Designing her clothes was the most fun, I think. We both drew from Frida's love of traditional Mexican clothes. My shawl was an old handkerchief found in an antique store in Siren, WI. Kristine's skirt came from a local Minneapolis antique store.
I have close-up color photo copies of my finished and nude (eek!) Frida right before she boarded a plane to Africa. I will post them when I scan the copies into the computer so you can see closer detail.
My Frida now lives in Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire with Stephanie, my dearest friend and companion in visiting Frida's real house in Coyoacan a few summers ago. It was hard to give Frida up, but I knew that she would have a good home on a shelf next to Stef's treasures from her world travels. I really thought I would make another one for myself-- but the farther away from that doll I get, I realize that perhaps it was the challenge of figuring out HOW to make her that I liked. Just like running my marathon... ran it, check. Figured out Frida, check. Off the list. What is next?
The other Frida was also given as a gift and now lives in Santa Fe, a very fitting home for her. I don't think Kristine is going to embark upon another Frida either.