June 19, 2010

How about a cute giveaway???

It´s time to give!!!! Who would like to have this petit Frida brooch??? Oh she is so cute! She is 4 inches tall and she is made out of a very nice green silk and with the Spanish legend "te amo" (I love you) in her dress!!!

Just leave me a message with your favorite original phrase of Frida Kahlo (in Spanish or English) and I will choose a winner next Thursday 24 at 12.00 pm (Montreal time). If you post about this give away in your blog I will count you for 2 votes! (live a second message telling me you did so I count a 2nd vote for you) :)

Oh I´m so excited!!!! (she is adorable!!!!) Good luck to all!!!


Es tiempo de regalar!!!! Quién quiere tener este lindo mini prendedor de Frida??? Ay es tan lindo! Ella mide 10 cm. y está hecha con una seda verde muy linda y tiene bordado "te amo" en su vestido!!!

Sólo déjame un mensaje con tú frase favorita de Frida Kahlo (en español o inglés) y sortearé al ganador el próximo Jueves 24 a las 12.00 pm (tiempo de Montreal). Si postears acerca de este regalo en tu blog te contaré como 2 votos! (déjame otro mensaje avisándome para contarte otro voto):)

Ay que emoción!!!! (es muy linda!!!!) Mucha suerte a todos!!!


Ale said...

Acá va la mía... qué nervios, creo que este es el concurso mas lindo en el que he participado (sabes que adoro a Frida):

"Amurallar el propio sufrimiento es arriesgarte a que te devore desde el interior".

un beso!

November Girl said...

She's GORGEOUS! I hope I'm the lucky one who wins her!
She said many things that resonate with me, but this is one of my favorites:
“I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling.”

Cara Carmina said...

Gracias Ale!!!! uy esa no la conocía!!! que lindoooo (creo que esto va a ser muy lindo e inspirador!!!) suerte!!!!

November Girl: Oh My!!! that´s amazing, it´s one of my fav too!!! thanks for participate and good luck!!!

Amy said...

Easy peasy! "Feet, what do I need you for, when I have wings to fly?" You know how much I love your Fridas! Off to post about it, and to visit your shop for one of those little hearts!!! xoxoxo.

Luciana Navarro said...

"...Pies, para que los quiero si tengo alas para volar..."
EStoy lejos, pero por ahí alguna palomita se hace un pequeño gran viaje...Hermosa tu Frida

Abrazos :)

paloma said...

"I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best."
Thanks for such a cute giveaway!

Coffeemonkey said...

One of my favorite quotes of Frida's is: "I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling." I think we spend a lot of time trying to bypass feelings of sorrow and sadness in our lives rather than allowing ourselves to feel them. As an artist, I find that a lot of my work is marked by the intensity of my feelings (whether they be happy or sad). If I don't "feel" my work tends to be flat. To me this of the lovely Frida symbolizes that. Ok, maybe I am being a bit too deep here. Me encanta tanto tu little Frieda brooch! Que arte mas bonita nos regalas! Wow!

oonaballoona said...

oh, EXQUISITE. i am not sure i deserve to win... this is my first time here via sweet sweet life, i fell in love immediately and clicked.

at the moment i'm recovering from a surprise jaunt to the hospital--not to be confused with garnering pity, it's just that my hubs is taking such good care of me, my favorite frida quote at the moment is "i love you more than my own skin".

so glad to be aware now of your amazingness!

ADriana said...

Hola, qué emoción! cómo me encantaría ser la suertuda que se gane ésta preciosa Frida!! La frase que elegí es: "aquí estoy para perdonarte, aquí estoy para amarte y tú ¿donde estás, Diego, donde estás?"
Ahh y voy a publicar el sorteo en mi blog, Gracias!!

Adriana said...

Aquí está el link http://www.lomurella.com/cara-carmina-sortea-una-frida/

Cara Carmina said...

Amy! O my! what a nice post you did! thanks so much and the hearts are on it´s way as we speak!!! :) (don´t forget to leave another message to count as a second vote)

Luciana: mucha suerte!! que linda es esa frase verdad? :) un abrazo rosa para ti!

Paloma: (lovely name) thaaaanks so much and good luck!

Coffeemonkey: very nice phrase indeed... and I agree with you... you know sometimes the most beautiful art comes from deep of our sadness... we need something to hold on I guess ... thanks for sharing and for participating! good luck!!!

oonabaloona: Oh your first? MOST WELCOME TO MY ATELIER!!! and no worries everyone is well recieved here!!! thanks for coming... that is one of my most favorite quotes of her!!! I put it in one of my dolls look: http://www.flickr.com/photos/norma_andreu/4525940634/in/set-72157623745032281/ good luck!

