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, January 8, 2012

Going Home

I am sitting in a Starbucks in Laughlin, NV, where I have been... stitching a book (what else?) I just got off a shuttle from McCartan airport in Las Vegas, where I flew in from visiting my family near Portland.

This book is nearly done, but I won't be able to post anything tonight because I stil l have no working computer at home. I sm speaking to you now from my lovely and trusty new Kindle... on which the battery is perilously low.

Many more books coming ss food as my computer is back up and running--hopefully tomorrow.

Stay tuned.


  1. Hello, Donna! I am really impressed by your amazing blog and idea about a book every day! there is so much inspiration!! I love your job! Sometimes I make small notebooks as gifts, but I am so much in recycling last years that it`s hard to decide what to do first...I wish you a creative and happy New Year and a lot of new ideas!

  2. I happened on your blog today and was fascinated by your creativity--so much so that I wrote a blog post over at Boston.com, where I write about publishing and writing: http://boston.com/community/blogs/creative_type/2012/01/arizona_woman_making_one_book.html

    I thought my readers would love to follow your work and see what you've accomplished since Day One. Love your creativity!

  3. what fun. I envision a felted wool sweater as a terrific and cuddly cover.

  4. Wow, I just read through this post again. Sorry for all the typos. I'm still getting used to typing on my Kindle. Even with my new stylus, it's not easy. Tiny, tiny keys. Sorry!

    Heather - Hmmm, a felted wool cover. Great idea. I'll see what I can find.

  5. I have Kindle/tablet envy. ;)
    Have a safe trip. :)

  6. Hope your trip was safe. And the computer is more alive than dead! I need to see books...lol...

  7. OMG... I can be so bossy, Sorry, I must be in withdrawal... no books syndrome...