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Sarah Plain and Small

What a busy month! January, you have been kind to me.  In honour of this month of fun, why not an animated gif?

I made this girl (I call her Sarah Plain and Small) around the time I was making all of the “Glamerous Beauties” (sic). I feel like she is the monochromatic sister (& perpetually ignored daughter) of one of the other pageant girls who’s features, while odd on a child, will make her an amazingly beautiful adult (next to her future burnt-out beauty queen sister).  Not that I root for underdogs, or was a late bloomer or have some sort of lingering feelings about any of that.  No sir.



She don’t need no dance moves or head waggles or sissy walkin’. She just blinks and waits to grow up. Although someone pageant-related may have helped with that hair…

“Glamerous” Beauty

After watching an episode of Toddlers & Tiaras (“working”), I made this very glamorous drawing… in which I misspell “Glamorous”.

Oh, how it amuses me!  These made-up children exploited for comic value! And their terrible, terrible parents! Some of the parents on this episode were actually quite lovely and supportive and their kids were into pageants, legitimately. But one lone mother and her darling hellcat inspired the above… and the below. From such lofty inspiration as T&T, I made my first animated gif (complete with uncorrected spelling error. Le SIGH).

She her shimmer!  She’s a STAR.