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, May 26, 2011

Book 119 - That Which Makes the World Go 'Round - Stab-bound Booklet

More "loteria" cards! I''ve loved these Mexican game images ever since I first saw them more than 20years ago. And when I bought these loteria cards at the "tianguis" the other day. I also bought some Mexican play money--like Monopoly money but in pesos and with Mexican images. Although this play money mirrors the colors and styles of real Mexican money, and is made of the same slick plastic-like material, the images are not the same. I'd love to have Frida Kahlo on a bill, but she's not... at least not yet.

This is a really simple little project, more about the whimsy of the materials than the structure or anything else. It's a little Japanese stab binding book with the play money used for the pages and a couple of loteria cards on the covers.

On the front is "El Mundo," The World, and on the back is "El Diablito," the Little Devil... which I guess some people also associate with money.

1 comment:

  1. Love the idea of the Loteria cards. I live in Queretaro. I'm learning bookbinding. I'm so glad I found your blog!