Ikea

The weekly theme for Urban Sketchers  is ” Worldwide Retail (IKEA and Starbucks)”.  Since I don’t like Starbucks coffee (shhhh, it’s unpatriotic in Seattle!), I went to Ikea, which is just down the hill from home.

I sat in the cafeteria to sketch this business meeting.

This is a better representation of Ikea, though.  Here in the USA, they use a car like this in their commercials.   At the store, it is a display in an open area of the parking garage

It seems fitting to also mention this, given the worldwide theme.  I received a comment on my blog from someone who had just found Urban Sketchers… “I got to know urban sketcher recently, and I just jumped in like you! I made my own sketching kit this noon and I’m waiting for the sprayed paint to dry now. Then, saw your blog!… I ordered Cathy Johnson’s book last week, and read the book ’artist illustration‘, and also ”urban sketching”. …happy to know you”

From what I could figure out, he is in Taiwan!  Just goes to show what a small world this is and how we connect with each other via this group.  I’m glad I’m here.

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About redharparts

Born in Michigan. Attended undergrad and graduate universities there. I've lived in England, Germany, Southern California and now Washington (state). I'm a retired Medical Social Worker with a past specialty in Oncology. I've enjoyed exploring historical re-creation through the SCA. I costume in several fandoms. Lately I've returned to Art and have taken up Urban Sketching, a version of en plein air painting.
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