Erin Kate Duininck's Profile

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I suppose EKATE started as soon as I learned to hold a crayon. I am an everything girl and wouldn't / couldn't think to be anything else. My life is my art and it spills into everything. Always. I am a singer/songwriter and lover of music. I aspire to find beauty in my own backyard and take pride in cultivating that skill. I prefer variety in my artistic endeavors and in my life. I tend to deal in layered meanings and symbolism. Being able to blend some sort of poetic musicality into my jewelry makes me ridiculously happy.

I'm nostalgic, sentimental, inventive, and creative (to a fault). I am in possession of too many boxes and bins spilling out photos, ribbons, pearls, newsprint, vintage calendars, maps, patterns, and fabrics. The list goes on. EVERYTHING has meaning and can be re-purposed into something gorgeous. As it happens that is also how I see tragedy in life. That you can muster…

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  • Female
  • Born on February 29
  • Joined October 4, 2007

Favorite materials

mixed metals, amazonite, fluorite, vintage maps and text, resin, poetry, lace

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EKATE + GOLDEN RULE

About

I suppose EKATE started as soon as I learned to hold a crayon. I am an everything girl and wouldn't / couldn't think to be anything else. My life is my art and it spills into everything. Always. I am a singer/songwriter and lover of music. I aspire to find beauty in my own backyard and take pride in cultivating that skill. I prefer variety in my artistic endeavors and in my life. I tend to deal in layered meanings and symbolism. Being able to blend some sort of poetic musicality into my jewelry makes me ridiculously happy.

I'm nostalgic, sentimental, inventive, and creative (to a fault). I am in possession of too many boxes and bins spilling out photos, ribbons, pearls, newsprint, vintage calendars, maps, patterns, and fabrics. The list goes on. EVERYTHING has meaning and can be re-purposed into something gorgeous. As it happens that is also how I see tragedy in life. That you can muster up whatever strength you have and build something beautiful with whatever it is you're given. And there's certainly power and redemption in that.

Take a look inside my studio/gallery: http://papernstitchblog.com/2011/09/07/workspace-and-gallery-tour/ or come visit my new shop GOLDEN RULE AT 350 Water Street, Excelsior, MN.

XO
EK

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