10 Tuesdays. 10 Fridas. Art blog event. Frida No. 1: sock doll. #recycledcraft

I’m celebrating my blog with an art event.

The event honors the woman who inspires me to keep it going as an artist: Frida Kahlo.

(How many of you that know me are right now rolling your eyes and saying, “duh”…!?!?  I realize I am a tad obsessed.)

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For the next 10 Tuesdays, I will be creating 10 different portraits of Frida Kahlo in some form/medium or another.  It may be a drawing, an object, a doll, whatever…  A surprise.  I will be posting one a week.

These new and unique Frida arts and crafts are my own designs and will be for sale here on the blog for a special presale price before I put the item onto my online store.  The sale price for each product will last for one week, then it gets listed if not sold here.

Frida No. 1: the sock doll

This Frida is made out of 100% recycled, gently used product.  Her body is made from a work sock and her hair is made from a black sock.  Her skull face has a white sock as ground color.  The dia de los muertos/sugar skull face is embroidered.  All the thread is from my mom’s old sewing basket.  Her tattooed arms feature Frida portraits from discontinued socks from Haight and Ashbury, San Francisco.  Her dress is made from vintage materials and her flowers are made from an antique hand-crocheted doily.  The little lamb is made from an old blanket.   The doll is about 24 inches tall with skirt (body about 18 inches).

PRICE: $175.00 CAD (Shipping free in Canada).  Email me for purchasing details.

CONTACT KATARINA: Email

UPDATE May 27, 2015 : ITEM IS SOLD

     

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There is nothing more precious than laughter.

Frida Kahlo

 

Broken vintage doll as blank canvas. #art #inspiration #Gastown #Vancouver

I found this doll at Salmagundi West in Gastown yesterday and I adore it.  I don’t know what it is about these curiosity shop treasures that totally inspire me.  I plan to use this one as a canvas upon which to paint medieval landscapes with baby Frida Kahlo  flying through.  Stay tuned!

The tattered feet are to die for!
The arms are in a plastic bag, detached from the body. Delish!

I also bought some tiny doll limbs. Darling and creepy!

In boys and girls alike, and in more of their elders, perhaps, than we suspect, the affection for dolls is chiefly an aspect of the social sense and an example of the pleasure we all take in projecting our own personalities... – Odell Shepard

This marvelous 2 level shop in Gastown reminds me of my favorite places in San Francisco and Portland. Spending time in the shop is a mini-vacation.

More dolls that inspire me: FORT LANGLEY