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.

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Day 50-Hair-on Cowhide Journal & Photo Book

Another of my favorite hair-on cowhide journals. This one has 6 black photo pages spread through the book as well.

I love the feel of this kind of leather. I always find myself stroking the hair, like petting a short-haired dog. This one is a brindle, black/brown/beige mix. Bone beads decorate the longstitch binding on the spine and a nice dark brown mulberry paper wraps the pages as an end paper.

1 comment:

  1. Do you ever make it to Tucson to host book making classes? I want to learn how to make professional looking books. Thanks!