Julie Christensen and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Julie Christensen and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Julie Christensen Response Haunting Landscape By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Laid out, sprawling and dotted, once choked with trees The spits left after the logging …..punctuate the melancholic presence with …

 

Tracy Burkholder and Kate Copeland

Tracy Burkholder and Kate Copeland

Tracy Burkholder Response White Lavender By Kate Copeland Inspiration piece When my heavy heart carries away on heavy legs; when I am just unable to think beyond winter, where leafless love combines the cold …

 

Brian MacDonald and Andrea Dye

Brian MacDonald and Andrea Dye

Brian MacDonald Response Andrea Dye Inspiration piece white horse Kermit chews whiskers twitch in fresh clover green muzzle – full soul   —————————————————— Note: All of the art, writing, and music on this site …

 

Andrea Dye and Brian MacDonald

Andrea Dye and Brian MacDonald

Brian MacDonald Inspiration piece Andrea Dye Response Respectful of nature, Children build away from danger. Jumping in, now protected. Perhaps a middle way. Is our nature to defy Mother? C’est la vie.   —————————————————— Note: All of …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Julie Christensen

Kathleen Finn Jordan
and Julie Christensen

Julie Christensen Inspiration piece Wide Open Wonder By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response The slopes and angles kiss the eye The light and shadow taunts The sparseness hungers for colors bright To bathe, enliven …

 

Jennifer Fendya and Stefanie A. Shilling

Jennifer Fendya and Stefanie A. Shilling

Jennifer Fendya “Alas, she loved them more” Response No Room Left For Me By Stefanie A. Shilling Inspiration piece it started with a few photos on the dresser the record playing knick-knacks filled the …

 

Stefanie A. Shilling and Jennifer Fendya

Stefanie A. Shilling and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya “…an open gate” Inspiration piece Open Endings By Stefanie A. Shilling Response she lived alone now her children long grown lured away to the bright lights of the big city her husband …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Marilyn Ackerman

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Marilyn Ackerman

Marilyn Ackerman Inspiration piece Of Books and Libraries By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response “MooMaw, tell me a story.” “Sure.” “Tell me about libraries.” “Well, I’ve long been something of an anorak.” “A parka?” “No, a …

 

Marilyn Ackerman
and KJ Hannah Greenberg

Marilyn Ackerman
and KJ Hannah Greenberg

Marilyn Ackerman Response One-Eyed, Long-Nosed, Espying Rooftop Pigeon Eater By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece As soon as Harriet entered the building, she headed to the seventh floor. There, on the …

 

Tora Estep and Ash Martins

Tora Estep and Ash Martins

Tora Estep Acrylic paint on paper Response A Sorry Scoop By Ash Martins Inspiration piece You abandoned us like a stray ice cream scoop dropped on a picnic table at the park Sticky, …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg and Upasana Mitter

KJ Hannah Greenberg and Upasana Mitter

Upasana Mitter “Negative (Black) – Watercolour and Pencil” Inspiration Piece Noesis By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response Activity of the nous, that is, intellectual pursuits, seem Like davits forever reaching for belongings gone …

 

Kamika Cooper and Channie Greenberg

Kamika Cooper and Channie Greenberg

Channie Greenberg “Access Denied” Inspiration piece   Just Trippin By Kamika Cooper Response i began a trip without a destination or clear direction criss-crossing highways navigating one way streets just looking for you i looked in churches and sat …

 

Stefanie A. Shilling and Angi Lewis

Stefanie A. Shilling and Angi Lewis

Stefanie A. Shilling Inspiration piece Dimpled By Angi Lewis Response Dimpled like goose pimples on flesh like the bumps on a dog’s snout where the whiskers sprout from like the rind of an orange or …

 

Angi Lewis and Stefanie A. Shilling

Angi Lewis and Stefanie A. Shilling

Angi Lewis Inspiration piece Handle with Care By Stefanie A. Shilling Response it’s forever been true that the land holds the sea and there’s no truer feeling than when your hands hold me   —————————————————— Note: …

 

Darice Jones and Quinzee the Artist

Darice Jones and Quinzee the Artist

Quinzee the Artist “Wade” Inspiration piece Submerged By Darice Marcella Jones Response Submerged The earth was scorched And I couldn’t bare to look at our seeds Even though I was well aware of the …

 

Quinzee The Artist and Darice Jones

Quinzee The Artist and Darice Jones

Quinzee the Artist Response Clay By Darice Marcella Jones Inspiration piece Out front They called to me from their homes And asked if I would stand out front and face the world on …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Amy Souza

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece City Sponge By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response A big sponge—I slurp up the city Borne on concrete streets Shaded by looming skyscrapers The never-ending hustle and bustle Slinked into my …

 

Upasana Mitter and KJ Hannah Greenberg

Upasana Mitter and KJ Hannah Greenberg

KJ Hannah Greenberg “Pea Shoots” Inspiration piece   one song supposedly about a cat (nothing more)(nothing less) By Upasana Mitter Response I’m prone to making cardboard dollhouses. the summer of 2017, pea shoots …

 

Tora Estep and Andrea Dye

Tora Estep and Andrea Dye

Tora Estep “Tribute to Lady Day” 18 in. x 24 in., acrylic on watercolor paper Response To Be a Singer By Andrea Dye Inspiration piece If I didn’t make myself cringe that …

 

Betty Nichols and Amy Moffitt

Betty Nichols and Amy Moffitt

Betty Nichols Response Middle By Amy Moffitt Inspiration piece They don’t mention the lists… the fluttering, cluttering memorials to obligations and dreams, the false hope of control… they don’t say you’ll be chasing and …

 

Eve Hyde and Amy Souza

Eve Hyde and Amy Souza

Eve Hyde Response Time and Its Kin By Amy Souza Inspiration piece High noon, no shadow: How you know when a duel begins A street lamp at midnight: How you know …

 

Quinzee the Artist and Darice Jones

Quinzee the Artist and Darice Jones

Quinzee the Artist “The Download” Inspiration piece In the Time of You As Me By Darice Jones Response The day I accepted that you were me, and I you The path broadened Power …

 

Darice Jones and Quinzee the Artist

Darice Jones and Quinzee the Artist

Quinzee The Artist Untitled Pencil Drawing Response 15 Horizons in Ultra Space By Darice Jones Inspiration piece These two beautiful beings prefer to be called my daughters In all their manifold non-binary …

 

Dale Leffler and Jonathan Ottke

Dale Leffler and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke “Matteo” Inspiration piece Mateo Muchacho Words By Dale Leffler Response He waits for you like a lover attentively sad on the couch. His eyes convey his longing, loneliness, as his shoulders slouch. Never …

 

Marcela Kogan and Jennifer Fendya

Marcela Kogan and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Footsteps By Marcela Kogan Response I spend most of my days alone peering out people’s legs from the wrought-iron window of my daylight basement room.  The …