Naomi S Adams Austin Quilter of Killer Bee Designs

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Itching to make something

Wednesday, June 17th, 2009

Posted 6/17/09

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I don’t know about you other creative obsessed individuals, but my skin starts to itch when I haven’t made spent some time physically creating something.  Without my studio handy, I pulled out my sketchbook and started to draw away. This sketch is drawn from a photograph my lovely sister took of my oldest niece. My niece created and sewed this “ice cream cone” herself and wanted to share it with me. I have had the photo on my bulletin board at work for a couple of years and just love it. I am enamored with the idea of an older version of Cat discovering this photographic documentation of one of her young creative endeavors. Also, I am super interested in self portraits in particular, but have never had a lot of drive to do any portraiture myself.  Lately I have been interested in working with crosshatching on drawings and a portrait seemed like a perfect exercise. It was a complete relief to do something creative, anything, NOW. Yes!

I feel less itchy now.