up breathing At daylight The floor too cold I felt it with my feet I felt the soft …