I was sorting through my decorative and scrapbook papers because I needed black & white paper for a collage. I was surprised to find such a large amount and wide variety of paper designs. The photo above only shows a portion of my stash.
The discovery made me realize that I should check my stash more often. I could be missing out on opportunities to further enhance my art projects because I didn't realize what I had in stock.
The next time you need inspiration or are tempted to purchase new art supplies, start checking out the shelves, drawers and bins in your studio. You probably will re-discover supplies that you had forgotten about. I plan to sort through the drawers in my studio next.