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.

Friday, March 4, 2011

Day 35-spring Training

It's almost here. Spring is coming! There are actually white blossoms on one of the trees in my neighbor Lori's yard. So, even though we had snow less than a week ago, I am proclaiming it spring in NW Arizona.

And to celebrate, I've made a little round baseball book in honor of Spring Training. It's a simple little thing. an accordion book. I printed an image of a baseball onto cardstock (doubled) for the covers, then lightened the opacity of the image and printed it on regular white text paper for the pages. I punched them out with a 2 3/4" hole punch, hinged them together with tiny round white label circles and glued the accordion book block to the covers, sandwiching a piece of ribbon between to wrap around and tie it all together.

The book has 18 pages for notes--maybe keeping track of statistics at the ball park.

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