In the Studio with Frida Kahlo

I am finding lots of reasons to continue to receive visits from  Frida Kahlo in my studio.....she appears in my fused glass and in my paintings....the painted piece shown here is 12" x 12"
 so you get an idea of how large the glass shrine is...the glass shrine is called: 
"Our Lady of Casa Azul"   I loved the creation of these works..
 it is her talent and wild spirit that I find so compelling....
12"x12" mixed media on canvas

Glass Frida Kahlo Shrine and mixed media painting

Frida Kahlo returns in Glass and Mixed Media

Frida Kahlo imagery in fused glass and mixed media

more Frida Kahlo in fused glass

Frida is an ongoing presence in my studio....with many other characters such as sacred salmon, bears, trees, crows, ravens, buffalo, horses and even, for the 1st time....Caribou!! exciting wild times around here....and wild little Cricket...who likes to sit on the paint palette...luckily it was dry paint by then.....


Cricket Cat sitting on paint palette....it was dry

All Sacred

Frida, Glass Art and Springtime

Happy April....

I have been happily, faithfully following my muse.... I am fully devoted to her and her many and diverse offerings......these bits of Frida Kahlo are just some of the inspirations she has sent me.....there are so many more creative offerings coming out of my studio this spring....
 My good friend Leslie just made me a beautiful book bag with Frida Kahlo imagery all over the fabric.....plus plus plus a new book all about Frida and Diego.....I will post pix of that soon too....
and just wait.....more Spring Chickens are flying out of here too....in glass and on canvas.....stay tuned....
p.s. the groovy circles can be found at The Barton & Leier Gallery in Nanaimo.....

Frida Kahlo in groovy circles....

close-up detail of Frida Kahlo in a glass window

Frida and the Groovy Circles assembled and ready to deliver

Playing with Frida (Kahlo) and The Buddha

I've been playing around with paint, paper and colours in general....this first piece is a mixed media collage on watercolour paper.....I guess it started out roughly 24" x 30".......

mixed media on paper

and, since it is a fairly big piece..... and I wanted to play..... I decided to cut it up into smaller pieces that are easier to display and share.....

beginning to cut up the large mixed media piece

after cutting the paper into pleasing compositions to my eye, I began to look around for supports to glue them to......I used old plywood and cradled panels.....

finding supports for the new cut pieces

it's been a FUN process and I am starting on another one while the kilns melt glass pieces.....back and forth between glass work and mixed media work is FUN too......I am Grateful.....

Frida Kahlo and a skull

It is possible that these pieces may still change...I may add some meaningful text or more marks....not sure yet...

finished mixed media with Frida Kahlo 10"x10"
preparing paper for support
small piece nailed onto plywood

thick watercolour paper with edging

Buddha....mixed media 6"x6"

collection of mixed media