There is not enough space or time to go on about one my favorite artists. Frida Kahlo. The master of emotions: Loss, heartache, joy, pain, you name it, she painted it.
I’ve been a Frida fan as far as I can remember, probably from the first time I saw her work and read her life story. Here is a link to learn more about her: http://www.fridakahlo.org/
I’m writing about Frida today because she is the inspiration for my next crochet project. Actually, the idea started with a pair of Frida earrings I own. I was wearing them the other day when I thought to myself that I just have to do a Frida inspired crochet project.
There are two images that make up the images on the earrings. They are from her painting The Two Fridas (Las dos Fridas). In 2012 I had the privilege of standing before this beautiful painting when it came to the Los Angeles Museum of Art as part of exhibit Titled: In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States. http://www.lacma.org/art/exhibition/wonderland-surrealist-adventures-women-artists-mexico-and-united-states. It was a breathtaking experience to stand in front of the massive painting and to take the time to simply take it all in.
I’m working on developing the design for the project. I am thinking of doing two blankets that will be inspired by the color palette in the painting or making two shawls. I haven’t worked on any shawls so this project can further advance my skill. Stay tuned for the sketches.