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.

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Aaaargh! Rats! Damn & Darn! Crap! and Anything Else you can Think Of...

So I put the computer back together last night, fired 'er up. Everything's fine. I post a couple of books, check mail and facebook, play a little Scrabble. Power off and go to bed.

This morning I get up and turn on the PC and get... "Windows can not start because the following file is missing or corrupted..... bibble babble boo..."

So the baby is BACK in the shop again. Maybe I can pick it up in an hour, more likely tomorrow. If it's not ready then, I'll have to leave for Oregon without posting any more books and catch up when I get there Saturday.

Sorry again, folks. I know this is starting to sound like "The dog ate my book a day..." but it's all disgustingly true.

I'm on a 15-minute-limit public computer, so off I go. Hope to see you all here soon.


  1. This is a message that the 365 books can not end. You must continue this project since it gets you going every day and have more to sell! Go for year 2...:>)

  2. And a new project for you. Add an online bookstore!

  3. Oh bummer!! I hate computer problems!! I hope yours gets fixed soon. :)

  4. Hi Donna, thanks for posting!
    Don't give up, dear fellow bookbinder, you help us, your loyal readers, with your postings and your books inspire me with my own.
    I am sure that soon these problems can be solved.
    Have a great Reveillon.