Diane Mayr and Jonathan Ottke

Diane Mayr and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke Galileo Inspiration piece Diane Mayr In the Wood Response In the Wood Diseased and dying it leans southward ruffled with brackets laced with molds. What was once vitally green now has a vividly colorful life of another …

 

Angi Lewis and Azro Pratt

Angi Lewis and Azro Pratt

Azro Pratt Inspiration piece It Was Not a Dragon By Angi Lewis Response It was not a dragon whose spine I climbed along though it was jagged like a dragon’s back and had a …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Anya Drapkin

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Anya Drapkin

“In Mutual Empowerment” Anya Drapkin Inspiration piece Outside In By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Eyes peer out from seaside scape as Wholes consume the unity of earth The fish are swimming as the …

 

Amy Souza and Pippa Possible

Amy Souza and Pippa Possible

“Shatter” Pippa Possible Inspiration piece Plain Sight By Amy Souza Response After my father died, my mother stopped opening mail. Cards, bills, magazines, junk—all of it sat untouched for months until …

 

Jenny Forrester and
Victoria Nessen

Jenny Forrester and
Victoria Nessen

Victoria Nessen Inspiration piece There Are No Bubbles By Jenny Forrester Response A tiny black dot moved onto the page I’d just turned to. It appeared at the edge, handed …

 

Amy Souza and Victoria Nessen

Amy Souza and Victoria Nessen

Victoria Nessen “Green” Inspiration piece White Space By Amy Souza Response Chalky overlays Blur what’s hidden In plain sight The house is not mine Family gone Hum of small plane Overhead Rush hour buzz Inside so quiet Not even breathing Rings …

 

Marilyn Ackerman and
Kamika Cooper

Marilyn Ackerman and
Kamika Cooper

Marilyn Ackerman Response So Long By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece it’s been a while since you’ve been gone i’ve got a little more room to breath some extra money in my pocket a …

 

Gena Stutzman and
Alyscia Cunningham

Gena Stutzman and
Alyscia Cunningham

Alyscia Cunningham “I Am More Than My Hair” (video) Inspiration piece Navigate By Gena Stutzman Response be the thorn and the rose. be the oak and the lilac. put down your pen throw away …

 

Jonathan Ottke and Amy Moffitt

Jonathan Ottke and Amy Moffitt

http://getsparked.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/What-you-dont-say-2-2.wav Amy Moffitt Inspiration piece Jonathan Ottke Response —————————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site belongs to the person who created it. Copying or republishing anything …

 

Sharon A. Murphy and Lisa Kilhefner

Sharon A. Murphy and Lisa Kilhefner

Sharon Murphy “Finding Myself” Response Lisa Kilhefner Inspiration piece He looks like something I want: Sunset balloon ride in Cappadocia. Buttery glide through a moonlit Venetian canal. Tranquil slide down the Napa countryside. But the sky is …

 

Kamika Cooper and Victoria Nesson

Kamika Cooper and Victoria Nesson

Victoria Nesson “Green I” Inspiration piece Envie’s Ivy by Kamika Cooper Response Envie didn’t drive a sleek, black luxury car or live in a swanky community with manicured lawns. She didn’t …

 

Tora Estep and Rissa Miller

Tora Estep and Rissa Miller

Tora Estep, untitled, oil on canvas Response   Rissa Miller Inspiration Stargazing You’re considering a tattoo on your shoulder in what I like to think of as the Orion system, located between here …

 

Rissa Miller and Tora Estep

Rissa Miller and Tora Estep

Tora Estep Response   Beach Drift By Rissa Miller Natalie glanced nervously around the waiting room. Beige walls with framed posters showing smiling women and tranquil beach scenes hung over …

 

Alyscia Cunningham
and Gena Stutzman

Alyscia Cunningham
and Gena Stutzman

Alyscia Cunningham Response Lost Threads By Gena Stutzman Inspiration piece lost threads from your old coat chosen and carried through the air by that hope-filled sparrow contain memories of you particles of you- smiles, loving …

 

Alyscia Cunningham and Brian MacDonald

Alyscia Cunningham and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration Piece Spark by Alyscia Cunningham Response At first you grasped me tenderly, Caressed my core vivaciously, Piece-by-piece, created me, To light our cosmic galaxy. Formed my inner soul perfectly, And topped my …

 

Victoria Nessen and Amy Souza

Victoria Nessen and Amy Souza

Victoria Nessen Response Wound Pocket By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Days shrunken like desiccated fruit. A corn husk doll from seventh grade. For the bicentennial my mother dressed me in …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Martha Harris

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Martha Harris

Martha Harris “Mary’s Little Angel” Inspiration piece Angelic Feline By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Angelic feline floating in the sky That women hold up half of Independent – apart from The hosts of clouds …

 

Jewel Beth Davis and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Jewel Beth Davis and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece Endless Conversation By Jewel Beth Davis Response Patti Lorde <patti.lorde860@students.nhu.edu> 1/30 Professor Mavis Jules Dear Professor: Hi! I am writing to introduce myself as one of your students in …

 

KJ Hannah Greenburg
and Jewel Beth Davis

KJ Hannah Greenburg
and Jewel Beth Davis

KJ Hannah Greenburg “Star Child” Response Star Child By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration piece One night, Late at night, In the blackest velvet of the dark, I was in a field. Alone. Walking. Just walking. The …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Sharon Murphy

Lisa Kilhefner and Sharon Murphy

Sharon Murphy Inspiration piece The Flourish By Lisa Kilhefner Response You’re getting lost in her again, her lush and ruby layers, sensual perfume revealing more than you had sought. A blush is coming …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Donna JT Smith

Jennifer Fendya and Donna JT Smith

Jennifer Fendya “motherfatherdaughter” Mixed media collage Response Full Cold Moon By Donna JT Smith Inspiration piece . Full Cold Moon bewraps my shoulders; Coolness for these inner smolders. . Short the days, and night be-lingers; All slip through my phantom …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Donna JT Smith

Jennifer Fendya and Donna JT Smith

Donna JT Smith Inspiration piece Red Roses By Jennifer Fendya Response I don’t like red roses well, I don’t like getting them from men and I never know what to say if I do. …

 

Donna JT Smith and Jennifer Fendya

Donna JT Smith and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Up on the Roof By Donna JT Smith Response I danced on the rooftop One day in the sun, Until a plane came And ended my fun; Then poof went …

 

Donna JT Smith and Jennifer Fendya

Donna JT Smith and Jennifer Fendya

Donna JT Smith “I Know About Bunnies” Watercolor pencils Response Unanticipated Relations With Hidden Vulnerabilities By Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Plunging my protected, garden- gloved hand into a mound of leaves leftover from the …

 

Linda Sorrells-Smith and Lisa Kilhefner

Linda Sorrells-Smith and Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner “The Message” Oil pastel and oil pencil on print paper Inspiration piece Leaving By Linda Sorrells-Smith Response The leaving is easy, she said. No hickory am I, no roots to stretch, no …