Dawn DeVries Sokol is a friend, an author, a doodler, a journaler, and an energetic artist. She has just published this journal for the inexperienced journaler, the fearful of white pages, the personal who does not currently know how valuable journaling is. All characteristics that do not apply to me. I have always been a white page lover, a no-prep jump-in journaler. I don’t need thoughtful prompts and ideas on colorful backgrounds.
Well, that was until I dove in on this one.
Each page has a bit’O magic built in color, small amounts of text, ephemera and prompts that make it ever so easy to flow with a casual day of journaling. That is what I had today. I took this journal with me on a long day of errands, to IKEA and everywhere else, my idea of hell day since I am not a shopper. After all the business I had to do was done, I took myself out to a spy lunch, one where I spend my time spying on everyone else in the restaurant. I listen when I can, make up stories about what drama might be unfolding. Dawn had a page for drawing a week of faces, which I completed during my lunch.
I took the journal with me to a class on encaustic, and used it to take notes.
I took it to a journal meet-up, and everyone wanted one.
Towards the end of the journal, in a section called “Wanderlust,” there are prompts having to do with exploring ourselves and our world. I am all about exploring, you gotta know that. I picked a spread with the prompt that said “My Dream Hometown” at the top. I copied her writing and added “is on the beach.”
I think I may end up filling this baby up. It was fun to use these pink pages that brought to mind the slow fire of sunset I watched when living on Kauai many years ago.
Dawn will be doing a huge giveaway tomorrow to celebrate this new book of hers.
It will include a signed copy of the book, some pens, a journal she made, and some other goodies.