Tuesday, May 19, 2009

This is the remarkable gift Emma gave me for my birthday...a Frida Kahlo doll by Du Buh Du. My photos do not convey just how stunning this doll is - the weight of her, the detail, her eyes, her hair, not to mention the tiny birdcage and the Frida bird that nestles in the crook of Frida's arms.

I came across Frida Kahlo many years ago. One summer holiday I read a fantastic biography by Hayden Herrera. That book became like a physical extension! I read it everywhere. It's still one of my all time fav books. Tragedy, art, love, death, betrayal - all writ large. So Frida is very special to me and having this tiny likness is a wonderful gift.

Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly? - Frida Kahlo


craftapalooza said...

wowzer wowzer wowzer!!! awesomeness.

gracia said...

Your Frida is a beauty... what a fantastical gift.

brownhairblueribbon said...

My lord that is fantastic!

Luhlahh said...

She is really beautiful. Something to treasure.

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