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, November 6, 2011

Book 265-267 - Presidential Wisdom Series-Part 2 - Single Page Fold Books

Here are three more small single-sheet fold books in my Presidential Wisdom series I first posted about yesterday. This probably makes the series complete, although I may add one or two more if I come across more perfect presidential quotes.

Again, each book is folded from a single sheet of cream 8 1/2" x 11" card stock using the snake fold. This accordion fold gives each book 12 pages for text, photos and/or end papers. For the covers, I used textured card stock and made a wrapper with the title.

The three presidents and their quotations are:

Every man is equally entitled to protection by law; but when the laws undertake to add...artificial distinctions, to grant titles, gratuities, and exclusive privileges, to make the rich richer and the potent more powerful, the humble members of society--the farmers, mechanics, and laborers--who have neither the time nor the means of securing like favors to themselves, have a right to complain of the injustice of their government. ~President Andrew Jackson, 1832.

I again recommend a law prohibiting all corporations from contributing to the campaign expenses of any party.... Let individuals contribute as they desire; but let us prohibit in effective fashion all corporations from making contributions for any political purpose, directly or indirectly. -~President Theodore Roosevelt, Republican, 1906

It was natural and perhaps human that the privileged princes of these new economic dynasties, thirsting for power, reached out for control over government itself. They created a new despotism and wrapped it in the robes of legal sanction. In its service new mercenaries sought to regiment the people, their labor, and their property. And as a result the average man once more confronts the problem that faced the Minute Man.~ President Franklin D. Roosevelt

I've not included new photos here since these three little books look just like the other ones in the series.


  1. One has to wonder where Teddy's Republicans took a wrong turn!

  2. Teddy's Republicans are not our Republicans.