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, April 29, 2011

Day 91 - A Mini Biker Journal

This little journal is pretty typical of the leather journals I do, but with a sort of biker slant. It's a fat little mini-journal with 64 pages (128 both sides), measuring just 3 1/2" x 3 3/4". It's a pebbled leather with nice weight and a mid-weight chain stitched on to the spine over the longstitch binding. I can see a biker pulling this out of the pocket of his leathers to jot a mileage note.

I've been wanting to do some "biker journals" for awhile, so this one gave me a sense of accomplishment. This little book feels good.

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