Hello,

 

Hi, let me start with introducing myself. I’m Catherine but my friends call me Cat, Kit, Kitty, smol, but mostly just Cat. Some background; I graduated from art school this past May and over the last six months I stored my creativity in a drawer along with my diploma and everything from my senior exhibition. I spent the last half of this year working as a barista and applying to every job I found on indeed and glassdoor. To be quite honest, I didn’t really (and still don’t) know what my next steps were in terms of my pursuit of art and all things creative. 

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For as long as I could remember, I’ve loved creating content, whether it be in the form of writing, digital media, or physical paintings. Instead of being at piano lessons as any asian kid would, I spent my Saturdays at a local art class in grade school. My fascination with creativity and art manifested at a really young age. Eventually I went off to pursue art in a more tangible and “real” way. 

But now I’m in this place, where I'm no longer required to create to attain grades and there is a sudden lack of supervision in my creative process. I started a new job in the beginning of November doing graphic design / managing social media / communications work. But I’m still not quite satisfied and frankly, I feel a little creatively stunted. 

So here I am now. And here is this blog. This is an idea I’ve always danced around since the days when tumblr was a big social platform. (aka 7-8 years ago) This is by no means a diary of any sorts and it will be much less angsty and emotional than my tumblr personality- shoutout to those who followed that page, I commend you for continuing to be my friend after that terrible phase of my life. I don’t really know what this is yet, but I’m excited see what it might be. Yes, it’ll still be a little emotional, because I’m an emotional person, but mostly, here you will find the things that I’m thinking about, the things that I love, and the things that I care about. Essentially this blog will be an extension of me, because ultimately we are all just vessels of a collection of ideas, thoughts, and interests. 

I will be periodically (hopefully regularly) sharing ideas, thoughts, photos, and whatever else. So, visit it if you’re interested, and if you’re not, that’s okay too because I’m doing this for me. So here's to new beginnings and here's to being brave enough to make my 16 year old dreams come true. 

So naturally, as all introductions go, I’d like to share a few of my current favorite things from the last few months with you. Stay tuned for my next post to read all about it! 

Cheers!

 
Catherine Li