Monthly Archives: September 2020

Chandra Achberger and Amy Moffitt

Chandra Achberger and Amy Moffitt

Chandra Achberger Calm Chaos – Chemigraph, 5×7 on 1970’s Kodak Photo Paper response piece Amy Moffitt inspiration piece Home All I ever see these days is the dust   and the fur, …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Jonathan Ottke

Robert Haydon Jones and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke Inspiration CROW Robert Haydon Jones Response Eustace had always been a Crow. He had also always been a male Human. Part of Eustace would always dangle. When he …

 

Jonathan Ottke and Robert Haydon Jones

Jonathan Ottke and Robert Haydon Jones

Jonathan Ottke Response Piece Jiggle Memorial By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration Piece The idea of his wife suddenly dropping dead, say, just as she was leaning over toward him to …

 

Kamika Cooper and Chandra Achberger

Kamika Cooper and Chandra Achberger

Chandra Achberger Inspiration piece photography   “Will You Come?” by Kamika Cooper Response The journey to Restoration Valley had taken two and a half days. The weather had been perfect: clear skies, …

 

Amy Moffitt and Chandra Achberger

Amy Moffitt and Chandra Achberger

Chandra Achberger Inspiration piece   Never Amy Moffitt Response piece   You may forget me, (you have, in so many ways and so many times forgotten me so completely) but I will never forget you…   kneeling in …

 

Amy Moffitt and Lisa Pimental

Amy Moffitt and Lisa Pimental

345 Lisa Pimental Inspiration Piece   Why You Should Drift Amy Moffitt Response piece   Look. The lemon-yellow butterfly has fluttered by and gently returned and dipped its head deep into the morning glory blossom again, and again.   Listen. The bird …

 

Rusty Lynn and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Rusty Lynn and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Bubbling Sea Rusty Lynn Response Listening to Crosby, Stills and Nash, The Captain, and thinking…… “Take this Stranger from My Boat” Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration Dreaming of drifting in a boat on …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Rusty Lynn

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Rusty Lynn

Surprise Rusty Lynn Inspiration   The Cycle and the Circle Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Draping blues with shocks of starlight float to earth Punctuated by drill like shooting edge sharpened branches Reaching out, sticking …

 

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

Erika Cleveland, goauche and pencil in altered book, No More Pink Sea Cucumbers or Frilled Sharks, Please Response     Channie Greenberg, Owmapow and the Unsolicited Request Inspiration   Dr. Own Brownstone: I’ve read …

 

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Erika Cleveland,  goauche and pencil drawing in altered book, Unlikely Partners Inspiration Channie Greenberg, The Bearded Lady and The Garbage Truck Driver Response Aya sighed as she pulled up yet …

 

Diane Mayr and Paula Lantz

Diane Mayr and Paula Lantz

Paula Lantz Out of My Window! Inspiration piece Diane Mayr On the Bay Response On the Bay by Diane Mayr What was she thinking inviting me along on the Sunfish that day? She, all of fifteen, was …

 

Paula Lantz and Diane Mayr

Paula Lantz and Diane Mayr

Paula Lantz Response Petty Theft By Diane Mayr Inspiration piece They come to pilfer this house where the door is always open to petite larcenists. They flit through halls looting then leaving, tiny pockets full, pants …

 

Susan B. and Donna JT Smith

Susan B. and Donna JT Smith

Susan B., mixed media, digital photograph Rest of my life Response Donna JT Smith Rest Inspiration piece I sit, yet life flows; I will catch up but please don’t ask me to pedal yet; I sit.      

 

Darice Jones and Liz Ness

Darice Jones and Liz Ness

Liz Ness, Another’s Shoes Response Darice Jones Inspiration Piece Splayed Today sitting in the groove of her lush and looming backyard ash tree Where the roots wound down invisibly into the cinnamon-colored earth …

 

Liz Ness and Darice Jones

Liz Ness and Darice Jones

Liz Ness Inspiration Piece   Darice Jones Response Unfolding Queeta found herself sitting in baggy, worn, lavender sweatpants and an over-sized theme park tee, her butt totally numb from the unyielding ridges …

 

Donna JT Smith and Susan B.

Donna JT Smith and Susan B.

Susan B. Collage Inspiration Piece Pressed for Time Donna JT Smith Response Near the end of the book A blossom Waiting Between words and time Has petals Fading. A time marker now that’s Patiently Sleeping, Dreaming of dancing, its Limbs lithely Sweeping. Reopen …

 

Donna JT Smith and Amy Souza

Donna JT Smith and Amy Souza

Donna JT Smith Hearts Never Part Response A Whole Is Worth More Than Its Parts By Amy Souza Inspiration piece A stranger on the lawn Wears pandemic gloves to Pick through my mother’s …

 

Amy Souza and Donna JT Smith

Amy Souza and Donna JT Smith

Donna JT Smith Inspiration piece But Salt Water By Amy Souza Response How do you turn pain into art? Wind kicked out of you pain Drowning pain I’ll never see my childhood home again …