We had the good fortune of connecting with Skye Alexis and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Skye, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking.
Life is all about taking risks. The fear of uncertainty often keeps someone from taking a leap of faith and just going for it. January 2020, I made one of my goals for 2020 to put my full heart, time and effort into Sawdust & Glitter for an entire year. Ever since S&G was created in 2015, I would go on a roller coaster of being invested in my company when I had the extra time to spare, rather than making it a priority consistently. I set my goal to invest fully for an entire year, to see what difference a solid, hardworking year would make. I’m excited to share that even though it’s only June, with 6 months of hardwork, I’ve quadrupled my sales and customer/client reach! I can’t wait to see what the next six months brings.
Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
Construction Manager by day and DIY crafter by night. My background and degrees in Architecture & Construction Science have definitely helped me with my business. It made for a smooth transition to be able to hit the ground running with my previous knowledge in the field. What sets me apart from others is that I don’t hold myself to just one medium, but can tackle numerous projects that appeals to a wide audience. Woodworking, painting, interior/exterior consulting, and custom memorabilia for all occasions. I’m excited to further my woodworking knowledge to tackle bigger projects!
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
Born and raised Houstonian, I’m extremely proud of my city! Houston isn’t called Space City for no reason. Home of the NASA Space Center, this is a must see attraction. If you’re lucky enough to visit during March, The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is the largest indoor livestock exhibit in the world. Performances, fried foods, rides, and scholarships, make this event like no other. Other notable attractions you can’t skip is the Museum District (The Museum of Fine Arts is my favorite), The Houston Zoo, and walk/run/bike in Buffalo Bayou Park. For my sports enthusiasts you can catch an Astros, Rockets, Texans or Dynamos game. Minute Maid Stadium when they drop the top is something you can;t miss. As far as food, Houston is the most diverse city in the US. With so many cultures, you can try authentic foods from all over the world. Some of my favorites are Turkey Leg Hut, Taste Bar + Kitchen, LA Crawfish Shack, El Tiempo, Top Sushi, Blancos Tacos + Tequila, Fat Cat Creamery, The Original Ninfa’s, The Breakfast Klub, Nara Thai, and Blood Bros. BBQ, just to name a few. And if you have any energy left when you’re done eating, you can take a day trip to Galveston to visit the beach and Pleasure Pier or do some shopping at The Galleria .
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
Train up a child in the way he/she should go, and when they are old, they will not depart from it. My mom is definitely one of my biggest inspirations. She has always supported my creative tendencies and invested in my crafts since I was a child. My room was filled with all the drawing/sketching/painting necessities, LEGOs, K’nexs, The Sims, and even an Easy Bake Oven! When I was 10 my mom even let me paint my room lime green,,,unassisted. I’m successful today because of her diligence, love, and support. She deserves ALL the recognition.