Tora Estep and Natascha Dea Burdeinei

Tora Estep and Natascha Dea Burdeinei

Tora Estep “The Harvest” Preparatory thumbnail sketch, graphite on paper Response We Roar By Natascha Dea Burdeinei Inspiration piece Rage battles disappointment; anger and frustration swirl and bubble up again. The scream …

 

Natascha Dea Burdeinei and Tora Estep

Natascha Dea Burdeinei and Tora Estep

Tora Estep “What Lies Beneath” Oil on Canvas Inspiration piece Natascha Dea Burdeinei Response The morphine push didn’t take long. One moment I was holding my lucid and sagacious 92-year-old uncle’s hand, …

 

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard and Lisa Nielsen

Jay Young Gerard Response Regret to Desire By Lisa Nielsen Inspiration piece I keep measuring beats but the song is the same The water under the bridge is dark,‎ a brooding season …

 

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Lisa Nielsen and Jay Young Gerard

Jay Young Gerard “Contusa” Inspiration piece I‎ Felt Something, For A Minute By Lisa Nielsen Response Me half smiling, layering out my scars like pinafores,‎ You leave your fingerprints on me. Go …

 

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Amy Souza and Ash Martins

Amy Souza Response Grief Is Part I By Ash Martins Inspiration piece Time slows down, stops entirely, then somehow starts again in the moments you transition from this life to your next Grief is so unbelievably heavy It …

 

Gary Hewitt and Jonathan Ottke

Gary Hewitt and Jonathan Ottke

Jonathan Ottke “Two Stars have a conversation” Inspiration piece Orion’s Boote By Gary Hewitt Response “I am the brightest.” Alnilam raised a nebulous eye at the unwarranted disturbance. Who the hell invited …

 

Leslie Grollman and Rusty Lynn

Leslie Grollman and Rusty Lynn

Rusty Lynn The Great Spirit Is Everywhere Inspiration piece After Accretion By Leslie Grollman Response                         Little Rover beeps to himself …

 

Amy Souza and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Amy Souza and Kathleen Finn Jordan

Amy Souza Response August Strokes By Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration piece Slipping into the liquid aqua glassed pool These are the days of leisure swims Summer season — autumn of life The swish …

 

Heather Hartman and Amy Souza

Heather Hartman and Amy Souza

Heather Hartman Response Orbit By Amy Souza Inspiration piece Everywhere is here and there and nowhere you can be at once Like those signs with seven arrows pointing every which way Big town – Small town – The moon – You …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Jennifer Fendya

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya Inspiration piece Lief By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response Happiness, after all, buds when verisimilitudes and truth form Matching pairs, when most weet of feelings become integrated, When both straths and …

 

Jennifer Fendya and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Jennifer Fendya and
KJ Hannah Greenberg

Jennifer Fendya Response Death by Children By KJ Hannah Greenberg Inspiration piece That morning marked the nineteenth during which Lani was troubled by fever. What had begun as an “innocent” …

 

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Ash Martins and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece To the Buoy, and Beyond By Ash Martins Response If I swim to the buoy, I’ll have someplace to hold onto, if I want. But, I …

 

Anya Mayer and Kamika Cooper

Anya Mayer and Kamika Cooper

Anya Mayer “Summer Daze” Ink on paper Repsonse   This is for By Kamika Cooper Inspiration piece this is for attentive eyes and rich brown skin reminding me of afrika and heart home i must have …

 

Kamika Cooper and Anya Mayer

Kamika Cooper and Anya Mayer

Anya Mayer “Rainbow Moon Fish” watercolor with India ink on handmade Tibetan paper Inspiration piece   Out of Our Element By Kamika Cooper Response told us to stay home but we did not taking rockets …

 

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Amy Souza

Kathleen Finn Jordan and Amy Souza

Amy Souza Inspiration piece Alone with the Sea By Kathleen Finn Jordan Response piece Alone with the sea, the warm sand massaging the feet From the wonder wander of the traveling …

 

Tora Estep and Shannon Brown

Tora Estep and Shannon Brown

Tora Estep “Resisting Expansion” Collage and acrylic on watercolor paper Response Re: Things Governing the Size of My Universe By Shannon Brown Inspiration piece The lenses that I look through, that tell …

 

Jonathan Ottke and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Jonathan Ottke and
Kathleen Finn Jordan

Jonathan Ottke BirdParenthesis Ink on Paper Response The Garden Kathleen Finn Jordan Inspiration At last we’re all back here again The Wall encircling us safe The birds, the rain, the flowers pose As the …

 

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley and Amy Souza

Cristal Brawley Response No One Said a Pandemic Would Feel This Lonely By Amy Souza Inspiration piece TV people on a TV blanket watch TV stars then break into song Absence …

 

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Amy Souza and Cristal Brawley

Cristal Brawley Inspiration piece Talking to the Dead By Amy Souza Response 1. They don’t care about salmonberries or our fear of needles overcome. We hope they miss us but …

 

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Darice Jones “Sharing This Space With You” Graphic pixel play Response Reflections at the End of a School Year By Sarah Pizer-Bush Inspiration piece We sit together and remember precious moments that …

 

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Darice Jones and Sarah Pizer-Bush

Sarah Pizer-Bush “Retreat” Inspiration piece Beyond Shapes Like Globes By Darice Jones Response We sent our elder’s souls into the bodies of small furry animals as a way to observe the …

 

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Sarah Pizer-Bush “Ritual” Response The New Elements Cloak By Darice Jones Inspiration piece I kept bending. You were on a bender Drinking my light like it was Facundo Paraiso and coke I mistook the …

 

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Sarah Pizer-Bush and Darice Jones

Darice Jones “My Echo” Inspiration piece Blues Diary 2022 By Sarah Pizer-Bush Response Spent winter months cloaked in blues again. So many feelings suppressed. Sediment. Layers of loneliness, grief, rage, and …

 

Leslie Grollman and Jennifer Fendya

Leslie Grollman and Jennifer Fendya

Jennifer Fendya “Broderick Park, Niagara” Inspiration piece Ushering the Moon Into the Lake By Leslie Grollman Response A yellow comfy chair from the Saturday Flea perfect for teatime and tossing seeds to the birds:…….gull…….duck…….sparrow perfect …

 

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Madona Tyler LeBlanc

KJ Hannah Greenberg
and Madona Tyler LeBlanc

Madona Tyler LeBlanc “Vote. Fight.” Collage and watercolor Inspiration Piece Ideate By KJ Hannah Greenberg Response In circumambulating ideas, folks tend toward imagining, actually conceiving Bits and bobs that cleek outliers such that …