Tuesday, March 01, 2016

Blog Hop Giveaway for the Fiber Art Connection- Day 1- Desiree Habicht

Hi everyone, its Desiree Habicht and I am so excited to share some exciting news with you! I have been working on a dream of mine! A place where fiber artists could come together to create a community and learn from some of the best. A safe place to post work and get help. A place to feel connected to other like minded artists while building a tool box full of techniques to help take your art to the next level. A place where everyone is welcome, a place where circumstances wont keep you from being your creative self! That place is called The Fiber Art Connection.




I have gathered 8 of the best Fiber Art Instructors from around the world to teach you some amazing techniques and connect with you so you can learn right from your home! This week all 8 of us are having a blog hop to share a little bit about ourselves and the special class we are teaching in Session One. Make sure you check out the site and save your seat! Registration CLOSES on March 15, 2016
Each Artist has contributed some awesome prizes for our Artist Goody Basket, filled with items that will be useful in our classes that one lucky person will win!

This is how it will work;

To Enter the giveaway and have multiple chances to win you can:
  • Register for Session One
  • Leaving a comment on each blog by answering the artists question
  • Sharing each blog post via social media (FB, Twitter, Instagram)
  • Signing up for our Newsletter at http://www.fiberartconnection 
    You can enter at each stop along the tour until midnight your local time on 3/14, the day before Session 1 starts. We will then use random.org to choose a winner. The Artists Goodies will ship the next day to the luck winner.

    Today it all about ME!!! Yeah. My name is Desiree Habicht and in Session One I will be teaching you how to use colored pencils, my favorite being Inktense pencils to create a beautiful small art quilt. I will also be showing you some techniques for textures, resists and other ways you can use these pencils in your fiber art!!
    I hope you will join us at www.fiberartconnection.com

    Get to know me a bit better! 

    I have been asked some questions I hope you enjoy! Look for my question to you and answer in the comments!
    1. What draws you to the fiber arts? Why do you work the way you do? 
              I think it comes down to, I love art in a touchable format. I love the tactile part of fiber art. Most of the time Art is something you look at only but with fiber art there is a totally different element. It is a touchable art form.  I work the way I do because I can't help it! I love to tell my stories through my fiber art. Most every piece I do tells a story, something best told with fiber.
       
    2.  Tell us about your studio! Where in the world is it? Is it clean or messy? is it hidden away or out in the open?
             My studio is a converted bedroom in my home but I also have other work areas around the house. For instance, part of the garage is a cutting room, part of my bedroom is a sketching and painting place, my closet hold much of my fabric lines and the guest room is full of art! LOL My husband says the house is really my studio! My actual studio room is usually in a bit of a mess. Since its a bedroom I can close it off from viewing and leave things out as I work. This way if I can work for a short time it is ready for me to pop in and create!
       
    3.   What is your favorite color and why? 
               HMMM, that is hard since I love all color! I think I love greens and oranges. I think of nature when I see them, fall, holidays, all the good things for me!
       
    4.    What is your least favorite thing to do when you're working on a piece?
                Cook, clean, answer the phone or go to bed! I just want to keep working until I want to stop
       
    5.    If you could fly where would you go?
                I would fly across the country and view all the amazing National parks from the air! 
        
    6.    Tell us about the class you're teaching in The Fiber Art Connection. What do you hope your students will learn from this?
    creating beautiful colors
               I am teaching how to use colored pencil, watercolor pencil and/or Inktense pencil on your fiber art to create some amazing effects. We will be creating a small piece and then we will be discussing how to enhance your Fiber art in other ways with these sticks of color! I will also show them how to make them completely permanent and washable as well as colorfast. I will be teaching how to do some textures and faux finishes without anything else but your colored pencil. I want my students to learn how they can create amazing detail and depth in their quilts or create complete quilts with colored pencils. They are only limited by their own imaginations.
    Some stitching


        
    7.    Where else can we find you on the internet?  
     You can find me on :

    So my question to you is what is your favorite season to color? Fall with its rich oranges and reds? Spring with its fresh pinks and lime greens, Summer with its hot yellows and blues or winter with its greys, whites and purples?

    Tell me your favorite season!


    Good Luck and I hope you win!!

34 comments:

sophie said...

Autumn is my favorite.

Kathleen C said...

I love reds and red orange though I ususally combine them with blues. Yellowy greens are becoming a new favorite, so I'm a combination of seasons. Thanks for sharing your thoughts about creating with fiber art.

Phyllis Campbell said...

Thanks for introducing me to Inktense pencils. I use them on fabric and to add color to my Zen doodles. I love the vibrant colors and how well they blend.

Phyllis Campbell said...

Thanks for introducing me to Inktense pencils. I use them on fabric and to add color to my Zen doodles. I love the vibrant colors and how well they blend.

Marcia DesRosiers said...

I love the blues and purples - hard techies since I love all the colors - not much of the grays and beiges though!!

