Dawn DeVries Sokol


{Welcome, September}

Yes! Today is Sept. 1, thank goodness. On Saturday, I finally felt a little bit of fall in the air: college football was on, there were REALLY puffy clouds in the sky, and Hubby was making the Saturday nachos. Even though the heat was still on outside and the windows weren’t open, there was still that feeling of the fall start. It was good.

And while I lost that lovin’ feeling for autumn for a few years, it has finally come back. October is still difficult (the anniversary of my father’s passing on October 29), but I DO now love the season once again. I think going to ArtFiberfest last year and seeing the fall foliage REALLY helped. I miss the turning leaves SO MUCH!

With fall comes back to school and with that is a renewed love of books (if THAT’s possible), so today I am going to review two that I recently received from Amazon.
Kelly Rae Roberts (thankfully) wrote Taking Flight for Northlight and it’s a definite must-have. Kelly inspires: coaching us on to take that next step with our art, interviewing the artists she looks to for inspiration, and combining their techniques with hers to make several beautiful projects. Each chapter also contains a set of quotes that I will definitely be using on my journal pages. A big thumbs-up to Kelly...you done good!

And another book that I found interesting is Life is a Verb:
37 Days to Wake Up, Be Mindful, and Live Intentionally
by Patty Digh. First, I was intrigued by the cover. Then I heard the premise of the book, and I was even more intrigued. Patty’s father had been diagnosed with cancer and 37 days later he passed away, which prompted her to ask the question: what would I be doing with my time if I had 37 days to live? I have to be honest, I haven’t had much time to delve into this tome, but I can’t wait. I hope it influences my thinking, my outlook, and my journaling. Personally, I don’t think I will be disappointed.

And yes, today is Labor Day in the U.S., but I think I will be working. No rest for the weary. I must get a few things done on the design front...but it’s all good.

Have a GREAT Monday!

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