Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

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Vines in Prague

Thursday, July 9th, 2009

Posted 7/9/09

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Having a little time to sketch, I have been retrieving some images from my trip to Prague last year that I wanted to explore as art ideas. I recorded lots of imagery of vines, and this photo in particular was interesting to me.

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I drew several explorations and this image above was an “early in the process” sketch. I do like the fun patterning on the drawing. It’s just not a sophisticated composition.

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The image above is the last sketch I drew, and it is my favorite of the lot. Hopefully it will morph into an art quilt this fall and I can show the whole progression! I drew these sketches with sharpies and Inktense/watercolor pencils.

Prague…beauty in the details

Monday, January 5th, 2009

Posted 1/5/09

Here are a few pics of some of the amazing details that inspired me in the beautiful Czech Republic last month.

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Phenomenal vines and growth taking over this residence

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I took a lot of photos of the ground! The patterning and linear quality of the cobblestones is awesome.

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A lovely wood wreath at the cemetery at Vysehrad

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Mosaic at a chapel at Vysehrod

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A lovely mix of organic and linear textures

Thanks for looking. I really enjoyed the details of the city.  I got some creative work done this weekend, so more photos soon!

Prague

Wednesday, December 31st, 2008

Posted 12/31/08

First, the reason for my recent trip to Prague, which was to visit my sister’s family, to include these two little munchkins, V and M. I was invited to come over and help my sister out, due to their newest arrival, little E.  The new little bundle is my eighth (and not last) niece/nephew.

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We had tons of fun, and I also got to see the lovely city of Prague. I am including a few pics of the city. A bit later I’ll post more of the pictures that are very useful for my art. I caught quite a few detail shots of some beautiful details.  Enjoy the glimpse.

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The City!

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The beautiful Art Nouveau Municipal House, Alfonse Mucha

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Buildings at Old Town Square

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Okay, so one detail shot. This was a crazy door! Love it. Happy New Year!