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, August 1, 2011

Book 186 - A Dainty Little Post-It Notes Holder

This mysterious portrait of a woman graces a simple holder for a pad of Post-It notes. T his is the simplest thing imaginable, but I really like it. It's more about the papers and embellishments used than about bookbinding, but that's OK.

This is a simple piece of flecked purple cardstock with a square of mat board on the inside back to help it keep its shape. The paper is folded over and secured in front with a tiny dot of Velcro. Take a Post-It note pad, tear off the last sheet and stick the pad to the mat board backing inside the folder. fold it shut and drop it in a pocket or purse.  Neat!

I've embellished the purple card stock with a piece of text I believe is Tibetan and a piece of coral-colored mulberry paper.  The image of a mysterious woman has been in my image stash for years, always loved her but never knew quite what to do with her. So here she is. I colored the edge of her oval "frame" with a copper paint pen. Done.


  1. I love this! And you can refill it forever. Definitely all about the paper and the picture. :):)

  2. I love the post-it holder functionality! It's fun and practical =)

  3. Nifty, and still I imagine it took a while. You are a very diligent bookmaker.