Mi Frida es Bernadette Peters
The purpose of this project was to learn about Frida Kahlo's life and artwork and then create an art piece of our own based on one of her paintings that portrays an individual of our choosing. I think Frida Kahlo painted so many self portraits as a form of self acceptance, even if she could not accept her life situation. I am very happy with how my painting ended up because I did not think it would look as realistic and as Bernadette Peters like as it does. I did not end up with the painting I thought I would. I had intended to paint a teal background, but wasted all of my blue trying to create the color I wanted. I think Frida is a very fascinating individual whose story is very interesting to me. Now that I know more about her, I appreciate her art more than I did before this project.
El Dia De Los Muertos
El Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday that honors loved ones who have died. For our El Dia de Los Muertos project, we wrote Calaveras which are poems that depict who a person was and how they died. I wrote mine about Judy Garland. We also wrote Ofrendas which are obituaries and I chose to write about Ethel Merman. Our Calaveras and Ofrendas were displayed at the Durango Arts Center's El Dia de Los Muertos exhibit.