Category: Frida Kahlo

Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo

Happy birthday, Frida Kahlo

Today is Mexican artist Frida Kahlo‘s birthday. I’ve been obsessed with Frida since I was a wee lass. Her art.Her face.Her style. Her passion. They all attracted me like a moth to a flame. Now, when I paint, I often…

When you want to rock a necklace like Frida Kahlo

When you want to rock a necklace like Frida Kahlo

The second I saw this necklace I thought, this is something Frida Kahlo would’ve worn. I want! Frida was known for wearing beautiful, bold Pre-Columbian jewelry, handmade stones and pendants. Contrary to popular belief, she wore them as a political…

Paint Your Own Frida Kahlo TOMS shoes

Paint Your Own Frida Kahlo TOMS shoes

Create a stencil of your favorite portrait of Mexican artist Frida Kahlo and paint it on a pair of shoes using craft paint. New Year, new projects. I recently spoke to a fellow who really really wanted me to paint…

DIY Frida Kahlo Christmas Ornaments

DIY Frida Kahlo Christmas Ornaments

Make your own Frida Kahlo ornaments to adorn your Christmas tree this year. Any time of the year is a good time for Frida Kahlo, in my very humble opinion. Valentine’s Day, Cinco de Mayo, Halloween, Groundhog Day–you name it,…

Happy 105th birthday, Frida Kahlo

Happy 105th birthday, Frida Kahlo

This is one of my favorite quotes from Frida Kahlo. I’ve seen her work in person and it always makes me cry. It’s delicate and fragile, just as I imagine she was. But it’s also as powerful as the Earth–just…

Dia de los Muertos 2011

Dia de los Muertos 2011

It’s been over a week since Day of the Dead 2011 and I think it’s safe to say to I’ve survived. Really, honestly, it was a crazy week. Not only did Day of the Dead take place, it was the…

My October in pictures

My October in pictures

We’re studying The Middle Ages in Story of the World so we made mosaics out of beans. Wooo. Diego was The King of Pop for Halloween.  He won Best Costume! There are IT’S-IT mint and chip ice cream cookie sandwiches…

Frida fanatics, pay close attention

This Frida Kahlo Button Art is just…amaze-balls. Totally. Process: Frida Kahlo Button Art Time Lapse from Ashley Hackshaw on Vimeo. 8 hours of labor, 6 tubes of industrial glue, and over 2,000 buttons. I’m verklempt.

A day trip to downtown L.A

A day trip to downtown L.A

I recently took a trip to downtown L.A without the chil’rens for a little shopping excursion in the famous garment district. My mom didn’t want to brave driving through the crowded downtown streets and she couldn’t bear the thought of…

New art

New art

I’ve been working on my Dia de los Muertos pieces like a dutiful worker bee every day now. You should see my house, I’ve got dust bunnies and laundry piles to show for it. For whatever reason, my soul really…