This is the final post of four things on http://www.fourfortheday.com but the site will remain open with updates on the things to come.
This has been a truly amazing year with this project. From day one I knew when I was organizing my studio and seeing how many small collections of things I kept and really loved, to Allison Sommers first post on January 2nd 2011, and in early November when all weeks had been assigned, and now when everything is all said and done that the concept of this project was something people really enjoy. We love our stuff and other peoples as well.
I can’t thank the Guest Editor’s enough for making this what it is. It takes courage to expose the things we hold onto. The Guest Editor’s did it and the internet has found out a little more about each of them.
I encourage everyone to keep checking back to find out what is next for this little project. My hope is a bound book and art exhibition. But I am open to other possibilites.
My humble thank you to everyone who made this possible and the collectors around the world, past, present, and future.
Happy New Year.
s. arden hill
length of yarn, american penny, fortune, tiny strip of sand paper.
these remind me of a slew of olden days.
it’s always humbling to know the origins of one’s craft of choice.
for fabric, junk, snipping and pinking (respectively).
i do not use these but also won’t get rid of them. they, i think, suggest to me a time that i never experienced myself by that i romanticize greatly. in these objects, i see an absolute connection to the act of making. they are also mysterious.
love birds, kitten, bermuda, california.
things inside other things, sorted perfectly, labeled and tagged. to other people, though, it’s a hot mess of visual noise. actually, it is a mess that aspires to a vague kind of sorting that even i don’t understand.
mostly acquired through inheritance, discards, swaps, rummaging and thrifting. almost everything new is machinery, material and equipment for making things.
i hate to pick favourites. for me, objects live in community to gain value. in a fire, though, i would grab my photo albums and journals. i would be really upset about a fire.