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I apologize for my Houdini act

Hey,

Sorry it has been over a month since I posted last! I have realized I fell off the blog earth right after I finished by final exams at UBC.  The next morning I jumped on a flight to Oahu to go spend a month volunteering for a non-profit organization called Surfing the Nations and a week later flew out to visit family in Denver.  After experiencing an adventurous start to a beautiful four month summer (I love University), here I am now, back in Vancouver, working at the garden store and as of yesterday launched kendal designs! 

I have always been slightly obsessed with the concept of creating and having people love my designs enough they admire them (or purchase them!).  Having gone to a visual arts school for high school, admiring the art work of other students in my class was a common practice (many of whom are still pursuing the arts at schools such as Emily Carr).   I was fortunate to be inspired by some pretty talented students back in high school and have always wanted to continue to create.  

Since I can remember, I have always been drawn to both art and nature and a conversation with the head of my high school arts program has always haunted me.  When I was in grade 11 I made the decision to drop the film class I was taking to take biology 11 (I was stoked because bio 11 was focused on plants and animals).  The head of my program was choked that I was replacing a heavily art based course with an science course.  The conversation basically entailed that I was making a mistake choosing the “academic” science path as opposed to the visual arts design path he envisioned me following.  This conversation has surprisingly haunted me because I felt as though it was a choice between visual arts and studying science/art at UBC.  This was shattered a few days ago when I got accepted to the forestry program at UBC I have been dreaming about and launched kendal designs! 

This day to me truly symbolized the mixing of two worlds that in reality where never separate.  Having a passion and flair for the arts only benefits any area you explore and/or work in and vice versa.  I could not be more ecstatic about my little local design company that so far is all about creating terrariums and the fact that I can finally chant “wood is good” at UBC and take countless conservation and forestry courses!  

Here are a few photos of my new creations for kendal designs! Instagram: kendaldesigns

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