The Award-Winning CatEllington.com, otherwise known as the "Boutique Doman," is my official World Wide Web location.
When I reserved my name for the purpose of a public domain in late 2013, I had one specific goal in mind: I would single-handedly establish an exquisite, and rather considerable, virtual entity that wouls showcase any number of dedicated
pages honoring each and every creative hat that I am mightily blessed to wear in my respective fields of industry - chiefly in that of music.
Upon the domain's founding,
my specific goal, in addition to introducing the public-at-large to my professional offerings, had also included what its layout of design would be. And right from the start it had been my desire to liken the establishment to my very own personal "boutique"
- the moniker being one that both Strickland and I decided on earlier, what considering my insatiable fashionista and art lover. And it was to be a "boutique" that I could decorate in much the same way that I do my family's and my places of dwelling. It was
to reflect my passions overall where the Arts are concerned.
With this specific goal in mind, I went to work establishing the Boutique Domain:
• The site's decor had to mirror that of an art gallery; its "walls" would have hung upon them the best and most vivid works of watercolor art, particularly in an array of floral varietals.
And with some of my favorite impressionists of the art world in mind, including the likes of Monet and Rembrandt, my desire had been to feature works of art in watercolor paintings
that would add eye-catching color and beauty to the site's "glossy white walls."
Two years later, I would bring in specialized works of impressionist art courtesy
• Considering my many creative efforts, which include a song catalogue spanning (24) genres, respectively, I had already been aware that
the menu would be lengthy in its listing. So, with that in mind, under the circumstances of likening my new site to a personal "boutique," it had gone without saying that the menu would be referred to as the "registry." A "registry" of all that my personal
"boutique" had to offer in terms of my many creative specialties. In addition, the site's header would be referred to as its "awning."
Now, in terms
of the "awning," it was my vision to brand on it the site's title and year founded in an elegant inscription, because I absolutely love all things feminine, elegant, exquisite, lovely, and beautiful. And it had been my passion to have my domain, which would
bear my name, represent those singular qualities.
Speaking of my creative artistry, what I bring to the proverbial table in the Arts and Entertainment
industry are bodies of work that I believe reflect a sense of elegance and uniqueness. And this domain, launched to showcase my creative contributions, could not (and would not) be tolerated to exude anything but elegance and uniqueness in its presentation.
For this had been my vision in the inauguration of this website in late January of 2013, and keeping it well remains my passion today. Nothing less than the best is to be featured: The loveliest artworks in paintings, illustrations, sketch drawings, and photos,
not to mention elegant, feminine inscriptions, text, etc.
• On its blog pages, particularly the one titled "My Secondary Blog,"
it was imperative that photos selected to lead my postings set the perfect tone for the subject matter of each individual post. The pictures would be required to tell a story. They (the photos and captions, along with each headline), would be required to perfectly
compliment the subject matter of those posts with which they would be affiliated.
• Since I bore easily with
traditional terminologies, simply referring to the site's visitors as plain old "visitors" was just not going to cut it. No, a more special term was required to describe these men and women. So, I decided that I would identify my site's viewers as my "guests."
I love that word dearly because it reminds me of the now extinct, however still legendary, department store, Marshall Fields - my inspiration in choosing it. At Field's, you were a "guest," not a "customer." And here, at the Boutique Domain, those men and
women who pay it visits are my "guests."
Being a department store, musuem, art gallery, and boutique "historian," I wanted
my place here to mirror those types of establishments in what they forever represent: Style and Elegance.
Indeed, my dear
men and women, it has to be lovely, or it cannot be mine.
• Also, the cosmopolitan traveler in me yearned to
pay tribute to the intercontinental. And it took awhile but eventually an original idea came to mind. With my having such a strong desire to, in some creatively unique way, honor those men and women of every tongue, tribe, and nationality who visit this location,
the original idea had been this: I would create and dedicate a very special page to my global public under the tag, "Cat Ellington International."
Named in honor of the airline industry, the Cat Elington International page, primarily inspired by my love of travel, secondarily drew its inspiration from another one of my all-time favorite retail shops, that is the
legendary Benetton and its iconic United Colors campaign. So, influenced by the many tongues of the world, I elected to feature, on the Cat Ellington International page, a 14-column, fading slideshow presentation of my first name in (70) languages from around
And that the page would project the spirit of a postcard, I integrated a watercolor artwork of
thw world map, made of landmarks, courtesy of Kisika. At the end of the page, an image of a pair of lips was included, that it would pay homage to all of the postcards I've kissed in my time.
• Finally, the domain's personally selected black and white color scheme would be for the distinct purpose of representing the "ebony" and "ivory" keys on a piano,
that the dual color contrast would commemorate the foundation on which my multi-creative contributions are built - that being music.