Darden Smith is an Austin-based singer-songwriter and self-taught artist. His drawings come from the pages of sketchbooks he puts together while traveling and playing music across the US and Europe. Over the course of his thirty-plus year career he has released fifteen albums, written a symphony, scored works for dance/theater and founded the non-profit SongwritingWith:Soldiers. His book, The Habit of Noticing: Using Creativity to Make a Life (and a Living), is a collection of thoughts and stories pulled from his life in and out of music and is illustrated with his drawings and photographs.