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« on: April 28, 2013 08:21:45 PM »

A friend's birthday was rapidly approaching and, being dead broke, I knew I was going to have to/want to make him something. I was looking at pictures for what seemed like forever, couldn't find anything that jumped out at me. Then I came across this great sketch from Frida Kahlo, one of my friend's favorite artists. Bam, that was it. It took me two evenings and the better part of a third day to complete.

When I finished it, I got a plastic canvas-style framed picture from the 99c Store, some hideous flowery thing, painted it a neutral beige, and one hot glue blister on my palm and a flurry of foul language later, I had my friend's birthday gift.

I apologize for the slightly out of focus photos. I took them the morning after an evening of much celebration and vodka and, suffering from a case of "I can't party like I used to"-itis, they appeared in focus. Under the glare of sobriety? Not so much.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2013 11:02:08 PM »

I looovveee this! It's fantastic Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2013 06:01:54 AM »

Beautiful! I have a postcard of a similar picture of Frida and Diego and you did an excellent job catching their expression!
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2013 07:39:19 AM »

Great stitching!!!
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« Reply #4 on: May 04, 2013 06:23:43 AM »

This is so great! I know your friend just loved it.
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