Yes there has been a very long (and frustrating) delay in my posting; no it’s not that I have been out fulfilling my dream of wandering through the ancient, art filled, cobblestone streets of the Old World, (you can bet I would be blogging that); and no it’s not because I have nothing to say, (those who know me can stop laughing); nor is it that I am just a lazy blogger, (although I do love an occasional lazy do-nothing day); the simple fact is that, as a blogging novice who can remember grooving to Simon and Garfunkel, I have encountered some technical glitches that have me standing on a metaphoric bridge poised to toss my *>%##* computer into the murky – troubled waters – below!
Thankfully that moment was brief and it was time to turn my creative energy toward the deck railing project I’ve been contemplating. I am very pleased with the results and I’m excited to share it with you now.
I knew I wanted a wild organic look, what I didn’t know was how I would achieve it. My first decision was to find the materials and for that I looked to my husband and the surrounding environment. My hubby and I hopped onto the quad and headed into the woods where we collected a large bundle of long twisted strands of wild grapevines.
We still needed material for the rail’s structure. For that we dug through the pile of sawmill waste slabs a neighbor brings to my dad to use as fire wood.
We found several, long, live-cut edge pieces we hoped would work perfectly.
Then working like a creative team over thirty years in the making, my hubby and I constructed the beautiful, wild, twisting railing I had envisioned.
So with my creativity and perspective restored I was able to re-address the technical problems plaguing my efforts. While all the issues are not yet resolved, I have at least un-twisted them enough to resume my passion of sharing and encouraging creativity.