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iPad doodle: frida’s nonillusion

December 26, 2010

A doodle inspired by images in Frida Kahlo’s diary, which is also the source of the quote: “lo que mas importa es la no ilusion” (what is most important is the non-illusion*).

I have been doodling much of the day, soothing myself, attempting to dismiss holiday stress.


*as translated in The Diary of Friday Kahlo: An Intimate Self Portrait

  1. December 26, 2010 3:08 pm

    Super cool. You should really pursue this genre.

  2. December 26, 2010 3:51 pm

    Far out! I like it.

  3. December 26, 2010 5:50 pm

    OH, I do hope it helps with the stress

  4. December 26, 2010 6:59 pm

    While Frida did work “small”, most of her canvases were bigger than the iPad, but the size of her diary pages is pretty close — if she where alive today, Frida Kahlo’s diary would be digital, don’t you think?

  5. December 26, 2010 7:32 pm

    I agree, Frida would totally dig an iPad (I got one for Christmas! and am over the moon…well, almost; still have to go scatter my brother’s ashes and finish up his affairs and memorial this week out-of-province … but after that, then I’ll be over the moon, I just know it)

  6. December 26, 2010 8:20 pm

    It’s a beautiful translation. (PS have you tried zendoodle? Google it! I think you might like it.)

  7. December 26, 2010 9:46 pm

    Perfect! Absolutely.

  8. Howard Kogan permalink
    December 26, 2010 10:45 pm

    Wonderful drawing. I think the combination of word and image will be one of the major forms of literary/artistic expression in the near term. Keep working it!

  9. December 26, 2010 11:42 pm

    Drawing seems like a great way to soothe stress. I hope it worked! Your doodle is wild. I’ve been doing some comfort knitting–a rose-red cowl.

  10. December 27, 2010 3:48 am

    Carolee, that is a fabulous doodle – I must remember to follow your example: what a great way to ooze out the stress through moving fingers.

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