April 30, 2009
Our next visit with other bloggers takes us down to the Caribbean for a visit with the most distinguished Lady Roots
1. So why is Clay Perry your favorite blog to read?
I find it soul-refreshing to read the heart-felt writings of a man who is so deeply in love with his wife and both of his sons. His respect and love for his father fills, for me, a void that my own father left. He cherishes his Mother. He is a craftsman who puts the best of himself in each carving. I give thanks for each small entry I am allowed into the lives of the Perry clan.
2. What is it that you love about Jamaica?
This is where my soul is most at peace.
3. When you left the states what did you miss the most upon arriving in Jamaica?
My Mom, kids, grandkids, sisters, and brothers who still live in America.
4. What do you use as inspiration for your bead work?
Prayer and a willingness to follow the beading muse where ever she takes me.
5. What led you to decide to leave corporate America for a life in the Caribbean?
Nineteen years of vacationing in Jamaica and realizing each year it was harder and harder to leave.
6. When you have completed a piece of jewelry, do you ever feel a bit of separation anxiety when its handed off to someone?
Every time. It is like giving them a piece of myself.
7. In speaking of spirituality, what motivates you?
I am motivated by faith and prayer.
8. Favorite musician?
Ernie Ranglin - Brushy One String - Taj Mahal - Lightning Hopkins - BB King
9. From all the experiences you have had throughout life, what is the one moment you find yourself revisiting the most?
March 6, 2002 when I learned something that ripped the fabric of my entire life. I am still recovering, but not willing to reveal specific details.
10. Giving your life as it is right now, what one word do you feel would best sum it all up?