3 February 12 • MAV

As you read this we are preparing our studio for the delivery of 3191 Quarterly, Issue No. 6. Yes! It’s nearly here! We have cartons of issues coming on Monday and on Tuesday they ship out to you subscribers. (It will be available online on February 17th.)

We are so pleased and honored to bring you another issue. I thought I’d start us off with a few outtakes as usual.

Up top: I think in another life I was an elementary school art teacher. I am fascinated by kid-art. These friends of mine here in Portland have a beautiful little girl and she loves to draw with a pencil. She’s only 2 years-old and she holds the little pencil in her hand and draws her lines. It’s so interesting and inspiring to me! For Q6 I show you some of the artwork I’ve been doing with my nephews. I call it our first group art show and I’m quite proud of us!

I never could have guessed how much I would love the seasonal photograph sections of this years season of Quarterly. The image here is an outtake from Deep Autumn, 2011. One of our worries with Quarterly has always been how to give our readers something they can enjoy in the current season but not discount the season Stephanie and I are in while working on the issue. We are not like other big magazines who work months in advance and we like it that way. Our seasonal photo galleries give us a chance to celebrate each and every season no matter when the issue ends up in peoples hands. We love that!

I love this cake. And everyone I know loves this cake. I made one earlier this week for a friend’s birthday and she said it was the best yet! And now this recipe is going to be in your hands. This is my Chocolate Stout Cake. And oh yeah, that’s cream cheese frosting. Yes, yes, yes! I can’t wait to hear what you think of this recipe. Please be sure to let me know!

This is Stockholm. In Q6 I include a little photo diary of my travels to Stockholm and to London. It’s one of my favorite sections because I loved the trip so very much. And later in February I’ll include a few more photographs and notes that I couldn’t fit into Quarterly right here on 3191 Miles Apart. Stay tuned!

I guess I’m still showing love to Scotch … last week wasn’t enough! This photograph is an outtake from our At Home section of Q6. This is one of our only recurring sections in the publication and we have plans to change it up for every issue. We feel truly touched that you want to join us here every week and so it only seems to make good sense to show you bits of our homes as well. As ever it’s our way of saying Thank You for coming on this journey with us each week, each quarter, each year. We are grateful for you. We do hope you enjoy this new issue of 3191 Quarterly. Look for it in our shop on February 17th.