I have been procrastinating whether to take part in the Frida Kahlo challenge at Art Journal Journeys hosted by Susi.
I have to admit (and I can hear all the boos from every corner of the world!) that I was not really into her art. I went to her exhibition in Wellington when I was an art student and we had to write an essay about her. Maybe that dampened my thoughts on her work. I found her life story fascinating, but…….
So a couple of days ago I googled her, and I am afraid I feel the same, but I do so admire her as a person. She epitomizes her era and the difficulties of a woman trying to follow her star
I was going to do a whimsical picture of her, but in the end felt she deserved a decent picture showing her immense strength throughout her tragic life.
I only used a part of the quote in the picture as it is rather long, but of all her quotes this is the one that resonates with me!
“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world, but then I thought, there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels flawed and bizarre in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this, know that, yes, it’s true I’m here, and I’m just as strange as you.”
― Frida Kahlo
― Frida Kahlo
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