Monday, February 21, 2011

I ♥ Frida

...and as such, am fittingly inspired by her. Each of the following pictures of me today has been paired with some of Frida's words of wisdom. She had plenty of them.

“They are a bunch of coocoo, lunatic, sons of bitches surrealists.”

“Being the wife of Diego is the most marvelous thing in the world...I let him play matrimony with other women. Diego is not anybody's husband and never will be, but he is a great comrade.”

“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”

“I love you more than my own skin.”

“I never paint dreams or nightmares. I paint my own reality.”

“The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to, and I paint whatever passes through my head without any other consideration.”

“Painting completed my life.”

“I leave you my portrait so that you will have my presence all the days and nights that I am away from you.”

“I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.”

“I hope the departure is joyful and I hope never to return.”

“Feet, what do I need you for when I have wings to fly?”

“There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst.”

“My painting carries with it the message of pain.”

  • 1980s vintage earrings from PCC Swap Meet
  • Peace burnout T-shirt from Target
  • vintage navy crinoline from PCC Swap Meet
  • Rainbow tutu from a street vendor in Ashland, OR.
  • pear barettes made by me with help from Joann's
  • flowers and birds from Joann's and Michaels
  • argyle sock from Primark
  • Striped stocking of unknown origin
  • Banana heels from Target
  • Barry M. dazzledust in lime green and yellow
  • Revlon Colorstay LipGlaze in 542 Continuous Coral
Lovely Wednesday

Friday, February 11, 2011

Heavenly Voices

Just a quick outfit post today--it was Heavenly voices tee-shirt day (HV is the gospel choir here at Baylor in which I sing) today, so this is what I put together:

  • Skirt thrifted, altered by me.
  • Fingerless lace glove from downtown L.A.
  • Heavenly Voices Gospel Choir T-Shirt
  • Belt from Target
  • gifted Pentacle
  • Black Murano glass necklace from the Island of Murano near Venice, Italy
  • Cheap red lipgloss, don't know brand
  • Flower clips from JoAnn's
  • Bird from my mother's Christmas Tree...
  • marshmallow bangle gift from Queen Maryjean
  • all bracelets gifted except clear and silver round beaded bracelet from Target
  • Skeleton cameo poison ring from StarrlightJewelry on Etsy

Happy weekend, everybody!
<3 Lovely Wednesday