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, August 26, 2011

Book 204 - Kit Kat - Recycled candy Packaging Book/Journal-Coptic Binding

A Kit Kat recycled coptic stitch journal -  Yep, we are back to the recycled packaging routine. Allen shopped at the wholesale store today so he came home with several boxes of candy bars to be opened and put on the shelf. Including... Kit Kat!

I just cut two pieces off the sides of the box to show the logo. I lined them with some pearlescent gold cardstock for added rigidity. The pages are plain white text paper folded into eight signatures. I stitched them with a single-needle coptic binding with brown waxed linen thread.

Cute little journal.


  1. Ooooh, back to snacks and candy. Nice little handy book.