Monday Muse: IBIZA

Take me to Ibiza! Feeling inspired by the beach, the colors, the bohemian, and the easy way of life on this island. Every summer becomes “Tropical Island Summer” for me. I am fortunate enough to live in San Diego where I can go to the beach any time I want. I must confess that sometimes when I’m on the beach I pretend I'm in Ibiza. At least until I can go there for real. I have this amazing coffee table book called Ibiza Bohemia that I flip through almost daily, fantasizing about island life and tapping into that island state of mind whenever I want. It feels delicious. I love the description of the book, “It is a place to reinvent oneself, to walk the fine line between civilization and wilderness, and to discover bliss.” What doesn’t sound good about that?Finding ways to cultivate the Island Summer State today, feeling IBIZA!

Monday Muse: Frida Kahlo

After the exciting weekend I had at the Friducha art show at La Bodega Gallery, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pieces by Frida Kahlo.

She has been called a Surrealist and I would agree with that label. There is a dream-like quality to her work and a level of detail that creates an intense fabric of symbolism for the viewer to dissect and engage with. Although her likeness has been highly commodified, I believe we must always return to her work, especially the works that are not so easy to look at. Her life was complex as is her work. She is truly one of the most successful female artists and must be remembered first and foremost for her contribution to art.

What do you think of her work? How would you categorize it? How do you identify with the symbolism she presents? I’d love to know!