But this post was meant to be about Ms Frida Kahlo and why I am a lil bit obsessed with her. So here goes for those wondering why I'm always drawn to this beautiful creature and why I want to paint her all the time....
No.1 - She was strikingly beautiful
No. 2 - She was not afraid to be different
Frida Kahlo - dressed as a boy
No. 3 - She also loved to paint beautiful women, mainly self portraits (quite often people have said to me that my girls look a little like me)
Frida Kahlo's Self-Portrait With Necklace - 1933
I guess you could say she was the queen of selfies!
Interesting fact - Frida Kahlo's closest was locked up for 58 years and was only recently opened and exhibited. Her clothing aimed for style and self-protection but it also made a statement, both political and cultural.
No. 5 - The fact that she was not afraid to paint her pain
The painting above, called The Two Fridas/Las Dos Fridas is one of my favorites, expressing pain and abandonment on the left, love and health on the right. It’s a sad comparison between the way Frida wanted to feel and appear vs. the unfortunate reality of her life.
Above are just a few reasons of why I am drawn to this fiesty and talented Mexican artist, and I could go on and on, but instead I'll leave you with this uber cute photo of a little girl dressed as Kahlo......