Growing up, did you….

Bettie Page And Lava Lamp

Growing up, did you:

Watch reruns of the 60’s Batman show and want to dress just like Catwoman or Batgirl?

Walk to the candy store to buy comic books?

Want to be like your favorite tv moms, Morticia and Lilly?

Spend Sunday afternoon watching old black and white movies? (The Bowery Boys, Abbott and Costello, Martin and Lewis to name a few)

Watch Saturday morning shows like Josie and the Pussycats, Scoobydoo and the Banana Splits?

Did you line up around the movie theater to see Star Wars?

Did you buy your favorite clothes at a thrift shop or Goodwill?

Did you eat Jiffy Pop, Pop Rocks or Pop Tarts?

Did you go to roadside amusement parks and county fairs?

Did you go on road trips listening to you favorite tapes? (8 tracks?)

Did you try to tape your favorite songs off the radio?

Did you visit record stores and spend hours looking at the album art?

Did you go to the Spencer’s at the mall to look at the day glo posters in the black light room?

Did you have paintings of children with big eyes in your basement?

What kind of things did you do or see as a child/teen that shaped your artistic vision? I find that my subject matter for my art always finds itself revisiting things that I was interested in during my youth.

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2 responses to “Growing up, did you….

  1. Spooky, Rita–I can answer yes to every single one of those questions. My childhood Keane print now hangs next to the desk in my office. Oh, and gorgeous Bettie!

    • Rita Flores

      Thanks!!! I’m sure we went to a lot of the same places to do those things too. Even though it’s not there anymore, to this day I always remember waiting in line as long as the parking lot at the movie theatre on Rt. 4 to see Star Wars. And I’m sure we visited some of the same record stores.

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