MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas “Let Things Happen” Response Both Sides Now By JoAnn Moore Inspiration piece The season has shifted again. The afternoon sun sets quickly: nature prepares for its darkness. It was about this time …

 

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

MM Panas “Take Me for a Ride” Inspiration piece Reverberations By JoAnn Moore Response Rivers amble sunshafts streak leaves rustle fog wisps escape. Stellers’ dart moss shimmer squirrels scutter children shriek. Colors rouse hearts alight redwoods soar the sky dances with song.   —————————————— Note: …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Matthew Levine “Central Park, Fall” Inspiration piece The Next Stop By Robert Haydon Jones Response Looking back from 68 years away, Jimmy O’Hara could not figure why he had elected to …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine “The Decision” Response Not Solitary By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Sarah Moran, a willowy, red haired, beauty in her early-forties, fainted and fell face down on her eggs …

 

Tisha Carter and Kate Gilronan

Tisha Carter and Kate Gilronan

Tisha Carter “leaving 7 suns of cypress” Mixed media Response   Dickman Bold By Kate Gilronan Inspiration piece We join our valiant hero kilovairs in the outer ring as he dauntlessly pursues galactic …

 

Rusty Lynn and Channie Greenberg

Rusty Lynn and Channie Greenberg

Rusty Lynn “If Memory Serves” Response Summer of 1971 By Channie Greenberg Inspiration piece They arrived at dusk. The mother carried in a sleeping child, while the father dragged a wheeled …

 

Channie Greenberg and Rusty Lynn

Channie Greenberg and Rusty Lynn

Rusty Lynn “A Bloomin’ Flower Icon” Inspiration piece Cultivar By Channie Greenberg Response Following the apocalypse, when the moon was no longer regarded as a commodious prison, but was lauded as …

 

Diane Mayr and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Diane Mayr and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Diane Mayr “A Scheme of Green” Response Cabin Time By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Opening the chalet door The forest looms encircling all And I dot like in the scheme of green Sluice into …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Diane Mayr

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Diane Mayr

Diane Mayr “All Night Long” Inspiration piece Cat Rap By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Grandma Pussycat in a straight-backed chair Playing guitar meows fill the air all night long since she’s nocturnally set Meow …

 

Elizabeth Steinglass
and Marilyn Ackerman

Elizabeth Steinglass
and Marilyn Ackerman

Marilyn Ackerman Inspiration piece What If? By Elizabeth Steinglass Response What if the Earth was small as a beach ball, light enough to toss and catch and tuck in your lap? What if it was so …

 

Kamika Cooper and MM Panas

Kamika Cooper and MM Panas

MM Panas “Take Back the Night” acrylic paint, charcoal, collage on paper 22” x 30″ Inspiration piece Keep the Night By Kamika Cooper Response cannot take back what was not mine to begin …

 

Isabella Cassini and Amy Souza

Isabella Cassini and Amy Souza

Isabella Cassini “Orbit” Response Orbit By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Everywhere is here and there and nowhere and nowhere you can be at once You must choose a path— calendula scent of the sea Like those signs with seven arrows pointing every which …

 

Brigitte Nowers and Amy Souza

Brigitte Nowers and Amy Souza

Brigitte Nowers Response Faith Poem By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Between resistance and faith lies the bulk of human existence. I don’t trust anyone who spends all their time on …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert

Robert Haydon Jones and Greg Lippert

Greg Lippert They Shoot Horses, Don’t They Response The Derby By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration Jimmy O’Hara had bet more than fifty Kentucky Derbies from afar. However, he had never seen …

 

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

Greg Lippert and Robert Haydon Jones

Greg Lippert Reflection Inspiration piece WW11 By Robert Haydon Jones Response Jimmy O’Hara was a couple of months shy of turning four when World War 11 began about three weeks before …

 

Jules Rolfe and Seth Leamer

Jules Rolfe and Seth Leamer

Seth Leamer Still Still Life Inspiration Piece Faceless Independence by Jules Rolfe Response Daddy, I thought you created me to be small. A small and faceless doll to serve masters who only craved …

 

Jenny Forrester and Jane Hulstrunk

Jenny Forrester and Jane Hulstrunk

Jane Hulstrunk Inspiration piece Jenny Forrester Response You should’ve seen me when I first bloomed. All the colors and the strength against the storm. I had it all. And then …

 

Seth Leamer and Jules Rolfe

Seth Leamer and Jules Rolfe

Seth Leamer “Wayward Bound” Acrylic 10″ x 16″ Response Feel Fetter (Found Poem) By Jules Rolfe Inspiration piece System clear. Conversation choices Far is the same time next year I repeat. We both provide choices. The A …

 

Holly Hinkle and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Holly Hinkle and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Holly Hinkle “Surfing the Internet, Drinking Coffee on a Dreary Rainy Morning” Oil, 12″ x 12″ Response Slide Journey By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Slide journey from the tawdry to the …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard “Aerial: Take No Prisoners” Response Reconciliation Baby By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece A misshapen attempt at reconciliation Brought you here I can’t possibly tell you this, your existence Borne of not …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard “Another Door Opens” Inspiration piece One Door Closes By Lisa Nielsen Response Parched tobacco shreds crumble in my little fingers as I rummage through handbags, carefully translating loose …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Holly Hinkle

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Holly Hinkle

Holly Hinkle Inspiration piece Woman Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Piece What anger in these eyes or perhaps indignation not a first world problem me thinks her shoulders suggest an argument that is weighty a …

 

Melisa Peterson Lewis and Channie Greenberg

Melisa Peterson Lewis and Channie Greenberg

Channie Greenberg Inspiration piece Baby Bird By Melisa Peterson Lewis Response Poppy’s hands cupped the naked baby bird as it rolled, unable to brace itself in her shifting grip. Her …

 

Channie Greenberg and Melisa Peterson Lewis

Channie Greenberg and Melisa Peterson Lewis

Channie Greenberg Response Café Lizard By Melisa Peterson Lewis Inspiration piece It was a hot summer. Rust-colored rocks and dirt met dark green cactuses and brush. Sal’s staff enjoyed the …

 

Anne Nowselski and Amy Souza

Anne Nowselski and Amy Souza

Anne Nowselski Response District Taco By Amy Souza Inspiration piece We got tacos at 7 and by 9 asked, Is this it? The dog slept on the floor, back pressed against …