Friday, October 10, 2008

Frida and Diego



Ever since we went to the Frida Kahlo show at MoMA, we've wanted to make some figures, based on the fairy dolls we love to create (only bigger), of Diego and Frida. We just finished last night! Diego stands a full nine inches, and Frida is seven and a half. Do you see the tiny hairless dog tucked into Frida's arm? Annie made it with Fimo, plus she made the jewelry you see her wearing. Annie also made a second set of shoes for each figure, and a second hat for Diego. The supplies we use are felted wool, wool roving, wood beads, embroidery floss, pipe cleaners, acrylic paint and Fimo. We used muted, earthy tones (our local wool supply is limited) and used the painting Frida did of their second wedding as our inspiration. The only items we didn't make are the clay flowers in Frida's hair. They are from Thailand.
(Thank you to the wonderful man at Castles in the Air!)





8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Definitely magnificent A wonderful work of art

Kate in NJ said...

Wow!! You two are awesome!!

Forte said...

Aren't those wonderful? The look on Annie's face says it all!!!

8)(8 said...

Gorgeous!

Ulla said...

Truly wonderful! I love Diago's ponch and Frida's dog! You are such a wonderful Mother!

Project Pink Suitcase said...

I love these dolls you created!!!
So wonderful. I can see the excitement in Annie's eyes while holding them close to her heart.

Melissa! said...

There's a Frida event going on at the San Jose Museum of Art on Nov 12 @ 6-8:30pm. Check out their website!

Cher Mere said...

I totally love these! You guys are so cool.