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Friday, December 28, 2012

Insta-Friday in real life...with Frida Kahlo

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Happy Insta-Friday! I hope you are all recovering nicely from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

I am sharing a look at our family cell phone photos from the past week, beginning with our "date" last Saturday. As I mentioned before, my parents were staying with us, so we took the opportunity to have them babysit. We saw the Frida and Diego show at the Art Gallery of Ontario and then went for dinner in Kensington Market.


You couldn't take pics inside the show, but these eerie figures were waiting outside. Of the two talented artists, I am most drawn to Frida. The physical and mental pain from her tortured body and her inability to have a child is clear in her anguished paintings.





Clearly not Frida or Diego. Just liked this Henry Moore sculpture.


Here I am in the Galleria Italia inside the AGO.


Here, some family and friends on Tibb's Eve. That's the night before Christmas Eve. Never heard of it until this year, when our Newfoundland friends kindly invited us over. We were admiring the lights in their closed porch here.




My little girl and her dad went skating on Christmas Day. She recently became a skating enthusiast.

How was your week?

Have a fantastic weekend!

Canadians, don't forget to enter my contest for a $50 gift card.


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20 comments:

  1. What a perfect date night...good to see you made the most of the babysitters!

    I hope you had a wonderful Christmas Jo and a Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! Happy New Year to you too!

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  2. Love the Pictures ,it looks like so much fun! :)

    Lovely Greetings xoxo

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  3. Wishing all the best to you and your family in the New Year!!

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    1. All the best to you and your family as well Jill!

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  4. I am so looking forward to seeing the Diego and Frida exhibit. Even moreso now having seen those figures. Sounds like it was a great date night.

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    1. I would like to catch it one more time before it closes too. :)

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  5. Oooh how great would that show have been! One of my 2013 resolutions is to do more of that. Love your family/friends photos!

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    1. We have a family membership to the gallery, so it encourages us to go often!

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  6. Love Frida too! Diego, not so much. His art is fantastic but I blame him for much of her misery.

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    1. So true. Wow, was she ever devoted to him though.

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  7. I really like Frida Kahlo's paintings. I remember watching a biography of her life on TV. I did not realize that she lived with so much misery.

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    1. We have had a wonderful week indeed. Thanks.

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  9. Great pictures ! Your daughter looks sweet all bundled up. Good info on Tibbs eve, I always say Chrisrmas eve eve, good to know its am actual holiday of sorts somewhere!

    I love the name and slogan of your blog!

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    1. Thanks so much for your kind comments!

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  10. How was the Frida exhibit? I would love to see that!

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    1. It was really incredible and moving. Dramatic stuff!

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