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Frida would have been 109 today! Here are some free coloring page printables for you, as well as my favorite Frida-themed inspirations!

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Honestly though – what do you think Frida would have thought of all of this? Do you think she’d smirk in pride at the thought of being such an icon for women, Mexico, and artists? Or do you think she would be annoyed? I think it’s a good thing if people can draw inspiration from her to push through struggles and strife in order to create art and leave a mark on the world.

Seeing her image everywhere reminds us of that.

Frida was the ultimate visual storyteller. No matter what, she never stopped creating. It was the only thing that helped her survive each day, no matter how painful.

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Let’s channel her rebel spirit, push ourselves beyond our mind’s limits, no excuses! Paint a selfie, write out our own original quotes, create original art that makes people say, “wow” – and add color all along the way.

What will people remember about you on your 109 birthday anniversary?

With or without a unibrow, here are twenty ideas to bring out your inner Frida. Rock on with your bad self!

Become familiar with her paintings.

Plan Your Life While Coloring!

Here is a PDF download for frida-coloring1 and here is frida-coloring2! The idea came to me right before I fell asleep. I woke up this morning and whipped these out. Here is what they look like as a small version, but click on the links in the first sentence to print out full-size PDFs.

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Frida Memes

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Paint Your Own Self Portrait

Bake a Frida Cookie

Superpower! Wear A Frida Enamel Pin

Collectable: Frida Nail Polish at select CVS Stores

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Sip from a Handpainted Frida Mug

This is by yours truly in my Etsy shop!

Watch The Life and Times of Frida Kahlo – PBS video

Read Library of Luminaries: Frida Kahlo: An Illustrated Biography

(On sale august 16, 2016)

I can’t wait for this! From the publisher:

Step into the world of one of history’s most celebrated artists and feminist icons: Frida Kahlo. This beautifully illustrated biography is full of colorful details that illuminate the woman behind the artwork, including excerpts from Kahlo’s personal letters and diaries on her childhood dreams of becoming a doctor, the accident that changed the course of her life, and her love affairs with famous artists. Featuring handwritten text alongside lovely illustrations in a charming case with foil stamping and debossed details, Library of Luminaries: Frida Kahlo provides a captivating window into the vibrant life, work, and creative vision of the beloved Mexican artist.

Embellish a Frida Mexican Tote

You can buy this and embellish it with sequins!

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Wear Frida nail decals

Dream with a 3 Piece Frida Duvet Set

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Sport these Mi Corazon Turquoise Earrings

Don a Frida Flower Crown

Don’t have time to make your own? Here is one ready to go!

How about some Frida DIYs?

Here is a round-up I did a while back!

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Attend Fiesta de Frida

And if you are in Phoenix, we have our Phoenix Fridas (my art collective!) birthday party this Saturday!

Frida Hair & Make Up Tutorial

 

Draw a Cartoon Frida

Frida’s Passion for Fashion

Annalisa from The Phoenix Fridas show how to rock a contemporary Frida look! LINK.

Another Coloring Page!

Denise Cortes from Pearmama.com has offered this beautiful coloring page as well!

Hope you liked those! Check your local event listings, there are Frida birthday celebrations happening all over the country!

Speaking of self-employed artists:

Tomorrow I’m doing a Facebook Live for Latina Bloggers Connect. I’m going to share five ways to monetize your blog!

Blogs are a great way to show off and monetize your talents. There are many different ways to make a living online doing what you love. No one knows this better than artist, author and entrepreneur Kathy Cano-Murillo of @CraftyChica. She’s going to share 5 ways to monetize your talents. If you’re serious about building your empire, make sure you tune into #LatinaLIVE tomorrow on Facebook at 11am PST / 2pm EST.13608150_10154429942408313_1367027674_n

And my July consulting sessions, I have three spots left! See more information here!

Love & light,

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