Viva La Vida and a Happy New Year

Frida de Sandia is inspired by the painting Viva la Vida, Watermelons (1954) by Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Although, widely believed to be her last painting, after a careful analysis of the painting and brushstrokes, some art critics argue that this painting was actually painted...

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A Little Spring in Winter

I was actually planning this post for springtime, but when I watched this on the news, I knew that now was in fact a very good time to post it. "Admired each year for their cherry blossoms, these trees in Tokyo are getting a helping hand for...

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Leave a little sparkle

December the 1st today and the official countdown for Christmas has started here at Love Art and Beyond! The annual tradition of decorating for the holidays always adds a bit of magic and sparkle to our homes, as well as, a dash of nostalgia and memories of...

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Wild Frida

As you already might have guessed, I love making my art dolls. Sometimes, though, I really miss making some good old fashioned, two dimensional, mixed media art! Especially when I have deadlines to meet, I've found that it's good to take some time off and...

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Sunflower Love

I was recently asked to make a SO SOPHIE art doll to be given as a gift. "So give me some hints, what does your friend like?" I asked. Summer, flowers, the colour green and dogs! Hmmm! Helia is what came out of my creative...

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