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.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Update - Dead Camera!

Well, after four days with a dead camera and no way to post pix, I finally found the camera charger. I am ashamed to admit that this time frame definitely tells you a basic truth about the current state of my studio.

Anyway, the camera is charging as we speak (write?), and books have been piling up awaiting their turn in the limelight. I'll start photographing them tomorrow and posting them tomorrow night, catching up with where I'm supposed to be.

We've got some old standards for you, a few soon-to-be old standards, and a couple of true one-of-a-kind out-of-the-box creations, too. (Geez, I think I need to find a few more cliches to stick in there, don't you?)

So if you're not getting bored  yet, please stay tuned... or tune in tomorrow night for more book-a-day treats and treasures.



  1. LOL! Days to find the charger...cracks me up! ;)
    Be waiting to see the latest creations.

  2. Hey, when I get too busy, I lose stuff too. Take a deep breath. You are harder on yourself than any of us would be on you. We love your books and easily forgive you. Just keep making more books after 365 for us.

  3. Rita - I'm pretty sure I need to join in on your de-clutter challenge! I'm buried here.