Saturday, August 6, 2011

"I am the subject I know best"

"I paint myself because I am so often alone and because I am the subject I know best." - Frida Kahlo

I am the subject I know best.

The day that I did my Frida painting, I stopped judging my art.
I realized that I hardly ever gave myself something fun that I could do, by myself, and I shouldn't ruin the experience.
For some reason, that day, I impressed myself.
I didn't plan my next step, I didn't consult anyone. I trusted myself.
I tried not to tell myself that there was any 'right' way.
I was only me.
Because only I know me. I know me best.

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Claudia Schiffer embodies Frida
Frida Purple
Inspiration for my painting.
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Photography by Karl Lagerfeld
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Me last Halloween.

I just discovered that Frida was born in July. Just like me.
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