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 192 – four photos found in an alley

day 191 – four stages to capping a broken tooth

i broke a molar on popcorn and then i got to keep a bag full of my own teeth molds from the dentist.

day 190 – four pieces of history

they tore down the house next to our place last summer so i went to scavenge the remains of the open walls and floors. i found this beautiful piece of old floor and this disturbingly old remnant of a 1930’s newspaper.

last week, i found this decorative box i had forgotten about. it’s a printed metal box to commemorate the silver jubilee (1910-1935) and inside, safely kept with some other treasures and jewelry, i discovered my mom’s baby identification bracelet from 1955.

day 189 – four favorite things made out of wood

these russian carved bears move when you hold them in the air and the little wooden ball pulls the strings of their arms as it dangles.

the spoon is bamboo and i use it everyday to feed my little boy (well, actually now he uses it to feed himself.)

the nesting dolls were a present from my friend jason, (the idea is that you are supposed to paint/modify them yourself but i can’t bring myself to cover the natural wood.)

day 188 – four things inherited from my gran

day 187 – four raku birds that i made