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.

Monday, March 7, 2011

Day 39-Accordion Book-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

This little accordion book would make a nice gift--anniversary, Valentine's day, engagement. It's only about 3" square so could even be tucked into a card.

Two pieces of lightweight book board are covered with a very pretty hand decorated paper. Inside, a single sheet of lavender paper is cut and folded into a snake book that has been printed with the stanzas from Elizabeth Barrett Browning's poem "How do I love Thee?" A pretty pink ribbon was glued between the back page and back cover to wrap around the front and tie the book shut.

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