Heading off to Costco can be fun especially if you have a sketchbook in hand. That is just what I did this week and found a spot in the food court. For those of you who have not experienced Costco it is a large warehouse that sells everything from toilet paper to jeans and vacuums!
What a great sketching experience. It was probably the first time I have put my sketchbook on show. I was not trying to hide it on my knee! Most of the people were seniors doing their weekly visit for supplies. You would be surprised how many people stop by the food court for a snack before they head home.
No one paid any attention to me. Someone asked if they could share my table. Another person divided a strawberry sundae up in front of me. It nearly landed on my sketchbook. She apologized and said she would be gone soon.
I forget sometimes that I am also a senior with a head full of gray hair. Maybe I was just another shopper enjoying my morning at Costco. Anyone could see I was drawing people. No one said a word. Would people have cared if I was younger?
Needless to say I will be visiting Costco again. After Costco I ventured into the supermarket and sketched some more. This was a challenge I was not prepared for. Everyone was moving. Great for quick gesture drawings. The supermarket is also on my list to visit again.
Well maybe these are the backs of people in Costco! The two ladies were at customer service while the gentlemen were in the food line and eating.
Most of the men get separated from their wives and wait!