Is this thing on?
Well, here it goes.
After years of promising folks I'd finally put the metaphorical pen to the metaphorical paper and get my recipes, projects, and general musings out there for the world to use/abuse/refute or otherwise enjoy: here I am. After years of promising myself that I'd finally pursue my interests more intensely, it's time to get to work.
I'm not sure what my end game is, but I'm positive that I want to enjoy this process and see where it takes me. The main focus of SIXAM will be food and design, two of my biggest passions, which I also happen to feel are strongly related. I leave the sports commentary (my third passion) to the husband (my fourth passion), so you can defer to him for opinions, and snarky remarks on that front.
FOOD + DRINK
I am a loud and proud omnivore. I am also committed to knowing where all my food, plant and animal, comes from. Like many of the self-professed "foodies" of our generation, my idols include Michael Pollan, Barbara Kingsolver, and every local chef that is sourcing and serving seasonal local and natural ingredients. Through my own personal adventures in the kitchen, I'll be trying to perfect my old favorites, push myself in some more challenging directions, and be a little bit more adventurous. I can't promise that I'll completely stray away from my old favorites of butternut squash, roasted chicken, caramelized shallots, or cheese (all of it), but c'mon, what's wrong with any of that?
DESIGN + DIY
With an undergraduate background in architecture, a masters degree in Interior Architecture, and a fervent curiosity with graphic and environmental design, I hope to practice as much as I preach this coming year. In addition to my professional work as an interior designer in a small local firm, I also enjoy spending my "off" time dabbling in graphic design work: logos, various identity and marketing materials, event invitations, and wedding suites. I also tend to lump a lot of my "DIY" projects into my design work, as I try to find projects that contribute to a better quality of life in and around our home through form and function.
Finally, in 2015 I hope to continue exploring this great area we get to call home. I've seen so much beauty already in my few years in Oregon, and I know there is so much more waiting for us across the Pacific Northwest. These adventures have such a positive impact on our physical, mental, and emotional states, and they are so close--there's really no reason not to get out there. They also strengthen our bond as a couple, and provide so much more inspiration and clarity in our work and home life.
Anywho, I hope you all enjoy this journey I'm jumping into, and I'd like to thank you all for joining me on the ride.