Countdown to 2011

December 28, 2010

Pearl Fryar topiary

I just watched a documentary called A Man Named Pearl about Pearl Fryar and his topiary garden in South Carolina. It was a fantastic glimpse into the life of a man who is completely in tune with himself and his passion in life. His passion for topiary has brought him, his neighborhood, and his community a burst of energy and hope.

In the past I would have been a bit jealous of Pearl for discovering his life’s work and pursuing it. Just a couple of months ago it seemed like my life’s work was to sit on a recliner and maybe watch some tv. That wasn’t very fulfilling. Now, though, when I can anticipate 50 weeks of new experiences stretching before me, it almost seems possible that my passion could be out there waiting to be discovered. I’ve been enjoying poking around the internet looking for project inspiration and reading the blogs of other crafters. I’m impatient to get started!

Thanks again for the encouragement you have offered so far. I know I’m going to need it as I embark on this journey in the coming year. I’m not usually a very ambitious person, so the long empty project list on my desktop is at times a little intimidating. If you have spotted any great projects out there please send them along.

See you next week.

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