Wednesday, 20 August 2014

WOYWW and More..........

Hi everyone,
This is what is on my desk this week.

This is  mixed media paining of Frida Kahlo. Which is this months theme over at AJJ.

NOW!!!!!! A little while ago I posted about those little holiday souvenir concertina book brooches which I remember from my childhood.  Out of interest I checked out Ebay but only found one which was in the USA and that was sold. I would imagine that they are quite rare as they were so delicate 

This weekend I went to a Vintage Fair and what do you think I found ............

Not only that but it was of the Lake District where I often spent my childhood holidays and which I also happened to be visiting the next day for reasons which are very close to my heart. 

It goes without saying that it was a very precious find indeed. 

Thanks for visiting. x

p.s I was just double checking the spelling of Frida's surname on Google and did you know that you can get Frida Kahlo SOCK'S? Can you believe that? Lol. x

Linking this post to WOYWW and Art Journal Journey.


  1. I LOVE your Friday painting - just beautiful. And how lucky to find that dear little concertina book - how coincidental that it's of the Lakes - it was obviously meant for you!! Hope you have a great week,

  2. Your Frida is just AMAZING! Great that you had a nice weekend there... and I think I must have Frida socks ! Lol!
    Thank you for such a fab interpretation and that you did it once again this month:
    Joining Art Journal Journey!

  3. As always, gorgeous painting, love her facial expression.
    Have a good week and happy crafting, Angela x 49

  4. Love your painting, and so glad you found one of those mini books, and even the Lake District - it was evidently waiting for you to come along and buy it! Thanks for joining in at the Frida challenge! Valerie

  5. You found a real treasure! It is beautiful and so is your painting!
    Gabriele 25

  6. Your Frida is very beautiful with the lovely blue background. She just pops!

  7. A lovely find, and just at the right time, too. I'm sure we used to have one of those little books - but I've no idea what happened to it.
    Take care. God bless.
    Margaret #11

  8. Hi Fuzzy, Happy WOYWW! I recognised Frida before I read it was her - that is really good! That little book is so cute, I am sure we had them when I was a child but don't have them now - or maybe we bought them for people, not sure.
    That was a lucky find.

    Cazzy x #60

  9. This painting of Frida is absolutely wonderful.
    Mar x

  10. What bright and happy colors Frida is sporting :) I love your awesome find, how charming and exciting!
    Happy WOYWW,
    Thanks for sharing your space!
    XO Tam Hess #74

  11. Happy WOYWW "Fuzzy", Frida is fabulous, wonderful work you've done. Super find that little brooch book...very cute and special. Cheers and have a great week RobynO#21

  12. I don't think Frida ever looked a lovely as you've painted her.
    You were obviously meant to have the concertina brooch!

  13. Your painting is so wonderful Carol. Congratulations! It was obviously syncronicity at work for you to find the wee book :D

  14. What a fabulous Frida painting...every detail is wonderful.
    your little book is an absolute treasure of a find

    We visited the Lake District briefly last June ...
    lucky you getting to visit again and again!

  15. Such a lovely Frida painting!!!