Friday, July 6, 2012

Keuken Veldt

First the Swedes bring us Ikea, now the Dutch bring us Keuken Veldt. It's a busy opening day. The manager is a little over-zealous as he shows off his new store and makes sure everyone is being helped to find "something special."

Well, the whole idea behind using the word "veldt" was that I had found a funny rhino guy from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in my son's things when we moved him back from college.  I had created this scene a little at a time over a few weeks (I've been so busy at work that I did not have time to do anything but piddle around with it) but it needed a spark. The rhino guy was my inspiration. Rhinos are on the African Veldt..hence the use of veldt, which is a Dutch word; get it? And veldt sounds like the German word Welt, as in Kitchen World...further wordplay.  To complete the joke, the rhino guy was going to be one of the shoppers. you think we could find that guy in all the boxes we brought back? Nope. There went the joke. Heck, I just decided to go with it anyway.
Some of the things on display are Barbie things I got in that huge haul I posted about recently. I painted some a more appropriate frying pans are not my thing.
The guy from the Matrix plays the store manager and Cyclops is visiting Colossus. Both guys are my son's.


  1. Hallo Doris,
    wie cool ist denn die Matrix-Figur als Verkäufer in einem Küchenladen. Kein Wunder, dass er den größten Topf verkauft hat bei so viel Dynamik.
    Liebe Grüße von Monika

    1. Hi Monika, Thanks. When my son first asked me if I wanted to use the Matrix guy, I could not imagine how that one pose could work. But then, I had this idea and his stance was perfect.
      sending some heat and love from Michigan