Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Amanda Meyer

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Amanda Meyer

Amanda Meyer “Spring Rain and Kite Strings” Inspiration piece Kitestrings By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Kite strings like slings of stars Wallop the hand and sting the sky Air puffs and spits of …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Adam Cornford

Lisa Kilhefner and Adam Cornford

Lisa Kilhefner Response Sardine Machine (Monterey Bay Aquarium Kelp Forest) By Adam Cornford Inspiration piece They shoal in sweep formation, swarming gleam with tail-flick wave through smooth curve like a wrist volplaning pivots, …

 

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks
and Jane Hulstrunk

Gabriel Stelian-Shanks
and Jane Hulstrunk

Jane Hulstrunk Inspiration piece   The Symptoms (The Signs) By Gabriel Stelian-Shanks Response Right as you woke the pale blooms opened as if you were sun As if they knew dew rose on your skin before the day …

 

Terah Van Dusen and Brigitte Nowers

Terah Van Dusen and Brigitte Nowers

Brigitte Nowers Inspiration piece Invasion By Terah Van Dusen Response There were just four of us left shape shifters children and men women and children __ at night we sat watching the winged-rats take flight casting the …

 

Cathy Stevens Pratt
and Cara James

Cathy Stevens Pratt
and Cara James

Cathy Stevens Pratt Response In the Distance By Cara James Inspiration piece In the distance is a boy at the end of a string at the end of a kite at the end …

 

Jan Irene Miller and Leslie Grollman

Jan Irene Miller and Leslie Grollman

Jan Irene Miller “Soft Neck” Acrylic multimedia on paper Response It’s About the Wonder, Isn’t It By Leslie Grollman Inspiration piece I am not the head I have   nor the thoughts that …

 

Margaret Mair and Diane Mayr

Margaret Mair and Diane Mayr

Margaret Mair Echoes Colored pencil on paper Response Insanity at the DMV By Diane Mayr Inspiration piece Having my picture taken over and over and each time expecting to see someone else. ————————————— Note: All of the art, …

 

Seth Leamer and Becca Biggs

Seth Leamer and Becca Biggs

Seth Leamer Hidden Meanings Watercolor/gouache Response Estelle By Rebecca Biggs Inspiration piece She has a new name now a Tibetan Monk softly placed it on our tongues and then used it to call her …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Tracey Riehl

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Tracey Riehl

Tracey Riehl Inspiration piece Sometimes By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response Sometimes, a sea is just a sea, water caged by intertidal shores, Is nothing more than pools and waves, perhaps estuaries …

 

Tracey Riehl and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Tracey Riehl and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Tracey Riehl Response Leftovers By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece Abby: “Let’s go back.” Barbara: “Why?” Abby: “For leftovers.” Barbara (She holds up a plastic container): “I have mine.” Abby: “Not me. I’m going …

 

Leslie Grollman and Jan Irene Miller

Leslie Grollman and Jan Irene Miller

Jan Irene Miller “Freedom’s Lure” Inspiration piece three dreams (a work-in-progress) by Leslie Grollman Response i          tonight’s dream you are standing in an empty space. a little boy gives you …

 

Brigitte Nowers and Terah Van Dusen

Brigitte Nowers and Terah Van Dusen

Brigitte Nowers “Seen/Hidden” Response Seen/Hidden By Terah Van Dusen Inspiration piece My emotional makeup is running. fushia-colored need blossoms falsely on my cheeks while neon strikes of pencil glow in a most unfavorable way on …

 

Diane Mayr and Amy Souza

Diane Mayr and Amy Souza

Diane Mayr “Double Meaning” Response Fury Is a Crisis By Amy Souza Inspiration piece It’s said that in relationship we anticipate another’s needs. We understand things about them that they can’t …

 

Karin Edgett and Amy Souza

Karin Edgett and Amy Souza

Karin Edgett Response Bird of Paradise, San Francisco By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Joyful explosion of color To welcome each day So exotic you might Come from Mars Squeeze my hand & Urge me toward …

 

Amy Souza and Karin Edgett

Amy Souza and Karin Edgett

Karin Edgett Inspiration piece When I Go By Amy Souza Response Streaks of gray across Green and yellow sky I lift my pen and let the ink Drip out like blood Never know what …

 

Robert Haydon Jones
and Greg Lippert

Robert Haydon Jones
and Greg Lippert

Greg Lippert Inspiration piece Mentoring By Robert Haydon Jones Response The three 12-year old Latina girls were holding up matching bracelets and smiling at the camera like they really cared …

 

Marilyn Ackerman and
Daniel David Watkins

Marilyn Ackerman and
Daniel David Watkins

Marilyn Ackerman Response Taxue By Daniel David Watkins Inspiration piece One morning, quite a while ago, before Hong Kong became what it is, a horse appeared on the beach, …

 

Amy Souza and Paulette Beete

Amy Souza and Paulette Beete

Amy Souza Response Gee Baby, Ain’t I Good to You By Paulette Beete Inspiration piece A slow burn of tone no shoulderwailing or headjerks, the fight’s tight tween figners and keys, which isn’t to …

 

Jewel Beth Davis and Jonathan Ottke

Jewel Beth Davis and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke “Nothing Happened, Everything Happened” Inspiration piece The Grass War By Jewel Beth Davis Response Sarah sat on the grass where it bordered her garden. She threw down her trowel …

 

Amy Rogers Nazarov
and Tora Estep

Amy Rogers Nazarov
and Tora Estep

Tora Estep Inspiration piece Carnival By Amy Rogers Nazarov Response Down the midway we flew As if tossed by an unseen hand We tallied our coins, then spun and stretched and tossed …

 

Jonathan Ottke and Jewel Beth Davis

Jonathan Ottke and Jewel Beth Davis

Jonathan Ottke “Banana and Two Nectarines on a Plate” Brush Markers on Paper Response   First Stop By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration piece Our first tour date is in a tiny town in …

 

Tora Estep and Amy Rogers Nazarov

Tora Estep and Amy Rogers Nazarov

“Untitled” (in progress) Tora Estep Oil on canvas Response My Post Adoption Depression By Amy Rogers Nazarov Inspiration piece The vision always began the same way: I’d be leaving my house cradling …

 

Anne Nowselski and Brian MacDonald

Anne Nowselski and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration Piece The Bone Coin By Anne Nowselski Response Mida had found the bone coin in a secret slot of the small desk of the room. She should …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard Breathing Lessons Response Lisa Nielsen Dropping Back Inspiration Piece That rare expanse of city landscape offered a concrete welcome mat. You use the room to stretch your feet and stare at …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard Shadows Cool Inspiration Piece Lisa Nielsen The air we breathe Response The air we breathe calculates wind patterns While the dust of twilight and the remains of sunrise coexist between the …