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.

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Day 32 - Back to Childhood

Is there anyone out there who didn't make a "Cootie Catcher" as a kid? I must have made hundreds of them. After we'd folded them, we'd take a pen or pencil and make little specks on the inside folds...the "cooties" we could show as proof that the contraption worked.

Today's book is a good old-fashioned cootie catcher fold, using a decorative piece of text-weight paper imprinted with red lips. I'd forgotten how to fold one, so I had to find a video on line to remind me. After it was all folded, I wrote words on the inside folds. One way, it reads, "Yes," "No," "Maybe," and "We'll See." Open it up the other way, and it reads "In Your Dreams,  Sucker!"

The final photo shows it partially unfolded to show the structure. A fun little project to remind me of the past.

1 comment:

  1. Frankly I think this is kind of cheating.
    This is not a book.
    But coming up with 365 ideas and making them isn't easy. I applause your courage and skills :-)