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Monthly Archives: March 2010

Sheri Leseberg and Paula Whitacre

Sheri Leseberg and Paula Whitacre

Sheri Leseberg Response The First Week of Life By Paula Whitacre Inspiration piece “In my new robe this morning – someone else.” —Basho, 1644-1694 This someone is a mother who has just given birth. She …

 

Cheryl Somers Aubin
and Lauren Silberman

Cheryl Somers Aubin
and Lauren Silberman

Lauren Silberman Inspiration piece Destiny By Cheryl Somers Aubin Response She looks at the light trying to force its way into her room around the shades, strands of light like …

 

Frann Haykin and Vita Sims

Frann Haykin and Vita Sims

Vita Sims Inspiration piece A Dream Accomplished By Frann Haykin Response She switched off the car engine, And gazed out at the view. Drawing close to the mountains Was what she’d come here …

 

Maureen O’Donnell and Brian MacDonald

Maureen O’Donnell and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration piece The long last train By Maureen O’Donnell Response She sat on a bench at the train station, long neck stretched like an ostrich’s: upright now, ready …

 

Kumani Gantt and Gabriel Shanks

Kumani Gantt and Gabriel Shanks

Gabriel Shanks Inspiration Piece Kumani Gantt Response What Shakti Said to an Expanding Universe In the next adaptation pigs will fly. I promise you that. Ah Shiva, don’t you remember – something …

 

Amy Souza and
Lisa Lipkind Leibow

Amy Souza and
Lisa Lipkind Leibow

Amy Souza Acrylic and tulle on paper Response Lessons From a Squirrel By Lisa Lipkind Leibow Inspiration piece Ms. Ward asks, “Do you know why you’re here?” Cody removes her MP3 earbuds …

 

Amy Souza and Adam Cornford

Amy Souza and Adam Cornford

Amy Souza Acrylic, charcoal, and tinfoil on canvas Response Sardine Machine (Monterey Bay Aquarium Kelp Forest) By Adam Cornford Inspiration piece They shoal in sweep formation, swarming gleam with tail-flick wave through smooth …

 

Vita Sims and Lauren B. Flax

Vita Sims and Lauren B. Flax

Vita Sims Sunrise Acrylic, 16 x 20 inches Response Untitled By Lauren Flax Inspiration Piece This love, a roughly knitted blanket tangles between my bare feet as I lay awake and unravel like a lopsided …

 

Vita Sims and Frann Haykin

Vita Sims and Frann Haykin

Vita Sims Relationships Watercolor on yupo, 20″ x 26″ Response Touch And Go (A poetic tale) By Frann Haykin Inspiration piece Sometimes we write a story; like the daylight beyond a door. Where bonded …

 

Lisa Reutzel and Cara Mayo

Lisa Reutzel and Cara Mayo

Cara Mayo Inspiration Piece Summerhill Park By Lisa Reutzel Response I was only seven years old when Momma died, but I still remember the last time I saw her, standing …

 

Paula Whitacre and Sheri Leseberg

Paula Whitacre and Sheri Leseberg

Sheri Leseberg Inspiration piece Paris By Paula Whitacre Response Her: Madame de Simoneau. Thin-necked, tall, aristocratic. A young widow whose husband was killed in a motorboat accident when they lived …

 

Dale Leffler and Rosemary Luckett

Dale Leffler and Rosemary Luckett

Rosemary Luckett Held Inspiration Piece Held By Dale Leffler Response I was held in your loving eyes at the very beginning, my genesis. I was watched over as I developed, failed, fallen …

 

Jay Smith and Matthew Taylor

Jay Smith and Matthew Taylor

Watch on Vimeo.com. Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the person who created it. Copying or republishing anything you …

 

Cassie Premo Steele
and Jim Doran

Cassie Premo Steele
and Jim Doran

Jim Doran Bottles, Books and a Bed Detail of Inspiration Piece This test is over By Cassie Premo Steele Response Three most dangerous things for a woman: bottles, books, and a …

 

Nick Winkworth
and D. Quentin Paquette

Nick Winkworth
and D. Quentin Paquette

Nick Winkworth At the Still Point Response At the Still Point By D. Quentin Paquette Inspiration Piece “Physics, really? I never would have guessed it.” What’s that supposed to mean? “I don’t …

 

D. Quentin Paquette
and Nick Winkworth

D. Quentin Paquette
and Nick Winkworth

Nick Winkworth Inspiration Piece Bedford, Take Two By D. Quentin Paquette Response Since the early morning, I’ve been sitting by the front window. Winter light makes it through leafless …

 

Cyndle Plaisted Rials
and Michelle Wallace

Cyndle Plaisted Rials
and Michelle Wallace

Michelle Wallace Tree of Life in Deep Ellum Mixed media Inspiration Piece The Air Between the Leaves is the Spirit By Cyndle Plaisted Rials Response The tree of life appeared in outline …

 

Nick Winkworth and Amy Moffitt

Nick Winkworth and Amy Moffitt

Nick Winkworth Response Para D By Amy Moffitt Inspiration Piece It is amazing how things change. I know it’s not amazing to other people… to other people the day to day to …

 

Amy Moffitt and Nick Winkworth

Amy Moffitt and Nick Winkworth

Nick Winkworth Inspiration Piece Carnival By Amy Moffitt Response There’s a promise in every set of flashing, twinkling, colorful lights. There’s someone saying: “Follow me”, past the flickering shapes, through the haloed glow. There’s …

 

Susan Kerr and Jewel Beth Davis

Susan Kerr and Jewel Beth Davis

Susan Kerr Response Talking With the Dead By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration Piece My friend Janna and I talk about our mutual friend Peter all the time. He’s dead. “Can you …

 

Doug Poms and Jane Hulstrunk

Doug Poms and Jane Hulstrunk

Jane Hulstrunk Stillness Inspiration Piece Stillness By Doug Poms Response The day after you left was a quiet one.  By then, all my muffled screams, my agonizing cries, my echoing …

 

Yolanda Palis and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Yolanda Palis and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Yolanda Palis Response The Stray in the Dumpster: The Relative Apertures of Aborted Attempts By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration Piece The dumpster cat whinged, imprisoned After that lid, heavy and absent-mindedly closed, …

 

Sarah Krouse and
Jessica de Soria Dalton

Sarah Krouse and
Jessica de Soria Dalton

Jessica de Soria Dalton Caribbean Roots Photograph Inspiration Piece By Sarah Krouse The Woods Response I was sitting on the deck at my parents’ house in Connecticut one summer night, listening to …

 

Jessica de Soria Dalton
and Sarah Krouse

Jessica de Soria Dalton
and Sarah Krouse

Jessica de Soria Dalton Family Tree Photography, 12 X 18 inches Response Episcopal Red By Sarah Krouse Inspiration Piece I will not walk through the red doors. There is a sanctuary …

 

Jim Doran and Melissa Pasanen

Jim Doran and Melissa Pasanen

Jim Doran “Well, you asked…” Acrylic on canvas Response I Sense You By Melissa Pasanen Inspiration Piece If sound waves unfold Perhaps colors turn cartwheels And scents undulate. If flavors explode Do touches dance the tango And …