Life with more cowbell is about just that – living with more oomph, pizzazz, chutzpah. Impact.
Blogger Cate (aka Cathy) McKim studied visual arts at York University and acting at George Brown Theatre School. By day, she works as a copy editor/proofreader. After office hours, she works on writing (short stories, plays, personal essays, this blog), acting, scenic painting, visual arts projects (greeting cards, multi-media collage, drawing) and singing. In addition to this blog, she contributes theatre and arts posts to Lipstik Indie Reviews, and appears in DJ Paul V’s Born This Way Blog – and is a featured contributer in a Glamour Magazine piece about the 2012 launch of the book version Born This Way: Real Stories of Growing Up Gay.
A published short story and essay writer, she also spent nine years at Toronto’s Alumnae Theatre Company, where she worked (volunteer) as an actor, singer, playwright, scenic artist, bartender, newsletter columnist, blogger and general go-to gal. An all-around culture vulture, she wants to share her arts and culture, and media adventures. She lives in Toronto with her cat Camille.
This photo was taken when I was four years old. I was pretending to be Speed Racer. It’s one of my favourite pictures of myself.
I don’t set out to be a reviewer or critic in this blog, but to share the various arts and culture events I’ve seen. Think of me as an artsy fartsy friend, offering impressions of and responses to an event that you may or may not have attended. My motto here is: If you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say it. Corollary: You can always find something nice to say. Also, I’m not being paid (or otherwise benefiting) to promote anything or anyone – my comments here are stuff/folks I like and recommend.
Enjoy – this is gonna be some big fun!
p.s. – Okay, confession. One person’s mid-life crisis is another person’s re-examination of creative expression. I plead the latter. This blog came about as part of that re-examination, and as one of my long-term goals for 2011 (since I don’t make New Year’s resolutions as much as I make goals for the coming year).
Thanks for checking in!