I just finished an interesting art commission: painting a blank set of nesting dolls. It was quite different than anything I’ve done before, but surprisingly enjoyable. Another big bonus is that the recipient of the gift is an amazing photographer, and she put together this really great video. Thanks Lisa!





This last photo is from Lisa, too!

20 Responses
  1. Joel Henriques

    Thanks everybody!

    And they were purchased on Amazon, but you can find them even at craft stores usually. Just do an Amazon or Google Shopping search for "Blank Nesting Dolls" and you'll find many to choose from.

    I also used a clear water based non-toxic varnish to protect them and make them more durable. The stuff I use is Crystal Urethane by Timber Pro Coatings. I bought a small can of it at a local "Green Building Supply" store in Portland.

  2. Three Owls

    I have just found this blog~ this is brilliance….I have home learners in the house and this is a fantastically inspiring resource…thanks.

  3. Holly

    everything you seem to make is inspiring. I already handmake A LOT and your blog makes me want to make twice as much because I always leave inspired. Thanks for being here.

  4. Adrienne Brown-David

    I've given you a blog award! Stop by my blog to check it out! (that sounds like some kind of spam-type thing now that I've typed it)


  5. Patrick

    I haven't enough words in english to say how interesting I found your blog !
    Many nice and wonderful things here !

  6. Alexandra

    Wow, awesome! I love how many of them there are and how tiny they get–I remember that being important nesting doll criteria when I was a kid.