Robert Haydon Jones
and Greg Lippert

Robert Haydon Jones
and Greg Lippert

Greg Lippert Inspiration piece Mentoring By Robert Haydon Jones Response The three 12-year old Latina girls were holding up matching bracelets and smiling at the camera like they really cared …

 

Marilyn Ackerman and
Daniel David Watkins

Marilyn Ackerman and
Daniel David Watkins

Marilyn Ackerman Response Taxue By Daniel David Watkins Inspiration piece One morning, quite a while ago, before Hong Kong became what it is, a horse appeared on the beach, …

 

Amy Souza and Paulette Beete

Amy Souza and Paulette Beete

Amy Souza Response Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You By Paulette Beete Inspiration piece A slow burn of tone no shoulderwailing or headjerks, the fight’s tight tween figners and keys, which isn’t to …

 

Jewel Beth Davis and Jonathan Ottke

Jewel Beth Davis and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke “Nothing Happened, Everything Happened” Inspiration piece The Grass War By Jewel Beth Davis Response Sarah sat on the grass where it bordered her garden. She threw down her trowel …

 

Amy Rogers Nazarov
and Tora Estep

Amy Rogers Nazarov
and Tora Estep

Tora Estep Inspiration piece Carnival By Amy Rogers Nazarov Response Down the midway we flew As if tossed by an unseen hand We tallied our coins, then spun and stretched and tossed …

 

Jonathan Ottke and Jewel Beth Davis

Jonathan Ottke and Jewel Beth Davis

Jonathan Ottke “Banana and Two Nectarines on a Plate” Brush Markers on Paper Response   First Stop By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration piece Our first tour date is in a tiny town in …

 

Tora Estep and Amy Rogers Nazarov

Tora Estep and Amy Rogers Nazarov

“Untitled” (in progress) Tora Estep Oil on canvas Response My Post Adoption Depression By Amy Rogers Nazarov Inspiration piece The vision always began the same way: I’d be leaving my house cradling …

 

Anne Nowselski and Brian MacDonald

Anne Nowselski and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration Piece The Bone Coin By Anne Nowselski Response Mida had found the bone coin in a secret slot of the small desk of the room. She should …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard Breathing Lessons Response Lisa Nielsen Dropping Back Inspiration Piece That rare expanse of city landscape offered a concrete welcome mat. You use the room to stretch your feet and stare at …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard Shadows Cool Inspiration Piece Lisa Nielsen The air we breathe Response The air we breathe calculates wind patterns While the dust of twilight and the remains of sunrise coexist between the …

 

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Rock Climbing Response ABCs By Annmarie Lockhart Inspiration Piece You gave me a sheet of green lined paper with my name ranged across the top and a lopsided heart halfway …

 

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Beginning/End Inspiration Piece Star-Crossed By Annmarie Lockhart Response Summer finally remembered to check the calendar. She’s a few weeks late and I can relate. Who can resist the pull of …

 

Tracey Riehl and
KJ Hannah Greenburg

Tracey Riehl and
KJ Hannah Greenburg

Tracey Riehl “Survive and Thrive” Response Not Noticed By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece It’s funny how miseries go unnoticed by authorities. Such was the case when my family moved and …

 

Paulette Beete and Amy Souza

Paulette Beete and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece The Door By Paulette Beete Response On the other side of the door the heart is not an open wound. On the other side of the …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Tracey Riehl

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Tracey Riehl

Tracey Riehl Inspiration piece Yoheved’s Celebration By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response She imagined giggling before tripping and falling face first in the sand. It would be a perfect birthday. Ima …

 

Alyscia Cunningham
and Donna JT Smith

Alyscia Cunningham
and Donna JT Smith

Donna JT Smith Inspiration piece Dandelion Stroll By Alyscia Cunningham Response Glimpses of time pass by, birthday candles multiply. As aging increases I can’t deny, desires to be my own ally. Fire dims …

 

Alyscia Cunningham
and Donna JT Smith

Alyscia Cunningham
and Donna JT Smith

Alyscia Cunningham Response Imperfect Perfection By Donna JT Smith Inspiration piece In imperfection, A perfect beauty abides Drawing us inward. ——————— Note:  All of the art, writing and music on this site belongs …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Emily Clark

Lisa Kilhefner and Emily Clark

Emily Clark Inspiration piece Lisa Kilhefner Response This day looks like chrysanthemums have smeared across the windshield, lending bloom to my inertia. Red on sky, as it appeared like liquid in the …

 

Robin Peace and Brian MacDonald

Robin Peace and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration piece The Collector By Robin Peace Response I call myself the Collector. I keep mementos, reminders of my conquests. I have to have something to remember them …

 

Erika Cleveland and Amy Souza

Erika Cleveland and Amy Souza

Erika Cleveland Drawing/collage Response The Yolk of an Egg By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Text from A Dictionary of Psychology Applied generally, the experience of pleasure is entirely different from the real condition No human can avert what …

 

Daniel Watkins and Marilyn Ackerman

Daniel Watkins and Marilyn Ackerman

Marilyn Ackerman Inspiration piece The Geisha of Pompeii By Daniel D. Watkins Response I saw Moldir Shirinova again in the Kempinksi Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi. She was sitting in …

 

Emily Clark and Lisa Kilhefner

Emily Clark and Lisa Kilhefner

Emily Clark “Shaking Into Courage” Response Untitled By Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration piece I fill the space (between us) like a whistling wind that sweeps between the buildings of a city but I feel your …

 

Donna JT Smith
and Alyscia Cunningham

Donna JT Smith
and Alyscia Cunningham

Alyscia Cunningham Inspiration piece I Wear My Heart on My Sleeve By Donna JT Smith Response Some say I should keep My feelings inside; I should be discreet, My feelings denied, Not boldly shown So …

 

Donna JT Smith
and Alyscia Cunningham

Donna JT Smith
and Alyscia Cunningham

Donna JT Smith Response Journey To Iceland By Alyscia Cunningham Inspiration piece 
Abela slowly open her eyes to a sky view of beautifully colored dancing clouds. Or so it seemed. …

 

Amy Souza and Erika Cleveland

Amy Souza and Erika Cleveland

Erika Cleveland Inspiration piece Like That By Amy Souza Response There’s this thing that keeps coming to me in dreams. A yellow mangled baby head with a crooked smile, like …