Sunday, July 11, 2010

Oh you beautful Frida doll...

Several projects I've involved myself in have occasionally asked for a "Frida" Doll, here are other examples of how I have been yet again inspired by a favorite Muse- Frida Khalo...From paper doll, to paper clay...each one has been a pleasure to create...and each one with her own "personality". The paper doll mermaid is a favorite theme of mine. The theme is inspired by one of my favorite Frida quotes : "Feet why do I need you,when I have wings to fly?" ...Frida as a mermaid, with wings...the paperdoll is made out of vintage canasta cards,and decoupaged with a few images, the face is hand painted by me.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Viva Frida

July 6, 1907 - July 13, 1954

My homage to Frida on her birthday week and in anniversary of her favorite muse! Though her birthday was actually yesterday...well given that it is now past the midnight before yesterday the anniversary of her death is on July 13th...what death?! She lives on thru her art, in our hearts, our spirits, the inspiration of so many "Frida lovers"- she lives in our urge to create.

The mini shrine pictured above is a sardine can shrine made for a swap on swap-bot, silk flowers and glitter transform this tin container from an ordinary snack can into something special- a homage to Frida.

The bright colorful nature reminds me of Frida -a bright and colorful personality despite her pains- both in the physical and of the heart.

I love how she surrounded herself with art right up till the very end, her strength, her openness...all of these things are the reasons why she inspires me.

I will post a "little" something Frida every day until the 13th.
Que Viva Frida en Corazon! (May she live in our hearts!)

I too create because I need is so much tastier that way!

"I paint my own reality. The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration. "
Frida Kahlo