Thursday, October 28, 2010

"Frida Kahlo Christmas" Doll



The Doll group I belong to Art Dolls Only was having a Oct challenge..Christmas Nightmares..

I love Frida Kahlo's painting style and works.. but the blood and organs at least for me would be a nightmare. I realize she was using her pain and her Mexican heritage to express her self..but still blood..is a nightmare to me...

I added a my handmade "bracelet of skull beads" that goes in the basket as a little gift to go with her..it is Christmas after all!

It was a little out side of the box for me but I had so much fun and think she came out very special.......

I love the basket with candy looking glass beads, little skulls, berries and handmade candy canes. Also I made a little Candy Skull man for her belt.

My friend Gay had a book of photo's of Frida. She was a lover of a very famous photographer...in between her husband Diego other lovers...in her frustrations with him....to make him jealous...
Her lover, photographer and friend was Jewish..and Frida's father was Jewish..that is interesting...

I so admire the beautiful talents and depth of that culture, religion and peoples. I never realized that her father was Jewish until I read the book.


I used her photo for my backdrop...the old photo's colors are so rich...

Also I made a little Candy Skull man for her belt.
A scary little Christmas basket of treats..
I love the basket with candy looking glass beads, little skulls, berries and handmade candy canes.
and a lovely antique lace cherry shawl...
goodnight....

7 comments:

spindelmaker said...

She is so lovely! So very Frida, and even more so very you! I hope you send photos of her to some magazines. Love her face, it´s just beautifully painted!

Healing Woman said...

She is wonderful and she is also in keeping with your style. The bracelet is perfect as is all her clothing.

Lyn Newhouse said...

Pretty doll! And cute details, it's a great work :)
Greetings!

Daryle and Katie said...

Thank you Deirdra... for stopping by Woodstown Whimsies! I visited husband John's blog... his music is remarkable; not to mention his career. You are both so gifted and blessed! Daryle

Gia said...

She is wonderful Deirdra. I just love how she came out. And I think it's great you left the blood out. I can't imagine her with it.

lk moonwood said...

Deirdra, she is so beautiful and I love the basket of goodies! And I adore the bracelet, of course!!!

Gloria in CA said...

Oh she is so beautiful. Frida, the unforgettable person. This was a wonderful gift.