Frida Kahlo. The fierce, tiny woman artist from Coyocoan, Mexico who painted herself in bright colors. Frida, who’s body was disfigured in a bus accident as a child. She began painting as a way to understand herself better, to tell her story.
She moved to San Francisco in the 1930’s with her artist husband Diego Rivera. He was a famed mural painter and a Communist.She painted in her North Beach studio, above the bustling cobblestone streets near the Fisherman’s Wharf.
Frida was sensual and expressive. She was bold an unafraid, and desperate to know herself better. She was an vibrant, complicated woman. She was an alcoholic who struggled to “….drown her sorrows, but the bastards learned to swim.”
Frida liked to cross-dress.She had hairy pits. She had naturally curly hair, which she wore in all different styles.Most famously, she braided scarves and fabric into her hair and added big, bright flowers.
Here is a nice Frida Kahlo fabric and braids tutorial, so you can emulate her beauty. Frida is a life inspiration.