Yeah, so the cats out the bag. I have a slight Frida Kahlo obsession. After watching the film Frida a few years back with actress, Salma Hayek portraying Frida, I developed this urge to know more about her life and her art. I am guilty of having photos of her plastered on my desk top, my twitter background and I like almost every picture blogged and reblogged on Tumblr.

What I’ve taken from the film and the research that I’ve done on Frida is that she was a no-nonsense, care free, realist. She was also a woman who suffered greatly, which showed up a lot in her paintings. From her physical pain to her emotional roller coaster of a marriage to fellow artist, Diego Rivera – Frida handled it all with such grace and that’s why I dig her.

Some of my favorite Frida Kahlo quotes:

  • I was born a bitch. I was born a painter.
  • There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.
  • I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.
  • At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can.

Images of Frida’s Self Portraits via



  1. Have you ever played with digital stamps? You know that is what I love. Rick St. Dennis has a “Frida” digital stamp in his Etsy store here:
    You should go check it out. I love to do all different kinds of mediums but of course this is my favorite at the moment. 😉 Enjoy!

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