Thursday, 17 April 2008

Frida Kahlo ATC

I decided to have a go at making a Frida/icicle doll/ATC. The background is a piece of flat bonded Angelina (unfortunately you can't see the shimmer on the photo) and the body is stamped A/F. The butterfly was stamped on Angelina film. I have embossed the face and wings at the top to give them some thickness and shine.
I ordered the film 'Frida' today from Amazon, plus 'The Diary of Frida Kahlo' - both have fantastic reviews.
Thank you Judy for telling me about the film in the first place and thank you also Jacky for helping me discover Belinda's blog. She is an amazing artist and has posted lots of artwork, pictures and information about Frida. She has even visited her house in Mexico - Casa Azul; the photos are stunning. You'll see where I got my inspiration for the Frida doll - Belinda is the 'Queen of Icicle Dolls'!
Off now to have a think about Chriss's new challenge - its a good one! Go and see for yourself..

Love Linda x

13 comments:

Jaqi said...

Wow Linda , Will you trade her? Or are you keeping her for your private collection. She is fab. I find her face quite haunting, you just cant stop looking at her. Let me know what the film is like , If you will trade her i would love to be considered for the privilage! Jaqi

Chriss Rollins said...

oh jaqi you beat me to that... i guess linda better take orders,,, such a lot of work ..linda you are amazing.
love it to bits.
chriss x

Judy Scott said...

Just dropped by to say hello, I used to live in Derbyshire many moons ago in Bakewell and Winster, I came here from Dots blog :) I love your Icicle dolls and I agree with you Belinda is such an inspiration. Ive not seen the Frida film might just search it out, take care, Judy xx

Mandy C said...

love this Linda!

Linda said...

I'm making a few more - all slightly different. I'll send you both one next week.
Thanks for the great comments - you keep me going!!
Linda x

Jacky said...

Linda your Frida Kahlo art is definately striking a cord...your icicles and ATC's are amazing. I can see that you and Belinda are kindred spririts when it comes to Frida Kahlo.
I am going to have to search out that film too.

Rosie said...

Linda these are beautiful - isn't the Frida image haunting? I've been looking at some Frida stamps ....

Jaqi said...

Oh Rosie! There are stamps!....Where? I cant stop looking at her face, Not sure why, as I said its haunting but theres just something about it I love, Jaqi x

Jaqi said...

The DVD is £5.99 from HMV with free postage, if anyone else wants to buy one, Ive just read all about her from Lindas previous post, I followed the links, Im hooked now Linda! Jaqi x

sesga loves 1950s said...

Hi Linda beautiful ATC love it . She was an amazing artist .I went and had a look on Belinda's blog its beautiful and very Inspiring .Have a good weekend love from sesga xx

Sherry/Cherie said...

I love your Frida Kahlo ATC...very inspired and not one you would see every day. Very creative and very inspired!

Chris said...

Oh Wow Linda what an amazing atc.. it is beautiful!! but then all of your Atc's are so I'm not the least bit surprised :D You really are clever.
Chris xx

Kaz Scrapz said...

Wow Linda - this is very beautiful. I don't know what it is about Frida but I agree with Jaqi - you just can't stop looking at her. Your ATC is a work of art.