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.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Book 210 - A Twinkies Book! Recycled Packaging Blank Book-Journal

More sweet tooth junk here. First pink snowball, and now this time it's a Twinkies box that called to me. I will say, Twinkies are one of the few true junk foods we sell that I NEVER want to eat.

This blank book/journal/notebook is pretty straightforward. Though it may fly in the face of the idea of "recycling," I always feel like I need to line these covers made of pieces of packaging. They just feel too flimsy otherwise, and the back of the package is often a little ragged looking from glue. So... I lined this one with more of my favorite pearlescent cardstock, in pink this time. I also added a second narrow strip of that stock to further reinforce the spine.

The journal is stitched with a long stitch binding in pink hemp cord, six signatures stitched into three sets of holes/sewing stations. And that's that.

1 comment:

  1. Kind of a creepy looking Twinkie cowboy--LOL! I'm not a big fan of Twinkies, either, but I like the book. ;)