Kathryn Shinko's Profile
"Devotchka" is the Russian word for "girl", which refers to both my Slavic heritage and my love of all things Russian. So, the shop name means "Dreaming Girl." My crafts, art, and designs are my dreams. Not the kind of dreams you have when you fall asleep -- I mean they are my passion, my desire, my joy, my ambition, my inspiration, my motivation.
I love to create and give what I've made to other people so that they have beautiful things that they can keep or share with other people.
For the past four-and-a-half years I have been trained at the University of Akron in Graphic Design, which I also love, and which has helped me in surprising ways with my crafts. But I am drawn to the intimacy and freedom to create in the handmade market. I love the exchange of unique, special things between creators and collectors -- it's exciting, rewarding, and...
- Born on October 9
- Joined May 6, 2011