Frida circa 1926, photo taken by her dad Guillermo.
If you are a Frida Kahlo fan – and really, who isn’t – check out the new exhibit at the Frida Kahlo Museum in Mexico City. It opened this past weekend and it takes us inside Frida’s long-locked closet.
So we had this project in art class called painting as a process. My professor suggested that we use our art to express something and be able to articulate it verbally, as well as visually. I had started collecting hotel keys from all of my husbands trips and my process began there. At first I had glued a bunch of them to a canvas…but, yeah it sucked. The professor asked me to look deeper…he asked me to explore what feelings I was feeling and what I do when my husband is out of town. I am extremely lonely and I buy lingerie. Now, I didn’t think it was appropriate to glue pasties and thongs to a blue canvas, so what did I do? I created something with fishnets…something that I’m really rather proud of. (See the picture) Then I spray painted them (not in picture) Then I took the stockings off the canvas and it left a multi-dimensional print…it was really so beautiful. Not in that I’m some super artist, but in that it expressed exactly how I feel sometimes. Ambivalence.
I took my babies on a field trip today. We went out to Nemocolin Resort to see the rare and beautiful White Buffalo…we also stopped to see a Fort an went 45 stories underground to this cavern…the one you see in the pic. I had such a great day with them. We talked about history and the audacity of the greatest gentrification of all time. We communed with our ancestors and walked on sacred land. Your girl walked through that cave with a baby on her back…I tell you it was one hell of a long walk, but so worth it. They had a ball…and so did I. They are ages 12, 7, and 1. Each one is so different and their personalities are so amazing. I see some of my husband in each and some of myself. They all have my sense of humor…so, we have the funnest time…my son stay telling me what I did wasn’t cool…he’s growing up so fast… They have my husbands mind though…the way he thinks…which is good cuz I’m crazy (;
I am up at 4:24 for the first time in a long time….why? Because approximately an hour ago the fourth love of my life woke up mad as hell cuz he’s in his room. How dare you think I’m supposed to sleep by myself when you got that big ole King size bed all to yourself… This Dude! He was sick last week and has been sneaking his cock blocking way back into my room slowly but surely…but, I’m on to him. LOL I love you baby boy, but Ima need you to get a full nights rest.
I know, I know, I never should’ve announced I was going to post everyday…it’s a set up for me. LOL I tried…at least the no intentional sugar thing is going well.(except for that strawberry cream cheese crepe….) I am supposed to be writing a prior learning assessment right now, but I AM SO TIRED OF SCHOOL I COULD SCREAM!!!!!!! So, instead I am posting one of my favorite recent pics of me. I like it because I look pretty and I don’t have on any make up and there isn’t a filter. I know its not all Muslim’ed out…but, I’m posting it anyway. Sometimes, to appreciate myself, I have to remember myself. I’m remembering a time when shit was just easier. I don’t know…when I didn’t really give a damn about how I was supposed to act…I don’t know why or when I became so well behaved…LOL…I dunno, but this picture reminds me of that girl. (If anyone trips…hey, at least I cropped it…(; If I hadn’t you would have to do rakah’s…
VOTE TODAY! ORGANIZE TOMORROW!
There is People Power and Earth Power! We need both!
Favianna is one of my favorite artist because she is motivated by a truly altruistic spirit. She is strong and honest! I don’t know her, but she has helped me to see humanity again. (:
Once again, I’m trying to post everyday and um yeah, it’s 11:55…lol…trife! Anyway, I am in love with this Amazing Mango by Bolthouse Farms…OMG! It is so delicious…and has almost four serving of fruit in one serving. It is also naturally sweetened, so it falls in line with my no sugar kick. (: It’s a lil’ more than a package of koolaide…yeah, a whole lot more…but, its so worth it…like real coffee.
I know I’m late about this but HAVE YOU SEEN JILL SCOTT…IJS….She looks amazing! Not that she wasn’t beautiful before…but wow. What an inspiration! Her motivation: She wants to be around for her son. Gotta love her!
The reality is that so-called pro-life movement is not about saving babies. It’s about punishing women for having sex. That’s why they oppose birth control. That’s why they want to ban abortion even though doing so will simply drive women to have dangerous back alley abortions. That’s why they want to penalize women who take public assistance and then dare to have sex, leaving an exemption for those who become pregnant from rape. It’s not about babies. If it were about babies, they would be making access to birth control widespread and free and creating a comprehensive social safety net so that no woman finds herself with a pregnancy she can’t afford. They would be raising money for research on why half of all zygotes fail to implant and working to prevent miscarriages. It’s not about babies. It’s about controlling women. It’s about making sure they have consequences for having unapproved sex.
So, it really did seem like a good idea to do this here 30 day writing challenge. But um er yeah maybe I should have given myself a few more instructions…like, um write quality ish…lol…
I was in the process of doing a prior learning assessment (PLA)…you know when you can get college credits for life’s experiential learning…and I look up and it’s like eleven p.m….now I’m on page 24 of this particular PLA and I’m not even half way done. (Now, I’m not trippin’ on that because I know it will be worth it because I will save thousands in tuition…and at the end of my portfolio I will have four classes worth of credits. Woot!)
What was the point? Oh, yeah…ok…so I look up and I’m like you haven’t blogged. So, in my attempt to write something meaningful to anyone who may ever stumble upon my blog…please learn these lessons…
1. If you are a high school senior. Take your ass to college right after you graduate. If you don’t know what you wanna be when you grow up…that’s ok. Get your associates degree in liberal arts and figure it out when you’re a junior in a real college. Trust you do not want to have to comb your daughters hair, while watching Once Upon A Time, while your son is trying to breast feed and your other son keeps trying to change the channel…IJS..
2. If you’re all religious and what not and believe the world is gonna end oh say tomorrow…even though the book says no one knows the day or hour but you don’t think that applies to you…do yourself a favor and take your ass to school. You will make yourself a bit more competitive in our failing economy and equip yourself to open your own business because corporations are downsizing. Get educated for this world so you can help build the next.
3. If you’re old and want to get your degree, but are scared of the student loan debt (this would be me). Take your ass to school and do it. Even if you’re saddled by student loans you’ll probably die before you finish paying them off. No worries. See it’s a win/win.
Ok…that has been my PSA for this evening now to finish writing page 25…
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