Frida and Vinyl

Two of my favorite things are being translated into creations this week.

Frida Kahlo and vinyl.

A Frida rag doll and a 12 inch black vinyl record pillow will be finished by Thursday if I stay on it.

I still need to add a row of  stitches to her left eyebrow. I added the little mustache hairs following her lead in masculinized self-portraits.

I will make long black hair for braiding and add fleece flowers to the braid weave on her head.

This doll requires whipping up a little “peasant” outfit.

Frida Kahlo is a powerful role model for women because she took seriously the job of creating herself, creating a myth of self in a time when it was really outside the norm.

Frida is one of those  freaks ( a term that contains power for me) that insisted on coming into her self  in the most meaningful way. The magic she created still moves in the world.

The vinyl pillow project was aided by finding a really cool label which I photographed and printed with a heat transfer.

The Perfect is a beautiful design. The song is “Nobody Knows What a Red Head Mama Can Do” by Cliff Edwards aka Ukelele Ike.

*Freak necklace charm by stoopidgerl.

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