The encaustic medium is magical, vibrant and translucent.  My creative muse guides, inspires and feeds my soul through this medium, mixed media and collage.  Blessing me with endless moments of creative joy and harmony...providing those ahhaa moments about life.  Join me on this creative journey, spend some time reading my musings about this life, the blessed other souls that come into contact with mine, however brief or often, that can leave everlasting imprints on our journey....perhaps our lives might share some similarities, bringing us closer and more connected...and less isolated.

"I suppose there is one friend in the life of each of us who seems not a separate person, however dear and beloved, but an expansion, an interpretation, of one's self, the very meaning of one's soul." ~ Edith Wharton

Here's to finding those expansive moments.....

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Frida Kahlo - An Icon & Goddess

Frida Kahlo - 1907 to 1954, is one of my icons and a goddess in her own right, for whom I have great admiration - view this You Tube video, which has images of her life with some cool music too. 

Someone asked me why I love Frida so much, and her work...and I have done quite a bit of reflecting on this lately... Obviously I did not know her, but from what I have read and seen, on the surface I love her because she is so colourful, flamboyant, wild...I imagine her to be frank, bold, boisterous, compassionate, passionate, moody, emotional, imaginative, loving...I find myself deeply respectful of her journey in life; her determination to conquer life's tests, she showed great courage to succeed over not succumb to her life's pain.  She'd probably be quite opinionated, a social justice advocate, a feminist..all of these things are what I imagine her to be and for which I admire and strive towards in my own life.  Over the years she has had a great impact on many people, particularly womyn in the world, myself being one of them.

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