Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Today is "Cinco de Mayo" (Spanish for "fifth of May"), and living here in Texas, it's a big day. It's a holiday held on May 5 that commemorates the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862. Usually there are a lot of celebrations going on downtown, and it's a good excuse to eat tasty Mexican food and drink.
It got me thinking about one of my favorite Mexican icons, Frida Kahlo. I'm sure most of you know Frida, she was a passionate painter with uniquely beautiful features. Her art and life are incredibly inspiring to me. I just listed one of my wood paintings of her in my Etsy shop:
I love these Frida Postcards, by A FANCIFUL TWIST and I had to share them! Aren't they lovely?