I worked with George and designed the concrete walkways and exhibit space for the Oahu Urban Garden’s future turf species display area. It’s coming along nicely.

In the odd space of time between graduation and the beginning of my job at the millwork shop, I had a couple free days to catch up and clear out work that I had kept putting off over the last year.  

2016 National Women’s Build sponsored by Lowe’s and Honolulu Habitat for Humanity was held on Saturday, May 4, 2016.  My fellow Honolulu Community College women came out to do some dirty work stripping concrete forms.  Hot day.  Hard work.  And let this be a lesson on taking extra time in building the formwork because blowouts don’t make life easy!

The entire build crew

The entire build crew

These women can strip forms

These women can strip forms

What’s more fun than pouring concrete on a Wednesday afternoon?  Very little.  Actually, showing up at the shop with more than three people.  After catching up and socializing most of the time, I quickly set up my little reusable form (forgetting to level it) and George helped mix up a new batch of concrete.

Yes it looks pretty.  No it didn’t turn out right.  We were a bit disappointed when we stripped the form. 

What happens when I introduce my favorite teacher to my favorite artist and dear friend?  Friendship nirvana.

In design, I’ve always preached that you can’t just take two things you love, put them together and expect it to be awesome.  Separately and individually, they may work, but together, that’s not always the case.