Friday, March 16, 2007

Frida Kahlo Swap

WoW ! I loved this swap. I wasn't familiar with Frida or her art and it was very interesting to study and learn about her life and art.
The color , passion and pain in her artwork is so interesting. I think I can relate with her artwork because I've had my share of pain. I was in a serious work related accident many years ago and deal with the emotional effects everyday. I don't dwell on what happened , but seeing her art made me understand what she is saying through her artwork. It may seem very dark to some people , but they were her life experiences.

The 4x4 portrait was done by Judie MacawHead , I think she did a wonderful job.
Judie , Would that be Mz. Wee on your shoulder ?
I'm also posting the backside of this portrait , just look at what Judie did.
So colorful and wonderful !

My ATC was created by Kai , it's lovely too. Ms. Kai did a very glittery Frida.
I tried to take a photo of backside of the ATC , but I kept getting a glare.

This is what it said on back .... "

I drank to drown my Pain ,
but the damned Pain
learned how to swim
and now I overwhelmed
by this decent and good
behavior "

Frida Kahlo
1907 - 1954

Thanks Pam for hosting this swap , it was great.


Anonymous said...

It is such fun seeing everyones's Frida art. Yes you may use my quote if you wish. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Peggy said...

feel free to use anything you like from my blog. Thanks for stopping by, I enjoy your visits and comments.

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Hi JoyceAnn ~ You are welcome to use my quote. Thanks for visiting me! :)

Michelle said...

what pretty artwork!

I found it neat that your SIL is due in July - that's when Kayla was born :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE FRIDA'S work! You are sooo right! Her story is SOOO FREAKIN' INSPIRING! I just wanted to say that. If I had known about a swap...I would have been the FIRST to accept anything that has to do with FRIDA. WONDERFUL WONDERFUL Person whom I can relate to in MANY ways. :) Anyhoo, I'm rambling...LOLOL I love these pieces!

Terri /Tinker said...

Oh, all of this Frida art is so cool - I love seeing how each of us worked with the theme and our self-portraits. Judie's is so cool, and I love Kai's too.
Of course, you may use my quote - thanks for asking! I feel honored.
Hope you have a happy St. Patrick's Day - and a happy spring!

judie said...

LOL JoyceAnn yes that's Mz. Wee. Glad you like it! I thought it was rather funny! But then, I have an odd sense of humor.

LisaOceandreamer said...

I love seeing all the variations, each one divine. I always regret the swaps I say no to. I opted for the crow book instead but my pages are still empty...eeek!!!