Make-a-Book-a-Day

Donna Meyer in Chloride, Arizona is making a book a day for a year. She says, "Some books will be 'rea' books, with covers and pages, but part of the challenge is to stretch the question 'what is a book?' Most will be a thing you can touch, hold in your hand. But some will be ephemeral, written in smoke or water, or maybe drawn in the sand."...




Why did you decide to do this project? I decided to embark on this challenge after happening across your book on Amazon. I'd been feeling in need of an artistic challenge and a boost to my creativity – which has been pretty dry lately. Since I've made books before, know something of the craft and love everything about books, they seemed the most logical theme for a year of creativity.




How has doing a yearlong/daily project affected your life? Only one week in, but already it is affecting my life in many ways. I wake up thinking about what book to make next. I work out technical problems while I'm falling asleep. Anything my eye happens to land on brings up the question. "What can I do with that?" "How can I use that in a book?" It's already a truly joyous part of my life-even when I hear myself groaning "Damn, I still have to make a book today and I don't have a single idea."



See all of Donna's books HERE.

6 comments:

Marya said...

I love books! Great project!

Misha said...

Wonderful, challenging project!

Stacy said...

What a creative and interesting project! Doing something like that daily helps me see creative potential in everything around me. So great that you are pursuing a love of yours daily.

thefrogspond said...

This is wonderful! I love what you've done so far and I can't wait to see the rest! I LOVE books as art!

Autumn Bradley said...

Amazing! Great job! I can't wait to check out the rest of the books. This is super inspiring!

lorinhud said...

Wow - I absolutely love the leather ones. gorgeous!