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, June 28, 2011

Book 151-"Banned Books" - A Book cube-Handmade book

Here's a silly little thing. I came across this fold in a book today and decided to try it. I got a template off the internet, but it was a bit off (or I just measured and cut it wrong). It has gaps in the cube.

I do find it rather amazing--not to say annoying--that I can measure things not once, not twice but several times and still have them not fit when I cut them. How can I keep getting it so wrong?

Anyway, back to the cube. The six sides say "I read banned books. Don't you?" The text/image was created on the computer and glued onto the cube before scoring, bending and gluing. The cube itself is made from a heavy green card stock.

Quite a simple thing, but mine own...


  1. I'm often folding and cutting challenged myself. I think it turned out just fine. :)

  2. i think it is a neat concept...not sure how it is considered a book but maybe I need to check out the definition of "book"...