Fresh Flower Crown: An Ode to Frida
Ahhh, Hello! and happy Friday! I totally intended to share these photos with you this morning- however, I fell back asleep on the couch this morning and then ran out the door and forgot my computer and iPhone/ipad charger. My iPad had a battery life of 17 and my phone 54. Sooo, I didn't make it through the day, technologically speaking. My classroom got cleaned during my planning period though!
Anyways, I am going to share one of my secrets with you! Every Sunday afternoon the kroger in the Edgewood shopping center (here in Atlanta) discounts their flowers. AND that just so happens to be exactly when I like to do my grocery shopping. (I am a creature of habit) I usually can snag me a pretty decent bouquet for 4 or less dollars. I'm talking anything from a dozen daisies to 2 dozen roses. It always amazes me. I got these flowers for about 6 bucks! 3 separate bouquets (not all flowers pictured) and some Florida Greenery $.99 (? I don't know- just what the package said).
When I saw these flowers I instantly knew I wanted to make a crown! My favorite female artist, Frida Kahlo would always wear giant flowers on her head. So I wanted Chris to take some photos of me, like her.
Frida Kahlo was not only a brilliantly, talented artist but a very strong woman and inspiration to all really. She over came a lot in her life, and expressed it beautifully in her art work. There is a wonderful movie about her life starring Salma Hayek, titled Frida. It used to be streaming on netlfix but now its only for dvd rental. Her diary was also published with the english translation in the back and it is really good too! I saw it is going for a crazy amount of money on amazon right now, which I am not sure why....I bought my copy hard cover, brand-new in college for $12. Granted I do believe I got it on sale. But even a used copy is going for over $100 now. I guess she has become super popular since then.
She had a show at the High Museum of art last year, and this is a picture chris snaped of me with her. It was opening night & valentines day, so it was a packed house. I have another photo that my friend Paige took from when we went back, but I couldn't find it. (You weren't supposed to take photos) but I HAD to.
whhheww, that was a big post. Hope you enjoyed! Some photos were taken by me, the portraits were taken by Chris and the Frida pictures are from google.
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