Amy Souza and Jacalyn Carley

Jacalyn Carley
Made with fresh lavender, wind, ink, oil pastels
Size: 24 x 13 ”

Housesitting for Buddhists
By Amy Souza

Inspiration piece

Outside, two spiders spin webs on
either end of the porch
We greet as I sweep
fallen leaves

Sun peeks through
clouds like a whisper
The spiders spin
I sweep

Overnight, wind will
destroy our work
and we
will begin again


  1. Posted September 7, 2015 at 8:02 am | #

    Love the materials used in this response. Perfect complement to Amy’s poem!

  2. Posted September 7, 2015 at 7:21 pm | #

    Gah–beautiful work ladies!

  3. Posted September 8, 2015 at 4:53 am | #

    Thanks! I used, indeed, a bunch of lavender dipped in india ink on a windy day to brush the page (working out of doors). Then I hand colored the inked markings with oil pastels. Not such a great photograph, so thanks for your kind words.