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Monthly Archives: February 2012

Cara Moulds and Anne Marie Perconti

Cara Moulds and Anne Marie Perconti

Anne Marie Perconti  charcoal on canvas Inspiration Hollow at the Core Cara Moulds Response I am A pair of ragged claws Scuttling across the floor In death’s other kingdom Of my own design   For I And …

 

Cara Moulds and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Cara Moulds and Kathleen Finn Jordan

 Cara Moulds,  Soul Mates,  photograph Response Soul Mates Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration Ambush of the self In rush of blood and thump of heart Breathless moments frenzied All a unique part Of the love …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Geraldine Ayers

Lisa Nielsen and Geraldine Ayers

Geraldine Ayers Holding Onto Fog Response Lisa Nielsen Inspiration Piece things i should have said i should have told you that there is a web of lies masquerading as veins beneath my skin and …

 

Geraldine Ayers and Lisa Nielsen

Geraldine Ayers and Lisa Nielsen

Geraldine Ayers Untitled Inspiration Piece Lisa Nielsen Response what’s left of remorse when nothing was left you always found something else to take music once vibrated on my skin, but rhapsody-white strings bind me …

 

Ray Sharp and Sandy Coleman

Ray Sharp and Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman Inspiration piece Ray Sharp Response Calypso By Ray Sharp Cerulean blue hat in a tangerine sky, My pussy cat my chocolate cream pie. Orange sliced fat-a-ways segments clock the hours, Chopin polonaise slow dance …

 

Hildie S. Block and Caroline A. Evey

Hildie S. Block and Caroline A. Evey

Caroline A. Evey Inspiration piece     Life Insurance Hildie S. Block Response   Howard Tao who speaks slowly and with a “cured” stutter’s affectation asks me when I will die. That’s not exactly …

 

Athena Dixon and Brian MacDonald

Athena Dixon and Brian MacDonald

VESPA by BRIAN MACDONALD   Vesper by Athena Dixon Response Across the square a stout brown leg swung up and over the seat of the Vespa. Fluttering in the breeze her skirt, …

 

Lisa Eldridge and Kristi Conley-Brockie

Lisa Eldridge and Kristi Conley-Brockie

Kristi Conley-Brockie Once Upon a Bow-Wow Inspiration piece A Sonnet from a Dog to His Mistress Lisa Eldridge Response How long before I met you did I long To hear your gentle …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Cara Moulds

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Cara Moulds

Cara Moulds  Carefree photograph Inspiration Piece Carefree  Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Tickle the feet samba in footbath salty sweet Setting sun capturing the mood of a perfect day hanging on Not to be …

 

Grace Burns and Judy Weinberg

Grace Burns and Judy Weinberg

Judy Weinberg Inspiration Grace Burns Waiting for Eureka Response Waiting for outer layers to whither away, to expose life anew. Waiting for the moment when fear of everything evaporates into nothing. Waiting …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Katie Helms

Lisa Kilhefner and Katie Helms

Katie Helms Inspiration Piece Lisa Kilhefner Response Piece exhalation She rubs her silhouette against the fog, and begs the grey to smear some hint of dawn. She mouths the words; her mumbled …

 

Pharoah Bolding and Irene Plax

Pharoah Bolding and Irene Plax

Pharoah Bolding Response     The baby was passed out in the stroller, head back, mouth open, not nearly as funny as when adults do it. The man who had …

 

Judy Weinberg and Grace Burns

Judy Weinberg and Grace Burns

Judy Weinberg Response Rainbow Spotting By Grace Burns Inspiration Piece Prismatic droplets arch above the eastern sky I chant ancient incantations long dormant uttered last by my girl ghost. Note: All of the art, writing, and …

 

Channie Greenberg and Diane Mayr

Channie Greenberg and Diane Mayr

Big E 2011 by Diane Mayr Inspiration piece   Carnival Provocations by Channie Greenberg Response piece   Carnival Provocations Carnival provocations, very harpy-like, beckon via cotton candy sweetness, The smell of doughnuts, impossibly deep-fried pickles, …

 

Frank Cianciotti and Lisa Nielsen

Frank Cianciotti and Lisa Nielsen

Frank Cianciotti Response Lisa Nielsen Inspiration Piece Memorialized (Again) we zigzagged thru traffic your gasoline breath over bursting knuckles anxious to get to the memorial like it was a disney ride parents told children not …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Frank Cianciotti

Lisa Nielsen and Frank Cianciotti

Frank Cianciotti Inspiration Piece Lisa Nielsen Response: adrift again i scattered you into the ocean to say good-bye and then came back to find you i expected you to be waiting but i can’t …

 

Kristi Conley-Brockie and Lisa Eldridge

Kristi Conley-Brockie and Lisa Eldridge

Kristi Conley-Brockie The Pie That Went to my Thigh Pencil and PhotoShop Response Why Did I Eat That Pie? by Lisa Eldridge Inspiration piece Why did I eat that pie? It went directly …

 

Sandy Coleman and Ray Sharp

Sandy Coleman and Ray Sharp

Sandy Coleman Response piece Beyond the Horizon Mixed media on canvas Ray Sharp Inspiration piece BIRDS There must be birds beyond the horizon. We feel their wings beating in the wind, hear their murmured conversations roll …

 

Val Bonney and Maggie Caldwell

Val Bonney and Maggie Caldwell

Val Bonney Response Bellefontaine Soup   Maggie Caldwell Inspiration Piece Sunday Supper   The first time I ever ate raccoon was at Bellefontaine Cemetery over on the north side of town.   (You know, that’s where your grandparents …

 

Diane Mayr and Channie Greenberg

Diane Mayr and Channie Greenberg

Shall We Dance? by Diane Mayr Response piece   Parenting’s Saxophone Smiles by Channie Greenberg Inspiration piece    Parenting’s Saxophone Smiles When lads do play a piccolo, girls tweet upon a flute, Bray a brassy …

 

Heidi Mordhorst and Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

Heidi Mordhorst and Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

“Window Pains” by Linda M. Rhinehart Neas Inspiration Piece Photo taken with Nikon Coolpix 4300 Digitally enhanced with Gimp   Window Pains by Heidi Mordhorst Response To ash the hands who built …

 

Jack Hernandez and Jewel Beth Davis

Jack Hernandez and Jewel Beth Davis

Response piece by Jack Hernandez (mixed media ACEO) Inspirational Piece by Jewel Beth Davis … The Room The air hangs in the room, stagnant. Antiseptically offensive. Heavy machinery. Long …

 

Michael Baca and Elizabeth Stelling

Michael Baca and Elizabeth Stelling

                  Response piece by Michael Baca Inspiration piece by Elizabeth Akin Stelling Tonight, he just wasn’t feeling it taking those slow walks around the block risk of unwelcome injury in …

 

Elizabeth Stelling and Michael Baca

Elizabeth Stelling and Michael Baca

                  Inspiration piece by Michael Baca Response piece by Elizabeth Akin Stelling Hot Damn the heat! August was like that in Texas. Cryer Creek is a hell hole in summer the sheriff …

 

Anthony Valade and Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

Anthony Valade and Linda M. Rhinehart Neas

  Photo by: Linda M. Rhinehart Neas Hives. By Anthony Valade Here they are all sitting in a line, fit for prince of death and decay. Left to survive, …