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 8, 2011

Book 189-Slim Jim Recycled Packaging Notebook-Cross Structure Binding

More recycling! I used a crossed-structure binding for this little notebook/pocket journal. I definitely need more practice on this structure. T his one taught me that I have to be more careful when gluing the straps to the inside. The way I have glued this, it really does not want to lie closed flat. Keeps popping open. Oh well, better next time.

Six signatures, stitched with yellow waxed linen thread.  It's a good purse size.

1 comment:

  1. Cute! Could probably just wrap and rubber band around it to hold it shut in your purse, I suppose. :)