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.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Day 23-Ziegfeld Girl Matchbook

Easy one tonight, but this is a fun design. This little notebook opens and closes like a matchbook, and the "binding" is simply a couple of staples. The illustration is a vintage nude photograph of a Ziegfeld Follies showgirl from the 1920s. It's printed onto beige card stock, cut and folded to form the matchbook shape. Approx. 20 pages of white paper are stapled into the bottom folded-up edge.

Fun little book to drop into a purse or pocket for notes, phone #s, and other reminders.

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