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.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Book 117 - Blue Suede Book - Fat Mini Journal

Another of my leather journals. This pretty little thing is a fat mini-journal from a piece of royal blue suede. The white text-weight pages are folded into ten signatures with a total of 80 pages (160 both sides).

I love this leather. I think this is the last piece of it I have... I've gone through every scrap.  The longstitch binding is done with waxed linen thread. I started with a different thread but half-way through the stitching, it broke. I hate when that happens. But what do you do? You start over, that's what you do.

Nice little journal with a leather thong wrap tie.

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