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.

Friday, July 15, 2011

Book 170 - Sunkist Recycled Accorion Fold Book

Another little recycled packaging book. I opened a package of Sunkist fruit snacks today and immediately loved the logo for a book. The perfect oval was printed on both sides of the box, so I was golden. Just cut 'em out, back 'em with cardstock and you've got your covers. I made a small "hinge" at the spine edge with two pieces of cardboard sandwiched over a strip of Tyvek for extra strength.

For the pages, I cut ovals of orange paper and made the accordion pages by attaching them to each other with small round label stickers. I only had white, so I colored them with an orange Sharpie. I glued the accordion pages to the insides of the covers and the book was done. And it wasn't even midnight!


  1. Hooray for a book before midnight. And what a cutie that one is. Filled with vitamin C for our health as well.