This self portrait with thorn necklace
and humming bird painted by Frida Kahlo in 1940
served as this month inspiration.
A choker style necklace seemed fitting.
I decided to use an Earthenwood Studios pendant
from my stash. It has the right color of greens,
Added a few carnelian, green ceramic rondelles
and light gray Czech beads.
Twig branch links serve nicely to represent
the thorns around her neck.
I put a Swaroski red crystal under the
Humming bird to picture the tiny drops of blood.
Even though Frida was in so much pain
emotionally as well as physically
as depicted here in her self portrait.
I also see a hope, a brightness to the lush background.
Where she may not of owned a pair of tweezers?
She did care enough to do her hair
and put on lipstick.
So when I wear this I with think of others struggles seen and unseen
and my own internal pain along with my hope.
A time when all pain will be done away with.