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 9, 2011

Day 40 - Extra Extra - Bubble Gum Package Book

This is another one of those "putting out merchandise in the store and I see a book" days. You may recall, my partner and I own a market/convenience store/tourist shop. Today, I was opening a box of packages of Extra bubble gum to put on the shelf and I noticed the graphics on the box. Nice! Could be a book. Lately, I see books in almost everything I look at.

So I took the box that once held 10 packs of gum, cut it apart and made another cross-structure binding. I'm really getting to like this binding. It's easy and it makes a neat spine on a book that still opens flat.

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