Hi and welcome! I’m so glad you stopped by! My name is Cameron, and I’m a Southern girl transplanted into California soil. I was born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee before heading north for college. With my BA in English and Russian fresh in hand, I went to Berkeley for grad school, where I just finished my PhD in Russian literature. (Yay!)
I love to write and to make things, and this blog is where those two things come together. Whether it’s painting, sewing, crafting, baking, cooking or all-purpose musing, it’s creativity that puts the wind in my sails, and that’s what I’m all about sharing here.
Now, what on earth does the title of my blog mean? Good question! Krug (pronounced “Kroog”) is a character shaped by the hand of one of my favorite writers of all time: Vladimir Nabokov. Five years ago, as I was frantically cramming for my Masters exams, I sat in on a course on Nabokov, and he changed my life. Put simply, he taught me how to *see* things, to find magic and beauty in the most mundane surroundings. I’m forever grateful. The quote below, on the mystery of consciousness and love, was the inspiration for my blog’s name:
“And what agony, thought Krug the thinker, to love so madly a little creature, formed in some mysterious fashion (even more mysterious to us than it had been to the very first thinkers in their pale olive groves) by the fusion of two mysteries, or rather two sets of a trillion mysteries each; formed by a fusion which is, at the same time, a matter of choice and a matter of chance and a matter of pure enchantment; thus formed and then permitted to accumulate trillions of its own mysteries; the whole suffused with consciousness, which is the only real thing in the world and the greatest mystery of all.”
-Vladimir Nabokov, Bend Sinister
What else can I tell you about myself? In 2008 I met the love of my life, and we got married in June 2011. Eric is the best friend I’ve ever had, and spending my every day with him is definitely the most fun I’ve ever had! We currently live in Pasadena, where we’re loving creating our first home together, cooking up a storm, and exploring our new surroundings.
Boring but important FTC disclosure: Sometimes when I post a link to something awesome that I love that can be acquired on Amazon, it’s an affiliate link, which means that I receive a *tiny* commission if you buy through my link. Someone’s gotta pay for the coffee around here:) I don’t do product reviews, sponsored posts, or giveaways, so you know when I tell you I love something…it’s only because I really *love* it!