Re-Art Swap

Every year, a local art store hosts a Re-Art Swap, where anyone can drop off old art supplies and take anything they want for free! This year I volunteered to help out for a few hours and I had a great time sorting and looking through things.

Here is my big box of stuff that I donated.  It felt so good to clean out my art supplies.  Little did I know that I would come back with as much stuff as I gave away!  Although most of what I picked up are things that I am going to bring to the school I teach at, so at least it won't be stuff in my house.

Here is the front of the Absolutely Art store.

People looking through piles and piles of fabric scraps and other goodies.  The place was open all day and lots of people came and went, dropping off old supplies and picking up new ones.  It truly was "one man's trash is another man's treasure."  The area was bigger than my camera captured.

More boxes of stuff.

Here are some of the things I scored for my art classroom at school. 
These are very delicate, thin pieces of wood cut into a variety of shapes.  This will be fun to use in collages for the kids.

Stack of perfectly good cardstock.

Glue, origami paper, labels, a large piece of glass for glass fusing, mosaic tiles, comics....

Collage goodies!

More ephemera

I love these Easter Seals stamps.. they are from the 70's and 80's

Labels, scrapbook paper, random ephemera... notice the Disney stickers (perfect for the Disneyworld scrapbook I am going to put together this summer)

a book, crochet hooks, stickers, greeting cards, Pitt artist pens and Faber Castell markers


Jennifer McLean said...

what a cool and wonderful idea for an art store to do! That totally rocks!

Anonymous said...

Oh wow, how dangerous to add to the stash can that be. Good stuff for play though. xox