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, August 9, 2011

Book 190-Japanese Stab Bound Album/Sketchbook

Here's another Asian themed Japanese Stab Binding similar to the one from a few days ago. The pages are full-sized 8 1/2"x11" cardstocl so that this could work as a photo album, a sketchbook or a journal.

The covers are davey bookbinders board covered with a really pretty decorative paper in a raspberry color embossed with gold butterflies. The spine is covered with black bookcloth. The binding is done with variegated ribbon. It seemed just a tad plain so I added three Chinese coins as an accent.

I could make these books all day long. Simple, elegant and pretty.

1 comment:

  1. Such pretty paper and I love the coins and the ribbon, too. Nice! :)