Wednesday, October 7, 2009

there's no place like home

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magnets 1

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finally back in the corner view saddle this week, just in time to show a few souvenirs of our fine state. nothing makes my day quite like a truly cheesy souvenir, and as you can see, i had no issue scoring a few tacky postcards and magnets to remind me that there's no place like home. i had my heart set on a dorothy snow globe, but no luck. there MUST be one out there. i have hope.

a few updates from around blogville - sarah from PaPaYa! e-mailed me about a fun creative challenge going on over in their world, anairam gave me a huge smile this afternoon with her word creatures, and susie is having a buy one get one sale of her gorgeous watercolors over at mishmish market. i have the owl and the cat and i loveeee them! :)

24 comments:

MODsquad said...

LOVE the postcards! The cheesier the better!

I've missed your blog... can't wait to see what's been going on!

Happy KA DAy!

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

these are awesome.
love the quirk of the cheep souvi!

Chopsticks and Spaghetti said...

Aw, now I'm getting homesick. There is a store at the Legends that sells every Wizard of Oz item possible. Last year I took women from Serbia, Armenia and Tajikistan there and they went crazy.

lori vliegen said...

you always find the best places to hang out....i love the "corner view" blog!! and, you think you've got tacky souvenir postcards?! come on down to florida....you ain't seen nothin' yet, baby! (i could easily make a reference to your doodlebutt post from the other day, i.e., tacky postcard photos of women with doodlebutts wearing bikinis....but i'll refrain)
:))

cindy said...

i love postcards!

Megan Coyle said...

I love tacky magnets :)

Inner Toddler said...

oh dorothy, that's it. I'm on the next flight to KS...
thanks for the mention too...xox

Jenjen @GottaLoveMom said...

You're very talented. Your works are colorful, engaging and definitely artsy!
Your artwork definitely leaves a lasting impression.
It's an absolute Thursday Sweet!

Jodi said...

funny. love the pics. Postcards can be so funny!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

I like your pictures ! It's a funny corner !!! Home sweet home ;)

la ninja said...

yeehaw!! very artsy (not) miss ;)

I myself got a lovely & shiny magnet depicting dorothy's red pumps + a great wicked witch to-do notebook a lovely kansas mate brought me... will try and show you soon (now I'm leaving this evil computer to go and do some sensible stuff).

but not before e-shouting "yeeeeeeeeeeeehaw" again!

likeschocolate said...

Great post cards! We drove through Kansas a couple of years ago. The only thing I remember is field after field of land that was waiting for crops to be planted in them.

L'Atelier said...

great cards!LOL
off on a trip around the world :) thanks for the links

Ian said...

I'd like to visit Kansas one day.

jane said...

hey the cheesier the better... besos!

Di said...

I love the kitsch postcards!! I had to go and buy something to post about = refused to spend £8 on a Dundee Cake so got another Dundee institution instead - the Beano Comic......our postcards have nothing on yours!

Nina Crittenden said...

I love the Oz-Some magnet! Oh, I recently found glitter in my couch...

Jeannette said...

Fantastic postcards...especially the one in the first pic. And oh...if you find the Dorothy globe..please show us. I love globes.
Have a great week Aimee!

Lori said...

great postcards- ohh I love mishmish market!:)

Kari said...

The postcards are great. Love them!

joanne said...

love all of them!

i got to see the Wizard of Oz in the theater a couple of weeks ago when they did a one-night showing in theaters to celebrate the 70th anniversary...

and since Kansas' state flower is the sunflower i have a special place in my heart for it... and have yet to visit, but must get there some day :)

aimee said...

thanks everyone! one of these days i may have to unveil my stash of plastichrome postcards from dinosaur land...

Esti said...

i love that tornado postcard! wow!

Katrina said...

i have such a soft spot for tourist postcards, especially the super cheesy retro ones. so dreamy.