The popularity of the cottagecore aesthetic in fashion, activities and home décor is marvelous! Representing a return to a simpler, quiet, country life many people are gravitating towards this lifestyle of self-care and nature. Animal husbandry, baking, and gardening as pastimes are surging in popularity. Sketching, poetry, and writing which were all hugely popular activities during the Edwardian and Victorian eras are making a huge comeback. Porcelain or china Painting was also at it's height during this time. Will there be a revival?
I'm so excited to see a turn away from our digital world and a return to taking the time to create something by hand. Let's face it china painting is labor intensive and time consuming. In a world of instant gratification, many people simply don't have the patience for it. Well until now, where it seems patience and doing things the old way are very trendy.
Botanical florals and woodland creatures are abundant in cottagecore style. This goes hand in hand with china painting.
I've seen multiple references linking cottagecore with the movie Emma. In the 1997 film version with Gwyneth Paltrow, there is a scene where the characters are out on the lawn painting porcelain. I haven't seen the newer version of the movie, so I'm not sure if china painting is depicted in it or not.
So what do you think? Will this trend that dreams of a life in an English countryside cottage fuel interest in porcelain art? Gosh, I sure hope so.
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Until next time...
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