A Book a Day? What's Up With That?

Hi, and welcome to this year-long project. So what's this all about and how did it happen, you might ask. In mid 2007, artist Noah Scalin decided to make a skull out of anything he could find, every day for a year. It stretched him in ways he never imagined, as an artist, a writer and a person. His experience turned into a blog that went viral, and then a book.

Others have picked up on the idea: 365 Hearts, 365 Masks, 365 Bears drawn on a cellphone, 365 paper napkin mustaches.
I wanted to play, too, and I chose books. I love books, I know a bit about making books (thanks to my talented book-maker sister, Marilyn Worrix), and they're broad enough in definition to give me a lot of creative leeway.

The whole point is not really the books. The idea is to stretch myself in many ways as an artist and a person, to set up a discipline, stick with it and see what that teaches me.

I hope you'll join with me and follow along on the journey chronicled here, and let me know what you think.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Day 4, January 27th - Carded!

Well, today's book was nearly a cheat, it was so simple. But I was cleaning out some shelves and drawers and was pretty much dumbstruck by how many business cards we'd collected from people we don't know, businesses we don't use (and probably never will), people who've moved away, businesses that are out of business or folks we have 3, or 4, or 5 copies of a business cards from. All the useless card stock cluttering up my drawers and life!

So "Carded!" was born. It stretched the boundaries a bit on the idea of "what is a book" and it's the simplest form of "binding" imaginable. But that's part of the idea of this challenge.

And so I present "Carded!," a pile of outdated or redundant business cards held together with a binder clip. I think it makes its point.

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