star wars thomas kinkadeRolandDeschane/Jeff Bennett

A cozy, fire-lit cottage by a bubbling brook seems like such a peaceful haven -- until it's invaded by Imperial troops!

The painter Thomas Kinkade is famous (and much derided) for his corny, cutesy renderings of bucolic country life. So, fellow artist Jeff Bennett decided to add a little action to them -- a little "Star Wars" action.

Bennett incorporated elements of the sci-fi classic into Kinkade paintings -- stormtroopers torching a cottage, walkers approaching a quiet den, a destroyer hovering ominously as unsuspecting residents probably darn socks by the fire.

Just goes to show, "Star Wars" really does make everything better.

Check out some of Bennett's work below and view more at deviantART.
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