Saturday, January 24, 2009

"Frida Kahlo is feelin' blue....."

If you read my previous post, I mentioned my best friend's birthday was last month.

Here is one of the gifts I gave her.

She absolutely loves Frida Kahlo! Frida Kahlo was a famous Mexican painter who became known for her very personal self portraits....basically putting herself into her art.

I really wanted something original though. A standard print or postcard just would not do!

So I went to a copy shop and made a two color copy (not a full color) of one of Frida's strongest paintings found in an art book.

My friend loves blue jewel tones, so I made a black and cyan colored copy and voila! original blue Frida by Dean!!

The colors came out beautifully and once framed, the one-of-a-kind "blue Frida" made a great gift!


Unknown said...

This post immediatly caught my attention as I'm a Frida big fan! She was one of my inspirations to visit Mexico. I've been to her house at Coyoacán (Mexico City) and I simply loved it!

Happy New Year, Dean!

Dean Grey said...


Oh! I'd LOVE to see her house in person!

Isn't her work amazing?

Happy New Year to you as well!!