The fiber connection sounds awesome.

Linda Ippel said...

Because winter is so long where I live, I'm tempted to say spring is the best time of year. It is so full of bursting colors. Still, I enjoy the soft grays and muted Browns of winter, too. Every season entices me to respond, but I think I'll say green/yellows are my favorite.

Chris V said...

It would be fall for me with the Reds, oranges, golds

Laura Schmidhammer said...

This week my gardens bloomed -- roses are red and peach, cactus and succulents are orange and green, lavender is, well, lavender. And then there's the irises, evergreens and other purple flowers. So for now, I'd say spring . . . I'm sure I'll change my mind as summer rolls in

Nellie Duclos said...

I'm intrigued by your colored pencil techniques, but I can't draw to save my life. Is there any hope for me? Also, in the next few weeks I will be returning to our home which has been remodeled and brought back to its Spanish Revival style. I'm looking for someone who can show me how to make a clamshell quilt. Would any of the artisans you have gathered have this expertise?
Rosemary

Bethany Garner said...

Hi Desiree... what a wonderful post and great to get to know you...online to start! Thanks for all you are doing for all of us. I am an avid user of Inktense products on fabric...love the blocks and the pencils and the way they give me control over my work.
Bethany

Laura said...

My favorite season is autumn. In my part of the world we don't really get "fall colors", but I love the coolness in the air and all the signs of fall harvest. I am glad that people are experimenting with inktense on fabric because they are very cool pencils. Thanks for your interesting post.

Marla said...

My favorite season is spring, but I don't like the pastel colors. I'm too bold for that! Everything I make turns purple and green no matter where it starts. I've been working on other colors. Fall is not me. Winter, hmmmm, maybe. Summer, dunno. I guess colorwise winter is it. In "Color Me Beautiful" I'm a winter, so it shouldn't be a surprise.

Deb said...

Fall

Marlyn Anderson said...

I think Fall is my favorite. I just love the hot pinky orange that some maple leaves become. Those paired with warm yellows of birches and aspens and the dark reds of the pin oaks. Then you must add in those leaves that stay green...all gorgeous.

Helen said...

spring because of the complimentary colours of which bright pink and lime are my favourite, but also perhaps poppy red and grass green

spunkybaglady said...

Spring with it's beautiful flowers and bright green grass is probably my favorite.

SuZ Stuff said...

I love all colors depending on my mood...I like to change things up often...my friends never know what they will find when they visit me..LOL...I have never used pencils in my art so am looking forward to learning a new technique!

cee said...

I like fall, the crispness of the air. the colors of the leaves change daily and give you different views. what I do miss is burning leaves, the smell and the different colors of the flames. Our fire dept. doesn't allow open fires.

Walter said...

Your class sounds like a great learning experience. I am usually drawn to fall colors. pjrquilter (at) msn (dot) com

ELNM said...

I love Fall. My favorite day is one with an intense blue sky against the warm colors of the leaves on (and off!)the trees. Your class sounds wonderful - best of luck, and thanks! emyerly(at)outlook(dot)com

Karaquilts said...

I would have said spring is my favorite to color Until I actually began my season art pieces and started with fall's autumn glow, progressing to Whispering Into Winter when the glow fades to gray and I LOVE that piece. Somehow, spring is still in my mind and not on fabric yet. Hmm. So maybe my favorite is actually "Autumn" and oh, how fun it would be to win the prize basket. Thank you to all of you for offering it.

craftirn said...

I too love Fall, the colors and crisp air. I have bought inktense,but have not used them much yet. You are an inspiration to what they can do.

Blue dragonfly5 said...

I like spring with all the colorful flowers. I take hundreds of photos and love using paint and thread to create my art quilts.

Melinda said...

It's hard to choose a favorite - but I'd have to say spring with all the bright colors. Thanks for the chance to win!

Duane Meissner said...

I like the colors of summer, when a lot of flowers are in full bloom. However I love the spring daffodils with many shades of yellow and orange!
Betty

NM_Creatrix said...

Spring is for me!

PK Sews said...

I love the rich, bright colors of summer. Plus purple! Thanks for your inspiring blog!

Elizabeth Bennett said...

Fall for sure -- although I find a lot of artistic inspiration in the starkness of winter!

lizzieslog said...

Summer with its beautiful bright colours.

Μ ΧΑΤΖΗΙΩΑΝΝΙΔΗ said...

the beautiful bright Greek summer

Meta said...

I like the light, fresh colors of spring. Here on the farm, spring is so refreshing and mind stimulating.

Also, I posted the link on my Facebook page.

Lyn Jackson said...

My favorite season is winter and all its colors.

Kathleen Chrisman said...

I love the colors of fall. I would say fall is my favorite season to color even though spring is my favorite season.

Nancy said...

Spring colors are my favorite- I think of the yellow of daffodils and a variety of fresh greens.

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