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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

 

Thomas Kinkade arrested on alleged DUI.

The painter of light and morals takes a dive.
Actual description from his website:
"The moral order of God's universe is like an exquisite tapestry; the foundational values of the good life interweave in a seamless whole. In my Life Values Collection, I explore the connections between these divinely inspired values. Perseverance, the first issue, considers life as a voyage through stormy seas--a test of faith and a demonstration of God's sustaining love. Courage, my new Life Values painting, expands the metephor of a sea voyage, bringing us to the moment of divine inspiration, when God graceds us with courage beyond the merely human--the resolve we nee dto overcome any obsticle. I make full use of a vocabulary of personal artistic symbols to convey this message: God rewards our perseverance with his gift of courage. Our lone sailor has come within sight of a lighthouse; the beacon of divine love will guide him to shore. Smoke curls from the chimney of the keeper's solid brick cottage, hinting at domestic comforts within. A sublime radiance breaks through the clouds, embracing the boat in its holy light. I painted Courage at a time when I was especially grateful for God's hand of deliverance in my life. May it remind you that courage is, truly, a gift from the Almighty." [spelling as is from website.]
--Thomas Kinkade
http://www.fourmansgallery.com/products2.php3?gobtn=2&nameSeries=Life+Values
where you can buy his artwork... or rather a color copy of it starting at $230.00



Contrast that with the Thomas Kinkade ducking an employee lawsuit by declaring bankruptcy (so much for courage). The Kinkade that gets drunk and urinate on a statue of Whinnie the Pooh at Disneyland...... drunk and public pissing at Disneyland!!! There's some life values for you.
http://www.artinfo.com/news/story/34908/thomas-kinkade-arrested-for-alleged-drunk-driving/

And now the poor man is being "tested" by God with new allegations of Drunk Driving.

I never liked his art because I never believed he was sincere. It seemed he had found a niche to market too. A demographic outside the traditional art world and was exploiting it fully; a fancy color reproduction starts at $230.00. $230.00 for a color copy? (NO. It is NOT a print!) But there was no way he could walk his talk. Who could? Being dishonest, exploitive and hypocritical garnered him a lot of criticism.
But if there is any gift from the Almighty, its karma.
The world has a way of giving us back what we send out in a way that is often so humbling.
Can't wait to see what happens next.

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