Monday, April 2, 2012

Weekly Challenge Frida Fiesta



Hi everyone:)

It's me, priti.lisa.
Don't be scared.
I am notorious for making challenging challenges,
BUT
This week will be fun Fun FUN.
About million years ago (maybe 20)
I bumped into Frida Kahlo
and she changed my life.
I have read every book about her (in English)
I have studied her art, her poetry, and her philosophy.

She became my Hero.
My Champion.
My courage, strength and reason...
for becoming an artist.

I know it seems Frida has been over done, over exposed,
But not for me.
I can never get enough.
Frida was/is the Queen of self portraits.
Even when she wasn't painting herself literally,
she was painting her essence in still life paintings.
Read all about her HERE

THE CHALLENGE:
Let's celebrate Frida.
Let's emulate Frida.
Let your soul speak.
Use your ethnicity, your culture, your background, your family.  
Make a self portrait.
OR...
Recreate Frida.
Or...
recreate yourself.
This challenge is in no way limited to paint or paper.
Cooking is an art.


 Gardening is an art.
tropical2.jpg

Interior Design is an art.
Mexican Interior Design

I have used all Mexican images here,
but, BE YOU.
I love to explore other cultures,
other religions, because we all are
ONE.
I look forward to seeing and posting all of the art you will create.
Let Frida, my Patron Saint of Artistes 
envelope you and bring you to new dimensions creatively.
Now for some pictures...
Gloria's Blue Frida
Gloria is an artist that needs mentioned here (even tho you prolly know her)
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Self portrait by Frida

And some inspiration from Etsy...
Frida Kahlo Quote Sterling & Suede Bracelet - "Pies, para que los quiero si tengo alas para volar"
http://img3.etsystatic.com/il_170x135.297531575.jpg
FRida KahLo BeAutY SuGar SkULL NeCkLaCe
http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_170x135.320015317.jpg

Tiny Muse Frida Doll Wooden 2" inches Tall Broken Heart
http://img2.etsystatic.com/il_170x135.295057938.jpg


Red and White Frida Kahlo Dia De Los Muertos Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Mask
http://img0.etsystatic.com/il_170x135.276427136.jpg

el cielo turquoise  embroidered mexican tunic baby dress
http://img1.etsystatic.com/il_170x135.311690101.jpg

How will Frida inspire you?
The rules for the challenge are on the right.
I will see you back here on Sunday around noon
to open the Art Gallery.
Have fun♥♥♥

27 comments:

Shelinwa said...

Lisa this is awrsome. Super challenge. Already started it.

Claire said...

ooooh!! i'm DEFINITELY inspired!! i've adored frida ever since i came across her work at college (30 years ago - eeek!), and she's been with me every step of the way... through the miscarriages, through the stroke... hoping i can channel her awe-spiring honesty... thank you, lisa, for this challenge xx

Janine said...

What a wonderful challenge, I will start to paint something for it right now

Magpie said...

Thanks Lisa! I can't wait to use Frida as inspiration. This will be really fun!! I've been drawn to painting flowers lately, and I always picture Frida in a tropical scene with lots of flowers :)

peggy gatto said...

divine inspiration ideas!!!!
All together would make a great little book!!!
thanks!

http://wwwpeggysamusement.blogspot.com/2012/04/inspirationavenue-frida.html

IMGIRL said...

OH Man!!! Now I wish I had made my journal a Friday Journal!! and all the entries were Frida Inspired! You know we should do that next!

I lOVE IT Lisa! It will be a Frida Smorgasboard!
I can never get enough of Frida Art!

Thanks Lisa!
XO
Kim

IMGIRL said...

Gee I wish my fingers worked well with my brain! I meant FRIDA journal, not FRIDAY journal. Maybe because it is Monday, I am wishing for Friday already!

Grannie Annie said...

Great challenge thanks for dropping by...

http://thewhimseyasylum.blogspot.com/

Jeanette said...

Love this challenge. Frida is also a favorite of mine. My entry is here

http://jeanette-h20creations.blogspot.com/2012/04/frida-kahlo-blue.html

gma said...

Yo Frida posted here:
http://gemmashouse.blogspot.com/2012/04/channeling-frida.html
great challenge

Lori Saul said...

http://ravenpainting.blogspot.com/2012/04/anima.html

My first time with this wonderful challenge! Frida is so inspirational!

My entry is on my Ravenpainting blog.
Thanks for looking!

Lou Anne said...

Wonderful challenge!
Here is my entry

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Lisa, thank you for pushing me to do this challenge.

http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2012/04/inspiration-avenue-homage-to-frida.html

see you there! said...

My entry is on my blog. An ode to the country of Frida's origin.

Darla

http://fromseatomountains.blogspot.com/

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Thank you for making me really stretch on this one!

http://craftymoosecrafts.blogspot.com/2012/04/frida-inspired-ia-challenge.html

Claire said...

Well, here's my entry...
http://decide-what-you-want.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/ia-challenge-frida-fiesta.html

With a little help from Molly cat... :)

craftydvl said...

Yayyyy, amazing challenge! I love Frida very much <3 Thank you for this I am so pleased! My entry is below:

http://craftydvl.blogspot.com/2012/04/frida-fiesta-for-inspiration-avenue.html

IMGIRL said...

Here's mine! Always a loved theme!
Thanks Lisa

http://www.imgirlwithoutwings.com/2012/04/frida-kahlo.html

XO
Kim

Kat W said...

Thank you Lisa, you & Frida helped me no end....

http://wrightstory.blogspot.co.uk/2012/04/frida-fiesta-challenge-mandala.html

Kat Xx

Doone said...

Blame Bleubeard (Elizabeth had nothing to do with it)
http://www.adonnathing.com/doings-of-doone-blog/2012/4/7/frida-kahlo-marmite.html

Shelinwa said...

Here is mine

http://shelinwa.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-interp-of-freda-for-inspiration.html

Tammy said...

This is an excellent challenge, Lisa! My question is if she knew she had unibrow and a mustache, and clearly she did because she painted them, then why the heck didn't she do something about it?.hmmm...I am off to explore the link you included. :)

Magpie said...

What an inspirational theme Lisa! I'm in love with Frida. Here's my entry:

http://www.thefancifulmagpie.com/2012/04/httpyoutu.html

trina said...

Here is mine, Gothic meets Bohemian
http://artinmybag.wordpress.com/2012/04/08/interpret-yourself-ala-frida-art-journal-challenge/

kirstin mcculloch said...

Great Challenge Lisa - I knew next to nothing about Frida before this challenge. Now I understand why people are so inspired by her.

Here's my painting:
http://kirstinmcculloch.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/frida-inspiration-avenue.html

Anne said...

Thank you Lisa! Super inspirational, too little time! Here
is my entry:
http://kuviamatkalta.blogspot.com/2012/04/green-frida.html

Tammy said...

http://tammysprinkle.blogspot.com/2012/04/frida-challenge.html
Here's mine. Sorry I am late!

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