Adriana: muchas gracias por venir mujer!!! :) un abrazo y mucha suerte woooow esa frase no la conocia y es HERMOOOOOOSA!!!!! la pondré en una de mis muñecas prontoooooo! que linda! :) cuenta con tus 2 votos! :)

I think this is going really nice!!! love all the phrases... some I didn´t even know !!! :)


MJ said...

me encanta!!!
esta es mi frase favorita de la gran Frida, parte de una carta escrita a Carlos Pellicer:

"¿se pueden inventar verbos? quiero decirte uno: yo te cielo, así mis alas se extienden enormes para amarte sin medida"

Cara Carmina said...

MJ me FASCINA TU FRASE!!!!! yo te cielo!!!! woooow que lindaaaaaaaa!!!! que bien que aparezcan tantos tesoros... un abrazo y mucha suerte!!! :)

MJ said...

acabo de anunciar el giveaway en mi blog, este es el link:


Saskia said...

Oooh.... beautiful give-away, so unique and so personal!!

My favourit words of Frida are:"Feed, why do I need them if I have wings to fly". But also : "I think that little by little I'll be able to solve my problems and survive."
So... with my wings, I'll survive this world! :) :)

Greetings, Saskia :)

Saskia said...

...Me again! Your lovely give away is now at my side bar!

Thanks for your beautiful blog and inspiration!!

Sweet greetings, Saskia :)

ag78 said...

I hope the leaving is joyful; and I hope never to return.

you make such beautiful art - thank you for this giveaway!

AKAmamma said...

My favourite Frida saying:

Diego, sé algo de pintar y un dia estuviera mas famosa que tu.

or something like that!


A mãe que capotou said...

Of course I say yes to this giveaway. In portughese Frida would say something like : Pés, para que é que preciso deles, se tenho asas para voar?"

A mãe que capotou said...

Ok, 2 extra points for me, I just link this Frida giveaway

Bom fim de semana !

Brujia said...

"Pies para que os quiero , si tengo alas para volar "

Esta frase me conmueve enormemente, un abrazo Cara !

Cara Carmina said...

Saskia: Thanks so much for your phrase... we will survive with our wings!!!! :) you have two votes now! good luck to you!!!

ag78: I like that one... is so simple and beautiful... and so truth... :) good luck and thanks for coming!!!

AKAmamma: LOL so cute your phrase!!! love you put it in Spanish... well I guess she did got more famous than him... ;) good luck!!!

A mae que capotou: muito obrigada... e asi bonito la tua frase... abraixo!!! buona fortuna!!! (you have 2 votes too!) thanks!!!

Brujia: aaay si es tan hermosa... y un poco triste... pero conmovedora en verdad... te mando un abrazo y suerte !!!! :)

Simply Mari said...

Bebo para afogar as mágoas. Mas as danadas aprenderam a nadar.

picnipic said...

"I am not sick. I am broken. But I am happy as long as I can paint."
i love your work! vive la création!

Cara Carmina said...

Simply Mari: hello! muito obrigada!!!! I love the portuguese sound of it! good luck!

picnipic: lovely phrase!!! vive la creation!!!! ovation!!!! :) thanks so much!!!

Anonymous said...

Shelley Brown

Hi! You know I LOVE your Fridas!

Pick me, pick me!! From a letter, does it count??

They are so damn 'intellectual' and rotten that I can't stand them anymore....I [would] rather sit on the floor in the market of Toluca and sell tortillas, than have anything to do with those 'artistic' bitches of Paris.

Cara Carmina said...

ha ha ha!!!!! Shelley!!! this is a GREAT phrase!!! (she hated all the snob people that she had to deal with in the "artsy" world!!!) I loved it! thanks and good luck!!!! :)

littlemissdoily said...

how can you go past "I love you more than my own skin"
I am going to start saying that to my beautiful children instead of
'I love you to the moon and back',as it moves me to tears and also teaches them that I also love myself as well as them,
Your dolls are gorgeous,
Frida was such an inspiration,nothing can stop you if you have the desire to create!

Simply Mari said...

Gracias, Carmina, já está no meu blog o link: http://www.madamebeleza.blogspot.com

Viva Frida!

Cara Carmina said...

Little miss doily: hello there! thanks for coming... yes! that is a lovely phrase and denotes such deep love... I´m so glad you came!!! :) good luck!

Simple Mari: great! thanks! count you 2 votes... :)

Creations by Juliann said...

I love this brooch. I want it so badly, haha. Please pick me :) Here is my favorite Frida quote: "My painting carries with it the message of pain."

