Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Paint Your Pain

Frida Kahlo
July 6, 1907- July 13, 1954

When I think of how important it is 
 to be self expressive through out artwork...
there is only one artist that comes to mind
Frida Kahlo
At the age of 18 
Frida Kahlo
 was in a devastating bus accident,
that left her with a lifetime of pain.
While bed-ridden in a body cast she began to paint,
addressing the issues of her fractured body 
the pain that was inflicted upon her.
Frida Kahlo 
underwent more that thirty operations in the course of her lifetime.
Her self portraits were her main subject.
Frida's paintings were related to her experiences with both...
psychological pain.
Life holds many issues...
It's not always pretty.
It is through self expression, that we can work it out.
Having the courage to bring it forward...
recognize it and own it.
As an artist,
someone who can relate to daily pain...
When I think of, who do I admire, as an artist...
only one name comes to mind!

Frida Kahlo

This is for a swap I am participating in.
Lady in a Hat
If there was anyone I could bring to a party...
Since I am on the subject of Frida
 I want to share with you 
this wonderful find!
Over this weekend...
My husband and I took the family out to lunch.
We strolled around afterwards and came across 
this charming little thrifty/vintage shop.
What a sweet treasure I found!
Made by
Classic Hardware
Have a wonderful Tuesday!

1 comment:

  1. Frida Kahlo was a wonderful painter and a very brave woman. Love your ATC and that bracelet is an absolute treasure! Valerie