During the summer I borrowed the DVD Frida from Silverpebble (still got it Emma!) and was totally absorbed with the life story of this amazing, colourful woman. I had studied some of her work during my last degree module when I was looking at the work of women artists during the 20th century, so was interested to see the film interpretation of her life. I was not disappointed - it was a brilliant and entertaining film.
And in the last couple of weeks I have begun research on gender specific textiles for my next module and one of my sketchbook pages has focused on colourful garments such as traditional Mexican dress... and of course, that led to Frida Kahlo.
She seems to be popping up everywhere, in all sorts of ways and so I can see this might become the focus of my research.
There is something very joyous about such a mass of glorious colours worn together.
And something quite joyous about separate elements of one's life tying in together... like puzzle pieces slotting together.
Next post is my 500th so I will pick the winner of the final giveaway. Still time to add your name to the hat if it's not already there... leave a comment here.