Saturday, April 7, 2012

What's your "Style"?

Contributed by:  Kim of Kim's Crafty Apple

As a member of the Etsy Treasury Team I've benefited from the advice, knowledge and opinions of a truly talented group. Luckily for you all - this blog is a place that you can benefit from the knowledge of our team as well.

Almost a year ago now, etsy added more listing options.  One of these options is choosing two styles that your creation fits in.  Well – a few of these styles I know, but I really feel that I need to do some research on them to feel more comfortable with my labeling.  Lucky you – you get to come along for the ride.

I’m going to go right down the list – define each style and then show examples of them.  Hopefully, once I’m done I’ll feel more comfortable choosing my styles and you will too!

Abstract art, nonfigurative art, nonobjective art, and nonrepresentational art are loosely related terms. They are similar, although perhaps not of identical meaning.

And here are just a few examples of some abstract work I found on etsy:tjenkinsarts
Large Original Painting Abstract Texture from tjenkinsarts
Pottery Bowl Earthenware Clay Escher Fish in Purple, Blue and Green / Hand Thrown by Clay Lick Creek Pottery
Original abstract contemporary fine art palette knife floral painting by Nicolette Vaughan Horner

To be continued...


  1. Kim,

    This is a wonderful idea. I am always stuck on what I should pick in this section! I am looking forward to reading more of your posts.


  2. I too look forward to your posts on this topic. I have wondered for awhile what certain styles are. I usually just stick to what I know. Now, I will be able to branch out a bit.

  3. A terrific idea, Kim -- choosing which style usually gives me fits! Thanks so much -- can't wait to learn more!

  4. Kim,

    This is so helpful. Some of the styles they list I have no idea what they mean. A picture really is worth a thousand words.

  5. Great abstract choices! It's sometimes hard to figure out what styles to choose. Guess I'm not alone. Thanks for sharing this series. :)


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