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A memorable morning at IKEA

Over the past three weeks, I’ve met with a group of local artists at the cafe in IKEA. We all live nearby and gather just to make art together and talk. Today there were about 10 of us.  It’s very … Continue reading

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Another try

Just after 10 am I arrived at IKEA to make another try at returning my merchandise.  This time the Returns counter was at #21 and I pulled #33.  It was a relatively short wait but I had time for a … Continue reading

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First Monday at Ikea

Via Facebook, I found my way to a group of sketchers in my area: South King County. They’d stopped meeting as they lost their Saturday venue. I know a number of Urban Sketchers from both Seattle and Tacoma that live … Continue reading

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IKEA cafe

This was a very bright, sunny morning.  I went early to IKEA to have breakfast, sketch, and then shop.  The breakfast, with coffee, was $1.10!  Can’t beat that.  I chose my seat for the view I wanted to sketch.  ** … Continue reading

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Out Ikea’s window

The newly built and recently opened Ikea store near me is huge.  I wrote recently about attending the opening festivities.  It is two stories with a second floor cafe that is at least four times as large as the one … Continue reading

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New Ikea

This was the day for which we’ve been waiting!  The new Ikea store opened this morning.  It was built on the site of the parking lot of the old store.  It is 2 stories and is 399,000 square feet.   It … Continue reading

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#47 NaNoDrawMo

I wanted to draw something in my kitchen for the USK weekly theme.  But I had an eye exam and one eye was very dilated and numbed and I felt a little out of sorts.  So I decided on a … Continue reading

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Stuffed toys stuffed in VW

This yellow VW Bug with the Ikea logo is always in the covered parking garage at my local Ikea.  I’ve sketched it before with a pile of boxes strapped precariously to its roof.  Today I found it completely stuffed with … Continue reading

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Ikea bag

Because it rains a lot here in Western Washington, having a waterproof sketch bag is essential.    Timbuk2 bags are very popular here as most of them are waterproof.  But they cost about $100 or more. I found this bag at … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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