I admit I don't know a whole lot about Frida Kahlo, and I have not come to love her as many artists have. I have not been influenced by her style (that I know of) and so thought I would have to sit this one out. But then that little line that Lisa, the host this week, printed..."BE YOU" gave me my loophole! I knew if I pushed and pulled enough, tweaked and turned enough, and reach deep enough, I could come up with something. So I thought about my culture or heritage, which is Italian, and I thought about all the beautiful mosaics and stone work. I thought about beautiful fountains, and gladiator battles in the Coliseum--weird how my mind works, I know. So how to tie this all in to Frida? I know that Frida often painted herself with monkeys & parrots--so animals became my inspiration. My lion is made of polymer clay surrounded by beaded dangles for the mane. It is still a WIP (busy week).
Inspiration Avenue on Sunday and see all the Frida-inspired art!
Have a happy, creative weekend! Happy Easter and Happy Passover!