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Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Wow - It doesn't look like it's going to warm up any time soon up here the predictions for the next 10 days is the highest during the day it will get to is 32 (today) and the lowest looks to be about 16...yech. This girl is in hibernation, I let the mailman bring my art and book supplies to me. Speaking of which, I'd ordered 3 books (all said "in stock") from Amazon.com nearly 2 weeks ago, I chose 5-8 day shipping and they still haven't been shipped - what'd they do? Lay off the shipping department after the holidays?!? Sad - I really need one of those books to finish up 2 custom book orders. :\  
In my wait, I made another Frida Kahlo book for my shop , I think I'll be doing more with contrasting colored spines, I love the look. I am not a huge fan of her artwork but find the story of her tortured life fascinating. She waged a battle not only physically but internally. Her crazy relationship with Diego Rivera was something else! If one only knew of the tumultuous marriage between Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo, they would find it very hard to believe that they ever really loved each other, wholly. Even though they were divorced and then remarried, carried on numerous known affairs while together they really did have an undying love for one another.
"There have been two great accidents in my life. One was the trolley, and the other was Diego. Diego was by far the worst." - Frida Kahlo    
 “If I ever loved a woman, the more I loved her, the more I wanted to hurt her. Frida was only the most obvious victim of this disgusting trait.” - Diego Rivera   

Here is the crazy album I was working on in the previous post all finished. I used black cardstock inside for the pages and the size was to be able to handle either regular sized postcards or photos.  I left some slack in there to hopefully accommodate the thicknesses of the postcards without the thing bulging too badly!  


I found this vintage purse from the 60's on Etsy, I favorited it yesterday, and this morning I must not have had enough coffee at the time to kick start my "sensible self" ...I bought it HA! It suits me - I like it! 
 Stay warm, friends!
I wish I knew how to break this spell...........at the Shores
 

2 Click here . I love comments!:

BelleSouth said...

YAY I can finally post a comment!!

I agree with you about Frida, her life was an ongoing tragedy.

Lovely, lovely books!!

Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Andrea,
As always, the beauty of your blog just takes my breath away...I can get lost ..... at the Shores.

Joann

 

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