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.

Sunday, January 30, 2011

Day 7 - January 30th - Red Hots

I want to start by saying Happy 95th Birthday to my Mom, Imogene Meyer. I love you, Mom!

Today's book is actually two books, a tiny pair of blank journals made into earrings. These are actual books. Each earring book has 20 pages (40 counting both sides) of artist paper -- Arches Text Wove -- folded into two signatures, which are then long-stitch bound onto the red leather covers. They're stitched with waxed linen thread, and the tie closure is also linen thread. Attahced to antiqued copper hand-made earwires, they hang very nicely.

These are great fun. I love the way they came out and like how they look on. I'll definitely be making more of these book earrings for my etsy shop.

The pic below shows how nicely these hang when worn.  I may have to wear these out somewhere this week!

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