Anyhow, Frida experienced a tragic streetcar accident at the age of 18, when a trolley collided with the bus she was riding. She broke her back and pelvis, fractured her collarbone and two ribs, and her right foot was crushed and her right leg broken in eleven places. Pobre Frida. She had many, many surgeries throughout her life to try to mend her body and the disabling effects of the accident.
It left Frida to live a life of continual pain, and she spent three months recovering in a full body cast. In typical, Mexican, artista, feminist, creative Frida fashion, she decided to transform her body cast by painting it.
|Photo credit: Collector's Weekly|
|We were encouraged to leave a get well soon note for Frida, so I did.|
|A wire was stretched out with small clips so people could hang their artwork.|
|Frida Kahlo, my muse.|
|The wall was ready for more artwork.|
Print this out and get creative with your kids. Draw, color, embellish and use this printable as a teaching tool to learn more about this iconic Mexican artist.
|Boifromipanema decorating a Frida printable with Sakura Koi Coloring Brush Pens.|
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