"She never considered herself anything other than what she was".. a painter.
Frida Kahlo de Rivera (July 6, 1907 – July 13, 1954; born Magdalena Carmen Frieda Kahlo y Calderón) was a Mexican painter, born in Coyoacán, and is best known for her self-portraits.
The Challenge this week at Inspiration Avenue is "Frida Fiesta". Anything involving Frida. When you think of Frida, you think of bright beautiful and bold colors, festive and happy. When in fact, Frida Kahlo had a lot of pain and suffering in her life, abuse and unhappiness all which made her paintings come to life full of meaning and hope to her.
For my Frida submission, I chose to create a journal featuring Frida "Inside Out". Her life from the inside on the outside cover to her bold and colorful life on the outside on the inside of my journal.
It's a bit of a creative twist. The outside of the journal depicts her blinding pain and suffering so I wanted it to be all white and void of colors. The inside, I wanted to be able to open the journal and have all the pages just jump out at you, every page inside full of color and Frida art with room for daily art journaling. I am very excited about the contrast of this journal because I feel like that was her life, a deep contrast of the darkness in her life, yet full of bright and bold happy colors.
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