Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Frida's Birthday Giveaway

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In honor of Frida Kahlo's birthday (6 July 1907) let's celebrate with some lovely artwork, video footage of Frida and a giveaway! I've pondered why I'm drawn to Frida's story and to her work. For me it's as if she epitomises the essence of all of us - both the light and the dark sides.  Like all of us Frida had moments of magnificence. Like all of us she had moments of wretchedness. Todos somos uno.
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The artpieces above come from members of the Frida Kahlo Fans Team at Etsy. From l to r, top to bottom, the Etsy shops featured are 1. Eclectic Nesting 2. My Art Place 3. Jenny Clay 4. Notha Mas 5. Rancho Romantico 6. Olivia by Design 7. I C Colors 8. Annas Dreams By Lillian 9. Rococo Barocco 10. My September Moon 11. Dana Perea Bloede 12. Mexi Soul

I was stoked to find this video footage of Frida. Just go to around 2min21sec and videos start. See our girl 'in the flesh' so to speak. And below are some beautiful private photographs.
Now for the giveaway. Just leave a comment on this post and you'll go into the draw to win this canvas bag with one of my images printed onto it.  It's light so I'm happy to post worldwide. I'll publish the winner on 16 July (just updated from 13th as I'll be away on retreat for a few days).
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Feliz Cumpleanos Frida!
WINNER - the Random Number Generated was number 1 making Yvonne our winner. Congrats girl. I'll be in touch to get your postal details. Thanks to all who entered.

28 comments:

Yvonne said...

WOWSERS, what a fabulous tribute to Frida! Thanks for the chance to win :)

D. U. Aguilar said...

What a beautiful tribute to Frida...Thank you so much for including my shop and my Frida inspired dress. When I see videos of Frida it always leaves me wanting more...Always inspired.
Stunning!
Diane (Mexisoul)

Myrna R. said...

I love Frida, but didn't know her birthday. Happy to celebrate her. It'd be great to win.

Lizzie Rocks said...

Just stunning, thank you so much for this brilliant tribute, so thrilled to be included with my Frida bunting. She lives on in all our hearts...what a gal...timeless!

Iolanda Reiinsmith (I C Colors) said...

Beautiful, colorful, hauntingly powerful collection! Thank you for including my Fida!

Jenn said...

Exciting to know there's a Frida Etsy team, I look forward to checking them all out! Thanks!

elsie said...

Oooooh I so love the new direction in your Etsy shop! Que viva la Frida!!!!

Jessica Cangiano said...

Such a lovely, poignant tribute to an amazing artist and individual (who just happens to share my birth month).

Thank you for holding this giveaway, dear Chrisy.

♥ Jessica

Couture Carrie said...

Love all her self-portraits!

xoxox,
CC

Vicki said...

So many great Frida works here.... such an interesting woman and artist. And again amazing work Chrissy.

Joanna Jenkins said...

VERY cool! Thanks.
I'm a Frida fan too and enjoyed the Selma Hayak film about her a few years back.
Happy weekend, xo jj

studio lolo said...

This is wonderful!! I'm going to join that team on Etsy because I have done two portraits of her.

Great job!

Gloria said...

Excellent Chrisy. I loved it all and Frida is beautiful in every way. Thanks you for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment. So Here I am. Salud to Frida our amiga and salud to you too. In fact I will go to my pantry room and pull out my tequila and pour a little shot...or two. tee hee. Salud! Yes count me in your giveaway, I love it.

Chrisy said...

Thank you my amigas I say as I sip my tequila!
I'm putting this entry in for Frances from http://www.etsy.com/shop/MyArtPlaceas she's having problems leaving a comment.
Happy days darlings!

Lisa said...

Wow! So cool! Thank you so much for featuring my Frida doll on your wonderful blog! I love it and will definitely follow :) Again, thank you!

Katrina Jackson said...

What a great tribute! Happy Birthday, Frida!

Artsnark said...

wonderful vibrant post! Great tote too :) Hope this note finds you well, my friend & wishing you a wonderful week!

Imogen said...

Beautiful! I am especially drawn to the bright colours and patterns. Thank you so much for your comment on my last post. You're so kind and I really appreciate that. Thanks for being so helpful my friend.

DELiciousDesignz said...

Gorgeous Chrissy. And what a fabulous tote - you are so clever

Chrisy said...

WINNER! Random Number Generated was number 1....so Yvonne is the winner...Yvonne I'll email you to get postal details. Thanks to everyone for entering...your comments are always uplifting!

Mariana Soffer said...

She is awesome Chrisy, I did went to her house in mexico, where she lived with Mr rivera, It was quite an experience.

Tom Frazee said...

Yeah, a feminista, all right; which means shé took a stand for everyone's rights!

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