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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Tatyana Ostapenko and Liz Steinglass

Tatyana Ostapenko and Liz Steinglass

Tatyana Ostapenko. “FrogWoman” Acrylic on canvas 16X20 Response   Frog Woman She sits In the shower, Allowing the water To rain down, Soaking her skin, Sort of the way it did When she had gills And …

 

Ray Sharp and Michele Thomas

Ray Sharp and Michele Thomas

Response Ray Sharp, poet The Compassion of Robin Red-breast Robin Red-breast, kindly bird who sang when Jesus preached The Word Alit upon the cross of wood the day he did his …

 

Joanne Durham and Erika Schnatz

Joanne Durham and Erika Schnatz

Erika Schnatz 3jungle Inspiration piece   The Hunt   Joanne Durham Response   What should I teach you, my child about the hunter and the hunted? A sport, you need a license, a gun, a …

 

Meghan Hunt and Sandy Coleman

Meghan Hunt and Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman Inspiration piece   Asana Meghan E. Hunt Response piece she, who was always goddess, raises her arms in silent prayer to a soul beyond her own and hopes for another morning …..of peace ……….of …

 

Meghan Hunt and Helen Lewis

Meghan Hunt and Helen Lewis

Meghan Hunt Response piece   A Misunderstanding at Club Eclectic Helen Lewis Inspiration piece ‘What’s this?’ asked Jane. ‘Take Five,’ said Dave. He squeezed her knee but kept his gaze stage right, on …

 

Michele Thomas and Ray Sharp

Michele Thomas and Ray Sharp

Response Michele Thomas, Artist “Swansong penultimate” by Michele Thomas  Inspiration   Ray Sharp, Poet   I dream you drenched in river light I dream you drenched in river light hazy         opalescent         matutinal flickery moth …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Meghan E. Hunt

Amanda C. Brainerd and Meghan E. Hunt

Response piece Amanda C. Brainerd Inspiration piece A Love Letter Home, Wherever that May Be By Meghan E. Hunt She wonders, briefly and in solitary moments, if you can miss …

 

Sukia and Kasey Coyle

Sukia and Kasey Coyle

Sukia Response 02 River Serenade 2 (WC) Kasey Coyle Inspiration piece Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the person who created it. Copying or …

 

Kasey Coyle and Quentin Paquette

Kasey Coyle and Quentin Paquette

  Inspiration Piece: The Brick- By Quentin Paquette It’s hard to put myself back in this moment. I’m uncomfortable here. I can’t say that I have regrets, that captures …

 

Robbi Nester and Lavina Blossom

Robbi Nester and Lavina Blossom

Lavina Blossom Inspiration piece   What They Found Robbi Nester Response In the stories we have passed down forever on steles and carved stones, on paper and skins worn thin by the hands …

 

Lavina Blossom and Robbi Nester

Lavina Blossom and Robbi Nester

Lavina Blossom, Needs Response   Making Whole Hive Mead The hive was dying anyhow: the queen laid only sterile eggs, though scouts still scanned the fields for purple beesbread, almond trees in bloom. The …

 

Cecilia Driscoll and Evelyn Ihrke

Cecilia Driscoll and Evelyn Ihrke

Evelyn Ihrke Inspiration Piece   Life Layers Pantoum Cecilia Driscoll Response   In the layers of your life in the branching and flowing you dance, almost invisible lit by fire or stars.   In the branching and …

 

Cynthia Grady and Nick Winkworth

Cynthia Grady and Nick Winkworth

Beneath the Balcony Nick Winkworth Inspiration Piece Lingering Light Cynthia Grady Response I remember the sun-baked warmth of an afternoon, where no birdsong could be heard, not a winged-creature buzzed, I stood becalmed, …

 

Nick Winkworth and Cynthia Grady

Nick Winkworth and Cynthia Grady

The Poetry of Baking Nick Winkworth Response In This Kitchen Cynthia Grady Inspiration Piece The kitchen is where my ambitions stir. Hopes rise like bread dough atop the fridge in cornered warmth (punch it down, it …

 

Karen Jakubowski and Diane Mayr

Karen Jakubowski and Diane Mayr

Diane Mayr Unfinish’d Poet Inspiration piece Fleur-De-Lis By Karen Jakubowski Response Monday morning arrives Scorched spark of yellow hope Rolls in like a dime-store sun Sultry eyes spill ocher beams Arms laden with …

 

Diane Mayr and Karen Jakubowski

Diane Mayr and Karen Jakubowski

Diane Mayr One Size Fits Most Response 2012: Mankind’s Paradise Lost By Karen Jakubowsi Inspiration piece Fishers of paradise cast lines outward seek happiness in external pursuits. Thriving on thieving and …

 

Traci Robison and Heitzi Epstein

Traci Robison and Heitzi Epstein

Heitzi Epstein Inspiration piece The Muradun Mask By Traci Robison Response The Muradun mask rested in a simple black box lined with eiderdown and dried blossoms. Daes smelled crushed marigold …

 

Jean Stark and Marla Deschenes

Jean Stark and Marla Deschenes

Jean Frank Stark Response   Sandy By Marla Deschenes Inspiration piece 820 miles wide and full of fury We trick ourselves into thinking we are so large We think these homes can stand up …

 

Jean Frank Stark and Sandy Coleman

Jean Frank Stark and Sandy Coleman

Sandy Coleman Inspiration piece Believing By Jean Frank Stark Response As a child I knew a power that as an adult I learned to hide. I know that the use …

 

Amanda Miska and Caroline Evey

Amanda Miska and Caroline Evey

Caroline Evey, “back to you” Inspiration Piece Almost Whole by Amanda Miska Response He is leaving again, and it’s times like these that I’m glad the heart isn’t just a …

 

Evelyn Ihrke and Cecelia Driscoll

Evelyn Ihrke and Cecelia Driscoll

Evelyn Ihrke “It’s Sunday Morning” Response It’s Sunday Morning By Cecilia Driscoll Inspiration piece Surely it is not escape I seek as I retreat to a distant floor book, paper, pen in hand. I …

 

Caroline A. Evey and Amanda Miska

Caroline A. Evey and Amanda Miska

meet me at the window by Caroline A. Evey Response Immobility by Amanda Miska Inspiration Piece This is what we never set into motion: Lunch that turned into dinner that turned into …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Lisa Pimental

Lisa Nielsen and Lisa Pimental

Lisa Pimental Inspiration Piece Not Quite Fire & Brimstone By Lisa Nielsen Response I thought my mistakes would amount to more than killing time, so I pretend it’s all tragic happenstance …

 

Caroline A. Evey and Katherine Johnson

Caroline A. Evey and Katherine Johnson

Katherine Johnson The Iraqi Woman Inspiration piece   the same questions By Caroline A. Evey Response there were so many things that were foreign to me– the sights, the smells, the food, the …

 

Susan McIntyre and Claire Walker

Susan McIntyre and Claire Walker

Susan McIntyre The Small Things Grow Art quilt Response   The Small Things By Claire Walker Inspiration piece   Think of those seeds we pushed in the ground, the way the beans sprouted from practically …