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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.

 

Kapulco & Myfanwy Fox

Kapulco & Myfanwy Fox

Rain Lances Roiling Darkness by Kapulco (Response Piece) Stormy Skies by Myfanwy Fox (Inspiration piece) Rain lances roiling darkness dawn cannot penetrate; sleet scours tiles, savages crannies, rattles my foundations. Trapped, penned, my imagination – I Wish … upon …

 

Sandy Coleman and
Annmarie Lockhart

Sandy Coleman and
Annmarie Lockhart

Sandy Coleman Moonlight Lady Collage on canvas Response Waxing and Waning By Annmarie Lockhart Inspiration piece: crescent moon on a clear-sky night she shines center stage in front of a deep dark velvet curtain with a handful …

 

Donna Gagnon Pugh and Helen Whittaker

Donna Gagnon Pugh and Helen Whittaker

Helen Whittaker Untitled Inspiration * Donna Gagnon Pugh Were I That Cow Response A photograph hangs above our fireplace, ponderous in a frame far too ornate for the subject matter. Sun dried, …

 

Kristi Conley and Lisa Eldridge

Kristi Conley and Lisa Eldridge

Kristi Conley Response Hard Numbers by Lisa Eldridge Inspiration piece I was waiting in the express line at Hot Nuts and Elegant Foodstuffs. The store still has that name, …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Amy Souza

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Amy Souza

Amy Souza acylic and caran d’ache on paper Inspiration Piece Birthscape By Kathleen Finn Jorda Response Bubbles on a summer day running through my mind Faces of delighted children lollipop wild and …

 

Shangrila Willy and Kristi Conley

Shangrila Willy and Kristi Conley

Kristi Conley Inspiration Piece Shangrila Willy Response Piece Untitled Even the spotted and speckled tree — hard gnarls and knots rising from white land like kneaded dough that’s lost its yeast and been bitten to holes like cheese, pleated …

 

Amanda C. Brainerd and Annmarie Lockhart

Amanda C. Brainerd and Annmarie Lockhart

Amanda C. Brainerd Response piece Waxing and Waning by Annmarie Lockhart Inspiration piece crescent moon on a clear-sky night she shines center stage in front of a deep dark velvet curtain with a handful …

 

Helen Whittaker and Frank Gibson

Helen Whittaker and Frank Gibson

Frank Gibson Untitled Inspiration piece * Helen Whittaker The first leaf of autumn Response i Phaedra the wood nymph sings and dances, showering the glade with rose petals. She is naked apart from …

 

Helen Whittaker and Donna Gagnon Pugh

Helen Whittaker and Donna Gagnon Pugh

Helen Whittaker Untitled Response * Donna Gagnon Pugh Things We Should Know Inspiration piece In one old photograph — 1930s black faded into 21st century white — a little girl smiles …

 

Judy Weinberg and Grace Burns

Judy Weinberg and Grace Burns

Judy Weinberg Photograph Inspiration Piece Life With My BFFs We were empty vessels eager to be filled with life’s abundant pleasures. How naive we were not to realize that sorrow must accompany joy. We …

 

Nancy Claeys and Annmarie Lockhart

Nancy Claeys and Annmarie Lockhart

Inspiration Piece: Waxing and Waning by Annmarie Lockhart Response Piece: Suede Sky by Nancy Claeys crescent moon on a clear-sky night she shines center stage in front of a …

 

Linda M. Rhinehart Neas and Lauren Flax

Linda M. Rhinehart Neas and Lauren Flax

Inspiration Piece: Blue Ridge by Lauren Flax Response: Sophia’s Lament by Linda M. Rhinehart Neas At the first Light, you appeared – Bearer of the Morning Star …