Monday, June 22, 2009

Frida Kahlo Challenge!

Frida Kahlo was born on July 6, 1907 in the house of her parents, known as La Casa Azul (The Blue House), in Coyoacán, Mexico.


The coming July 6th marks the 102th Anniversary of one of twentieth century's most important and revered artists, Frida Kahlo, who literally embodied pain and tragedy and used art as a process of spiritual and metaphysical transformation.


The Spanglish Team and Etsy Owls Team have gotten together to jointly create a commemorative challenge to celebrate this important event and share with other members one of the inspirational forces behind some of the most important feminist and social movements of our time, both in the US and in the rest of Latin America and the many artistic expressions that it has inspired.


The challenge consists in creating unique items inspired by Frida’s work, life, times, influences etc.

The items will be displayed in our Etsy shops beginning the 3rd of July until midnight the 5th of July.

The voting to select the favorite will be conducted on the Etsy Owls team blog and will run for one week, ending Monday 13th of July at 10 pm eastern time.

Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird/
Autorretrato con collar de espinas y colibrí,
1940, (Nickolas Muray Collection)



13 comments:

Etsy Spanglish said...

Good Luck for all participants.

Spanglish Team!

BululuStudio said...

Yes!!! Count me in!!

Cindy said...

I love Frida! I would love to be a part of the challenge.

lolo said...

I'm in too. It's going to be fun! :-)

MissButler said...

The good news is that I got a new freelance gig that is giving me a lot of work, the bad news is that until the project ends I won't have time to work on my own stuff. I can't wait to see everything, though!

Martha @estudiomartita said...

I just joined Etsy Spanglish but I'd love to participate in the Frida Kahlo challenge.

J-Mi said...

I'm so excited! I love Frida, and I'm excited that we're doing a cross venture with the two teams! :)

The Owls are very excited! :)

Kat Guzman said...

Sounds like fun! I love Frida and will try to make something.

TumbleWeedGirl said...

Presente, me too, I would love to e part of this challenge. I still don't know what media I'll use but it's going to be super fun to make something inspired by this amazing artist Frida Khalo.

AG mode said...

A challenge indeed! Good luck everyone :)

LaineyLizzard said...

This is an extremely exciting opportunity! Great collaborative effort and idea. I love a challenge.

MarZel said...

I cannot wait to see what everyone does!! What a great idea! and you won an award at my blog!!! Smiles

BululuStudio said...

I'm almost done gals...I'm very excited woo hoo!!

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