Sunday 3 August 2014

Frida Kahlo

When I read the new theme for August over at Art Journal Journey  was ' Frida Kahlo'.
 I thought Oops!  how am I going to manage a page in my journal for this.  However Valerie who picked out the theme added a lot of information. 
That and the links given by the folk at AJJ got me surfing the net to find out more.
I have to admit my page began on the computer, using a digital program for the background, Frida and the flowers at the front. I had a  paper napkin with the parrot and branch, just right after a bit of fussy tearing to add interest to the bare corner.
Out with the acrylic paints, blending a few  colours  to match the background and paint round the edges.
I used a mask and coloured the  grunge paste with the same shade of paint, to add some texture.
During my search to find out about Frida, I came across many quotes.
This is the one I used--'At the end of the day, we can endure much more than we think we can'.
Thank you for the challenge AJJ, I enjoyed creating this page.

Also thank you for taking time to stop by, the comments you leave are always appreciated.


  1. What a wonderful page Yvonne with so much thought put into it and lovely matching shades for the surroundings

    Love Chrissie x

  2. Hi Yvonne! Your page looks amazing! I love Frida's images and you made it beautiful!
    have a great day!
    Ingrid xx

  3. A stunning page Yvonne, love the image you have chosen with this quote, and you have framed her beautifully.
    Avril xx

  4. A beautiful page. Lovely warm colors. Beautiful lady. Thanks for showing you have done a great job Anneke.

  5. This is fantastic Yvonne, I am so happy you joined in the challenge. Love the colours and the background, just wonderful, the quote as well! Hugs, Valerie

  6. Awesomely brilliant, I just viewed Valerie's are both very artistic, love coming

    The Journey is the Start

  7. wow,fanttastic page,love your beautiful frida with the wonderful orange colors,love so much.

    xxx jeannette

  8. Beautiful page, Yvonne. I love the Frida's image and the colours you've chosen.
    Hugs, Mar

  9. You made it brilliant Yvonne.. this is such a beautiful page...
    And I am glad that you though the theme sounds difficult to you managed it so masterly and that you enjoyed the progress!
    Thank you!

  10. You did a great job with this and I love reading your blogpost about how you did all of this. Very nice!

  11. You put all the elements together wonderfully!!

  12. I love your Frida. The photo is so beautiful and you've made a wonderful backgroun for it.

  13. I love how you conquered the challenge.The portrait is beautiful and your fabulous collaged background and framing are great.
    Jean x

  14. Amazing artwork with special colours and a georgous photo of Frida. Very good.

  15. Amazing page Yvonne, I'm in awe of all your journal pages!
    Val x

  16. Oh Yvonne, this is so beautiful, what a stunning page!!

  17. It's a beautiful page, love it x

  18. Terrific fiery colours - the perfect accompaniment to Frida's intensity of gaze - what a great page.
    Alison xx

  19. Loving your fab page, Annette x

  20. This Frida page looks gorgeous! I love the image and the colors you've chosen.

  21. Fantastic journal page! I love the image of Frida you used and how you worked it into such a lovely journal entry!

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