Attributes, Etsy's new tagging system which at this stage doesn't do a whole lot except frustrate and confuse people, but will no doubt soon be the default setting. Instead of drawing out that whole post here, I'll just link to my forum thread on the subject. A few descriptions have some debate surrounding them -retro seems to be a hot ticket subject; for me it's anything that's garish, mass produced and cheerful (sort of a respectable kitsch) coming from the 50s to the 70s. For other people it's something that's referencing a previous style period; technically making Greek Revival (an architectural movement of the late 18th and early 19th centuries) a retro style. Which it very much isn't as far as cultural perspective goes- it's more neo-classical. You can see why this is annoying/frightening/confusing people. Anyway- it's all over on the thread.
still look original and different! (Relevant attributes or not.)
All my shabby bleak Victorian stuff seems to me so cold, dead and sorrowful. I collected it under my artistic eye of what I was attracted to at the time (last 4 years) but I've long realised that all came from a haunted place in me- even now as I sit here decorating this post with recent images they all seem to me so depressingly dark- I want to re-shoot everything in my shops. Looking around the studio it's like looking at someone else's belongings; I'm not the person I was 6 months ago, but though the persona has changed, the possessions still advertise what once was. I feel haunted by my own ghost.