Take art journaling to the next level, and delight your far-away friends by doodling your way through a year of postcards.
Artists have long expressed themselves within the covers of sketchbooks, using them as a venue to spill emotions, thoughts, and ideas. The art journal has only increased in popularity in the last decade, appealing to scrappers, planners, and mixed media artists. But what about using it as a form of communication with like-minds from a distance?
With The Postcard Project: 52 Weeks of Art Journaling via Snail Mail, Sokol takes art journaling to another level. Aspiring and seasoned artists of all ages will be introduced to the concept of communication through drawing, doodling, collaging, and writing on postcards—the most economical way to send a letter. Included prompts will guide art journalers as to subject matter, dry art techniques, and tools. Some of these prompts include the following: “Go outside. What do you see? Draw/doodle/collage it.” and “Draw a map of where you are, or where you want to be.” Includes perforated pages designed to be torn out, worked on, and mailed to others.
Dawn DeVries Sokol earned a bachelor’s degree from Arizona State University’s renowned Walter Cronkite School of Journalism and Mass Communication, and soon worked her way from editing newspapers to art directing magazines, such as America West Airlines Magazine—from which a feature she art directed landed in Print Magazine’s 2002 Regional Design Annual. For ten years, she designed books for U.S. publishers such as Sterling Publishing, Gibbs Smith, North Light, Quarry, and The Countryman Press. Now a widely published author, artist, and illustrator, she lives and creates in her Tempe, Arizona, studio with her dog, Lola.