frida you are looking good!

Maybe that’s just my opinion, but I think you’ll agree. Frida Kahlo was an absolutely amazing artist. She was a prolific Mexican painter perhaps best known for her self portraits. Here’s a quote from Wikipedia: “Kahlo had a volatile marriage with the famous Mexican artist Diego Rivera. She suffered lifelong health problems, many of which derived from a traffic accident she experienced as a teenager. These issues are represented in her works, many of which are self-portraits of one sort or another. Kahlo suggested, “I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best.”

cards on rack to dry

I purchased these Frida image cards and it took me some time to decide what I could do to them. I like the irony of the word “happy” printed on her portraits. I don’t think she would mind though I don’t really know if she had much of a sense of humor. Here are the cards:

Frida Kahlo card

2nd Frida card

Before I forget, I wanted to show you my new card rack. I picked this up at a garage sale a couple of weeks ago – very exciting. It was kind of rusty but I could see the potential, and it was only $10. Of course it cost me $14 for spray paint (one can wouldn’t do the job) and $8 for new rubber feet. Since it is a 5 legged stand, I now have 3 extras if anyone is interested!

new card rackA thing of beauty just waiting to be filled with wonderful cards!

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10 thoughts on “frida you are looking good!

  1. Tammy says:

    Wow, how many cards are you going to make that you need a whole rack? ;-)

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  2. I took a double look when I saw the name Frida! I was in Mexico City for 8 days photographing my brother and sister-in-laws 2nd wedding (her family is there) and we went to the Frida museum! Didn’t know a thing about her, but when I got home I got a movie on her life from Netflix!

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  3. Love Frida! A few years ago I had the good timing to be in San Francisco when their MoMA did a retrospective of her work. I was in my bliss.

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  4. the stand is terrific -can’t wait to see it filled with magnificent work. as for three rubber feet…. I am going to have to pass, wouldn’t want to ‘scoop’ them as there may be international interest….

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