Monday, July 19, 2010

Frida's waiting


I can become distracted by all kinds of things.  Etsy browsing... beautiful blogs... a gorgeous children's book.. I am also someone who is constantly thinking about new things to occupy my time with.  Whether it be investigating for two hours who teaches the best Flamenco Class to where I would move if I left the bay area.  In the wake of my distractions lie all of the little projects which never get quite completed.  My daughter's alphabet monsters waiting to be hung in the play room - the sketches for paintings that will never see canvas - the little dress I started to pin that never rendezvoused with the sewing machine - the yards and yards of tulle for the colorful tutu that was never made - or those paintings that are near completion, but are missing something that I can't really identify.   
My little Frida painting is one such painting.  

She sits with her sister waiting for me to figure out exactly what should be said above their heads.  "Love yourself" - "Love" - "I had a dream about you" - "Know yourself" ... I am not sure what it should say.  Should I write it in English?  Should I write it in Spanish?  Should I just leave it blank?  
Should I write something absurd?  (Like - "She didn't know what to say." ) Too many questions... so there she waits for an answer... next to the other little paitings needing to be rescued. 

What do you think I should do?  Any ideas?  Maybe I should sleep with her on my nightstand.and see what I dream about.

9 comments:

Diane said...

I know this sounds silly, but I always wait and see what the painting tells me to do. Your Frida might be stubborn though, so you might have to take over, but don't wait too long--she's beautiful!!
All of your work is stunning.

rebecca said...

spanish. YES....

love the idea of having her near by while you are dreaming....

lovely lovely painting...

xoxoxoxo,
rebecca

Ayala Art said...

I love the painting! I have been in that same spot: a painting with a banner and undecided what to write in it. Either in English or Spanish!
Most of the time my solution was to let the buyer decide, and I said that in the listing "you decide what the banner says"
Most people wanted their name, which is a nice personal touch.

I'll be looking forward to see it finished! :o)

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Maybe you could put an actual quote from Frida?

I love you more than my own skin.
Frida Kahlo

Might be a good one for sisters. :)

Theresa

Silke said...

Dear Deann, Thank you so much for finding my blog today and leaving such a wonderful comment! I'm so glad I found you and your gorgeous art this way!

With my paintings, I usually put them in the living room where I can look at them to allow them to "tell me" what more is needed. Your Frida's are beautiful!

Hugs, Silke

Janet Ghio said...

Your Frida painting is just fabulous!!

rebecca said...

come haiku!!!
maybe frida will speak to us....

pm blog party said...

Hi Deann your Frida is gorgeous! I love her expression(s) and the colors you used are beautiful. I'm so glad you stopped by and joined our party. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Hey I'm former Bay Area resident (in fact I'm here visiting my mom now!) Have a great day. Oh...I vote for Spanish. I love the look of another language on art.

Anna @ Frosted Petunias said...

Hi Deann your Frida is gorgeous! I love her expression(s) and the colors you used are beautiful. I'm so glad you stopped by and joined our party. I can't wait to see what you come up with. Hey I'm a former Bay Area resident (in fact I'm here visiting my mom now!) Have a great day. Oh...I vote for Spanish. I love the look of another language on art.

sooorry...i hit enter too soon the first time..

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