Art Journal — Frida and a Crazy Dress

There are two new challenges up this month at Art-Journal-Journey(Frida Khalo) and Mix-It-Monthly(Crazy Dresses).  In my limited art time these days I combined them both.  Art Journal as process and non-thinking just doing kind of way I created this dress out of fragmented food images and the Frida photo which I altered was actually a childhood photo.  Nothing in the perspective is quite right which seems to suit the physically debilitated Frida and the chaos of the dress represents the chaos in all our lives(and that serpent of transformation moving inside us, mine especially lately….where is my head at? Frida for me was also so powerful and a keeper of memory, although not always happy ones, hence the words.

A bit of art heals therapy for me tonight.





And yes I did forget a whole roll of bubble wrap that was tucked in the underneath of the shopping cart!  Picture the duh! as I hit my forehead.

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24 Responses to “Art Journal — Frida and a Crazy Dress”

  1. jill August 7, 2014 at 8:52 pm #

    Two for one, good thinking. The dress is so clever. My memory “has left the building.” To much going on this summer.

  2. Bleubeard and Elizabeth August 7, 2014 at 11:06 pm #

    Frida is showing up at all my favorite sites this week, and I really LOVE your interpretation. I was impressed by how you used the analogy of Frida’s physical disabilities to match the Frida in your art. This is a powerful piece, and since it’s a two-fer, even better!

  3. sharon August 8, 2014 at 12:11 am #

    This is probably my favorite piece done by you EVER! She is a powerhouse of energy and emotion, the result of your non thinking self! Love!

  4. Valerie-Jael August 8, 2014 at 12:40 am #

    Fantastic Frida artwork! Just wonderful! Makes me speechless. Hugs, Valerie

  5. froebelsternchen August 8, 2014 at 12:56 am #

    such a special , unique amazing interpretation! I love all about it Corinne!
    Oh gosh yes .. I am so forgetful too…
    that’s normal in the life of a busy woman…
    don’t worry- be happy!
    Happy weekend dear Corinne-
    wish power to you!


  6. Julie Mackinder August 8, 2014 at 2:33 am #

    So much to like about this, Corinne. I love Frida’s beautiful dress and the hidden layers in the background. Have a relaxing weekend if you can xx

  7. Tracey Fletcher King August 8, 2014 at 3:39 am #

    I love the textures and colours… the dress is perfect… I was going to type something else but I forgot what… the forgetfulness is bloody catching lol …xx

  8. Pia Rom August 8, 2014 at 7:34 am #

    Ahhh Corrine your painting makes me happy here 🙂 My memory always needs paper and pencil to work, haha! Her dress looks awesome, tré chic 🙂 I love how you combine the two challenges, great work and seems you have had fun with it 🙂 Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

  9. Jackie P August 8, 2014 at 8:17 am #

    Dear Corrine, your piece is so powerful and expressive! yes, definitely from the soul and non-thinking part- the greatest art! Well done my friend ~ I wish you peace xoxo
    ps…I dig her dress!

  10. ~*~Patty Szymkowicz Magpie's Nest August 8, 2014 at 9:28 am #

    WOW really like what you have created here Corrine…
    it speaks to me on many levels…
    that dress is tres stylish…
    my selective memory can be very powerful
    great art piece and writing too!

  11. Dorthe August 8, 2014 at 10:38 am #

    Dear Corrine,
    Frida surely wore her pain and deprivation on her outside, in form of her fantastic art- and showing it like this , gives her wonderful credit, also the colours she would have loved !!!
    Gorgeous !!
    Sorry I`m away, a lot ,– on top of the guest part in my life,- my mother desited to stop eating, and wants to dye !! Now on second week- I can only be there and wait, and hope for her it will be painless !!

  12. deb August 8, 2014 at 10:54 am #

    OOooo! That sounds like me leaving something under the cart….since i know i do that…when i check out i try to transfer everthing thats underneath and put it on top…somehow how it usually all fits…lol Love her dress Corrine and her expression looks like she could have just hit her head and said ‘duh’.. 🙂 Hugs! deb

  13. sheila 77 August 8, 2014 at 4:29 pm #

    Frida looks a bit tense here, even although she has a very unusual new dress. The picture makes me smile for some reason. I think your art is so unique and expressive, always with something different to say.

  14. Katrina Calice August 9, 2014 at 9:42 am #

    You did great with this Corrine, the fiery colours and Frida’s posture, as well as her facial expression fit perfectly with Frida. Her dress fits her character so well too. Such an interesting piece, it definitely has Frida energy running through it!

  15. Janet August 9, 2014 at 1:25 pm #

    It’s very cool how you combined the two challenges, and I think you did an excellent job. The dress is perfect (although I hate snakes!) I love your art!!

  16. Kay Wallace August 9, 2014 at 6:01 pm #

    A great piece with Frida, Corrine! Love her altered photo and her dress is yummy–literally! Strong color palette and background for a strong woman! Well done!

  17. pamelaarts August 9, 2014 at 6:26 pm #

    VERY cool, Corrine!

  18. Nancy B August 9, 2014 at 8:14 pm #

    What a cool and crazy dress you made for Frida!

  19. jenny3008 August 10, 2014 at 3:47 am #

    Beautiful girl with a wonderful yellow dress,love so much.

    XXX Jeannette

  20. rose August 10, 2014 at 5:37 am #

    I love your Frida and Crazy Dress meld!
    Great hot colors and *energy* in this page!

  21. Lorik August 11, 2014 at 8:15 pm #

    I love her strong, determined face and the strong colours. Great composition too:)

  22. Annette G August 12, 2014 at 4:33 am #

    Fab dress. Annette x

  23. Sabine August 12, 2014 at 1:29 pm #

    Wonderful creative artwork with the Frida motif. I like it!
    Dear Greetings

  24. marjiekemper August 16, 2014 at 2:51 pm #

    What an expression on her face! Love that cool dress, too. Happy Weekend!

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