"This drawing came about when I was invited to participate in an exhibition that was going to be celebrating "La Mujer," or Woman in English. I was told that there would be almost a hundred artists participating and that a local Spanish language newspaper was going to be covering the event. At the time, I had just become acquainted with Frida and her work. I found her fascinating and thought that the exhibition would be a perfect opportunity to draw her. The exhibition went well: someone purchased my drawing and I ended up on the front page of the newspaper that covered the event and was interviewed by them in a later issue.
Years later I went to Mexico city to visit Frida's famous "Blue House," in the borough of Coyoacan. At the time I had just published a promo card with this image on it and hoped to be able to promote myself and my work by leaving copies in the museum section of the house. After I had gone through the house I approached the person in the gift shop about leaving some copies of my card there. She said that it would be fine for me to leave my card in the shop. I remember that the gift shop was packed with tourists from all over the world that day; I was not prepared for what was about to happen next: all 150 cards that I had put out were snapped up within a matter of about three minutes! It was one of those moments that you don't forget as a struggling artist. It was very satisfying."