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, January 27, 2012

Book 350-351 - Six Pack Series - Fourth Inning - Japanese Stab Bindings

More beer! More beer! More... oops, sorry, I got carried away for a minute.

But yeah, here are a couple more six-pack beauties.The Corona 6-pack is a little ordinary because the graphics aren't that great. But I really like the Fat Tire book.

In both of these blank books, I simply cut off the two large sides of the carton, and lined them with a very strong card stock. I creased the fold line for the front cover. I cut text paper pages to size and stacked the up. Clamped them between the front and back covers, poked holes through the whole sandwich.

I can make these Japanese Stab Bindings all day long and twice on Sunday. It's about the easiest sewn binding there is. And it always makes a nice book.


  1. just a fortnight's worth to go - i'm sure I'm only one of your many fans who will be sad when this comes to an end!

  2. Love the fat tire too! Wonder what the beer tastes like? I buy a lot of different rootbeers. Those graphics are sweet too. Wished I saved more than bottle caps.

  3. Wow. I totally love your blog. I've been bookbinding since August or September. AND. LOVING. IT. Your blog is inspiring. At least once, I've had an idea for a new binding, only to find you'd got to it first! :)
    I, too, will be sad when you reach the end of your year!