Thursday, July 9, 2009

Frida Ornament, A Zine & Visitors From Cuba!

In the midst of my hectic life, I finally managed to finish this poor girl's ornament.
(If you're reading this Megan, I'm soooooo sorry!)
I made this for Megan for the Frida Kahlo Ornament Swap over at.... you guessed it, Swap-Bot. This is one of my favorite paintings by Frida. Probably because she felt like shit at the time and cut her hair to liberate herself a little bit. I don't know about you but I've felt like that, myself, before. In the beginning I thought I would go all out with sequins...maybe some glitter but I didn't feel like it needed it. I didn't want to take away from the painting. I also included the gold stand and Zine about Frida. Yes folks, I made a frickin Zine. How exciting. I'm seriously thinking about hosting a Zine swap now. So much fun.!

Isn't this a powerful part of the movie?
The whole reason for my love of this particular painting.

Now on to the Zine.

Top left painting by: Jerrold Carton
Bottom left painting by: Amanda Schreiber
And of course, on the right side, my ornament

Well I have a full house right now to top everything else off. My Mother-in-Law has 2 sisters here from Cuba. They're having a great time in Florida. Poor things live such a difficult life in Cuba. They're very poor over there. It's very sad.

Left to right: Hiredida, Yoli (my mother-in-law), Nina, and Me


  1. Love frida too! I like the unfinished nicho you sell...I will buy one soon...
    Love the music on your blog.

  2. I love this!
    Feliz Ano Nuevo, Ground Hog Day etc!
    Long time! Glad to see you are still creating wonderful things! I love the little zine!!