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Work from SPARK 45: August 26 – September 4, 2020

Colleen Anderson and Dominic Mazzilli

Colleen Anderson and Dominic Mazzilli

Colleen Anderson Response Market Street By Dominic Mazzilli Inspiration piece Market Street. The pulsating heart of town throbbed with wealth and an everlasting flow of people in, but not necessarily …

 

Chandra Achberger and Amy Moffitt

Chandra Achberger and Amy Moffitt

Chandra Achberger Calm Chaos Chemigraph, 5×7 on 1970s Kodak Photo Paper Response Home By Amy Moffitt Inspiration piece All I ever see these days is the dust   and the fur, and some …

 

Amy Moffitt and Chandra Achberger

Amy Moffitt and Chandra Achberger

Chandra Achberger Inspiration piece Never By Amy Moffitt Response 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 …

 

Betty Nichols and Jenny Forrester

Betty Nichols and Jenny Forrester

Betty Nichols Response Cherish By Jenny Forrester Inspiration piece I cherish the Bluebird of My Happiness. Beyond myself and even beyond The River, The Writing, The Story of My Story. …

 

Jenny Forrester and Betty Nichols

Jenny Forrester and Betty Nichols

Betty Nichols Inspiration piece I Am Six Souls By Jenny Forrester Response I’m paper to your tree, grass to your leaves, monster to your color, lines and curves and blue. …

 

Robert Haydon Jones and Jonathan Ottke

Robert Haydon Jones and Jonathan Ottke

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

 

Jonathan Ottke and Robert Haydon Jones

Jonathan Ottke and Robert Haydon Jones

Jonathan Ottke Response 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 ladle …

 

Kamika Cooper and Chandra Achberger

Kamika Cooper and Chandra Achberger

Chandra Achberger Inspiration piece “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 Lisa Pimental

Amy Moffitt and Lisa Pimental

Lisa Pimental “345” Inspiration piece Why You Should Drift By Amy Moffitt Response 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

Rusty Lynn “Bubbling Sea” Response Listening to Crosby, Stills, and Nash, The Captain, and thinking…… Take This Stranger From My Boat By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Dreaming of drifting in a …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Rusty Lynn

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Rusty Lynn

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

 

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

Erika Cleveland and Channie Greenberg

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

 

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Channie Greenberg and Erika Cleveland

Erika Cleveland “Unlikely Partners” Gouache and pencil drawing in altered book Inspiration piece The Bearded Lady and the Garbage Truck Driver By Channie Greenberg 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 On the Bay By Diane Mayr Response What was she thinking inviting me along on the Sunfish that day? She, all of fifteen, was a practiced sailor. I …

 

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. Rest of My Life Mixed media, digital photograph Response Rest By Donna JT Smith Inspiration piece I sit, yet life flows; I will catch up but please don’t ask me to pedal yet; I sit. —————————————————— Note: All of the …

 

Liz Ness and Darice Jones

Liz Ness and Darice Jones

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

 

Darice Jones and Liz Ness

Darice Jones and Liz Ness

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

 

Donna JT Smith and Susan B.

Donna JT Smith and Susan B.

Susan B. Collage Inspiration piece Pressed for Time By 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 …

 

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 Where salted wind ruffles seagrass And rose hips line a hot sand path The bridge is open means open for …