-Juliann ♥

mercedes de la jara said...

"para que quiero mis pies si tengo alas para volar..."

memegalarce said...

Tengo dos:
Pies, para que los quiero si tengo alas para volar.

Amurallar el propio sufrimiento es arriesgarte a que te devore desde el interior.

I reaaly want these little brooch...my heart will be happy with it :)

Cara Carmina said...

Creations by Julian: lovely phrase !!! :) wish you tons of good luck!!!

Merce: muy buena suerte mujer y la frase divina... (de mis favoritas)

Memegalarce: gracias por participar... uuuy que frases he? la 2a es muy fuerte!!! wish you good luck!!! lots of it! :)

I´m so happy with all this participation!!! Thanks to all... the phrases are so inspiring and wish you all a nice and lovely Sunday! :)

Yolanda said...

una vez ley un libro con su biografia, y teniendo en cuenta lo que pasó en su vida, entiendo muy bien esta frase: "espero alegre la salida y espero no volver jamás"

Cindy said...

I love you more than my own skin.

Crente said...

Favourite original phrase:
"I tried to drown my sorrows, but the bastards learned how to swim, and now I am overwhelmed by this decent and good feeling."

I'm excited to be participating in this great give away, even though I'm a bit far away...

And here's the link in my blog

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

“I paint self-portraits because I am so often alone, because I am the person I know best.”

This is one of my faves...she was SO true to herself...and for us to be left with such greatness is an honour.

This is my first time to your blog...I come over from Pilli Pilli...LOVELY work!


oonaballoona said...

i have posted! i have posted!


it was tough; win another chance...yet the handful of followers i have will SURELY enter themselves, seeing your amazingness! ah well.

happy monday ! love, oona

Cara Carmina said...

Yolanda: Hooooooooola que gusto verte por acá! y si la entiendo y me gusta esa frase... suerte!!!

Cindy: hello! lovely phrase! good luck to you!

Crente: Oh no matter how far away you are if you win this Frida will have wings and fly to you (you have 2 votes) thaaaaanks and buona fortuna!!! :)

We blog artists: we should be more true to ourselves like her... :) good luck and welcome to my world or colors!!!! :)

Oonaballoona: 2nd vote counted!!! :) happy monday for you too!!! :)

Leah said...

I have always always adored Frida Kahlo. And what a fun place you have here! I came here today through Sweet Sweet Life. Your Frida's are gorgeous! My favorite Frida quote was in response to people comparing her to the surrealists, "I paint my own reality". I love that.

StephieB said...

Hi Norma,

You are so generous to be giving such a lovely piece away.

I don't have a quote but you know that I love Frida, one of your beautiful Frida dolls has pride of place in my home!

I hope you had a lovely weekend and I have my fingers crossed that I win!


Cara Carmina said...

Leah: hey how are you? thanks for coming and good luck!!! very nice phrase... so true!

Stephanie: I´ll count the phrase on your doll as your phrase then! this is it: http://www.flickr.com/photos/norma_andreu/4376988587/in/set-72157618287303429/ thaaaaaanks!!! :)

Massiel N. said...

1- me encanto tu blog y las cosas que haces.
2- me encanta frida, estudio diseño y tengo varios como "experimentos" visuales inspirados en ella y una frase que me gusta mucho es "Pies, para que los quiero si tengo alas para volar. " definitivamente es una frase que es un inyeccion de aliento...saludos

Luciana Navarro said...

Frida ha dicho:
...Te Amo mi Diego...
Abrazo :)

prentje said...

Love Frida! This is my favourite:

Feet, why do I need them if I have wings to fly?

Cara Carmina said...

Massiel N: hoooola muchas gracias por venir y por tus lindos comentarios... parece ser que esta es la frase favorita de la mayoría... a mi me encanta! suerte!!!!:)

Luciana: aaaay que enamoradisa frase!!! :) un abrazoooo y suerte!

prentje: thansk!!! lovely phrase... I like that too... good luck!

Amy said...

Hello, sweet Norma! I am just stopping by to post that I posted! What a lovely group of quotes and super-duper participation! Nobody deserves it more...xoxoxo,

Lolamaria said...

Yo tengo dos que me gustan mucho:

Nunca pinto sueños o pesadillas. Pinto mi propia realidad.

No se si mis pinturas son o no subrealistas pero lo que si estoy segura es que son la expresion ma franca de mi ser.

Y es que la cosa es hacer las cosas y punto, sin prejuicios, sin temores, sólo con amor a uno y a lo que hace se puede pensar en amar a los demás.