Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
and Jan Irene Miller

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
and Jan Irene Miller

Jan Irene Miller Inspiration piece Dear Cow By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Response Dear Cow, I still dream about you. It may not make sense, but some days for some reason I smell …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

“Christmas Eve”Matthew LevineResponse The Best Christmas Tree EverBy Robert Haydon JonesInspiration piece When Jimmy O’Hara decided on his Christmas tree at the outdoor lot at Home Depot, …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

“South Norwalk Nocturne”Matthew LevineInspiration piece Life Goes OnBy Robert Haydon JonesResponse He was a child, then for a very brief while, he was a little boy, and then, …

 

Julia Rolfe and Anya Mayer

Julia Rolfe and Anya Mayer

Anya Mayer “She Embraces Compassion” Inspiration piece Typical Woman By Julia Rolfe Response At the risk of being cliché, She was hard as nails in the daylight. A can-do bandana wearing force of artificial …

 

Ann Quinn and Marilyn Ackerman

Ann Quinn and Marilyn Ackerman

Marilyn Ackerman Inspiration piece Cattle in Snow By Ann Quinn Response “Eternity is always present in the animal mind; only men deal in beginnings and ends.” –Wendell Berry The cold is absolute is …

 

Lené Gary and Jenny Forrester

Lené Gary and Jenny Forrester

Lené Gary “Overwintering” Response Untitled By Jenny Forrester Inspiration piece My three chickens fed in the alley, and I watched over them, my triangle-shaped knitting bag with the handy wrist loop …

 

Ipek Davaz and Leslie Grollman

Ipek Davaz and Leslie Grollman

“Entwined” Ipek Davaz Response Warped By Leslie Grollman Inspiration piece I was given life on a loom from the smoke of the ocean from the smoke of the seeds. I give you desert-blue stones wrapped …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Brigitte Nowers

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Brigitte Nowers

“Phoenix” Brigitte Nowers Inspiration piece Toile Intérieure By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Deep down canvas Swirling, twirling inner urges Dynamic tsunami of fragmentation id, ego, superego dance Play bursting into color Spin and surface The depths of …

 

Brigitte Nowers and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Brigitte Nowers and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Brigitte Nowers Response The Cabin By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece It’s quiet here Fall is creeping our way As trees are tunneling Leaves are changing their clothes slowly After shaking their arms in …

 

Gena Stutzman and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Gena Stutzman and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

KJ Hannah Greenberg “Autumnal Stairway” Inspiration piece Autumn Afternoon By Gena Stutzman Response My photograph has faded now But not my memory of That fiery autumn afternoon. You called me out to play In the …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Gena Stutzman

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Gena Stutzman

KJ Hannah Greenberg“Wings”Response WingsBy Gena StutzmanInspiration piece Limited by this body The ache of missing wingsThis smallness.Wasted time envying the birds. All things work together. Grass shelters the insects …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Amy Souza

Lisa Kilhefner and Amy Souza

“Erosion” Lisa Kilhefner Response The River in Me By Amy Souza Inspiration piece The last time I was a river I dried up The next time I overflowed Neither time could I Figure out why Which forces imposed Themselves …

 

Kimberly DeMucha Kalil
and Kamika Cooper

Kimberly DeMucha Kalil
and Kamika Cooper

“Rebirth” Kimberly DeMucha Kalil alcohol ink on 5×7 Yupo paper Response Harmless By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece sometimes little girls will place themselves in harm’s way chasing little boys sometimes little boys will engage in harmful …

 

Kamika Cooper and
Kimberly DeMucha Kalil

Kamika Cooper and
Kimberly DeMucha Kalil

“Genesis” Kimberly DeMucha Kalil alcohol ink on 9×12 Yupo paper Inspiration piece Creator By Kamika Cooper Response i am a childless mother of creations born from color and brush shades of myself have bent and curved …

 

Jenny Forrester and Lené Gary

Jenny Forrester and Lené Gary

Lené Gary Inspiration piece Tarot-Berry By Jenny Forrester Response We’re all blueberries in time. We see we’re in bunches, hands reaching toward us… We forget the lack of our being vast …

 

Amy Souza and Lisa Kilhefner

Amy Souza and Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner “Birds of a Feather” Inspiration piece Life Detective By Amy Souza Response See more when my eyes are Closed than when I’m distracted By the world around me Inky feather floats The space …

 

Mary Hill and Diane Mayr

Mary Hill and Diane Mayr

Mary Hill “Done with moving: Relaxing” Response Diane Mayr Untitled cherita Inspiration piece packing to go no room in the cardboard boxes what remains to pack needs only the space between her ears —————————————— Note: All of the …

 

Diane Mayr and Mary Hill

Diane Mayr and Mary Hill

Mary Hill Purple & Gold Landscape 2 Inspiration piece Diane Mayr Paradise, 2018 Response Paradise, 2018: a pair of cherita “It will take a while. But it will get better. It always …

 

Leslie Grollman and Ipek Davaz

Leslie Grollman and Ipek Davaz

Ipek Davaz Inspiration piece De, UnBecoming By Leslie Grollman Response De. She liked to be called ‘De’ (pronounced ‘dee’). She spoke in a language of ‘de’s. Every word started with ‘de’. …

 

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 …