Elizabeth Dougherty
and Amy Souza

Elizabeth Dougherty
and Amy Souza

Elizabeth Dougherty “Time to Strike” Response Ed Burns By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Would you know him if you passed on the sidewalk? The way you can spot Quebecois even before they …

 

Marilyn Ackerman and Channie Greenberg

Marilyn Ackerman and Channie Greenberg

“Butterfly Palm” by Marilyn Ackerman Mixed media on canvas Response to: Asiatic Arecas, inspiration piece  By © KJ Hannah (Channie) Greenberg Asiatic arecas, all lambent in the sun, Tall stepstools to celestial …

 

Channie Greenberg and Marilyn Ackerman

Channie Greenberg and Marilyn Ackerman

“Hela” paper collage by Marilyn Ackerman. Inspiration piece for poem by Channie Greenberg Hela By © KJ Hannah Greenberg Response Hela has birds for brains. Penguins, really. They sit Upon her noggin, …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Michelle Greco

Amanda C. Brainerd and Michelle Greco

Amanda C. Brainerd Response Origin Story By Michelle Greco Inspiration piece I’m from a neighborhood where kids put you in a schoolyard headlock in third grade. I’m from stained glass. Jesus looks down on …

 

Jonathan Ottke and
Cheryl Somers Aubin

Jonathan Ottke and
Cheryl Somers Aubin

Jonathan Ottke “Thanksgiving Moon” Response A Very Special “Thanks” Giving By Cheryl Somers Aubin Inspiration piece “No,” I told my sister when she called the other day, “we’re still waiting.” Waiting for …

 

Cheryl Somers Aubin
and Jonathan Ottke

Cheryl Somers Aubin
and Jonathan Ottke

  Jonathan Ottke Reflections glass Inspiration piece A Sign By Cheryl Somers Aubin Response As I look for a sign from my father I wonder… Will it be a white feather from an …

 

Kamika Cooper and Lisa Pimental

Kamika Cooper and Lisa Pimental

Geraniums Lisa Pimental Acrylic on wood Inspiration piece Paths We Laid Kamika Cooper Response we used to be linear raised up from the village seeds our great-grandmothers spat we were bathed in Spring rains …

 

Lisa Pimental and Kamika Cooper

Lisa Pimental and Kamika Cooper

Done Lisa Pimental Acrylic on wood Response Can’t Say Love Kamika Cooper Inspiration Can’t say that another has ever made me feel this way I float on hopes and dreams of her like …

 

Amy Tingle and Hildie Block

Amy Tingle and Hildie Block

Amy Tingle Response Honey Tangerine By Hildie Block Inspiration piece Irene, the 12 year-old granddaughter of Holocaust survivors takes some risks in an orange grove with a boy named Jesse.  “Opa, …

 

Michelle Greco and
Jenny Cutler Lopez

Michelle Greco and
Jenny Cutler Lopez

Michelle Greco “Explosive Bloom” Gouache in Sketchbook Response My Girl Angel Is As Shallow As Sin By Jenny Cutler Lopez Inspiration piece I meet Angel by the metal payphone outside 7-11. I stroll …

 

Bridget Fahey O’Brien
and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien
and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Afternoon Delight Inspiration Piece Things They Didn’t See By Annmarie Lockhart Response She didn’t see: the time it took to flatten and stack the boxes that carried onions, broccoli, bean …

 

Annmarie Lockhart and
Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Annmarie Lockhart and
Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Power in the Clouds Response Ladder By Annmarie Lockhart Inspiration piece Maybe if we climb high enough above the clouds like Dorothy, beyond the noise of Babel, the tastes of the …

 

Agnes Marton and Amy Tingle

Agnes Marton and Amy Tingle

Amy Tingle Inspiration piece Some By Agnes Marton Response Some petals are ambitious, life and lifelike, keen to attack, build purging barriers when needed, always at cruising altitude, eager to respond.   Some petals are lost, feel misfit, …

 

Jay Young Gerard
and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard
and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard Puppy Inspiration piece Both Sides of That Face By Lissa Nielsen Response I’ve been talking out both sides of my mouth, compromising the urge to flee with the imitation of …

 

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard Holes Aren’t Necessarily Round Response The Holes in Our Story By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece They say you never really know how damaged someone is until you try to …

 

Terah Van Dusen
and Lisa Kilhefner

Terah Van Dusen
and Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration piece The Way of a Woman By Terah Van Dusen Response Once, early on in our relationship I shared a hotel room with my man three of his buddies There were two …

 

Patricia Hayward and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Patricia Hayward and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Patricia Hayward Response Conversations at the Hirschorn By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration Bulbous figures play in “Conversation” Sculpted into liquid stone expressions daring us To recall the light, the airy, and malicious …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Cheryl Lavoie

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Cheryl Lavoie

Cheryl Lavoie Giverny Watercolor Inspiration piece Giverny Ever Alive By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Burst of opening flowers shroud a country house Petals, tiny fingers, giving birth to brush Paint leaching color from the …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Patricia Hayward

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Patricia Hayward

Patricia Hayward Pen and ink Inspiration piece Black on White By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response The scribble, the smudge of ink and paper fighting with each other in a frenzy of activity, agitation, …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and
Terah Van Dusen

Lisa Kilhefner and
Terah Van Dusen

Lisa Kilhefner Response So I Am a Woman By Terah Van Dusen Inspiration piece So I am a woman occupying a square a circle a triangle a rectangle a glob of space of air of spit or …

 

Diane Mayr and Rick Clark

Diane Mayr and Rick Clark

Diane Mayr Howlers Response Looking Up Looking Down Looking By Rick Clark Inspiration piece I recognize the man in the moon tonight– He scowls down on me, or perhaps on all of us, the …

 

Urmilla Khanna and
Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

Urmilla Khanna and
Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

Linda M. Rhinehart Neas Spring Photo taken with Galaxy 5s, enhanced with GIMP Inspiration piece A Cabin in the Woods By Urmilla Khanna Response I am an A-frame cabin situated in the …

 

Amy Moffitt and Hannah Greenberg

Amy Moffitt and Hannah Greenberg

Inspiration Piece (song): Freedom – by Amy Moffitt   Natural Death © KJ Hannah Greenberg Response Leaves, such brightly-colored textiles, Patched together like other final gifts, A shroud of fallen moments, times gone, Rest …

 

Margaret Mair and Lisa Kilhefner

Margaret Mair and Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration piece Let Me Nestle By Margaret Mair Response Let me nestle In these soft curves, Hide in these hazy hollows, Bask in this mellow light, Burrow into these Darkened shadows, Look out through …

 

Linda M. Rhinehart Neas
and Urmilla Khanna

Linda M. Rhinehart Neas
and Urmilla Khanna

Linda M. Rhinehart Neas Tribute Photo collage enhanced with Gimp Response Tribute to My Teachers By Urmilla Khanna Inspiration piece My teacher Joanne has treated me to a great celebratory lunch at an Italian …