April 2nd, 2013
I recently discovered the work of Norma Andreu, of Cara Carmina. Brace yourself, this work is amazing…..
Norma is an artist with enormous talent, originally from Mexico City, and now living in Montreal. I fell in love with her one-of-a-kind Frida Kahlo dolls instantly. Can you believe the detail of her stitching? And I just love their color and personalities—so very Frida!
It is easy for me to spend all of my time looking at her Frida dolls, but she also makes wonderful paper products, children’s illustrations, paper dolls and dioramas. I am attracted to her work because it speaks to the child in me—which of course, is where all the real fun happens. They are works of art, every single one.
One of the most amazing things about her work is her process. You will not believe what she achieves with her sewing machine! Check out this piece that she did using her machine! She then hand colors and stitches them together. Every one is completely unique, totally intricate, and oh-so-special!
Norma also has an Etsy shop where you can view and purchase her beautiful work! Thank you for sharing this artist’s inspirational work with me.
Stay tuned for more of Mexico in next week’s post. Have a great week!