Saturday, October 18, 2014
Frida Kahlo Shrine
At one point I asked Ellie for her advice on a few ideas that I had. She, being insightful and artistic, had wonderful suggestions that felt just right even as she explained them to me. I am so thankful for her and her ideas. She in turn thanked me for caring what she thought. "Of course I care what you think," I replied softly. Part of me was trying to push myself to include all of the traditional elements that are expected to be found in an ofrenda, but that felt strained. Ellie told me that she thinks I can win. I, of course, love that she thinks that. It would certainly be fun if I won, but I really did it to push myself outside of the "regular art I usually create." And my, am I ever enjoying it. I would not want to do this kind of art all of the time. It would become too blingy, but once in a while is a blast. So, I will finish my piece, deliver it to Two Hands and see what comes of that.