Shaune McCarthy and Jewel Beth Davis

Shaune McCarthy and Jewel Beth Davis

Shaune McCarthy “If You’re Going to Help, Help” Response Jesus at the Rite Aid By Jewel Beth Davis Inspiration piece I walk through the aisles of the local Rite Aid. It …

 

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas and JoAnn Moore

MM Panas “Dancing with Red” Acrylic on paper, size: 30” x 22″ Response January Saturday …(or Ode to Candlemas) By JoAnn Moore Inspiration piece Despite the recent rains one of the backyard cherries holds fast …

 

Lauren Carney and Kamika Cooper

Lauren Carney and Kamika Cooper

Lauren Carney “Garden of One” ink, paint, pen, and pencil mixed media Response One Woman By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece I am one woman the one who won your love and captured your …

 

Tora Estep and Pippa Possible

Tora Estep and Pippa Possible

Tora Estep, “Abandoned,” charcoal, pastel, and collage on paper Response   Pippa Possible, “Nervously, Tenderly,” erasure technique and paper cutting, using pages of a vintage novel; chair, acrylic paint, sticky tape …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Susan Burton

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Susan Burton

Susan Burton “Roses” Inspiration piece Breathless Roses By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response Tired, dipping, petals starved The roses begin to leave Too much sun, deprived of water The swords of time, a time to …

 

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Bluet No. 665 By Ray Sharp Response You came to me, yellow butterfly, flitting the deep blue sky of my golden summer. Love bloomed a thousand dandelions. You grew sunflowers and …

 

Amy Souza and Julia Laxer

Amy Souza and Julia Laxer

Amy Souza “I Wrapped You in Cellophane to Protect My Heart” Response Fossils By Julia Laxer Inspiration piece fossils found in: the abdomen of every woman the roman candle of a man. a psychotic …

 

Julia Laxer and Amy Souza

Julia Laxer and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece Kissing Phobia By Julia Laxer Response My eyes were her eyes in the mysterious room where neither of us wore a face. My eyes were in her living room of doubt and soiled dresses. Give me …

 

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp and Jennifer Fendya

Ray Sharp “Curtsy” Mixed media Response I’ve Been Clearing Clutter By Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece I’ve been clearing clutter from my house. How did it get in?  Did I carry these objects up the …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya “Smile Back” Response Friday By Ray Sharp Inspiration piece put that down america and walk with me to the top of the hill we’ll bring the bottle take off our shirts and smile back at …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Jennifer Fendya and Ray Sharp

Ray Sharp Inspiration piece (the) hunger 162 By Jennifer Fendya Response eyes flicker up-screen enough to blush, unmistakable. love, pull back! the audience, the crowd sadly rules time spent. “well, speak for all,” say our hearts.   the crowd has wiped …

 

Sylvie Dakota Huhn
and Kamika Cooper

Sylvie Dakota Huhn
and Kamika Cooper

Sylvie Dakota Huhn Response Freed from the Jar By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece You found a new home with a little night life, like in those 70s disco songs full of the …

 

Susan Burton and Kathleen Jordan

Susan Burton and Kathleen Jordan

Susan Burton Untitled Response Jazz Portal Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece La Belle Vie she chants As his breath paints pictures Through the harmonica Love, pain, Paris in the spring Sweet sugar laced with poignant …

 

Jewel Beth Davis and Shaune McCarthy

Jewel Beth Davis and Shaune McCarthy

Shaune McCarthy Inspiration piece Talk to Me By Jewel Beth Davis Response Rudi had a lot to say this evening, but what was unusual was that Gwen wasn’t saying a …

 

Diane Mayr and Eleanor Marie Lattner

Diane Mayr and Eleanor Marie Lattner

Diane Mayr “What I Know” Response “The Silent Valley” By Eleanor Marie Lattner Inspiration piece The Silent Valley There is a cavalry from afar; I can hear their haunted hooves when they search the …

 

Kamika Cooper and Lauren Carney

Kamika Cooper and Lauren Carney

Lauren Carney “Dynamic” ink, paint, pen, and pencil mixed media Inspiration piece A Cure for the Best By Kamika Cooper Response Mark Carter died. People in town attended his funeral and brought …

 

Pippa Possible and Tora Estep

Pippa Possible and Tora Estep

Tora Estep “Inspired by Klee” Inspiration piece Below the Surface by Pippa Possible Response Twelve years old, she is strong and lean. Two years old, my little arms drape around …

 

Anya Drapkin and Amy Souza

Anya Drapkin and Amy Souza

Anya Drapkin Response Suffering Contest By Amy Souza Inspiration piece You’re the one who hurts Most brightly Singular like the northern lights An awesome display of pain People gather to witness Led by glowing reviews The …

 

Gena Stutzman and Rusty Lynn

Gena Stutzman and Rusty Lynn

Rusty Lynn “Bourning Owl” Inspiration piece Spring By Gena Stutzman Response the frozen ground has thawed eager branches begin to bud seeds crack roots muscle through warm, brown dirt the butterfly remembers the fragrance of lilacs …

 

Rusty Lynn and Gena Stutzman

Rusty Lynn and Gena Stutzman

Rusty Lynn “Find Me Empty No Longer” Crayon, acrylic, and watercolor on paper Response Tigers By Gena Stutzman Inspiration piece Each of us has a tiger inside Some tigers whisper Some dance or dream Some …

 

Amy Souza and Anya Drapkin

Amy Souza and Anya Drapkin

Anya Drapkin Inspiration piece Navigating the World By Amy Souza Response Girls can’t handle heavy Petting, the school nurse said They always want more That thing that Differentiates you The ability to bear pain Parts of …

 

Lisa Kilhefner and Marie Kelly

Lisa Kilhefner and Marie Kelly

Lisa Kilhefner Response The Battle on the Farthest Shore By Marie Kelly Inspiration piece The terror which falls from the arms of the moon into the turrets of my broken tower lashes …

 

Marla Deschenes
and Dale Hoffmeyer

Marla Deschenes
and Dale Hoffmeyer

“Treat Tuesday” Dale Hoffmeyer Inspiration piece Donuts By Marla Deschenes Response When I was very young My father would take us on Sunday morning walks to the local donuts shop. Bess Easton Donuts He would …

 

Nancy Ramsey and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Nancy Ramsey and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

“Quiet Neighborhoods” Nancy Ramsey Response Sudden Storms By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece Bits of flotsam, truly all manner of bunkum, Surfacing after bonking around milder climes Of emotional whoevers, pile near, build …

 

Jay Young Gerard and
Robert Haydon Jones

Jay Young Gerard and
Robert Haydon Jones

Jay Young Gerard Response Awake By Robert Haydon Jones Inspiration piece Jimmy O’Hara had already said goodbye to the widow. He had wished her all the best and was almost …