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.

Friday, November 11, 2011


I just wanted to check in with my faithful followers (you know who you are... and so do I), and let you know that I am still here. I have a backlog of several books to post that I'll be giving you in the next few days.

A busy period contrived with exhaustion and general sloth to keep me from posting regularly the last couple of weeks. But books are still being made. I will try earnestly to get caught up on posting them very soon. I don't want any of you to go away in disgust!



  1. Patience is a virtue, right? In certain aspects of life I am extremely virtuous. ;)

  2. I look forward to seeing the new books!

  3. Of course I shall not go away in disgust - I am full of admiration!

  4. disgust, are you kidding, hope you keep posting after 365 days. You got me saving the pretty 3 oz candy boxes from trader joes grocer (they use antique letterpress images in their artworks.)to use and book covers.

  5. Rita - A woman after my woman heart!
    frances - Oh, yummmmm, I think a trip to Trader Joe's in in the offing. Love that place.

  6. Oh, thank goodness. I had been slacking on visiting and didnt want to miss anything. Rest up and post when you are back on stride.

  7. Don't worry, you are in my Google Reader, so I'll notice it when there is some action. Looking forward to it.