Robert Haydon Jones and Diane Mayr

Robert Haydon Jones and Diane Mayr

Diane Mayr Buzzcut Inspiration piece Robert Haydon Jones Lord Jim’s Little Finger Response Lord Jim’s Little Finger By Robert Haydon Jones The trouble started when Billy, his eldest son, dug into the family’s …

 

Linda Sorrells-Smith and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Linda Sorrells-Smith and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Linda Sorrells-Smith Response Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration Water Kathleen Finn Jordan Clear pools of sparkling drink or swim wonder Loving the refreshing, the cool, the mirror of sun In its lively gentle mood …

 

Diane Mayr and Robert Haydon Jones

Diane Mayr and Robert Haydon Jones

Diane Mayr The Plague Response Robert Haydon Jones Letter from Norway Inspiration piece Letter from Norway By Robert Haydon Jones Terry Moran had always enjoyed an unfair advantage as a handsome man, but …

 

Lizzie Parker and Patty Gordon

Lizzie Parker and Patty Gordon

Patty Gordon Inspiration piece Not Enough P.C.R.W By Lizzie Parker Response I do not see a star-spangled banner of red white and blue only anger embarrassment and disappointment lashed by selfish greed …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Diane Mayr

Lisa Kilhefner and Diane Mayr

Diane Mayr Inspiration piece   Posies Lisa Kilhefner Response My garden, it is yours to see and touch and wander into. Watch the posies, calm along the breath of wind. They mind so …

 

Diane Mayr and Lisa Kilhefner

Diane Mayr and Lisa Kilhefner

Diane Mayr She Speaks Snow response Lisa Kilhefner New York Inspiration piece New York By Lisa Kilhefner She sneezes; his heart wrinkles in a metal trashcan on the corner of the room. He weeps, …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Linda Sorrells – Smith

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Linda Sorrells – Smith

Linda Sorrells-Smith Inspiration Piece Vision of Honeyed White Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Velvet svelte and curve of wing A petal large and soft of view A center deep and dark and honeyed A …

 

Kamika Cooper and Brian MacDonald

Kamika Cooper and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Photography Inspiration piece Shaper by Kamika Cooper Response come on and shape me bend and me make me come alive use your hands to mold me i know you’ll blow me up …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine, “Thinking of Pay Dirt” Response Pay Dirt By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Jimmy finally hit pay dirt at the Alanon lunch meeting on his next to last …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine, “Unfinished Business” Inspiration piece Anne Hutchison By Robert Haydon Jones Response The moment the artist showed Jimmy O’Hara the watercolor of the space where the bar that had been …

 

Sue Gleason and Gena Stutzman

Sue Gleason and Gena Stutzman

Sue Gleason Response The Feather By Gena Stutzman Inspiration piece the knowing wind lifts feathers placing some along the lonely roadside others are placed in summer gardens between rows of arugula and lacy, …

 

Gena Stutzman and Sue Gleason

Gena Stutzman and Sue Gleason

Sue Gleason Inspiration piece The Crocus Is A Time Keeper By Gena Stutzman Response the crocus is a time keeper at the start subtle, unpretentious new beginnings usually are her roots maneuver passed …

 

Cristal Brawley and Sharon Frey

Cristal Brawley and Sharon Frey

Sharon Frey Inspiration piece guided mutation By Cristal Brawley Response She’s got a cloud (it’s a hundred pounds), about to lose the string that’s holding it up. Invites more pain (asks for …

 

Worthy Evans and Kirsten Brady

Worthy Evans and Kirsten Brady

Kirsten Brady “Conductor” Charcoal, 18″x24″ Inspiration piece Conductor By Worthy Evans Response Kid called artistic picks up a pencil drags circles over newsprint circles circles circles until paper tore and brought kid to another paper and another and another no until no …

 

Alyscia Cunningham and Lisa Kilhefner

Alyscia Cunningham and Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration piece Riverbed By Alyscia Cunningham Response I thought a distant memory, like a faded path of pebbled tea. Beaded sounds encircled me, aligned my head so peacefully. Turned my head to …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Cathy Stevens Pratt Inspiration piece Beginnings Kathleen Finn Jordan Response   Undulating shifting change From light to dark and left to right Fabric, weave and wavy soft Hard and tough like day and night Reaching, …

 

Kirsten Brady and Worthy Evans

Kirsten Brady and Worthy Evans

Kirsten Brady “Poly Glyphs” 14″ x 17″ Graphite on paper Response Site Specific By Worthy Evans Inspiration piece Absence would be a way of cottoning to its significance. A field photograph of close-cut wheat, an …

 

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Reciprocity Inspiration Piece Photo Opp Annmarie Lockhart Response Alright, babe. Selfie time! Smile for the camera! Say mozzarella! Check it, this light totally brings out my eyes. I’m definitely posting this. I’m …

 

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Transition Response Toasted Wishes Annmarie Lockhart Inspiration Piece Ten years ago I sat at a table with a dozen friends, half a lifetime and a thousand miles away. We toasted four decades …

 

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and Jonathan Ottke

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater and Jonathan Ottke

Spent Magnolia Pistils Jonathan Ottke Inspiration Piece   And so it is Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Response This magnolia tree in our front yard feels magic to me. It isn’t hard to imagine her blossoms as cups of tea poured over …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Ray Sharp Response   Jennifer Fendya Inspiration   After the Flood I wake up at 6 AM to the sound of rain and think, “I’m not in Houston.” My day will be, as yesterday …

 

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya — “tugged-tied truths” – pencil on paper Response Ray Sharp  Inspiration To Resist We are tugged by the polemics of push and pull As if truth itself could be tied …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya — Lake Zurich Pastoral Inspiration Ray Sharp Response Under the Garden Bridge It’s a cygnet, she said, when I called it a duckling, and still I think it might become a …

 

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp — Ice Storm Inspiration   Jennifer Fendya Response   I’ve been dreaming of flying again,   of pushing clouds over a frozen lake, down to where trees along the shoreline stick out their …

 

Kirsten Weeks and Kamika Cooper

Kirsten Weeks and Kamika Cooper

Kirsten Weeks collage with graphite, acrylic, paper, water crayons, and paint film Response Contain Yourself By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece please contain yourself don’t spill your chaos in my space when you rearrange …