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.

Sunday, October 30, 2011

Book 257 - Recycled Wallpaper Hard Cover Journal/Blank Book - Single Needle Coptic Stitch

Back with the wallpaper. I brought a giant pile of the stuff back with me form Oregon, so you can expect more of it too.

This is a really nice, neat hard cover journal/blank book. The covers are made of Davey board covered is recycled wallpaper samples. The liners are a mottled umber paper. The pages are gray 24 lb text paper folded into six signatures - 72 pages (144 counting both sides).

This is a nice sized journal, just a little larger than I usually make. It measures 8 3/4" x 6 1/2". It would make a nice desk journal. It's bound with brown waxed linen thread with a single-needle coptic stitch binding so it lays perfectly flat when open.

A keeper...


  1. Hello from Maryland! I found out about your blog after visiting Chloride a few weeks ago. I had a great time looking at your awesome collection of handmade books in the gift shop. Such creative work! I was disappointed to find out that they weren't for sale. lol But I did buy two of your cards. I was encouraged to contact you about the materials you use for making cards. I'd love to make some collage cards myself and was curious about the type of card stock you use. Any advice is much appreciated. Thanks! Christine (I hope you don't mind that this is a little off topic.) :)

  2. Love the wild wallpaper--and the more subdued liner paper is perfect. Very nice!!
    Sounds like you have a lot of goodies from Oregon! Can hardly wait to see what you do with them all. :)