“I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy to be alive as long as I can paint.” – Frida Khalo.
The creativity these days I’ve been running into is just too much. But a good “too” much. The kind where it just keeps making you want to keep growing and learning for more.
This weekend I had the opportunity to sit in on a special painting workshop held by my friend Bree Clarke of The Iman Project. She has her own studio Lavender + Mint Designs Studio (+farmhouse table business, the girl is killin’ it) located inside Richardson Mercantile (have you been? well, you need to.) and to see it transform from a small simple space into a place to gather was so inspiring. She’s been bringing “workshops with a purpose” to others and to see the workshop packed with others was the cherry on top. Be sure to scroll down for all the eye candy photos.
In honor of the great artist and influencer, Frida Kahlo is celebrated this month by her life and her death. Looking at her paintings, she dealt with her own personal brokenness, but through it all, she rejoiced through her talented gift of painting.
This painting workshop, lead by Bottle & Bottega of Plano, captured that essence. By leaving your worries at the door and to take a few hours to find yourself while painting? Well, that’s exactly what we did.
Scroll down to see how my Frida Kahlo portrait painting came out…