Tag Archives: Renton

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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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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Red

Monday was a holiday so today, Tuesday, I had lots of errands.  Two of which took me to The Landing shopping center in south Renton.   This view struck me… I liked the red and the structural elements.  Quick line drawing … Continue reading

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Disguised

I went out relatively early this morning to do this sketch while it was still cooler.  I’ve sketched this water tower in my neighborhood before but it was early 2012, when I’d just returned to sketching about a month before.  … Continue reading

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Labyrinth

This is another location that has been on my list for a while. I stopped on my way some where else early this morning, before the day got too hot. The place is delightfully shaded, too. This little outing gave … 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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Safe Exchange

During a brief respite in the rain, I drove to city hall to sketch a sign.  The weekly theme in the USk flickr pool is “street sign”.  While this isn’t strictly a street sign, it is a sign in a … 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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Discovery of a hidden gem

The USk flickr group weekly theme is “houses of worship”.  While I do have many sketches of churches, I thought I would also do a new one for the theme.  There are many more interesting church building in Seattle area, … Continue reading

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