So who’s behind this thing, anyway?
That would be me, Kate Smalley. I’m a twenty-something maker, marketer, paraplanner, and freelancer living just outside of Toronto, Canada.
Between my creative pursuits (that I share on this blog) and my work in marketing and finance (which I write about over here), it can feel like I’m running in different directions.
For most of my life that’s made me incredibly insecure. I’ve always felt like I have to choose one thing to become good at. But now I’m learning that it’s OK to have many interests. That people can be into more than one thing and do more than one thing and still be successful, fulfilled humans.
What’s Tracing Threads?
Well, I’m still figuring that out. What started as a sporadically updated craft blog after finishing undergrad (where I had put my hands-on-creative-self aside to pursue business… because I thought those things were mutually exclusive[!?]) has turned into something much more for me.
It’s a place for me to explore my family’s creative history, to share my little photo ventures, my musings on creativity, and what I’m making. Basically, it’s a big fat exercise in creative expression. A place for me to explore the process.
Because: process > outcome.