It was not a good idea to try to return something at IKEA today. In addition, I went late as I stopped in just before our sketching session in the cafe there. It is a Federal Holiday, so the place was jammed.
The returns desk was working on #27 when I arrived. My ticket was #78. I stayed a while and did 2 sketches in my little Field Notes book. But then I gave up when it was time to meet the other sketchers.
And I didn’t get lunch, either. That line was ridiculously long, too.
Small child in a cart, also with a phone.
This was a small child eating in the cafe. That’s some sort of white stuff all over her mouth – it might have been ice cream. Also in the Field Notes book but partially from life and partially from a photo on my phone.
I finished the painting of the stone house in Lindesfarne (Scotland). This was done from my own photo. I started it at Daniel Smith Watercolor Social yesterday. It’s an 8×10 on Arches paper.
Finally, a very small (3×5) sketch from a random photo. This is a pensive otter with its little paw up to its mouth.
Forgot to take a photo of the group today: we were five.
I never did make the return. I thought I was very clever in doing an algebraic equation, calculating the time it took to go through 5 numbers and making an estimate of when they’d get to #78. I was wrong. When I went back down, they’d passed my number. Tomorrow is another day.