This week our spotlight is on Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. She is one of our favorites! How she overcame tragedy and suffering with art is an...

'Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos' - Read and Rise October 2020

This week our spotlight is on Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. She is one of our favorites! How she overcame tragedy and suffering with art is an inspiring story and you can't help but love her bright flowers, thick eyebrows, and menagerie of animals. If you want to learn more about Frida Kahlo, I guarantee your local library has some great books and if you have Netflix, there is a "Who Was" episode featuring Frida.


The story we will be reading and this week's activity highlight Frida's unusual collection of exotic pets. We hope you love this story as much as we do!


Featured story: "Frida Kahlo and Her Animalitos" by Monica Brown



Activity: Create your own self-portrait with animals! Fill the background with bright colorful leaves and your favorite animals - they could be your pets or whatever animals you love best!


Here is a tutorial explaining how exactly to make this self-portrait from Leah Newton Art.


As you create your portraits, I hope you take a minute to appreciate your own beauty, even if it's not what popular culture deems most beautiful - just like Frida's thick bushy eyebrows. There is beauty in imperfection <3

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