Monday, September 30, 2013

retail therapy

I made a list before I went. Not a hard and fast list, but more of a guideline so that I wouldn't go berserk. Nasco is a teacher's supply place that carries a ton of art supplies, along with horse tack, hoof trimmers, syringes and all sorts of other interesting agricultural stuff. I didn't even know it existed until one of my art journal students asked if I'd been there.

Why, no I said. Shall we go?

So we did. There's a store with quite a bit of stuff but the vast majority you ask for at the desk and they go pick it from a huge warehouse that you can peek at thru swinging doors.

There is a ton of half price stuff in the store and that's where I got into trouble.

A whole bin of brand name acrylics for 75% off? Don't mind if I do.

Pads of Stonehenge paper half price. Yes sirree Bob.

On and on. I just kept dropping stuff into my cart and tried not to think about the total.

Once we were done ransacking shopping the store, we put in our whse order which took only a few minutes, about as long as it took me to unload my shopping cart!

I came home with a few things I've been unable to find locally - PVA glue for bookbinding, workable fixative, bookbinding needles, the Stonehenge paper, stamp carving rubber, plus *lots* of stuff from the closeout section - Elmer's art paste for paste papers, ATC blanks in the assorted pack and a pack of bamboo paper ones, rubbing plates, a small visual journal, a pack of turquoise and brown handmade papers, a big bottle of matte gel medium.

All I can really say is that my friend's total was more than mine, and I did get a ton of cool stuff.

Now to find room for it in the studio.



  1. LOL well there is nothing like a good sale!

  2. Can we go? Can we? Can we? July's not too far away... Can we, please??? Pleeeeeeezzzzzz?

  3. So fun! Lucky lady you are......Sounds like an awful lot of great stuff for a paltry $75.....

  4. While the cat is away.........looks like the mouse had fun!

  5. a fabulous investment in really useful (and wonderful) things. looks like you got some great bargains.