Happy birthday to Frida today! She was born on this day in 1907.
How Frida inspires me:
I love that Frida made every moment an artful one. Even on her deathbed, she was surrounded by beauty and art. Aside from painting, she embroidered, sketched, cooked, doodled and wrote. She spoke up for what she believed in and was very passionate about love and life. I love that she took control of her own inventory and selling her own work. Except for her heart, she did not depend on anyone for anything, she was very independent.
Here are some of my favorite Frida quotes. Use one or more of them to create your own work of art!
“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”
“I love you more than my own skin.”
“The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.”
“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”
I think in her honor, we should paint our own self-portrait while wearing a beautiful flower crown. If you want to make a real one, awesome. But if you want a silk version to keep on hand at all times, here is an easy way to make one. Wear it today while you create, see if it brings you new energy! Tell Frida thank you for the inspiration!
1 plastic headband, about 1″ wide
Assorted silk flowers and leaves
Wrap the ribbon around the headband and glue the ends down, nice and even and flat. Separate the flowers from the stems. Glue your flowers to the top of the headband, not on the plastic base, but on the silk pedal, so it will grip to the ribbon. Add in the leaves. Let it all cool and wear it with style!
NOTE: To use real flowers, simply use floral pins to connect the flowers to the headband.
Peace, love, and glitter!
***Phoenix Fridas: Rising from the flames for the sake of art and craft.