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Jim Doran and Yolanda Palis

Jim Doran and Yolanda Palis

Jim Doran Rotten Fruit Oil on canvas Response Linger By Yolanda Palis Inspiration piece There’s the trash – old newspapers, shoeboxes, an avocado pit, me in family pictures at my mother’s knee. Lingering …

 

Jim Doran and Rachel Evans

Jim Doran and Rachel Evans

Jim Doran The Gray Lady Response Revelation By Rachel Evans Inspiration piece Beloved, when you come to me You must come to me in color, Bright in tortured contradictions, Bearing Baals of blue ablaze …

 

Tony Anthony and
Robert Haydon Jones

Tony Anthony and
Robert Haydon Jones

Tony Anthony The Visitor Response The Sweet Bye-and-Bye By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Several weeks ago back in early May, June was already busting out all over here in Connecticut …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Tony Anthony

Robert Haydon Jones
and Tony Anthony

Tony Anthony Petunia Petunia – Naked By Robert Haydon Jones A while back, I wrote a short story, “Saint Shannon’s Salute”, about what happened when the police in Greenwich, …

 

Michelle Wallace and Catie Jarvis

Michelle Wallace and Catie Jarvis

Michelle Wallace Home Sweet Home Response All the Way Home By Catie Jarvis Inspiration piece On the day Hugh returns home from the war, his mother looks so young. She stands …

 

Catie Jarvis and Michelle Wallace

Catie Jarvis and Michelle Wallace

The Form of Tree Part I. Rules of Poetree Two roots spring from the ground. Call them A and B. One …

 

Jim Doran and Maureen O’Donnell

Jim Doran and Maureen O’Donnell

Response – the Fishwife, by Jim Doran Inspiration Piece by Maureen O’Donnell The Shadow of Saint-Quentin Maureen O’Donnell The fountain twisted high over a pool studded with tiles of …

 

Cheryl Leibovitz and DJ Asson

Cheryl Leibovitz and DJ Asson

Cheryl Leibovitz Unrequited Love Acrylic mixed media Response Night By DJ Asson Inspiration piece Quin knelt down by her chair, collapsed really. He knew he shouldn’t have drunk so much. But, it …

 

Mark Owen Martin and Sarah Krouse

Mark Owen Martin and Sarah Krouse

Music: Pavane for oboe, cello and harp by Mark Owen Martin  They By Sarah Krouse  A father and daughter sit across from each other at a table in the …

 

Cheryl Leibovitz and
Mark Owen Martin

Cheryl Leibovitz and
Mark Owen Martin

Cheryl Leibovitz Acrylic mixed media on paper Responses Music by Mark Owen Martin: Scherzo Inspiration piece . —————————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to …

 

Irene Plax and Brian MacDonald

Irene Plax and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald untitled Inspiration Piece Irene Plax untitled Response Every night of vacation we smoke cigarettes and they light up when we inhale. In the heat of the summer night, the …

 

Rusty Lynn and Neil Ellman

Rusty Lynn and Neil Ellman

Rusty Lynn “Unpredictable Spring” Response The Coming Spring By Neil Ellman Inspiration piece It’s supposed to happen Every spring— The dead branches Come alive again Burst with emerald green And glitter in the sun Like petalous stones. Every …

 

Paula Lantz and Quentin Paquette

Paula Lantz and Quentin Paquette

Paula Lantz Response — Coffee Ritual Quentin Paquette Inspiration Piece — Coffee Shop Hey,…Hey wake up won’t you?  There’s a hand on your arm that provides a stationary point …

 

Brian MacDonald and Irene Plax

Brian MacDonald and Irene Plax

Brian MacDonald square one Response Irene Plax untitled Inspiration Piece The sun over me is so glorious it won’t shut up. Underneath me is the sea. It’s frightening, a world unto itself, …

 

Vita Sims and
Meghan MacNamara

Vita Sims and
Meghan MacNamara

Vita Sims Dreamscape 1 Mixed Media, 16 by 20 inches Response Just Past the Driveway By Meghan MacNamara Inspiration piece My parents kept a mail Jeep in the backyard, just past the …

 

Lisa Pimental and Tori Lane

Lisa Pimental and Tori Lane

Lisa Pimental the portal Mixed media on canvas Response piece Wingless by Tori Lane Inspiration piece Holding a green teapot, she sits in the silent patience of her unmoving wings – little kitchen angel …

 

Sukia and Dale Leffler

Sukia and Dale Leffler

Sukia Response Creating Art By Dale Leffler Inspiration piece A poem or piece of art makes us stop. …suspend time for just a little bit. It opens us up to see …

 

Cheryl Somers Aubin
and Jan Irene Miller

Cheryl Somers Aubin
and Jan Irene Miller

Jan Irene Miller Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 36 inches Inspiration piece Inside By Cheryl Somers Aubin Response In the distance, the building rises like a mountain out of …

 

Ann Marie Williams and Elizabeth Cordes

Ann Marie Williams and Elizabeth Cordes

Ann Marie Williams “Tangled Ocean Dreams” Response Ocean Dreams By Elizabeth Cordes Inspiration piece There is a long, luxurious hiss as the sun sinks into the ocean. The shimmering light of the extinguishing beast casts …

 

Marcella Wolfe
and Marty McGihon

Marcella Wolfe
and Marty McGihon

Marty McGihon WIND-UP DOLL Acrylic on paper Inspiration piece OPENING INTO COLOR By Marcella Wolfe Response We would take these colors for what they are if we could only know them: the color of a …

 

Doug Poms and
Mark Owen Martin

Doug Poms and
Mark Owen Martin

Music: Someone to Go to Brunch With, a Gymnopedie By Mark Owen Martin Inspiration piece Someone to Go to Brunch With By Douglas Poms Response I long for somebody Somebody to go …

 

Marty McGihon
and Marcella Wolfe

Marty McGihon
and Marcella Wolfe

Marty McGihon ON THE EDGE OF DISTRACTION Acrylic on paper Response RUNNING FROM COLOR By Marcella Wolfe Inspiration Piece She sits in a room nearly empty of color; claims she can’t write with any hue …

 

Nicole Harper and
Marla Deschenes

Nicole Harper and
Marla Deschenes

Nicole Harper Untitled Response Untitled By Marla Deschenes Inspiration piece . Beneath the surface of harmony the dreamers sleep, This is when I come alive. The darkness hides the flaws Societal reject Cloaked in the black …

 

Lisa Lipkind Leibow
and Jane Hulstrunk

Lisa Lipkind Leibow
and Jane Hulstrunk

Jane Hulstrunk Where the Fairies Dance at Night Inspiration piece THE END OF THE AMERICAN ELEPHANTS By Lisa Lipkind Leibow Response On the land mass now known as the continent of …

 

Marla Deschenes
and Nicole Harper

Marla Deschenes
and Nicole Harper

Nicole Harper Sonia and Dog Still Life Inspiration piece Red Sea By Marla Deschenes Response We watched them born into the time of oceans of oil And hoped dolphins might exist past …