Hi there. My name is Catherine and I am college freshmen. I love the mountains, camping, tea, and painting. I will probably be a studio art major, so why am I writing a chemistry blog? I think chemistry is pretty amazing, especially with how it interacts with art. Think about it… chemistry is the study of matter and oil paints are just transition metals in a binder. Our loved paintings fade because the pigments undergo chemical reactions with one another, the varnish, and the light! I also think that by studying as much as I can about this world, I can understand it a little bit better.