Missy Lambert and Juleen Johnson

Missy Lambert and Juleen Johnson

Juleen Johnson Inspiration piece This Old Bird Writes Something By Missy Lambert Response It’s not easy to write when I feel like an old bird that has to dip its …

 

Juleen Johnson and Missy Lambert

Juleen Johnson and Missy Lambert

Juleen Johnson Response Ragged Heart Song By Missy Lambert Inspiration piece Can’t see where you are now nothing familiar, lost in your own house. Your grip is slipping, no foothold to be …

 

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Sarah Pizer-Bush “Something Swirling Within” Response 44 Falls to Rapture By Darice Jones Inspiration iece 422 Falls To Rapture Eight times a year since the day she was born Something within would swirl …

 

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Sarah Pizer-Bush “Together Not Alone” Inspiration piece Healing Time By Darice Jones Response There is kind of healing that happens in solitude Just you and the breath Just you and the precious stone Just …

 

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Cristal Brawley Inspiration piece How the Heart Works By Amy Souza Response You hear nails click across hardwood as the dog wanders rooms to find you. Wind shattered the night – …

 

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley Response Tourist Town By Amy Souza Inspiration piece They haven’t solved the murder, Judy tells me. No one knows what happened but they assume the boy rode out …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Dale Leffler

Jennifer Fendya and Dale Leffler

Jennifer Fendya Response Do You Know Hunger’s Touch? By Dale Leffler Inspiration piece Do you know hunger’s touch? Do you have an appetite that comes after watching mashed potato clouds drift over …

 

Jone Rush MacCulloch
and Linda Mitchell

Jone Rush MacCulloch
and Linda Mitchell

Linda Mitchell Inspiration piece Dreams In Between By Jone Rush MacCulloch Response Letters are small angels flying in between — Anne Wynne, from “Letters are Small Angels”   The queen dreams of …

 

Darice Jones and Tiffany Golden

Darice Jones and Tiffany Golden

Tiffany Golden Response Neither Here Nor There By Darice Jones Inspiration piece It was like transitions were booming in her ears in that way the first thunder of the season could …

 

Tiffany Golden and Darice Jones

Tiffany Golden and Darice Jones

Tiffany Golden “Forever Connected” Inspiration piece Cosmic Colors and Fire Songs By Darice Jones Response Davina and Monèt’s Spirits had come into being around the same time – way, way, way …

 

Dale Leffler and Jennifer Fendya

Dale Leffler and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece We Circle Words By Dale Leffler Response We circle, drawing lines of demarcation some cut straight to the heart of equivocation unsupported obtuse tangents deserve no attention others, right-angled …

 

Missy Lambert and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Missy Lambert and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Missy Lambert “Old Growth Fettered” Response (See video of Missy’s painting process here.) Braiding the Living By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Shocked in the reading of Braiding the Sweetgrass Grieved for the …

 

Leslie Grollman and Donna JT Smith

Leslie Grollman and Donna JT Smith

Leslie Grollman “Take Off” Response Rain Touched By Donna JT Smith Inspiration piece The drops tap on her shoulders puddlemuddling her toes, Still she dances in the rain where rosy garden grows. Sweet verdant vibrant …

 

Marisa Bevington and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Marisa Bevington and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Marisa Bevington Response Into the Bargain By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response I’ve got to ignore some spates of stupidity. It’ realistic to think grownups Should interact frequently with tykes, even if …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Marisa Bevington

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Marisa Bevington

Marisa Bevington Inspiration piece Folie à Deux By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response In friendship, sometimes, shared psychosis devastates All hope for normal function. Seemingly, interaction’s Hurt by shared delusional disorder. Psychosis remains A …

 

Linda Mitchell and
Jone Rush MacCulloch

Linda Mitchell and
Jone Rush MacCulloch

Jone Rush MacCulloch “Early Dawn” Inspiration piece Early Dawn By Linda Mitchell Response dreams whisper to wake before sunrise slipper shuffle to writing room coffee in hand to wake before sunrise word play, journal time coffee in …

 

Ash Martins and Madona Tyler LeBlanc

Ash Martins and Madona Tyler LeBlanc

Madona Tyler LeBlanc “Paper Marigolds, Rhizome Interior” Inspiration piece Unanswered Questions By Ash Martins Response Anne, honey, please let the dogs in the house? It’s raining buckets Don’t forget, call Maeve back Her wife’s chemo failed …

 

Angi Lewis and Donna JT Smith

Angi Lewis and Donna JT Smith

Donna JT Smith “Thoughtful Bunny” Inspiration piece Waiting By Angi Lewis Response Out the window all is white. I miss the light in spring the spread of green. dear Rabbit, teach me to sit and listen for …

 

Fernanda Valentino and
Jone Rush MacCulloch

Fernanda Valentino and
Jone Rush MacCulloch

Jone Rush MacCulloch “Glencoe, Scotland” Photograph Inspiration piece Fàilte By Fernanda Valentino Response Heavy clouds cascading Looming low, they skim And brush these emerald valleys With winter’s thick, cold kiss. Laden with burdens The storm clouds linger, …

 

Donna JT Smith and Leslie Grollman

Donna JT Smith and Leslie Grollman

Leslie Grollman “A Creation Myth” Inspiration piece Creation of the Myth By Donna JT Smith Response There was this extreme “kaboom!” like when a tree falls in the woods only hundreds of …

 

Donna JT Smith and Angi Lewis

Donna JT Smith and Angi Lewis

Donna JT Smith “Winter at the Lake” Watercolor Response Winter Memory By Angi Lewis Inspiration piece I am young, maybe eight- my brother and I walk to the lake alone. I put on my skates draw …

 

Madona Tyler LeBlanc and Ash Martins

Madona Tyler LeBlanc and Ash Martins

Madona Tyler LeBlanc “Syzygy” Watercolor and Ink Response Dancing in the Dark By Ash Martins Inspiration piece Parking lot stand-off Whose reverse lights flashed first here?   Winter’s pas de deux   —————————————————— Note: All of the art, …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Missy Lambert

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Missy Lambert

Missy Lambert paper with acrylics, oil, pastels and pencil Inspiration piece Gracefull By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Grace sweeps the sky and dives to earth Embracing inspiring and overflowing wide Lodges in hearts …

 

Tora Estep and Natascha Dea Burdeinei

Tora Estep and Natascha Dea Burdeinei

Tora Estep “The Harvest” Preparatory thumbnail sketch, graphite on paper Response We Roar By Natascha Dea Burdeinei Inspiration piece Rage battles disappointment; anger and frustration swirl and bubble up again. The scream …

 

Natascha Dea Burdeinei and Tora Estep

Natascha Dea Burdeinei and Tora Estep

Tora Estep “What Lies Beneath” Oil on Canvas Inspiration piece Natascha Dea Burdeinei Response The morphine push didn’t take long. One moment I was holding my lucid and sagacious 92-year-old uncle’s hand, …