Dawn DeVries Sokol


Oh My!

Last year was interesting, to say the least. Design work came to a screeching halt because of the economy. I started to look in different directions for new possibilities, figuring I needed to branch out to keep my head above the water. I taught a couple of online art journaling classes, which was FUN! I wrote some guest posts about art journaling for various blogs. Yet I still wasn’t sure about the future.

New year, new outlook: Seems like once January hit, it was a whole different ballgame. SO many new design projects on the plate, yet other opportunities as well. I’ve been hinting and teasing about these new opportunities...some of which I can’t contain any longer.

My new book, which I’ve been revealing the cover of here, will be published in August by Gibbs Smith!

GuessWhat8 Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls will contain prompts that will get girls ages 8 and up doodling, collaging, and writing. It’s a no-muss, no-fuss approach to art journaling that can be taken anywhere! SO fun! I would show the full cover here, but need to keep it under wraps for now until the publisher’s sales conference at the end of this month. So I’ve been pulling little pieces off here and there. Stay tuned to eventually see the full cover revealed!

Cloth Paper Scissors magazine has asked me to write a three-part series on art journaling! My first article will appear in the May/June issue. We’ve been discussing some other ventures together, and I will make them public as they are more solidified! I’m excited to be working with CPS...I’ve admired their publication since the first issue! Oh, make sure to sign up for their online community...neat stuff going on there!