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

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Every Step of the Journey...

Hello again and Happy New Year! I hope everyone had a lovely holiday and that the ringing in of the New Year was full of hope and happy thoughts!

I found myself in many ways relieved to be done with the last year. A year filled with so many so fun. Though last year was laced with a little bitter and a little dark, it was also overflowing with so many bright, wonderful things,experiences and people.

We rang in the New Year, with thanks in our hearts, for our togetherness, our health,our happiness. Truth be told though my holidays were a whirlwind;I can honestly say, judging by the pictures and having slowed down enough to finally take it all in, the memories created and time shared with family and friends were precious and worth every effort and energy drink consumed in an effort to keep up!

Life's "stuff" and Work have kept me quite busy these days and again at a distance from what I love most...crafting,baking,socializing and blogging.

Haiti's tragedy weighs heavily on my heart, and reminds me of how blessed I am, and how needed my prayers are. I reassess my existence and of those around me and try to put my arms around this suffering.

As 2010 continues to progress my cautious steps become stronger, I am insisting on Life's balance. I find myself recommitting to my personal self and joyful journey that is creating and entertaining through the palate, eye, heart,hands and every means that makes each step matter.

Every step of the the journey.

The picture is of a fairy in a jar created as a gift the quote on jar is just that...Every step of the the journey