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Saturday, October 24, 2015

Viva Frida

This post is about a particular kindergarten artist that just happens to be my daughter. She saw me looking at a book about Frida Kahlo last week and was TOTALLY fascinated! She has always loved flowers and jewelry and begs to wear dangle earings to school every day so when she saw the image of Frida, she connected right away. She immediately went to a table and drew and painted this picture of Frida!

Frida was an artist that created beautiful art. When she was young, she was a passenger in a bus that had a horrible accident with several cars. Many people died-she suffered horrific injuries and it is a miracle that she lived. Through her pain she created beautiful images with bright colors. She could never escape the pain from her accident but found hope and joy through painting! She fell deeply in love with Diego Rivera, a famous muralist in Mexico. She was a very unique individual and not affraid to dress differently and create art differently than the other women in Mexico during her time. She had monkeys and parrots as pets and planted extraordinary tropical gardens around her home. We admire her for her strength and the beauty she created! 

Check out this award winning book by Yuyi Morales about Frida from the library! 
or purchase it on Amazon 

After talking about Frida, she wanted to draw Frida on a large paper, so I gave her a lesson on facial proportion, eyes, nose, lips, and we looked at pictures of Frida in books. This was the picture she drew!! 

After many more drawings I got her a large canvas and she began drawing Frida once more. She also learned how to draw roses from this rose draw a long I made for Dia De Los Muertos

She spent two hours drawing Frida on canvas with detailed flowers and jewelry! 

This was her finished painting after three days. She says her next painting will be of Frida. 

Here is a timelapse of her painting from start to finish, dancing included!! 
Do you like Frida? Bring your Frida art to school or email me a photo and I will add it to the blog!!


  1. I just finished reading this book. My library and got a new this year. The dolls the author and illustrator makes are so beautiful it's a very inspiring book!

  2. Oh my gosh, what a Beautiful painting!! I love her little dance midway through as well. I have some students who would love to do a Friday inspired portrait. Thanks to you and your daughter for the inspiration! :)

  3. Wow!!! What an amazing little artist you have. She clearly was enjoying her work so much and has obviously listened well over her short years. i would love a painting like that, it's amazing. i must see if my daughters would like to have a go drawing and painting Frida.

  4. I LOVE THIS! It's absolutely beautiful!!!

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  6. Beautiful! I hope she loves it forever.

  7. Beautiful! I hope she loves it forever.

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