But then last week someone told me a book called "Wit and Wisdom of Rainbow Brite" was just published, so John spent a morning driving all over town to find the ONLY Orlando Hallmark that had one, and now I feel like a big kid again.
(This art and that sentiment need to be on everything everywhere. Pillows. Purses. Tea sets.)
(YEAH I SAID "TEA SETS.")
I don't remember much/any of the Rainbow Brite cartoons, but I looooved my doll with the crinkly holographic skirt, and I still think that art style is the cutest. So even though the "wisdom" of this little book is a bit on the "friendship is sparkles!" side, it's still a fun trip down memory lane, and well worth the $10.
I should mention it's ONLY available at Hallmark shops, btw, so don't bother looking online. But as a reward for making us leave the house, Hallmark also has THIS:
And - here's where I got pretty sidetracked - all of THESE:
John: "So are you going to photograph everything in the store, or... ?"
Me: [making shooing motions] "You're blocking Kermit's light."
And getting back to Rainbow Brite:
Like all reproductions, the Twinks aren't quite as cool as the originals - but they're pretty close.
And I'll leave you with the little ACEO my friend Christie drew for me for my birthday, because it's the greatest and I like bragging on my friends:
She has $5 prints in her Etsy shop, if you want one.
Now I'm off to browse the "old 80s toys" section of Ebay. Who's with me?? :D (I have a sudden hankering for a Poochi Poodle figurine. And those little plastic poseable Care Bears - remember those? Ack, nostalgia overload.)