Penelope Basset

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

I am doing an art challenge on a e-friend's facebook page. The challenge: do a portrait of Frida in whatever style or materials you goes from the sublime to the oh-my-goodness! Lots of fun! My picture is done in Copic type markers which I am playing with right now. I had never done much reading about Frida before a few days ago. She had a painful life both from wounds to her heart by her husband, and the lingering damage to her body from a streetcar accident when a teen. Because of scarring to her womb, she was never able to carry a child to term, though she tried three times at great risk to her own health. My Frida is strong but mourning the loss of her three babes, worn as day of the dead skulls on her breast.