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Diana K Sharp and Hildie S Block

Diana K Sharp and Hildie S Block

Diana K Sharp “I’m Right Here”  water color and mixed media Response   The Lunchroom Hildie S Block Inspiration piece   1975 A playground deserted is a creepy sight. One swing sways and …

 

Karen Lee Lewis and Tora Estep

Karen Lee Lewis and Tora Estep

TORA ESTEP, BLINDED BY THE GODDESS Inspiration piece   KAREN LEE LEWIS Response   Ground Truth after Tora Estep’s “Blinded by the Goddess”   We are one, after all, you and I, together we …

 

Margaret Mair and Diane Mayr

Margaret Mair and Diane Mayr

Margaret Mair Echoes Colored pencil on paper Response Insanity at the DMV By Diane Mayr Inspiration piece Having my picture taken over and over and each time expecting to see someone else. ————————————— Note: All of the art, …

 

Marilyn Ackerman and Michelle Greco

Marilyn Ackerman and Michelle Greco

    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 everyone—melancholy. I’m from …

 

Cecilia Driscoll and Jane Hulstrunk

Cecilia Driscoll and Jane Hulstrunk

  Jane Hulstrunk “Out for a walk” Inspiration   Cecilia Driscoll Response “Wood Pause” in a mountain wood i learned to love the road pavement leading surely home along the golden vanishing i learned to love the …

 

Jane Hulstrunk and Cecilia Driscoll

Jane Hulstrunk and Cecilia Driscoll

Jane Hulstrunk “Wall of Windows” Response Cecilia Driscoll “My House” Inspiration My house is pastel pink and ivory like the inside of a seashell like new skin and pale blushing. My house is made of wood a …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Tora Estep

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Tora Estep

  Tora Estep Inspiration Piece The Red Coat Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Apprehensive called into service surprisingly guest lecturer to an incoming freshman class I look at myself in the mirror and wonder If …

 

Jackie Fishman and Lisa Kilhefner

Jackie Fishman and Lisa Kilhefner

Colors and Spaces The spaces between our words are always there Two can never be one Even a child born must leave her mother’s oneness And at that moment, …

 

Karin Edgett and Michelle Greco

Karin Edgett and Michelle Greco

Karin Edgett, mixed media on paper response Lady Red By Michelle Greco Inspiration piece Let me live in you, embody your spirit, loud and unflinching. Let me wear you on my wedding day, …

 

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, …

 

Lisa Lipkind Leibow and Amy Fullman

Lisa Lipkind Leibow and Amy Fullman

Aimee Fullman Inspiration Piece   How Barnaby Becomes a Bond Slave Lisa Lipkind Leibow Response That night, after sharing a pint with a few blokes at the public house on the …

 

Jane Souza Hulstrunk and Caroline Davies

Jane Souza Hulstrunk and Caroline Davies

Photograph by Jane Souza Hulstrunk Icy Morning Inspiration Piece Caroline M. Davies “Ice prints” Response Ice prints Each winter my brother and I would wait for the tell-tale signs. Jack and Jill Frost’s pitter-patter of …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Kaylee Savage-Wright

Lisa Nielsen and Kaylee Savage-Wright

  Kaylee Savage-Wright Response Lisa Nielsen Inspiration Piece Damaged Goods He has insinuated himself into my breath, ravaging my desire for freedom Just to maintain takes every ounce of sorrow, is our newest game but …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard Inspiration Piece Self-Infliction multi-media (oils, pastels, collage, canvas affixed to foam board) Lisa Nielsen Response Glistening Like Whitewash The molten lava of your ambiguous soul reaches across the counter to …

 

Aimee Fullman and Kathleen Jordan

Aimee Fullman and Kathleen Jordan

An Eye Towards Winter by Aimee Fullman Inspiration Piece Brushed Blue by Kathleen Jordan Like a lint Roller the wind Picks up leaves and earth and the tiny delicate last …

 

Barbara Kongsbak and Lisa Nielsen

Barbara Kongsbak and Lisa Nielsen

Barbara Kongsbak Inspiration Piece Lisa Nielsen Response Swimming without water my hips, unconfined celebrate my thighs cradle lullabies and my arms, orchestrate a clever river with leftover tears This is hopefulness after heartache has …

 

Adam Cornford and Tora Estep

Adam Cornford and Tora Estep

  Tora Estep La Traicionada Cartas intolerables rodean su cabeza se convierten en alas electrocutadas en albanicos de hueso que se despliegan frente de sus ojos ahora de plata helada que reflejan …

 

Caroline Davies and Traci Robison

Caroline Davies and Traci Robison

Traci Robison Sienna Boy Inspiration piece Boy Playing By Caroline Davies Response   Boy playing   Go out and play, my parents were forever saying. You need more fresh air. You have to be …

 

Linda M. Rhinehart Neas and Rebecca Parker

Linda M. Rhinehart Neas and Rebecca Parker

Photo: Fish Out of Water, Columbus, Ohio 2012, Rebecca Parker INSPIRATION PIECE Angler’s Meditation By Linda M. Rhinehart Neas The water, barely warmed by the rising sun, moves in ripples …

 

Elizabeth Akin Stelling and Tyson West

Elizabeth Akin Stelling and Tyson West

A Screen Door On A Submarine Inspiration Piece by Elizabeth Akin Stelling Is about as useless, as daddy’s telling their kids pilgrims loaded their guns during commercials. How one horse towns …

 

Tyson West and Elizabeth Akin Stelling

Tyson West and Elizabeth Akin Stelling

Inspiration Piece by Tyson West The Prairie Has Evolved Response Piece by Elizabeth Akin Stelling The season for a last ride off Wolf Range pulls an old vaquero from …

 

Elizabeth Akin Stelling and Tyson West

Elizabeth Akin Stelling and Tyson West

‘Dinner In Spain’ by Elizabeth Akin Stelling Inspiration WHAT IS GOOD FOR THE GOOSE As Taught by Sister Erin by Tyson West My children sweet you see ─ All is part …

 

Donna Kendall and Nick Winkworth

Donna Kendall and Nick Winkworth

Nick Winkworth Inspiration Piece   Durus He whispers – that the leopard still has spots and the lion has its mane, but the she-wolf can be found no more among all who …

 

Charles Waters and Doug Pugh

Charles Waters and Doug Pugh

Doug Pugh Inspiration Piece THE NEW KID IN TOWN By Charles Waters Response I bring you luck, I scare off crows In my shamrock colored clothes. Whipping winds help me to dance C’mon …

 

Heidi Mordhorst and Jules Rolfe

Heidi Mordhorst and Jules Rolfe

Jules Rolfe A View from Saturn Inspiration We Be Heidi Mordhorst Response the grass is Always bluer— the sky is Always greener— the view of (Always) what’s to come is better: finer: cleaner @round the …