Saturday, October 27, 2018

Beautiful Freaks Fest 2018



Scars, Scars, Scars… Such Terrible Beauty!

Welcome to my shadowy corner of the party for Beautiful Freaks Fest 2, which I am co-hosting with Magaly Guerrero and Rommy Driks. If you are contributing to the festivities, make sure you leave the link to your post/s on the party Linky over at Magaly’s blog, aka BFF2 HQ.  If you just want to observe the fun, the same Linky will give you access to all the party participants.

I was all set to make the Bride of Frankenstein my complete creative focus for BFF2 (she will be making an appearance later), but when Magaly, Rommy, and I were discussing the theme of scars, Magaly (who suffers chronic pain and is battling a serious health issue) said something that struck me: 

"When my pain gets really bad, I always think of Frida. That woman was pure warriorness... " 

 

She was, of course, speaking about Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo.  If anyone embodies the spirit of rising above life’s physical, emotional, and psychological scars it is Frida. Despite being the victim of ill-health, a tragic accident, and ceaseless pain, she fought on for her life and art, and since her death in 1954, has become regarded as a national treasure for Mexico, and an icon for the non-conformists and the marginalized everywhere.

So, with this new inspiration, I had to make a wee Frida for Magaly. Hopefully this little talisman from a faraway friend will be a constant reminder of her own “pure warriorness”.

Thank you for visiting! I hope you’ll head off to mingle with the other partygoers now.



15 comments:

  1. She is perfect, Emma ... and the perfect gift for our very own warrior! #eyebrowgoals 😉💜

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    1. I have to put off my eyebrow goals (and pretty much any sort of hairy goals) for about six months, but after that's over... You're on!

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  2. I seem to have something in my eyes. Yep, I'm sure of it. The Insomniac is sooo right. She is perfect. I can't stop grinning. Then again, who can look at Frida with a Mona Lisa smile, and dressed to kill, and not grin like a blissful lunatic.

    I already love her! And this post, too!! BFF2 perfect, methinks.

    Thank you so much (in advance).

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  3. Yes, Frida is the perfect symbol! Brava!

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  4. OMG that is wonderfully adorable! Your dolls have such great expressions, and this one is no exception.

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  5. What a darling little Frida!

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  6. I love Frida, I love Magaly, and I love this!!

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  7. This is perfect. Just perfect!

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  8. There couldn't have been a better more beautiful gift for Magaly!❤️

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  9. Well... oh my... Frida is 'freak'ing fabulous... I looked at her wee smile, her signature monobrow, the red flowers and scull that adorn her stitched body, I looked and was enchanted for quite a while (still am)... yes a scarred warrior who carved a place in all our hearts... and I LOVE the post that accompanies this unassuming powerhouse of all that is Frida... awesome talent perfectly stitched by the talented and wonderful Emma ❤️❤️❤️

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  10. very cool!! Frida is incredible. That is perfect.

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  11. wowness...your Frida doll is exquisitely beautiful!!Absolutely magical, soulful and sublime. Your creations are always epic and inspiring!
    Victoria

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  12. Beautiful Emma! I love this post! I love your special doll and I know our Magaly will cherish it! Big Hugs!

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  13. Ah yes Frida is one of my top deities! And Magaly is also a woman of strength in this household to my daughters as well. Lovely work.

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