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
If you know what these are, please list:
L to R: jon-jon the koala bear with hand knit turtle sweater, polar bear-bear, ‘puppy’, ‘dr. stunkenstein’ (bryce’s home economics plush project circa ’91)
Top L: niece’s drawing (of me)
Top R: construction paper birthday card
Bottom L: love note
Bottom R: paint chip collage card
L: Bloor Station, Toronto, 2011
Bottom: Dufferin Mall, Toronto, 2006
Top L + R: Place Alexis Nihon, Montreal, 2003
+ pizza cushion
+ donut mug
+ apple TV
+ fortune cookie coin purse
I don’t know where half my things come from. I keep telling my partner, ‘things just randomly show up…. or it must be sneaky gift giving fairies breaking into our home”
What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
The item I cherish the most and cannot get rid of is my Hello Kitty hourglass. From childhood memory: my dad purchased this piece at Hallmark, Kildonan Place. It was a fancy piece of décor displayed up high on a glass shelf and he asked if I liked it. When I nodded, he purchased it on the spot. Aw.