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.


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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