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.

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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