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.
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).