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.

Monday, June 6, 2011

Book 129 - Black Leather Mini-Fat Journal - Blank Book

Here's a pretty little mini-journal, a fat book, made from a nice quality black leather. This little thing only measures about 2 1/2" x 2 3/4" x 1" thick--a real pocket book. It feels great in the hand. The paper is just yummy--96 pages (192 both sides) of thick, creamy Arches Text Wove paper, hand torn for a deckled look.

The liner paper is just for fun--rows of dangling skeletons, white on black. This mini journal closes with a thong that wraps vertically around from the back and then wraps around an antler button at the front. The binding is a longstitch binding sewn in a pair of "x" crossings. A very nice, nicely finished hand-made book.

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