Monday, August 30, 2010

frida round robin journal


This is a spread in one of the Frida Kahlo Round Robin books. It is Kate's book and the theme is Frida in San Francisco. I decided to go with her time in San Francisco in the 1930s.
Kate's book is yummy with thick watercolour paper, and it is a decent size to work in as well. I loved working in it. My layout is far from perfect, but time was of the essence, and I am still happy with the result.
It was soon after Frida and Diego's marriage, and Frida desperately wanted children. She lost a child because of her misshapen pelvis from the accident. She suffered much pain with her right leg, and met Dr Leo Eloesser who became a life long friend and medical advisor to her. She painted more as a hobby during this stay in San Francisco, keeping her husband company at his mural painting. She also fell in love with the little children in China Town.
It is mixed media collage with gesso, charcoal, pastels, stamps and ink, fine tip felt pen, Sakura gelly and souffle pens, and pencil. Especially loved playing with the gesso and blue pastel in the sky!
Right, now onto the next journal, the theme is Frida's Blue House. Can't wait to start on it... I am rearing to go!!!!

8 comments:

Annie said...

I love this. It's going to be a great collection of pieces.

Cynthia said...

Beautifully done. Definitely see inspiration from Frida. Especially love her cane and red shawl and the white scroll. Really so Frida. Whole page so intriguing. Love what you're doing. Thanks for sharing.

teri said...

There is a great feel to this - nostalgia mixed with dreams. Lovely!

Dezinaworld said...

I agree with the other ladies, there is a great feel to it, it is dreamy and atmospheric very nice piece
hugs June xxxxx

Tammy Freiborg said...

Wow! I always think of bright, color with Frida. Such a lovely, subdued background shows how Frida must have stood out in any surroundings. Love the sky!

Christine said...

Amazing!

You are so talented.

Angelika Westermann said...

I really envy you for taking part in such a great themed journal. All of you who participate will have so many ways to grow and receive such an outstanding piece of art!

Elizabeth Golden said...

This is very touching in so many ways. Love the way you did the background.The different elements tell the story so well.