A Healthy Ending

I was bogged down with a cold or allergies this week and unable to work Tueday and Wednesday.  I was so excited to finish this wall but I rested and waited.  I felt well enough on Thursday to work on it and I was pleased to finish it by 2:30p.m.  It has a terrific serpentine quality and a lot of visual interest.  Despite the wavy and knobby top, there are still at least four flat spots to sit.  The glass pieces really set the wall off.  There is even a glass bowl embedded in the masonry for the frogs to live in (or snails, whoever gets there first).  With a broken rock and a very round one I was able to create what I think looks like a baseball in a catcher’s mitt.  Lots of fun on this project.  Can’t wait to see this one surrounded by shade plants and nice gravel.

Flowing Creativity

The new garden wall I am working on is proving to be a very exciting and creative project, heavy on the “art” side of things.  The client’s collection of glass objects is amazing and her input and collaboration truly make this an enjoyable partnership of creative minds.  A lot of progress was made today and the wall is about half done.  The cap work is a lot of fun.  It is nice to leave the levels at home and just go with the flow.

The Art in Artisan

A new wall has begun and the client shares my passion for stone and brick mixed together.  Even better, there will be glass in varying forms throughout the wall as well.  The wall will be 27 feet long and 2 feet high, acting as a retaining wall and a sitting area.  A four inch thick reinforced concrete footing was poured last week with a four inch block wall laid on top.  Friday we chose large rocks for the bottom and today I got most of the base rocks in and started laying brick as well.  It should be a fun and creative project.