Monday, 26 January 2015

Frida Kahlo self portraits

L's Little Passport country this month is Mexico.  She has been reading books about life in modern day Mexico as well as the Aztecs and Mayans.  She can't get over the fact that the Aztecs used to make human sacrifices to their gods.  Very gruesome indeed!
We've been listening to Mexican music in the car and eating tacos!
We couldn't forget a very important Mexican woman and that is of course Frida Kahlo.  I've been wanted to study her life and artwork with L for a while now and this was the perfect opportunity.

L had read about Frida's life in her awesome book Girls Who Rocked the World.  We also looked at her artwork on the computer and watched this neat video  that morphs many of Frida's self portraits in and out.

The most fun of course was trying our hand at our own self portraits.  We used oil pastels and a looked at ourselves on the computer to complete our portraits.  
I absolutely adore how L's turned out.

L's self portrait

 Mommy's self portrait

L said she looks older in hers and I look younger in mine.  Thanks a lot! hehe

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