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
Ironic that on the day I wanted to post my film cameras, I didn’t have my actual camera handy. So here’s a grainy cell phone picture of my best friends: Asahi Pentax. Polaroid, Instamatic X-38 and Kodak Signet. I still use film regularly, and am very much in love with it.
Okay, you caught me. I’m a Muppet freak. I love the Frog. I have a lot of different Muppet collectibles, but I thought I’d share Kermit, specifically, since he’s so well loved.
Four hand-carved wax teeth. These have been in my possession since I was a preteen, and they’ve always had a place of honor any place I have lived. My grandmother carved them when she was studying to be a hygienist in New York at her father’s dental office. I heard she hated it, but carving teeth was her favorite part.
Specifically Centerville, which happens to have the largest collection of original stone buildings in Ohio.
In terms of your things, what does your space (studio/office/living area) look like? please describe.
I have a hereditary inclination to be a cluttered pack-rat, so my space tends to overflow. But I like to think of it as eclectically organized. My small studio space (which I share with my boyfriend) is colorful, functional enough, and ever growing.
Where do you normally get your things?
I like to poke my head into flea markets and the like, but I get most of my things from rummage sales or as gifts from people who tend to know what I’m into. I’m also turning into a frequent convention go-er, which is where I pick up most of my more specific collectibles.
What is your prize possession/”thing”/collectible/tool?
Overall, it’s any thing my grandmother gave to me: a jewelry box (and whatever came inside), a prayer book, her handwritten notes, or the wax teeth she carved when she was studying to be a hygienist.