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.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Day 76 - A Pretty Accordion book/Album

Back to something more "bookish" and straightforward today. I have a few more offbeat things brewing but they need a couple of days of fermenting before I'll know how to handle them. Stay tuned.

Today's book is a simple, pretty accordion book large enough to use as an album/photo book for standard size snapshots. I mostly made it because I wanted to use this really beautiful paper on the outside. It's far prettier in person than in the photos because the maple leaves are done in metallics with gold and silver and a hint of aqua and purple--looks like they are something like Pearl-Ex powders. I've had this paper for ages and no longer have any idea where I got it, most probably from my sister.

The front and back covers are Davey board covered with the decorative paper. A thin blue ribbon was glued onto the inside of the back cover before gluing in the accordion pages, which are a pretty, faintly lined deep mustard color text weight paper. The ribbon ties it all closed.

1 comment:

  1. z;pbr;u, whoops, that is LOVELY from one row down on the keys. But I kinda like it.