Friday, June 18, 2010

Pink Saturday Attitude Adjustment Needed…no, not for me…

Frida Kahlo must have suffered from too little Pink in her lifetime…she probably needed more girlfriends and good times…I recently invited her to a party…a paper doll party…hosted by Nancy to be held at next week’s Paper Cowgirl Art Retreat. Frida was certainly happy to be invited…though she balked at being photo-copied into ten dolls…I convinced her she was being honored and flattered and so her ruffled feathers were soothed…but only temporarily…we had a serious parting of the ways when I covered her neck with a gold necklace…

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I had to…she had painted a crown of thorns necklace and there was all this blood running down her collarbone! I mean, this isn’t some pain of the artist exhibit in NYC…it’s Paper Cowgirls Art Retreat in Waxahachie, Texas! We’ll be laughing and hugging, we’ll be drinking wine and relishing cupcakes…I couldn’t take her with that bloody neck!  Well, you can see by her frown that she was peeved!

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She likes the skirt fabrics and loves the shawl. She always is wearing one in her self-portraits…She likes the flowers…she loved to paint herself with them in her hair. So I pulled out all the Pink I could find hoping that would cheer her and put a smile over that big ol’ frown , but when I made those big petal sleeves and that cute petal peplum shirt…

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“It” hit the fan…she accused me of dressing her like a “ @#*#ing Flower Fairy”! I lined all ten of those foul-mouthed Fridas up…

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I told them her we don’t talk like that at parties and she needed an attitude adjustment if she expected to meet the ten X ten  other dolls… I’m a little worried that she might put a damper on the gathering…90 happy Paper Dolls with their 90 happy Paper Doll smiles…and my 10 with their brooding suffering artist attitude…Nancy says Frida gives her the “creeps”. Well, now I see why…she has those painting eyes that follow you…every time I looked over, there she was…watching me with that bloody neck and that hint of a moustache, and that uni-brow.

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So I packed them up in my pretty Pink doll suitcase. I’ll be holding my breath  and keeping my fingers crossed during the big Paper Doll Swap Party…next time I want a swap celebrity, you can bet it’ll be Dale Evans or Doris Day or Dolly Parton…someone happy and sweet and kind…someone PINK!!! 

I just hope my Fridas behave and that next Saturday doesn’t find me writing apology notes to the Paper Cowgirl Mothers of the other 90 Paper Dolls…Until then visit Beverly How Sweet the Sound for the list of lovely Pink blogs…You know they know how to play well with others and they will bring a smile to your Saturday Blog travels. Have a Pink Week.

3 comments:

nannykim said...

Oh what fun that party should be!!! I think she looks a little pouty!! YUP!!! She needs someone to tickle her, or better yet a hula hoop!

Beverly said...

LaVerne, I am concerned about you being alone with Frida. She has that look on her face that means trouble. You must have seen looks like this before. My mother once told me that she went into a ladies room in New Orleans, and there was a lady in there that looked so scary. Well, my mother is no dummy. She high-tailed it right out of there, and told my father they needed to find another ladies room quick.

You would think Frida would be grateful that you prettied her up, but she is giving you "the look". Maybe the other dolls will soften her up a bit.

I know you girls will be having a great time. Happy Pink Saturday.

My Crafty Little Page said...

Well Frida looks better as an effin flower fairy. I do have a little soft spot for her now that I know a bit more about her troubled life and Diego was probably soo moody it rubbed off on Frida. I've warned her about her language around the dolls and she seems to like the other girls. She and the Cirque doll seem to be really liking each other..;.a lot...a whole lot.
xoxo Nancy who is loving this post!

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Limping Deer and the Twins
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Flea Market Finds...sounds like my whole house and yard...

Milk Glass Collection

Milk Glass Collection
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These used to be inexpensive florist vases in the 50's and 60's. Everyone's Grandmother had bunches.

Mexicana Dishes

Mexicana Dishes
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Mexicana

Mexicana
I've added to the set over the years, but the price and experience will never match that first amazing find.

Vintage Kitchen Hutch

Vintage Kitchen Hutch
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