Pippa Possible and Amy Souza

Pippa Possible and Amy Souza

“I Exist” Pippa Possible Response Nasturtiums By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Certainly vines had been creeping forth in the days prior to my noticing, but it was as if the nasturtiums …

 

Victoria Nessen and
Jenny Forrester

Victoria Nessen and
Jenny Forrester

Victoria Nessen Response Untitled By Jenny Forrester Inspiration piece I dream I ordered a kitten snake online. It comes in a box, curled – snake body with a hard plastic …

 

Jonathan Ottke and Diane Mayr

Jonathan Ottke and Diane Mayr

“Contra Fear” Jonathan Ottke Bricks, threads, silver beads mourning dove feathers Response Contra-Frost By Diane Mayr Inspiration piece Stone wood wire brick ever higher ever stronger. Fear’s the real fence precluding every neighbor.   —————————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the …

 

Anya Drapkin and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Anya Drapkin and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

“Hot and Dusty” Anya Drapkin Response Fall and Fire By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Zucchini flowers melting in my mouth As virtual reality images dance in my head It gets dark earlier …

 

Rusty Lynn and Urmilla Khanna

Rusty Lynn and Urmilla Khanna

“Sadistic Love” Rusty Lynn Response Sadistic Love By Urmilla Khanna Inspiration piece Bartan-wali, her name was Bhairavi, came at her usual time to wash the previous night’s dishes and do a …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

“It’s Hard to Remain Neutral” Jay Young Gerard Response Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece The gathering of flesh and blood I am wearing one of her blouses that I am cautioned not to …

 

Gena Stutzman and
Alyscia Cunningham

Gena Stutzman and
Alyscia Cunningham

Alyscia Cunningham Inspiration piece Abundance By Gena Stutzman Response Take a deep breath, See the interconnections. Sunshine calls to trees. I come to you even in the small things In twigs and moss and …

 

Azro Pratt and Angi Lewis

Azro Pratt and Angi Lewis

“Checking on the Owls” Azro Pratt Response Checking on the Owls By Angi Lewis Inspiration piece Every day for weeks that August, we rode our bikes down the road to check on …

 

Cathy Pratt and Pippa Possible

Cathy Pratt and Pippa Possible

“Blurs and Bulges” Cathy Pratt Response Of Blurs and Bulges By Pippa Possible Inspiration piece “Is that all you have to say to me?” There is a silence. A silence blurs and bulges. “I didn’t know you …

 

Lo Bloustein and
Marla Deschenes

Lo Bloustein and
Marla Deschenes

Lo Bloustein Response Poem 4 By Marla Deschenes Inspiration piece As a woman about to bring child into this world, Every night, I am haunted. As the day’s news flashes across the …

 

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and
Jay Young Gerard

“Sun Moon Play Me” Jay Young Gerard Inspiration piece Chaos By Lisa Nielsen Response I keep bringing you upon myself: tectonic plates rumbling with turn of the century pipes and ancient tree roots. The …

 

Pippa Possible and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Pippa Possible and Cathy Stevens Pratt

“Flowers Abstract” Cathy Stevens Pratt Inspiration piece Mom’s Bouquet by Pippa Possible Response The sun is already warm and bright by eleven in the morning, and the blue of the sky …

 

Diane Mayr and Jonathan Ottke

Diane Mayr and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke Galileo Inspiration piece Diane Mayr In the Wood Response In the Wood Diseased and dying it leans southward ruffled with brackets laced with molds. What was once vitally green now has a vividly colorful life of another …

 

Angi Lewis and Azro Pratt

Angi Lewis and Azro Pratt

Azro Pratt Inspiration piece It Was Not a Dragon By Angi Lewis Response It was not a dragon whose spine I climbed along though it was jagged like a dragon’s back and had a …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Anya Drapkin

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Anya Drapkin

“In Mutual Empowerment” Anya Drapkin Inspiration piece Outside In By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Eyes peer out from seaside scape as Wholes consume the unity of earth The fish are swimming as the …

 

Amy Souza and Pippa Possible

Amy Souza and Pippa Possible

“Shatter” Pippa Possible Inspiration piece Plain Sight By Amy Souza Response After my father died, my mother stopped opening mail. Cards, bills, magazines, junk—all of it sat untouched for months until …

 

Jenny Forrester and
Victoria Nessen

Jenny Forrester and
Victoria Nessen

Victoria Nessen Inspiration piece There Are No Bubbles By Jenny Forrester Response A tiny black dot moved onto the page I’d just turned to. It appeared at the edge, handed …

 

Amy Souza and Victoria Nessen

Amy Souza and Victoria Nessen

Victoria Nessen “Green” Inspiration piece White Space By Amy Souza Response Chalky overlays Blur what’s hidden In plain sight The house is not mine Family gone Hum of small plane Overhead Rush hour buzz Inside so quiet Not even breathing Rings …

 

Marilyn Ackerman and
Kamika Cooper

Marilyn Ackerman and
Kamika Cooper

Marilyn Ackerman Response So Long By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece it’s been a while since you’ve been gone i’ve got a little more room to breath some extra money in my pocket a …

 

Gena Stutzman and
Alyscia Cunningham

Gena Stutzman and
Alyscia Cunningham

Alyscia Cunningham “I Am More Than My Hair” (video) Inspiration piece Navigate By Gena Stutzman Response be the thorn and the rose. be the oak and the lilac. put down your pen throw away …

 

Jonathan Ottke and Amy Moffitt

Jonathan Ottke and Amy Moffitt

http://getsparked.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/What-you-dont-say-2-2.wav Amy Moffitt Inspiration piece Jonathan Ottke Response —————————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the person who created it. Copying or republishing anything …

 

Sharon A. Murphy and Lisa Kilhefner

Sharon A. Murphy and Lisa Kilhefner

Sharon Murphy “Finding Myself” Response Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration piece He looks like something I want: Sunset balloon ride in Cappadocia. Buttery glide through a moonlit Venetian canal. Tranquil slide down the Napa countryside. But the sky is …

 

Kamika Cooper and Victoria Nesson

Kamika Cooper and Victoria Nesson

Victoria Nesson “Green I” Inspiration piece Envie’s Ivy by Kamika Cooper Response Envie didn’t drive a sleek, black luxury car or live in a swanky community with manicured lawns. She didn’t …

 

Tora Estep and Rissa Miller

Tora Estep and Rissa Miller

Tora Estep, untitled, oil on canvas Response   Rissa Miller Inspiration Stargazing You’re considering a tattoo on your shoulder in what I like to think of as the Orion system, located between here …

 

Rissa Miller and Tora Estep

Rissa Miller and Tora Estep

Tora Estep Response   Beach Drift By Rissa Miller Natalie glanced nervously around the waiting room. Beige walls with framed posters showing smiling women and tranquil beach scenes hung over …