Retro Explosion: behind the scenes

So I don’t have a clever graphic for this ongoing series yet, but this is going to be my first Behind The Scenes post – where I fill you in on what I’m working on and how I get my inspiration, what I’m listening to at the time, and generally how I get where I’m going with what I got. 😀

I’m on a [semi] secret assignment from a good friend to dye wool in a palette of 70s fugtastic amazingness.

This is pretty hilarious to me. I grew up in the 70s [I graduated in 1984, so extrapolate from there] and vividly remember disco, Harvest Gold and Avocado Kitchens, Princess House, owls, mushrooms, pyrex, Corelle, Home Interiors/Homco, the Centennial, the death of Elvis, CONVOOOY, and those gawdawful rain oil lamps with the fake classic sculptures inside them. [I had the Toot-A-Loop AM ONLY radio in the pic to the left, too]

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Source: houzz.com via Christiane on Pinterest

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Source: vintag.es via Christiane on Pinterest

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If you go to the website linked in that last pin, you’ll get to see a variety of polyester pantsuits. We were totally excited to have that option. Scary.

Here’s a soundtrack for you. Please don’t be scared. You can rollerskate along if you want.

In the 70s, we didn’t need no stinkin’ pants.

MEGAMIX.

A little funkier.

So there we have it, a little glimpse behind the scenes of what’s motivating me in the studio. If this amused you, please make sure to comment here or on Facebook and tell me! I’m off to do the Hustle now. 😉