Below are all the songs, stories and artworks that have sprouted from this thread so far. Click on any image to dive in. When viewing an image, scroll down to see the info below it. All songs and images are copyrighted by their respective creators. No being a jerk!
Beth Marlin's song I'm A Stranger inspired this collage by cqcreations of the San Francisco Bay area, which has prompted a record-setting seven songs at last count: Even The Leaves by Chico Schwall; When You Found Me by Duff Ferguson; The Day Turns To Night by Laura Hall; Blue House Waiting by Michael Henchman; Thankful You're My Friend by Donna Lynn Caskey; Light by Steve Wacker; and Runaway by Melinda Gibson. Whew.
Michael Henchman's song Blue House Waiting inspired this collage by Kathleen O'Grady of Los Angeles and her niece Jillian of Reno. Kathleen has at least one other collage in the NSH project. The one shown here prompted Carleen McCornack's song Home Of Their Dreams and Judy Nazemetz's It Seems Forever Ago.
Donna Lynn Caskey's song Thankful You're My Friend inspired Montana baker Rachel Jones to create these fantastic chocolate and peanut butter treats. Like the cookies and brownies she also created for Now See Here, they went fast, and they inspired songs by Garret Swayne and Jen Hajj.
Melinda Gibson's song Runaway inspired this dance, called The Twist, by three associates of Able ARTS Work in Southern California. It's the first dance ever created for Now See Hear! Click here to see the video. The dancers are Allison Salo, Brian Corder and Havannah Ulrich. The primary mission of Able ARTS Work is to provide lifelong learning, community service and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people of all abilities and all ages in an environment of warmth, encouragement and inclusion. This jubilant piece of choreography prompted Kiff Scholl to create digital art.
The Twist, a choreographed piece by Able ARTS Work, inspired this digital art, called The Great Leap, by Kiff Scholl. Kiff, a Los Angeles artist, writer and performer, was one of the first artistic contributors to NSH ever--see his earlier piece in The Thread With Two Earths In It. For this piece, Kiff gamely accepted my weird assignment: create art inspired only by the choreography of The Twist, not the music to which it was choreographed.