Tuesday, October 8

Inspired by Frida

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Frida Kahlo was undoubtedly one of Mexico's greatest artists, best known for her vivid and visually honest self-portraits. Despite her debilitating health problems - which ultimately led to an early death at only 47 years - she was a spirited, outspoken and politically active woman with a penchant for traditional and colourful clothes and jewelry!

Frida Kahlo zählt zweifellos zu den bedeutendsten Künstlerinnen Mexikos, bekannt für ihre lebendigen Selbstporträts, die oftmals ihre, durch einen schweren Unfall verursachten, körperlichen und seelischen Schmerzen darstellen. Trotz ihrer vielen gesundheitlichen Probleme, die letztlich zu ihrem frühen Tod (sie starb mit 47 J) führen, war sie eine temperamentvolle und politisch engagierte Frau - mit einer Vorliebe für farbenfrohe Kleidung und Schmuck!

Here are a few Frida-inspired creations of mine!

little cat charm
colourful drawstring tote / bunte Beuteltasche mit Schnürung


Do you like this fabric cuff made with colourful woven ribbons? You can make your own! Check out my fun tutorial over at beautiful and talented Melissa's blog!
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Lust auch so eine Manschette aus Stoff und bunten Jacquard Webbändern zu fertigen? Schaut mal bei der lieben Melissa @ Bubby and Bean vorbei - dort gibt's meine Anleitung. (Engl. - aber bebildert!)


What about you? Do you get inspired by the work of famous artists?
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Lasst Ihr Euch auch manchmal von den Werken berühmter Künstler/Innen inspirieren?

23 comments:

  1. Liebe Duni,
    ich finde Frida auch absolut inspirierend! Ich habe mal ein wahnsinnig interessantes Buch über sie gelesen.
    Die Tasche und die Manschette gefallen mir ganz besonders gut. Danke für die schönen Bilder!
    Liebe Grüße,
    Britta

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  2. Beautiful inspirations Duni! And thank you for being a part of Bubby and Bean today!

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  3. Frida ist auch für mich immer eine Inspiration! Einmal habe ich mich auch an Karneval entsprechend verkleidet ( hier ist der Post: http://www.lemondedekitchi.blogspot.de/2012/08/stickdateien-iii-folclorico.html )
    Deine Kette ist klasse!
    LG
    Astrid

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  4. I love Frida's art and your pieces inspired by her are beautiful! I found you on Bubby and Bean and am looking forward to being a regular reader of your blog.

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  5. Here in the Los Angeles art community, Frida is revered as an icon. At least that is what my human tells me. Great pieces today!

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  6. I love that bag! You did a wonderful job. The jewelry pieces are also gorgeous. I definitely become inspired by famous artists too!

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  7. what gorgeous items!

    enjoy *~*

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  8. Beautiful Duni! Love the cuff!

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  9. Frida is my favourite artist. I love making Frida dolls, today I made another one :)

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  10. Beautiful pieces! I especially like the cuff. Sometimes I do take inspiration from famous artists.

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  11. I really like the colourful necklace you've created Duni.

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  12. Great items. That necklace is so fun and I love the little cat charm on it

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  13. Lovely creations - great colors!

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  14. Such beautiful inspiration for wonderful creations. I especially love that necklace. I really see Frida in it!

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  15. Your Frida inspired creations are just beautiful, Duni! I'm inspired by so many different people and things. It just depends on what I see on a particular day.

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  16. I like the colourful art of Frida.

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  17. Love Love Love her work! When I teach my students about difficult obstacles in life and overcomes - Frida is one on the top of my list!
    Your necklace so sweet and joyful! Great post! My latest inspiration from the famous artist ...hmmm...probably Klimt and Monet.

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  18. Frida is such an inspiration! She went beyond being a great artist with the way she spoke up. No fear! Your colorful creations are so beautiful. I love that cuff!

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  19. I love all the bright, striking colors Frida always used. And your work inspired by her is great. Love that cuff!

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  20. yes I do! love Frida, and she is so inspiring!! What a great cuff and wonderful idea!

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  21. Frida is indeed an icon of creativity to all women. I love the necklace (so colorful and alive) and of course the equally beautiful handmade bag. You never fail to amaze us Duni.

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  22. great creations! What fun to attribute the inspiration to Frida Kahlo.
    I taught kids to draw a portrait of Frida in art class not too long ago.

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  23. You really captured Frida's world !Off to check the fabric cuff tutorial.

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