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.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Book 145 - Recycled Journal - An Ass Kickin' Day!

Finally! Blogger will let me upload pix again.

Here's another in series of recycled packaging blank journals from our store. This one is at least a fun design. We sell a lot of hot sauce and other HOT stuff form this company. They do a whole line of "kick ass" hot stuff. One of our best sellers is their hot spiced popcorns.  This package is for the chili-lime popcorn, and I think the colors and the graphics are really fun.

For this hand bound blank book, I cut the box to size, lined it with a nice, stiff cream-colored cardstock, made alternating signatures from pink and green text paper and bound them with a longstitch binding.

Neat little book, but nothing fancy. NOTHING like what I'm going to show you!!! Hold on to your hats. I will post it tonight!


  1. OMGosh! So funny! Never knew they had ass-kickin' popcorn--ROFL!! :):)

    Now you've got me waiting to see the next one.
    Blogger has been touchy for some time. Ever since it broke down for those couple of days. Glad you can post pictures again. Whew!

  2. I have just received my copy of Cathy Johnson's Artist's Journal Workshop AND a Noodlers Flex Pen. Have been sketching for two days. so I am a little behind (small ass) in reading blogs. But now you have got us waiting with baited breath.