Amy Souza and Jennifer Fendya

Amy Souza and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Tender Perennial By Amy Souza Response In one of her last voicemails before she died, my mother said, “I’m lonely. I want to go home.” My …

 

Betty Nichols and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Betty Nichols and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Betty Nichols Response Living Between the Raindrops By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Living between the raindrops and waiting For a domino surfing wave To wisk me into some sun drenched place Away …

 

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas Response Ghostwriter By JoAnn Moore Inspiration piece The day before my mother slipped between worlds she said— quite lucidly— Write me true. Wouldn’t she rather I write her well? Her eyes caught me, closed. Gone. The clear …

 

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

MM Panas 11×13″ acrylic and charcoal on paper Inspiration piece Revelations By JoAnn Moore Response Layered colors disobey the rudimentary outlines as if they will not be contained. Life is like a painting that way— the …

 

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Amy Souza Watercolor mixed media on reporter notebook paper Response “Pass the Jelly!” By Ash Martins Inspiration piece Say, wouldn’t it be swell if we humans sat a spell and hummed like the bees but danced like the …

 

Darice Jones and Stephanie Ross

Darice Jones and Stephanie Ross

Stephanie Ross Response Paper By Darice Jones Inspiration piece I made myself thin, malleable and lightweight The shape of some happiness that little kids find while they’re sniffing their crayons A piece of paper with …

 

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Ash Martins Psychic Bleed Out Response One Eye Open By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Ultimately we all grieve alone The pain of seclusion Historical lack Nothing feels good California’s on fire and Losses just keep coming I …

 

Stephanie Ross and Darice Jones

Stephanie Ross and Darice Jones

Stephanie Ross Chrysanthemums in a sumi-e style Inspiration piece Portal Pink By Darice Jones Response In earth year, 60,000 BC, chocolate colored earthlings (our ancestors – and yours ) were busy …

 

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece A New Kind Of Playground By Ash Martins Response Dicky couldn’t wait for bedtime. He even drummed up a couple of ideas to see if …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Amy Souza

Jennifer Fendya and Amy Souza

Jennifer Fendya Response One Eye Open By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Ultimately we all grieve alone The pain of seclusion Historical lack Nothing feels good California’s on fire and Losses just keep coming I have accomplished …

 

Shannon Brown and Jonathan Ottke

Shannon Brown and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke Inspiration piece Pippa and Gerald, by Shannon Brown Response George: Hello, everyone, and welcome to Reality Watch, the podcast where we bring you the reality behind reality …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Stefanie A. Shilling

Lisa Kilhefner and Stefanie A. Shilling

Lisa Kilhefner Response She Will Sing By Stefanie A. Shilling Inspiration piece speak not of ruby rivers coursing through veins they said dare not light a candle in a darkened room hold your breath while they …

 

Stefanie A. Shilling and Lisa Kilhefner

Stefanie A. Shilling and Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration piece How Far, How Deep By Stefanie A. Shilling Response my naked eye is blessed to see so many stars an umbrella over me there are countless more beyond my sight knowing they …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Betty Nichols

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Betty Nichols

Betty Nichols Inspiration Piece Geyser By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Deep in the sparkling sea depths – a surge Concussion of sound and thrusts upward fly And life soon emerges in a …

 

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Ash Martins “Recurrence” Digital oil on canvas Inspiration piece North Coast Overlook By Amy Souza Response Ribbons of azure sky Float on a painterly tide While blackfish jump into the horizon Of an everlasting ocean Hint …

 

Susan Hillyard and Jenny Forrester

Susan Hillyard and Jenny Forrester

Susan Hillyard Response Jenny Forrester Inspiration piece Letting someone help you gives them the power to lie, cheat, or steal the experience you’re letting them help you with. But we’re supposed …

 

Trouble Mandeson
and KJ Hannah Greenberg

Trouble Mandeson
and KJ Hannah Greenberg

Trouble Mandeson Response After Defeating a Dragon By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response Rufus ran his index finger over the long scar on his thigh. He had been fortunate to have …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Trouble Mandeson

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Trouble Mandeson

Trouble Mandeson Inspiration piece Food Forest “Friends” By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response “Arayan, we have it all!” “Aviano, just pass the butter.” “No, really, sister, look out our window. We’ve a food …

 

Jenny Forrester and Susan Hillyard

Jenny Forrester and Susan Hillyard

Susan Hillyard Inspiration piece Jenny Forrester Response Kick dust in their faces, keep your head down or up, your ears back or forward, stay alert. They’re always coming for …

 

Ash Martins and Jonathan Ottke

Ash Martins and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke Inspiration piece Diving in December By Ash Martins Response Frank smiled as he watched everyone. The log cabin buzzed with energy during winter break. Have you ever seen …

 

Jonathan Ottke and Ash Martins

Jonathan Ottke and Ash Martins

Jonathan Ottke “Day at the Beach” Response Time Stop By Ash Martins Inspiration piece Seagulls catch waves of Wind blows fast and hot and dry Air smells of wild mint and sea so …

 

Kamika Cooper and Amy Souza

Kamika Cooper and Amy Souza

Amy Souza photography Inspiration piece   Overcast By Kamika Cooper Response “What are you doing here?” Gretchen sat cross-legged, making swirls in the sand with her fingers. She had been sitting peacefully at …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Paula Lantz

Lisa Kilhefner and Paula Lantz

Paula Lantz 50”h x 40” acrylic and collage on canvas Inspiration piece Lisa Kilhefner Response I’ll race you to where the night sky meets the waves, where cerulean melts the moon. We …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Amy Souza

Robert Haydon Jones
and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece Me and Mary Lou By Robert Haydon Jones Response I want to tell you how Mary Lou and I got together but I warn you this …

 

Stephanie Ross and
Stefanie A. Shilling

Stephanie Ross and
Stefanie A. Shilling

Stephanie Ross Response The Magician’s Box By Stefanie A. Shilling Inspiration piece climb in lay yourself down stretch time stops in the magician’s box outside, the shiny tops spin reflections glimmer bouncing lights then comes the first cut make …