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, February 17, 2011

Day 21-Happy Valentine's Day

OK, this book has nothing profound to say. I simply had this little chocolate box--thanks to my sweetie--and I'd been wanting to try a shaped accordion. The two seemed a good match.

I did nothing to the box. I could have covered it, but I've been feeling lazy. I made a 24 page heart-shaped accordion book, cut out a red heart from decorative paper for the first page and glued the whole accordion structure into the bottom of the box. Cutting the shape was simple--like cutting out paper dolls when you were a kid--but easier since the shape was simple.

I'll do other, more challenging shapes as we go along.

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