Abortions, then Immortality — What I Learned from from Frida Kahlo

“I feel sorry for you all. Your lives have been easy. But you cannot make great art if ease is all you have known.”

  • Alex Hamilton loses his entire family, and becomes impervious to political obstacles.
  • Pablo Picasso watches his sister die in front of his face, and no longer cares what people think of his painting.
  • Oprah Winfrey suffered sexual assault as a child, and any rejection she receives in her career is becomes an insignificant speed bump.

Embrace Brokenness

Unos cuantos piquetitos (A Few Small Nips) — https://www.fridakahlo.org/a-few-small-nips-passionately-in-love.jsp

Pain IS life, as inseparable as a drop of water is from the ocean.

Counter Culture

“If you do what everyone else does, you will get what everyone else gets”

Size comparison: Self-Portrait with Thorn Necklace and Hummingbird (Frida Kahlo, 1940 — left) ; Creation (Diego Rivera, 1922 — right)

Great Artists Steal

Greatness by Association

At its core, creativity is nothing more than combining existing elements to produce new and interesting solutions.

Viva La Vida



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