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The Thomas Kinkade Experience

If Carmel (CA) didn’t exist you couldn’t invent it.

The hyperreality of a Disneyland experience is hard-pushed to match a walk down Carmel’s main thoroughfare. Gingerbread cottages and cutesy boutiques selling everything you don’t know you need or want, but still you fall for it all.

I’m ashamed to own up to buying a green dog collar and matching leash decorated with squirrels. The star of Life’s A Bitch is never far from my thoughts on holiday, and I just know she’s gonna love the squirrel motif since squirrels are never far from her thoughts.

Wandering along marvelling at it all, I can’t tell you how excited I then was to spot something I’ve long wanted to see for real: a Thomas Kinkade product showcase experience.

I first read about Thomas Kinkade’s art in a book about contemporary artists of the conceptual (as opposed to simply…

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