Over the weekend, my husband and I dressed up as Mexican artists, Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera for a Halloween party. We weren’t necessarily in the mood and it would’ve been easy to stay home. A few hours before the party I thought about the opportunity to walk three houses down, see costumes, have a few beers, eat some chocolate and talk to a bunch of interesting people. When I thought about it, well, it would’ve been really stupid to stay home. Culturally, I think we sometimes consider PLAY as frivolous or unnecessary. NOPE. It’s really necessary. I know that play makes me feel more creative, relaxed and better able to handle setbacks.
I’m pretty sure I’ll remember dressing up like Frida & Diego for a Halloween party more than another night on the couch watching a movie. GO FORTH & PLAY, YOUR LIFE DEPENDS ON IT.
I haven’t had the pleasure of visiting Frida Kahlo’s home in Coyoacán, Mexico, but I can pretend I have with Photoshop. Don’t you love my cigarette spoke. I think Frida probably could do things like that with smoke.Frida is worth knowing more about. She had a remarkably interesting life. Her paintings, clothes and attitude really speak to me and provide inspiration. http://www.biography.com/people/frida-kahlo-9359496