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 136 – four well worn pairs of boots

day 135 – four “Militia” (from Belgium) limited released recordings

day 134 – four garden preserves

day 133 – four cabbage patch kid figurines

day 132 – four vintage sesame street fisher price toys

day 131 – four smurfettes

day 130 – four Rupert books

Guest Editor Profile – Kelly Ruth

Kelly Ruth

Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada






In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/living area) look like?
I have two studios, my textile dye studio is in my basement and very much unfinished, I just kind of set up the basics and kept going.Still waiting for the time and money to properly move in. My second studio is my painting studio which is shared with two other artists. We all keep our space in the studio minimalist, with all our junk stored on shelves in the storage room.

Where do you normally get your things?
I like to buy things handmade, or trade, or I’m often given “hand me downs.” I’m really good at foraging!

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

My prize possession right now is a gorgeous handmade purse which converts from shoulder bag, into a holster worn under my arms or a holster worn around my waist with a strap wrapping around one thigh. It’s a showstopper made by Jungle Tribe out in B.C.


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