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May 4, 2013
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Frida by MelodyNieves Frida by MelodyNieves
Photoshop CS3
There's no other stranger in the world I could feel more connected to than Frida Kahlo. I've loved her and her art since I was 13. I used to sit on the floor of Floyd Memorial library looking through a book of her paintings feeling like she was the only one who could ever understand the loneliness I felt. And so I painted, like her, because I had to, and the only reality I wanted was the one dancing on the canvas or the paintings in my head.
Her influence spilled over into my own art and I went from scribbles of girls decked in paw prints (for nana) to drawings/paintings of how I felt, where I lived, and what I believed in. And still I could only aspire to have so much honesty in my art as she did (though I partially blame self help books and the law of attraction movement for this blockage lol). When she hurt there was blood, and when she cried so did her canvas.
Most people can probably tell I'm not much of an open book, which is conflicting as hell as an artist. Although there's a lot I'd like to say, I don't. But maybe through all my uncomfortableness (is that even a word) I can finally learn to say a little more.

“I used to think I was the strangest person in the world but then I thought there are so many people in the world, there must be someone just like me who feels bizarre and flawed in the same ways I do. I would imagine her, and imagine that she must be out there thinking of me too. Well, I hope that if you are out there and read this and know that, yes, it's true I'm here, and I'm just as strange as you.”
― Frida Kahlo
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DBolandArt Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2014   Digital Artist
That is a beautiful painting :wow: :heart:
MelodyNieves Featured By Owner Sep 16, 2014   Digital Artist
Thank you so much!! :huggle:
DBolandArt Featured By Owner Sep 17, 2014   Digital Artist
My pleasure :)
Goldenthrush Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2013
so elegant.
MelodyNieves Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013   Digital Artist
Thank you sweetie! :hug:
COLOREDINLOVE Featured By Owner Jun 30, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
She is a wonderful artist and most importantly an incredible woman and icon..her story spans many decades and all of the lonliness in her spilled into her paintings..her story is tragic yet profound...You create the art for you first..tell us the story without saying a word..that is what matters the most..and just remember..if one person can feel your emotions of what you create then it is worth everything..!! Hugs!!
MelodyNieves Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2013   Digital Artist
omg I love you!! Just seeing this :D You are so right! She's my idol for staying so true to herself artistically while also expressing her raw emotion. Thats why I love to look at her work to stay on track (: Thank you!! Big hugs!!
LostLinkArt Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow great stuff :)
MelodyNieves Featured By Owner May 5, 2013   Digital Artist
Helix21885058 Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah buddy!
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