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Kathy Doran and Rachel Morton

Kathy Doran and Rachel Morton

Rachel Morton Inspiration piece Headlong into Oblivion (reflections on the earthquake in Haiti, Hurricane Katrina and the tsunami in Indonesia) By Kathy Doran Response The deaf man didn’t hear Vesuvius roar The …

 

DiAna Hart Smith
and Cara Mayo

DiAna Hart Smith
and Cara Mayo

Cara Mayo Inspiration piece First Memory By DiAna Hart Smith Response Light appears around the edges of the dark beginning of a new summer day. I’m standing in my crib …

 

Mel Berning and Brian MacDonald

Mel Berning and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration piece Untitled By Mel Berning Response The bartender laid the napkin squares before my drink coaster. “I thought you’d like these.” I retrieved my pen from my …

 

Mel Berning and
Brian Eugenio Herrera

Mel Berning and
Brian Eugenio Herrera

Mel Berning Response Lloyd’s Ball By Brian Eugenio Herrera Inspiration piece The ride to get here had been awful. The kind of ride that makes you doubt the trip to …

 

Urmilla Khanna
and Jane Hulstrunk

Urmilla Khanna
and Jane Hulstrunk

Jane Hulstrunk Inspiration piece Divinity By Urmilla Khanna Response Divinity is a patchwork of squares and hexagons. It is yellow and blue and indigo and purple. It is paisley woven …

 

Carl Rauscher and
Christina Brockett

Carl Rauscher and
Christina Brockett

Christina Brockett Inspiration piece Time’s Cruel Sands By Carl Rauscher Response “Looks like scratches to me” I grabbed the magnifying glass from Tank’s hand and dragged him closer to the light …

 

Christina Brockett
and Carl Rauscher

Christina Brockett
and Carl Rauscher

Christina Brockett Response Dockside By Carl Rauscher Inspiration piece “Want to know a secret, Grandpa? There’s no fish in this river. Probably hasn’t been any here since before I was …

 

Cara Mayo and
DiAna Hart Smith

Cara Mayo and
DiAna Hart Smith

Cara Mayo Response A Telling Time By DiAna Hart Smith Inspiration piece “He won’t make it,” the doctors’ chorus cautions me. “Are you saying there is no hope; no promise …

 

Laura Shovan and Judy Zatsick

Laura Shovan and Judy Zatsick

Judy Zatsick Window to Her Soul Oil, 28 x 36 inches Inspiration Piece Window to Her Soul By Laura Shovan Response Shadow of a blue dress moves like oil on water.  Beyond the …

 

Judy Zatsick and Laura Shovan

Judy Zatsick and Laura Shovan

Judy Zatsick Celadon Spring Oil, 8 x 6 inches Response The Listening of Plants By Laura Shovan Inspiration Piece On the buffet where she kept her celadon dishes, Mother placed a vase of …

 

Caroline Davies
and Theresa Kulstad

Caroline Davies
and Theresa Kulstad

Theresa Kulstad Inspiration piece Study in Blue By Caroline Davies Response With her lavender lips signalling disease she gives herself to music Chopin is her favourite. She imagines them meeting. with their shared Polish ancestry, hers …

 

Lauren Silberman and Cheryl Somers Aubin

Lauren Silberman and Cheryl Somers Aubin

Lauren Silberman Papercut Response Remembrances of 9/11 By Cheryl Somers Aubin Inspiration piece He was standing out in front of his church, facing the cars slowly going by, his hands clasped …

 

Helen Whittaker
and Cheryl Leibovitz

Helen Whittaker
and Cheryl Leibovitz

Cheryl Leibovitz Inspiration piece Tasting Freedom By Helen Whittaker Response Beyond the bars a crescent moon rises like a dead fish in a stagnant pond. Poking out from under the bed a pair of striped …

 

Cheryl Leibovitz
and Helen Whittaker

Cheryl Leibovitz
and Helen Whittaker

Cheryl Leibovitz Response Perfect By Helen Whittaker Inspiration piece I always thought my perfect date would go like this (well more or less): we’d fly to Paris in his jet, he’d wear a …

 

Marge Amey and Peg Bruhn

Marge Amey and Peg Bruhn

Peg Bruhn Mom’s Kitchen Window Inspiration piece Another Morning By Marge Amey Response Another morning….this one is a sunny one, the kind I love. What could be better than a gloriously …

 

Susan Feller and Joan McNerney

Susan Feller and Joan McNerney

Susan Feller Response street corners By Joan McNerney Inspiration piece street corners enveloped in exhaust fumes slate-like formations wait for light to change her carbon dress his face of ashes crushed within this granite body we eat grey food pulling empty air …

 

Joan McNerney and Susan Feller

Joan McNerney and Susan Feller

Susan Feller Inspiration piece Lost Landscape By Joan McNerney Response I am driving down a hill without name on an unnumbered highway. This road transforms into a snake winding around coiled on hair pin turns. See …

 

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas Dive-Bombing Acrylic and charcoal on paper, 24 x 36 inches Response Air By JoAnn Moore Inspiration piece Somewhere, blocks away, a swing is swinging and, because it is Sunday the groan of the long …

 

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

JoAnn Moore and MM Panas

MM Panas 22 Mixed media on paper Inspiration piece I Never Told Anyone By JoAnn Moore Response I once wept uncontrollably …………after hitting a butterfly; …………and like a cliché, …………danced on your grave …………when I heard …

 

Mary L. Tabor
and MM Panas

Mary L. Tabor
and MM Panas

MM Panas 22 Mixed media on paper Inspiration piece John Panas Photograph of 2010 winter storm Absent By Mary L. Tabor Response The camera was invented in 1839 by arguably Fox Talbot—some say it …

 

MM Panas and
Mary L. Tabor

MM Panas and
Mary L. Tabor

MM Panas Response Sine Die By Mary L. Tabor Inspiration piece Excerpt from The Woman Who Never Cooked, Mid-List Press, 2006, First Series Award; previously published Hayden’s Ferry Review, winner …

 

Barbara Bever and Sukia

Barbara Bever and Sukia

Sukia Inspiration piece Packing for the Future By Barbara Bever Response The pain in my back, the crick in my neck and the pinch in my shoulder are begging me …

 

Rusty Lynn and Marla Deschenes

Rusty Lynn and Marla Deschenes

Rusty Lynn Night Visions Mixed media on paper, 11 x 14 inches Response Crickets By Marla Deschenes Inspiration Piece The quiet is broken only by the sound of crickets and the cars going …

 

Agnieszka Rawa and Yolanda Palis

Agnieszka Rawa and Yolanda Palis

Yolanda Palis Inspiration Piece Truth By Agnieszka Rawa Response Smothered by words Submissively silent Imprisoned inside Seemingly frail And while they speak of another You hide in my belly Weakened by lies Veiled in confusion Losing ground Defying the …

 

Yolanda Palis and Agnieszka Rawa

Yolanda Palis and Agnieszka Rawa

Yolanda Palis Response The Time Warrior By  Agnieszka Rawa Inspiration piece In the Sierras out West A giant still stands From times prehistoric With strong massing limbs Of rust-reddish bark And scars in its armor From …