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
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.