Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Kitsch Is Cool

So I've noticed a trend with my shop. Etsy recently updated it's item posting process to include "styles" for each item. You can pick up to two styles, such as retro or nautical. I use those two a lot, obviously. The thing I have noticed, though, is that often when I am posting something I can't think of another style to use so I select "kitsch". Which is interesting, because I don't think I ever would have described my style that way before. I would certainly have thought of "retro" on my own. Or "burlesque". But kitsch? Hmm. I think I have learned something new about my self.
For example here is a new project I made today. I have been on a hand embroidery tear this week. Anyway, it is certainly "nautical" and it's got to be "retro", but I also found myself deciding it was "kitschy". What do you think?

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