I love Fridal Kahlo + The New York Botanical Garden, so playing dress up was a definite!
My daughter keeps me inspired. Not only is she gorgeous, but she loved to plays dress-up. Today we played Frida Dress-up, in honor of my favorite artist, Frida Kahlo! Many of you do not know, that I originally went to school for Studio Art. I studied many amazing artists, but the one that stuck was Frida. Maybe it was the vibrant colors, or the fact that she was a rebel. Maybe it was because she made the most out of what she had, or had a super imaginative mind. Or maybe, looking in the mirror, she felt like I sometimes felt. She was as much as a realist as she was imaginative. Drawing what she saw and elaborating on it. Frida is a true inspiration, and I will forever admire her art.
I attended the Frida Al Fresco nights, and exhibit at The New York Botanical Garden in The Bronx, NY! I was beyond excited to be able to experience life in her world, and get up close and personal with her artwork! I even dressed up like Frida herself, with one of my best friends from college! So I guess you could say, that playing Frida Dress-up with my daughter, was a test run for the real thing! We had so much fun and my daughter was able to capture the true essence of Frida, I think! Luckily, my parent’s back yard is full of really amazing vines and overgrown bushes! Behold, the amazing images I took of my daughter, myself, my bestie Reine and .. Fridal Kahlo + The New York Botanical Garden!
She enjoyed doing this so much, I think we may do it again very soon with another artist. Now just to figure out who…
Going to Frida al Fresco was an amazing experience. I couldn’t take photos of the actual artwork, because as an artist I understand that devalues the work. There was only a handful of her artwork, because most of it is not permitted to leave Mexico. Her artwork is at El Museo The Museum of Frida Kahlo. I hope to one day be able to go there and see all of her beautiful work, La Casa Azul, and get a feel for what her life was truly like. Until then, I was able to get a glimpse of it, at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx, NY! WOW, they did an amazing job, and it was GORGEOUS! Getting up close and personal with some of her artwork, was phenomenal. Take a look at how much fun we had below, and don’t forget to follow me on InstaGram to see the things I posted there: