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 211 - Burrito Book - A Recycled Blank Book/Journal from a Burrito Box

I'm on a packaging kick. Stop me before I tear up another box! Today's victim was a box of frozen burritos. I liked the cheerful colors and the strong graphic. I also liked the fact that if I folded it into a gatefold/French door style, you wouldn't see the burrito logo on the front, just the nice step-print graphic.

Once again, I lined the piece of packaging cardboard with pearlescent cardstock, in green today. I folded the two sides into the center and stitched a two section booklet into each side with a simple 3-hole pamphlet stitch. I left a bit of the light green hemp cord to hang at the top of each side. I used another piece of the green cord, threaded it through a couple of holes in the back and wrapped it to the front, then tied it in a bow to hold the book closed.

This is really a cute little thing. I'm happy with it.

1 comment:

  1. Just love the graphic cover. I couldn't help but think this style would be absolutely perfect with a Doublemint gum box!! LOL! ;)