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On Wednesday, I went with a group of friends to the Art Resource Center. This is the first time I’ve been there, although I have donated to them in the past. They accept donations of cash or new, or partially used art materials. But it doesn’t end there! They have tons of interesting things from craft magazines and instructions to pieces of wood and metal, all kinds of containers, fabric, trims and buttons, books, stickers and binders… and more! Everything there has been donated by someone. Donations are tax deductable.

While I was there, I found an almost new set of 12 Brusho crystal colors. I can’t tell you how much fun these are to play with! Above, you can see my color swatches. I sprayed each tile with water, sprinkled on the Brusho powder and then sprayed it with rubbing alcohol.

These are so luscious, I’m not sure which is my favorite!

A.R.C. is a fabulous place for artists and school teachers to be able to stock up on things they would not be able to afford to buy at full price for their studio or classroom.

If you live in the Phoenix Metro area, please support them with your donations! If you are an artist or teacher, stop in and say “Hi,” to all the wonderful volunteers and take a look around!