Darice Jones and Urmilla Khanna

Darice Jones and Urmilla Khanna

Today photographed by Darice Shatteen-Jones  Inspiration Piece   The Bench written by Urmilla Khanna Response “You mind if I share the bench with you Henry?” she asked. The word Henry …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Jules Rolfe

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Jules Rolfe

Jules Rolfe Inspiration piece Patterned View Kathleen Finn Jordan Response piece Evening falls and footfalls tred the path along the beach Expanse of water wraps around as eyes like arms spread, …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Linda Sorrells-Smith

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Linda Sorrells-Smith

Linda Sorrells-Smith “Watching” Oil on canvas Inspiration piece   The Laughing Man’s Eyes By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response piece        The laughing man’s eyes,                                             like so many high      Falutin drum rolls, brightened                                  before …

 

Linda Sorrells-Smith and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Linda Sorrells-Smith and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

  Linda Sorrells-Smith “Enviromantle” Response Ebony pencil on paper Nonetheless, Encouraged State By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece In rippled lands, brutality’s strictures no longer reign. There, pyres swell sky over ocean, smoke away …

 

Darice Jones and Kamika Cooper

Darice Jones and Kamika Cooper

Kamika Cooper “earlybyrd” digital photography Inspiration piece   Morning Twilight By Darice Shatteen-Jones Response I woke up at dark thirty (as we call the deep night in some parts of our African diaspora) …

 

Kamika Cooper and Darice Jones

Kamika Cooper and Darice Jones

Kamika Cooper “currentsurfer” digital photography Response   This Time Around By Darice Shatteen-Jones Inspiration Piece I wanted to be the bird But I was the air Expanding everything that pulled me in Holding things up Without being …

 

Janet Buell and Diane Mayr

Janet Buell and Diane Mayr

Janet Buell February Couture Sennelier soft pastels on black paper. 6” x 8” Response Diane Mayr February Dusk Inspiration piece February Dusk Dusty rose embroidered in ice blue. The designing moon peers proudly upon a gown resplendent with crystals. “Will you let me …

 

Ann Quinn and Anya Drapkin

Ann Quinn and Anya Drapkin

Anya Drapkin Inspiration piece You By Ann Quinn Response They’ll pull you into pieces thighs   legs   breasts they’ll lump you with vices money   booze   women they’ll call you a toy doll or …

 

Kamika Cooper and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Kamika Cooper and Cathy Stevens Pratt

Cathy Stevens Pratt Inspiration piece   Greed By Kamika Cooper Response she arose from waves powerful and mountainous a sight to behold she threw her head back hair cascading wildflowers seeds and sustenance we opened our mouths feasting …

 

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
and Jan Irene Miller

Amy Ludwig VanDerwater
and Jan Irene Miller

Jan Irene Miller Inspiration piece Dear Cow By Amy Ludwig VanDerwater Response Dear Cow, I still dream about you. It may not make sense, but some days for some reason I smell …

 

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

Matthew Levine and
Robert Haydon Jones

“Christmas Eve”Matthew LevineResponse The Best Christmas Tree EverBy Robert Haydon JonesInspiration piece When Jimmy O’Hara decided on his Christmas tree at the outdoor lot at Home Depot, …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

Robert Haydon Jones
and Matthew Levine

“South Norwalk Nocturne”Matthew LevineInspiration piece Life Goes OnBy Robert Haydon JonesResponse He was a child, then for a very brief while, he was a little boy, and then, …

 

Julia Rolfe and Anya Mayer

Julia Rolfe and Anya Mayer

Anya Mayer “She Embraces Compassion” Inspiration piece Typical Woman By Julia Rolfe Response At the risk of being cliché, She was hard as nails in the daylight. A can-do bandana wearing force of artificial …

 

Ann Quinn and Marilyn Ackerman

Ann Quinn and Marilyn Ackerman

Marilyn Ackerman Inspiration piece Cattle in Snow By Ann Quinn Response “Eternity is always present in the animal mind; only men deal in beginnings and ends.” –Wendell Berry The cold is absolute is …

 

Lené Gary and Jenny Forrester

Lené Gary and Jenny Forrester

Lené Gary “Overwintering” Response Untitled By Jenny Forrester Inspiration piece My three chickens fed in the alley, and I watched over them, my triangle-shaped knitting bag with the handy wrist loop …

 

Ipek Davaz and Leslie Grollman

Ipek Davaz and Leslie Grollman

“Entwined” Ipek Davaz Response Warped By Leslie Grollman Inspiration piece I was given life on a loom from the smoke of the ocean from the smoke of the seeds. I give you desert-blue stones wrapped …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Brigitte Nowers

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Brigitte Nowers

“Phoenix” Brigitte Nowers Inspiration piece Toile Intérieure By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Deep down canvas Swirling, twirling inner urges Dynamic tsunami of fragmentation id, ego, superego dance Play bursting into color Spin and surface The depths of …

 

Brigitte Nowers and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Brigitte Nowers and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Brigitte Nowers Response The Cabin By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece It’s quiet here Fall is creeping our way As trees are tunneling Leaves are changing their clothes slowly After shaking their arms in …

 

Gena Stutzman and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Gena Stutzman and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

KJ Hannah Greenberg “Autumnal Stairway” Inspiration piece Autumn Afternoon By Gena Stutzman Response My photograph has faded now But not my memory of That fiery autumn afternoon. You called me out to play In the …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Gena Stutzman

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Gena Stutzman

KJ Hannah Greenberg“Wings”Response WingsBy Gena StutzmanInspiration piece Limited by this body The ache of missing wingsThis smallness.Wasted time envying the birds. All things work together. Grass shelters the insects …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Amy Souza

Lisa Kilhefner and Amy Souza

“Erosion” Lisa Kilhefner Response The River in Me By Amy Souza Inspiration piece The last time I was a river I dried up The next time I overflowed Neither time could I Figure out why Which forces imposed Themselves …

 

Kimberly DeMucha Kalil
and Kamika Cooper

Kimberly DeMucha Kalil
and Kamika Cooper

“Rebirth” Kimberly DeMucha Kalil alcohol ink on 5×7 Yupo paper Response Harmless By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece sometimes little girls will place themselves in harm’s way chasing little boys sometimes little boys will engage in harmful …

 

Kamika Cooper and
Kimberly DeMucha Kalil

Kamika Cooper and
Kimberly DeMucha Kalil

“Genesis” Kimberly DeMucha Kalil alcohol ink on 9×12 Yupo paper Inspiration piece Creator By Kamika Cooper Response i am a childless mother of creations born from color and brush shades of myself have bent and curved …

 

Jenny Forrester and Lené Gary

Jenny Forrester and Lené Gary

Lené Gary Inspiration piece Tarot-Berry By Jenny Forrester Response We’re all blueberries in time. We see we’re in bunches, hands reaching toward us… We forget the lack of our being vast …

 

Amy Souza and Lisa Kilhefner

Amy Souza and Lisa Kilhefner

Lisa Kilhefner “Birds of a Feather” Inspiration piece Life Detective By Amy Souza Response See more when my eyes are Closed than when I’m distracted By the world around me Inky feather floats The space …