It was great fun listening to John Waters reading “Carsick” to me as I was painting, so much so that I was absolutely delighted when the Pygmy Hippo Shoppe requested a series of dolls based on John Waters films. It’ll give me an excuse to watch it as I paint.

Of course, the first one is “Hairspray,” which shocked me when I watched it for the first time years ago because it was nothing like “Pink Flamingos.”


This one features Tracy in the fabulous roach dress, Edna after her makeover, Wilbur with his joke shop chicken, Motormouth Maybelle, Tracy’s BFF Penny Pingleton, her beau Seaweed, and of course, the Elvis lookalike Link Larkin.