Patrice’s drawing challenge: Frida

May 22, 2015

It’s no secret that round here we’re in love with Frida.

From our handmade pencil cases, to the portraits we bought in Mexico, Frida is all around us at home, and who can blame us. We greatly admire her indomitable spirit and her artistic honesty.

With Kerstie and Ziggy visiting, (not to mention that we’re away for the weekend again), I had very little time for this drawing challenge, and so had to think of an almost immediate piece of art, and here it is:

001 copy copy

A printed photograph of a young Frida mounted on a card stock, hand painted and tinted, with a crown of flowers, each flowers cut out of smooth card stock, painted in acrylics, and collaged around Frida.

002 copy copy

At the moment this little piece of art is shining between garden flowers above my bedside table, but, last night, Chloe said that she might have to steal it. 😀

Do you feel a kinship with Frida? I do. Incidentally, she died on my birth date July 13th. Hmmm

Come pop over to Patrice’s this weekend for more Frida kinship.

Got out of town; to the Okanagan
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  • Reply Carole May 22, 2015 at 7:18 am

    Did you see the Frida paintings a few years ago at VAG? Seeing her work up close brought all the book images to life for me. Very clever how you’ve worked the flowers and colourful dress on to Frida. I can just see your Chloe coveting your Frida. My daughters would be doing the same. xo Carole

  • Reply debrashewhoseeks May 22, 2015 at 10:47 am

    I feel a kinship with Frida too — a woman and an artist far ahead of her time.

  • Reply Julie@frogpondfarm May 22, 2015 at 1:17 pm

    You are so clever! I just love this ..

  • Reply renilde May 22, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    yes Veronica, no better way to crown her than with exotic flowers, colorful woman she was,i love the contrast with the B/W photo, a lovely photo too by the way, have a great weekend, xx

  • Reply Patrice A. May 23, 2015 at 3:51 am

    i think i have used a similar image
    of the young FRIDA!
    i knew you like her, that you are a fan
    and i am glad that you have found some time to join
    you made a fine painting



  • Reply joanne May 23, 2015 at 8:06 am

    I love your Frida too!

  • Reply roberto May 23, 2015 at 9:34 am

    I like how you managed a sensation in three dimensions between portrait and real flowers, and how was all integrated into a single image. congratulations!

  • Reply Tammie May 23, 2015 at 1:12 pm

    this really is a wonderful piece
    and so creative of you
    mixing different mediums
    beautiful too

  • Reply tinyWOOLF May 23, 2015 at 7:50 pm

    colour vibrancy or not (i’m more for muted), i feel connected to frida. she’s so immortal. you did this in an instant? you’re a quick adapter… i’d be cutting out those flowers, like, forever… enjoy the weekend, v. n?

  • Reply annton May 25, 2015 at 5:42 am

    I am totally taken by this, dear Veronica!

  • Reply daryledelstein May 25, 2015 at 5:59 am

    the NY Botanical Gardens is featuring an exhibition of flowers themed to Frida .. i wish you were here so we could go together!

  • Reply Lucia May 25, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    I would steal it too. Great.

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