Waiting at IKEA

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.

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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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2 Responses to Waiting at IKEA

  1. Love the quick loose lines of the Ikea sketches. The child eating is particularly engaging.

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