Friday, October 03, 2014
Thursday, October 02, 2014
Disclosure: This is sponsored post between The Phoenix Fridas and Cricket Wireless. All opinions are based on our own experiences.
Today The Phoenix Fridas were invited to work on a campaign with Cricket Nation to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month! They wanted to showcase local artistas and asked us to represent! Heck yah!
Our mission was to come up with a Latin-inspired dessert to serve to the many guests that would come through. We decided to bake Mexi-Brownies! They were a hit!
The Fridas contributed by baking and giving out delicious brownies (with a Mexican twist!) to customers at the event. The brownies were a total hit! What's the twist you ask?
We took a traditional brownie recipe (or box mix) and subbed out the water for prepared Abuelita chocolate drink. That added a perfect hint of cinnamon flavor!
It was a pleasure interacting with the customers and watching them enjoy our delicious treat. We also talked about The Phoenix Fridas and where to find us online, and all about our popular annual Frida exhibit!
As Cricket Nation likes to say "Kick it with Cricket" they host quite a party, they had hula hoop contest, free phone calls to Mexico and dozens of other countries - and a tricked out Cricket Mobile car!
Not to mention plenty of free swag!
We are so grateful to have worked with Cricket Nation on this campaign, their contributions are going to aide the Fridas in obtaining a beautiful new banner for our group! You can see more of our pictures on our Instgram! http://instagram.com/phoenix_fridas
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Friday, July 18, 2014
The Fridas got together last night at Burton Barr Library to talk about the influences of Frida Kahlo's life and work on their own art and the power of working in an art collective to inspire creativity. Join the Phoenix Fridas for one more mercado August 1 for Phoenix First Fridays.
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Wednesday, July 16, 2014
A Phoenix Frida-La Vero
A Phoenix Frida, Veronica Verdugo-Lomeli
In recognizing that Frida Kahlo was the ultimate selfie The Phoenix Fridas were inspired to create self-portraits for our 2014 exhibit ‘Expressively Frida’. I, La Vero, painted a self-portrait taking a selfie with one of my paintings, ‘Frida Muerta’, as the phone cover. I transferred elements of that painting onto myself.
Working on a self-portait is an interesting process of physical self examination, but also, a search of the mind and heart. Maybe it’s all that time actually looking my own reflection and realizing how much time in my own life has passed, what I’ve accomplished, failed at, and have yet to do ...and not knowing how much of my life is actually left. I can only imagine Frida’s thoughts as she painted!
I’m inspired daily and I hope to inspire. I find fortune and blessing in what I have today and the things that I hope for. Life is good, Viva la Vida!