Frida Kahlo continues to inspire me... I will watch the movie, thumb through books or stumble upon something she was rumored to have said that will resonate with me from time to time. Her work is passionate, raw, beautiful and sometimes painful.
A quote I read recently is the inspiration for this buckle design.
"There were two terrible accidents in my life...one was getting hit by a bus, the other was when I married Diego." - Frida Kahlo
She seemed to be more in love with Diego Rivera's talent and celebrity than the man himself. He was horrible at being married and was a notorious philanderer. Breaking Frida's heart again and again throughout their marriage. He was also a talented and charming painter.
I added a hand throwing dice to this buckle to symbolize Frida's life and the inability to control circumstances. I chose the color red for her injuries and the reoccuring theme in her work. The bird represents her spirited approach to life and her love of animals.
The dove and the elephant...her mother's description of Frida and Diego.
I hope you enjoy the buckle as much as I enjoyed creating it...
Blessings - Julie