First of all-the AMAZING "Frida Calavera" painting in question was not painted by me (I wish!) but by my friend, the ludicrously talented and hilarious Cynthia Martinez of Fat Girl Escapades. I was touched beyond words when she gave it to me-you're the best, Cynthia!
|Cynthia The GORGEOUS and Frida|
I knew exactly where I wanted Frida to live, on the wall above my kitchen table. But when I raced home and put the canvas up on the wall, she seemed a little...I don't know, naked?
|FRIDA BEFORE-I know, you're jealous of my giant fork and spoon. Everybody is.|
I tried a patch of just plain turquoise glitter but it was just too, well, plain. That's when I remembered that I had a canister of silver iridescent glitter that my friend, Kathy Cano-Murillo (aka The Crafty Chica) had given me when we were at Hispanicize a couple of months ago!
|Me with Kathy when she made an appearance at MY Michael's last year!|
|Will they EVER be dry?|
|She's ready for her Close-up!|
This was a very easy craft that anyone with a 75-cent sponge brush and a bit of Mod Podge can make. As far as I'm concerned, there's nothing that soothes my jangled nerves after a busy day like a mess o' glitter. And Frida helps me keep it all in perspective. Whenever I get whiny, she gently admonishes me, "You think you've got problems? Don't even get me started, sister."
Wishing you love with extra cheese-