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Monthly Archives: May 2011

Beth Homa and Marla Deschenes

Beth Homa and Marla Deschenes

Trust in Process Beth Homa Response Art is Not Conformity By Marla Deschenes Inspiration piece Nimble hands of tiny stature Not restricted by the chains society will Later administer. As time passes Doubt replaces that …

 

Bridget Fahey and Lisa Nielsen

Bridget Fahey and Lisa Nielsen

Lisa Nielsen this is where you’ll find me inspiration piece: if the love I am looking for is looking for me, then why have I been traced by limbs …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Bridget Fahey

Lisa Nielsen and Bridget Fahey

BRIDGET FAHEY The Sentinel inspiration piece No Rapture Here Lisa Nielsen Response: You were supposed to be looking out for me Instead you moped around uprooting trees What kind of protector are you …

 

Lisa Kilhefner
and Claire Guyton

Lisa Kilhefner
and Claire Guyton

Claire Guyton Inspiration Piece Glaring By Lisa Kilhefner Response i’m swimming in the ocean of uproar, in my own disregard for her, in my two-sided-ness. i’m floating along a polished glass floor, over her …

 

Hildie S. Block and Sukia

Hildie S. Block and Sukia

“Yes, dear.” “Don’t start with me.” Randolph hooted “people” softly on his perch and scooted over a few inches on the 10 foot long bar.

 

Amy Souza and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Amy Souza and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Amy Souza Acrylic, lava gel, and beeswax on canvas Response Passion By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Passion – a whelming over thrusting active force Tensile, heat seeking, volcanic, concussive, consuming, inhale/exhale Exhaust …

 

Alisa Laska
and Brian MacDonald

Alisa Laska
and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration piece Alisa Laska Response Hope is hard to find. It seems out of place here like an old, abandoned chair in a field of weeds. The tall grass ready …

 

Annie Perconti and Bobbie Troy

Annie Perconti and Bobbie Troy

Annie Perconti Response Reader and Adviser By Bobbie Troy Inspiration piece next to a twilighted church the face of a child Madonna appeared as an outline behind faded, flowered curtains the sign read Reader and …

 

Myfanwy Fox & Kapulco

Myfanwy Fox & Kapulco

Canopy Of Dreams by Kapulco (Inspiration Piece) Living by Myfanwy Fox (Response Piece) Beneath layered eons’ mulch: post holes, now filled with soil; evidence of humanity long since buried; structure destroyed by death watch larvae from …

 

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Annmarie Lockhart and Bridget Fahey O’Brien

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Clairvoyance Inspiration Piece What the Girl Sees By Annmarie Lockhart Response . “There’s a girl in New York City, calls herself the human trampoline.”–Paul Simon . It’s been somewhere between forever …

 

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien and Annmarie Lockhart

Bridget Fahey O’Brien Omnipresent Response Ruminations By Annmarie Lockhart Inspiration Piece . Rumi asks: What is your life about anyway? Nothing but a struggle to be someone, Nothing but a running from your own silence. . freedom …

 

Jane Hulstrunk and Jewel Beth Davis

Jane Hulstrunk and Jewel Beth Davis

Jane Hulstrunk Response Prime Numbers With No End By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration piece “Nan’s gone, Jewel,” her sister Stephanie says on the phone. Gone. Cancer. The cells went crazy. Out …

 

Lauren B. Flax and Sukia

Lauren B. Flax and Sukia

Sukia Inspiration Piece Pantheon Lauren B. Flax Response Piece If this body is a temple then I worship at the Pantheon On my left shoulder, the huntress and a bag of quivers plucked …

 

Lauren B. Flax and Nickolas A. Lotze

Lauren B. Flax and Nickolas A. Lotze

Lauren B. Flax CWS Response Powdered Inks & Budding Seeds Nickolas A. Lotze Inspiration Piece Contrite it seems that I need to find a space in which I can breathe with …

 

Nina Simon and Helen Whittaker

Nina Simon and Helen Whittaker

Helen Whittaker Inspiration With This Ring Nina Simon Response As a setting sun bleeds violet and red into indigo-tinged skies she unknots ropes of tension that chafe her skin and bruise her bones. Releasing a …

 

Susan Hillyard and Marla Deschenes

Susan Hillyard and Marla Deschenes

Susan Hillyard (Response Piece) Inspiration Piece: Art is Not Conformity By Marla Deschenes Nimble hands of tiny stature Not restricted by the chains society will Later administer. As time passes Doubt …

 

Brenda Moguez and Rachel Morton

Brenda Moguez and Rachel Morton

Rachel Morton Hand-built clay Inspiration Piece Conversation with My Father Brenda Moguez Response “You look tired,” Lila said. “I am.  I want to go home,” Ray said. “Not yet Dad, Dr. Sanchez …

 

Grace Burns and Judy Weinberg

Grace Burns and Judy Weinberg

Judy Weinberg Inspiration piece Grace Burns Response Wise Earrings I purchased a pair of earrings thinking they were fireworks but the receipt said they were angels. Oh yes the head, the torso, the wings. Indeed …

 

Irene Plax and Bonnie Lebesch

Irene Plax and Bonnie Lebesch

Bonnie Lebesch Inspiration piece Untitled By Irene Plax Response The marrow transplant Was a success. White blood cells Came back. She shined light.

 

Lizzie Parker and Charisse Cecil

Lizzie Parker and Charisse Cecil

Charisse Cecil Inspiration piece From Here, I Can See By Lizzie Parker Response . Once upon a time, My daddy would say That his little girl put God’s own angels to shame And my …

 

Frank Gibson and Helen Whittaker

Frank Gibson and Helen Whittaker

Tommy in the sweet shop by Frank Gibson Response Pocket money, December 1972 Tom stands on tiptoe his forearms resting on the counter. He slides one sweaty palm aside to …

 

Elizabeth Wexler and Bonnie Lebesch

Elizabeth Wexler and Bonnie Lebesch

Bonnie Lebesch Acrylic Inspiration piece …………. Heartspace Elizabeth Wexler response piece ………. Her heart seemed to have a whole landscape It was as if she could feel the different parts Having different reactions To watching him …

 

Jewel Beth Davis and
Jane Hulstrunk

Jewel Beth Davis and
Jane Hulstrunk

A helicopter beanie saves the day for someone at the Rollinsford, NH Town Hall.

 

Sukia and Lauren Tivey

Sukia and Lauren Tivey

Inspiration Piece:  Sukia Response:   Lovemaking at 45, by Lauren Tivey In a stark bathroom light, you notice the haggard gaze;  you study lines, pluck stray hairs, cold-cream dark circles. You enter …

 

Lisa Eldridge and Kristi Conley

Lisa Eldridge and Kristi Conley

Kristi Conley Inspiration piece Turtles The Thing About Turtles by Lisa Eldridge Response I once heard this really old fable about turtles, but it was kind of lame. Lots of old fables aren’t that good. I mean, face it, in the olden days, in the winter or just at night when it was cold and dark, people had to sit around a lot or crouch in caves hiding from saber-toothed tigers or dinosaurs or whatever, and they had a lot of time to kill. So they tended to make shit up.