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 178 – four books with trees on the cover

This is my last day posting on Four for the Day and I just wanted to express to everyone that it has been lovely conjuring up mini collections for your pleasure. If you enjoyed my corner of the Earth, please check out my website, blog, and flickr. Namaste to all!!

day 177 – four sketchbook doodles

day 176 – four letters from strangers

day 175 – four kitty cats

day 174 – four cranes

day 173 – four containers for art supplies

day 172 – four zines

1) Aubade #3: The Price of Freedom by Katie 2) I left Blues City by Benjamin Weir 3) The Perfect Day by collection of writers, curated by Janell 4)Disconcerting 8 by Janell

Guest Editors Profile – Kathy Tran

Kathy Tran (aka Volthair)

Austin, Texas

In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/living area) look like?
I share a workspace with my love. I try to clean and organize once a week. I’m slowly adopting zen practices and clearing away unnecessary clutter weekly. It is difficult and humbling! I am such a pack rat. I used to save every little string and thread I found, convincing myself it will come in handy for a future stop motion project. I have one desk for my computer and one desk for crafts. I have one bookcase to keep my supplies readily available. It is somewhat organized and minimal. The closet is another story. I keep boxes and random things in there. One day I will venture and organize that craziness. On the other side of the room is my love’s computer and music space. I really enjoy working next to my best friend.

Where do you normally get your things?
Friends, family, vintage stores, goodwill, savers, the internet, magical worm holes..?

What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
My sketchbook collection – I have 7 books of secrets, impossible ideas, strange creatures, weird words, odd faces. My sketchbooks are proof they originated from my brain.A small square music box of a dancing rabbit – My mother bought it for me when she went away to Dallas for a business trip. It was the first time my mother was away from my for a long period of time. She’s very thrifty and rarely spends money on “frivilous” things. It meant a lot to me when she brought it home to me. I loved winding it up and watching the rabbit move its limbs.


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