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Color Me . . . Inspired

Like many of you,  I have a number of blogs or websites that I return to again and again. One of my favorites, which I encourage you to check out, is Color Me Katie.

I’m not sure how I found it, but I’m glad I did. Katie Sokoler is a photographer, a performance artist, and a perpetual source of creativity and joy. Her site is easy on the eyes, extremely visual, with lots of wonderful photos with brief captions. On a given day, she’ll list things that make her happy, share her love of buttons or blurry photos, remember her grandmother, create some fun, or document her efforts to brighten up the neighborhood.

There’s just something joyful and life-affirming in Katie’s playfulness, her youth, her talent. Recently a group called Radar made a three-minute documentary on Katie’s street art, and you can see that video by clicking here.

This site makes me smile, and I bet it has a similar effect on you. Enjoy!

Bloggy Blogness: Around the Horn

A few things:

* My Best Pal in the World Whom I Never Actually Met, Matthew Cordell, gets the “Random Illustrator” Feature over at Seven Impossible Things Before Breakfast. They do a first-rate job over there, always.

* The fabulous Brenda Bowen — most recently of Bowen Press — has dusted herself off and started a new blog, called Bunny Eat Bunny. Just a thought: Maybe Brenda should have named it Bunny Dust Bunny. Or not! Anyway, Brenda is in the process of reinventing herself (she’s like Madonna that way) and I know many of us are eager to see what’s next. In the meantime, Brenda’s blog is just a nice way to stay in touch, to see an active, insightful mind at work.

* For bright bursts of optimism, beauty and creativity, is there any place on the web better than Color Me Katie? It’s a visual site, very little reading, and always a pleasure and an inspiration.

* I’d say this spot has been my favorite children’s literature blog of late: consistently excellent.

* The first, early review of Bystander, due out in Fall of ’09 (Feiwel and Friends).