day 403 – four thank yous

This is the final post of four things on 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

day 150 – four old and cherished photo albums from my matriarchal grandparents

day 149 – four leaf clover, 1 of 2 found summer 2010 in Nopiming Provincial Park

day 148 – four of many mix tapes

day 147 – four handmade made gifts (two artwork dolls, a brooch, soft bangles) from Jill Skulina, all the way over in Scotland

day 146 – four vintage thermoses (would the plural for thermos actually be thermi?)

day 145 – four bees: beloved childhood book, pot for honey, recent birthday gift, the life of a bee embedded in resin

day 144 – four juice glasses, with birds

Guest Editor Profile – eryn thorey mackenzie

eryn thorey mackenzie

Winnipeg, Manitoba

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/living area) look like?

Organized chaos…I know where everything is, but anyone coming into the space would be entirely perplexed.

Where do you normally get your things?
Family, friends, travels, vintage and antique stores, the internet.

What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?

Old family photo albums of my grandparents, a $12.00 ceramic cat from Value Village, a snowglobe, my cat Phoebe, my collection of cameras all currently in various states of disrepair…i don’t know how to break this down. It changes, depending on my mood.


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