Dawn DeVries Sokol


Link Love Wednesday

Hello, all! Glad to see that so many of you have found the new blog and home of D’blogala! I’m loving Squarespace and its versatility.

Today I wanted to send a little link love into cyberspace....links to all different kinds of things!

First off, I would like to talk about a former editor of mine who means SO much to me. We worked together a few years ago for an inflight airline magazine. He’s always been such a great cheerleader of my work. He went in for brain tumor surgery last Friday. Last I knew, he was doing really well, but I haven’t heard anything in recent days so I’m getting a bit worried. He’s a landscape photographer and his photos are simply beautiful. He mailed me his 2010 calendar, which I received a few days ago. I broke down when I saw the note he had written on it: “For Dawn, my loving friend and artistic inspiration.” You really must see his online gallery. And he’s selling his 2010 calendar for a mere $8, with profits benefiting conservation.

ANOTHER great blog of food and illustration: They Draw and Cook

Have you signed up for Journalfest yet? It’s being held Oct. 27-31 in Port Townsend, WA. SO MANY great teachers and classes. A smaller sister to Artfest, this retreat focuses on—you guessed it—art journals.

Did you know that Big Huge Labs has a cool color palette generator? Simply upload a photo to the site and it will pull all the colors from that photo into a little color palette for you. Too cool!

This incredibly cool tutorial for paper beads...I really hope to get some time to try it!

And I definitely want to make some of these...Easy, peasy mailers out of paper bags!

Have a great Wednesday!