Thursday, April 26, 2012
written by Rebecca of AlteredGirl
Logo designed by Eva of CocoNme
I have decided this week to focus on one trend because it is such a large trend that encompasses and overlaps with so many others.
Though you may be unfamiliar with the term, I can almost guarantee that you have observed the 'natural history' style trend as it has grown in popularity over the last few years. As a theme in art and decorating it has become very popular and mixes well with other popular themes as of late including nature, animals, vintage and environmental themes.
Natural history is the scientific research of plants and animals, leaning more towards observational rather than experimental methods of study. Grouped among the natural sciences, natural history is the systematic study of any category of natural objects or organisms.
Think birdwatchers, long hikes in the forest, and careful categorizing of natural specimens. Some common elements in natural history: woodland forest themes and animals, birds, owls, squirrels, hedgehogs, chipmunks, bunnies, butterflies, feathers, nests, eggs, acorns, leaves, trees, branches, woodgrain, and natural colors.
Some items from Team EFA members that represent this theme well are below:
BirdsinHand has many lovely items that fit this trend,
including this great painting of an owl!
This mixed media piece includes many elements of the
trend including feathers, eggs & a realistic looking bird's nest!
This beautiful painting brings to mind
a leaf collection neatly cataloged!
The cicada wing charms and the 'antiqued' feel of
these earrings make them perfect to represent this trend!
The cute little squirrel on this ring
looks like he just scurried out of the forest!
Another gorgeous painting of a beautiful woodland animal!
Tagging ideas for these items:
the most overlooked tag for these items is simply 'natural history',
also nature, natural, woodland and woods.
Posted by Altered Girl on Thursday, April 26, 2012