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, October 1, 2011

Book 233 - A Small Guest Book/Housewarming Gift - Recycled Wallpaper Blank Book

Here's yet another recycled wallpaper book (I seem to be enchanted with the idea, don't I?) I think this little cutie would make a great housewarming gift. It's the perfect guest book for an entryway table.

For this one, I used a cute die-cut wallpaper border of a row of townhouses with palm trees. To make it stronger, I lined the strip with a piece of burnt sienna wallpaper and cut out the roofline edge. The book has three signatures with a total of 54 pages (108 counting both sides). I used a pale gray text paper for the pages. All three sigs are sewn in a pamphlet stitch through a single set of holes with blue waxed linen thread. The thread is knotted at the top of the spine with a small key charm attached.

I actually think this little guest book is quite precious.


  1. Oh this is so cute and really would be perfect for a housewarming party or gift. These wallpaper books have been really unique. :)