Friday, 28 January 2011

Introducing Desiree Habicht

I am fortunate to live in Southern California with my husband and daughter, where the weather is almost perfect year round. I love to be outdoors gardening, swimming, walking, running, sketching or painting. I find that I do several types of sketch books and sketches. One is to document my travels, another is for sketching things that inspire me and yet another to record ideas and designs for future projects. My supply list is a pen or pencil, a water brush and some paint tucked into a backpack that I can carry where ever I go. If I am going to an indoor event I often just tuck my sketchbook into my purse. I usually always carry it with me so that when the opportunity arises I have it.

I have been an artist all of my life, doing murals, faux finishing and fine art. Today I work in fiber, pastels and watercolor. You can view my art on my website or follow my adventures on my blog. Mostly self taught I didn't start to sketch daily until several years ago when I read the book "Everyday Matters". That is when I started adding sketches to my journal pages.

When I am walking or running I seldom stop to sketch but often I will return to a particular area to sketch something of interest that had caught my eye. I have also collected things on my walks that I will sketch once I get home. Something special happens when I paint things from life, I really discover it! I get to record the details most people passing by never see. It becomes imprinted in my mind's eye and it is not  quickly forgotten.
I find when I look back over my  sketchbooks it takes me to the memory of that day.

One of the things I like most about sketching and recording my thoughts about the events of the day, is that it is a personal record of my life's journey. These sketches and notes are for me and although they aren't always perfect or beautifully done, they are a small glimpse into what I was doing or feeling on any particular day. I hope that in years to come my family will enjoy them long after I am gone, seeing where I was, what made me stop along a trail to sketch, what inspired me and what I was thinking.

Thank you for letting me be a part of this wonderful group of talented artist from around the world. We are joined by a love of exercise, the outdoors, nature and painting.


Africantapestry and Myfrenchkitchen said...

wht a lovely colourful post fitting to your personality. what a delight it will be to receive one of your vibrant postcards1

bridget hunter said...

I totally agree with your words about drawing something making it more memorable. I love the sketches you've posted here - especially the humming bird!

Cathy Gatland said...

I'm awed at how much you fit into your colourful life Desiree, look forward to one of these gems arriving in my letter box.

vivien said...

Yes, sitting drawing/painting in front of the subject really does fix it in your memory

I too am looking forward to the postman :>)

Liz Steel said...

wonderful and very colorful intro - love the photo of you and Jenn!!! Agree with what you saw about drawings and discovering and recording a moment! Can't wait to get a postcard from you.

Albrecht Rissler said...

I love what you've wrote about scetching. Looking at scetchbooks - done many years ago - reminds me not only of a specific motiv. The scetches calles back everything around: athmosphere, smell, temperature, peoples voice. Can't wait either to get a piece of your nature studies. Very nice!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

Lovely, lovely sketches - those delphiniums are wonderful!

Pat said...

Your wonderful sketches are a joy to view on this post and twice as wonderful in real life. I am looking forward to seeing what you will be doing for your postcard post.
I agree with the weather comment. Us California girls have to travel to find weather.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...