Amazing Women Series: Frida Kahlo Bento
This week’s Amazing Woman is Frida Kahlo. My kiddo loves art and I wanted her to know an artist in her own right who was quite prolific in her lifetime. She had several adversities to overcome (childhood polio, problems with her leg, etc.) and she expressed herself through art by examining herself and creating tens of self-portraits. Frida had a strong opinion and voice at a time when women were not given much credit. She had beliefs and ideas and stood up for her ideals, so in that way, an interesting person to learn about. So far, she’s been my favorite to paint in the series because she has so many visuals to pull from.
Unfortunately, rushing around this morning, I forgot to add a note about her, but we’ll be talking more about Frida Kahlo when we read the book, Who Was Frida Kahlo?
In this lunch:
Main PB&J with a re-creation of self-portrait of Frida painted with food dye on mozzarella cheese. Around the sandwich, I put a “frame” of trail mix.
Sides Mandarin oranges with wafer flowers and Frida’s spider monkey, Fulang-Chang, done in a kiwi.
Also included but not pictured Yogurt.
Today, I used:
Beautiful lunch! Where did you get the wafer flower?
I got them when I went to Italy, but you could buy them through Amazon.