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.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Day 33-Quotation Book Pin

More on a small scale, a little book with a pin back so you can wear it on a lapel, a scarf, a hat. It's a real book with accordion pages glued in with the words from a brief inspirational poem glued onto the pages. The words read... "Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal."

The outside is covered in an Italian marbled paper with accent paper and a ribbon to tie it closed. The front is decorated with a piece of melted copper and a twig. The book measures 2" x 1 1/2". A pretty little book and pin.


  1. I love that quote! Do you know the author? I found your blog via Epbot today. I've been fascinated with your project. I have a bunch of children's books in the form of F&Gs (folded and gathered sheets) that I would love to bind someday, and this has inspired me to do it, so my children can enjoy the books. Thanks!

  2. The quotation is by Pamela Vaull Starr. I should have put that into the original post. And yes, it's one of my favorites too.